When I look back over my 6.5 years of Scrapbooking, I think I can honestly say, that I have only cut my photos into shapes other than squares or rectangles, about a max of 3 times. I was never into the whole shaped photo thing and the ones that I did cut into shapes, were circles. Well, when I saw this week's challenge at Studio Calico, hosted by Kelly Purkey, I thought it was time to give it a try. Kelly's challenge, was to use Hexagon shaped photos and I thought, "if Kelly Purkey is cutting her photos into hexagons, then I'm gonna give it a try too"!! And guess what? I ended up loving the end result. The photos I picked worked perfectly for the Hexagon shape and it gave me a quick and easy design for my layout.
I used my Desktop Publishing program to create the Hexagon shape around my photos. Then I just printed them and cut out the shapes. And I decided this would be a fun layout to add some Hexagon confetti to for the Three Cool Chicks workshop. One of the trends they spotlighted during the workshop was confetti, so I just used my Cricut to cut the smaller Hexagon shapes and placed them around the larger shapes.
I hope you will have a little fun with your next layout! Maybe Hexagon shaped photos aren't for you, but maybe find a new trend or technique that looks exciting and give it a try. Who knows, you might end up loving it!!
Patterned Paper: Studio Calico
Smooch Spritz: Clear Snap
Brads: The Paper Studio
Washi Tape: SEI & K&Company
Thickers: American Crafts
Font: CK Journaling & Abadi MT Condensed Extra Bold
Other: Tag & Staples