Friday, January 25, 2019

Plaids & Dotty Bella Blvd Scrapbook Layout

Plaids and Dotty is the perfect collection either as a stand-alone collection or as a complement to other collections.  With simple designs and all the fabulous Bella Blvd colors, it's a tremendous addition to your crafting supplies.  I have already used it in conjunction with other collections but today I wanted to showcase it on it's own, focusing specifically on the plaid side of things!  I was immediately drawn to going down a rainbow path, so I decided to run with that! Let's take a look at what I created!
Plaids & Dotty Rainbow Layout for Bella Blvd by Christine Meyer
One thing that may jump out to you immediately, and makes this collection different, is the different scale on the Plaids.  They aren't all the same, so although they coordinate, you aren't getting all the exact same pattern with just different colors.  This led me to design a little differently as I created this.  I initially thought I'd put everything on straight and have a "quilted" look.  BUT as I was just haphazardly placing the triangles on, I noticed that the different scales lended itself nicely to a little bit of a messier (for lack of a better word) look.  So I took a chance and am so happy I did!
I also used a cut file to create a big title focal point!
Backing the cut file with black really made it pop and allowed me to bring in more black throughout the layout - even going with a black cardstock base.
You can also see I brought in lots of enamel dots that coordinated from the Heart Hugs sets and just placed a few in each color area.
Finally I brought in lots of black hearts from various Heart Hugs sets.  As I was debating how to embellish and pulled these out, I just knew a row of the black ones would be a great contrast and help to bring in one final touch of black.
Want to see how this whole thing came together? You can check it out in the video below:

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