Hello Pebbles Fans! Terhi Koskinen here, first time of our new designing term and I’m very excited!
I know it is almost a week since Valentine’s Day, but still I want to share this pinky, hearty and very very lovely layout with you.
Maybe it can inspire you to use your left overs from the Valentine’s Day crafts, and just to be like me and use the pinks and hearts through the year. ‘Loves Me’ collection is full of patterns and embellishments that can be used all year long, not only once in February.
Sometimes starting a layout might feel tricky or even hard if you don’t have a plan or idea in your mind. If I feel lost in the beginning, one of my favorite tricks is to cut tons of paper and build a background using the small pieces. For this layout I cut several 1″x1″ sized square pieces from four different patterned papers, and adhered them neatly on white cardstock using foam dots.
Once the background was ready, the creative flow was already captured my mind completely and I didn’t struggle anymore to continue.
I glued down couple of black and white photos, to be specific the photos are copies, and started to build up the embellishments. I had the same photo available on colors too, but I think black and white photos makes the reds and pinks shine even more!
The embellishments are all from the ‘Loves Me’ collection too. I picked up some sweet ephemera pieces, and fussy cut more flowers from patterned papers. The koalas are stickers, but I also used some foam tape to adhere them, and to make them more dimensional at the same time.
Lastly I took my brand new ‘Stay Sweet’ watercolour set from American Crafts and started watercoloring the background. Red and green are complementary colors, and by adding small amount of other (green) it highlights the other (red) beautifully.
Hope your day is full of love!
340272 Sticky Thumb Adhesive Foam Dots
71081 Textured Cardstock White
351199 American Crafts Stay Sweet Watercolor Set
733945 Loves Me Ephemera
733948 Loves Me Cardstock Stickers
733947 Loves Me Thickers
Loves Me Patterned Papers