Hey everyone, Raquel here with a layout to share with you featuring the new Outfitters collection for Fathers week on the Pink Paislee blog.
When thinking about and planning this layout I was really inspired by a phrase I saw within the Outfitters collection. I found it on the papers, puffy stickers, and ephemera, and it gave me the inspiration for this design.
The quote was ‘find your true north’ …
This quote spoke to me in so many ways and made me reflect on how amazing my husband is as a man and as a father. The journaling reads:
Before you I was lost, with you I know where my compass is pointing and it always leads me to you. You are an amazing husband but an even more amazing father to our two children. We are blessed to have you, you are our true north.
The quote and thoughts about my husband and the father to my kiddies led me to this compass design. I found this compass cut file in the Silhouette Store and cut it from white cardstock. I used paper 04 (310336) and paper 02 (310334) to back the cut file design. I wanted to stick to the blue and grey tones on the page and add in pops of the copper through the embellishments.
The photo I am documenting on this layout was one taken when we went out one day as a family to our local waterfront area. I just love capturing moments like this from our lives. This photo honestly just melts my heart as it really just encapsulates what a great daddy he is. I did add a small pop of a doily to either side of the photo just to add a small layer. The entire 4×6″ black and white photo is also matted on paper 11 (310343).
The title ‘true north’ was created with the Outfitters Thickers (310346). I wanted the title to work in nicely from the design without detracting from the main focus of the photo. Curving the letters around the cut file helps to draw your eyes back up and into the main focus.
I decided to do some embellishing on a diagonal direction. I wanted to keep the layout balanced as the main design is central and circular. By embellishing and adding journaling on the diagonal it helped to balance the page and didn’t create a ‘top heavy’ or ‘bottom heavy’ design.
The top cluster contains a variety of elements from the collection including ephemera and puffy stickers and copper stickers from the sticker booklet. To add dimension I adhered some with varying depths of foam tape.
The bottom right corner is where I decided to add my journaling and a couple of smaller embellishments to keep the page balanced. By balanced I generally work in the ‘visual triangle’ method on all my pages. I guess it is one of my ‘go to’ things in terms of design.
As you can see from my layout, the Outfitters collection does not need to limit you to camping and adventure photos! I have a feeling that I am going to be able to scrapbook a multitude of events and moments from our lives using it.