Hi there crafty friends! Enza here and today I’m bringing you something a bit different for me. 12×12 layouts are my thing – I love the big size and all the space I have to create, but 8.5×11” pages have always captured my attention, so I thought I would give it a try.
The gorgeous Paper 24, with its artistic paint strokes, inspired the whole composition of this layout. I found a layered dripping paint cut file that paired perfectly with it, and really helped showcase the idea I had in mind. I started by adhering the cut files to the lovely floral paper I used as background. I layered Paper 24 on top of another one of my favorites: Paper 09 – the ombre look is just amazing!
Once the background was ready, I worked on my photo, for which I printed two copies. I then trimmed one of them to make it fit inside the larger one, just to create more interest and make it pop more.
And now onto the fun part: embellishing! I created three clusters, two on opposite sides of the photo and one on the very top edge. I combined ephemera pieces, chipboard stickers, and fussy cut elements from both the new Horizon collection and Whimsical. The colors go so well together!
I love all the layers and dimension on this layout and how colorful it is. I find the 8.5×11” size to be really fun and I can definitely see myself making more pages like this.
That’s it for today! Thank you so much for stopping by. I hope I have given you some good ideas for your next page!