Hello friends! I’m back with you again today on the blog with another colourful layout to share. Even though it’s autumn here in Australia, I have been inspired to create lots of spring inspired projects lately. I created this layout with the beautiful Whimsical collection from Pink Paislee, featuring lots of colour, texture and dimension.
To begin with I cut the Mandala Half cut file by Paige Evans and backed it with Paper 16. This created a lovely background for my layout and a starting point to build around once I had adhered it to my background page, Paper 15.
When I saw these lovely Layered Butterfly cut file, also designed by Paige, it was love at first sight! Nothing speaks spring more than a butterfly and these were perfect for my layout. I cut them out in two different sizes from varying papers and joined them together with some machine stitching. I love the rustic appeal this gave to them. Once they were all attached together I curled the wings up a little to separate each layer.
It was at this point I felt the background needed something else. So I tore a strip across the top right hand side corner and added some contrasting papers. On one layer I used a punch from my stash to add some extra detail.
With creating such a colourful layout I wanted to make sure my photo stood out from the colourful background, so I printed it in black and white. I have surrounded it with lots of flower die cuts and layered butterflies.
The little mini Alpha stickers were perfect for adding a fun title to my layout. At this point I decided to add some basic back stitching by hand underneath the layered butterflies with 6 stranded embroidery thread.
With my layout all complete I love the dimension it has. The butterflies look like they are ready to take flight!
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Hello friends! I’m SO excited to be sharing my latest layout featuring the new Horizon collection by Paige Evans for Pink Paislee. With so many beautiful coloured papers to choose from I decided I wanted to have a pink based themed. For my background I selected Paper 02 for its pastel appeal. I then knew I wanted to add in bright bursts of colour in the form of these beautiful layered flowers and leaves. They are a Cut File also designed by Paige which I cut from several varying prints. Here is a little look at my completed work:
I cut the flowers in two different sizes and colour themes. When adhering them together I took the time to curl each petal up slightly, giving them a lovely ruffled texture and dimension. The leaves I gently folded inward and they were added to give balance to my flowers as well as filling any little space. Once I was happy with their position I also added in some of the gorgeous Thickers Chipboard stickers. I simply adore the little bird!
Once I had nestled my photo amongst the blooms I added in a title with the Alpha Thickers. The burst of yellow and blue really help make it stand out. I also used the Puffy Icon and Phrase stickers to add a small sub-title above.
I really like adding journaling to my layouts but have never been a fan of my handwriting, so have done so by typing it. I’ve cut apart each strip before adding them into the bottom corner. I quite like the effect of adding it at different angles and without being too neat about it.
As my layout was coming together I was loving seeing all the layers and dimension it has! The combination of pinks, corals, and blues really supported the theme of my photo nicely.
Once my layout was complete I checked it had good balance and went in and added several more leaves where I felt it was needed. It’s always a good idea to admire your work from a distance when you are checking the completed result. It’s amazing the little details you can pick up that you may of missed. Without even realising until it was complete, I loved how it had an almost tropical vibe.
Thanks so much for stopping by today. I hope you have enjoyed seeing my new layout and it gives you inspiration.
Hello everyone, I’m back today on the blog sharing my latest layout with you all. I’ve been so excited to create with Paige Evans new Horizon collection by Pink Paislee My layout also features some of Paige’s fun cut files too. I had a photo of my daughter when she was a little younger that I wanted to scrap, so the colours and designs of Horizon were perfect for capturing a favourite memory of mine.
As I like to do a lot of the time, I chose two cut files for my layout. A ‘background’ cut file and a ‘prominent’ cut file. I used Paige’s Poppy cut file as the background and my prominent design was her Unicorn cut file. I backed them with lots of different colour combos – there are so many different ones to choose from!
For my background paper I selected Paper 08 and decided to create a softer effect by applying a washed background. I applied Heavy White Gesso with a spatula, keeping it away from the edges and softened the effect by using a sponge to blend any hard edges before adding some watercolour paint splatters. Whilst you can’t see a lot of this technique in my completed layout, it does add to the overall effect.
I’ve adhered the Poppy cut file flat to the background page and the Unicorn has been adhered with foam tape so it sits higher. This gives it a lot of dimension and gives the illusion of being in the foreground. I added in some of the beautiful floral die cuts as well as some punched flowers I created with the papers. Having some flowers tucked behind the Unicorn’s ear made her look like she was wearing a flower crown.
Using a die from my stash I punched lots of layered flowers for around the Unicorn’s neck. I layered them together and curled some of the petals up a little for some height. Once I was happy with the balance of them, I tucked in some punched leaves as well.
Paper 20 is full of lovely phrase sentiments which I fussy cut out to add as a title for my page. These were added with more foam tape squares so they sat up from the background too. The photo I have used was a favourite of mine and I decided to print it in black and white to help set it apart from the bright colours of my design. It looked like it was out on its own though when I first added it, so I have added in another small cluster of flowers bringing it into the completed flow of my layout.
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