Beautiful Layout + Process Video | Mandy Melville
Mandy here with you today, and I’m so excited to be sharing my first layout using the ever-so-gorgeous Jeana collection! I totally adore the beautiful colours and patterns in this kit, and I wanted to feature lots of them on my layout today! I scrapbooked a recent photo of my eldest daughter Abigail on this layout. She’s just turned 14, and she seems to be growing up before my very eyes! It’s a little sad in a way, but I’m really just so proud of the beautiful young lady that she’s becoming, and that’s what I wanted to document on this layout.
I started my layout off with a large cut file of the word ‘Beautiful’. I cut it out of white cardstock and then backed each of the letters with patterned papers from the collection. I wanted to keep the colour palette fairly soft, with just a few pops of the darker colours, such as the yellow and green. I added some foam tape behind the cut file to give it some lovely dimension, and then I adhered it the light pink spotty patterned paper.
I decided to position my photo in the top left hand corner of the page because my daughter is looking down and towards the right in the photo. I absolutely love the beautiful floral patterned paper in the Jeana kit, and I couldn’t resist fussy cutting some of those florals to use on my page! I tucked some around the left hand side of the photo, and I really like how it looks with the photo nestled amongst the leaves.
Underneath the photo I attached two tassels that I had left over from my ‘Heidi’ kit. I threaded some white embroidery thread through them and then tucked the thread up under the floral cluster, so that they look like they’re dangling there. I love that these add a nice textural element to the page.
I tucked some more fussy cut florals under the right hand side of the cut file, and I also added a die cut there which I used to add my journaling to. I finished the layout off by scattering a few of the die cut hexagons around the page.
Thanks so much for joining me here today! If you’d like to see how this layout came together, you can check out my process video over on my YouTube channel…