Friends – Layout by Ezmé Hartman

Friends - Layout by Ezmé Hartman

Hi there dear 49 and Market fans!

August is Woman’s Month here in South Africa with 9 August Woman’s Day, a public holiday. This is when we focus on strong inspirational women, who we look up to, are inspired by, and also just love because we are all women! Yellow has always been a challenge for me, I do not why, so I decided to push my boundaries a bit with this layout and used the Vintage Artistry Butter collection.

I love this photo of my friends; they are very special to me and the yellow in the photograph convinced me to go big on the yellow! I hope you like it.

Friends - Layout by Ezmé Hartman

I used the Mellow and Sachet to create my background. I trimmed the Mellow paper to 11,5” x 11,5” and distressed it. And punch a bit with a scalloped punch. To pick up on the swirls in the paper, I stenciled with gold paste and added Rub-on Transfers and color (Faded Jeans Distress Ink) to create depth. I tore the paper two-thirds down horizontally and “inserted” the 2 lace strips, overlapping one another.

Friends - Layout by Ezmé Hartman

I normally do not use this photo size, but I wanted the frame from the laser cut sheet as an accent on top of the photograph. I raised it with foam tape and layer almost everything on the two laser-cut sheets behind the photograph to create a layered look.

Friends - Layout by Ezmé Hartman

On the left side, I created an embellishment collage with the clock, flowers, and camera. Some elements are raised with foam tape. The chipboard title fits perfectly below it all.

Friends - Layout by Ezmé Hartman

By now I was totally into the buttery warm yellow! On the righthand side, I went wild with flowers and butterflies! I think I got quite carried away!

Friends - Layout by Ezmé Hartman

When I stood back and admired my handy work, I couldn’t believe I had such a thing about yellow! Although it is a very busy layout, I am happy with the outcome.

49 and Market products:

VAC-32600 Vintage Artistry Butter - Mellow
Vintage Artistry Butter
VAC-32587 Vintage Artistry Butter - Sachet
Vintage Artistry Butter

Vintage Artistry Butter
Bonus Laser Cut

Vintage Artistry Essentials
VAC-33362 Vintage Artistry Butter / Lilac Rub-On Transfers
VA Butter / Lilac

Royal Spray

And that is it! Thank you so much for stopping by, I hope you found a little inspiration here!