Romance // 12x12 Layout Share

July 21, 2016

I know that the days of shabby chic style are not as popular today as they were a few years ago, but I am so in love with how this layout turned out! I used several things I had from the vintage chic era. This layout is to capture the memories of my first Valentine's Day with my boyfriend Sam. It's a mix of new and old, but melds as one to create this stunning piece!

I started by grabbing one of these really old Colorbox packs of paper (probably from the dollar spot) and picked out this fun floral. Then, I decided to mat my photos on some paper from a KI Memories 6x6 paper pad. After flipping through this paper pad I saw a beautiful floral cluster page and decided to fussy cut them out. These are the flowers you see on the outer edges of the photos.

Since I had dark colors in the photo and a somewhat dark background paper, I decided to add a pop behind the main photo with a cute doily. After deciding on the placement for my flowers I wanted to incorporate a few other things from my "vintage" drawer. This is the drawer in my craft room that contains all of the vintage themed things I've collected. I don't scrap in this style too often, so there's not much, but it's still lovely stuff. I found some Graphic 45 fairy pieces to include in my flower clusters and some pearl stickers.

I used some of these fun K & Company journaling spots with gold foil to add some layering and do my journaling. The title piece is a laser cut wood phrase from Michael's. To add a bit more shine and interest I used some gold sequins and tucked them into my floral layers as well. The black thread was a small addition to help add texture to the layout.

Since the title piece was wood, I decided I needed to add another piece to balance it. I used this wood veneer heart from Studio Calico alongside these perfect Tim Holtz tiny word stickers. I also pulled this little bit of lace from my stash to add under the left photo.

The layout started looking flat to me, so to fix this, I added some foam adhesive under portions of the flower clusters to create dimension. In this cluster I also included some gold striped washi tape from Target and a little heart punch.

To complete the layout I created some gold splatters using my Heidi Swapp Color Shine. I think that the splatters add a little bit of shine without being too overwhelming. I hope you enjoyed this layout share! I had a ton of fun making this layout which was a little outside my comfort zone. There are some product links below in case you were interested in any of these products. Thanks so much for stopping by!

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Wilton Doilies  -  4" White Circle
Wilton Doilies - 10" White Circle
Studio Calico Wood Veneer Pieces - Hearts & Arrows 1 pcs sku 1875059MA
Self-Adhesive Pearl Embellishments 4.5"X6.5" Sheet-Double Flourish C - White
Seasonal Chitchat Word Stickers by Tim Holtz Idea-ology, 942 Stickers, Various Sizes, White and Kraft Matte Cardstock, TH93050

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