Happy Friday Pink Paislee fans, it’s Elsie here wrapping up Turn the Page week on the blog. It was an extremely exciting day when Turn The Page arrived on my doorstep, there were lots of squeals and ‘whoops’ as I looked through everything. I think my neighbours probably thought I’d won the lottery, but to be honest, I think I kind of have!
This collection is all about embracing change and new chapters in your life, so I decided to take that theme quite literally for this page…
I’ve been wanting to make a page with an open book on it for a while, but I’ve never had the perfect collection to make the idea a reality… until now! There are so many beautiful things to use in the collection, so I tried to include as much as I could onto this page. I feel like I haven’t even scratched the surface, so I can’t wait to create more pages to share with you.
I used a cut file to create my book. I loved how the pages turned into birds that look like they’re fluttering away, I thought this was a perfect element to represent how embracing change can be quite freeing, which is something a creature of habit, like me, needs reminding of from time to time!
I used two different papers to create the pages/birds of the book. I used paper 06 to create the book pages and paper 23 for the birds. I specifically chose paper 23 because of the yellow ombre. I wanted to give the illusion that the birds were fluttering away, so I made sure that the bigger birds were cut on a lighter yellow and the smaller ones on darker shades.
As an aforementioned “creature of habit”, I need a little reminding that change can be an exciting thing. I might be moving house soon (it’s not something I want to do) but I keep saying to myself that it will be really fun to decorate new spaces and make them mine, as I love interior design. I took this idea and tried to translate it onto this page and create a scene around my open book.
When I imagine my dream house it always has the same features: exposed brick walls, vintage hanging lights, picture frames, books, teacups and flowers. If someone could find me an apartment that looked like this, I would be eternally grateful!
I love how the hanging lights turned out. One of the things I noticed quite quickly about the papers in the collection was how great the B sides of the papers are. They have super subtle patterns that almost read as solid colours, but the intricate patterns add a lot of detail to delicate cuts like these.
Paige always has fabulous flower patterns in her collections and Turn the Page is no exception. I couldn’t resist fussy-cutting out loads of the flowers on paper 18 and scattering them across the bottom of the page.
Talking of fussy-cutting, paper 04 is definitely one to add to your baskets, because it’s full of the most beautiful butterflies in so many colours and sizes! Oh, and paper 07 has lots of cute teacups on it, another one that’s good for fussy-cutting and for us tea and coffee obsessed individuals!
I’m head over heels for this collection, it’s utterly gorgeous. I hope you’re as excited about it as I am, and I can’t wait to see everyone’s projects using it!