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.


  1. This layout is so adorable Laura! Love the die cut, embellie clusters and the sweet photo! xx

  2. What a darling layout Laura! Such a lovely photo and the goodies you used complement it perfectly!


    Di xx

  3. Taking the time to match up all your papers and embellishments certainly pays off. The D.P.goes so very well with the tee shirt colour. I like your concept of having a cluster of three around the photo and then having your eye drawn back to the top of the page with the last one. I do belive this is your first time playing so welcome and thankyou for fluttering by #26. hugs Mrs A..

  4. Loving the LO. Glad you find getting bits together helps get the LO done.

    Hope you have had a good day. Sue

  5. What a very pretty page, Laura. Thank you for your nice comment and for your kind thoughts. I am exhausted by all this emotion and just want my life back!


  6. A very pretty design and fab finished effect. Andree (Guest Designer Butterfly Challenge #26)


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