Hello everyone!

Mandy here today to share a new layout with you. This week on the blog it’s all about different ways of featuring your photos. When creating a layout I always try to make the photo/s the focus of the page. Sometimes I only need one photo to tell the story, and other times it’s important to include more, but either way, all of the other elements on a page are there to complement and support the photo and story. For today’s layout I wanted to include three photos – one with each of my kids on Mother’s Day, and I chose to use one of my all-time favourite collections, Daydream to document these photos.

I started this layout off with a sheet of the All Aflutter paper as my background. I trimmed it down to 11 inches square, added some machine stitching around the edge, and then matted it on the Happy Place paper. This framed the layout nicely, and helped to make all of the elements on the page feel contained.

Next I cut my title using my new little Cricut Joy (which my hubby surprised me with for Mother’s Day!). I chose one of the phrases available to download within the Cricut Design Space and cut the word ‘happy’ from the Over the Rainbow paper and ‘Mother’s Day’ from the Sun Shower paper. I then created an offset and cut this from white cardstock, which helped the title to really pop and stand out from the background. I also adhered my title using foam tape to give it some nice dimension and shadows.

I matted my 3×4 inch photos with various patterned papers from the 6×8 Inch Paper Stack, and then arranged them around the title, creating a visual triangle.

Next I created two floral clusters, one in the top left and the other above the photo in the bottom right. This helps to give a diagonal flow to the layout, drawing the viewer’s eye down the page and through the title and photos. I used various floral and leaf die cuts in the clusters, layering them up and adhering some with foam tape for extra dimension and interest.

I finished the page off with a couple of little moths/butterflies that I fussy cut out of one of the 6×8 papers, as well as a few little heart stickers. I also added my typed journaling next to the photo at the top of the page.

Thanks so much for joining me here on the blog today. I’ve hope that you’ve been inspired by how I’ve included multiple photos on my layout.

Mandy x