Monday, 16 March 2015
love you lots
Today I am going to walk through how I made this layout...
First off I gather my supplies. I find it much easier to make if everything is in arms reach. The M.E. prevents me from getting up every two minutes to pick an extra piece of paper or a different embellishment, so I have found a little thought before hand means I can create much more freely and happily.
I knew I wanted to use this cut file from my Silhouette Cameo. (This is the second ever cut! All very exciting!) Unfortunately I don't know where the cut file is from - I scanned the web for freebies and saved them without noting what was from where, duh!
I gathered these pretties to match and compliment the paper. I always gather a little it more than I will actually use - a little safety net I suppose.
And then I gathered some white for matting and layering the photo on. I went with whites to stop the photo blending in with the background paper as they are similar colour palettes. These are all offcuts from other projects that I squared off and popped in colour folders. I like doing this as when I want some white mats they are ready to be chosen and used straight away. I have a folder for each colour of the rainbow, and extras for white, black, brown and grey/silver/gold.
Here are some of the details. I went for three clusters around the photo and then one at the top of the page. It is just a matter of picking things up and trying them in different places. A sprinkling of butterflies or/and enamel dots always helps!
I hope you liked seeing a bit more of my process. Thanks for stopping by!
Sharing at The Playground, Mrs A's Butterfly Challenge and Inspire Me Mondays.