Aug 15, 2012

We Jamexican

The next several layouts you will see from me are from our second trip to Jamaica. This time around was way better cause both Steve and I managed to not get sick! It was a fantastic trip and because we had already been to Jamaica the year before, we didn't have the need to cram all kinds of sightseeing into this trip. It was way more relaxing!

We stayed at the same resort as we did the last time because it was a nice resort and we loved being able to spend time at the sister resort down the road. They had the best Mexican restaurant at the sister resort! I think we went 3 times this trip. We joked about it being not just Mexican food but Mexican food with Jamaican flair thrown in here and there so we called it Jamexican. And that is where the title we this layout came from.

This layout was so much fun!  I managed to use the left over bits after cutting out the large circle to cut out little circles to place around the rest of my layout.  Some of them were even popped up with foam dots for dimension.  And then came the heart.  I really wanted the heart to stand out but the pink felt heart I was using just seemed lost.  So I mounted it on blue cardstock but it still seemed lost.  So I broke out the washi tape and made a fun and easy ruffle.  There now it popped!  I repeated the ruffle in the middle of the layout to add some balance and more dimension and using the washi tape sure made it easy.  If you have never done it, it's simple really!  I started by tucking one end under picture and then loop up and stick down to the cardstock.  Don't be concerned about keeping everything straight and even, it looks better if it isn't.  In fact, I wanted mine to look wavy so I deliberately made it more so.  Be careful not to let you loops stick together and keep going all the way to the end where you can cut it any way you like - I did pennant style. Now go back and push all your loops down.  Tada!

Supplies: Patterned Paper: American Crafts - Magarita Collection; Cardstock: Bazills; Alphabet Stickers: American Crafts Thickers; Embellishments: Felt, Washi Tape, Glass Beads, Embroidery Thread, and Chipboard Elements; Sketch: Sketches for Scrapbooking.


okanogangirl said...

I LOVE how you did the heart on this page! Fantastic!!! I'm pinning this for future needs with a 2 page sketch. Awesome!

Jojorenee said...

Cool layout!