Hi there scrappers! Danni here sharing a large photo layout using Legendary. I was itching to get some outdoor photos scrapped with this collection, so I decided to use this landscape photo of Tasmania’s Dove Lake at Cradle Mountain. It’s such a stunning image and I have been waiting for the right collection to scrap it – the mountain images in Legendary made it absolutely perfect!
My layout base is a 12×12 pale blue cardstock background. I went through all the patterned papers in this collection and cut a bunch of different size triangles from contrasting colours and patterns. A little tip for cutting even triangles – cut squares or rectangles, fold in half and pinch at the centre to mark it, then use a paper trimmer to cut straight lines from the two bottom corners to the centre point.
To create texture and interest, I added machine stitching to edges of some triangles. On others I used either white gel pen or black pen to add sketchy lines or faux stitching, while a few I left blank. I then arranged all the triangles in a horizontal line across the page, making sure to overlap them. My intention was to create the illusion of a mountain range behind my photo. Because you can see the mountains reflected in the water, I added some triangles at the bottom pointing down as well. To create a 3D effect, I popped the peaks of mountains on foam squares.
I matted the photo with a single simple layer using Outdoors Type paper. I happened to find the perfect mountains die cut from the die cut ephemera, which I layered behind the Explore cut apart from Epic Tales paper as my title to left of my photo. Three tiny word stickers from the accessory stickers were perfect accents to the right and top of the photo. The mountain flair button to the right of my photo perfectly echoes the mountain die cut on the opposite side.
For the sky, I added the moon from the die cut ephemera and fussy-cut a bunch of stars from All Star paper. Next I scattered some stars from the clear stickers throughout the sky and a couple on top of my photo. I particularly love clear stickers for layering on photos! To fill in any gaps in the sky, I sprinkled in some enamel dots.
As a finishing touch I splattered some white, gold and black inks on the background, mountains and a little on the edge of the photo. I really hope you enjoyed joining me today and that you are inspired to scrap some of your outdoors photos with this amazing collection! There is a process video below too.