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!
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