When we asked Kelly Goree to make a project featuring a trendy technique, we had no idea what she had in store for us. Instead of focusing on just one trend, Kelly went above and beyond and incorporated seven inspiring techniques on a single layout! Needless to say, we were blown away by her creativity and we’re positive you will be too!
Kelly: I have a confession: I am admittedly not overly trendy when it comes to my scrapbooking though I do try and incorporate the occasional “new hot thing” every once in a while. However, that doesn’t mean I don’t have a Pinterest account and see and LOVE some current trends! Just some of those that I have been noticing include gorgeous multi-layers (especially in photo matting), ink splatters, chevrons & arrows, Silhouette negative cuts AND die-cuts, fresh color combos like aqua & orange or yellow & grey, flair (both real and digital), and metallics. So I decided to challenge myself and see just how many of those fun trends I could use on just ONE layout (without it going over the edge! ;))
For this project about one of my favorite vacay photos ever, I used the gorgeous Carte Postale line and honed right in on the aqua and orange (trend #1!) papers in that collection. I definitely wanted to layer color under my fun photo, so I selected an accent color of yellow and created a banner with edges that I curved up for added texture (trend #2! I’m on a roll!).
And if you have seen the new Carte Postale wood veneer shapes, you’d have to have used those too! So I did! I grabbed up the cute geotag and the chevrons (wait – a trend within a trend! Does that count for 3, 4 AND 5?!), inked them with a bit of chalk ink and added them for a fun accent. And as my friend Mary Kay told me, flair is the new “flowers for boys” so I had to add a bit of it on there, too. I thought it looked really cute as the “O” in “explore” and gave me one more trend to add to my list (I think we’re up to 6!).
And finally…because I’ve always wanted to try it and fellow BG gal Marinette makes it look SO cool, I broke out my mists and added a few splatters. I so obviously need practice and I won’t tell you about the mess I made, but it did finish up my layout with a total of SEVEN (whoot!) trends! I promise I won’t ever do that many again, but I hope that it’s inspired you to do something a little different yourself!
Tell us your favorite trend right now and we’ll send someone the brand new Carte Postale collection pack to play with.
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