The Great Outdoors layout for Doodlebug Design

Sunday, December 12, 2021

Ohhhh, I just love this new collection!!! "The Great Outdoors" is not a typical Lisa-collection, because mostly I want to use pink on every layout. But I have to say... these greens, blues and oranges look just toooo pretty together! :)

Here's my second layout with the collection.

For this layout, I wanted to create something simpler. I've created so many layouts recently, where I filled the entire page with colors and embellishments, and I wanted to create something cleaner this time. 

One of the patterned papers gave me the idea actually. It's a paper that is full of small squares with little images and sentiments inside. I used a circle template and traced a few circles on some of the squares. I cut them out and then also cut out the animals represented on those circles, from the second sheet of the same paper. I wanted to layer them on top of the circles, using foam squares, to create dimension.

To create my grid design, I needed nine circles. So for the rest of the circles, I cut them out from different patterned papers. To give the circles a special touch and even more dimension, I also cut out nine scalloped circles that were slightly bigger than the other ones. That way, I could layer everything. I went through the Doodle Pops to fill in some of the remaining circles and chose the tree and the squirrel. 
Since they were glossier than the images I cut out of paper, I used Glossy Accents on all of the images to make them glossy too. I also distressed all of the edges of the circles. 

When I had all of my circles ready to go, I placed them on a white sheet of cardstock and decided how I wanted to adhere them down. Then I traced a grid on the paper using a pencil and went over the lines with my sewing machine and different kinds of threads and stitches. 

Then I adhered all of the circles. I added the photo to the circle in the middle and then used a banner sticker as my title.

After that, I went through all of the cute embellishments from the collection and added Jewels, enamel dots, stickers and enamel stickers...

I really like how it turned out, so colorful and happy. :)

Thanks for checking in and see you very soon.

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 Doodlebug products used:

The Great Outdoors collection

Black enamel dots

Other products used:


Sewing machine

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