Hi everyone! Elodie here today and I’m happy to be back to share a new layout with you. I went big and scrapped an 8.5×11″ photo snapped on the beach a few years ago paired with the super pretty Turn the Page collection.
I like using large photos on my layouts and finding fun ways to integrate them in my designs. For this layout I was inspired by the picture and decided to create a beach scene on my page with clouds, birds, and a sun.
To go with my picture, I went with blue for the background and chose Paper 12. I then got busy making clouds to add at the top of the photo. I drew circles in two different sizes in several papers from the Turn the Page 6×6 paper pad, cut them with craft scissors, and cut them again in half to get semi circles. Before adhering my photo on the left side of the page, I hand stitched two little lines at the top of the picture using white thread so as to make ornaments hanging down from the clouds.
Time to stick those clouds down! I bent my semi circles up for dimension and placed them like scallops at the top of the photo. I then completed my hanging ornaments by adding cute chipboard birds and stars on the hand stitched lines. To make the sun, I used a card from the journaling spot pack, added Pick-Me-Up foam Thickers for the title, and placed it under my paper clouds.
For the sunbeams, I tucked patterned paper strips under the journaling spot. Here again I bent the strips up a bit before sticking them down to give more dimension to the page. I also adorned the photo with a chipboard sign, a pretty floral die cut, and cute puffy flowers. I finished my summer layout by adding a bit of shine with gold chipboard stars and shiny stickers from the Turn the Page sticker book.
Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you are inspired to use large photos on your layouts, along with pretty Pink Paislee supplies!