Tuesday, 21 July 2015

Lost and Found (7 Dots Studio)

As soon as we received the brand new collection 'Lost and Found' by 7 Dots Studio I grabbed some of the papers and embellishements and got straight to work on a layout! I love the colours and vintage style and the papers are really thick so great when you want to add paints, inks or mists. 

I started by misting the background with 2 colours of Shimmerz Spritz - Tuscan Sun and Bamboo Leaf. I then took the lids off of these spray bottles and using a paintbrush added some paint around the edge of my background paper ('213' Paper) and behind where I was going to add my texture paste. Once dry, I added some script texture paste and stamped some script and brick wall stamps in random areas. 

For the chipboard pieces, I coated these with some gesso to prime them and then painted them with a paintbrush from the Shimmerz Spritz bottles. Once dry I went over the yellow flowers with some distress ink and a blending tool.

The flowers from Hobby House were the perfect colour match and vintage style for the papers! The words sticker sheet which co-ordinates with this set is really good as it is packed with sayings and words.

 My butterfly embellishments were stamped (archival ink pad in black) onto one of the tags from the die-cut sheet and cut out.

You can find links to the products I used for this layout below and the full collection of 'Lost and Found' here :)

Charlotte x

Wednesday, 15 July 2015

Rover (Bella Blvd)

I have a pet themed layout to share today using a new collection we have recently received by Bella Blvd - 'Rover'. I loved the bright colours and funky designs in this collection and really enjoyed making this one. 

I started with a piece of Bazzill Basics kraft cardstock as the base. I cut all of the borders from the 'borders' paper so that I could rearrange these to how I wanted them to look and then stuck them down on a piece of scrap cardstock, before machine-stitching between each one. I finished the layout off with some stickers and enamel dots. 

You can find the products used below and the rest of the 'Rover' collection here

These are some other layouts created by the Bella Blvd design team using their Rover collection...