Hey there, friends :) Today I wanted to share my latest layout for A Flair For Buttons. I used two flair from the Just Hearts 2 and Tell Your Story 3A Flair sets. I used the We Are Family collection from Simple Stories, and it is just perfect for documenting those sentimental family photos. I really liked one of the cut-apart sheets, and I used one of them as part of my title. I used minimal layering here..just one yellow 3x4 piece and a small bit of blue dotted patterned paper.
I fussy cut the large flower to the right and layered it so it would overlap the edges of the photo. I also added pop dots to the photo and flower. This allowed me to add tangled thread very easily. I did a bit of ink work on the white background...some Heidi Swapp Color Shine in Butter and Mustard Seed through a chevron stencil and then a tad bit of the packaging technique with some light blue gelatos.
This "Our Story" flair button was perfect...it matched the sentiment I was going for, and it matched the colors in the papers. I love layering flair on top of flowers or other clustered embellishments. They really do add such a fun touch to a layout. Here you can see that I also did a bit of machine stitching with brown thread and added some brown splatters with my Shimmerz in Chocolate Brownie.
Here's a close-up of that fussy cut flower...I recommend always taking a closer look at your busy patterned papers or the cut-apart sheets. There are almost always images you can cut out and use as embellishments.
I love this set of flair...the hearts are so versatile and can be used on any type of layout. This one was the exact color I needed, and the heart was perfect. I finished my title here using stickers from the Sticker Sheet. I stuck them on top of a label sticker. I used my craft knife to cut the tops of the hearts so I could overlap them on the letter stickers. And again, I layered my flair on top of flowers. My journaling fit perfectly right under all of that.
Here's one more look at the background work. I love how it fades away...that is easily created by how far you hold your spray bottle as you spray it over the stencil.
Here are the flair sets I pulled from:
Be sure to check out the A Flair For Buttons shop on Etsy...you'll be blown away at all the amazing flair! Shelley is currently on vacation and the shop is temporarily closed until November 5th. Keep checking back :)
Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a wonderful day :)