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Wonderful and Fresh

Hello Magpies, Julie back with you again today

This month I’ve choose to use two new wonderful collections, Crate Paper ‘Wonder’ & Pinkfresh Studio ‘Happy Things’.

My first layout ‘STOP with all the photos’ is using the Happy Things collection. I wanted to do a shaker pocket on this layout so I cut out a triangle from white cardstock & backed it with WRMK black dot foil & stitched that into place, I then added a piece of rustic triangles paper again stitching around that. Using a triangle mask, I added some texture paste & when that had dried I applied some watercolours. To the top of the page I stitched down two strips of paper & added a bit of torn washi tape. I made up some layers behind my photo using the 6×6 paper pad & added a couple of pieces of the wood veneer stickers. The two acetate arrows pointing towards the photo are from the WRMK clearly posh-acetate ephemera die-cut pack. I made the title using the happy things- mini alphabet stickers pack. I then turned the layout over & added foam tape all around the sides of the acetate triangle & added some sequins in a few different colours & some Heidi Swapp Marquee love glitter & then I very carefully peeled the backing off the foam tape & added the ombre/confetti circle paper to the back of the layout making the triangle into a shaker pocket.

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My second layout ‘you colour my life crazy’ is again using the Pinkfresh Studio Happy Things collection. This time I wanted to use the lovely ombre tags that came with the line. I gessoed a piece of white cardstock & using some gelatoes I picked colours to match 5 of the tags & added a scribble of each of them to the left hand side of the page, I then sprayed some water & let the colour run in both directions. When it was dry I rubbed some of the colour off using a mask & a babywipe, which gave me the triangles. I then stitched a messy square out from the tags. I made a photo cluster using the 6×6 paper pad & again added a wood veneer. I added some bits & pieces to the tags, that matched the colours, cutting out some from the 6×6 pad, a few acetate die cut triangles, & a couple of rubber charms. I cut out the title on my silhouette & coloured it to match the tags. I finished the layout with a few splatters of black Heidi Swapp color shine spritz.

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For my third layout ‘dream’ I switched to the Crate Paper ‘Wonder’ collection. I went with a very sweet baby layout of my gorgeous great niece. I added the discover paper to the splendid paper after distressing & punching the edges. I then used some papers from the 6×6 to add in a vertical line on the left hand side of the page. I backed the 3 photos with more papers from the 6×6 paper pad & added them across the centre horizontally. I then added a number of embellishments from the die cut ephemera pack, 12×12 chipboard elements & 6×12 journal & title stickers. I finished it off with a few hearts & triangles from the puffy stickers & some Heidi Swapp gold colour shine.

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For my final layout ‘my happy place’ I choose to work with the fab large wood veneer that came with the collection & when I saw it, it just screamed embroidery sampler to me so that’s what I went with. I used the bright paper as my background & layered an assortment of papers from the 6×6 paper pad up the page using edging punches & various stitches. I backed the back of the wood veneer with more paper, in each window, & added stitching & a die cut phrase to spell out my title & added various bits from the chipboard elements, journal & title stickers & die cut ephemera. I found a saying on pinterest which just sums up why I scrapbook:’ We gather up bits & pieces of our past & scrapbook them into a gift that will last,’ which I printed onto vellum & added it into one of the house windows

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I hope my creations this month will inspire you to create something that will last.

Until next time,

JULIE

 

Products used:

WRMK;

Clearly posh acetate-confetti black dot foil

Ephemera die cuts

Pinkfresh Studio- Happy Things;

Rustic triangles paper

6×6 paper pad

ombre mosaic/confetti circle paper

ombre fabric tags

rubber charms

wood veneer stickers

acetate die cut triangles

mini alphabet sticker pack

Crate Paper Wonder;

Discover paper

Splendid paper

6×6 paper pad

die cut ephemera pack

12×12 chipboard elements

6×12 journal & title stickers

puffy stickers

bright paper

die cut phrases

8 Comments

  1. Sue

    Julie they are all absolutely stunning, I don’t think I could choose a favourite as they are all truly inspiring xxx

  2. Natalia

    OH MY WORD Julie!! These pages are just stunning! So much variety in the style and look of each page – but each one is chock full of little details. I love the stitching and angles of the first page, the explosion of colour and the contrast of fabric and rubber textures of the second page, all the layering between the photos with little accents of the third page, and well… that frame used on a page totally, totally awesome! Your eye is drawn all over the place as there is so much to take in.

  3. Ida Rosberg

    Totally love your layouts! You must spend hours on all those details! And I love how you make the products fit your style! And you never ever have a dull background! Ever! 😀

  4. Sheena

    Wow Julie x
    So much detail to keep you looking & looking at these gorgeous pages .