Hi everyone and welcome back! Today I am sharing a Valentines Day inspired layout with you and hope that you will be inspired to create some fun love-themed pages this month! I am working with a mini collection from Lacey Ann Designs called Love Is In The Air, check out her Etsy shop here: LaceyAnnDesigns on Etsy. If you’d like to see more ways to document the person you love, check out this link: Documenting Our Relationship. I have a really fun process video, follow along with me!
How the page started:
My story for this layout came from looking through our photo folders from last year and realizing how many appearances of milkshakes there were! Ha! We definitely took advantage of open drive-thrus during lockdown, so I wanted to create a page documenting just that. Alan and I found ourselves venturing out (masks on, sanitizer used, distanced from others) and I love that this gave a chance to see that there was a little bit of good in a difficult time.
Textured background for the win:
To start my page, I layered modeling paste onto this deep red card stock to create a fun dandelion effect. Stencil is from DecoArt. This breaks up the dark background and also brings in some of the mood I wanted on my layout. You will find several references to breaths of fresh air on the page, which is exactly what a rare trip out of the house was at that time (and yes, still is)!
Photo is the focal point:
My photo is printed at about 3.4″x4″ with a white border. I surrounded it with some fun tags that were punched using the Martha Stewart tag punch. This thing is so cool, it punches three different sizes, and the texture these tags lend to the page is super fun. I arranged those behind the photo and adhered them using foam tape to give everything a bit of lift.
Fun embellishments make all the difference:
I added other little details, such as the balloon ephemera and the paper airplanes. I added a few of the stickers from the kit – so cute! My journaling is written directly on the card stock. I used a line stamp from Cocoa Daisy to ground the words and make it a little easier to write. There are also some enamel hearts tucked in and around, from Illustrated Faith.
The title was so easy, just the words How We Coped. I have used puffy alphas from Cocoa Daisy. I also added just a tiny embellishment cluster at the top right corner of the page. I think what drove that decision was a need for something to touch the edge. This tag is the only thing that directly touches the edge, everything else comes really close. Remember that allowing things to touch or fall off the edge established the boundary of the page.
Aren’t those flair adorable, too? I hope this layout has been fun and inspiring for you! Have a great Valentine’s Day and happy creating!