Hi lovelies, Lisa here on the blog sharing this fun layout with you featuring the Whimsical collection!
When we got all the products from the Whimsical collection, this speciality paper immediately caught my eye. I love that it was included in the collection since it was very different from what we usually get and since it was so interesting to try to figure out how to use it.
Of course, you can use it as is and there are a lot of people who did this and the layouts turned out beautifully, but in my head, I already had the idea to cut up the flowers and try to create my own bouquet.
To start, I chose a colorful paper from the collection that I would use to back the speciality sheet. With that paper, all the parts would have different colors without me having to chose different papers and backing every piece on its own. When everything was adhered, I cut out all the pieces leaving a thick border.
When I had all my pieces, I wanted to add some details. So I went into my stash of thread and stitched through the middle of the leaves and did a bunch of little French knots in the middle of the flowers. I think that this turned out so cute and it added so much to those flowers and leaves.
As a background, I chose this suuuuper adorable mini heart paper. This was my favorite paper from the beginning and I absolutely wanted to use it as a background, it’s so pretty!!
I chose a picture I took on vacation last June, matted it with some scraps of patterned paper, and placed it on the layout. Then I gathered all the flowers and leaves between the bottom right side of the page and the picture.