Lou has done some absolutley gorgeous layouts using Crate Papers Orbit range, I just love how she has managed to add so much texture and dimension to her pages by tearing and rolling the paper.
“When I first saw these papers as a new release from CHA I knew I had to have them! I ordered a set and the matching stamps then after a few strokes they sat in an art bin watching new papers being bought and being used, seeing older papers being selected and used…. why? because each time I looked at them I felt a bit daunted about how to actually use them! I have to say though that once I sat down with no other papers in front of me I found them really easy to use.The designs are quite busy and it would be easy to ‘overpower’ a LO. Using the reverse sides of the busiest patterned papers and creating layers with different papers/card/die cuts helps to create a busy but balanced LO. The Martha Stewart border punch and the scallop circle punches I used were great at echoing the circle designs in the papers, and added more interest to the LOs. When using double sided papers I also like tearing and folding back the edges/corners so that somthing can be slotted behind…. in this case the cute little stamps were perfect just peeping out. The alpha stickers are really versaitile as they come in 3 colours, so if you run out of a letter in one colour you can just mix it up and it all coordinates nicely. I machine stitched around my ‘2 minutes’ title and roughed the edges to add a bit of texture. On ‘cute finger sucker’ I used a marker pen to outline each sticker so that they didn’t get lost on the busy background.”