I wanted to scrap these lovely school photos of Heidi this year. Because they are a posed, formal type shot, I decided to not "go crazy" but roll with the clean lines. I still wanted to inject some colour and "fun-ness" too and I did this with the aid of 2Crafty's awesome chipboard frame. :)
So here's what I used;
1. Scallop Square Frame Overlay - This is awesome! I love these frames!! So I have left the frame in its' raw state and I've used a mix of patterned paper (majority from a 6" x 6" paper pad) by turning each selected paper upside down and outlining the inside of each shape on the chipboard frame. Sounds time consuming? It really isn't! This only takes a matter of minutes, then roughly cut around the outside edges (leaving a bit of a gap so there's enough paper to adhere to the chipboard) and adhere to the underside of the frame! I adhered each paper by applying liquid glue to the back of the frame (not the paper - much cleaner this way) then lowered the frame onto each cut-out shape.
I then highlighted each non-patterned or subtly patterned papered scallop with matching coloured bling... for just a touch of girly prettiness. :)
2. In the Blink of an Eye mini title - This title was very fitting for this layout about my "baby" turned "reception pre-school girl". I have coloured the title with a brown American Crafts slick writer, and outlined the insides with a yellow Uniball gel pen.
3. Chevron Bits - I have punched out most of these chevies and I've cut up the negative chipboard piece in two, backed it with white cardstock for contrast, and placed it diagonally on my layout, to break up the right angles and to signify the "growing up" theme too.
I have left the frame raw, and I've poked out three chevron arrows, covered them with coordinating patterned paper and then adhered them back into their negative "home" - a bit like a jigsaw piece!
I covered a couple more chevron arrows in contrasting patterned papers and adhered them to the bottom right of my layout (see above photo).