Terhi Koskinen here sharing inspiration with you, for the first time. This first layout I created for Pebbles is full of love, as I am too when I look at those sweet girls of mine in the photograph. The idea for the layout came from the photograph: When I printed it, I felt it was too dark. But as a clever girl I try to be, I decided to create layout hiding the darkest areas and highlighting the lighter ones instead. Let me tell you how I did it.
First I told myself to calm down with the collection I was starting to work with: Forever My Always. It’s so sweet, full of such a beautiful and pretty details, the colors, the patterns! It’s all so, so good! The background for the layout was easy and quick to do. Knowing approximately where to set the design I had in mind, I flicked some Heidi Swapp Color Shine mist and then left over paint (Cotton Candy) and water mix I had on my worktable.
The frames are cut with my Silhouette. I had some free flag cut files on my laptop, I picked one and added a hole for the photograph and cut it. As I love having three big elements on a page, I took three frames, added paper for two and photo for one. Then, using Sticky Thumb Dimensional Adhesive Foam I adhered the frames to the background.
All the embellishments are from this same gorgeous collection, the cardstock ephemera can do so much. I cut and layered few of the die cuts, and to make some extra softness for the page, I added small amount of thread between the layers. The final touch came from the black enamel dots and doodling with a white pen.
Hope you feel yourself inspired!
See you soon,
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Forever My Always Be Still My Heart (733621)
Forever My Always Freshly Baked (733631)
Forever My Always Sprinkled Blossoms (733628)
Forever My Always Ephemera Cardstock Die-Cuts (733632)
American Crafts Smooth Cardstock White (71793)
Sticky Thumb Dimensional Adhesive Foam Dots (340272)
Heidi Swapp Color Shine Spritz (313116)