I wanted to show you a layout I created utilizing the pencil chipboard shapes in the Roman Holiday Scrapbook Kit. Embellishments like this can give directional clues on a page. I used them here to lead the viewer's eye across the layout. Plus, I'm also a big fan of using a lot of the same embellishment on a single page. Just go for it!
By placing the pencils on the diagonal, your eye automatically moves across the page. By placing the points of the pencils in opposite directions, you'll feel a sense of movement back and forth. I added more movement with some handwritten words, being sure to extend the lines so it looks like they came from the pencils.
The border at the bottom of the page is a mix of patterned paper and plain cardstock from the kit, cut up in a mosaic style. This is the first time I've used solid cardstock like this, and I really like how it works with the overall color on the page. I'll definitely be reaching for it to use in future layouts in this way.
I hope this gave you some ideas for a future project. If you have any questions, please comment below and I'd be happy to help out.
Funny side note: My image printed out completely different from my computer screen because I had run out of magenta ink. It gave the image a yellow-green tint. I liked it! It was a happy accident since it works with the colors on the page.
Supplies: Kit - "Roman Holiday" Scrapbook Kit; Tools - Matha Stewart Glue Pen