Friday, 17 July 2020

July Papermaze Kit

Hello, Lynn here with the pretty Papermaze Kit for the month of July. Lovely pastel shades of lemon, lilac, aqua, blue and pink, with much bolder purple. Together with the extra Bazzill pack, the kit is available in the shop from today.

Here are my first two layouts:

Before I explain how the layouts were made, here is a list of what is in the kit.

Patterned Papers:
Kaisercraft - Amethyst collection - Flutter & Gem

Pink Paislee - Bloom Street collection - #08
& #19
Fancy Pants Design - Cherry on Top collection - Flavour Burst
Heidi Swapp Art Walk collection - Escape

Bazzill Basics Cardstock: Pansy & Avalanche

Reverse side of papers:


30cm Washi tape, cheesecloth, 30cm lace, 3 Tando butterflies, 2 wooden feathers, 2 strips Doodlebug jewels, 3 cherry blossom flowers, 1 Prima flower and Pinkfresh puffy word stickers, 2 pieces Pinkfresh acetate ephemera

As always there is a pack of four sheets of Bazzill available as an optional extra. 

Ocean Breeze, Chiffon, Tutu Pink & Purple Palisades

The Good Life - This photo of me was captured recently in the garden by my husband - he says it's me in my element! We certainly have plenty of garden here in our Suffolk home to keep me busy!

The layout was inspired by the cut file which I cut once as it is presented, then flipped horizontally for a second cut to give me a mirror image. The cut file is from Handipaper and the inspiration from a layout by Nathalie DeSousa.

Starting with the Bazzill Purple Pallisades, I cut it into three pieces 30cm x 10cm. Setting one piece aside for later I flicked ink over the other two pieces. For this I used Dylusions Ink Spray in Black Marble and White Linen (flicked rather than sprayed), and diluted Distress Oxide Ink in Wilted Violet and Shaded Lilac (giving a chalky effect). Once dry, these were glued vertically to either side of a scrap sheet of 30cm x 30cm paper.

I cut a piece of Kaisercraft - Amethyst collection - Gem to measure 30cm x 10cm and this was placed in the centre of the Bazzill.

Using the cut file I cut the two floral borders from Avalanche Bazzill and placed them along the edges of the patterned paper over the Purple Pallisades Bazzill, to give some dimension and movement I only used glue along the straight edge. 

From the remainder of the Purple Pallisades Bazzill I trimmed both 30cm sides with a Martha Stewart Border Punch, then trimmed them to give me two strips 2.5cm wide. These were glued into place overlapping the cut file pieces by adhering the straight edge only, leaving me room to tuck something underneath later

I took the cheesecloth from the kit and opened it out. Then I wiped Distress Oxide, using the two purple shades onto the craft mat and spritzed with water. I dragged the cheesecloth back and forth through the ink until I had some of both shads and a mix of the two showing. I also left a few parts white.  This was left to dry, then I cut strips and tucked them under the trimmed Bazzill as shown in the photo.

I cut six of the smaller butterflies from the
Kaisercraft - Amethyst collection - Flutter paper, inked the wings and placed then randomly onto the page with 3D foam. I added Nuvo Glitter Drops to the wings and Nuvo Crystal Drops to the bodies.

From the kit I used the
Doodlebug jewels to scatter over the page, together with some lilac Dew Drops from my stash.

My title was made with Pinkfresh Studio Joyful Day Puffy Alpha Stickers.

Daisy Girls -  These photos of my girls were taken in 1993 in the garden when Nanny was visiting and she made them each a daisy chain.

I made the border by gutting a sheet of Pansy Bazzill, leaving a frame of 2.5 cm. Then I trimmed the Pink Paislee - Bloom Street collection - #08 paper to measure 29cm x 29cm.
Before attaching the paper to the Bazzill frame. I used the Vicki Boutin Wildflower and Honey Stencil and some texture paste to apply some daisies to the background.

While the texture paste was drying I set about fussy cutting the largest butterflies from the
Kaisercraft - Amethyst collection - Flutter paper. I inked the edges with Wilted Violet Distress Ink, then I sculpted some shape into the wings with the blade of my scissors. I attached some pearl stamen to each butterfly for antenna. The butterflies were attached across the middle of the page with 3D foam.  I added some Diamond Stickles to the veins on the wings, and I found some gold pearls to stick to the daisy centres.

Finally the title was made from Purple Pallisades and Pansy Bazzill using Tonic Studios Uppercase Alpha Die Set - Windsor.

So that's all for today! I will be back with more from the July kit in two weeks time.
Thanks for looking
Lynn x


Bindiiromeo said...

Lovely layouts - I love the colours. Do you know when the July kit will be available on the website? Or is it already on and I've not seen it? Thanks for your help!

Lynn said...

Sorry I have just seen this. The kit is available now. Thanks for your kind comment. x