I had two great photos of my kids that I wanted to use on a layout. I started with a neutral base, this fabulous woodgrain paper. Then I started looking for elements that would support my photos.
I was instantly drawn to the Right Now layered sticker because of the girl and boy figures. I was inspired to scrap about what makes my two children special right now. The Today chipboard piece was chosen based on the Right Now sentiment. I decided to use the & stamp to tie those two elements together. My first cluster was developed.
I knew that I wanted to incorporate that fabulous paper with all the different numbers. It went along with my theme as my kids have numerous strengths. When I cut the paper to place it along the side, I noticed something. The Two was at the top, left hand side. I wanted to use it as a part of my title. It just so happened that the S was just below the Two. I decided to use it as the first letter of the word shine. A title was born. To ground the title and draw attention to it, I used the OBSERVATIONS card. I knew it would also give me a place to journal. I layered in dimensional objects like the brad and enamel dots. Those little details finished off my second cluster.
When I looked at the page, it didn't seemed done. The idea to add the rays of light came at the very end, after my title was developed. I cut the chevrons strips and simply placed them under the photo cluster. The sequins were added to give a bit of sparkle.
When scrapping with a theme, look for different papers and elements to support your main idea. Be sure to gather a hard element like chipboard or an enamel dot. Incorporate at least one piece of metal such as a brad or sequin. Finally, collect several stickers or die-cuts that contain relevant icons or matching phrases. Doing this can help you to create fantastic and unique clusters.