Thursday, March 5, 2020

Favorite - DT layout for Paige Evans

Hi there crafty friends,

I'm back today with a new layout for the Paige Evans Design Team! The wonderful new collection, Bloom Street is finally in the house yay! The colors and patterns have me yearning for spring!

I don't know about you guys, but every time I work with a new collection, I'm completely overwhelmed. I want to use EVERYTHING, all at once, haha! It's very hard for me to decide on what papers to use, especially. I mean there are 48 beautiful designs to choose from, oh my gosh!

I do have a few favorite papers though. Like this one with the pastel stripes - I call them PJ stripes, not sure why, but this paper gives me retro PJ vibes hehe!

Anyway, so I chose this one for background, then looked for a few more papers that worked well with it.

I cut a few of the Leaf Wreath (Design ID: 274322) cut file from white card stock, in a small size. I backed all but one with patterned papers, the last one with my photo. I'd had this photo on my desk for years, I'm not even kidding. I generally don't scrap photos of things, just people, which is probably why I never scrapped this. But it's so full of color (it's a fruit/vegetable/flower stand in Taormina, Sicily), I really wanted to put it on a page and the photo I was going to use on this layout didn't work with these colors, so why not this one then?

Since, in my experience anyway, no glue will ever stick to a photo, I also stitched the cut file down with my sewing machine. The cut files are tiny, so I just stitched down the inner leaves, instead of the circle, if you know what I mean. 

I then figured out how I want to arrange the wreaths on my page. I added foam adhesive to all of them, then glued them down. I used a scrap piece of floral paper for my corner. I also used a border bunch on a pink paper strip, then tucked this behind the floral paper - as well as a small scalloped border that I cut off an ephemera piece. 

I added a few embellishments to the circles: ephemera, stickers, puffy stickers and enamel dots. For my title I chose a puffy sticker sentiment which I slightly tucked behind the punched border. Last but not least, I wrote my journaling next to it.

That's it, easy peasy! I hope I could inspire you today in some small way! I'll be back with another page soon.

Have a wonderful, sunny day!