Hi Audrey here once again with another layout using the beautiful bright tones of 49 and Markets Spectrum Sherbet Collection. I used the Spectrum Sherbet – Classics – Brumbleberry paper from the Spectrum Sherbet – 12×12 Sherbet Classics Pack as my base paper and found the exact paper in the Spectrum Sherbet – 6×8 Strawberry Lemonade Paper Collection. I matted this with a very thin frame of white card just so you could distinguish it from the back as I used the landscape piece and matched it to the colours in the background.
I adhered this to the main page but only in the centre, using some layered foam pieces to give it height. I do this so I can tuck more behind later and if need be add more tape at the end.
I matted two photos on white card leaving a thin framing of white. I chose a frame from the Spectrum Sherbet – Strawberry Lemonade Frame Set and trimmed the third photo 1/2cm smaller than the frame. I cut a piece of Solid Raspberry from the 6×8 pack slightly bigger than the frame. Stuck the frame on that with mounting tape, applied tape to the back of the photo, stuck that in the centre of both and then all to the main page. I again used mounting tape and stuck the two side photos in place
You may be wondering what small print paper is used in the background, well that’s actually the packaging from the Strawberry Lemonade Laser Cut Elements. I ripped an edge on it and tuck pieces behind the white card. I embossed a piece from the Remnants pack ripped an edge and tucked it behind the bottom left photo and the main photo. Along the way, I’ve tucked laser-cut pieces, including the lace laser-cut pieces, which I adore, and ephemera bits behind photos and cards to the right of the main photo I’ve positioned a chipboard index shape with words and one of the new Mini Index Clips. To the left of the main photo I’ve tucked some tags behind the photo and placed a rub-on transfer from the Spectrum Sherbet – 6×8 Botanicals Rub-On Transfer Set. There is also some rub on words and design on chipboard pieces to the right of the main photo.
I layered different elements to the bottom right of the main photo until I was happy and glued them in place. To finish off I place lots of Butterflies from Spectrum Sherbet – Strawberry Lemonade – Acetate Leaves pack across the layout. I wanted them to look like they were just floating over the layout. The trick to keeping the wings up is to use hot glue. Fold the butterfly and put a tiny amount of glue on the wrong side of the body of the butterfly. The acetate will immediately soften with the heat. While it’s still hot place the butterfly in position and gently let the wings fall into position but hold them in place until the glue sets a bit. Have a practice, it’s really quite easy.
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