One for You and One for Me

One for You and One for Me

Hello everyone and welcome back to the blog today, Chantalle with you today and I’d love to share some layouts that I have created using (the very aptly named) 'Beautiful’ collection. Two pages, each using the same collection and title, but one is for my friend and one is a beautiful reminder of special friendships that I enjoy. 
Your Life is Beautiful
I remember seeing these photos and asking if I could scrap them for my girlfriend. I just loved the tender family moments they captured and they go so perfectly with this line. The pretty foil accents in ‘Beautiful' also gave me the opportunity to have a play with some awesome Deco Foil products which I have been waiting to try out!
For the base, I’ve used one 12x12 sheet of ‘Be Amazing’ which has a subtle mint green and white polka dot print. I will also tell you that the reverse of this paper is so pretty, I got a spare to use for fussy cutting! I absolutely adore the combination of muted colours, foil and vintage florals in this collection. The bottom of the paper as some roses printed on it, which I have added to with some fussy cut florals from the paper mentioned above and also the same paper from the 6x8 Paper Pad. I’ve done this so I have a subtle variety of the same shapes in slightly different sizes.
As I mentioned, I used some Deco Foil products on this page, namely the Foam Adhesive and some gold foil. What I really like about this foil application is that you don’t need any laminators to apply the foil. It simply sticks to the foam with a gentle manual application. I wanted to create some small 3-dimensional accent stickers, so I peeled away some of the protective paper and applied some foil to the sticky area. I then punched through the foam with a small circle punch, and an eyelet punch.
Here you can see a couple of the little circles peeking out. I used gold foil to coordinate with the foiled Bits & Pieces and stickers I have used.
Another hint of gold was added with the help of my sewing machine and some gold multimedia thread.
I’ve added a bit of stitching to various size hearts to add interest. Machine stitching die cuts pieces together is a great way to get a shop bought look in no time at all! The large black pennant was from the ‘Beautiful’ 6x8 Paper Pad and serves as the title for the page.
There are lots of little elements going on in this page. Clear stickers, some die cut shapes, chipboard stickers and a few hints of lush gold and glossy enamel dots.
As a final finishing touch, I used my water brush pen to add some rosey hues to a few of the black and white flowers. It tied the photos in with the papers better and brought a touch of warm to the bottom half of the page. I really hope she likes it!
This next page is for me to keep. I have shifted focus to some brighter notes and it amazes me how the same collection elements can create a totally different look.

The page also has the same title in the form of this fabulous large chipboard sticker. The ‘Beautiful’ chipboard stickers are a firm favourite!

The title cluster came together over a foiled floral base. I liked the idea of using some more florals, so I used my Silhouette Cameo together with a cut file from Just Nick Studio and some Deco Foil Peel ’n Stick Toner Sheets. These sheets can be laid directly on to your Silhouette cutting mat. I used a blade setting of 5 and cut on a slow speed of 2. It cut beautifully! I then popped some pretty Pink Melon Deco Foil over the toner area and placed it inside some wax paper (supplied with the product.) I set my Minc machine to a low heat similar to a laminator and then ran the die cut shape through it. Perfect foil application! 

The pink really brings the black and white shades to life! The bunch of flowers have been fussy cut from the ‘Beautiful’ 6x8 Paper Pad. This size pad is brilliant as it can be used with planners as well as smaller projects. A few other embellishments add interest and movement, like the sweet feather stickers (4x6 Stickers Sheets) and the Clear Stickers.

For a bit of element play, I have also stamped some simple feather shapes on to the spotty ‘Follow Your Heart’ paper, again from the 6x8 Pad. I like the fact that the spot matches but is ever so slightly different in size. It helps the feathers stand out and blend in if you know what I mean!

A bit of misty droplets and some golden thread finish off this page, which I just adore.

Thank you so much for joining me today!