Hi scrappy friends, it’s Lisa back on the blog today. I’m sharing one of my favorite layouts I’ve ever made for Pink Paislee. When I look at it, it makes me so happy!
When I sat at my desk to start a new layout, I had no idea what was going to happen. Usually I have an idea or a cut file I want to use, but here I had nothing at all. So I just sat down and went through all the Whimsical stuff hoping that something would catch my eye and give me a fun idea. And it did!
I decided to use the 2×2 paper pads in a grid design. It’s not really a new idea, so in some way I scraplifted myself in this layout because I already made a layout like this with the Turn the Page collection and the Pick-Me-Up collection, see:
But this time, I wanted to create a rainbow design with the colors of the papers. So first, I went through the 2×2 paper pads and chose all the ones I thought I could use. I arranged them on my desk to see how many squares of what colors were missing. Then I went through my patterned papers and cut little squares from different colors.
When I had my 25 squares arranged and ready, I distressed all the edges with scissors. Then I chose 2 squares of each row and sewed the borders on half of them and some zig-zags on the other half.
I fussy-cut a bunch of flowers from the beautiful floral paper, used some ephemera florals and also some stickers and created flower clusters on each row, matching the colors. I also added a matching cloud to every row, some hearts, and word stickers.
When I started the layout and had all my squares stuck down, I really wasn’t sure if I was going to like it, but at this point, I was like: Oh, yes!!!
The final touch that made me REALLY love the layout was the title. I didn’t want to use the chipboard Thickers from the collection because I thought they would break the structured style of this layout and the mini foam Thickers were too small on their own. So I decided to hand-cut my own letters to write a title. I couldn’t adhere them to the squares as is though, because they wouldn’t have popped out the page. So I attached them to a white scrap of paper first and cut out around them, leaving a white border. Then I placed my title below the picture. Some white splatters later, I was done!