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Monday, 16 March 2015

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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.

6 comments:

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

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

    Hugs

    Di xx

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  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..

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

    Hope you have had a good day. Sue

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  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!

    Shoshi

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

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