When I saw these photos of my favourite guy, I knew they’d coordinate perfectly with the Little Adventurer collection, those neutral tones and pops of peach work perfectly for a little boy layout.
I chose three of the papers from the collection and then put my Silhouette machine to work, using the Heart Circles cut file from Paige Evans. I cut the file twice from white cardstock – once as an outline, once as a back ground, and then I created three concentric rings to fit behind the rings of hearts. I cut those rings from each of the patterned papers so I could choose which order they went in.
Once my Silhouette had done all the hard work, I very quickly put together my layout. I took my background and used some light grey watercolours to create splatter all around the heart openings. Then when it was dry, I flipped it over and simply glued the three patterned paper rings behind the cut file. When you flip it over, all the hearts are backed with patterned paper.
To add a little dimension to the layout, I used thin strips of craft foam to bump up the outline cut file before gluing it down in place on top of the background. I added my photos with a little bit of foam on the bottom half so they would be level with the outline hearts. I layered a few die cuts behind my photos before adhering everything down.
I used a chipboard sticker and a wood veneer word to create my title and used a t-square ruler to make sure everything was straight. Under my title I had a space for my journaling, which I wrote using a light grey pen so it wouldn’t take up too much visual space.
Now that I had “adventure” in the title, I simply had to use the hot air balloon die cuts to embellish my layout. I chose three that coordinated with the background colours and then layered them with wood veneer clouds so they look like they are floating across my layout.
Here is a quick process video of this page coming together:
I just love letting technology do the hard work when creating a layout but it’s all those little handmade touches that really bring it to life!