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Free Spirit by LORNA SIMONS

Free Spirit by LORNA SIMONS

I do love flowers!
This page is of my granddaughter Mia at my son's wedding a couple of years ago, I have titled it Free Spirit because she is just that!
For this page I just loved the main background sheet so didn't feel the need to add to it which I quite often do - it's beautiful.
So, I could get straight into my layout without waiting for background dry which I normally have to do when I have been playing and adding texture.
Lots of layering on this page, firstly I cut strips of 3 of my papers - not too important on the width, but ranging from 2" wide down to 1" wide and 10" long down to maybe 8" long so that they can layer at different levels.
Two of the strips I cut points in the bottom like you would on the end of a ribbon to stop it fraying. i distressed all the edges of my strips , you can use a craft knife, dedicated distress tool, or an open pair of scissors (being very careful)
From the playing card sheet, I cut out 3 of the journaling squares and distressed the edges of these too.
I mounted my photo which is 4"x6" onto one of the papers, this can depend on your photo as to which one you use.
I then played around and decided on where I wanted them all to go, using the photo to move things around and work out the spacing. At this point I take a photo so I can look at it as I stick them all down as it is so easy to forget where I wanted it all to go! You could even put light pencil markings if it helps when placing.
I then added my photo using 3d foam pads at the bottom but not at the top to level things out as the top was slightly higher off the page.
I didn't glue or put my 3d foam pads too close to the edge of the photo as i wanted to be able to tuck things under the edge of the photo.
I then did some fussy cutting from one of the sheets and cut some die cut leaves and flourishes, I decided where I wanted them all to go and layered them up using a mixture of 3d foam pads and gel medium as my glue, tucking leaves and flourishes behind the layers of my strips and journal squares.
My title was one of the cut apart pieces from the playing card sheet that I cut with a round punch and distressed the edges.
I then added my flowers and my title.
Lastly, I covered my photo and splattered with the oxide ink pad watered down a little to allow me to pick it up with a paint brush.
Products used.....
Paisley and Vine papers.
             whimsy- background sheet- strip
             splendour- fussy cutting- strip
             nature- strip
             playing cards- journaling squares- title
49 and market flowers- scarlet
distress oxide- festive berries- for splatters
round punch 
leaves and flourishes dies 
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Sue - March 21, 2021

Ooh this page is just lovely 🥰. Wonderful happy photo of your granddaughter. You’re right that background paper needs nothing else but all those lovely flowers

Anonymous - March 20, 2021

Your layout is gorgeous Lorna as is your granddaughter.. the flowers set off the photo perfectly 😍

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