Hi everyone, its Melissa and I’m back with you today to share another layout that I made with the gorgeous ‘DAYDREAM’ collection.  I’m nearly ready to start creating Christmas layouts, but first I wanted to create a layout with the signature paper from this range called ‘OVER THE RAINBOW’, and I’m sure you’ll know which paper I’m talking about because it has the woodgrain on the A side and the rainbow on the B side.  I’ve seen a lot of beautiful layouts created with both sides of this paper, and I wanted to challenge myself to use the rainbow with hand stitching.

I also wanted to challenge myself to use more that one paper for my background. The ‘SUN SHOWER’ paper was perfect with the raindrops, and then I used ‘SWEET SERENITY’ for the remainder of the background.  I love the way that the rainbow stops the rain!!

I started by cutting apart the rainbow, and then I pulled matching threads in each of the colours.  Last time I created with Daydream I did some hand stitching on one of the ephemera rainbows, and I decided I wanted to recreate that to really help the rainbow shine.  I especially love stitching sequins, and all of the sequins on this layout are from the ‘SEQUINS & FLOWERS’ pack. I even stitched the tiny gold sequins in the zig zag pattern printed on the paper.

For my embellishment I predominantly used fussy cut floral clusters from ‘GARDEN VARIETY’ and I love how they look with around my photo and tucked under pieces of the rainbow.  Of course I had to use a ‘PUFFY HEART’ too!!

As explained in my journalling, the photo is a sweet photo of my youngest daughter Ava which I took in our local deli!  I found that the best place for my journalling was in the centre of the smallest part of the rainbow.

I also added some of the phrases from the ‘ACCESSORY STICKERS’ which are always perfect if you don’t journal, or if you want a couple of words to help tell your story.  The papers that mat my photo are from the ‘6X8 PAPER STACK’ and I purposefully chose papers that were darker to contrast against all of the lighter rainbow colours. 

Sometimes I really struggle with the words for a title for my layout, and I love that I found a title for my page easily from the ‘DIE CUT TITLES’.

I hope you have enjoyed learning about my thoughts behind the creation of my layout!  I have a process video that you can watch below.


Take care

Melissa xx





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