Smile – Layout by Kim Arnold

Smile - Layout by Kim Arnold

This is my first project using the amazing new Vintage Artistry Collectors Edition Volume 2. I fell in love with the floral papers in this collection and have used one as the basis of this layout to celebrate my niece’s 5th birthday and her awesome birthday icecream cone!

Smile - Layout by Kim Arnold

I started with Paper 1 from the Collectors Edition Volume 2. I cut this down to 11 ½ inches square and then mounted it on Paper 4 so that small amounts of the pink plaid showed around the edge of the layout. I then used the green sewing washi tape from the Washi Tape Stitch Set to create faux sewn sections around the edge of the page. The washi tape blends in with the background and it really looks like stitching.

Smile - Layout by Kim Arnold

I then cut my three photos down to 3 ½ x 2 ¼ inches. I wanted to have the photos as the focus in the centre of the page and then use the flowers on the background paper, laser-cut flowers from the Collectors Edition Volume 2, and a selection of flowers to create a mass of flowers framing the photos. I started by placing the photos in the middle of the page, staggering them slightly, layering gauze and various laser-cut elements from the Collectors edition Volume 2 at the top and bottom of the row of photos.

Smile - Layout by Kim Arnold

I then created a cluster of flowers on the left side of the photos, starting with laser-cut flowers sprouting above the photos. I layered more gauze above and below these laser-cut flowers and then clustered a selection of Royal Posies flowers in passion pink, Royal Spray flowers in Sunshine, and Enchanted petals in Twilight down the left side of the photos. The yellow, pink, and lavender flowers work perfectly with the colours in Paper 1. I tucked a small cluster of tickets and a label into the flowers as a place for my title which is a word from the ARToptions Avesta Laser Cut Elements.

Smile - Layout by Kim Arnold

I created a similar smaller cluster on the right side of the photo using the same elements, finishing it with a purple laser-cut butterfly from the Collectors Edition Volume 2. All of these beautiful embellishments meant this pretty floral layout came together so quickly.

Smile - Layout by Kim Arnold

49 and Market products:


VA Collectors Vol 2
Paper 1

VA Collectors Vol 2
Paper 4

VA Collectors Vol 2
Bonus Laser Cut

ARToptions Avesta
Laser Cut Elements

Curators essential
Washi tape Stitch Set

Royal Posies
Passion Pink

Royal Spray
Sunshine
Enchanted Petals - Twilight
Enchanted Petals
Twilight

I hope you have an opportunity to get some creative time in soon.
Happy scrapping
Kim x
Kim Arnold 2022