Double Side Dilemma

Hey it’s Ali here today!

What do you do when you love both sides of a paper? As I was looking at the papers in the new Limelight collection, I totally fell in love with Arise, it has a hessian side that looks so real, but then I flipped it and discovered a beautiful text print – I am a sucker for text! Oh no!! I only have one!

Arise - Limelight Collection

There was only one solution, chop it up and use both sides!

APR Tutorial Step 1

I taped it across the back and ran it through my sewing machine.

APR Tutorial Step 2

Next stop, stencil and Distress Ink ‘Mowed Lawn’, and a little flick of ink…of course!

APR Tutorial Step 3

I used another smaller stencil and swiped some paint through it. Whilst it was wet I flicked a bit more ink so that it would meld in with the paint.

APR Tutorial Step 4

I punched some circles out of one of the papers from the 6.5×6.5 pad, and then layered up the same 12×12 print, the punched paper, some lace and did a little stamping with the Limelight Clear Stamps.

APR Tutorial Step 5

All ready for the finishing touches!

APR Tutorial Main

Pretty much everything here is from the Collectables pack, apart from the punched circles and a handful of punched butterflies.

Apr Tutorial Detail

How brilliant does that hessian look?

APR Tutorial Detail 1

Love the way the background text shows through the stamped sentiment.

APR Tutorial Detail 2

A final flourish of twine; another essential in my crafty stash 😉

Hope you enjoyed this little glimpse into my layout process. Thanks for popping in today,

Ali x

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