Hey everyone it’s Elsie here with not one, but two layouts… Well, sorta! I have a double page layout to share with you today. I’ve never made a double page layout before, and whilst I don’t think I’m a double page convert, I did really enjoy making these colourful pages. Let me talk you through it all!Patterned paper is my favourite scrappy supply and it’s always fun to try and use as much as you can in one go! I’ve wanted to create these DIY rosettes for a while now, and so I finally got around to grabbing some of my favourite patterned papers, whipped the glue gun out as well as my WRMK trim & score board, and spent a few hours making these rosettes whilst watching a film or two.
To create a much more whimsical and fun design I varied the sizes of my rosettes. To do this I cut each strip of paper so they were between 0.5inches and 2 inches in width. And to create the folds I scored every 1/4 inch along the entire length of the strip. If my strips were too short to make into a rosette, I adhered two strips together.
To assemble the rosettes I glued the two ends of the scored strips together to create a circle. I then gathered the pleats into a central point and pressed down into a generous dollop of hot glue which makes the rosette shape. Simple!
These are really addictive to create and so I made a lot! But they’re good to use to decorate any number of crafty projects, and I also think it would be a fun ‘rainy day’ activity to do with any crafty kiddos!The centres of these rosettes didn’t look very nice at all, so I dived into my stash and grabbed anything and everything that colour-matched the pattern papers I used. There are small embellishments like puffy and cardstock stickers, but I also used larger and more bulky embellishments like chipboard and some buttons and sequins from the Pick-Me-Up haberdashery kit.
And in the centre of the largest rosettes I placed my photos, which I cut into circles so they would work well with the circular design. This design would be great if you had a lot of photos to scrap, and I think it would look really cool if every rosette had a photo in the centre!
You may notice that most of the patterned papers I used are monochromatic designs. I knew I wanted to create a giant rainbow using the rosettes so it was easier to use those designs instead of multicoloured prints, which wouldn’t have given the rainbow a seamless flow from colour to colour. And Pink Paislee does the best monochromatic patterns, just look at all of those gorgeous colours and designs! LOVE!
I used hot glue to adhere the rosettes onto my background. Instead of placing the rosettes next to each other, I overlapped them which created a very dimensional and striking look. This is quite a bulky page, but I think I could still squeeze them into some page protectors!
Just a few more embellishments later, a couple of stitched clouds and a title made from the mini white foam thickers meant that this double rainbow layout was complete! This was such a simple design, but the result really packs a punch!
Thanks for stopping by, I hope you’re inspired to create your own rosette rainbows and maybe venture into a double page layout design too!