Hello everyone!! Its Melissa here and I’m so happy to be back with you again!  Our theme is “Home is Where the Heart Is” and I decided to scrapbook a photo of the lake that is 5 minutes from my house that I regularly ride my mountain bike around, and I definitely consider it home as my area was even named after it! Legendary is the perfect collection for documenting outdoor photos and stories!

I live in Queenstown New Zealand, which is an alpine resort that has mountains and lakes. I chose a cut file from Paige Evans with a phrase that was perfect for a home layout because I literally live between a mountain range and a lake.  I choose “OFFBEAT” for my background paper because its border features and mixed media look was perfect for the cut file and my photo.

In order to back my cut file I selected patterned papers that suited the landscape theme of the page.  The blue and white stripes of “WILD ONE” were perfect for the waves on the lake, for the trees I used “EXPLORER” and a green pattern that I cut from “TOTAL LEGEND” which includes lots of cut apart patterns.  The map print on “OUTDOORS TYPE” was perfect for the grass, and I backed the mountains with “ALL STAR“, and “BRAVE HEART“.  For the clouds I used “TOTAL LEGEND” which I orientated in two different ways for some visual difference.  I made tiny shaker pockets with white glitter for the snowy caps of the mountains. 

I kept my embellishment very simple because the cut file did so much of the work for me.  I backed the large open part of the cut file behind the words on the cut file with velum.  And for this reason I didn’t add any mixed media like splatters because I didn’t want to add too much extra detail.  I embellished with stickers from the “ACCESSORY STICKERS“, and stars a ticket and a tab from the “DIE CUT EPHEMERA“.  My title is from the “DIE CUT WORDS”.

You can read my hand written journalling below, and my final touch were some “ENAMEL DOTS”.

I also made a process video, which you can watch below:

Have an awesome rest of your week!

Melissa xx




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