Hi everyone! It’s Sue Plumb here today to share my latest design team page with you. This layout is actually the very first page I created with the brand new ‘Daydream’ collection, even though I am only sharing it now. When I cracked open this collection to create, I couldn’t help myself but reach for the adorable Over the Rainbow paper first. (I think there are lots of people who did the same – including our design team!) You may recall seeing lots of rainbow themed layouts over the past week from our team as part of our rainbow theme, so I thought what better time to share this page and join in the fun!

Now the funny thing about this layout, is I already knew I was going to make it before I even received the collection. (Very unlike me to plan a page ahead of time!) As soon as I saw Zoe’s reveal of this paper, I knew I wanted to use a silhouetted photo of my daughter standing under the rainbow (so I had her pose for the photo in advance).
I started my layout by adding a little bit of extra detail to the paper. I used a fine tip white paint pen to add faux stitched detail along the edges of some of the rainbow arches, and then faux hand stitched details onto the blue hearts.

I then cut around my photo to get rid of all the background and placed some messy white cotton thread for soft texture where my photo was going to go. I used some scrap cardboard behind the photo to pop it up from the page.
Once I had the photo in place I added a floral piece from the Die Cut Ephemera pack along the bottom edge of the page so it looked as though she was springing from a bunch of flowers. I also added a small floral sprig and the fantabulous banner piece to cover her hand.

Now it was time to add some extra detail around my page. In keeping with the whimsical scene I was creating, I added the die cut sun from the ephemera pack in the top right corner of the page using some foam tape to pop it up. I also used the happy days words from the ephemera pack as my page title.

With my daughter’s pose of her hand being held joyfully in the air, I wanted to create a look as though she was scattering some fun / happiness / rainbow vibes, so I used a selection of sequins from the Sequins & Flowers pack and stuck them as though they were being thrown from her hand.
I also added three fussy cut butterflies from the All Aflutter paper, placing them so they were on the coordinating coloured arch on the rainbow.
I finished off with a few happy phrase stickers from the Accessory Sticker sheet placed onto the rainbow and my page was done. This whimsical scene was unlike my usual style of page, but I really had fun creating it and I am happy I could bring my vision to life. (And my daughter absolutely loves it, which is the most important thing, right?!)

 

Thanks so much for stopping by so I could share this with you. If you haven’t managed to find the ‘Daydream’ collection yet because your favorite store sold out, rest assured that plenty of re-stocks have been shipped, so check with them to see if they have it coming.
Until next time, happy scrapping!

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