Hi Pink Paislee fans! It’s Ashley Horton and I’m stopping in today to share a winter-themed layout with you using the Moonstruck collection. Winter can be a tricky thing in our neck of the woods. One day it can be freezing and the next day it can be near 80 degrees. Oh the joy of living in the South! We did get lucky with a bit of cold weather at the beginning of last December and I had a little photoshoot with the kids at one of our local Christmas tree farms. One of my favorite photos was of our oldest daughter posing in front of one of the trees.
When you’re using a collection that doesn’t necessarily fit the theme of your layout, it’s a great opportunity to get creative. Looking at the Moonstruck collection you might not think winter, but it’s easy to do when you think outside the box. I grabbed a couple of the blue patterned papers from the collection and used my Silhouette Cameo to cut a large title. I wanted to add dimension to the title, so I backed each of the words with pop dots to raise the words off of the white cardstock background.
I wanted to tuck the photo in beside the title to keep the main elements of the layout clustered together. When I started embellishing, I had to look for products in the collection that were generic enough to go with the winter theme of my layout. I chose a few rub-ons, ephemera pieces, puffy stickers, and cork pieces that fit in with the layout design.
Once I had the title, photo, and the Moonstruck embellishments in place, I felt like the layout needed something extra to give it a more wintry look. The idea of snowflakes popped in my head, so I cut several sizes on my Cameo and added them to the background. After all of the snowflakes were in place, I used my sewing machine to stitch through each one. I always love to have some type of stitching on my layouts whether it’s machine stitching or hand stitching.
I hope you’ve been inspired today to look at your collections in a new way! What can you create with the Moonstruck collection that’s outside the box, or with any of your other favorite Pink Paislee collections?