My two dogs always make me smile and on this day my boy, Dexter, was lying with his head propped up on Violet’s back just having a rest. I thought it was so cute and just had to snap a photo. The home theme of some of the Vintage Artistry Serenity collection was perfect and I chose to focus on the beige and brown-toned products for this layout.
I started with the B side of the Subtleties patterned paper which is available individually or as part of the Collection Pack. I liked the house design printed onto this paper and thought I could use the same die-cut from the Ephemera Bits pack to reinforce the house theme.
When I create layers behind a photo, I like to do it separately to the background so I can move it around to work out the perfect spot on the layout. I have used a 4×6 landscape photo which has two 3×4 inch photos on it. I added layers of pieces from the Serenity Remnants Pack behind the photo using foam tape to mount the photo, as well as a row of tags along the left side of the photo using the Tag Set.
Once the photo stack was complete, I moved it around the layout to work out where I wanted it. I then placed the house die-cut from the Ephemera Bits so that it sat over the house in the paper and behind the photo stack. I also added a torn strip of the Brief Glimpse paper as a strip behind the house die-cut. Before sticking the photo stack down, I added a piece of note paper from the Ephemera Bits to bring some of the dark brown, like what is in the house die-cut, to the right side of the photo.
Tip: Don’t put adhesive right to the edges of the layers in the photo stack, then you are still able to tuck various pieces around the edges.
I then added paint splatters and a butterfly from the 6×8 Rub-on Transfer Set and the title from the 12×12 Sentiments Rub-On Transfer Sheet. I used one of the long laser cut branch and leaves from the Laser Cut Outs and cut it into three pieces which I tucked around the photo stack on the top left corner, top right corner, and bottom left corner.
I then tied a piece of twine around two keys from the Laser Cut Outs and attached them to the right of the photo stack, tucking the twine around the bottom edge of the photo.
The final touch was a chipboard tab and word banner from the Serenity Chipboard Bits at the top and bottom right of the photo. I then stapled together the ties from the tags to hold them in place and added some journaling below the title.
There is a process video available to show you exactly how this layout came together.
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I hope you have an opportunity to get some creative time in soon.