Friday, 13 June 2014

Life (Artfull Crafts)

Good morning, I'm up on the Artfull Crafts blog today with another layout I made with Kaisercraft's new Dream Big Collection.  My layout is about my dear friend's little boy (aged 2.5) who came to visit Brielle when she was a few days old.  He had a teddy bear for her and wanted to give it to her.  She was asleep in the bassinet, and of course I had to capture him giving the teddy to "the baby".  So cute!!!

I loved using a more busy patterned paper with a plainer one, and in this instance I paired the orange pattern with the trendy chalk board.  A strip of paper and some washi tape across the join, and of course I had to sew around the edges.  Not only is this a great way to add texture, but it also saves in adhesive!  

I kept this layout really simple, as the photo is so sweet.  The cut apart card served as the title, and I just layered some other die cuts, added some twine, sequins and some stars.  The photo mat is actually a 6 x 4 cut apart card that I strategically cut and placed with elements over it so it looks bigger than it really is.  I trimmed the corners with my exacto knife and tucked the corners of the photo into them.  Of course I had to finish my layout with some white ink splatters!

You can purchase Dream Big in the Artfull Crafts shop here.

Thanks for looking!
Melissa :)


  1. ohhhh I LOVE the colors on the page!!! great embellies and the white splats and stitching pull it all together!!! such a sweet moment!!!!

  2. Love the mix of Black and Orange, Melissa!! Such a beautiful layout for a great photo!!