This month at Scrapabilly, we were all thrilled to receive our Design Team kits full of the gorgeous, and rather difficult to come by over here, Fancy Free collection by Paige Evans for Pink Paislee.
Here's the kit photo and I have to admit that it was really hard to pick one side of the paper or the other sometimes. The Thickers in white as well as the mini sunny yellow alphas were perfect as I knew I wanted to be inspired by Paige Evans' style with her white backgrounds and sometimes longer titles.
Like I mentioned, I knew that I wanted to take Paige as inspiration and really go to town with stitching, paper "piecing" and get the Cameo going too. This first layout combines all those elements.
I cut up the square patchwork printed paper and then placed them to form a chevron going across the page, stitching each line down. I tied that in with some white cardstock rose die-cuts backed with some of the pink paper from the collection (#11) which I added in to the kit.
It was difficult to justify covering up the papers but four small photos told the story I wanted to tell so I had to accept that not all the pretties would show!
Here you can see the pink paper backing the roses. It's subtle but still there if you look.
Next up was my idea of cutting out all the circles from paper #3 which made me realise there were definite colour groupings. Seeing the collection of blues and greens I decided that this would make a great banner and page background for a page about my wonderful nephew.
I also added in the pack of collection tags to my kit (tags here) and the puffy stickers (here) which really gave me a wide variety of items to add to my layouts.
I stitched up the circles to form a loopy banner along the top.
And the exclusive button seemed ideal here - both colour and sentiment!
And here is the other technique I did with the circles. I folded up all the pinks, reds and softer tones in half and then layered them back up into full circles again which I stitched along the middle. This allowed the sides of the circles to lift and you can peek inside. Great dimension without the bulk.
You can't really see her in this photo but the layout features our baby, our boxer dog Blossom who loved looking out of the window to see the world walk by (and barking loudly at them for the nerve of walking past our window), but especially waiting for me to come home from school. It was such a wonderful greeting at the end of a long day.
Come back on Wednesday for the second half of my Fancy Free Scrapabilly kit. It would be great to see you again.