Hello everyone, its Melissa here and I’m so happy to be back sharing with you, this time a Valentines Layout for our Love theme. Valentines Day isn’t a huge celebration or holiday here in New Zealand, but it is an opportunity to reflect on the love that I have for my husband. Its also the perfect excuse to scrapbook us instead of the kids!! I created this layout with the gorgeous Daydream Collection and a cut file by Confessions of a Paper Addict.
I stated by applying gesso to my white cardstock to prepare for mixed media. I chose some soft and pretty water soluble crayons in colours that would match the colours in Daydream and applied them with the packaging (smooshing, kissing etc) technique. I used my heat gun to dry off each layer. Once all my layers were complete I added some splatters of water activated splatters. I love the soft and pretty effect all my layers create!
I backed the cut file with predominantly papers from the 6 x 8 Paper Stack. I love the smaller scale of these patterns, and selected smaller repeating designs for the little envelopes and florals. I embellished the envelopes with fussy cut flowers, stickers from the Accessory Sticker Sheet, and even included Flair Button! The photo is of my husband and I (featuring our daughter photo-bombing!) on a day that we went boating at our largest local lake during January.
I used the 6 x 8 version of Stepping Stones to back the letter part of the cut file. This was perfect to contain my journalling! I embellished the letter with a Puffy Heart.
The word “Love” from the Die Cut Titles was perfect for my title, I needed a title that didn’t take up too much space, so that it would be of the right scale to not dominate the layout. My final step was to back the layout onto Happy Place.
I love how soft and pretty this layout turned out, a little different for me and perfect for my family scrapbook album!
I made a process video that you can watch below.
Happy Valentines Day tomorrow!