Thursday, April 29, 2021

Good Days Ahead - DT Layout for Paige Evans

Hi there friends,

I'm back with a new layout today for the Paige Evans Design Team! I've used the lovely Wonders collection on this page. 

I seem to be on a circular type design roll lately, because my previous layout featured a butterfly spiral, the one before that a large, layered flower and this one today has a large rosette. So basically, all of them have a big circular design element hmmm. I should remember to do something different next time ha!

Anyway, Paige had a virtual layout class recently, where she created a wreath design from smaller rosettes. I really wanted to try to create rosettes, but then I decided to make just one large one. I followed her instructions - it doesn't matter what size you create; the steps are the same. The number of petals is always 8 as well, as it turns out (I've tried several sizes to see what fits best on a 12x12" page).

I chose 8 papers (in rainbow colors) for my rosette and measured 5.5" on two sides, starting from the corner. I connected these two marks using a pencil and a ruler, to get an isosceles. I then cut off these triangles using my guillotine trimmer. 

I took each triangle and scored them right down the middle, just so I knew to which point I have to fold in the two sides. It's probably better if you watch the process video, because I'm terrible at explaining things. I'm a visual type, I absolutely cannot follow written instructions, so I suggest you have a look at the video, if you want to see how to create the petals! Super simple - it's just hard for me to explain.

I then die cut a circle, maybe 3-4" in diameter, and glued the petals on it, so I could move the rosette easier, checking what background I want to use. I settled on this light green patterned paper - I liked that the circular design tied in so well with the rosette. I glued down the rosette.

I added some foam tape to my photo and placed it in the middle of the rosette. For my title I chose a chipboard sticker. Next, I glued down the right side of each petal, because I wanted to tuck my embellishments into the openings. I selected a few chipboards, card stock stickers and ephemera pieces in coordinating colors and glued them down using liquid adhesive. 

I adhered a chipboard tab next to my rosette and wrote the date on it. Finally, I added my journaling.

Super easy and quick! I hope you like how it turned out!

Here's the video if you're interested:

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