Hello crafty friends, today is throwback Thursday! I knew I wanted to use this gorgeous paint brush cut file from Confessions of a Paper Addict and my layout flowed from there. I dug deep into my CVS stash and realised that although I do not have much of collections left I had enough using a large cut file.

I used a wood grain paper to cut the handles of the brushes and to add visual interest I used a rose gold glitter paper which contrasted wonderfully against the black. Instead of using the cut file paint brush strokes I used the clear stickers paint strokes from various older collections. I love how they turned out!

I then embellished each paint brush by adding floral clusters tucked behind the wood part of the paint brush. I added butterfly flairs, and clear stickers in a way they look like they are flying into and away on my page.

I next added my photo with foam tape which is a 3.5 x 3.5 inches.I added it off centre to the middle paintbrush. To frame may photo I found two large die cut butterflies at tucked under my photo each side. I found some black phrase sentiments and chose a relevant one to my theme and added directly under my photo.

I found a die cut title and added with foam tape, just above it a added another phrase die cut as my sub title and to finish off I added a clear sticker camera.

Since I had every clear sticker sheet out that I owned I went back and added some more clear stickers, the mixed media strokes. I found another flair with Life is Good which was in a orange tone so blended perfectly with the colours of my layout.

I do love how this turned out and enjoyed the challenge of using my stash and older CVS collections/embellishments. Clear stickers have always been a favourite embellishment for me and they really added beautiful colour and texture to my layout.

Thank you for stopping by today and have a wonderful week!

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