Friday, 28 March 2014

HOW MUCH IS TOO MUCH?

Hi, Rikki here to share with you a layout that I love and now is apart of my scrap wall display. Its not my usually arty or fussy cut layouts but it has an elegance to it that I just love ( well at least I think it does). 

You sometimes don't need a heap of embellishments to show case you photo, so how do you know how much is too much?


The first thing I started with, for this layout was the Manorhouse Creations  Vine. I love the vines because you can shape them in the direction that you need them to go. I wanted a semi circle shape to wrap around my photo.



The next step; I wanted to add some bulk to the Vine and some contrast. So from another packet of Manorhouse Creations flowers I used white as the contrast colour to tie my light house to the layout. Then I used a couple of  Manorhouse Creations Teeny Weenies Roses through the spray of flowers (its all about the finishing touches).


When mounting a photo on some background paper I don't always want the bulk from foam mount especially when I have a vine on the layout. To add layers and depth I use one piece of double sided tape and a stapler, this allows you to curl the edges of your pattern papers = instant depth in your layers.


For the title I wanted my Kaisercraft rub on to take a more aged look.... when you rub it on move the top layer a little bit it will make it crack and give you this worn look. 

For the finishing piece for the layout , I wanted some movement, this is where the beautiful Flourish With A Bling  Chloe pearl flourish was perfect for that, it was like a wave!!! It tied in with the picture of the lighthouse. These flourishes are really easy to put down and you can cut them to customize them with  your page.

And thats it the page for me is finished, anymore embellishments would have been too much..... Time to step away from the layout and admire it.


Vine - light blue
Vine - light blueTeeny weenies roses 36pcs
Teeny weenies roses 36pcs
Explore Rubon Word
Explore Rubon Word
FWAB Chloe Pearl Flourish Blue
FWAB Chloe Pearl Flourish Blue

I hope you enjoyed my post today, and that you can go into your stash and create a timeless layout or better still why dont you pop over to the Molossi store and grab yourself some of these yummy embellishments.

Rikki xxxx
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