I used the Studio Calico May Kit, 35mm, and the Lomography add-on. The background paper is called Hive and is by Studio Calico. I knew I had to use it as a background as soon as I saw it. Because the background is so busy, I used only a few bold embellishments (and 3 subtle), which is why I could put it together so quickly.
The triangles came as a white on white banner, from the Heidi Swapp Color Magic line. I ran a red chalk ink pad (Ladybug by Prima) over them and cut them apart to make triangle-y arrows. The letter box letters were also from the Heidi Swapp Color Magic line, so I treated them to the same chalk-ink swipe, making them match perfectly. The black striped washi tape (from my stash) anchors the layout, and the arrows draw attention into the hot chocolate mug.
I like to add subtle details to my layouts… elements that might not stand out on first glance, but that add a little something to draw you into the layout. On this layout, I added the 3 hexagon die cuts, which I doodled and popped up on dimensional adhesive (or they’d be so subtle they’d be lost!). The colours are so similar to the background paper, and I placed them inside existing hexagons so they’d not distract from the overall hex pattern.
Hexagons, triangles, and diagonal stripes, oh my!