Hello friends! I’m excited to share my new layout with you today. I used the gorgeous Whimsical collection to document a sweet moment between me and my daughter. I can’t get enough of these lovely papers; and it’s no secret I adore the bright and colorful flowers that complement them so well.
I started my design with the Flower 12 Petals cut file designed by Paige. After cutting it once from white cardstock, I decided to cut only the outline from Paper 23 to obtain a solid shape to back it with. I also cut it a third time from a lighter blue patterned paper (Paper 04), as I wanted to add a contrasting color and bring in an extra element of interest to the page. I adhered only the center portion of the cut file to the patterned paper so I could lift the petals a bit and curve them inwards. I used the cut outs from Paper 04 to fill the tips of the petals – again, I partially glued them down and lifted the top part.
Once the cut file was ready, I built several layers behind my photo and used foam tape to glue it down, but not before creating a bed of flowers to set it in. The mix of die cuts, ephemera pieces, and fussy cut elements is just lovely and brightens the background drawing attention to the photo.
For the title, I combined the “love” sentiment from the Ephemera Pack with a fussy cut banner from Paper 08 and Mini Foam Alphabet Thickers.
I always say that flowers call for butterflies so here I added chipboard ones as well as die cuts from the Ephemera Pack.
A few enamel dots and white paint splatters finished the layout.
Thank you so much for stopping by today. I love how this page turned ou, and hope you’ll feel inspired to create your next layout with the gorgeous Whimsical collection!
Hello, PP fans. I am sooooo excited to share my very first layout with the gorgeous Whimsical collection by Paige Evans. I know I say this about every Pink Paislee collection, but I am in love! The colors are vibrant, the patterns super fun, and can we talk about the flowers?!?! Aaaaaahhh… LOVE! Although I’m still waiting to get the full collection, I was eager to start creating with it. The layout I’m sharing today was entirely made with patterned papers, no stickers or other embellishments.
I started by choosing the colors for my background. I went with more subtle, fall-ish hues, just because it’s that time of the year 🙂 One of the things I love about this collection is that it features a variety of colors, from subtle to more vibrant, perfect to document any season or event. Next, I used a cut file by Paige to create a huge cluster of leaf branches behind my photo. I varied their size for more movement and a more natural look.
Once I had my background ready, I fussy cut a frame from Paper 07 and a few tags and embellishments from the cut apart sheet (Paper 13). I layered those behind my photo, which I then mounted on foam adhesive for dimension.
My title also comes from Paper 13. I backed it with teal patterned paper to create more contrast and separate it from the background.
I also fussy cut sentiment banners from Paper 08 to place around the photo, as well as butterflies and some of the stunning flowers, that I arranged here and there for a tone-on-tone look.
Thank you so much for stopping by today! I hope you liked this layout, and will feel inspired to start creating with the gorgeous Whimsical collection!
Hello there! It’s Enza, and today I’m sharing a new layout created with an oldie but goodie collection. I have loved working with the Oh My Heart line in the past, so I thought I would bring it back to enjoy it a bit more. It’s like playing with a new collection all over again 😉
I wanted this page to be a concentrate of gorgeous flowers, so I started with the Large Flower cut file designed by Paige and made it the base of my huge cluster. I backed it with Paper 13, which is one of my favorites; it has dainty, colorful little flowers that are very feminine and sweet. Since it is a busy paper, I decided to tone it down with a darker background and solid colored flowers on top.
I adhered the cut file towards the left side of the page and trimmed the excess. I then proceeded to fussy cut the flowers to layer behind my photo. I chose bigger ones so they wouldn’t get lost in the background and used foam adhesive to lift them up a bit. For the photo, I arranged several die cuts and chipboard stickers around it. I also added a tag and some twine. You can notice how the different elements separate each layer from the next. The almost solid background makes the cut file pop, the flowers separate the busy patterned paper from the ephemera pieces, which in return create a separation between the flowers and the photo. I hope what I just tried to explain makes sense. Ha ha!
The title follows the line of the cut file. I simply used the alpha chipboard stickers to spell “love you” and added a heart between the two words.
Thank you for stopping by today! Do you ever go back and use collections that are a little older, but still make you feel like the first time you saw them? I do that often and it’s a lot of fun!