Monday, September 26, 2016

School is out for summer - DT layout for The Cut Shoppe

Hey there scrappy friends,
Long time no hear! I've been busy lately and had no time to blog at all... Today I am back with a layout for The Cut Shoppe.

Well I started working on this layout back in July...With no idea in my head, I just wanted to stitch something at the time (I still have 3 half ready stitched backgrounds that I started at the same time, ha!). Then my eardrums burst and I spent a week in bed, I was in no mood to scrap at all. I only managed about 3 letters each day. It just feels like this is the most time I ever spent on a layout, it just didn't want to come together!

I used the Brush Up Alpha cut file for my letters and tilted them at the same angle as the wood plank design on my patterned paper (which is from the Pink Paislee / Paige Evans Take Me Away collection). I then used the perforate setting on my Cameo, instead of normal cut. I mostly sketch the design on my paper and then poke the holes myself because I prefer the look afterwards but this time I didn't have time so I simplified a little :).

Then I took a few different shades of teal and olive embroidery floss and used a different one on each letter. I tried to fill some of the letters with different patterns - I still can't decide if I like this, but I'm leaning towards no...So I left the last word, Summer, empty.

I layered some patterned papers from the Pink Paislee 7 Paige Evans Fancy Free collection behind my photos and also added a tag for my journaling. At this point my layout looked very monotonous, with only different shades of one color. I drew inspiration from the bright yellow "Fantastic" chipboard piece and added some more pops of yellow in the form of some pieces of Freckled Fawn washi tape.

A couple more embellishments and I was done. It looks like a very simple layout, but I swear I never spent so much time on any layout before ha!
I will be back with a new layout for The Cut Shoppe in a couple of days, so watch this space! X