Heart Day by Simone

For the last post about Heart Day this month, Simone has two layouts to share! The first one, XOXO, she uses a mixed media approach, which I love! Paint and gesso make great additional layers to a background. She also has some other tips about this layout on her blog and in the process video.

She used the stamp set from this line to create additional layers to her background. I love how she repeats the heart pattern here with the acrylic heart from the ephemera pack!

Here is another close up of her mixed media background showing the great use of texture and color to add interest.

Simone used a few of the embellishment options from this line to cluster this top corner and draw attention to this super-cute candid photo. She uses pieces from the ephemera pack, 12×12 chipboard sheet and the layered embellishment pack. This little XO enamel piece is from the layered embellishment pack, but actually comes on a wood button. Simone pulled it off to use as a large enamel piece instead. So smart!

How perfect is the completed layout?! Lots of interest and my personal favorite-clusters! Find more about this layout of Simone’s blog and the process video she did on her YouTube channel!

Her second layout is AMAZING too! Simone really got creative with the stitching and paint and most of all-cutting her photo! It makes it look as though they’re in the flowers, doesn’t it? I just love! She talks about the process on her blog post here.

This photo shows a better look at that stitching. It’s so awesome how she used the stitching as her outline and then colored it in on her white cardstock. I keep admiring it while I’m typing this! You can also find a few awesome pieces from the Heart Day line in this photo. The chipboard heart and this so adorable puffy heart are both from the line. However, this awesome heart flair? This is made specially for my shop by A Flair For Buttons and are free with every order! I LOVE that Simone was able to make use of these in her layouts!

Simone used a chipboard flower and flowers fussy cut from this paper to create a dimensional layered look. I need her to teach me how to fussy cut! The chipboard letters in her title are also from Heart Day, but could be used for anything!

Here is the final look at this entire beautiful layout. If you love Simone’s work as much as I do, you should definitely check her out on her blog and YouTube channel. She also posts regularly on her Instagram!

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April Lilli

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