We just received 2 brand new lines in by Simple Stories - I love their collections as there are always so many different elements and quotes you can cut apart to add interest to your page. One of the new ranges is 'Legacy' which is perfect for any vintage photos you might have or for use on any Ancestry / Family Tree themed layouts. The other new collection is 'Cozy Christmas' which will be online shortly (although it is a struggle to get my head around Christmas in August!).
For both of these layouts I started with white pieces of cardstock as the base. I firstly added some mists in gold and brown. Then I applied some Distress Ink (Frayed Burlap) with an ink blending tool over various different masks. I added some stamping in areas and some Tim Holtz tissue tape and the background was ready to add embellishments too.
For the Graduated Circles chipboard piece in this layout I first painted this with PaperArtsy Fresco Finish Paint in 'French Roast'. I then applied Embossing ink in random patches, coated these areas in Frantage Embossing Enamel and heated.
For the Shabby Brick Bits chipboard I left these bare and lightly brushed the 'French Roast' paint on parts and then added some gold Silks Glaze Acrylic paint in patches too to give these a nice shine.
We have just received 3 brand new Teresa Collins collections - 'Life Emporium', 'Candy Cane Lane' and 'Tinsel & Company' (Yes ... Christmas Collections already!)
Today, I wanted to share with you 2 layouts and a card I created with the 'Life Emporium' collection. This collection is full of warm browns, greys and dusty pinks and there is a whole range of beautiful co-ordinating embellishments available.
The first layout I created focused on doily shapes in the form of stickers included on the chipboard sticker sheet within the collection as well as some die-cut doilies from the 6" x 6" pad. I then added some Kraft Twine and Petaloo Natural flowers to keep with the natural patterns and colours within the set and some dusty pink paper flowers by Kaiser Craft.
The word pack I used by Dusty Attic has 6 different words within the pack including 'Delight', 'Dreams', 'Sweet', 'Believe', 'Cherish' and 'Moments'.
The chipboard word was painted with Silk Acrylic Glazes in Chestnut Brown
To show that this collection is versatile I added a different photo to the layout:
The second layout created with this collection also used the same pack of flowers, cork / wood sticker dots, chipboard element stickers and 6" x 6" pad. I just added different papers within the collection, some Navy twine and some Cork Shapes. The 'I will be Grateful For This Day' quote card comes in the 6" x 6" paper pad.
The Dusty Attic chipboard word for this layout was kept plain as the natural look worked well with the layout.
We have just received two new collections by Websters Pages - 'Strawberry Fields' and 'Ocean Melody'. After just returning from our summer holiday I thought the Ocean Melody collection would be perfect to scrap one of the photos taken whilst we were away.
For the Grand Balloon chipboard by Blue Fern Studios, I first coated this with Gesso to prime and then painted the whole balloon with a couple of coats of Silks Acrylic Glaze paint in Chestnut Brown. Once dry I went over the top of the ballon section (leaving the basket) with Emperors Gold Silks Acrylic Glaze. Lastly, I added a few sprinkles of Frantage Embossing Powder. The photo does not show this but the Silks Acrylic Glazes are very shimmery and shine beautifully in the light.
For the Mini Rings Panel, I applied Gesso to prime and then once dry applied Embossing Ink, coated this with Dark Bronze embossing powder and heated.
After seeing the layout below on Doodlebug's blog I wanted to see how I could take the layout design, scrap lift it and adapt it to different themes. I decided to attempt 2 different themes and started by taking a selection of Dog and Halloween products including 'Trendy Tape' (washi tape) as well as some small embellishments.
To achieve the Washi Tape in the circular design Melinda Spinks used the following steps (click on the link to the Doodlebug blog above for written instructions):
Firstly cut a circle and lay a strip of tape across the centre, leaving an overhang.
Position the circle on your background paper and then fill the circle in with washi tape until the circle is covered.
Very gently, cut around the edge of the circle with a craft knife and remove the original circle.
My first layout was the Dog themed layout. For this layout I used one sheet of card stock, 1 sheet of paper, 3 rolls of washi tape and a couple of small stickers. On this layout I decided to cut a 'V' into the ends of each of the pieces of washi tape.