The other day I shared these fun cork embellishments and now it’s time to put them to good use!
I sincerely hope that the subject of today’s layout isn’t too controversial. I know there are strong supporters in both camps but I could no longer ignore the facts.
I had to give up my iPhone.
Smart phones have come a long way in the four years since I got mine. I loved having the smart capabilities, but I never used it to its fullest potential. The older the phone got, the slower it got. I was getting entirely too frustrated so something had to change.
Several months ago (when I thought I had to live on a retail manager’s hourly wage for awhile), I realized my iPhone and it’s $75 per month plan had to go. When searching for new options, I knew a smart phone was a must, but the Apple platform…. I could take it or leave it. And it came down to cost. I couldn’t afford to spend $700 on a snazzy new iPhone 5 and I wasn’t signing up for another two-year contract. I had to find another option.
I found a phone that would suit my needs and I’m really happy with a drop to a non-contract, low cost plan. Because of all the hoopla that surrounds these gadgets, the experience was worthy of a layout.
I’m pretty happy with how the layering turned out, though in my head, the layers were more compact and didn’t spread across the space so much. But these 3×4 cards in Simple Stories 24/Seven collection were perfect and they needed to show. It’s because of the cork accents in this collection that I had the idea in my head to add cork embellishments in the first place.
I ended up curling up the edges of most of my layers. One of the things I get hung up on when I’m creating a layout with layers like this is the flatness of it all. I really need the layers to have some dimension or it just looks off to me. I tried dimensional adhesive under some of the corners, but it just wasn’t enough. I ended up distressing each piece somewhat so that the corners would curl up a bit more.
To continue with the layering, I added in white paint splatters about a third of the way in from the right side and splattered them down the length of the page. In addition to the cork embellishments, I remembered to raid my stash of enamel dots and add them to the splatters to draw out the colors from the layers a bit more.
I haven’t done many layouts that explore the technology in my life but creating this did spark some ideas for a few other pop-culture type layouts. I think these layouts are fun to look back on years later. Especially if I abandon Android one day and go running back to Apple. You never know!
Stay tuned, there are more pop-culture layout ideas to come.
Thanks for stopping by today!