This is my Happy Place | A scrapbooking layout somehow surprising

This is my happy place - dapfniedesign - title

When I browsed through my pretty paper the other day, I actually said aloud: “Oh, look at that!” – as if someone was standing right next to me (silly, I know!). Anyway, I pulled out the whole pack with all the scraps, stickers, chipboards, die-cuts (some of my pretty papers are still sorted by collection until there is literally nothing left) and emptied it on my sofa. And there they were, all the pretty little things from an old collection (can you say something is “old” when it actually has been released just two years ago? Probably not; but then we are talking about scrapbooking paper!). The collection I am talking about is Dear Lizzy’s “Lucky Charm” by American Crafts. The colours are a variety of pinks, some aqua, yellow, orangey red and some cream; I especially love the darker navy blue. I think I was really lucky here:

I just found the perfect papers for some of my photos I took back in February at Kingston Lacy!

This is my happy place - dapfniedesign

I started off with the four photos. First I was a bit sceptical; was I really going to use FOUR photos? Not five? Or three? Normally I go with odd numbers, but this time there wasn’t another flower shot handy. Well, so it was four then. Embrace flexibility!
When I went through the sticker book from this paper collection and found the handwritten word “love”, which I bravely stuck down on the layout. Very brave indeed! Then there was the the dark blue sticker, which I wanted on the page desperately. The chipboard letters for the tile were next and with these the idea of a vertical line was born. But how to create it? Only after I cut out the little envelopes, I knew it was going to be watercoloured hearts on my imaginary border.
I love watercolours, but I am using them too little to be confident with them. Brave again! My hearts on this page are all hand-drawn and then painted with that orangey red colour from the paper collection. After the vertical line came the horizontal line with equally sized hearts.This is my happy place - dapfniedesign - close up 2

I added the word “Sunshine” on the bottom, the three envelopes (these are the only patterned papers I used!) with glitter-glued hearts; some golden paint drops to finish it all off.

“A scrapbooking layout somehow surprising” – that’s what I wrote in this post’s title, and it is definitely surprising for me: The whole process was unusual, but it worked. And I only used a tiny amount of pretty paper, very few stickers and some letters, but still this page feels absolutely complete. I guess sometimes you just have to be brave!This is my happy place - dapfniedesign - close up 1And as it is Friday already: Happy weekend everyone! Hope you all have time for new adventures!



5 thoughts on “This is my Happy Place | A scrapbooking layout somehow surprising

  1. This layout is stunning Dapfnie! Love the design and the title placement. Lets not forget those gorgeous photo’s!

  2. Du weißt ja, dass ich ein großer Fan Deiner tollen Layouts bin und auch Dieses ist wieder so wundervoll! Ich liebe die Fotos, die Herzen, die Farben und das es auch bei Dir nicht immer das neuste Papier und Zubehör sein muss. Es kommt doch nur darauf an, was man daraus macht! Und Du machst das soooooooooooooooooooooooooo gut!!!!

    GLG Ines♥

  3. I’ve always admired your layouts..this one is my new favourite .. i love it. You were brave with those looks great. I make a real mess with them x

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