Friday, January 10, 2020

Happy Embrace - DT layout for Paige Evans

Hello there crafty friends,

Happy New Year! I hope you had a wonderful, relaxing holiday season with your loved ones!

I'm back with my first layout of 2020 :). For today's post, I went back to Paige's second, breathtaking collection, Take Me Away . If you are lucky enough to have it in your stash, go get it out now and start creating! I promise you'll love the process. While I love new collections, I notice that rediscovering old favorites fills me up with inspiration and so much joy.

While this collection is actually quite pastel as a whole, I managed to make a pretty bold layout with it haha! These colors make me smile during this dreadful, gray winter time!

I started out by die cutting the Folk Art Floral Background cut file (Design ID: 303006) from white card stock. I love folk art! Random fact: I used to do folk dance as a kid! I even danced with a decanter (filled with wine) on my head. I didn't drop it either, ha! Good old times!

I chose a few patterned papers to back my cut file. Once done, I decided on a background paper - I usually try several options, take a photo of them and then select something I like the most in that moment.

I actually wanted to scrap this photo in color but all that greenery in the background and my brown leather jacket just didn't go with my bold paper choices. I layered some tissue papers and a couple of die cut frames behind my photo, then glued it all down. Some of the embellishments are from other collections. My title for instance is from Paige's very first collection, Fancy Free! I had 2 of the chipboard sheets back then, most of which I already used up long ago. But I still had 2 of this red title, so it was time to use it. I was so happy that Embrace actually fits my photo perfectly!

Then I have a puffy sticker and a chipboard piece from Whimsical, a tag sticker from Pick Me Up, I believe. The suede bow, 3 of the buttons and the two small die cut frames behind my photo are from Take Me Away. The rest of the buttons are from my stash. Using a needle and twine, I stitched them on the layout.

I added my journaling with a white gel pen and splattered some white paint all over my background. Done!

I hope I could inspire you in one way or another! I'll be back with a new layout soon, which I also made with Take Me Away - but it will have a totally different vibe. I think, anyway!

Thank you for stopping by today!
Have an awesome day!