Scrapbook Layout - Family -
|I am crushing over Elle's Studio's Little Moments Collection...
I am always looking on Pinterest, Instagram and Facebook for inspiration for my creative process. A couple weeks ago, I was drawn by a layout from Ashley Horton that featured this beautiful paper by Elle's Studio. So i went ahead and placed an order for the collection... Can I say, that it is more beautiful in real life that in pictures. Though my first instinct is to hoard the beautiful paper, I wanted to use it on some of my most precious memories of my trip to Ecuador. SO here is my first layout with this collection...
|A large title for this layout.
I chose to create the title first for the layout by just using my Cameo to perforate the word 'Family' on one of the collection papers. I chose thread that matched the colors of the collection, and hand stitched each letter on a different color. I was going to leave it on the page, but i wanted to stand out, so I cut it out and added painted each letter to match the thread color.
|A close up of the picture on the layout.
I chose to use a black and white picture so that it will stand out on the page. All the little pieces come from the collection, I just fussy cut some hearts, and added the vellum hearts from my stash.
Once I added the picture to the page, I wanted to add some extra interest, so I cut the main mat of the layout to fit 11x11 in. I also cut a 2 inch border from the black and white paper of the collection (my favorite paper). I attached the white and yellow striped paper to the border making sure that the bottom left corners were almost flush. This created an inverted L shape border on the top right side of the layout. To make sure that it didn't shift and to tie in the stitching on the title, I machine stitched the mat to the border and added some stitching on the clusters around the picture. Here is the final layout
|The final layout.
I love this layout because of the picture and the beautiful paper. I already have plans to use up the entire paper collection.
Till next time,
Patterned paper, Little Moments Collection, Elle's Studio
Ephemera and decorations, Little Moments Collection, Elle's Studio
Title - Butterball Spring Cut font , Silhoouette Studio store
title - watercolor, Artist Loft, Michaels.