You & Me Layout at Jennifer Grace Creates

You And Me Layout

As previously mentioned in my Storytelling Sunday post, it’s my husband and I’s 4th anniversary this month. So when I saw the current challenge at the My Mind’s Eye blog, to use brads in an inventive way, I thought I should scrapbook a photo from my selection of wedding photos, that are part of my my ever growing ‘to scrap’ pile.

I used my brads to make a jewel-encrusted heart, and to tie a twine line along the base of my layout to make the title stand out:

You & Me Layout at Jennifer Grace Creates

Supplies: Bazzill Basics ‘Carob’ Cardstock, My Mind’s Eye Stella & Rose Hattie ‘Boy’ Tapestry Paper, Gertie Title,  Lost & Found 2 Rosy and Miss Caroline Dolled Up Brads, Kraft Funday Twine, Rosy 6×6 Papers, 3D Foam Tape, Silver and Gold Glitter, Black Gel Pen, Hole Punch, Gold Acrylic Paint, PVA Glue.

To make the heart I cut a 3 inch cardstock heart using my Slice cutter:

I stuck 3D foam tape along it, with 3 layers of tape in the centre, 2 on the next line along, and 1 layer at the edge, to give the heart some shape:

I peeled off the top layer of the tape to reveal the sticky part, pierced holes, and attached brads all over the heart:

Once all the brads were attached I filled in the gaps with some loose silver and gold glitter. There were a couple of patches where the glitter hadn’t stuck very well to the tape, so I dotted on a bit of Glossy Accents, and added some more glitter on top. And I decorated the edge of the heart by painting it with gold acrylic paint and sprinkling glitter on while the paint was still wet – acrylic paint is a good adhesive.

The MME Rosy brads look gorgeous in their sparkly setting:

I also wanted to use confetti on this page, as it seems to be a bit of a trend at the moment, and it’s very fitting for a wedding page! So, I layered some on top of these green sunburst style shapes – which were part of the ‘You & Me’ My Mind’s Eye title that I cut up.

I used a hole punch to make lots of confetti circles from MME Rosy paper, and stuck a couple of rows carefully on top of the sunburst shapes, to make sure the words were covered and the colours were spaced out:

And then I used PVA glue to heap a random selection of the confetti circles on top, and around the edge of the sunbursts:

I think the layout has got the romantic, happy feel that I was aiming for!

Have you thought about different ways of using brads on your layouts? Have you tried the confetti technique?

I’m to my Nanny’s house for a couple of days now, so I’ll see you again later in the week!

Jennifer x

  • That heart really does have a special something! I like it very much indeed

    May 14, 2012 at 12:25 pm
  • Great LO. Love what you did with the heart.

    May 14, 2012 at 3:16 pm
  • What a clever idea, I love the brad covered heart. It’s a brilliant layout, so pretty and the confetti just finishes it off!

    May 14, 2012 at 6:09 pm
  • what a lovely idea Jennifer. your heart looks like it’s full of precious gems. Gorgeous layout x

    May 14, 2012 at 7:30 pm
  • This is a beautiful layout, the heart looks great x

    May 14, 2012 at 9:42 pm
  • wow jennifer, that page is lovely.Got your parcel today. Many many thanks, the girls are already flicking through them LOL.have a good time at the housec

    May 15, 2012 at 7:44 am
  • Your heart is lovely – with a pin at the back, it would make a stunning brooch! Your page is so very graceful and I love the olours.

    May 16, 2012 at 9:29 pm
  • That heart is stunning! Well done!

    May 17, 2012 at 7:57 pm

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