it’s been so busy here at tillyandarthur for two reasons –
the first being that i have been having a major de stash and still in the process of doing it. some things i’ve given away and others have been sold. i’m not sure whether or not we are moving but it galvanised me into having a sort out, or in the words of my sister GET A GRIP ha!
secondly it’s been so busy here with the business with lots of book orders, wedding season and shipping pretty china literally all over the world. All good fun, just time consuming.
anyway, back to the layout… there was a challenge in the like for ever subscribers facebook group set by the adorable and talented Flora. we had to use a very large photo on a layout; now anyone that knows my work will see that i usually only ever scrap 3×3″ photographs so this was a total change for me. i ignored it all week but saw other group members posting some fabulous pages so i thought why not? i love being inspired by other people’s work and that’s the beauty of social media.
sooooo this is my page:
during the week i received a beautiful pocket letter swap from one of the group (hannah brown) and in one of the pockets was this beautiful quote by rascal flatts and it really struck a chord with me and i knew at once it needed to be on a layout. this was done using the silhouette cameo then layering it on top of some pretty and dark floral paper from the maggie holmes bloom collection. i raised it up on pop dots to get some texture and shadows on what would have otherwise been quite a ‘flat’ layout.
the photograph looked to square so i trimmed around freya’s hair to soften it a bit and then had a play with embellishments from the same collection, just dotted around the page.
i love how this turned out – how funny is that? i avoid doing a challenge and then end up loving it. maybe i need to do more?
anyway, here are some close ups…
honestly that dark floral paper behind the letters makes me so happy!…
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