March 27, 2013

Trends | Feathers

The layout I have to share with you today is using a bit of old mixed in with a bit of new! I have had this photo and these patterned papers together for a very long time. We won't ask how long!!!  I found them together and decided that I should sit down and take the time to finally scrap this photo of my niece when we went on vacation together a few years ago. I love this photo of her! It really captures her personality. She still loves to pick up things she finds outside, no matter what it might be, and examine it! She has been known, relatively recently I might add, to have tried to pick up a snake that she thought was a big worm!!! LOL!!!


Now let's talk about the old and the new that I mentioned above. The patterned papers I used are from Crate Paper and are from various collections. I used some decorative scissors to trim around the outside edge of the green paper. Using these papers was the old I was talking about. 

The new is the fun feathers I cut from the paper using my Silhouette Cameo. The cut image I used is Feather's Set by Emilee Stucky. I wasn't too sure how I felt about the trend, but having a photo of someone holding an actual feather helped me jump ship! I am loving this look. They are a rather neutral image to add and due to the nature of their shape they add a wonderful organic feel to the layout. If you look closely, you will notice that the feathers are cut from the same paper as the base of the layout.  When I mat a layout like this, I frequently cut out the middle of the background/base paper and save it to use for other layouts or in this case to use for cutting out the feathers. 

Something else that is new on here is that gorgeous doily border punch! I first saw this on layout by Nicole Doiron and I knew I had to have one. That was months ago. I finally found one when I was in Cleveland at a super cool craft store called Pat Catan's! I am pretty sure I will return there frequently, but let's not tell my husband how often!!!


I finished off the layout using a combination of stickers from Little Yellow Bicycle and Pebbles.


So are you using feathers on your layout? If so, what kind? Are you die cutting them, hand cutting them or using real one? I'd love if you would link me up to one of your projects using them!

Hugs Juliana 17turtles

8 comments:

  1. love the feathers you created! awesome

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  2. Wow wow wowwwwwwwwwwww! This is gorgeous! LOVING the colors, the feathers and loveeeeeeeeeee that photo!!!

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  3. Love that adorable photo Juliana, and you used the feathers perfectly!! I want to incorporate the trend into more of my layouts, but I still haven't figured out how to do it yet! :) Love your mix of old and new on this one!

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  4. Wonderful photo and page! I Loooove the feather trend!!

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  5. Beautiful, Juliana! I bought a feather stamp, but I haven't yet used it. I need to do that before they go out of style!

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  6. LOVE it and the doily strip on the edge too!

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JULIANA