A New Friend Layout by Brianna Lepper

Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Hey friends! Brianna Lepper here today to share this soft and pretty layout documenting a photo I took when the quarantine first began. My son caught a few lizards and created a little habitat for them and they entertained him for a few days before he let them go. It's been so nice to have some extra family time, especially when we all get to be outside together. So let's get to my layout!  I used Paige's Bloom Street collection to create the entire thing along with her new Flower Garden Background stencil and Butterflies cut file.
Since I was documenting a photo of my son holding his new friend, I thought the Butterflies cut file was fitting for the base for my design. I cut it on white cardstock and backed each of the butterflies using the 6x8 Paper Pad and Paper 02 which have the shrunken designs. After the cut file was completely backed, I set it aside and started working on the foundation page. I chose the B-side of Paper 22 and decided on adding mixed media to it.

  I took Paige's new Flower Garden Background stencil and applied white modeling paste through it. Since the Butterflies cut file is at a diagonal, I kept my mixed media in the same shape to make sure that the cut file would sit right on top of it. After the modeling paste dried, I then took Distress Oxides ink pads in pink and yellow and blended the color right on top of the paste in a few different areas. The pink ink is very light and subtle in the photos, but you can really see it in person. I love the extra element of color it gives. And look at that texture!

I embellished around the cut file using the floral Enamel Dots and also added tangled thread in a few areas. I pulled a few Ephemera Die Cuts and embellished with those. I also layered and matted my photo using the same patterned papers that I used to back the cut file. I created my small title using the alpha stickers from the 4-Page Sticker Book and scattered some of the hearts from the Puffy Vinyl Stickers along the cut file. I felt that the top portion of my page felt a bit too empty so I took a 2" strip of Paper 14 and adhered it to the back of the foundation paper. I then cut into it and distressed the edges to reveal parts of that Paper 14. I just love those pretty stripes!
Thank you so much for stopping by today! I had so much fun creating this page and hope that I've inspired you in some way today!  If you haven't checked out Paige's new stencils, you should definitely take a look! I love them and can't wait to use the others that came in the bundle! See you soon!

SUPPLIES: Patterned papers, stickers, die cuts, enamel dots, embellishments: BLOOM STREETFlower Garden Background stencil by Paige Evans; modeling pastewhite cardstock; Die cut machine: Silhouette Cameo; Cut file: Butterflies by Paige Evans
Location: Louisiana, USA / Blog: I Love Paper Blog / Instagram: @briannalepper / Facebook: Brianna Nichole
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1 comment

  1. So GORGEOUS! Loving that sweet photo, the butterflies and the distressing!


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