Hey there, friends! Missy here, and I have two layouts to share today using the beautiful Posh collection. It’s such a versatile line, and I love that you can create different color schemes with it and make it look like two different collections. There is a lot of navy blue, which I love. But for my first layout, I challenged myself to not use any navy blue. I wanted to create a soft and light look using a lot of the pretty floral images.
I used a black & white photo of my daughter, and I was inspired by a 3x4 SN@P! card covered in flowers. I love the “hello beautiful” sentiment, and I wanted to use that as my title. I used the Choose Happy patterned paper for my background because of the floral clusters and the white space. I wanted to place the photo in the lower left corner since she’s looking up to the right. So my design sort of goes in a diagonal to follow her eyes.
I decided to create a fun XOXO design in the background, so I created it in my Silhouette software and then cut it. I backed it with patterned papers and then added a bit of white gesso over some it. I used some watercolors to add some background interest and then stitched around the letters with shiny gold thread. I fussy cut the XO from a 4x6 Snap card and then added a fun shiny gold die cut over it. I love using the Clear Stickers and Word Label Stickers for embellishments, too.
Here you can really see the gesso and watercolor area. I love how that turned out! The colors are so light and pretty, and the floral clusters are gorgeous. I fussy cut those from Snap cards. I added some tangled thread for extra interest, color & texture as well. I think the stitching really gives it a finished look.
Here’s that beautiful card that I began with. I added those fussy cut floral clusters for even more flowers…I just couldn’t get enough of them! I added some white tissue paper and foam under the photo.
I love layering embellishments right on top of my photo if there’s room. These flowers are perfect for that. Plus, it looks like she’s looking at them.
Here’s one last close-up of the top right area. I added another fussy cut floral cluster, tangled thread, stickers and a fussy cut phrase. Those Snap cards are a great source of images and phrases to cut to use on your pages. This one was perfect.
I was very happy with how this turned out, and it shows how you can get a soft and light page using this collection.
For my second layout, I did use the navy blue color, and it completely changes the look of everything. I think by adding that one color, you can get totally different looks with your color schemes. I decided to use lots of the Washi Tape for this layout. There are two different washi sets, and they both include some navy blue. I took some white cardstock and punched different sized circles. I used all six rolls of tape to cover all the circles. I created a vertical design with them, and I used my finger to smudge down some clear gesso all around the circles. I used some oil pastels and gelatos to smudge some matching colors around the circles and where the photo was going to go. It was really fun mixing and matching colors to match the colors in the tapes. I used a small black & white photo because I wanted to use that cute 3x4 Snap card as part of my title. The black & white really pops against all those bright colors. I love how the navy color adds a different feel than leaving it out and going with just the light colors.
I love these colors! Once I had my circles taped down and all the background color on, I machine stitched through all the circles in coordinating thread colors. The stitching not only makes sure things aren’t going to move, but it also adds color & texture. I also used a couple of the Epoxy Metal Clips as layering pieces behind two of the circles.
There are so many fun stickers in this line, and I added one under my photo. The Clear Stickers were perfect for this because my background was mostly white. You can really see those on a white or solid background. I layered more thread under some of the circles & the photo.
I added some ink splatters in coordinating colors. I also fussy cut another flower cluster (this time with navy blue included) as a little layer behind my photo. I used my craft knife to slice around some of the petals so they would overlap onto the photo. I added foam adhesive under the photo to give it some dimension.
This SN@P! card was just begging to be part of my title, so I layered my photo on top of it and added some of the Combo Cardstock stickers to it. I love how it turned out even though the photo overlaps some of the letters. I love that cute little clear camera sticker!
Here’s another angle of the top area. I used a tiny circle punch to get a few smaller circles in the mix, and I also added more Clear Stickers as well as another Epoxy Metal Clip. I love using those as a layering embellishment, or you can break off the clip part and use those like you would a brad.
I can’t believe both of these pages came from the same collection! I love how different they look, and you know you have a great collection when you can make girly color schemes AND not-so-girly color schemes. I hope you challenge yourself to try to get some different looks out of it.
Have a great day!