Hello friends! I’m back with you today and I am sharing another layout I have created with the beautiful new Indigo & Ivy collection by Pink Paislee.. With so many pretty papers and different colour ways to choose from, I decided to go for a mostly pastel theme. Even though I didn’t use Paper 10, I gained a lot of inspiration from it with the feathers and pastel stripes which I have based my completed layout around. The main colour palette I wanted to use was a delicate pink and navy. Originally I was going to use a colour photo and my daughter was wearing pink and navy so it seemed a good match. However I changed my mind once I got going and went with a black & white photo as it seemed to look better with the completed page.
I selected a white card stock for the background page and with watercolor paints I added a simple stripe, alternating up and down strokes. I also added a few paint splatters here and there.
Next I added some bolder colour choices for some strips of paper in behind my photo. I cut them at different widths and lengths before distressing the edges just a little. My photo was backed with Paper 08 which was a lovely peach/pink tone to match my watercolor stripes. I also distressed the edges of my photo before adhering it over the background strips with foam tape. The cute frames from the die cut pack were perfect for adding behind my photo for balance too.
Using a feather die from my stash, I cut some feathers and ran some machine stitching through the centre for added texture. Before I added them to my page I also bent and folder the edges a little too.
To the base of my feathers I added a neat cluster of the flower die cuts as well as some of the leaf stickers. I did so using foam tape so they sat up from my background.
The ephemera with gold and glitter accents are divine and perfect for creating a page title. I added some of the Thickers also for a nice contrast.
You can also check out my process video HERE.
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Hello friends! Today I am so excited to be sharing a layout created with the divine Indigo & Ivy collection by Pink Paislee.. When I first received this collection I immediately fell in love with all the beautiful papers that feature watercolour effect, soft muted tones, as well as deep navy. There were so many ‘colour way’ options I could go with but for this design I chose soft pastels with a floral accompaniment.
For my background I selected Paper 04 as it reminded me of a lovely linen fabric. I decided to add some extra texture to my background. Using a stencil I had in my stash I used some translucent modeling paste over the top of it, followed by some very faint watercolour splashes. I didn’t want the background to override my layout and was super happy with the delicate effect it gave.
Using Paper 05 I cut some folded circles using Paige Evans cut file. I cut these in two sizes and distressed the edges a little with my scissors prior to adhering into place. I love that they give an illusion of a little windows of paper opening out. Almost a panel effect!
To balance and evenly distribute colour on my page, I also added some distressed borders of paper to the right hand side of my layout.
I layered several different colour options in paper behind my photo. All edges were distressed first to continue with the overall shabby chic theme I was creating. I’ve also tucked in frames and tags from the die cuts behind my image, which was adhered with foam tape so that it sat up from background. The watercolour flowers in the die cuts were also added with foam tape. These were perfect for framing the bottom edge of my photo.
Using both sets of alpha stickers I added in my main title. The contrast of the blue and gold together suited my theme. To finish my layout I added a small amount of gold sequins to my background page as well as some butterfly die cuts over my folded circles.
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Hello everyone! I am sharing another layout I completed recently featuring the Horizon collection designed by Paige Evans with Pink Paislee. My daughter celebrated her birthday recently and I wanted to create a fun, bright, and happy party-themed design. When I first saw Paige’s Llama cut file in her Happy Scrappy Place Facebook group I instantly fell in love with it and was able to bring my layout together, centred around it. A little fiesta on paper!
I selected Paper 02 as my background, because well… PINK! I’m such a pink fan. I also wanted to create a border for balance across the top of my page and did so by adding a strip of Paper 16 as well as Paige’s Lace Border cut file.
It took some time but I created some paper rosettes from different coloured and patterned papers. Each 12″ long strip was cut around 1 1/4 inch wide, scored at 1/4 inch intervals before folding them in a zig zag manner. The ends were hot glued together to form a circle and then pressed down onto a punched 1 inch paper circle with hot glue, forming a perfect paper rosette. I layered them neatly over the top of each other with some being cut in half so my page wouldn’t become too bulky. The ‘XOXO’ banner I cut down from Paige’s cut file and added it over the top of the cluster. For balance, floral die cuts were tucked underneath.
I kept the background of the cute Llama white adding bursts of colour to it here and there. It was adhered to my background paper with foam tape so it had some dimension against the banners.
The little white alpha Thickers are from Paige’s Pick-Me-Up collection and I thought they were a perfect match for my layout with adding a fun title. Some watercolour splatters were added to complete my layout.
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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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