03 May, 2021

Stick It Down May DT Layout (Single Page Team)

Hello Lovelies!

It's Stick It Down time once again and this one REALLY challenged me.  I don't mean in a bad way, just I have a few design elements that make me a bit twitchy!  A page split vertically in exactly half or diagonally!

It reminded me of a the beginnings of a "blind scrap" page when you are given step by step instructions without know what your page will look like at the end.  I remembered I had this incomplete one from a few years ago.  


It was incomplete because I really REALLY didn't like the direction it was taking.  I already kinda cheated with picking 2 similar papers and added a frame around the edges, but I also didn't like the way the photos were separated.

Co-incidentally, the "product Focus" for May over at Rediscover Your Stash Facebook Group is unfinished projects, so it was meant to be and I needed to finish it.
First step was removing the photos, mats and the circle in the corner. (Thanks for the Un-Du, Columbus Trading!).  I wasn't feeling the story either.
I opted for a story about making masks for my nieces last year.  The colours were perfect and the rainbow pattern on the outer border is perfect for a Covid story.

I needed to mirror image the sketch since the adhesive left stains behind and I hid the most obvious i the top left corner.  The hexies in the sketch are represented by the origami mask (yes i know the pleats are upside down!)


I did a HUGE title enjoying all the sparkly thickers.  ("Teta" means "Aunty" in Ukrainian, BTW!)


I wanted to increase the horizontal element by using a block of paper i could journal on, and even managed to stuff in a cut apart in my scrap box in the right colours and phrase! 


Some embellie clusters were also essential.  Shockingly pared back for me! 



When the Going Gets Tough, Teta Gets Sewing

Love, and Stick It Down!



  1. Oh, I completely understand that feeling of being challenged by a design element! It's part of what makes crafting so exciting, right? I love how you revisited your incomplete project and turned it into something so meaningful with the story about making masks. Such a great way to document these times.

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