Hi there and Happy Thanksgiving to all of you here in the U.S.! With the feeling of gratitude in the air, I made this quick layout using only one large stencil. I love using lots of layers, different media and over embellishing, but wanted this page to be about the story.
I used the stencil below in 12×12, but there is also a 6×6 one. I thought this stencil would be great to bring focus to the photo in the middle and to be able to use the lines as a loose guide for my journaling.
I started with just a plain piece of white cardstock and some gold mist.
I chose the gold because it looked great with the photo and also to symbolize my children being the treasure in my life. Cheesy, maybe…but true!
After the mist dried I trimmed my photo. I had actually created it in the shape of a circle using Photoshop which helped me trim it more carefully.
I also added this glitter word phrase sticker, stitching it down to secure it in alignment of the curve of the stencil.
I loosely planned out the length of my journaling, so I would know how small to write, adjusting at the end of each line. It worked out pretty perfectly.
I added some lime green thread that was sitting on my desk in a messy ball under the photo before adhering it down. The color matched the sea oats in the photo and I can’t help using something that is just sitting around waiting for the ideal place to be used!
Sometimes one stencil can make a big impact and help give an important story an awesome background! Thanks for stopping by the blog today!
You can follow the links below to the stencils I used.
The Crafter’s Workshop Design Team Member