Monday, 22 April 2019

April Papermaze Kit - Part 2

Hello, Hope you had a good Easter.
It's Lynn here, back with the second set of layouts made using the April Papermaze kit.

Before we start making the layouts, here is a reminder of the kit details:

Patterned Papers:
Pink Paislee - Paige Evans - Whimsical #18
Vicki Boutin - Field Notes - Simple Things
Photo Play - Wild Love - Thief of Hearts
Echo Park - I Love Crafting - Inspiring Words
Kaisercraft - Blessed - Beaming and Gratitude
Bazzill Cardstock - Bazzill White and Tropical

Reverse side of papers
2 doilies, 2 wooden hearts, 4 pegs, strip of pearls, mini washi tape, 50cm twine, 2 concertina flowers, 5 small flowers, 30cm scallop ribbon, 1 heart charm, exclusive Papermaze chipboard words and hearts.

Extra Bazzill
 Extra Bazzill Cardstock Pack: Admiral, Bazzill Orange, Fussy and Rain.

Three Tot Rocker
This layout was made to show a photo of my three when they were two, playing on a new toy they were given for the garden. Something a little different from my normal style and colour choice. This page was inspired by the work of
Flore Thannberger, but due to the changes made a different colour scheme has a very different feel.

I started with a sheet of Bazzill White cardstock and some inks and stains. I used Distress Paint in Candied Apple, painted onto some bubble wrap and dabbed onto the cardstock in places. Then with Candied Apple Distress Stain I created some splats randomly placed over the card. With stamps and Black Archival Ink I stamped numbers and faded dots (Tim Holtz Perspective stamp set).

I mounted my photos onto white cardstock left over from the previous layout and set aside.
The next step was to create the red scribble effect circle. I have dies that create this design but they are small, and I wanted my circle to fill this layout, I could do this on the Cricut, but decided to try without. I drew some rings in various sizes onto scrap paper and cut them out. Then I overlapped them and held the result in place with a little tape. I used this as a template, laying it over the red side of the Field Notes, Simple Things paper. Once I had drawn around the shape, I carefully cut it out, using a craft knife for the more fiddly parts.

I place this over the Bazzill, and stitched it in place with black machine stitching. I added the photos as I went along so some of the stitching was behind the photos and some was over the photos.

The Title was created on some more white scrap card with PaperArtsy JOFY21 letter stamps. I used Archival Ink for stamping and a selection of Distress Inks as paint to fill in the colour.

Finally I added a selection of black enamel dots from my stash. 


For my second layout I chose to use the crafty paper from Echo Park's - I Heart Crafting paper, to showcase a selection of photos of my new crafting space.

I chose the Admiral cardstock for the background to create a dark backdrop to make the bold colours of the papers stand out. Then with the sheet of I Heart Crafting - Inspiring Words paper, I selected parts from both sides of the sheet.

I cut the image and words 'I Heart Crafting' from the manufacturer's strip and set this aside. I also cut one full strip of loopy words from the scrip side of the paper, this is about 1.5cm wide. Then from the coloured stripe side of the paper I cut as many coloured strips of about 1.5cm in width across the whole sheet.

I sorted these strips so I had one of each colour to use horizontally and another to use vertically. I took one strip of each colour and attached them vertically to the cardstock with just a small amount of adhesive at the top, they start about 0.5cm down from the top of the page and about 1 cm in from the left side. They are about 0.5cm apart. I trimmed the ends of these strips so the first one was the longest and then each one (left to right) was about 1cm shorter than the one before.

Then I stuck the word strip horizontally across the strips about 1cm from the top and 0.5cm in from the left. I used adhesive along the length of this strip.

I continued to work to work down the page horizontally with each coloured strip, in the same colour order as before. I wove these strips under and over the vertical strips, basket weave fashion. I cut each strip about 0.5cm shorter than the one before it. I ended with the 'I Heart 

Crafting' strip.

My photos were then arranged over the top of the paper weaving and overlapping one another. I mounted each photo with white card to help the stand out from all the colour on the page.

For my title I used the Papermaze exclusive chipboard 'Create' word, leaving this white for more impact.

Thanks for looking, and I will be back with two more layouts from this kit very soon.
Lynn x

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