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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.