Swan Lake is the paper pack I used for this layout. I decided to play up the femininity of the paper and use a bit of bling to fancy it up. For the title, I heat embossed in gold on black paper so it gives more of a distressed look than straight embossing. I added jewels and sequins as well as the new black and gold ribbon on the top left. I finished off the layout with some gold studs in the bottom corner to draw your eye across the page. Now I just need some girls night out pics to put on this layout. Drinks anyone?
Saturday, October 29, 2016
Saturday, October 22, 2016
Just in time for Halloween, I have made a spooky-cute layout. This is using the new Jeepers Creepers paper pack. I added some washi tape elements, along with some glitter tape and thick twine for some dimension. I played up the eyes on the paper by making eyes out of the O's in Boo for the title. I then finished it off with some cute stamped monsters and popped them up with 3D foam. I know it looks a little white right now, but once the pictures are on it, it will be spooktacular. If I remember, I will add my pics and update this post.
Sunday, October 16, 2016
This layout is a combination of the Magical paper and an old stamp set call Ticket to Ride. It was a stamp set that went with the old CTMH paper pack called Zippidee. These are all great items for Disney pictures, but I wanted a layout that was more versatile. I don't have Disney pictures so this layout will be full of some Calaway park pics from this past summer. It would also be perfect for a road trip. I also liked that this layout used the entire B&T sheet of paper including the zipstrip. I added corner arrow stamps along with stamping the road sign title and tickets. I finished off the layout with some glitter tape and some black stars.
Monday, October 10, 2016
Amidst all this snow we've been having let's warm up and with a nice summer layout. This is using the Calypso paper pack. I used one side as my base pages and then used the other side of the paper for the blue strips on the top and bottom then the zipstrips for the colourful words along the top of the layout. I added a journaling block on the left page and embellished with a stamped tree and some stamped circles and hearts then popped them up with 3D foam tape on top of the tree. The versatility of the layout is nice as you can put pictures in whichever arrangement suits you best. I just highlighted one picture by placing it on a Lagoon mat. I finished it off with some pink polka-dotted washi tape and a Pear title cut from the CTMH Artbooking cartridge.
Saturday, October 1, 2016
I had some leftover paper from previous classes that I thought would come together quite nicely for a fall layout. This layout is using 4 different paper packs, but all with a common colour, Sunset. I have also used Cocoa, Pomegranate and Slate to bring in the secondary colours throughout the paper packs. I have to say that I'm quite impressed with how everything came together. I also chose to use the September stamp of the month, Blessed Beyond Measure, which has this super cute pumpkin and some adorable thankful sayings on it. I used the CTMH Artbooking cartridge for the leaves, vine and pumpkin, then used the Artistry cartridge for the title. I added fall words around the edge of the blocks to frame everything in. See below for a quick and easy step by step on my multi-toned leaves.
|Supplies needed: 2 inks and a sponge.|
|First, you sponge the lighter coloured ink all over the leaf. I used Sunset here.|
|Take the darker colour (Pomegranate) and ink around the edges of the leaf leaving the centre the Sunset colour. Also concentrate more of the ink to the edge of the leaf by going over the outsides more than once until the desired blending is achieved.|