Hi Creative Friends,
Super excited to share that CUT to YOU is sponsoring Made to Scrap the Aussie way this month! This fun Facebook Challenge group is a wonderful community celebrating Aussie scrapbooking businesses; how could we not want to join in the fun! Here is the challenge for September…
As soon as I saw the flourish element in the tattoo I just had to create a cut file inspired by the design. I’ve called this one “Flourish” – I know, so creative 🙂
I was also really inspired by the colours in the mood board and really ran with the pink and mauve. I wanted to try something a little out of my comfort zone just for fun and whilst it is much bolder than my usual style, I’m pretty happy with how it turned out. Here is my take!
The idea behind the page was to have the cut file be a starting point for my page design. I wanted my photo towards the centre with parts of the file poking out above and below leading the eye across the page. To do this, I ended up using 2 of the cuts which allowed me to run them slightly off the page from top to bottom. I’ve coloured them with some Colour Blast Shimmer cubes just to soften their look, I was going for a subtle feature here.
I then went about creating my photo mat with paper layers and some mixed media (whipped spackle) in the background. I’ve also added some hand and machine stitching.
It was now time to think about the title and at this point, the page was looking a little flat. It needed a pop of the black that was also in the mood board inspiration. I pulled out the watercolour title from my stash and coloured with some Black Distress Ink. I then went about finding some more bits and pieces of black to add in to make the page look more uniform. I found a stack of bits and pieces from my stash to included.. lots of small details on this one!
I found this cute floral wreath from Maggie Holmes and some other little word elements that fit really well. There are also some clear plastic hearts which have been fussy cut and then added to the page with stitching. The white circle glitter stickers have been hanging around for a while now so it was great to get them stuck onto a page.
Lastly, I rounded out the page with some paper flowers in various sizes running along the lines of the cut file from top to bottom. This really pulled it together and balanced everything out.
It was so fun to play along with Made to Scrap the Aussie way! this month and I’m super proud to be able to sponsor this great Aussie challenge blog so I do hope you get your entries in!
Lastly, a quick reminder that our Facebook group – CUT to YOU HQ has more inspiration from the design team and lovers of our files so be sure to join us 🙂
Until next time,