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Maggie Holmes Design Team : For The Love of Books

By Jcchris
I've always loved children books. I started collecting them way before I have my girls. I love the fact that a story book can attract a child to spend good amount of time in one sitting to read or listen. That pretty much work for my eldest daughter. She loves spending time with her books. She even 'created' her own stories based on what she sees in the book. I must say, she has great imaginations!
Not too long ago, I shot this photo of my daughters at their reading corner. And while browsing for products for my layout, I came across this patterned paper called Library. Instantly, I knew they would work well together. 
Maggie Holmes Design Team : For The Love of BooksThe illustrations on the patterned paper is really fun + colorful. And on the other hand, my photo has great amount of colors too. To tone down the patterned paper, I spread some gesso to create subtle look. Once that is dried, I cut the 'books' out and arranged them in descending order. I didn't really have any design in mind but went with the flow. Really liked how it turned out. 
Maggie Holmes Design Team : For The Love of BooksTo fill the gap, I adhered the photo at the top right. And slowly worked my way to add more embellishments like alpha stickers, ephemera die-cuts, etc. 
Maggie Holmes Design Team : For The Love of BooksAbsolutely adore that cute puffy gold heart, it sure gave great dimension to my layout. 
Maggie Holmes Design Team : For The Love of BooksJust by adding the black foam alpha sticker, instantly gave a contrast look to my layout. 
Thank you for letting me share again! Have a great week!Xoxo Jessy
Supplies:Maggie Holmes Chasing Dreams 12"x12" patterned paper - LibraryMaggie Holmes Chasing Dreams 12"x12" patterned paper - RoyaleMaggie Holmes Chasing Dreams 12"x12" Chipboard StickersMaggie Holmes Chasing Dreams Thickers StickersMaggie Holmes Chasing Dreams Ephemera Die-CutsMaggie Holmes Chasing Dreams Puffy HeartsMaggie Holmes Gather Black Foam Thickers 

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