The Best Dad Ever with Workshop

I really liked the phrases and sentiments that are the basis of the stunning Workshop range.  I knew straight away that I wanted to make a layout with photos of my daughter growing up with my husband as they have always had such a beautiful and loving relationship.  Although this could be perceived as a masculine range I think it worked really well for this layout.

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For this project I used Dusty Blue Kaiserweave cardstock, Dashing and Strapping 12 x 12 papers, Sticker Book, Collectables, 6.5 x 6.5 paper pad,  Linear Lines Stencil, Decorative Dies – Cogs and some Little Birdie Flowers.

I started by cutting .5 in from the bottom and right of the Dashing paper and sticking it to the Dusty Blue Kaiserweave cardstock.  Next I used the  Linear Lines Stencil and some gold glitter paste to add some sparkly detail to this.

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I then punched the blue half of the Strapping  paper with a border punch and accentuated the border with a white gel pen – this was added to the centre of the layout.

I cut a piece of Coal Kaiserweave card to measure 3 ins x 9.5 ins and added three squares stitched with gold thread. Then I cut three 2.5 squares using the paper from the 6.5 x 6.5 paper pad that matched the stencil pattern. Finally I added three photos which measured 2.25 square.

This was added to the centre of the  Strapping  strip with a small border from the 6.5 x 6.5 paper pad added either end and two rulers from the Collectables pack cut in half and added either side.  After adding a ticket from the Collectables pack and a phrase sticker from the Sticker Book my centre stack was finished.

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The next step was to cut some cogs using the Decorative Dies – Cogs – I actually cut these from the pizza box that my kit came in as this gave them an interesting texture.  I painted them with some bronze paint and set aside to dry.

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I added a long cog sticker, from the Sticker Book to the top left and bottom right of my centre stack.  I then added the painted cogs, some additional  stickers and some Collectables to each cluster, tucking some flowers amongst the elements.

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The final touch was to add my title.  I used stickers from Sticker Book and added them to a scrap of white card then fussy cut them out, giving them a slight border so they stood out from the Dashing paper.  These were then added to the top right of my page.

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I was delighted with the result, the painted cogs and flowers ‘peeking’ out from among the Stickers and Collectables gave my page a little touch of femininity but it still remained quite ‘rough and tough’ in keeping with the overall feel of this collection.

Karen x