Welcome back! Today I wanted to share a complete look at the March Release at Larkindesign and a fun layout I created using the Triangles cutfile that’s a Freebie from now, until Monday at 9 AM EST!
So this month’s collection is called GROW DEEPER ROOTS and it’s a gorgeous collection full of rich purples, teals, and soft pinks. Let’s take a look:
As part of the collection you can find the full set of 3×4 and 4×6 cards.
A set of 10 patterned papers. They are fabulous!!
I must mention that you can actually find a free download to four of these patterned papers on the Larkindesign Shop!
For the first time, you will also find two full sheets of cut apart labels, tags, and pretty floral designs!
And, finally, you can find the cutfile titled Triangles, a pretty mosaic-like design. Don’t miss out, it is free through the weekend!
So what do you think of the March collection, Grow Deeper Roots?
I had a lot of fun using it in my scrapbooking, such that I have created a total of four projects this month!
I will be back here through the month to share two others, and you’ll be able to find one of them on the Larkindesign Blog the week of the 19th!
I do, however, have the Cutfile Layout I created to share with you today! Are ya ready?
So, I gotta start off by saying that I couldn’t get to a great start without having some major technical difficulties. My computers battery is completely dead and won’t charge any longer. That led to me not being able to plug in my Silhouette and thus not being able to actually cut the cutfile.
So, since that wasn’t gonna happen, I really had to get to thinking as to how I could actually create a layout without the cutfile, but using the cutfile regardless, you get me?
So I got a little creative and decided to use a few extra steps to create this layout:
I love this layout and I really want to tell you all how I got it done. First of all, as I mentioned, I knew I wasn’t gonna cut the file so I decided to print it instead.
I first opened up my Triangles png file on my desktop Photoshop and resized it to 8 1/2 by 11 size. This cut off a few of the sides, but it pretty much still looked like the original file. I then added a bold rectangular border around the edges to close it in like the original file. Then I sent it to my printer.
I printed two sheets so that I could use one of them to trace and cut out my shapes onto the patterned papers.
The main techniques I used for this layout were to add layers, machine stitching, and watercolor. I love it so much!
I pretty much stuck to the colors of the collection and then added pops of yellow, too. I felt these colors went perfect with a photo of my son and his cute girl cousin sharing a sweet moment that my mom captured.
To decorate my Triangles base I used a mix of the Crate Paper’s Good Vibes and Cute Girl collections.
The neutral color coming from the cork ampersand sort of grounds my photo and diffused the busy-ness around it. Plus, it helped build my title, Cute & So Sweet.
The puffy stickers from the Cute Girl collection perfectly embellished my page and the colors matched so well.
Overall, I really really love this layout!
It’s so bright and colorful, it’s full of texture and dimension, and there are just so many fun elements to it. You kinda just have to look at it for an extra second to take it all in. It packs a punch, alright! Haha.
So that’s my share for today. I know it’s quite a lengthy one, so if you made it to the end, thanks!!!
I will be back to share loads more!
I hope I’ve inspired you to get out there to your own crafty havens and get creative. I will talk to you all on my next blog post, until then, stay crafty!