Hi everyone! Danni here, back again playing with the beautiful Legendary collection. Once again, I am scrapping an outdoors photo and I chose this adorable photo of my son playing at a local park. This week we were challenged to feature the incredible Legendary free cutfiles that are available for download, and I decided to use the Adventure word as my title. I cut it once from the yellow side of Wild One patterned paper, then used the offset tool in Silhouette studio to cut a slightly larger backing piece from Offbeat patterned paper. I then went ahead and hand-stitched a single line of chain stitch following each of the letters. I am on a big hand-stitching kick lately, I just love the texture it provides, and I find the process very relaxing! Once I finished the stitching, I adhered the title to the backing piece using tacky glue.
Next I got to work on creating my background by using Offbeat and Epic Tales patterned papers to frame a piece of white mixed equipoise.online media cardstock and machine stitching around the edge using a combination of straight and zig zag stitch for added interest. I went through and distressed all the edges with my fingers to really emphasise the layers. Too jazz up the white background I added some colour in blue and yellow using watered-down artist acrylics and the packaging technique, followed by lots of splatters. I added some of the paint splatters from the Clear Stickers too, these are perfect for adding that mixed media effect.
I matted my photo in white followed by the orange One Way patterned paper to really draw the eye to the photo. I flipped One Way over and used the reverse side as a larger layering piece behind my photo, creating a space for embellishments to sit. I added some torn strips of Wild One paper as well for some extra colour.
To complete my title, I fussy-cut the ‘The Best’ banner from Epic Tales cut-apart patterned paper and layered it behind my main ‘Adventure’ title. I embellished either side of my photo using a combination of Accessory Stickers and Die Cut Ephemera, using several circular elements to tie in with the ‘The Best’ banner. The green ‘Let’s Go’ Flair Button was the perfect addition to this theme.
My few lines of journaling I added in strips of typeface font in that perfect little space below my title. I added in one of the tiny word stickers from the Accessory Stickers at the top of my photo to help frame it and finished the layout with a sprinkling of the Enamel Dots in all the colours. I’m really pleased with this one! It wasn’t planned out and definitely came together during the creative process, and those are definitely some of my favourite layouts.
There is a process video linked below if you would like to watch this one come together.