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Friday, April 27, 2012

new, hexes

I made this layout in response to the April My Mind's Eye blog challenge to use hexagons on a layout.

I used several different My Mind's Eye papers for this page and cut out hexagons, and stitched along each side.  I see papers from Lost and Found, Lime Twist, and Stella and Rose on this page. I scattered the hexies around the layout and used them as a foundation to frame embellishments.
This page is all about our "new year" this past September -- all in one month we had a new  house, a new city, a new school, new grades for the girls, new teachers, new friends, AND a new baby! It was an exciting month! 

I stitched around one of the hearts in a converstion bubble from Lime Twist, and embroidered a hexagon on the background cardstock to tack some journalling flags in place. The sweet little bird is holding a knot of thread in his beak.

I folded an envelop out of MME ledger paper and sealed it with a heart. I love the way the baby onesie really jumps out when placed on that fantastic lime green and white chevron paper from the Lime Twist collection! 

I fussy cut a frame into a hexagon and then date stamped the month into the frame.

A portion of an over-sized hexagon holds the title.
The numeral grid paper was a perfect way to subtly indicate the girls' age by stitching a box around the appropriate number. I punched a small circle out of some lime green MME paper and added a round number sticker and placed the little accent on a pop dot to show what grade each daughter was entering into.

This was a fun challenge! I have long admired hexies in quilts but had not yet used them on a scrapbook page. I am glad I was able to use this MME challenge as motivation to finally try them out!

Supplies: Cardstock (Bazzil); patterned paper (My Mind's Eye); vellum (the Paper Studio); chipboard (Maya Road); tag (Making Memories, Avery); punch (Martha Stewart, Recollections); stamp (American Crafts); paper clips (Tim Holtz); letter stickers (Making Memories); tiny attachers (Tim Holts)







2 comments:

favouriteworkofart said...

beautiful

Irma said...

I was (and still am) a big fan of your work Ashley. But I was giving up hope when your previous blog was left abandoned ;) so imagine my surprize when I stumbled upon your work on flickr. Yay! So hapy that you started scrapping again! I can't believe how big your girls have gotten :O
Just wanted to drop you a quick note ;)
Irma