Hey friends!

Mandy here with you today to share my take on the “do-over” theme! I decided to re-work a masculine layout that I created with the Boys Rule collection, and I created a feminine version using the gorgeous Happiness collection. I really enjoyed this theme, as I don’t often scraplift myself, and it was definitely a lot of fun! I documented a photo of my youngest daughter Eleanor, taken when we visited the Hunter Valley Gardens recently.

Here’s my original layout that I used as inspiration for this page…

As you can see, I kept the basic design of the page the same, but I flipped it horizontally so that my photo would be over on the right hand side of the page rather than the left. I did this so that my daughter would be facing into the centre of the page rather than away from it, as I think this helps to keep the viewer’s eye from drifting off the page. I used both sides of the Expressive patterned paper, as well as the reverse side of the Bright & Beautiful paper to create the layers behind my photo. I also used one of the papers from the 6×8 paper pad.

I matted my photo using the reverse side of the Botanical Bliss patterned paper, which I think helps it to really pop off the page, and then I adhered it using craft foam for added dimension. I also added my title across the bottom of the photo using one of the words from the cardstock titles pack. I love how easy it is to add a title to your layouts using these, and there are so many words to choose from in the pack!

I created a pretty floral cluster under the top right hand corner of the photo using a few of the floral die cuts from the collection. I also tucked the ‘fun’ die cut under the right hand side of the photo, and added a butterfly sticker to the cluster as well.

To give the layout a diagonal flow, and to balance out the cluster in the top right, I added another floral cluster on the bottom left hand corner of the photo. This one I fussy cut out of the Botanical Bliss patterned paper. I added a couple more butterflies to the page, cut from one of the 6×8 papers, and then finished the layout off with a sprinkling of clear stickers and enamel dots.

It was so much fun being able to re-create one of my older layouts, and it made this page come together really quickly as the design of the layout was already taken care of. And even though it is a scraplift, I like that the new layout actually ended up turning out quite different to the first layout, so it still looks original!

I hope that you enjoyed taking a look at my layout today! Thanks so much for joining me here!

Mandy x

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