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Sweet Eliza | Love Always | Mandy Melville

Hi everyone! Mandy here today to share my latest design team layout with you! This time I used the beautiful Love Always collection to document a photo of my beautiful little niece. I adore the pretty pastel colours in this collection, and I think it’s perfect for scrapbooking baby photos!

Here’s my layout…

How sweet is my little niece, Eliza?!! I love being an auntie, and I just adore her so much!!

I wanted this layout to feature a minimalist design, and let me tell you, it was so hard to not add more things to the page! Sometimes I think a minimalist design is harder to achieve than a layout with more on it because you have to be more deliberate about what you add to the page. But I’m so happy with how it turned out, and the soft pinks and greys in the Love Always collection were so perfect for this layout!

The first thing I did was matt my white cardstock background with the reverse side of the Lovely Things patterned paper. I also added some machine stitching around the edge of the white cardstock which adds some subtle texture to the page.

Because I was keeping the embellishing to a minimum on this page, I wanted to add lots of layers behind my photo to create some extra interest. Included in the layers are a couple of patterned papers from the collection, including Note to Self and Frolic (reverse side), as well as a doily from my stash, a scallop die cut from the ephemera pack and a film strip die cut from the Wild at Heart ephemera. I also added some foam tape behind my photo to lift it up off the page and give it some extra dimension.

I tucked a wood veneer flower underneath the left hand side of the photo. I absolutely LOVE the wood veneer pieces in this collection – they’re so beautiful!! I also popped a chipboard sticker on top of the left hand side of the photo. How pretty is the scripty font on that sticker?!

I created my title using a wood veneer word combined with the Love Always Alphabet Stickers. I love how soft and pretty these alphas are!

I finished my layout off by adding a couple of die cut hearts to the page, as well as a bitty bloom. And lastly I added a few grey ink splatters.

Thanks so much for joining me on the blog today! I look forward to sharing another project with you later this month.

I also have a process video for this layout if you’d like to see how it came together.

Mandy x

By | 2017-09-12T19:24:51+00:00 September 1st, 2017|Design Team, Inspiration, Love Always|1 Comment

About the Author:

Mandy lives on the beautiful Central Coast of New South Wales, Australia. She is married to Andrew, and has three kids, Abigail (12 years), Isaac (9 years), and Eleanor (2 years). She's been scrapbooking for about 12 years, since her eldest was a baby, and says she enjoys it now more than ever! She loves preserving her family’s precious memories and equally loves the creative outlet that scrapbooking provides! Mandy mostly likes to create 12x12 layouts, but is always excited to try new things. In 2016 she ventured into the world of traveler’s notebooks and is loving creating in this format as well. Mandy's style could best be described as clean and layered with lots of colour.

One Comment

  1. Naomi 02/09/2017 at 8:30 pm - Reply

    Yes I agree it is not easy to do but you did it, this is such a beautiful page 😍

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