With Easter almost here, I thought it was timely to share a sweet Easter themed page I created using the Hello Lovely collection. I chose to use this 2015 collection to demonstrate that you don't always need a themed collection in order to create an event-specific layout.
Here, the simple use of a single colour, combined with the black and white photo of my children which clearly depicts Easter, is enough to clearly convey the theme. (This idea would easily work well with other colours such as pale blue, mint or lemon.)
To create this layout, I started by pulling the pink papers from the collection (Delightful and Flower Patch) to work with. I paired these with the Lucky Dip paper, as the small black on white spots provided a good neutral base to help the pink pop.
I added some soft pink watercolour to my background, as well as some messy stitching for subtle texture.
I then gathered together the embellishments from the collection, and separated out the ones that were either pink or neutral tones. In the cluster above my photo you can see Blooms; a Flair Button; Die Cut Ephemera pieces; Accessory Stickers; Enamel Dots and a Vellum Heart.
I echoed the use of almost the same embellishments in a cluster below my photo, but I added a pink and white striped Bitty Bow into the mix. (You can also see the stitched holes where my bobbin thread ran out before I realised, but I didn't mind as I wasn't aiming for neat & tidy anyway, just added depth.)
I chose the scripted "sweet" word from the Die Cut Ephemera pack as my title as I wanted it to be short and simple so as not to overwhelm the rest of the layout. To finish, I added a few splatters of pink mist.
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Until next time, happy scrapping! X