Friday, January 12, 2018

You & Me - DT layout for Paige Evans + Silhouette

Hi there friends,

I'm back today with a new layout for the Paige Evans + Silhouette Design Team.

When I first saw the new Paisley cut file (Design ID: #239731) my heart skipped a beat! It was love at first sight! It reminded me of some Hungarian embroidery my grandma used to make when I was a kid. 

While I'm waiting (impatiently I might add!) for Paige's new stunning collection, I'm working with old ones. For today's project I used several collections which I will list at the end of my post.

I first played around with the cut file in the Studio software to see what background I want to create.  Once I settled on a design, I cut all pieces from white textured card stock. At first I had no idea what papers or colors I wanted to use. This coral paper is one of my favorites from the Turn the Page collection. This was the starting point for my color combo, coral and navy, which has been one of my faves for many years.

I backed the flowers with a variety of papers first, then the paisley. Since this is a rather lengthy process, I decided to go with the same papers on each die cut. Less thinking involved! Once done, I adhered these to the background the way I originally planned them out in Studio.

Then came the hard part, embellishing! Since I spent so much time on the background, I wanted most of it to show and not add a lot of embellishments. But at this point I wasn't quite sure if I find anything that fits my background. I was lucky, because I could pull out some coral and navy pieces from different collections: puffy stickers, stickers, die cuts, tags, and a cute little button. 

I also cut apart a tag to get the cross stitched heart and the crossed stitched I LOVE YOU sentiment and use them as embellishments. 

I layered some white tissue paper behind my photo and tucked it all behind one of the cut files. I didn't have a lot of space left on the left side so I only added a couple of tags and stickers here. I created a small flower cluster at the top right and at the bottom I added the sentiment and a super sweet suede bow.

For my title I used these gorgeous pearl white puffy thickers and the two twigs are from this pack too. At last I stamped my date. I decided not to add any journaling because I will have plenty of layouts documenting the same event and I liked the finished layout as it was.

That's it for today! I hope you like this layout as much as I do!
Thanks for stopping by today, have a great day!


Supply List: 
patterned papers: Turn the Page, Fancy Free
phrase thickers: Take me Away
bow, button, tags: Take me Away
stickers, puffy stickers: Turn the Page