Hi friends, today I have another scrapbook layout to share with you from the Traci Reed Designs My Oasis release! This collection is perfect for documenting stories of home, and it occurred to me that I hadn’t created layouts about building our current home for our kids’ albums! So that is what I am sharing with you today and I think you’re going to love this. I took these stunning peonies in the kit and overlaid patterned papers to create these giant blooms, and then I just exploded them all over the page. If you’d like to see similar pages that I’ve created in the past, check out this link: Hybrid Scrapbook Layouts. Follow along with my process below!
A few years ago Alan and I built our current home and I was able to capture this adorable photo of our four kiddos on the back porch. They are so happy and excited, and this perfectly shows how we all felt about our new home. Also, aren’t they just so tiny in this photo? I can’t get over it. I also should do a Then and Now version of that photo! Ha! I began my page with a solid card stock paper from the My Oasis kit, along with some digital fern stamps that I added to the page before I printed it. I also laid out the peonies using their digital stamp version, and then I clipped different patterned papers from the kit to the stamps. I will include a Photoshop in Five video below to share exactly how I accomplished that.
I decided pretty quickly to center these gorgeous florals on the page, and add everything else as supporting actors. Using my hot glue gun helped me keep it loose and informal, and it also helped create so much dimension. I love that about working with hot glue – it adds the loveliest height to the elements you are gluing down. I also tucked in some of the leaves and a few ellies and stickers around those florals. No layout is complete without using stamps, and these from Felicity Jane had the perfect sentiments for this. The two sets I used are Krystal and Autumn, and I just used plain black ink. The two photos mirror each other, one in the top left and the other in the lower right of the page.
I wanted to also share a quick tutorial on how I created these florals, so I hope you’ll follow along with my Photoshop in Five below!
I hope this has been a fun hybrid adventure for you today! I just love using these digital assets to create these beautiful pages, don’t you? Thanks so much for following along with me!