Hello friends! This week is all about the new Sweet Freedom collection on the Pink Paislee blog. I love the mix of bold and soft colors, the copper tones, the Americana feel. For my layout today, I was inspired by the stars in the collection to create my own background.
This picture of my son has my heart. The day he joined the Boy Scouts was one of the most exciting for him. You can see how proud he is of himself in this photo.
My idea was to create multiple layers of stars. I chose Paper 09 as my background. The soft tones make it neutral and easy to work with. I started by using a star cut file as a stitching template. I duplicated the image so to have a total of nine shapes and used white embroidery floss to get just enough texture. The vellum piece was perfect to add even more dimension. I cut out nine stars and used them as a second layer, while the beautiful blue ombre Paper 10 worked perfectly as a top layer.
I opted for a black and white picture and backed it with a few patterned papers that have warm brown tones to them. As I wanted to repeat the star motif and keep the color scheme, I made sure my embellishments matched both. The dimensional star stickers are amazing!
To add more interest to the layout, I placed my ephemera pieces and tiny star stickers diagonally and layered a few more sentiments on top of the stars. Layering is one of my favorite techniques. I love the dimension you can achieve with it. Once again, I was inspired by one element in the collection and repeated it to make it the focal point of my layout. I hope you felt inspired to use the gorgeous Sweet Freedom collection today!