Hi lovely crafty friends! Pol here again with my last layout for this month. This time I’ve used the gorgeous Kaisercraft Bombay Sunset collection. I absolutely love the colours in this collection, and there’s also a couple of papers that can be fussy cut – perfect for me!
I chose this lovely photo of my beautiful 14 year old daughter for this layout. She’s absolutely gorgeous inside and out, but she can sometimes lack a little confidence in herself. The little pieces of ephemera with lovely sentiments on were perfect for her, just to remind her how amazing she is.
First of all I chose this gorgeous bright woodgrain background paper, cut a little off each side and layered it onto the dark woodgrain paper.
To make the beautiful Fleur background, I used a free cut file from the UK Scrap Addicts blog, who Thompson’s Crafts are sponsoring this month. I used my Silhouette Cameo to cut the Fleur into white cardstock, which was intended for another project. The ‘negative’ leftovers were so lovely I couldn’t bring myself to throw them away, so, using the cut out cardstock as a stencil, I stuck the white ‘negative’ cuts onto my orange background. I then used an old store card to roughly scrape Heidi Swapp Metallic Teal Texture Paste onto the Fleur pattern to give it a bit of colour and make it stand out a little. A good tip is buy white texture paste and colour a bit to match your project, that way you can have any colour you want for a small amount of money!
Next I adhered my photo onto the background using 3D foam pads. The orange background paper I had chosen already had some white patterns in the bottom left hand corner, so I decided to make a feature of this and balance it out by adding some similar pieces of ephemera in the top right hand corner. I also added a lovely Perspective from BrambleFox in the bottom left hand corner.
Finally, I chose a selection of fleur and leaves ephemera pieces and adhered them to the bottom of my photo, which was incidentally right in the middle of the page and balanced out the diagonal design beautifully. More by chance than design, this cluster ended up being symmetrical which again balanced the page out well. I tucked a little tag behind the cluster, and added the die cut words for my title using 3D dimensional adhesive. I absolutely love the colours and the balance in this layout, and the photo I chose coordinates really well.
Thank you so much for reading, I’ll be back in October with my next bunch of layouts!