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Dream Come True Layout | Diane Williams


Hi everyone! I couldn’t not document this dream come true for me and the Whimsical collection was absolutely perfect for doing just that!

I started with the 6×6 paper pad and grabbed a few patterns, in rainbow order of course, as well as two full 12×12 sheets of Paper 16 (my favourite ever!). I trimmed one sheet to 6 inches and then trimmed strips that were two colours wide. I then trimmed strips from all my chosen 6×6 papers as well. Then I got started punching one edge of each strip with a border punch.


Once all my strips were punched, I adhered them lightly to a sheet of white cardstock, in rainbow order, and then used my sewing machine and a variety of coordinating threads so stitch each strip down securely. Then I grabbed some metallic watercolours and created rainbow splatters around the edges of the strips and waited, impatiently, for them to dry.


Once my paint was dry, I adhered two sides of the white cardstock to the second sheet of Paper 16, making it slightly off centred. Then I trimmed the white edges that overhung the rainbow paper, creating a perfectly square 12×12 layout again. I then used my scissors to cut out the inside of my rainbow paper so I didn’t waste any of that beauty!


I added my photo on foam squares and then used the chipboard and cardboard stickers to embellish the punched strips, using the tone-on-tone method. I made sure to tuck some under the punched paper to add even more dimension.


I created my title from a chipboard shape and some rainbow Thickers, tucked under my photo. I added a copper sticker underneath my photo to really ground it. The last step was to add a few rub-ons and enamel shapes in and around my punched pieces.


I think it’s really important to document major wins in our own lives! When was the last time you documented something about yourself?


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