Hello Hello! It’s Michelle back here today with a new layout share featuring the wonderful Daydream Collection. I’ve chosen to document Leila’s first day back at school photo for 2021 and created a grid using squares of pattern paper from the A5 paper stack.

Its getting harder each year to capture the first day back photo, this years happen to be taken at the end of the day so Leila’s looking a little rough around the edges haha.

I chose a grid design for this layout as I find they are the easiest and quickest way to get a layout done when your lacking mojo or even just strapped for time. I used a mix of patterns from the A5 paper stack that complimented each other as a base for the layout. All were cut into 4x4inch squares and the pieces layered under and on top were slightly smaller by about 1/8 of an inch.  Each square has some sort of machine stitching added apart from the top left which has stitching through the photo.

I’ve used the Stepping Stones and Sun Shower pattern papers for the top left of the grid, raising the photo up with some foam then adding a banner from the Happy Place 12×12 sheet, heart accessory sticker and date tag from the A5 size Happy Place paper.

I created 1 large cluster of embellishments on the bottom right square using a quote from the A5 Happy Place paper, fussy cut florals from the Garden Variety paper, circle frame from the ephemera pack, word sticker and green puffy heart. The papers used on this area of the grid are Up in the Clouds and  Sun Shower.

The title square came next using my favourite white alpha stickers, label tag from 12×12 Happy Place paper and some fussy cut florals from Garden Variety. Like always I’ve sewn through all the alpha stickers to keep them adhered for years to come. The pattern papers I used for this part of the grid are Daisy Days and Sweet Serenity.

I added a chunk of handwritten journaling using notepaper that I sewed onto the top right grid section. I also added more fussy cut florals to the edge, overlapping the notepaper and pattern papers. Patterns used are Happy Place and All A Flutter

Along the top of the layout I added an uneven strip of wood grain, Over the Rainbow, and sewed it in place with a tiny strip of Daisy Days

There’s another strip of wood grain along the bottom edge of the layout to bring it all together along with one last accessory word sticker.

I also gave the layout a good splattering of gold ink and a sprinkling of tiny fussy cut flowers on the edges of the clusters.

Heres one final look at the entire layout..

Well that’s all from me today, Thanks so much for stopping by. Be sure to share in the comments below your go to process on how you get layouts done when you’re lacking time and mojo.

Until next time Happy Scrapping!
Michelle x

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