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Scraplift Yourself!

Hey PP fans, it’s Elsie here! Breaking a creative rut is something I find really difficult. I always have ideas for new designs, but when I’m feeling a bit stumped, all of the ideas seem impossible to create! So to break the rut, I scraplift myself and recreate one of my tried and tested designs, as it’s a great way to get the creativity flowing again!

elsie-aug22-layout-1The inspiration for this page came from this hot air balloon layout, pictured below. As I mentioned in that blog post, hot air balloons are one of my favourite images to create for layouts because they’re so cute and whimsical!

Revisit some tried and tested techniques, to create a layout that will become an all-time favourite! @pinkpaislee @heyelsie #ppTurnThe Page #pinkpaislee #12x12 #scrapbook #layout #hotairballoonOne of the perks of scrap lifting yourself is that you already have a road map for your design and it speeds up the whole process of creating a new page. Like the original design, I wanted to use a blue background to represent the sky.

I chose paper no. 4 from Pick Me Up for my background as I love the deep and rich blue ombre design. Because the paper is so much darker, I thought it could look like a sky at dawn or dusk, so I splattered some white paint over the entire background to create the look of stars, and I’m obsessed with the way it turned out!

elsie-aug22-layout-6Like the other layout I used a cut file to create my hot air balloons. This time I created five instead of just one large balloon, from this hot air balloon cut file. I backed each balloon with patterns which contrasted nicely against the blue background, to create a bright and fun design.

elsie-aug22-layout-2There’s lots of dimension on this page, as I popped all of the punched clouds and balloons onto some foam. This gives the illusion that the balloons are actually flying!

elsie-aug22-layout-3To embellish the page, I used my favourite tone-on-tone technique! This creates such a varied and interesting design and makes the process of creating a page so simple, which is especially good when you’re in a creative rut!

elsie-aug22-layout-4And finally I used a photobooth style strip of photos on this page, just like I did in the original layout. I really love including photostrips in my designs as it adds a touch of vintage cuteness!

elsie-aug22-layout-5Thanks for stopping by everyone, and make sure you try scraplifting yourself next time you’re stuck for ideas! Have a great week!

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