Friday, March 2, 2018

Bright Side - DT layout for Fancy Pants Designs

Hi there friends,

I'm back today with a new layout I made for Fancy Pants Designs.

I've been waiting for the new collections impatiently, especially The Bright Side. Have you seen it? Oh my goodness! It's so unique, the colors are so fresh and the designs are so pretty and fun! Amber LaBau did it again! 

When I got my package I got to work right away, I knew exactly which papers I want to use first.

The other thing I really wanted to use on my layout was one of the crochet flowers! Well actually I would have used more but there's only 2 in a pack, so I'm hoarding the other one for now!

I started with my title. I chose a font I liked in Silhouette Studio and blew up the title to a big size, then cut it from a yellow patterned paper. I adhered this to the green-white striped paper and hand stitched around it using embroidery floss. The layout itself is a very simple and quick one, so I thought I might as well spend some time adding stitching. I actually feel bad if a layout comes together too quickly haha! Once done, I glued this strip of paper onto my background paper.

The paper I chose for my background has a subtle grid pattern and that amazing floral print at the top. I knew I wanted to put my photo there, but it covered the sides and I didn't like that. So with heavy heart I took an exacto knife and started cutting around the leaves so I can tuck my photo under them. I say with heavy heart because I'm seriously bad with the exacto knife. Luckily I haven't messed it up!

I added a couple of layers of tissue paper behind my photo to give it a bit of dimension. Then I placed it where I wanted it and glued it down. I haven't used an awful lot of embellishments, I wanted to keep the rest of the layout simple. So I just layered some tags and die cut pieces around my photo, one die cut flower on my title and of course the crochet flower! God I love that flower!

As for the scooter! It was meant to be! This photo was taken in Sicily so I thought the scooter must go on the layout. If not now, when? Ha!

To finish off my layout I stamped my date on a tab and added some black ink splatters.

That's it guys! I hope these colors makes you smile today!

Thank you for stopping by and have a wonderful day!