Monday, 18 February 2019

February Papermaze Kit

Lynn here today, with the new Papermaze kit for February - a lovely bright cheerful collection of papers and embellishments to brighten the winter. 

Before we start, this is what you will find in the kit:
The February Kit
Patterned Papers:
American Crafts - Vicki Boutin - Field Notes Collection - Take Flight
Studio Light - Ultimate Scrap Collection - SCRAPUS06
Authentique - Sea-Maiden Collection - Sea-Maiden Seven
Bo Bunny - Something Special Collection - Ritzy & Swell
Jillibean Soup - You Make Me So Happy Collection - Dashi

Bazzill cardstock: Peacock & Natural

Reverse side of patterned papers
Extra Bazzill Pack
Extra Bazzill cardstock Pack: African Daisy, Moody Blue, Aqua & Walnut

Accessories: 3 paper flowers, 18" Prima lace, 12" net, 1 strip gems, 6 buttons, 1 Scrapiniec chipboard piece, 12" Little B washi tape, 1 stamp.

Twinkle and Oliver is the title of my first layout, with two photos from the day we took Oliver and his sisters to see the Owls at Jambs Owls, Hall Place.

I used a sketch map for inspiration for this layout and chose this one from Sketch Savvy.

The first job here was to take the Walnut Bazzill and gut it so I had a frame of about 1" all the way round. Then I cut another piece 9" x 7". keeping the rest to die cut stars, a tag and letters later.

Next I took the Aqua Bazzill and trimmed this to measure 11.5" x 11.5",
I then gutted a 6" x6" piece from the centre of this. Set aside the 12" x 1" piece to lay across the page later. The rest will be used for die cutting as with the Walnut.

The 11.5 x 11.5" piece of Aqua Bazzill was decorated with feathers. I used a set of 49 and Market Feather Stamps and some Potting Soil Archival Ink for this and stamped randomly over the card. I lightly coloured these using Distress Inks as watercolour paints - Wilted Violet, Mermaid Lagoon and Vintage Photo. This was mounted centrally over the Walnut Bazzill.

The 9" x 7" piece of Walnut Bazzill was mounted to the top and a piece of Sea Maiden 7 paper cut to 10" x 3" was used at the bottom. I used the wood grain side of this paper with the stripes running vertically.

I whipped some brown twine around the 12" x 1" piece of Aqua Bazzill and mounted this across the join between paper and card, using 3D foam pads.

I used some Tim Holtz Sizzix Thinlits - Tag Collection to cut three tags, one each from Walnut, Aqua and a scrap of White Bazzill. I have a set of nesting star dies and I cut some stars in Walnut and Aqua too. Then with the left over Bazzill I cut the letters for my title with an old QuicKutz die set.

I tied twine through the holes in the tags and tied them to the layout, I also raised them up on 3D foam pads. I wrote my journalling on the white tag. My photos were arranged on the Walnut Bazzill and the title was added above one photo and onto one tag. I found an owl charm, I had been saving for this layout, and added gems to his eyes.

The buttons from the kit were added with a little twine threaded through the holes and tied in knots and bows. Finally a little stickles was added to each feather.

Caligular is my second layout using a photo of me with our family cat in the 1960's.

With the Moody Blue Bazzill, I made a frame of 1" by gutting the centre from the sheet of cardstock.  Then I cut the paper Ritzy to 11" x 11" and mounted this over the Bazzill. The Dashi paper was cut to 9.5" x 9.5" and mounted in the centre of the Ritzy paper. Then I cut a band of 5 rows of butterflies from the bottom of the take flight paper. this was stuck across the middle of the page and trimmed with strips of Moody Blue Bazzill, which had been edged with a Martha Stewart border punch.

I mounted my photo onto a piece of Moody Blue Bazzill and this in turn was mounted onto a piece of Sea Maiden paper 8" x 2.75". When all this was lightly glued in place with the top and bottom not stuck down, I tucked in two pieces of Swell paper 2" x 2". I placed these pieces above and below the photo, one to the left and the other to the right. Then I added a little of the washi tape.

Next came some fussy cutting - 11 butterflies from the Take Flight paper, 10 of these were arranged in an arc over the top right of the page. I cut a 3.5" piece from the manufacturer's strip of the Take Flight paper and added this to the bottom right of the layout. Then I added the 11th butterfly to the end of this strip.

I wrote my journalling onto scraps of Swell paper and cut this into thin strips, sticking these to the right of my photo. My title was cut from more of the Moody Blue cardstock, using an old Sizzlet alphavet die set from my collection. Finally I added antennae to the butterflies with a market pen and tiny dots of Nuvo Crystal Drops.

Thanks for looking, I will be back in early March with more from this kit.
Lynn x


Anita said...

More super pages Lynn! I always enjoy seeing how you have worked these fab kits! xx

Karen said...

Lovely layouts Lynn. x x