Do you ever see a paper collection and instantly know that you have a picture that was made for that collection? That’s exactly what happened when I saw the Paper House Productions “Paradise Found” collection. I’ve had this photo of my daughter on a boat cruise in Californian for about 4 years – waiting for the perfect inspiration. I also have to admit that I’m addicted to Paper House Productions large image patterned papers. I love the challenge of building a layout that ties into the image on the paper. My goal with this layout was to keep things soft and calm like my photo, to maintain that “magic hour” glow and to tie in my image with the background paper. Here’s how I went about it.
- I created the outline for my title (sunset) on my Silhouette cutting system. I filled the outline with the same paper that I used for my background. I wanted the “fill” to line up and tie into the background. To do this I cut the “fill” from a second piece of the background paper from the same spot that I planned on layering my title.
- I find the Tombow glue pen works really nicely when attaching thing little pieces. I used it to adhere the outline of my title to the background paper.
- To give my large photo a bit more structure I attached it to chipboard that came from a paper package.
- I used Tombow foam tape to elevate the photo off the page.
- Layering embellishments was easy with the Paper House Productions Cork’d and Snapshot elements. I used Tombow mono glue to make sure nothing would move.
- I cut the tag out of the second sheet of background paper too.
- I edged my photo and did my journalling with a Tombow Dual Brush Pen. The soft lavender color coordinated so nicely with the layout. When I don’t want my journalling to be the first thing I see I like to write with softer colored markers.
Have a wonderful Tuesday everyone.
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