I have used those little paper flags (you know the ones you can get to stick into food?) on my layout completely intact and also cut and framed using Photo Slides. I've coloured them black with a paint pen and after adhering them to my layout (using foam tape here and there) I have journalled around them with a white gel pen.
I've created a frame around my layout using Jenni's Bracket Frame. I have taken some of the inner frames, leaving them nested, and painted them a bold red. I then machine stitched them onto my layout in a large circular motion and then I outlined around the outer edges with a black marker.
This large frame, with it's lovely shape really breaks up the straight edges of the many squares and rectangles on the layout. :)
This is one of those layouts that is hard to "capture" on film - as it looks much nicer in real life! I based my layout on this month's challenge at "Once Upon A... Sketch".
I have used all sorts of goodies on this one, such as crochet doilies, ribbon, trim, lace, fabric, bling, gesso, paint, ink, chalk, transparencies, stamps, washi... and last but certainly not least - 2Crafty chipboard! In total I've used four different 2Crafty products on this layout. Let's have a closer look...
Above my photo, I've used a tab from the assorted tabs pack. This has been lightly gessoed, part of my title has been stuck onto it, I've journalled on it (one word - Yay!) and it's been stapled beneath my photo.
I've adhered a Retro Stem to the bottom right of this photo and there's another Retro Stem at the top left of my layout too. These have been very lightly brushed with gesso. You can see the raw chipboard through the rough brushstrokes there. I think it looks kinda cool! :)
I've used eight super cute Bubble Fish here on my layout. One of the fish was cut into three pieces (sorry fishy!) and you can spot him at the very top, the very bottom and the top left. :)
I have used the circular sections which come in the Suns pack. I've mixed paint on each for a marbled effect, finishing off with some doodling in black pen.
I just love these Funky Frames! I've gessoed and doodled around one with a black gel pen and paint pen. I have also decorated it with some adhesive pearls.
Lastly I've used some Wavy Borders cut up, on the top of my layout. I've used the same technique on these as I did with the "Suns", mentioned above. :)