Stripes & Polka Dots >> The Perfect Combo!

Hi friends! I hope you’ve had a lovely week! It’s Friday, which means we are all doing the happy dance in anticipation of the weekend!! Today we have a beautiful scrapbook layout from design team member Jessy to inspire you! I’m always a fan of mixing stripes and polka dots, so this page instantly drew me in! I really love how she brought the two contrasting patterns together by layering all of her embellishments, photo and journaling right there where the two papers connect. It’s so fabulous Jessy! Thanks for always sharing such lovely work with us!

Hello again! It’s Jessy here, and I’m with you today to share a layout that’s focused on photo inspiration. If you are familiar with my scrapping style, you’ll know that my photos always inspire me. That’s my very primary thing to do as well, to choose my photo first.

Sunshine_1With this photo, my daughter was dressed in stripes & dots. Isn’t that a perfect combo? I wanted to use those elements as my inspirations. As I was going through the Bloom collection, I was so happy to see dots and stripes patterned papers. Though it wasn’t a black and white stripes, it still worked for me. In fact, the peach striped paper balances the colors & gives a feminine touch as well. My daughter’s cardigan has a red flower on it and that’s the next inspiration for my embellishments. And of course, I just had to include those beautiful Bloom die-cut flowers on my layout. Just perfect! To give a subtler look to the peach striped paper, I decided to use one of my Sizzix floral dies. What a great way to connect the two patterned papers together.


I also used gesso to spread all around the layout to create a whitewashed background. That way you can tone down the background papers.

Sunshine_3Thanks for letting me share a little creative process thought that will help you in creating a meaningful layout & spark tons of ideas too! Have a great week! Xoxo Jessy

Happy Friday!


Supplies Used >> Maggie Holmes Bloom Collection  Also HERE / Bloom Ephemera Die Cuts (Similar) / Bloom Silicone Rubber Shapes / Bloom 12×12 Patterned Paper Pad  / Bloom Accent Stickers / Bloom Patterned Paper: Wonderful, Ribbons / Bloom Puffy Phrase & Accents / Sizzix Big Shot Plus / Sizzix Bigz Die Garden Bloom (Similar) / Sizzix Thinlits Enchanting Blossom (Similar) / White Gesso

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  • ReScu
    May 13, 2016 at 6:32 am

    I love polka dot & stripes. What a beautiful layout and your daughter is adorable!

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