Love Lovely Blooms
For the first layout, it came together pretty quickly. It must be the fastest layout I have completed so far! The idea was generated from one of the pattern paper in the collection – 2x12, 4x12 & 6x12 Elements. I am in awe with the cross stitched element, and being an avid book binder, stitching is my absolute favourite thing to do! The picture in this layout was a recent photo of me and my handmade clay bead necklace. It tells me how much I loved making handmade items, and I wanted to document this!
I added the cross stitch title “Love” directly to the background of this layout.
Topping up layers onto the layout is simple! I used some elements from the Bits & Pieces pack, including the sun, gnome, flowers, circular leaf, bird and bird cage. Instead of using the circular leaf element as a note card, I did some fussy cutting to eliminate the white areas and used it as a layering element. I have also die-cut some flowers and leaves to layer below the bird. There are also many elements in the 4x6 sticker pack! I used some phrases in this layout as well.
I sewed 3 pieces of pattern paper on the background, in order to highlight the 2 photos. Then, I added some floral die-cuts topped with the adhesive brads. Of course, the main highlight must be the gnomes!
Next, the cross stitch of the letters LOVE. I love the blend of the cross stitch with the floral elements! Lastly, I covered the photos and sprinkled some mists randomly across the layout.
On the second layout, I decided to use some photos which I found from some old photo album. This is one of my favourite childhood photos taken by my grandfather, and it showed me how innocent and carefree I was then.
I call this layout “Lovely Blooms”.
For this layout, I sewed some rosette looking circle elements using blanket stitch as a highlight. I varied the sizes used across the entire page, inspired by the blooms in this collection.
The title is sewn onto the layout. I love the cursive font used. These pieces can be found the Bits & Pieces pack. Totally useful pieces! Here and there I have used some enamel dots from the same collection. Enamel dots are small pieces which help to highlight important portions of the layout!
Here’s a closer look with the stitched rosette element and topped with the adhesive brads. They look so pretty! I have also diecut some leaf pieces and twigs as background to highlight the main element – the gnome! I am totally in love with these gnomes! Ain’t they cute!
Here’s a look at the layering of the other side of the layout. The layering of the mushroom pieces gave me much joy! Love how the greens work so well with the elements! There is another of the stitched rosette piece which I added the adhesive brads to. I am just too hooked on it!
There is much joy associated with this layout. I like how the nature elements complement with the photo!
Hope you enjoyed these layouts and get some inspiration! Thanks for stopping by today!