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LemonCraft Violet Silence Layout Forever by Kim Ewins

LemonCraft Violet Silence Layout Forever

Hello again dear crafty friends! Kim here with another share my LemonCraft Violet Silence Layout Forever using the beautiful, LemonCraft Violet Silence collection. Such a lovely selection of prettiness! Teamed with a little Tim Holtz Ranger Distress Oxide in Wilted Violet and a few other pretties this layout came together quite quickly.

Here is my layout featuring my daughter, Samantha & her soon to be husband, Jake.

LemonCraft Violet Silence Layout Forever

LemonCraft Violet Silence Layout Forever

To create this background I took the sheet of LemonCraft Violet Silence paper 02, Tim Holtz Range Distress Oxide in Wilted Violet and a blender (I couldn’t find my blending tool, so I used a make-up sponge.) I added a little of the Distress Oxide to the sponge and went in and applied it roughly the centre of the page and trailing off the bottom of the page. I knew where I wanted my photo to sit, so I made sure to extend the oxide out. Next I spritzed a little water into my hand and then let the water droplets fall over the inked area at random. I then went in with some paper towel and dabbed up the excess water. Once this was dry I stuck two 1 cm x 20 cm strips of coordinating paper into place, under where my photo will sit. I then took some satin seam binding (cream ribbon) and purple ribbon, roughly 36 cm in length & tied them into a simple bow. I tied the bow more to the left of the lengths, giving me one short tail and one long tail, so I could drape it across the bottom of my photo.

LemonCraft Violet Silence Layout Forever

Next, I matted my photo on a piece of leftover Violet Silence Paper 03, measuring 11 cm x 11 cm. My photo measured 10 cm x 10 cm. I stuck some cardboard from an unused pizza box to the bottom of my matted photo, to add a bit of height to my pic. I stuck the bows into place then stuck down my photo and arranged the long tails of the ribbon to twist and turn to add interest, once happy I stuck into place.Then I tucked some fussy cut flowers from the Violet Silence Paper 03 and also some flowers from the Violet Silence-Vintage Times 17 sheet. I also added some old lace & lace flowers I had laying around. A few flowers….. Prima Lavendar-Milane Paper Flowers never go astray and either does a fussy cut butterfly!

LemonCraft Violet Silence Layout Forever

I am a big fan of machine stitching on layouts, so I decided to add two lines of stitching around my layout, but I stopped at the flower design on the paper. *Tip* When machine stitching on my layouts I like to use Topstitch or upholstery thread. This is thicker than your normal thread and gives a nicer result.

LemonCraft Violet Silence Layout Forever

Next I added my title, I used stickers and matted them & carefully distressed the edges. Adding a little cardboard to the back to raise them slightly. Last but not least I added some Artquest Mini Prills in I Cannot Tell a Lilac

LemonCraft Violet Silence Layout Forever

I do hope you have been inspired by my LemonCraft Violet Silence Layout Forever. I really enjoyed creating this layout and I simply love the colours!

Check out the LemonCraft Violet Silence collection at Anna’s Craft Cupboard *HERE*

Until next time happy crafting

Kim x

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