Hey Pink Paislee fans, it’s Elsie here and I’ve got a bit of a special layout to share with you today, because this page was the first layout I created since I became a Mum! Well, a ‘dog Mum’ – haha!
I now have a little rescue pup called Betty, and so I wanted to create a special layout to welcome her home. And I don’t think anything makes more of a statement on a scrapbook page than a large photo!
I took this photo of Betty whilst we were on a walk. It holds a special place in my heart because it was one of the first times she properly relaxed during her ‘walkies’… she had never been on walks before she came to us, so I had a ‘proud Mum’ moment that obviously had to be documented!
My photo was printed to a 10×8 size, so to give the illusion of the photo stretching across the entire page, I created a “window” design using this floral frame cut file.
I backed the cut file with papers from the 6×8 paper pad. Some of the patterns in the paper have gold foiling details which adds some lovely shimmer and shine to the leaves and flowers.
To create the window design, I adhered the floral frame on to the woodgrain patterned paper (paper 02) and cut around the inside of the wreath to create a space to place my photo. I also adhered foam in between each layer, which makes this layout quite dimensional, but it helps immediately draw your eye to the photo and give the illusion that you’re looking through a window!
Since there was such a large and open space in my photo, I decided be a little playful and fill it with some scrapbooking whimsy! I fussy-cut one of the houses from paper 05 and placed it on the horizon line in my photo and I designed and cut a path from from white cardstock that lead to Betty in the photo.
The idea behind this was to try and convey the idea that although she’s had a less than ideal start in life, she’s finally found her way to her forever home!