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I have gone way overboard on photos for this layout but it seems kind of fitting.  I have gone way overboard (for me, for my usual) on the layout too!

This is version 3.0!  It evolved a lot as I was working.  I was so into the process I don't think it has ever taken me so long to create a layout!  Where to start?  The cut files.  There are two cut files stacked together.  I drew them up in procreate and cut them out of kraft with my Silhouette Cameo.

The pine branches (underneath) were sprayed with a few green and brown inks.  The holly and ivy branches were backed with patterned papers.  People say it is hard to match greens.  I wholeheartedly ignore this and put as many greens together as possible whenever possible.  I think I have 8 shades on this layout and that makes me happy!

Let's talk dimension.  There is a LOT!  The pine branches have naturally curled with the moisture of the ink sprays.  The holly and ivy branches are popped up on foam.  I have added copper foiled acetate branches (Pretty Little Studio) which are only secured at their very base.  Even the sequins (from Pretty My Page a few years back) I tucked amongst the foliage are curved.  All in all the enamel dots look quite flat in comparison!

The background is made up of white offcuts sewn together to make a 12x12.  That was the original plan - a whole 12x12.  I added various sprays and splatters in greens, coppers, browns and a red.  I'm always careful with red as it can look a bit like a murder scene if you start splattering it around.  This particular ink is called rose gold red from Shimmerz and is quite wine-y rather than bloody.

The copper alphas are from Pink Fresh Studio.  I love them but they are a pain in the butt as they need extra adhesive to stick.  That's not unusual for alphas, it's just that these ones are so skinny and sleek that it is a job and a half to get the glue on them.

The photo is me in a scarf that my friend made me.  It gives the snuggliest cuddle a scarf can give!  I like to add a few layers behind my photo using the same papers used to back the cut file.

The first detour happened when I decided I needed a border.  I trimmed a few millimetres from each edge of the 12x12 and backed it on to a kraft 12x12.  I then felt t needed more red so added sewing around the edge of the kraft...

I didn't like it so I cut a circle from the middle of the original white 12x12.  I added a line of sewing around the edge.  I played around with layers and backing colours and finally settles on a green 12x12 with vellum and red circular layers and a tonne of spatters!  Not content with the dimension from the foliage I also added a layer of foam behind the white circle.

I love how it turned out.  Thanks for stopping by!

linking up at Inspire Me Monday


  1. Thanks for sharing your beautiful SB layout at Inspire Me Monday at Create With Joy - congrats on being one of our featured guests this week! :-)


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