Autumn Beauty – Crate Paper

Hello!  Happy Fall!  Autumn is one of my favorite seasons!  I love it when the temperatures get cooler and the changing colors get me every time!  Willow Lane has such warm pretty colors, it was perfect for my fall photo!

I knew for sure I wanted to die cut some leaves from the papers in Willow Lane.  I chose the pretty greens, and deep navy in the Willow paper and the tiny leaf pattern was a special bonus! I also used the Meadow and Frolic paper to die cut leaves for all the fall colors!

The Together paper is stunning!!  It seems like it was made for Autumn layouts with the gorgeous gold hand sketched florals and leaves.  I chose it for my background and love how it looks!   I chose a photo I had taken a couple of years ago at my Dad’s farm.  The horses were quite curious about what we were up to!  It was a typical Canadian chilly, rainy fall day and the colors of the trees and crop with the horses was too beautiful to miss taking a photo of!

My layout came together quite easily.  I settled on the large pink chipboard rose as my focal point and scattered my leaves in a diagonal from the rose.  To anchor the photo and scattered leaves, I found the hello tag in the buttery yellow color and one of the sweet tags from the Journaling Ephemera pack.  I added the Happy Little Moments paper from the Melody paper on top of the tag pocket.  I couldn’t believe my luck when I found the red label in the ephemera pack, and it was the perfect spot for a small title using the green alpha from the Alpha Sticker Pack, the cute little fox puffy sticker was the perfect finishing touch for the label!

Once I had the bigger items all adhered I looked through the collection again and found the florals and leaves in the Waterfall Sticker book that were perfect to tuck into the larger florals.  I adhered the leaves just at the tip so they would stay dimensional and added a pop dot to the center of the sticker flowers.  A gold chipboard heart and leaf sprig was the perfect finishing touch for the layout!!

Thank you for stopping by today!!

 

This Is Me – Felicity Jane

I am super excited and honestly a bit nervous to share my first project for the Felicity Jane Design Team!  It is quite an honor to be on the team, and I feel very lucky!  When I received my first kit – Lola, I spent some time admiring everything and decided to make a layout for my first project!  I have other ideas about project formats I want to try with my Felicity Jane goodies, but the florals (Florals & Stripes paper) were begging to be fussy cut and highlighted!

I started the layout with a white cardstock base and layered the dark pink paper with the Stitches & Dots paper.  I fussy cut the large main floral cluster as well as three other floral pieces from the Florals & Stripes paper to use as layering pieces.  I assembled a library pocket using a Felicity Jane cut file from the Rainbow & Grid paper and it makes the perfect spot to tuck in a tag and some journaling!

This layout has lots of pretty dimension.  I added the Gingham & Hearts paper (6×6) behind my photo with a bit of tissue and foam backing.  I layered all the fussy cut florals at different heights of the layout so they would have some lovely shadows to make them pop!

I decorated the top of the library pocket with die cuts and a plain white flower.  I tucked the pink floral scallop just under the photo for a pop of color; it also helps to draw my eye to the photo!  An “H” from the Polkadot Alphas finishished off the layout!

Supplies: Lola Kit | Lola Paper Pak | Lola Die Cut Shapes | Lola White & Black Polkadot Chipboard Alphabet Stickers | Lola 6×6 Paper Pack

Seize the Day & Wonder – Pinkfresh Studio

I was super happy to see the gorgeous designs and colors of Indigo Hills 2 in person!  I chose to make two of the papers the star of my layouts!

My first layout started off with the Meadow paper.  Stunning!!  I could look at this paper just as it is for a long time!  I decided to play off the leaves, and I had a back to school photo I had in mind that would work perfectly.

I cut fall leaf shapes (from SCT magazine freebies) from white cardstock and then painted them with Pinkfresh Studio Liquid watercolors!

I was super inspired by the design on the paper so I also sketched and painted a vine of leaves for the wreath.  A tip for the watercolors: let your first layer of paint almost dry and then splatter the same or different color watercolor on the leaves, it makes the most gorgeous splotches!!

Once the leaves were all dry I scattered them around the wreath.  I loved how they looked and tacked them down with glue.  I tucked my photo into the wreath and added a journaling card with a puffy sticker sentiment and my daughters initial with the Gold Foiled alpha.  A chipboard cluster of flowers and a sprinkling of gold dots from the alpha finished of the layout!

My second layout started with the Ridge paper as my background.  I layered the torn Eminence (both sides) paper behind my photo area and decided to make a linear design using the photos and embellishments.  I chose pieces from the Indigo Hills 2 chipboard, die cuts and journaling pack and added them to either side of my photo.

I popped the flower out of the die cut frame and added it with a pop dot for extra dimension. The phrase stickers have so many wonderful sentiments on them; it was hard to choose one!

On the end embellishment, I layered multiple die cut pieces to look like I “clipped” them together.  I also stamped the word wonder on the hanging tag using the Squirrel Friends stamp. It fit perfectly!

At the last minute, I decided to tear the middle out of the background paper.  I then adhered the top and bottom to white cardstock.  It made the layout less busy and showed off the photo and beautiful design of the Ridge paper!

Thank you for joining me today!  Happy Scrapping!

Be Kind – Crate Paper

Today I am sharing a layout featuring a technique I love to do: Mixed Media!  I almost always include some kind of paint on a layout,  and for this page, I got out my Vicki Boutin Mixed Media goodies!

I started out by using Vicki Boutin Gesso and covered my entire 12×12 white cardstock.  Once that was dry I scraped Vicki Boutin paint in the Daquiri Ice color in the center of the page.  Since I was going to mix pinks and teals I let the teal dry completely and then mixed cotton candy with a bit of water and added it to the page with the package technique.  I made sure to let some of the puddles drip down the page, again I let the background dry and for the last layer I added Vicki Boutin Iridescent Glaze through a stencil.

I was ready to embellish the background now using the gorgeous Willow Lane Collection by Maggie Holmes and Crate Paper.  I chose die cuts with coordinating colors to the mixed media and followed the design the paint and drips had made.  The pink paint had dripped and puddled at the bottom of the page, so I just made a point of embellishing it with a cute chipboard bow, puffy heart, and a clear sticker!

I decided to expand on the black details in the be kind tag and added two foam banners on the page, one on the bunny die cut and another under my photo.  The black creates a visual triangle and incorporates the clear sticker in the bottom cluster.  In my opinion, it keeps the page from looking too “precious” with the soft paint colors!

I added sparkly gold hearts in three areas on the page; I love that they bring in some glitter and shine and add a fun element to the layout!  If you have never tried mixed media on a layout, I encourage you to give it a try!  Begin by choosing coordinating colors for your embellishments.  It keeps a page calmer in feel and a cohesive look!