Our theme this week is LOVE, so to celebrate that, I scrapped this photo of me and my husband eating lunch at a beach shack right on the water in Aruba. I love the colors in the photo, and these papers complimented it perfectly. I used Paper 04 for my background. That gradient inky blue is so gorgeous. I already had a lot of pink in the layout, so the blue is a nice contrast. I cut a giant wonky heart on the blue paper using my Cameo and then used white cardstock behind it. I used some Shimmerz Paints from my stash to create a rainbow wash of color behind the hearts. It dried a little too bright for what I wanted, so I went over it with some white gesso to fade it out a bit. It was the perfect backdrop for all those hearts.
The fussy cutting did take some time, but these are easy shapes to cut. Plus the end result was totally worth it :) I placed them closer together at the base and then dispersed them out wider as they went up. I used a few die cuts from the Ephemera pack as layers behind my photo as well as some of the flower cluster die cuts. I also added a bit of tangled thread under there.
I'm obsessed with these colors...ahhhhh! I tried to bring in all the colors down here in this cluster. I used a very colorful tag as a layer and then added in another flower die cut. That yellow flower is from the Chipboard Stickers, and there are a few Puffy Stickers in there as well. I fussy cut a few of the scalloped borders from Paper 17 to used here as well. My journaling fit right underneath there.
More hearts....sigh. I love the added navy blue color here. Here you can see that I machine stitched around the heart using pink and orange thread. I originally was going to use all the colors, but I liked how it looked with just two outlines. I used another chipboard piece here above the photo.
The upper left part of the big heart was wide open, so I created a cluster here. I used several die cuts, chipboard pieces and puffy stickers. I love that ticket piece, and so I used that as my title. Again, I brought in all the colors here for this cluster. I like to try and repeat the colors used in each of my clusters and finish it off with some tangled thread.
Here's my favorite part...the process video! I hope you enjoy it and get some fun ideas.
Thank you so much for stopping by today! Have a wonderful weekend, friends!