Hey scrappy people, it’s Lisa back on the blog and today I’m sharing a new layout using the beautiful collection called Again & Again. I really love this new collection, especially the beautiful florals.
When I saw the patterned papers, I absolutely wanted to use that paper with all the flowers. Of course, I fussy cut them out and had the idea to make a wreath for which I could also use the Foil Quill tool. So to start, I fussy cut all the flowers I needed and also cut out some green leaves from another patterned paper. Then I went into the Silhouette program and chose an older cut file from Pink Paislee. The cut file is made of flowers and leaves and I chose two leaves to use with my Foil Quill. When I had my shiny metallic leaves, I cut them out and almost had all of my elements to make the wreath.
For the background I chose a light pink patterned paper. I cut off the edges and placed it on another paper to have a darker frame. I also distressed the edges of the pink paper to create some interest and to give it a more vintage look.
With some gesso and a baby wipe, I made a white circle on the paper to have a base for the wreath. Then I dispersed all the green leaves on the circle and stitched around the circle and over the leaves a few times with gold thread.
Then I started to place all the other elements on the wreath until I had it how I liked it. I adhered everything down using liquid glue and foam squares. I love using both to have different heights on the page. I went through some other Pink Paislee collections and chose some white fabric flowers, gold vellum flowers, and mini foam Thickers from the Auburn Lane collection and a chipboard word sticker and some gold stars from the Little Adventurer collection.
I used a picture I took in Paris a few months ago and matted it on some layers of patterned paper. I then placed it on the layout using foam to make it stand out. As my title, I used that chipboard sticker that says ‘Voyager’. I wasn’t really finding the perfect title with that in English and since in French it means ‘to travel’, I added ‘J’adore’ with the mini foam Thickers and like that it means “I love to travel”. I thought a French title would be cool, since the picture was taken in France!