Hi friends.  For today’s layout I have used the amazing April kits and a sprinkle of March kits to create this very pretty layout.  I am scrapping an old favourite photo of my daughter on a perfect spring day.

To begin with, I laid down some watercolour paint colour onto the white cardstock.  As I didn’t gesso my page first, I had to be quick with the swipe of a large brush.  I started in the centre and brushed outwards so the colour was lighter at the edges.  This is a really easy technique which helps to ground the layers.

There are heaps of frames and elements on the exclusive Pretty Sweet Chipboard frames in the March Embellishment kit. I picked out a couple of frames to provide structure to the design.

Although I have heaps of papers, I couldn’t resist using the packaging from one of the exlusive packs as my photo mat – it co-ordinated perfectly with the colours.

You can see a second frame poking out from behind my photo – it provides an anchor to the fussy-cut butterfly.  I fussy cut two butterflies to layer together.  I also drew around one to cut out of vellum found in the cardstock kit.  I like how it adds dimension to the page.

I fussy cut some of the tickets from Maggie Holmes Garden Party paper to use in my embellishment cluster.  I am really fond of the puffy stickers – April Embellishment kit and  Maggie Holmes sticker book – April Pocket Life kit. I added my own little gems to the layout for extra sparkle, together with a few splatters for a bit of texture.

I do hope you have been inspired to create a beautiful spring layout.  I’ve mixed elements from the March and April kits as they all go together perfectly!

Thanks so much for stopping by.


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