Right Here by Kim Arnold

Right Here by Kim Arnold

Right Here by Kim Arnold

I used this month’s sketch as my inspiration for this project. The sketches in the challenge are amazing and so inspiring. I also like to often use more than one photo when I scrap, so these sketches are perfect.

February Sketch
I choose to use the Vintage Artistry Everyday range as the base of this layout, but changed it up by adding a splash of blue with the Vintage Artistry Sky/Navy transfers which I think really changed the look of the final layout.

Right Here by Kim Arnold

I truly love the collage stacks, laser-cut elements from the collection packs, and the stitched frames – it’s a tough call, but I think they are my favourite go-to product! Even before I joined the team, I had multiple packs of these in my stash. I have layered items from the VA Natural Collage Stack, VA Everyday laser-cut elements, and a Natural stitched frame to create the focal point for my photos.

Right Here by Kim Arnold

I then added a branch from the VA Everyday laser-cut elements in the bottom left corner with two Sugar Posies Butterscotch flowers. I think these flowers are such a great neutral colour to be used on “boy” layouts.
I originally finished the layout with some of the phrases from the VA Everyday laser cut elements, some loosely curled sewing thread, and some splashes of gold ink. However, I often re-visit layouts at my next crafting session and decide whether the layout needs something else to be finished. Does anyone else do that?

Right Here by Kim Arnold

This time, when I came back to this layout, I decided that it would benefit from some more blue. There is a touch of blue in the VA Everyday – Solitude paper, but I think the Navy Rub-on Transfers really pull the layout together. I placed various rub-ons around the layout, including the amazing “priceless moments” one in the top right-hand corner. Finally, I added some of the glossy dots from the Wedgewood Layers Embellishments to the lower-left corner. Then I knew it was done.

49 and Market products:

VAE-33201 Vintage Artistry Everyday - Solitude
Vintage Artistry Everyday
Solitude

Vintage Artistry Everyday
Bonus Laser Cut
VAC-32174-Natural-Collage-Stack-Set
Vintage Artistry Natural
Collage Stack
VAC-32181-Natural-Stitched-Frames
Vintage Artistry Natural
Stitch Frame
VAW-33140 Wedgewood Layered Embellishments
Wegdewood
Layered Embellishments
SUG-32433-Sugar-Posies-Butterscotch
Sugar Posies
Butterscotch
VAC-33386 Vintage Artistry Sky / Navy Rub-On Transfers
VA Sky / Navy
Rub-Ons

Don’t forget your journaling. When you return to look at layouts in the years to come, it is the journaling that will be most special to you.
Kim x