Hi everyone! Elodie here today and I’m excited to be back to share a new Pink Paislee project with you. I played with the super pretty Pick-Me-Up collection and made a colorful page using a photo of my youngest girl face-to-face with a couple of Irish cows during our trip around Ireland last year. I just had to use the bright Pick-Me-Up line with this fun picture!
For this layout, I wanted to use the 2×2 mini swatch books to create my own background. First, I looked for a light background paper to go with the colorful 2×2 sheets and the bright Pick-Me-Up embellies and I finally settled on Paper 20.
Then I placed 2×2 cards from the mini paper pads on my background paper so as to make diamonds. I adhered the photo on the left side of the page with foam tape to make it pop a bit more and I adorned it with a few embellishments from the collection: a fussy cut flower, a tab and a frame from the ephemera pack, as well as cardstock and chipboard stickers.
For the title, I used bright Pick-Me-Up Thickers that I placed along one of my paper diamonds. I also embellished the diamonds with stickers, a die cut, and a fussy cut flower. I adhered them with foam squares to make them stand out from the colorful 2×2 cards.
I finished off my page with a few rub-ons and gold sequins from the haberdashery pack. I love using the edges of the page to create eye-catching designs!
The 2×2 mini swatch books are great to make fun backgrounds and add color to a layout. I hope you are inspired to use them on your projects!