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Paige Evans – Horizon Part 2

Hello Magpies, I’m back with my second post of the month featuring the lovely Horizon collection from Paige Evans and Pink Paislee. In my last post, I used a number of the rainbow papers from the collection, so I wanted to move away from those designs slightly in these layouts. 

Hello Sunshine 

With my first layout I wanted to leave a fair amount of white space visible. So I built up the main focus point of the layout in the bottom right hand corner. I chose two 3×4” photos, which I matted on to white card. Next I used papers from the 6×8” Paper Pad and some scraps from my previous layouts to build up layers on which to place my photos. I also added smaller pieces of each of the papers to the top left corner. 

For my embellishment I fussy cut out a number of the flowers from Paper #16. Layering them up on either side of the photos, as well as in the top corner. I added a phrase from the 2×2” Mini Swatch Book to the left of the photos. Finishing off my embellishments with some word stickers. 

I added my title, above and below the photos using some white Thickers. Then my printed journaling strips above the paper stack. I finished the layout by using Nuvo Dots to add a blue centre to each of the fussy cut flowers. 

Walk Along The River

My second layout features photos from a recent walk along the river. As the photos are taken outside I decided to use floral papers for my design. I loved the bright floral print of Paper #2 and thought that the blue background would work well with my photos. I wanted a large amount of the design to be visible. Cutting it in half, then trimming the short side so that there would be a white border around the edge when placed on my background. 

I matted my photos together onto white card. Then used Paper #10 to mat them again, this time leaving a larger border around the outside. I felt the bright green of this paper would work well as there is a large amount of green in the photos.

As the papers I’d used were fairly busy, I needed something to place my title on, so that it didn’t get lost on the page. I chose to use just a piece of simple white card, which I die cut into a decorative frame. I tucked the frame under the photos, adding my title to it with some tile word stickers and the Thickers from the collection. Picking out just a few colours from my page. I also added a banner cut from the blue floral paper to give it some grounding, so that the title didn’t look like it was floating.

Next I moved on to my embellishments positioning them in three areas. Two around the photo and one above the title. The Cardstock Stickers have some lovely large flower style stickers that mirror the flowers in the paper. I picked two stickers, cutting them in half to layer in each cluster, along with a heart sticker. Adding a word strip from the cut apart sheet to the two clusters around the photos. I finished the clusters off with some flourishes die cut from some scraps. 

Finally I added my printed journaling strips to the top right hand corner along with the date. 

Cornwall Adventures

I loved the frames on the B side of Paper #18, so they were my starting point for my third layout. I picked four frames that would go with a holiday layout. Cutting them out and matting them onto black card to leave a thin border. I felt this black border would make the bright colours pop off the page. 

Next I picked my background, choosing to go with a pattern paper background this time. I chose Paper #24, as it is another gorgeous design that stood out to me in the collection. Trimming the edges and again matting it onto black card to leave a black border around the layout. 

I picked my photos for the layout next. I selected four photos from the same holiday, that I felt matched the wording on each of the frames. Trimming each photo down so that they would fit within the white border on the frame. I then placed the frames, across the page in rainbow order, overlapping them slightly.

For my embellishment, I started by cutting down the B side of Paper #20 into strips and then the individual phrases. I selected a number of phrases that I felt represented the photos. Arranging them down the page, with the strips increasing in length. Next I sprinkled enamel dots, wood veneers and perspex stars around the phrases. Also adding a Perspex geo tag with the location and date above the photos and a wood veneer camera, backed with a scrap of patterned paper. 

I finished my layout by adding my title, which I die cut from black cardstock in the space below the photos. I decided not to add journaling as I have other layouts with journaling which feature these photos. 

Thank you for joining me today, I hope you have enjoyed seeing what I have created this month from Paige Evans’ Horizon. You can find the collection in the shop here. I will be back with you again soon with another lovely collection. 

So until then, happy scrapping! 

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