Love Scraplift

I'm loving these kit papers but it's been difficult to pick which ones to use because I like both sides of all of them!
I started diving in with a scraplift. It's not often that I'll completely copy a layout but I loved this paper from the main kit and didn't know how to use it without covering up too much. I browsed Paige Evans' blog and discovered Paige had made a beautiful page with the paper already and decided I'd just go ahead and do a complete scraplift!
Here's Paige's original layout:

Here's my finished layout:

I started by punching around the edge of the 'love' paper sheet with a Fiskars boarder punch in one place on each edge and cut around the rest of the edge with my paper trimmer. I then cut the middle from the floral paper and glued that over the top of the blue cardstock.
I cut around the edges of some of the floral design on the love paper and lifted up the edges. I then mixed up some of the Nuvo Shimmer Powder thickly, so two dips of a wet brush into a pile of the powder  to make a paste like paint and then tapped it from the brush to make drips all over the paper.

When the paint was dry I glued the love paper to the blue card piece and stitched around the edges. I also stitched around the edges of the photo before sticking it over the o tucking two pieces of doily behind and layering over a piece of the ephemera from the Bloom pack.
I finally added some Nuvo drops around the letters and sketched around some of the leaves in white pen.
The mini alpha stickers I added from my stash, they're really old October Afternoon ones from a past kit. They matched my vintage photo with the font and the yellow colour from the paper.
Hope you're enjoying your new kit box! We're not having a month long challenge over the coming weeks but look out for a full month long celebration for Scrapbooking day in May!
xx Leo 

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