I chose Paper 1 to cut my hearts out as it has a lovely purple ombre (tragically cutting into the cutaparts on the reverse) and I wanted to put those on the page fading up the page.
But once I had cut my hearts, I just could not settle on a background paper that felt right with my photo. After I eventually chose the lovely woodgrain of Paper 8 and stitched the hearts on, I felt oops...this is just not right with my photos. I had pulled another photo out that I really liked and planned on using with Take Me Away so I thought what the heck, lets use that.
You may well think I went overboard on the hearts as I not only used the die cut hearts but used almost every beautiful pearl heart from the Foam Phrase Thickers. I also used You & Me from the same pack to create my title. It did seem a little extravagant but they really make a statement without being too overwhelming.
To balance the page, I added a cluster on the right and added some word stickers from Cocoa Vanilla Love Always. I also added some word stickers on the right side with one of the cute paper clips from the collection.
I wanted to add a few pops of yellow about the layout to tie in with the photograph, so matted the photo on the yellow paper and pulled a yellow scallop from my stash.
The other photos I planned to put on this page are currently waiting a new layout. Hopefully they make it onto a page soon!