Here is the layout I created: Watch over me
My inspiration for this page begun with my photo. After my wedding I had so many people tell me ‘I have never seen a happier bride’, ‘you didn’t stop smiling all day’ and you know what, it was very true and this picture captured that. Reflecting on our day back in 2011 I was thinking about the song that we danced to. The song is called ‘Watch Over Me’ and it is by an Australian Solo Artist, Bernard Fanning. It is truly a beautiful song and the lyrics bring a tear to my eye every time I hear it.
As a feature on this page I decided to type up the lyrics into a word document and print them on an A4 sized piece of paper in a typewritten text. To ensure the text coordinated with my page I made the colour of the text ‘coral’, the same colour which is featured in the collection. I guess you could say I created my own patterned paper that was specific to this page and photo. I think this is a pretty cool idea and one that I have used before on a couple of past layouts. It has meaning to my page but also looks effective.
I cut my title on my Cameo and it was simply the title of the song ‘watch over me’. I cut it on white cardstock and added a single line of machine stitching through it to add texture. It also meant that I could fold the top and bottom of the letters up to add some dimension and to create shadows which allow you to distinguish the white title from the white background.
In the top right corner I added a small cluster that comprised of some of the gold rub ons and a fussy cut floral and a word from Paper 09. This helps create a visual triangle on the page and for me was a necessary addition as it provides my page with balance.
The cluster to the right of the photo is mainly made up of the florals from Paper 02, however I also added a die cut heart from the ephemera pack, the ‘you are my happy’ text cut from paper 09 and some of the gold rub ons. To add some softness to the florals I tucked in some die cut white leaves and a doily behind my photo too.
One tip I have for you when using the Moonstruck collection is for the rub ons. Sometimes I find it hard to commit to the placement of rub ons in a layout design. To combat this I add the rub on to white card stock and fussy cut it out. This gives me a DIY ephemera piece that I can add to my layout, like the butterfly in the below image.
I hope this layout has inspired you today. The Moonstruck collection is just so beautiful and so easy to work with!
I will be sharing a process video for this layout on my YouTube channel very soon!