Hello Everyone, it's Piroska here today with my latest layout for Clique International. Have you already seen the Let's Stay Home collection by Pinkfresh Studio? It is amazing, full of beautiful embellishments to document our daily life in or after Lockdown. You can purchase it as a Let's Stay Home Sampler Kit at Clique Kits, and there is also a Let's Stay Home Paper Kit and a Let's Stay Home Add-On Kit with great embellishments. Believe me, you need them all! ;-)
When the pandemic reached Hungary there were different opinions about whether we should we wear a mask or not. There was also a short supply of them, so many have started to make their own masks. Me too. I am very grateful for my mum, who taught me how to sew with a sewing machine when I was a teenie. Now I could use that skill (and I don't only sew on my scrapbook layouts ;-P )
First I cut the Sew Happy cut file of CUT to YOU from smooth white cardstock with my Cameo. I just love that floral ornament on that machine! As my photos, i.e. my masks are blue, I wanted to back those flowers with blue patterned paper. I chose the Hope for a New Day paper from the 12x12 Paper Kit and backed the petals one by one with the blue and light-blue rays of the rainbow. For the bigger buttons I used the other side of the same paper. Finally I backed the sewing machine with the light pink side of the rainbow paper.
For my background I chose the Better Things Are Ahead paper from the Paper Pack. It has a similar, beautiful blue colour with a floral pattern, so it matched my sewing machine very well. My photos were to small, so I had to find out how to make my photo strip more dominant. I decided to make use of the rest of that rainbow paper and adhered it to the background paper.
I glued cardboard on the back of the cut file so it stands out of the background, and glued 2 sheets of cardboard behind the photo strip. Then I started to embellish. I love florals, so first I added the floral cut outs from the Let's Stay Home Sampler Kit. I also added some phrase cut outs, a fabric bow, cardstock and puffy stickers - it is so easy to decorate the pages because there is a great offer of embellishments in the kit and the Add-On Kit. For my title I used both Alpha stickers.
I really love how it turned out! I definetely going to make some more layouts with this collection, it is great to work with! Wishing you much happy scrappy-time and stay safe - wear a mask!