Zinia's Pastel Paper Weaving

Hello everyone! It’s Zinia here and today I want to share with you a really fun and slightly weird layout I created using mainly Amy’s Sunshine & Good Times collection.

I don’t know about you but to me “weird” is one of the best compliments I ever received. I’ve always been an unusual and colorful kid and I tried to maintain that as much as possible as I was growing up. I can’t claim to be as energetic and brave I was back them but I really wanted to dedicate a page to remind myself how important it is to keep my own kind of weirdness and to always be myself no matter what others may think.


That’s the little story behind this page so if you are wondering why would anyone bite a guitar, the answer is I don’t even know, it just felt right at that moment. Right from the start of this layout I knew I wanted to use Sunshine & Good Times products cause the colors and designs in this collection are so fresh and different. This is definitely a perfect collection for teenagers and documenting school memories. So, since I’m using a pretty old photo of myself it fit perfectly in the context.


I really wanted to do some paper weaving on this layout so I pulled out my paper stash and picked some of my scraps. Paper weaving is a great technique to use up scrap pieces of paper or even branding strips since you only need thin lines of paper. I kept the paper-weaving panel kinda messy and loose to go with the whole theme of this page.


As I mentioned earlier this collection has very unusual designs. Bees can be fun for a spring themed layout and bananas pretty awesome for a tropical vacation page but if you mix them together with some birds and butterflies you have a pretty “weird” combination which in this case is exactly what I was going for!


My most favorite part on this layout are the heart sunglasses. These are from the Sunshine & Good Times ephemera pack and oh my, I was so freaking excited when I realize they are the perfect size for my photo. I seriously encourage you to try and find a photo that goes well with these glasses and stick them straight on the picture (if you don’t want to actually cover the photo you can staple it at the side so you can lift it up and see the actual picture). It’s the cutest thing I’ve ever put on a scrapbook layout to date and I freaking love it!


I added a small rainbow cluster on the other side of the page along with my weirdness-manifesto journaling to finish off the design.


I hope you got inspired to embrace your weird side and create a page about it! Until next time, happy crafting.


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Thanks so much for sharing this clever and colorful layout, Zinia! Other Design Team member posts can be found here. Shop Sunshine and Good Times at your local retailer or on Scrapbook.com and Simon Says Stamp.


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