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Loving the B-side

Hi Magpies, Julie back with you again today & this month I chose to use Bella Blvd ‘oh my stars’, a lovely collection with lots of primary colours all decorated with stars but the B-sides of the papers have really gorgeous black & white patterns & some with pops of colour which is what I wanted to use.

For my first layout ‘ Llama Love’ I wanted to use all the black & white papers, so tore some strips off & layered them down the left hand side of the page adding in bits of washi, crepe paper & a doily. I added all this onto the B-side of the 4×6 cards paper, which is white with multi coloured words on it, adding a pop of colour. I put my photos in a grid & sewed around them a few times to add a border. I also sewed, backwards & forwards underneath the word Llama, which came from the fundamentals stickers, in multi colours to match the wording. The ‘love’ & hearts came from the cardstock die-cuts, & I finished the page with a few tucked in tabs & some black ink splatters.

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For my second layout ‘ today Fun’ I also wanted to use the black & white papers but with a bit more colour added. I found this die cut ‘today’ on my desk, that I’d cut ages ago & backed it with all the black & white papers. I then used my gelatos to scribble a rough oblong on my page & blended it using a touch of water. I added some texture paste, through a stencil, some word stamps in black & plenty of ink splatters over the page. I then again sewed around my painted oblong, but this time in coloured thread. I backed my photos in a few papers & added that to the centre of the oblong & added the paper at an angle to the guacamole stars paper & sewed in places tucking in tabs, washi & sayings from the cardstock die cuts. The title I added vertically on the left & I couldn’t help but add that cute little panda at the bottom right

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My final layout seemed to take me forever but I love the result of it. I decided to embrace the stars papers & use them all on one page & so I went for this, an explosion of stars, all coming out from more stars…. star overload J I first put loads of splatters onto black cardstock & then I cut loads of the star explosions in various sizes & colours & backed them with more star paper in different colours. I added these to the black cardstock & sewed them down using gold thread, adding pop dots behind some of them to give some dimension. I then just kept adding more stars, at different levels until I was happy with the result. I matted the photo & added that on top of the large stars on the bottom left & added a small cluster at the top right. A few enamel stars, scattered around, finished off the page.

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I hope you’ll agree this is a very versatile collection which can be full of colour or not, however you chose, pop into the shop now to check it out. Until next time, xoxo

JULIE

 

Products used;

Bella Blvd; Oh my stars

4 Comments

  1. Jackie

    What a lovely mix of layouts, love the black and white one and the star one is just fantastic, don’t know how you have the patience.

  2. Jo

    Love the black and white layout, haven’t ever thought about using a collection of just black and white papers. Great idea