Monday, 28 March 2016

Simple Stories - Carpe Diem

Hello, Hope you all had a good Easter - Lynn with you today using the lovely Simple Stories - Carpe Diem collection. I have made a couple of layouts and a card this month. (The papers were also used for the crop kit this month.)

Scribbler Extraordinare


First up is this layout of my daughter Emily scribbling ideas down in her trusty note book.

Using the 'Pencil it in' paper I cut off the row of pencils and leaving a 1" band of black along the bottom I cut round each pencil. I kept the manufacturer's strip as this also had a pencil on it, I used this on another project.

Here is how I cut the paper ...

... and the pencils
The Black Bazzill, was gutted to leave a 1" frame (12" x 12"). Then a sheet of  White Bazzill was cut to 11.5" x 11.5" and spritzed it with Black Soot Distress Stain. The white cardstock was then mounted centrally onto the black. The strip of pencils was stuck across the page so they were near the top. 

I selected the following items from the collection:
Pink Dot Black Dot,
Teal Dot Yellow Dot
4 x 6 Horizontal Journalling Cards
Expressions Cardstock Stickers
From these I cut shapes images and quoted, they were inked with Black Soot Distress ink and mounted onto Black Bazzill to leave a very narrow border. Some of these elements were raised with 3D foam pads. I made a tag from the quote and added a yellow ribbon bow.

I outlined all the pencils and the pink letters with a black marker pen.

To finish I scattered some 'Carpe Diem Enamel Dots' over the page.

Honey I Shrunk The Kid

My second layout shows my cousin's daughter Rosie on holiday in Tenby.


Another sheet of White Bazzill, this time I edged the page with stitch stamps from PaperArtsy JOFY from set 26 and a Versafine Onyx Black ink pad. Then I inked the edges with Distress Ink in Worn Lipstick and Black Soot.

The decorative strips across the centre of the page were created from both sides of  'Pencil it in' paper. The pleated strip from the rainbow side has been stitched in place with the sewing machine. The black was left over from cutting out the pencils earlier and was cut using a Martha Stewart deep edge punch.

The Balloons were stamped onto the colour side 'Pencil it in' paper using Versafine Onyx Black ink pad and Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz Crazy Things stamps. They were tied with Black Licorice Divine Twine.

Using scraps of Carpe Diem papers (Pink Dot Black DotTeal Dot Yellow DotBrand New Day and Fist Bump), I cut rectangles, circles, stars, and label shapes to layer up up under and around the photo and to create some interest at the top right and bottom left of the page.

With an index card image from the '4 x 6 Horizontal Journalling Cards' paper, I trimmed this down and used it for my title. The wording was created using more letters from the  'Expressions Cardstock Stickers' sheet.

You Colour My World

I made a card by cutting individual pencils from the 'Pencil it in' paper and the '4 x 6 Horizontal Journalling Cards' paper.


The white card blank was covered with Brand New Day paper mounted onto Peacock Bazzill. I added lettering using the stickers and then the pencils. I drew round the pencils and letters as before, and finished off with some more enamel dots.

Thanks for looking.
Lynn x

3 comments:

Anita said...

Absolutely beautiful work Lynn. I love the versatility you show with your layouts and these ones are particularly fun and funky. xx

UKAmericanGirl Fan said...

I love your layouts Lynn they are so beautiful!

Lynn said...

Thanks ladies, these were lovely papers to work with. x