Hello there! It is Kylie with you on the blog today and I am sharing a brand new layout I created with the super pretty 5th & Monaco collection. When I first saw this new range, I instantly felt a tropical vibe from its gorgeous prints and color tones. I knew I wanted to fussy cut some of the pretty blooms and lots of them!
The background of my layout was kept monochromatic. I layered squares of Papers 5 and 7 over Paper 10. As a feature I added a simple back stitch using hot pink embroidery thread around the edges of the two top squares for a nice border. To ensure I get my stitching even and straight, I will usually measure and add a border with a pencil, followed by pre-piercing my holes. I will use a ruler also to measure my holes to keep them even. It can take a little time but it is always worth it and I will rub out the pencil border prior to starting to stitch so that my thread does not get marked by the pencil.
Fussy cutting is one of my most favorite things to do! I selected the pink blooms of Paper 12 and fussy cut most of the blooms and foliage before adhering them at the base of my photo. This was done using foam tape on some so that there was a nice element of dimension to my completed layout.
A second cluster of blooms was added using the same methods on the opposite corner of my photo. Using one of the cardstock stickers I created a small mini tag which sits centred in the flowers. I merely punch a small hole at the top and added string in a bow from my craft stash.
Thanks for taking a look at my layout today! I hope it leaves you with a little inspiration for your own scrapbooking. Until next time!