Zip it Up!

Zips are very much en vogue at the moment. My friend gave me a little bunch of lovely zips recently so I thought I’d put one to good use.

Adding a zip to a layout is so much easier than sewing one in! Just make a cut into your main paper – I rolled the edges slightly so that they would stay open. Then I applied double-sided tape to each side before sticking down the zip. I then added strips of paper to cover the zip as well as another piece to form an aperture. You can fill these apertures with flowers, stickers or die-cuts.

I love the soft colours of the Periwinkle collection and wanted a soft look to my layout. I stamped the large flower images on the stamp set in a brown colour. The flowers are designed link together so you stamp more than one image to create a background. The gorgeous paper flowers in toning colours add a lovely delicate touch. I always use leaves to really help the flowers pop!

To create some depth around my focal point, I used a mask and texture paste before layerng the Newsprint acetate sheet. There are lots of gorgeous frames to choose from in both the collectables, stickers and gloss paper – I picked out a couple to use as a mat and my title. Did you spot those lovely sparklets? They are lovely gems which look like they have been sugar coated.

Lastly, I cut out some of the sweet hot air balloons from the Hot Air Balloon Acetate and positioned them so that they float up the page.

Materials Used (All Periwinkle Collection)
Papers – Morning Light, Whisper, Shimmer
Embellishments – collectablesstickersgloss paperNewsprint acetate sheet, Hot Air Balloon Acetate Sheet,  Sparklets
Flowers – Mini Paper Blooms, Paper Blooms
Stamps – Periwinkle Clear Stamps

Thanks for popping in!

Morag x

2 thoughts on “Zip it Up!

  1. Oh My….. This is just SO clever!! I have seen a zip used on an altered metal art. That was cool but using here on a 12×12 LO – brilliant idea. Where it is on the page too is a perfect balance to the frames & flowers. Acetate balloons are beautiful & finish it off! Lovely collection. Now, may i cheekily add here; i have used a frame & Acetate on a project but i promise it’s already down. Didn’t copy you, honest. Lol. 🙂 x

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