Repeating A Shape - Speech Bubbles

Hey there crafty friends,

Today I have a layout to share with a repeated element, as I have done a few times before, but this time it is a shape I haven't repeated before (or barely even used) - speech bubbles. 

How it came to be: earlier this year I was given a bunch of crafting supplies, and amongst those supplies were patterned papers, two of which were adorned with speech bubbles. One was a cut-apart sheet that had a 6x12 piece filled with different coloured and different shaped speech bubbles with white insides (to be written in). The other was a patterned paper covered in patterned speech bubbles. When I saw them I knew I wanted to fussy cut them all and do a page just filled with speech bubbles. I had no photo in mind, that came later!



I stitched around all the speech bubbles with white thread. I decided to do this after I had them all attached to the page. It would have been easier before then, but although it was a little more difficult I am glad I did it as they look great.


The photo is matted with papers matching the rest of the page - mostly green, blue and white. 


I embellished some of the speech bubbles and left others plain. Some of the embellishments were attached using foam dots, with others flat. I added my journaling and date around the stitching of some of the patterned speech bubbles. I did it in grey pen so it isn't hugely obvious, but it is there if you look for it! A handful of yellow gems finish it off, and ensure there is enough of the yellow throughout the page.

Sometimes I choose a photo first, sometimes it's a sketch or a design idea, and sometimes I let my supplies guide me - in this case the patterned papers that got my attention and needed to be fussy cut, with the layout being planned around those elements, without a sketch or design idea or even a photo in mind.

My next blog post will be the White ... With 1 June colour reveal and my Creative Team layout. See you then,
Jessica T

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