Deconstructed Layout #8 The Grad | The Flamingo Chronicals: Deconstructed Layout #8 The Grad

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Deconstructed Layout #8 The Grad

Hi everyone, it's Anita here today with another Deconstructed Layout for Frosted Designs.

I am so excited about this series of tutorials and I hope that you are enjoying them too!!

Almost all of my yummy products on today's project can be found in the 
Frosted Designs Store- so be sure to hop on over and have a look!

Here is a look at my project today.

I had two goals in mind with this layout;

1. use the tiny photo to advantage and 2. use up some paper scraps that I had
I started by adding some detail in the upper corner using my Confetti Stencil from Heidi Swapp, VersaMark, and the new Lindy's Stamp Gang Embossing Powders- all of which are available in the store.

To use up the paper scraps, I trimmed them to 3/4" wide x 3 1/2", then cut a notch in one end. I inked them all using the same color to make them a little more uniform. I applied a strip of double stick tape across the page 1/2" BELOW where I wanted the top of the border to be, and applied the first/bottom row. I added a second strip of tape above the first row, a little closer to where I wanted the top to be, and added the second/top row. I cut some of them shorter to give it more interest. When I was done, I sewed straight across, above the lines of tape, and added a punched strip of cardstock.

To make my photo more visible against the colors I used on the background, I used the same contrasting color all around the photo. The photo mats and the die-cut stickers are from the Prima Princess collection. By using the same color ink on everything, all the little details around the photo blend together, which allows the photo to stand out. I even used the same color ink on the Confetti Heart chipboards.

The alphas from the Prima collection were not quite the right color, so I put them on a piece of acetate and used the same color ink on them.

There you have it. I hope you enjoyed today's Deconstructed Layout.

I have new projects for this series up on the Second and Fourth Tuesdays of the month, so please check back.

Have you linked up for our current challenge?

Megan has a Bingo inspired challenge going on and you have until the 20th of June to link up!


  1. Love your layout!! The layered banners are so cool!!!

  2. Such a wonderful layout! I love it! Great job! xo

  3. What a beautiful layout, these banners are so cute!
    Lovely work, I'm so happy to be with you at Frosted Designs DT :)


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