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Layout Friday with Melissa

Hello, lovelies! Melissa here with a layout for you all. When I first started crafting, I started by scrap booking. Since then, I have evolved into cards, home decor, altered art, etc. I haven't done a traditional scrap layout in quite some time. So, today I have a single photo shadowbox frame to share with you. You can make these in any size you want as long as that size frame is available. The bigger the frame, the more photos you will be able to add.

Tip: Distress the edges of your photo and papers to add interest. I used the edge of my scissors, and then inked everything in brown ink. It really makes things pop, especially when you don't have a large area to work with.

Here is my final layout prior to being put in the frame. I wanted you to be able to see it without a glass glare.

Then here it is in the shadowbox frame. I'm sorry for the glare, but there was really no way to avoid it.

  • Papers - Recollections Sweetest Thing
  • Cardstock - Close To My Heart Avonlee, Kraft
  • Recollections swirl bling and leather adhesive backed flowers
  • Sentiment stamp is from Close To My Heart, but I am unsure of the name of the set
  • Ink - CTMH chocolate 

I think the hardest part of this entire project was deciding what papers to use. From there I just started to distress and layer. The bling were bits and pieces from various swirl designs left over from other projects. I rarely use bling as is, because I feel like you get more mileage out of them if you piece them here and there as needed.

As always, thank you so much for stopping by! If you have any questions, please let me know.


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