A Quick and Easy Floral Layout with Leigh

Hello friends! Leigh here, with a quick and easy scrapbook layout using the brand new Saturday Afternoon collection by One Canoe Two. I am obsessed with the pretty painterly backgrounds in this collection! I decided to use a 4×6 photo and the gorgeous Pink Peony patterned paper. This pattern is so beautiful! I wanted to create a quick and easy layout by focusing on adding just a few simple layers to the background. 


I chose a photo of my husband and I in the gardens at Lake Las Vegas. I wanted the stamped leaves to soften the lines of the photo while taking care to not cover up too much of the background. I stamped on vellum and heat embossed it with white embossing powder. This mimics the see-through element of my shawl in the photo and ties together the whites really well. 


The stamp I used on the leaves came from the Vicki Boutin "Shine" stamp and Die Set. After heat embossing them onto the vellum, I fussy cut them out. I fussy cut a portion of a second page of the Pink Peony pattern, and added foam dots behind to create a 3D effect. I created three embellishment clusters using the Layered Stickers, Wood Stickers, and the Smile Thinkers that coordinate with this collection. I added three rose gold hearts from the Thickers pack to the clusters. 


Next, I added the 4×6 photo and the typed journalling to a cut-out from the Afternoon Clips patterned paper. I added two more sections of the vellum leaves to soften the hard edges of the photo. From this angle, you can see the 3D effect and dimension on the page. 


I loved the painted background pattern so much that it inspired the whole theme of the layout. It has been a long time since I used a 4×6 photo on a layout, and it was so easy to use a pre-printed photo from my photo boxes. This layout would be very easy to recreate with any patterned floral paper you love from American Crafts. You could fussy cut and layer any pattern from any background and have a super quick layout in no time! 

I hope you all get to play and create with the new Saturday Afternoon collection. The patterned papers in this line by One Canoe Two are absolutely stunning. Thanks for visiting today and happy crafting! 


Supplies: Saturday Afternoon Patterned Papers (#351110, #351111),  Saturday Afternoon Smile Thickers  (#351153), Saturday Afternoon Layered Stickers (#351155), Saturday Afternoon Wood Stickers (#351156), Saturday Afternoon Stickers (#351154), Vicki Boutin Stamp and Die Set (#346544), American Crafts Sticky Thumb Black Foam Dots (#340054)