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!
Hello everyone! Enza here and today I’m sharing a layout that is all about my oldest daughter’s dream to become a professional ballerina. She is only twelve, but she has everything planned out already. Intensive courses, hours of training, auditions, and more. I’ll tell you a little story… the picture you see on this layout was taken the day we went to see the Nutcracker ballet. There were a few areas set up for pictures and she was more than willing to pose for me. She went on and on about wanting to dance on that same stage one day. When we got home we received an email from her dance teacher letting us know she had been chosen to perform her first solo role in the spring! You can imagine her excitement (and mine!). I can say her dreams are big, but so is her desire to achieve them.
The layout I created for today’s post is all about dreams and encouragement.
Since the photo has a snowy background, I decided to use the Snowflake cut file by Paige Evans (Design ID #230984) as the main element on my page. I love how intricate and pretty this design is. I opted to back it with a patterned paper from the Turn the Page collection that includes lots of soft colors – mainly pinks and blues, which always make me think of snow and cold weather when used together.
I positioned the cut file towards the right side of the background paper that I had prepared with a light wash of white acrylic paint to mimic the look of snow. I adhered it down with foam adhesive for more dimension.
For the photo, I layered several patterned papers and some vellum behind it, while to embellish it I used all kinds of goodies. The sentiments included in the Turn the Page collection are perfect for the theme of this layout. Words of encouragement and best wishes are the focus here. The “let your light shine” paperclip banner inspired me to use stars around the picture. To bring the layout together, I repeated the star motif on the top left corner of the page.
At this point, it felt like the page wasn’t complete yet, so I decided to use the positive spaces of the cut file to create a stardust-like look on the bottom left corner of the layout and draw the eye to the photo.
I hope you enjoyed reading about my process and the story behind this layout! Thank you for stopping by!
Hello PP friends! Enza here with you today to share a new layout featuring a mix of collections: Citrus Bliss, Take Me Away, and Oh My Heart. The beauty of using digital designs is that you always have them available to you and never run out of embellishments 😉 I love to be able to print multiple copies of the same image, varying their size, and modify them. What I enjoy the most is playing around with the different elements to create cut files. Here is the layout I created:
I knew I wanted to go big and make the cut file stand out. I started by importing the butterfly design from the Citrus Bliss collection into the Silhouette software. I just dragged the image into a new document and traced it to obtain the cut file. I was surprised to see how well this function worked with gold colored elements. I had only tried it with darker images, as it seemed to give better results and barely required any editing.
I printed one of my favorite papers from the Citrus Bliss collection to use as the background. To give it more texture, I decided to add some tone-on-tone stitching. By just following the design on the paper, I was able to make the pattern pop a little more.
I backed the butterflies with Paper 12 from the Oh My Heart collection. I think the mix of colors is fun and suits the design quite well. I created a cluster of embellishments at the bottom of the photo with more printouts, this time from the Take Me Away collection. That cross-stitched heart called for some real stitching. I then layered a few more stickers and chipboard stickers, and wrapped a heart charm around the book with some neutral colored twine.
I finished the layout with more butterflies on the left side of the page. These too were printed in different sizes and fussy cut.
I hope this has inspired you to work with digital collections to create fun and unique designs on your pages! Don’t be afraid to play with different elements and find what works best for you. Once again, the beauty of digital scrapbooking is that you can start over time and time again. Thank you so much for stopping by. Have a lovely day!