Monday, October 14, 2013

Chevron Tutorial: My Creative Scrapbook

Hello, everyone.  Today, I have a layout and a few tips and tricks using some "difficult" paper from the Feels Like Home collection from Little Yellow Bicycle. This collection was included in the cozy October kit at My Creative Scrapbook.

For my layout, I started with this piece of paper. (Note: the gingham is the print on the reverse side). 

I rotated the paper 90 degrees so that the banners were at the top, but I wasn't sure what to do about the image of the big blue chair. It was too ornate for the casual look of the photos I wanted to use. 

I loved the pretty patterns and colors of this chevron paper and thought it could work with my photos, but the paper was rather dark. 

To lighten the look of the chevron paper, I cut it apart.    

I arranged the chevrons to cover the chair, allowing some of the lighter background paper to peek through each row.  

I added a bit of stitching with white thread for a bit of texture and contrast. 

A few white journaling strips at the bottom bring more light to the page and help break up the strong chevron pattern. 

I added three photos, with bingo cards tucked under each to help draw the eyes around the page. At the top, I added a title and a few embellishments. A nice transformation, I think!

Thanks for much for stopping by. I hope you have a great week!


  1. Super cute, Izzy! Your DS is growing up!

  2. So clever!! I love love love love this!!!! LOVING what you did with that chevron paper!!!!

  3. The LYB looks great on your page Izzy, and I love how you created the chevron pattern to cover up the chair image on the background paper!

  4. Very cool how you made these papers work for you! And my goodness, your stitching is perfection! wow! Fantastic design, Izzy! And thanks for leaving all the love on my blog last week. You're the best :)

  5. WOW!! LOVE how you designed this, and love all the detail photos! Awesome post!

  6. Ahh love how you used these papers and made it light. Beautiful!

  7. That is fantastic and so clever! I would have totally struggled with such 'difficult' paper. With paper like this, I'd love to know how the manufacturer/designer intended it to be used.


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