martes, 7 de agosto de 2018

Large photo layout - Por Else

Hello creative friends!
Some days my head is exploding with new and creative ideas, some days there's not a single creative thought to be found... Very frustrating when you, right at that moment, have the time to scrap ;-)
Of course there is the social media and internet for mountains of inspiration, but you can also look back at your own creations for some inspiration. I remembered a full photo layout I did a few years ago, and decided to try this again.

I printed a photo on an A4 size and I chose to change it to black and white. I didn't use a regular scrapbook collection for this layout, but I used digital files I purchased at Etsy. I bought the flower arangements from a business on Etsy called 'Create the cut'. The pack is called 'rosewater' and it's really beautiful with watercolor flowers.
I decided I wanted a flower cluster on two opposite sides. Then the fussy cutting began... I don't mind some cutting, but sometimes I really wished I had a fancy cutting machine ;-)

To give the page some dimension, I created some french knots on the layout with embroidery thread. Pull the needle and thread through the paper, wrap the thread 3-4 times around the needle, like shown on the picture above. Then return the needle through the same hole in the paper and pull the thread through. This stitch looks like a little flower bud. It's subtle, but I love the extra interest it adds to the layout.

I finished the page with a large title, a few colorful labels and some gold Colorshine by Heidi Swapp.
Hope you can find some time to scrap and be creative! See you soon, XO Else

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