Erminia’s 2-page layout this month features a couple of gorgeous photos from her wedding. Here is a photo of the whole 2-page spread:
The first page features her father-daughter dance with the Around Here patterned paper in the background. Her second page features a beautiful wedding photo on an over-sized framing block.
She has added one of her foiled acetate ephemera behind the top right corner of the photo. I love how she has mirrored this in the bottom left corner by putting another of the foiled acetate pieces below the envelope and her own paper fussy-cut flower piece (from the Story patterned paper) layered above it. She also used water colours and patterned paper to add colour, pattern and dimension to her envelope die-cut.
Have you noticed that Erminia almost always adds a ripped peek-a-boo to the edges of her pages? I can always spot one of her layouts because of this characteristic design. I love these little peek-a-boos because they always add a bit of colour and pattern to the layout. If you are like me and you always find yourself with awkward empty spaces on your layout, these are a great option to add a bit to your background.
As you can see on the second page, Erminia has used the purple leaf-patterned paper as the background base. She cut the other pieces out of the middle so that she could use it in multiple places. This is easy to do if you have a 12 x 12 die-cutting machine and rectangular dies or an electronic cutter. Otherwise, buying a second piece of paper works just as well!
On her second page, Erminia has also used a bit of the paint splatter that she used on the first page. She also reflected the use of her acetate ephemera by sticking it out from below her quotation block (like she did with below the envelope die-cut).
Another way Erminia filled awkward empty space was adding a little cluster to the top right-hand corner of the page.
It balances out the rest of the page and looks fantastic. She pulled it in with the rest of the page by splattering gold paint around this cluster and stretching that splatter across to other areas of the page.
Erminia did an amazing job on her layout this month (as always!). Hopefully you can take away some of the techniques she used and apply them to your own creative projects.