Fun Memories at Home Layout by Brianna Lepper

Tuesday, July 21, 2020

Hey friends! Brianna Lepper here today sharing a new layout today using Paige's Memories cut file along with the Bloom Street collection. I had taken a photo of my son Elijah riding his bike on a trail near our house. We've been enjoying our days at home and love exploring and playing outside.
To start, I cut the Memories cut file out on a piece of textured white cardstock. While my Silhouette software was still open, I went ahead and offset the inner letter pieces and cut them out so that it would make backing the cut file easier. You can skip this step and back it any way that you prefer. I honestly bounce back and forth on how I back my cut files. Depends on my mood haha! For the inner pieces of the letters, I used the 6x8 Paper Pad.

Bloom Street is one of my favorite collections and with that being said, I don't waste anything!! I backed my photo using the scraps left on my cutting mat from backing my cut file. I layered them up and love how they look! You definitely can't tell that most of those layers are missing all of their centers. I was able to pull in the same colors and patterns and it all came together so nicely.

Next, I went through the 12x12 patterned papers in the collection and chose Paper 10. I loved the blue/green watercolor look and it matched with my photo. I was going to leave the paper as is, but I couldn't help myself and wanted to add a bit of mixed media. I took Paige's Tiles stencil and applied some light modeling paste through it in three different areas on the page. I wanted to take it a step further by applying color to the paste after it dried. I went through my Distress Oxides and pulled colors that matched Paper 10 perfectly. I took my ink blending tools and even my fingers and blended the colors onto the paste. Here's a look at the green areas:

And a look at the blues:

It looks like I colored the paste prior to applying doesn't it? I also splattered clean water on the applied ink and lifted it off with a paper towel. I love the oxidation look! I truly enjoy playing and painting on my layouts and I'm so pleased with how the mixed media turned out! Next I popped the entire cut file on dimensional foam and adhered it down to my background. I used the cut file as my title and added onto it using the Puffy Vinyl Stickers and the Floral Foam Thickers. I embellished using the 4-Page Sticker Book and some of the Floral Die Cuts. To finish my layout, I added some white acrylic paint splatters and sprinkled some sequins from the Mixed Embellishments around the page.
I love how this page turned out! How are you documenting your days at home? This Memories cut file is perfect for all of those special moments and so much more! Thanks so much for stopping by and we will see you soon in my next post! 

SUPPLIES: Patterned papers, stickers, die cuts, sequins, embellishments: BLOOM STREET; Stencil: Tiles by Paige Evans; modeling pastewhite cardstock; Die cut machine: Silhouette Cameo; Cut file: Memories by Paige Evans
Location: Louisiana, USA / Blog: I Love Paper Blog / Instagram: @briannalepper / Facebook: Brianna Nichole
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  1. Wow!! This is AMAZING! LOVING the layers behind the photo, the background and the title work!

  2. Gasp ! Getting up close and personal today and this is sublime Brianna! That texture paste just radiates from your photo in the prettiest way ! Love how you backed the cut file too 🥰


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