Hey everyone, it’s Raquel here today with you sharing a new layout with you all for Leaves Week using the Turn the Page collection. For this layout today I decided to document a photo taken at a fun park about 45 minutes from our home which was taken on a lovely Autumn day. I brought the leaves into my layout through cut files available in the Cut Shoppe and Just Nick online stores.
In case you are not familiar with my creations I have two kiddies, a boy 3 and girl 5. On this particular day, it was actually my birthday, we decided to head to a park a little way from our home as we heard it was great for the kids. The park was full of water play type equipment and the kids had a ball putting a leaf at the top of the slide, and watching the water deliver it along the equipment until it reached the bottom. We haven’t been to this park since but now we are nearing summer here in Australia, it would be the perfect weather for it.
Here is a process for how the layout came together:
I couldn’t go past the new designer line by Paige Evans for Pink Paislee on this one. The colour palette was just perfect for capturing the autumnal feel and leaves designs that I was incorporating. The main focal point of the layout is the cut file which I brought from the Just Nick store. I used this to incorporate my photo as well as the layout title ‘It’s the little Things’ and then also multiple complimentary patterns from the patterned papers.
The title of the page, ‘It’s the little things’ was created by using one of the phrase sheets in the 2×2″ swatch books. It was the perfect title to the story and fit beautifully within one of the cut file circles.
I embellished the layout by using die cut leaves from scrap papers I had in the collection and also the 6×6 paper pad. I love the paper pad patterns and some parts of the patterns have a copper foil on them which is just gorgeous and can be seen in the floral pattern on the leaves.
I loved Paper 14 in the Turn the Page collection and have been wanting to use it on a layout since I first saw it. I decided to frame the bottom of the layout using a strip of it and used the curved edge to add an extra detail to the bottom of the page.
The finishing touches were added using small floral puffy stickers and leaves cut from Paper 9. I also added typewritten journaling in strip form, which is one of my go-to techniques to the bottom right of the page. This helped balance the heaviness of the top part of the layout.
I hope you have inspired by today’s layout, thanks so much for stopping by the Pink Paislee blog!