Hi friends, It’s been a lot of fun making my Memorydex Project, but I’ve been jonesing for a layout and chose Pinkfresh Studio Happy Blooms today.
I’m just a wee bit in love with all the colours and ephemera. I’ve paired it with a cut file by Sweet Afton called Diagonal Plaid Pattern. I can imagine so many ways to use it
I cut it out of white AC Cardstock twice and lightly taped them together. I like how it feels and looks more substantial and this made it sturdier to sew on. I sewed simple lines in Pink, Blue and Yellow to complement the collection. I think it adds more interest and texture. Once popped up with 3d foam tape, it was a nice jumping off place to build my design on.
If you’re a Pinkfresh Studio fan too, you’ve probably seen their coordinating Stamp/Stencil/Die sets (also available individually). I’ve ordered a few and I have to tell you, they’re totally awesome. The butterflies on this layout were made with their Small Butterflies set.
I used Distress Oxide Inks in Tumbled Glass, Squeezed Lemon, Shaded Lilac and Spun Sugar to compliment PFS Happy Bloom Collection. I love that I can make them quickly, any colour I like with the stencils. Inspired by girls on their amazing team, I also used the PFS Curvy Leaves die to add some vellum leaves to the mix.
My photo is framed with PFS Stitched Scalloped Square die and set it in the middle of the page. It fit perfectly in this cut file. I used iPages on my MAC to bring my photo into a diamond shaped mask, so I could print it turned on an angle. I took a screen print of it and opened that in a iPhoto to print. Once printed, I trimmed it and added the frame.
Hope you found something to incorporate into your own creations!