Tuesday, 30 November 2021

P13s Time to Relax, final layout by Meg

Hey all, I hope you're well and enjoying the winter weather we've been having - I absolutely LOVE this time of year and any excuse to get snuggly and festive!

Today I'm here to show you my third and final layout using P13s Time To Relax collection. I've really enjoyed playing with these papers and this time I thought I'd try a bit more of a neutral colour pallette, with the gorgeous green foliage and natural cane peacock chairs (because my last two pages with Time To Relax have been pinks and purples). 

I wanted to build a central cluster with some sort of diagonal background behind it - I originally played with some mixed media and texture paste but it didn't really turn out the way I had envisioned, so instead I decided to rip my white cardstock page into diagonal strips, distress the edges and I backed it with the green Paper #4. You can just about see the green come through, but the effect is quite subtle and leaves lots of white space for your eye to 'rest'!

I then started building my cluster - first by cutting out a grey garland from the Banner Die Cuts, to create a banner shaped frame around my photo. I fussy cut elements from the Paper #7 (the cane chair, a wooden frame, cream flowers, a small journaling tag, some bronze foliage and a potted plant) and I also fussy cut a second cane chair with a rug and little side table from Paper #5

I cut out a square of the green Paper #4 to use to add some colour behind my black and white photo and I adhered my photo on top using some 3D dimensional foam. I layered the wooden frame behind, along with another grey banner from the Banner Die Cuts pack. 

I began tucking in the fussy cut ephemera, a few white foliage pieces from a wreath cutfile by Page by Paige and some SnipArt chipboard pieces from my stash. P13 have included some similar chipboard pieces in the Time To Relax collection, as they just work so well with the natural colours and foliage! I love using chipboard, it's always so good at making a layout just a little more interesting and adding a different texture to the page.

I finished by popping on the mini journalling tag with some more 3D foam and splattering the page with some white acrylic to make it look a little less neat! 

And that's it, my minimalistic and third layout using the beautiful Time To Relax. I hope you've enjoyed my layouts and that you have a lovely December ahead of you! 

Take care and I'll be back again soon, 

Meg x 

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