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Rebecca Birch – Pure – Simple Flower Mesh

Hello everyone! Rebecca here, sharing my last layout as guest designer. For this layout I chose to work with the Simple Flower Mesh downloadable cut file (pre-cut available here). 

RB Pure main f 1 - Rebecca Birch - Pure - Simple Flower Mesh

When I wrote down my ideas for this file, I had over twenty ideas! I have never had so many ideas for a cut file before, and I can see myself using this file over and over! 

RB Pure 2 f 1 - Rebecca Birch - Pure - Simple Flower Mesh

Eventually I decided on a really clean and simple layout with minimal fuss (totally the opposite of my usual style!!) so I went for white on white. I wanted a ‘pure’ look because I wanted to scrap this photo of my newborn Son. I kept telling myself I wanted a pure look and that then became the obvious word choice for my title because it also reflected the pureness and innocence of my baby in the photo. 

RB Pure 1 f 1 - Rebecca Birch - Pure - Simple Flower Mesh

The file cut beautifully on my scan n cut machine with no issues & I saved all of the floral shapes from the inside of the mesh design ( more from those later!)

RB Pure 5 f 1 - Rebecca Birch - Pure - Simple Flower Mesh

I wanted to introduce one other colour into the layout, so I went with a very soft pale green. I used a small amount of Heidi Swapp’s mint metallic texture paste through a polka dot stencil in some areas of the background behind the photo to introduce some of the colour.

RB Pure 3 f 1 - Rebecca Birch - Pure - Simple Flower Mesh

I matted the photo on several alternating layers of white and mint green, but I tried to use varying types of paper from my stash or different edges to get more texture. I used crumpled white tissue paper, torn green paper etc. 

I adhered the cut file to the page using adhesive, but mainly only underneath where the photo would be. I wanted the rest of the file relatively loose from the page to have some slight shadows to add extra interest to the white-on-white. I only added tiny spots of glue under the file where it was lifting too much or created too much shadow.  I then added my photo mat.

RB Pure 4 f 1 - Rebecca Birch - Pure - Simple Flower Mesh

To add some extra texture, I sewed two lines of pale green thread around the photo. I added my title & one small sentiment sticker. The page was simple, but took me a really long time to finish as I had to fight off my usual ‘more is more’ mentality ha-ha! And that was the page finished…eventually lol!

RB Pure 6 f 1 - Rebecca Birch - Pure - Simple Flower Mesh

But I also promised to tell you more about the flower shapes that came from inside the cut file?! I painted those, & when dry, I stacked, glued, curled & shaped them into flowers & used them on a different layout- I still have loads left!

RB Awesome extra 1 - Rebecca Birch - Pure - Simple Flower Mesh

This was just one of my list of ideas for this file, it’s so versatile, I absolutely loved using it & have really enjoyed Guest Designing for Pretty My Page, thank you so much for having me! If you want to continue to follow my scrappy adventures, my instagam handle is @scrap_paper_uk

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