Monday, 11 November 2019

Forever in my Heart.....Simple Stories *Heart* Collection

Hi There

It's Anita back with you again today. This month I have a couple of layouts to share using the lovely Heart Collection by Simple Stories. It is the perfect range for creating layouts to honour the memory of loved ones you have lost, with a mix of aquas, golds, greys and heartfelt sayings.
Here is today's layout.

I have chosen to scrap this photo of my Daddy and I, taken when I was about 2 - 2 and a half years old. I thought these papers would work well for this photo, the words were perfect....I really miss my Dad.

- He will ALWAYS be in my heart xx

 I used 4 sheets of the papers from the collection. Each one is double sided and has a lovely design on each.
Sheets used:
4 x 4 Elements
2 x 2 Elements
Missing You
So Loved

I also used a sheet of Raven cardstock

I based the layout on a sheet of  So Loved and placed an 10.5 x 10.5" square of Raven cardstock on top, then a 9 x 9" square of the reverse side of So Loved.

All of the various elements used to decorate the rest of the layout were cut from either the 4 x 4 or the 2 x 2 Element sheets.
I also added a strip of diamonds cut from the Missing You sheet, along the lower part of the page. The reverse side was used to mat the photograph.

I made a shaker box to go on the page using 2 of the 4 x 4 Element panels. Cutting the centre from the top layer and adding a square of thin acetate to create the window before building a layer of foam pads all around the edges and adding a spoonful of sequins. I chose the panel I wanted and just pressed them together.

A shaker box is often a nice way to add some dimension and interest to a layout without actually adding too much bulk.

I also like to chop up panels from papers and instead of using maybe a whole square or rectangular saying, just cut them into slices and seperate the words to make them more usable.

I will be back again later this month with another layout using this collection, but not to honour a lost loved one. This collection can be quite versatile and I wanted to use the left overs to show that.

Have you been over to have a look at the lovely new Papermaze Shop Site....all sparkly and new and ready to be shopped in!

Warmest wishes
Anita x


Karen said...

This is a beautiful tribute Anita and such a special photo. x x

Lynn said...

Lovely theme and so well presented with these papers. x

Anita said...

Thank you very much for your kind comments Lynn and Karen xx