I love it when I find old pictures of my nephews and nieces. It’s bittersweet. He is 14 now and so tall; he’s just as sweet and wonderful, though. He was 3 in this picture. It’s one of my favorites, the way he’s looking right at the camera. I can dote on him all day! Let’s get into how this page came about!
I started off with getting my papers together. I grabbed Bonsai Green, Habenero Red, and Wedding Cake White, along with some patterned papers from Miss Kate. One of my favorite shapes is the hexagon, so when I’m not entirely sure what I want to do, I go with hexagons and I pulled out my punch!
Using a 1.5-inch hexagon punch, I punched out 5 of each pattern, and also 5 of the Bonsai Green and the Habenero Red.
I wanted the white background, but I wanted to make sure I broke that up some. There’s a lot of white in some of those patterns, so I cut the White Wedding Cake paper back about 1/2 inch and backed it with the Bonsai Green. Then I gathered my photo and my hexagons…
For my photo, I used all three colors and layered my photo with them. I wasn’t sure how I wanted the hexagons, but I knew I wanted my photo on the right side. I started laying out the hexagons, starting on the left. I would only set a line through the middle and leave it simple, ’cause I’m so good at doing simple.
The hexagons took on a life of their own. I laid them all out, moved them around until I liked this design. Took up some white space, as well as not simple. The one line looked to clean for me. Using Score Tape, I attached all the hexagons. To add some dimension, I used Darice Foam adhesive and popped up my photo. This also will allow me the ability to tuck any embellishments later on if I wanted.
I pulled out some coordinating Tags, wood veneers, epoxy flair, and a few other pieces. I tucked the tags behind the photo, laid out my wood veneer, flair, and added some acrylic stars.
After everything was glued down, I added my all-time favorite embellishment, Nuvo Drops! I used 5 different colors and placed them around the layout, perhaps a little heavy-handed, but I love them. I left the wood veneer in its natural state. Usually, I would color them in or use Nuvo to color them. But I liked the organic look it brought to this page.
I am thrilled with how this layout came out. I had a sketch on standby cause you just never know how or where a layout will take you. And I am a firm believer in there is never too much Nuvo. Perhaps one day, I will actually stick to a simple page. I always try, and as my sister tells me, I am a maximalist, not a minimalist 🙂
I hope to try a version of this, or try hexagons! Perhaps use the Red, White, and Green in a nontraditional way! I would love to see it! Please post your projects below!