Anyone that knows me, knows that I LOVE the lumps and bumps. FLAT projects and I are never in the same sentence. The more I can fit on a page... the better! This is definitely the case with this project I have created using the new Stella & Rose "Hattie" Collection. Would you believe me if I told you that this project is a total of 30 layers deep??? Well, it IS!!!!! If you count every single layer starting at the back, moving up to the very top, there are actually 30 layers (if you count the layered chipboard embellishments as two separate layers, there are 32)!!!!!!!!!
Typing instructions for you on this project would take me a week I am sure so let me just walk you through it as best I can:) I should also point out that I was able to fit 2- 5"X7" and 3- 4"X6" photos on ONE 12"X12" layout using this combination of layers. This is also why I LOVE to layer so heavily as it allows me to use a plethora of FULL SIZED photos but not have to create a separate page for each one.
So obviously we had our main view, but what is so great is that the focal photo lifts to reveal 2 more photos (in this case, I have a 5"X7" on the left and a 4"X6" on the right).
The photo on the left actually has a pocket behind the mat where I was able to tuck a tag with a phrase on one side and journaling on the other (see image below with front view).
The right side photo is matted and a transparency is placed over top of it, adding yet another layer without the bulk. Now, make sure to have a peek at the decorative border... take a close look at the photo above. Well, guess what? It lifts to reveal yet a couple more photos!
I created another flap so I could house 2 more photos. This "flap" is secured down to the top of the page with the gorgeous Decorative Brads that match this particular collection.
By keeping the numerous layers relatively flat, I was able to add plenty of dimension without the bulk. Pop dots were actually only used for the outer frame of the layout and one of the Sticker embellishments.
This also allowed me to incorporate a few Lumpy Bumpy embellishments such as the Layered Chipboard (shown below) and decorative brads.
With all of these lumps and bumps with their luscious layers, I am able to not only house my treasured photos from a fabulous day trip to Stanley Park while visiting Vancouver last week, but I am able to incorporate so many of the AMAZING My Mind's Eye papers and embellishments all on one fabulous layout!