"Daydreamer" Floral Layout | Tiffany JuliaAug 28, 2020
Tiffany here with a fun floral layout using my favorite bits from the Tori kit. I literally fell in love with the floral paper in this month's kit, along with that gorgeous light blue puffy alphas and the itty bitty epoxy dots. I challenged myself to create a layout with only those products. I did cheat a little bit and used a few of the puffy stickers from both the Tori and the Denise kits, but other than that, I made that floral paper do all the work.
My idea for this layout centered around this photo I took for a creative self portrait project I'm doing. I wrote a very long blog post to go along with the photo, where I talked about the noise in my head. It's sort of this incessant buzzing—these thoughts—that are constantly changing and won't shut up. My mind is always thinking about something that in social situations, I'm generally always quiet and seem a bit aloof as if I'm daydreaming. As a teen, I used to hide behind a thick book or my hair and get lost in my thoughts. So I ran with that and decided to pair my photo with the title "daydreamer." I know it may all seem nonsensical and just a pretty layout—and if I'm honest, it may very well be just a pretty layout—but there's a method to the madness.
Anyway, the very first thing I did was fussy cut all of those lovely florals. I absolutely hate fussy cutting, but it was all worth it in the end. I made sure to fussy cut the larger florals as well as the smaller florals and stems, which I used as little accent pieces on my layout. I also kept all the edge pieces as well and tried incorporating those into my layout too. Once I had all my pieces cut, I played around with their placement. I actually composed my layout from the outside in, placing a few of the floral edges onto the edges of my paper first, and embellishing with some epoxy dots.
I had this fab idea of creating a circular cluster around my photo with the florals. It was a bit tricky for me to figure out, but I simply took a hoop, traced it onto my page, then worked around that, placing pieces in a circle. I had matted my photo onto some light blue cardstock, backing it with a white doily and a cluster of florals. I embellished the cluster with a few die cuts and puffy stickers from the kit. Then placed that cluster on the top right of the circle I traced out. I accented that top right corner with a floral stem and a few of the epoxy dots.
I followed the outline of the circle and formed the remaining circle using the little flowers and stems from the paper, along with some epoxy dots and the light blue alphas, which I used to spell out "daydreamer." I made sure to place a few extra stems dripping off the circle in order to add a bit of movement to the otherwise very simple layout. I then added the butterfly puffy stickers from the Denise kit along with a few puffy heart stickers as a finishing touch.
I do hope you are inspired by this design to use the papers, especially those floral for easy to fussy cut patterns, to create your layouts.