Embrace Layout by Zsoka Marko

Friday, January 10, 2020

Hello crafty friends, Zsoka Marko here, happy New Year! I hope you had a wonderful, relaxing holiday season with your loved ones! I'm back with my first layout of 2020. For today's post, I went back to Paige's second, breathtaking collection called Take Me Away. If you are lucky enough to have it in your stash, go get it out now and start creating! I promise you'll love the process. While I love new collections, I notice that rediscovering old favorites fills me up with inspiration and so much joy.
While this collection is actually quite pastel as a whole, I managed to make a pretty bold layout with it! These colors make me smile during this dreadful, gray winter time! I started out by die cutting the Folk Art Floral Background cut file from white cardstock using my Silhouette Cameo. I love folk art! Random fact: I used to do folk dance as a kid! I even danced with a decanter filled with wine on my head. I didn't drop it either, ha! Good old times!

I chose a few patterned papers to back the cut file. Once done, I decided on a background paper - I usually try several options, take a photo of them, and then select something I like the most in that moment.

I actually wanted to scrap this photo in color but all that greenery in the background and my brown leather jacket just didn't go with my bold paper choices. I layered tissue papers and a couple of die cut frames behind my photo, then glued it all down. Some of the embellishments are from other collections. My title for instance is from Paige's very first collection, Fancy Free. I had two of the chipboard sheets back then, most of which I already used up long ago. But I still had two of this red title, so it was time to use it. I was so happy that "embrace" actually fits my photo perfectly!

Then I have a puffy sticker and a chipboard piece from Whimsical and a tag sticker from Pick-Me-Up. The suede bow, three of the buttons, and the two small die cut frames behind my photo are from Take Me Away. The rest of the buttons are from my stash. Using a needle and twine, I stitched them on the layout. I added journaling with a white gel pen and splattered some white paint all over my background. Done!

I hope I could inspire you in one way or another! I'll be back with a new layout soon, which I also made with Take Me Away - but it will have a totally different vibe. I think, anyway! Thank you for stopping by today!

Patterned papers, die cuts, stickers, embellishments: TAKE ME AWAY, WHIMSICALPICK-ME-UPwhite cardstock; Die cut machine: Silhouette Cameo; Cut file: Folk Art Floral Background by Paige Evans
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  1. Dear Folk Dancer/Wine juggler, haha you make me laugh Zsoka! How awesome to mix many collections so beautifully. This is beautiful. It feels very vintage, maybe like a cool T-shirt from the 70's. I would imagine you weren't around then, but take my word for it, clothes were cool, ha! xK

  2. Love love love this!!! LOVING that photo, the flowers and the random buttons! Loving the decanter story!!


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