Saturday, June 1, 2013

Noted: A Modern Mercantile layout

It's Natalie here today sharing with you a recent layout I created. Have I said before how much I love the Modern Mercantile collection? I'm sure I've mentioned it a time or two or a hundred ;-) What I love most is how many different directions you can take it. When you look at it as a whole it seems a happy Spring-time range with all it's browns, greens and yellows. But by focusing just on the neutrals and a touch of blue I've created this layout with quite an airy ethereal vibe.

One of the current staples in my scrapbooking style is multiple photo mats. I love to layer them up with foam tape between them to create some dimension. I found that it's real easy to have a multitude of coordinating papers with a small-scale print by cutting apart the Etcetera paper. I count that as a moment of inspiration!

On this relatively monotone layout I knew it was going to be important to have some focal points of contrast. For a start I was able to achieve this by using the new Printers Block Alpha Rubons for my title. They're my absolute favourite! I can only hope Jenni's going to come out with these in every colour of the rainbow in the next release because I'm never going to have enough! I also used some Rubon stars from the Canning Jar Fun pack to create balance in the opposite corner.

How are you using your Modern Mercantile? Seasonal layouts or something else? We'd love it if you shared your projects in our gallery so we can all be inspired :-)

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  1. this is truly beautiful Natalie! love it all - the sweet details - the matting - the colors - the vellum - the journaling ... truly beautiful