Creating starbursts out of patterned paper is a popular trend right now, one that I wanted to try myself. I had the perfect opportunity with the layout below. It seemed like such a great way to use the long patterned paper scraps left over from previous pages created with the kit. At first I set the page up with the starburst design at the top,
but it seemed too orderly, and I didn't know where to put my title. The thin white lettering that I planned to use would be lost over the colorful patterned paper rays. Turning the page sideways would leave me with a better place to put the title as well as more room for embellishments along the bottom...
especially after adding a rectangle of patterned paper and large doily.
Finally my photo would have somewhere to rest:
It comes together little by little:
And eventually ends up like this:
I added chipboard letters, flowers and an envelope from my stash to complete this page. All of the patterned papers, stickers, chipboard banners, tags, and baker's twine are from Scraptastic's August kit, The Story Begins.
This is one of my favorite parts of the page:
Two of the chipboard banner pieces, covered with patterned paper, layered for a very dimensional looking addition to my title. It's a small detail but I love how it appears as if the banner is wrapping itself around the two hearts.
Next Sunday I'll have another page with these pretty papers from Echo Park's Everyday Eclectic, and it's a Disney layout!