by Tracey Campbell
Hello lovely people !!
As soon as I saw the Floral Frame cutfile in the April release I knew exactly which photo I wanted to scrap with it. An older photo of my two daughters sharing their very first Easter together. Paige, the baby, was the same size at Bronte’s largest Easter Egg, so we just had to stage this photo. I am so glad I did as the girls get older they don’t let me take their photo as often.
As the colours in my photo were soft pastel colours I wanted to include them into the cutfile so I searched my supplies and found the Reaching Out “Here For You” patterned paper which was exactly the colours that I was searching for. This paper is available in the store in the Reaching Out Kit (and I’ll let you in on a little secret, it is currently reduced right now!!)
I teamed the “Here For You” patterned paper with some matching greens, pinks, blue and yellow colour papers to back the cutfile. As I get older I have been finding that I struggle picking up small pieces of paper so when backing cutfiles I always have my Fine Point Tweezers close by, it makes it easier to pick up the backing paper and adhere it to the back of the cutfile.
For the back ground I trimmed a piece of woodgrain patterned paper and adhered it to the “Here For You” patterned paper so that the lovely floral pattern framed the woodgrain. There are some lovely woodgrain papers in the store ranging from really dark to almost white. I then used the straw from the inside of bottles of spray mist in white and gold to add some flicks and slashes across the woodgrain.
Next I added some embellishments and some tiny white cardstock hearts which I saved from the centre of the Heart Boarder in the Easter Cut File Bundle, These hearts have turned into my all time favourite embellishment, I use them like I would enamel dots to decorate my layout, they are so easy to paint, colour in, add glitter or dimensional liquid too ….. or just leave plain white.
The last step in my process is to add some journaling, as I wanted it to be subtle so I used a light grey pen and a jotted down a few memories.
Well I hope that I have inspired you to use this lovely Floral Frame it is perfect for those 4×6 photos you have in your stash to get scrapped (I know you all have multiple 4×6 waiting to be scrapped).
I would love to see how your layouts turn out using this cutfile so be sure to TAG us @jenniferedwardson.crafting #jenniferedwardsoncreativeinc in your posts as we would love to see what you create.