Wednesday, 22 August 2018

August Papermaze Kit

Hello, Lynn here today, with the latest kit from Papermaze. This one has bright, summery colours for the month of August as well as some black and white papers.

What's in the kit this time?

The August Kit
Simple Stories - Hello Summer - 3x4 Elements & Life is Good
American Crafts, Heidi Swapp - Pineapple Crush - Tidepool & Coral Reef
Kaisercraft - Full Bloom - Seedlings

Photoplay - Spread Your Wings - Encourage

Reverse side of patterned papers
The cardstock in the kit is Avalanche and Kachina. The extra cardstock pack contains Blossom, Blush Red Medium, Intense Kiwi and Waterfall.

Bazzill Cardstock
The embellishments are: 2 Woodware circle stamps, 2 Amy Tangerine Resist Watercolour Tags, Jillibean Soup - Soup Label stickers, 3 Prima tiny flowers, 1 Dusty Attic word, 5 Prima - Say It In Crystals, 50cm ribbon and 1 strip Doodlebug enamel hearts, 2 Doodlebug Designs doilies - ladybug (last item not in photo).

The same day I was given the kit to work with I had an email with this month's Page Map sketches and thought it would be fun to combine the two!
Here is my first layout, 'Run or Dye' using two photos of my nephew's family when they took part in the 5K charity run.

... and this is the Page Map I started off with.

I started by gutting the Blush Red Medium Bazzill to make a 1" border. 
Using my Cricut, I cut my title onto the Avalanche Bazzill and then trimmed it to  measure 11" wide x 11.5" deep. I added some flicks of Distress Stain to the card using a to selection of colours to match the papers. The edges were inked with Evergreen Bough Distress Ink.

I trimmed the manufacturer's strip from the Tidepool paper, then used it to trim the left side of the Avalanche cardstock making the card 11.5" square. this was then mounted onto the frame.

To give a rainbow effect to the letters, I used the colourful stripe side of the Life is Good paper, this was stuck behind the cutout letters, then I added back in the letter centres to the R, D, and O's.

The photos were printed with a white border, and were then mounted onto more of the red cardstock. 

I made a journalling panel by cutting out and gutting one of the 4x6 Elements and backing it with the cloud patterned paper from the reverse side of this paper. I added two word from the soup labels sticker sheet from the kit. Finally I added a little more colour to the background with Nuvo Crystal Drops in a selection of colours. 

My second layout 'Relax' features two photographs of my son, some years ago enjoying the hammock we set up in the garden between the trees.

... And here is the sketch I chose to work from.

I chose waterfall Bazzill as the base for this layout. I cut a strip of Tidepool paper 2.5" x 12", then cut it in half diagonally. These pieces were randomly stamped with the Woodware circle stamps and placed either side of the layout and trimmed with pale blue ric-rac from my stash. 

Using the Tidepool paper again, but with the wording side uppermost, I cut a piece 7" x 6.75" and placed it in the centre of the page. Then I trimmed a piece from the stripe side of Life is Good paper, selecting the blue and green area, this shows 1" above and 1.5" below the photos, I shaped this into a banner at the bottom. 

With one of the Amy Tangerine Resist Watercolour Tags supplied, I created an ombre effect by blending several shades of distress ink across the length of the tag. Then I tied a scrap of jute twine to the tag.

Finally I used two leaf dies from a Sizzix Thinlits set called Intricate Native Florals and with some white scrap card I made three clusters of three leaves. The title was cut with a Sizzix Bigz die and Kachina Bazzill.

Back with more early next month. I still have plenty of the kit to use.
Thanks for looking
Lynn x

1 comment:

Karen said...

Lovely layouts Lynn. Love the bright papers in this kit. x