Hi Creative Friends,
Gwen with you up on the CUT to YOU blog today with a new share playing with some newly purchased scrappy goodies! There is nothing quite like new supplies and fresh-cut cut files to get you inspired right! Here is what I’ve created.
The idea for this page actually came from my photo and the sentiment from Pink Fresh Studio which says “You are my favourite notification”…. Miss 12 is ALL ABOUT her photo at the moment so it was very cute to document her on her phone instead of chatting to me on a recent ‘coffee date’ and that sentiment said it all 🙂 I’ve teamed it with two cut files, the first was the ‘Open Leaf‘ which I really just wanted to use a background layer and interest for my page and the ‘Oh So Lovely‘ sentiment title which yes, I’ve used as a title.
I’ve simply backed each of these in the pattern papers, I’ve chosen quite plain designs as I really wanted this page to have a clean and simple look about it. I knew I had the four photo collage as my photo to work with and didn’t want those four images cluttered by bold pattern papers. Oh, I did add some stitching, along the centre of the ‘Open Leaf’ design.
I’ve created the page as I normally would, first starting with the cut files, backing them and then nutting out the layout design. Normally that means positioning my photo first, but in this case, as I knew for sure I wanted to use that sentiment, it was a matter of positioning the sentiment, my photo and the cute Open Leaf cut file. Next, I positioned my title.
I like to lock in the position of larger elements first when designing the layout for page as I find if I leave these bigger pieces until later on, they rarely fit. Using them first up really guides me in the design. With all that locked in and looking good, it was now just a matter of adding in the smaller elements to finish off the page.
Here is a close up of the title… I have backed it here on foam tape for added dimension and love the shadow it creates when I do this.The extra embellishments rounded out my page nicely and I’ve called it done. I love the softness and clean lines of this one.
Thanks for popping by today,
Until next time,