Hey Hey! It’s Michelle here today with a new layout share featuring the These Days Collection, and boy was it a fun one to create! I had the joy this week of Scrap-lifting one of my fellow DT Members Kylie, and yes a challenge it was. I had the hardest time deciding which beautiful layout of hers to recreate as they’re all so stunning! I chose something wonderful that was created a couple of years back, heres my version…

Fussy cut florals eat your heart out! If you cant tell by what I’ve created, I chose the absolutely stunning layout Kylie created with the Unforgettable collection and all those beautiful hand made flowers. Now my layout doesn’t stack up to the amazing creation below, but I’m still pretty happy with the outcome.

To create my version of Kylies layout I turned the orientation of the layout around in a couple of different ways. I used the design of the layout as a sketch and both rotated and mirror flipped it to create the design of my own layout. I used similar elements and pattern ideas that Kylie has used, just in a slightly different way.

I started with a pattern paper background using a mix of dotted paper, wood grain paper and a multicolour pattern to peek out between the 2.  (Family Ties & Pretty Posies paper)

I scrapped a cute photo of Leila from many many moons ago, almost 10 years ago to be exact. I printed the photo in black and white as I knew I’d be adding A LOT of colour within the clusters of florals and didn’t want them to clash. I added a couple of layers of A5 papers behind and adhered it over the background using foam for a hint of dimension amongst all the other layers.

I added the title to the photo using a foam word title from the Unforgettable collection along with 2 cut apart pieces from the Good Life paper that I adhered with a little foam tape.

Next up was the fun part of creating clusters of florals in a diagonal line across the layout. I had pre-cut tonnes of flowers from the Home Grown paper in both 12×12 and A5 sizes while sitting on the couch one night a few weeks back so there was plenty to play with. I layered the florals using both foam tape and glue dots and added a touch of silver thread for added texture. The cute gold glitter heart adds another form of texture and dimension to the cluster along with the cute mini puffy hearts

I used more of the same elements in the top cluster too. Just love these colours together

On the right side of the photo I’ve added more florals in a mini cluster along with a frame from the Wall of Frame paper, cut apart pieces from the Good Life paper, more puffy stickers and thread

I really enjoyed creating this layout, especially making floral clusters with all those gorgeous flowers and I certainly never grow tired of creating with them.

Well friends that’s all from me today. Thank you so much for stopping by!
Until next time, Happy Scrapping

Michelle x

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