A shabby chic layout using Blue Bay

Hi everyone, it’s Pam again.

What I love about Kaisercraft’s collections is how well put together the collections are and consequently not only are they are some easy to use but  each collection is so versatile too. The Blue Bay collection is no exception.

For this layout of my mum, my daughter and my niece I decided to take a more ‘shabby chic’ approach.
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The base of this layout is the Dew Gloss paper. This paper has a glossy design, and this glossiness can be exploited with colour. What I did was to water down some acrylic paint, and to quickly brush it over the paper, and wipe it back with a baby wipe. The colour settles onto the paper, while the glossy pattern resists the colour. Isn’t that pretty?

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After that I layered up Sea Breeze patterned papers. To make the corner turn over I brushed both the front and back of the corner of the paper with some water to make it more pliable, and then rolled the corner around a wooden spoon, and dried it with a heat gun. Then I adhered it in place, before adding the adhesive pearls.

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In my package this month was a pack of these gorgeous corked glass bottles which I though would be perfect embellishments on this layout:

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I filled two of the bottles with glitter. This glitter is actually from a pack of 6 nail art glitters that I picked up from one of the pound shops. To get the glitter (which has quite large flakes) into the bottles I made a small funnel out of a cone of copy paper. For the flower bottle I pierced the cork with a paper piercer, before threading the stems of the roses through the hole I made. Then I used some gold wire to link the bottles together, before adhering them with glossy accents, to the die cut base.2015-01-31 14.49.06I used a piece of gold mesh ribbon to add some interest while still allowing the under paper to show through. The other embellishments are from the packet of Die Cut Collectables.
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Can you see how frugal I have been with the frame die cut? Why hide a corner under a photo when it can add some extra interest under the turned back corner?2015-01-31 14.48.44

I hope you enjoyed this post. See you again soon.