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New Collections: Layout Inspiration

New Collections: Layout Inspiration

Hi PF friends!  It's Ashley, and I'm excited to share two layouts with you today using the new Be You collection and The Mix No. 2 collection.  All of the new releases from Pinkfresh Studio are amazing, and I'm always so inspired when I sit down to work with the collections.
On my first layout, using the Be You collection, I wanted to incorporate a lot of the patterned papers.  I used my Silhouette Cameo to cut a heart shape and backed each one with paper from the 6x6 paper pad.
I used White card stock for the background, so the patterned papers behind the hearts would really stand out.  The contrast really makes the papers pop!  Once I had the hearts arranged, I machine stitched down the center of each one to add some texture to the layout.
Here's a fun tip for using multiple photos on a layout, if you are not used to using more than one...turn your multiple photos into one!  I loved this photo series of our middle daughter, but sometimes it's difficult for me to incorporate multiple photos into my layout design.  Placing the photos together in a photo strip and trimming it into a single photo worked perfectly for my layout.
I usually save my embellishments for placement, after I have the main page design and photo in place.  This lets me see where the best places are for my embellishments, and the best way to balance my layout.  I mixed the Ephemera Pieces, Wood & Epoxy Buttons, Puffy Stickers, and Chipboard stickers to complete the look of my layout.
My second layout, uses The Mix No. 2 collection.  This collection is filled with embellishments, that include lots of fun, bright colors and shapes!  What's better than a collection filled with embellishments??!!
You can mix the embellishments from the collection with some of your favorite patterned papers.  I used a neutral patterned paper for my background, from the A Case of the Blah's collection.  I started the layout, with a large stitched title and circle, because I wanted the embellishments to be placed around the outside edge of the circle.
After I finished all of the stitching, I started working on the embellishment clusters...which is one of my favorite techniques when I'm using a mix of embellishments.  I began the first cluster with my photo, and then started placing the different embellishments above and below the photo.
In order to create a balanced look on my layout, I created a second cluster on the right hand side of the circle.  I didn't have a second photo to use, so I started the base of my cluster with one of the tags from the Ephemera Pieces.  Then I arranged more embellishments around the tag.  I wanted to incorporate some of the fun alpha stickers, so I used them as a finishing touch to the layout, by including them in my title.
I hope you've found some inspiration from today's layouts, for using the Be You and The Mix No. 2 collections!  If you have any questions or comments, make sure to leave them below!  And check your favorite online shops to pick up the newest releases from Pinkfresh Studio!

3 comments

3. Feb 13, 2018

That’s a cool layout!

Karthikha Uday
2. Feb 13, 2018

Love the hearts layout. It just pops! How did you make the white overlays on the hearts.

Sue Russell
1. Feb 12, 2018

Love these layouts, especially the second one! They’re colorful but not too bright, and have a lot going on but don’t seem that busy. Thanks for the inspiration!

Margaret

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