Guest Designer | Amberleigh SmithMay 21, 2020
Hello Friends! I'm excited to be back on the blog today to share another 12x12 digital layout.
This page is the companion page to my first project this month for my daughter's baby book. I used the Reagan collection because the florals are positively divine and the color palette complements the first layout made with the Jill digital collection beautifully. I love how effortless it is to combine Felicity Jane Studio kits!
I'm drawn to the soft pink and the sketchy papers right away. The floral die cuts are beautiful and I love the 3 different variations. The "You and Me" sentiment is exactly what I need for my layout title to support my journaling.
I'm a big fan of a photo enlargement so I started this page with my photo on the entire right side, approximately two-thirds of the page, then added a small layer strip between the photo and background layers. I like how this gives me a place to hold a pretty pattern paper.
I added the solid dusty pink paper (FJReagan - solid4) to the sketchy pattern paper (FJReagan - linen) to the strip next to the photo. I like how the solid paper gives me a nice place to journal and how the pattern paper adds visual interest.
At this point, I’m loving the foundation of the layout, and want to add more embellishment - queue the florals! I use the 3 different floral die cuts, changing their sizes and rotations, and tuck them all in under the pattern paper strip on top of the dusty pink background. I love the feminine touch.
From here, I decide I want to play with the opacity of the flowers. I want to mimic the look of die cuts on vellum so I adjust the opacity down to 75% and it gives me the soft affect I’m looking for.
Now it’s time for my title and journaling. I add the “You and Me” title and layer my journaling underneath. The white border and the vertical position of the title seem off for this layout so I make a couple adjustments.
I used the magic eraser tool to remove the white borders then used the marquee selection tool to move the “you” down next to the ampersand. The adjustments emulate a stamps title vs. a die cut title.
I feel like the space between the title and journaling is awkward and needs something to fill the gap. So, I add a label. This not only serves as a holding place for my date, but acts as an underline for my title, giving it a place to rest.
The final layout is everything I wanted it to be. A perfect companion page to my first layout, and again - story focused - clean and simple - modern and feminine.
SUPPLIES: Reagan Digital Kit