I am always tempted to use scrapbook paper whole, the way the designer and manufacturer has intended. This paper from Pink Fresh Studio in the October Funfetti kit is so beautiful on it's own, the soft clouds, the delicate feathers and especially the words of encouragement! especially from was one I knew I could really work with.
The snapshot I wanted to use, in my opinion, too dark for the original lighter background 'dream big' paper.
So I wanted to recreate the paper by taking all the elements from the page I adore and rearrange all the parts to work with another background.
Here they are side by side so you can see where the elements came from.
I wanted the feathers to be trailing like before and also added a couple more from another paper in the kit.
Fussy cutting the word 'Dream' was easy but I substituted the 'big' for the matching sticker in the kit
I did take some inexpensive craft paint and whitewashed the background before attacking the layout. It's a great trick to use that will lighten any background paper.
I gave the Crate Paper tassels a trim to make my rays of sunshine behind the clouds. Adding height really gave it dimension.
Fussy cutting is indeed time consuming, but I think totally worth the effort!