Do you ever have a really random conversation where you say something that sparks a layout idea?

Recently at work I was talking to a co-worker about the never-ending saga of how cold my house was during the winter and made the comment “It’s almost like there’s a dementor* floating outside my window sucking all the heat out of the room”.

As soon as I said it, a layout idea was born!

I knew right away what I wanted the layout to look like the comment I had made – A dementor hovering outside my window, looking in.

I started off by taking a photo of me in my room from my window, which was actually harder than it looked due to the space and trying to get enough of the room in frame without actually having be be outside standing on a ladder!

I traced the dementor from an image found online, and then cut out two layers – black cardstock and a vellum overlay for added visual interest. I added sewing as this is a look I’m loving at the moment for added detail, including sewing some bricks to reinforce the image that this page was actually the outside of my house.

To finish off I fussy cut some flowers out as the layout was looking a little empty. I made the choice not to colour the flowers, so that the focus of the layout was the window and the pop of colour it produced compared to the starkness of the rest of the page.

If you’d like to watch my process, you can check out my video below or click here to watch it on YouTube.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Ec1ZMSUHLY

* Dementors for those who don’t know, are creatures from the Harry Potter universe that suck all the joy and happiness out of you when you’re around them. They also turn the area surrounding them cold and frosty, which is the aspect of them that I was focusing on for this layout.

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