Monday, August 24, 2015

Lawn Fawn Inspiration Week - Let's Polka in the Dark

I'm back today with another layout for Lawn Fawn's August 2015 Inspiration Week! We're celebrating the upcoming release of all of the new products, and today the design team is featuring the new Let's Polka in the Dark paper collection.

The papers in this line are fall and Halloween appropriate shades of purple, orange, black, red, and green, but the patterns are so versatile (a mix of hearts, dots, and stripes), that they can easily be used for non-themed layouts as well.


I took this photo of my little nephew (he's almost 2) crashed out asleep during naptime one day, and when I was flipping through photos looking for some to use with this line the oranges and purples in the picture jumped right out at me.


I wanted to make a handcut title, but I knew if I tried to freehand it that it would a) take forever and b) come out looking a little on the too wonky side. Luckily there are some great (and free!) hand-lettered fonts out there, and I printed my letters using the Peach Milk font in reverse right onto the back of my patterned paper. That meant that all I had to do was cut around the printout, and my title was done! I layered it over a sheet of purple paper with a piece of vellum in between them to tone the color down a bit.


The Puffy Stars Stackables dies have been a go-to for me to use on layouts for a loooong time now (you can see other layouts I've used them on here, here, and here), and I pulled them out once again to make a loose vertical scattering of pattern on the page.


I also took a few minutes to make my own vellum die cut embellishment using a few of my new Copic markers and the cute little giraffe image from Critters on the Savanna. It didn't take very long to do, and I love how it coordinates with Finnegan's stuffed giraffe in the photo.


There are so many other fantastic projects featuring Let's Polka in the Dark on the Lawn Fawn blog today, so be sure to hop over there and see what the other designers have been up to!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

If you are interested in the products that I used in this post, you'll find them linked up below. I do participate in affiliate programs and use those links where possible. If you make a purchase after clicking on one of these links I do earn a small commission, but it doesn't cost you anything extra. The Lawn Fawn products used in this post were provided to me in exchange for design work. The remaining products were my own purchases.