Sometimes when I finish a layout, I get asked how I came up with that.
This layout was inspired from the weaving on baskets, and another take on the quilting idea. The idea had been tossing around in my head for a bit,so I decided to give it a go with this sweet picture of my snuggly girlie.
I wanted to contrast two patterned papers against each other, and still try to keep the cohesiveness of the two. When I finished, the edges weren't what I hoped they would be, so I framed the weaving with a 1 1/2 inch border, and angle cut the edges at a 45 degree angle to give it a finished look.
With just the weaving and the frame, the layout was too much for that photo. I selected a blue mat to contrast with the pink, and that helped the photo some, but not enough.
I added the flowers to help anchor the picture into the layout. The weaving made the layout "busy" so I had to balance that with larger embellishments. When I was fussy cutting the paper, there were not a lot of whole flowers, so I added some scallop punches. On a couple of them, I copied the patterned paper by tracing some circles in the middle of the scallop and adding dots around the edges.
Ultimately, I ended up with this layout, which is one I adore. I hope you like it too.