Hi Creative Friends,
Gwen with you on the blog today and this week our focus is on creating with multiple photos. Generally, I prefer to scrap one photo per page so it was fun to mix things up a bit and include more than one. I had these 2 cute pics of my kitty Ferris and thought they would be perfect. I seriously think this cat sleeps all day, it’s quite the life don’t you think!
The design for this page started with the photos which I knew I wanted to print smaller than usual. These are 3 inches x 3 inches. I would definitely recommend working with smaller prints if you are used to only using one photo at a time. I also knew I wanted to create a bold title, another reason for printing smaller than usual as I knew my title would fill up quite a bit of space on the page. I have used my Silhouette to cut the title from a plain piece of card stock, then I went about mounting it with the Sunbleached paper, I just love the ombre on this one, I didn’t want a pattern in my background here, I wanted something very simple and this paper was perfect.
Next, it was time to get about hand stitching. I punched small holes around the edge of the letters and then hand stitched using embroidery thread. I like to leave a small white space between the edge of the letters and my stitching so that it looks more like an outline rather than sitting directly on the edge.
I then also mounted this piece of white cardstock onto the Sweet Treats paper – just so that a small strip was showing at the top and a slightly larger one down the bottom. I also added stitching with my machine around the edge at this point.
Now was the time to place my photos and add my embellishment clusters. I wanted the design to be somewhat symmetrical, so I placed one photo under the title on the left and the other above the title on the right. I have mounted these using the striped side of the Coastal Chill paper and the lightest part of the Sunbleached paper. Next, I added the cute floral pieces from the accessory stickers sheet. I know it’s extravagant to use the 2 floral pieces from 2 separate sheets, but I had them there and I really wanted that part of the design to balance.
It was now time to finish off my title, I’ve done this with the Alphabet stickers. I pulled out the green letters on the sheet to help balance out the small green details from the flower clusters. There was already a lot of the warm peach tones, so I didn’t want to add to them, I wanted something to break them up a little. With such a big title, I wanted to keep the other elements on the page quite simple so I have just added a few wood veneer elements, these ones are from the Life is Beautiful collection and some sticker hearts also from the Accessory Sticker sheet.
Lastly, I added some cute enamel elements from the Enamel Shapes pack and the layout was done.
Thanks for popping by today, I hope you have enjoyed seeing how this one came together and I’d love to see your pages using more than one photo; so be sure to share them in the Cocoa Vanilla Studio Community, we do really love seeing your creations!
Until next time,