I am pretty sure I could cover half my house in the Flourish Always wood grain paper! The tone of the wood color is so warm and perfect! I decided to go for it and use the paper for my background. I splattered a bit of colorshine onto the background to break the wood up a bit. I backed a cut file with the watercolor striped paper from the 6×6 pad to add a bit of the green that shows in the butterflies. The green is also on the paint by number strip tucked behind the photo!
To keep the page from looking too dark and heavy I thought that fussy cutting butterflies from the Charming paper would be the perfect idea. I wanted them to float up the page so I cut out quite a few and stayed to the pinks and peachy butterflies. I also decided to layer the pink and yellow butterflies with a hand cut white butterfly and the matching butterfly fussy cut from the 6×6 paper pad.
To balance the white die cut on the side of the photo I added one of the cut apart cards from the Memorable paper. I had two of these cards so I fussy cut the camera and popped it up on foam for added dimension. One of the sweet gold puffy stickers fit perfectly in the flashbulb spot!
I am very happy that I went out of my comfort zone and used the wood grain paper. The contrast really makes the butterflies pop off the page and gives a crispness to the white while still remaining a very warm and pretty layout! I encourage you to bust out a paper you’ve been “collecting” or use your favorite paper from a collection!
Supplies: Flourish Always Paper (344367) Flourish Charming Paper (344360 ) Flourish 6×6 Pad (344384) Flourish Memorable Paper (344357) Flourish Puffy Gold Thickers (344388) Flourish Cardstock Stickers (344401)