Hey Pink Paislee fans, it’s Elsie here! Big titles are are great technique to use on your layouts and crafty projects. Whether you use a big title to supersize your journalling, include a favourite quote or, like I’m showing you today, create a background element, there are so many ways to use them.
I love to create scenes with my pages, and so I came up with a way to incorporate a large title into my design. I’ve recently purchased a Silhouette (yay!), and I’m having loads of fun playing with it. I played around with a few ideas until I settled on a circular design, with my title framing the inside of the circle.
I’ve been wanting to make a mermaid layout for a while, and the combination of the Summer Lights and Oh My Heart collections provided the perfect papers and embellishments to create this page! I was very inspired by one of my favourite Disney films growing up, The Little Mermaid, and so I thought it would be fun to include some of the lyrics of ‘Part of Your World’ into my layout.
To create this I simply drew a large circle in my Silhouette software, typed some of the song’s lyrics and chose a plain serif font, as I didn’t want it to be too distracting as I knew this would become a background element. I cut it out with my machine and backed it with one of my favourite papers from Summer Lights: paper 09. The water pattern is so beautiful and unique; I’m completely obsessed!
A circle design is one of my favourite designs to use on my pages, because it means that any elements I have overlapping and clustered around/on it, makes the design flow really easily without having to think about it too much!!
One of the main reasons I wanted to use a big title as a background element, is because I wanted my paper-pieced mermaid to be the star of the page! I paper pieced her in my usual way: by using tracing paper and cutting each piece of paper by hand and stitching round the entire image.
I tucked my photo underneath the mermaid, which means your eye is immediately taken to my photo and journalling, and also the circular title. Whilst I was initially hesitant to cover up any of my title, I think it adds some subtle texture, and most importantly it adds a greater level context and meaning to my page.
To help frame the layout and make the design more cohesive, I cut some seaweed with paper 05 from Summer Lights and clustered that around 3 corners of the page. I left one corner blank to create some white space, otherwise the layout would’ve looked way too chaotic!
I used a combination of Oh My Heart and Summer Lights stickers and chipboard pieces to embellish. One of my favourite parts of the page are the chipboard books from Oh My Heart, because they have things like a ‘Fairy Tale’ title and a ship on them which are a nice little nod to the story of The Little Mermaid!