Hello lovelies, today Hannah is on the blog sharing with you her project for February! To learn more about Hannah and connect with her on social media, visit her About Me page!

Larkindesign Creative Team | Hannah Lemieux ft. Diamonds Cut File!!!Larkindesign Creative Team | Hannah Lemieux ft. Diamonds Cut File!!!

Aloha!! I am in love with the Diamonds Cut File from this month!! It’s so intricate and the possibilities are limitless on the ways to use this gorgeous cut file. I have found one of my favorite things with cut files that use a lot of paper but with lots of cut outs I love using patterned paper. Depending on the patterned paper you can get a completely different look to the file, which is so cool. I ended up using a really neutral patterned, a light colored wood grain. The wood grain had a variety of light and dark tones, which I think really stand out with this cut file. 

The 12×12 patterned papers in The Heart Is Home collection can be used for digital scrapbooking or you can print off at home for patterned paper. I used a thin card stock in white to print off my paper. I only have a 8 1/2 X 11 printer size which means I can in my settings to make the patterned cover the whole paper, but will look a bit bigger, because the paper is smaller and the pattern can really fill the space. You could also size it to the original size and it will leave white edges on two sides to make a square within the 8 1/2 X11 space. This will make your pattern a bit smaller. If you cutting up your paper for layering this is a really nice way to print your pattern. 

 

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I used gold watercolors to paint all the leaves on the patterned paper. I used my nice gold watercolors for a really nice bunch of metallic on the pattern. It really makes this pattern feel so elegant. 

After I let the gold dry I dropped Shimmerz Vibez, which is a spray onto the pattern. I thought about coloring or painting the flowers but I kind of like the messy splatters mixed with the filled in neatly leaves. I used a red with gold in it because I knew I wanted to use the Creekside collection from One Canoe Two. 

I often like to keep my media really simple when I use patterns and cut files that are really intricate. This keeps the focus on the pattern and cut file instead on all the media, and the media plays a supporting role in focus. 

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For this layout I did lots of busy cutting and cut out the flowers from this floral patterned paper from One Canoe Two. I used the fussy cut pieces to layer with other embellishments and die cut elements. 

 

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On the bottom right hand side I layered embellishments and the title on the fussy cut flower. This is the corner is where my picture is in with lots of layers too. I really had fun building layers on this layout. 

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I used really soft and coordinating papers and pieces when layering behind my black and white photo. I loved how I was able to use the Girl Squad die cuts from Pebbles from my stash on this layout. I like how those black pieces looks with the photo. I had a blast making a layout about this amazing group of ladies I have gotten really close too this past year. I always take advantage to document these moments in my life that help tell my story for my kids. I want them as the are older to get to know me, as a woman with strong positive relationships. 

 

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These black foam Thickers just pop off the Larkindesign patterned paper. Just the look I was going for, so feminine and sophisticated. 

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I finished off the layout with this cluster with a Maggie Holmes tag sticker and pink button. I then used Heidi Swapp Color shine, to bring out the gold paint I used on the patterned paper. 

I hope you are inspired to check out this amazing cut file and patterned paper. I hope you share when you use Theresa’s gorgeous designs too. 

I can’t wait to share a bit more of what I made this month with the February files on my social media account. Be sure to find out more about me on my About Me Page! Thanks for joining me today!

~Hannah 

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