Friday, March 21, 2014

#Adorbs | Silhouette

I have a new layout to share with you today, that was posted on the Silhouette Blog earlier this week.  I normally work with square photos on my layouts and rarely use shaped photos, but when I saw this fun hexagon background in the Silhouette Store, I challenged myself to give shaped photos a try!




One of the things that really stood out to me when I saw this file, is the variety of ways it can be used.  You could add a smaller hexagon to the center of some of the ones that are filled in, to create more open spaces for extra photos or to add different patterned papers behind.  Or if you only had one photo, you could delete the outline of one of the larger hexagon shapes and have it cut without the center being opened.

I kept most of my design fairly simple, because I wanted my photos and the hexagon background to really stand out.  I cut some hexagon shapes, using the Corrugated Kraft Paper and used them to embellish the die cut background.  I would definitely have to say that fun backgrounds are my favorite files to look for in the Silhouette Store!  Make sure you keep an eye out for any new or interesting backgrounds and use them to create unique looks on your layouts!


Shapes:

Supplies:  Patterned Paper, Enamel Dots & Stickers:  My Mind's Eye; Thickers:  American Crafts; Wood Veneer Hearts:  Pinkfresh Studio; Color Shine:  Heidi Swapp; Stamp:  Chic Tags; Enamel Hearts:  Chickaniddy Krafts; Die Cut Machine, Shapes & Corrugated Paper:  Silhouette

18 comments:

Laura said...

Super cute! You have been so busy lately!

yyam said...

Ahhhh...how awesome is this. Love how you worked the hexagons!

Sherry Eckblad said...

Those photos and that layout is ADORBS!
I haven't cut my photos into shapes in years. Love how it turned out.

Vivian Lake said...

I LOVE that title and everything else too!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Love love love this! LOVING those hexagons, the colors and that title work!!!!!

Sheila Burns said...

This is really neat! Love that corrugated paper!

~amy~ said...

Love all the hexies!

Annette Allen said...

aww she is adorable.. love those hexagons.. fabulous layout

Debbie P said...

Love the hexagons! Truly ADORBS!

Patricia Roebuck said...

I love shaped photos could do all the time. Glad you tried. Looks fabulous!

Lisa Rukin Swift said...

You totally rocked the hexagons and shaped photos, Ashley! So glad you tried this. Looks awesome!

Lynette said...

I love this page and the fun hexagon shaped photos. I must confess this page made me buy all the "shape" mats in the Silhouette store...now to actually use them on a page.

Lynn K said...

Such a fun layout Ashley!! Love the hexagon shaped photos and the title is adorbs!!

Diane said...

Very fun layout.

Hugs Diane

Angela said...

I love when you challenge yourself and the results are fabulous! This is really cute!!

Manda Moore said...

Ashley this is just wonderful, I love the texture the corrugated cardstock adds.

Joni nina Andaya said...

What a SUPER Adorable layout!!! Fantastic!

csewy-csescrap13 said...

Awesome! I have to say this is a new favorite....love the hexagon with the photos, corrugated card stock, pp, and arrows! Also, like the hexagons against the pp.....neat!