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.
So now to put it all together. I used the white card as my base. I used some torn strips of 12 x 12 papers layered on each other placed at the bottom and top of the layout. I also took the large flowers from the Sticker Sheet and placed underneath the strips.I tucked some of the die cuts from the Collectables pack under the strips. I used the embossed lilac card pieces as mats for my photo.I also used some Kaisermist to flick around the layout at the end.
Lots of collectables were scattered around to finish off. I hope you like this collection as much as I have liked working with it.
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 decided to highlight it by using the lovely floral side of Sunset which I cut down on two adjacent sides by 1/4 of an inch then gutted the middle in a rough hexagon shape, distressed the edges with a distressing tool then placed the marble die cut paper over the gutted piece. These were placed on to a 12 x 12 piece of Coconut Weave Kaisercard.
Next I drew a hexagon shape slightly smaller than the die cut paper on the scenic side of the paper then distressed the edges.
I matted my photo on to some of the papers from the 6.5 x 6.5 paper pad. Now for some fussy cutting ! the Agate paper has a geometric pattern on the back so I cut some little hexagon shapes out .
These were tucked around the outsides of the photo after layering lots of die cuts from the Collectables Pack around the layout.