This month I dipped back into my BasicGrey stash. I just ADORE the Vivienne collection - those colors rock! Here is my layout:
I can't really describe to you how much fun I had with this layout (a TON!!) - but I loved seeing these photos of my daughter from around nine years ago. #ReminiscingIsFun. Plus, isn't the Delicate Florals cut file from Just Nick awesome?? I cut the file out of CTMH Chocolate cardstock and backed it with the BasicGrey patterned paper that I also cut out with my Cameo using different patterns for different pieces.
Here's a close up so you can see the "grass" I sewed as well as my journaling and a few sticker, enamel, and gem embellishments. I made a garden! And this one will stay colorful and green (I do NOT have a green thumb in real life, y'all).
I dripped a few spatters of inks on the layout as well.
I created my photo by grabbing the four I wanted, organizing them in PicStitch (I put 3 in a vertical column and one square one on the right which I trimmed off to save for another time).
For the title, I used an alpha cut file from Scrapbook & Cards Today for the "Love" (cut in two different colors to create a shadow, and then sewed through the middle. Then I created "her" using my own handwriting! I'll share a tip on how to do that below the pic.
Scrappy tip: To cut a word using your own handwriting
- Write your word using a Sharpie or other marker in the width of your choice.
- Take a photo of your word and copy it to your computer
- In Silhouette Studio, open the .jpeg of your word
- Use the "trace" feature to trace the cutting edge around your word.
That's it! Simple right? I loved this because I wanted the word "her" in a scripty font so it would contrast the chunky alpha above it, but I couldn't find one that suited my needs.
I hope you have enjoyed the hop so far! Your next stop is Alison.
Have a great weekend! Love and chocolate,
12x12 and 6x6 Paper, Ephemera, Stickers - BasicGrey Vivienne collection
Cut files - SCT, Just Nick, my own word
Mists - Heidi Swapp (Patina, Salmon, Bronzer)
Enamel Dots - BasicGrey
Sequins - Pretty Pink Posh (Tangerine)
Droplets - Queen & Co (Orange)