This collection is very versatile as I used it for a masculine layout last time and this time i’m going girly!
I started with a piece of Wonder paper, using the plain side, I also left the manufacturer’s strip along the bottom. I then cut a strip from Utopia paper measuring 4 inches wide x 12 inches long and a strip measuring 1/4 of an inch x 12 inches from the red side of Fairytale paper. This was then adhered on the right hand side of the paper.
Next, I pierced around three sides of the plain paper then stitched around with red thread and using the Stonewall 6×6 stencil and some Aged Mahogany Ink stencilled areas on the paper. I also inked around the edges of the layout.
Once this was done I matted my photo using different papers from the Paper Pad, distressed the edges then placed it roughly in the middle of the layout.
I used some of the elements from the back of the paper pad to embellish the layout I also fussy cut a little bird from one of the papers in the pad.
Next, I fussy cut some flowers and also used some of the die cuts from the Collectables Pack to layer around the sides and bottom of the photo. I also used some phrases from the Paper Pad around the photo and used some elements from the Sticker Book around the layout .
Finally I used some little colour co ordinating bows from my stash to finish off.
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For this page I wanted to utalise the triangles on several of the papers to make hexagons to scatter around my page.
I cut ½ in from the top and one side of the reverse side of the Bokka paper. I then added this to the top of the reverse of Light Leak. Next, using the white lines as a guide, I cut a large hexagon from the reverse of Agate.
I cut more hexagons from the reverse of Eclipse and from the corresponding paper from the paper pack, which has the triangles printed in a lovely, shiny rose gold, and scattered these about my page in clusters of three.
I cut ½ in from the top and one side of the Marbled paper. I then used the Damask Mini Stencil and Ranger Transparent Gloss Texture Paste in four areas of the paper. Once this was dried I gave it a light coat of Gesso and wiped over the areas with the texture paste with a baby wipe to reveal the colour of the paper below. As I thought this worked in the same way as transparent embossing powder but with less faff!
Once the Gesso had dried I stamped with the Paint Strokes Stamp and Orchid Ink Pad across the texture paste areas but in the opposite direction. I also ‘dabbed’ the ink pad through the stencil in areas.
I cut a 5¾ x 7¾ rectangle from a piece of Lilac Weave Cardstock and adhered the Marbled paper to the centre of the remaining piece.
Cut branding strips from two of your papers and the Devine paper to add around the outside of your page.
To complete my page I added two pieces of paper from the Misty Mountain Paper Pad , stuck together and trimmed to 6½ x 5¼, to the piece of Lilac card from above and then my photo was added to this. I also cut some of the phrases from the Misty Mountain Paper Pad to add, with some phrases and the word ‘beautiful from the Collectables pack, at the top right and bottom left of my page.
Karen here with my first April page using the utterly gorgeous Misty Mountains range. How beautiful are the papers in this collection with all the stunning purple and rust hues?
For this page I featured the Hexagon die cut paper. First I cut a ¾ in frame from a piece of Moody and mounted a piece of white card, that had been trimmed down to 11½ in square, onto the top of that.
I drew a 1 in border around the Hexagon die cut paper and cut this out. Then the hexagon frame was backed with the piece of Moody and the excess trimmed away. I only adhered the frame at the outer edge so that I would be able to tuck flowers underneath.
I trimmed a piece of the light coloured marbled paper, from the 6½ x 6½ paper pad to 5 ins square and added my photo to this, which was then tucked under the top left of my hexagonal frame.
I cut a star out using my cutting machine but you can easily find one on the internet as a template, from Coconut Weave Kaisercard.
Next, I decided to add some stitching around the star. I used a pokey tool and piercing ruler, but you can also use a Sew Easy Tool.
It’s very therapeutic sitting sewing. Once this was done I used another piece of Coconut Weave as my base then cut down the gorgeously glittery Ornate Garland paper to 11.5 x 11.5 inches and placed this on the card.