Hi Magpies, September already, where are these months going to?? But on the plus side there are lots of yummy new collections coming into the shop daily & we’re spoilt for choice at what to craft with. This month I chose to use a new collection by We R Memory Keepers Urban Chic, a lovely collection of reds, pinks, turquoise & even a touch of purple, which I sometimes struggle with but embraced this time. The collection includes a lot of city landmarks & a big reference to make-up, which having two teenagers, is what I chose to focus on.
My first layout ‘just wing it…life, eyeliner, everything’ is using photos of my youngest child. She has perfected the art of applying eyeliner & does a great job, so I managed to get a photo & printed it twice in colour & black & white. I used some mixed media, on some white cardstock, inks, mists & texture paste before laying some papers down vertically & adding some patterned paper circles. I stitched a semi circle on the top left as I knew I wanted part of my title going up there. I ripped the bottom of the paper & layered it up with a few more papers from the collection, adding a doily & some bits of lace & finishing with that fab vogue paper with mascara wands on it… perfect. I put one photo at the top & one bottom left & added bit of ephemera from the die-cut shapes & 6×12 sticker sheet. For the title I used the alphabet thickers & a cut from my silhouette cameo.
My next layout ‘Mwah’ I got very messy with some acrylic paint. I’ve only ever used this paint to add to wood veneer, etc but after looking on pinterest thought I’d give something else a try. I took a piece of black cardstock into the garden, on some newspaper & sprinkled, from a height, the paint onto the card in a haphazard way. I waited for one colour to dry, overnight, before adding the second colour. I just love the effect it gives & just needed a touch of Heidi Swapp gold colorshine to give it some sparkle. Because of the busyness of the paper I kept the rest of the layout fairly simple, for me!! I cut out some large lips, from the kiss kiss paper, & a few smaller ones. I stitched the black cardstock to the rest of the kiss kiss paper, after distressing the edges, & added my photo, on a paper cluster, & the rest of the lips around the photo. I stamped the word mwah on the background paper & used the thickers again for my title.
For my last layout ‘A Smile is the best make-up any girl can wear’ I wanted to use up all the bits & pieces in this collection that were all about make-up. I came up with the idea of a make-up bag with all the make-up spilling out so needed to add a zip!!! Now this took me quite some time to fathom out how I’d do this but I managed in the end. I used the B side of the wink wink paper & sewed the zip vertically on the left hand side, I then ripped off the excess & layered the 5th Ave paper under it. I then went to town layering up all the bits of ephemera that had anything to do with make-up, I was lucky that my daughter had just purchased some new make-up so I pinched the packaging from that & that got used as well. The title is a mix of the thickers, a silhouette cut & the tile alphabet off the sticker sheet, a few sprinkles of gold mist finished the layout
I really love this collection & how my layouts have turned out using it
Until next time, xoxo