Hey everyone, Raquel here today sharing a new layout for our ‘Rainbows’ theme with you all. Of course I had to use the stunning new Daydream collection to create this layout. I have also used two cut files from the Cut to You store as the main design elements on this page.

Here is the layout that I created:

These photos I am documenting were taken on Mother’s Day this year. In Victoria in May we were in COVID restrictions so this made our Mother’s Day look a lot different to what it may have looked like in the past. Although different I was glad to be able to capture a few pics of the kiddies and I together. The photos do capture the kids personalities beautifully.

I printed the series of photos using my Canon Selphy and made them a bit over an inch wide and about 6” long. I wanted it to mimic a photo strip. Of course I printed them in black and white, one of my fave ways to print photos.

For the rainbow I used a selection of papers in the 6×8 paper pad. I started with the pinks, then used blue and yellow for the other parts of the rainbow. The backing of the cut file did take a while but the finished result was worth it. I decided that I wanted to place it on the upper area of the page and the title underneath. The cut file is adhered to the page using foam adhesive to give it that dimension.

I decided to place the photo strip to the right of the rainbow and embellish on that right side using florals that were both fussy cut from papers but also from the ephemera packs. I love the way that florals allow you to layer and create so much detail on a layout.

The title of the page is created using a cut file and a title piece from the die cut title pack. The journaling was typed on my typewriter and adhered In strip form underneath.

To help balance the top heaviness of the layout on that right side I created a small cluster of embellishments to the bottom left of the page. This really helps to move your eyes around the page from the photo to the rainbow then to the title in a triangular shape. I used one of the gorgeous hearts on this page and I absolutely adore how it looks! I was able to adhere it really easily using a liquid adhesive.

I hope that you have been inspired by my layout today.  It has been so nice having creative time amongst supporting my own children and teaching remotely for this past 6 weeks, its been a challenging time.

Thanks for stopping by the CVS blog today, take care

Raquel xxx

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