It's that time of year when all the new releases we say revealed at Summer CHA are now shipping, and showing up in our favourite shops everywhere. While I wait for my new goodies to arrive I've dug into the archives and rediscovered some collections I had yet to play with. Today, I want to share with you a couple of sweet & simple layouts using the Penelope collection by Elle's Studio. As a scrapper who likes to add a lot of layers and embellishments to my layouts, I found that there was really not much that needed to be added with these layouts as the papers are already so detailed. They made for a couple of quick and easy layouts featuring some of my favourite kids.
There are so many sweet saying on this piece of background paper that I really wanted to showcase it on this layout. Adding a bit of the graph paper helped to ground my photo and journaling, so as not to lose any of their details.
I hand cut these hearts from one of the sheets and added some 3D foam dots to make them pop.
One of my favourite things about Elle's papers is the printed tear strips, they make for fun extra elements to add to your page. Both the star and scalloped strips here, are just extra little tear strip pieces.
Next up, I wanted to use this pre-printed background sheet. I added a piece of patterned paper from the collection to the inside of a glassine bag to tone down it's boldness and get it to work with my chosen colours, and design.
Meet our little neighbour girl. She has 2 brothers and on this particular play date she snuggled up to Eden and exclaimed to her mother that she wished she lived with us so she could have sisters. Little sweetie.
I thought I needed just a touch of pink on this layout, and the packaging from the little polaroid frames provided just the touch I needed.
Once again the tear strip from the bottom of this sheet made for the perfect touch on my layout. Add a couple of buttons and baubles, and done.
I hope this encourages you to dig into your stash and revive an older collection while you wait too. If you're all caught up and ready to get your hands on some new product, hop over to the shop, where you'll find all sorts of new goodies waiting for you including Lawn Fawn dies, and papers Kelley Purkey's Second City Collection, and Crate Paper Notes & Things, with more arriving all this week. And don't forget to pop back here at noon to check out a brand new Issue and find out how you can link up to win.