Sunday, 26 July 2020

'Woodland Wander' and 'Memories in the Woods' - using Shimelle's 'Never Grow Up' Collection

Hello, Rebecca here with you this morning to share my final two layouts which I've created using the 'Never Grow Up' collection by Shimelle for American Crafts. I have absolutely loved working with this collection - it's full of bright colours and has an 'outdoorsy' feel to it so it's been great for documenting all our recent photos.

 I've recently treated myself to a silhouette cameo 4 so for the first layout I've used a cutfile and focused on the Acetate Sheet.

I selected black cardstock for the cutfile as I really wanted the colours in the acetate to stand out against the white background. I backed the larger circles in the cutfile and all of the stars using the acetate sheet. 

I focused on the darker shades on the acetate as they went really well with my photo. I've saved the orange and yellow sections to use on another layout.

Next I applied drops of Glossy Accents into the circles I hadn't backed, and added sequins in co-ordinating colours to complement the acetate sheet. I wanted  it to look like the sequins had been randomly placed so I overlapped some of them. 

I adhered the cutfile to my cardstock using black foam pads to add dimension and shadows to the page. I trimmed the cardstock down on either side and distressed the edges and then added torn strips of the 'Forever Young' and 'Past Bedtime' patterned papers to help frame the page.

I matted my photo onto layers of white and black cardstock and added it to my layout with a layer of adhesive foam behind it so raise it off of the cutfile slightly. I then added a couple of stickers from the Accent and Phrase Stickers sheet and created a tab which reads 'Let them be Little' from the Forever Young patterned paper.

I finished off with my title using mini alphabet thickers from my stash.

This layout was really simple and came together quite quickly (for me!). I love the way the colours in the acetate look really crisp against the white really 'pop' off the page.

Here's a look at my second layout:

I've used the 'Summer Adventures' patterned paper at the top and bottom of my layout. I tore the edges and distressed them to give the layout a rustic feel. I also downloaded a cutfile for my title and cut it using the same paper. 

I mounted my photos onto cardstock which co-ordinates with the collection and added a couple of journalling cards from the 'Life is the Bubbles' patterned paper underneath.

I embellished the layout using some pieces from the Floral Ephemera pack and some stickers from the Accent and Phrase stickers sheet, creating 3 clusters to form a visual triangle around my photos.

I finished my layout by adding a chipboard leaf by Tando Creative, which I've painted with acrylic paint and a scattering of green sequins.

I hope you've enjoyed seeing the layouts I've created with this collection. There are still some of the patterned papers and stickers available in the shop so be sure to head over and take a look. 

I'll be back next month with a new collection!

Take care,

Rebecca x


Anita said...

These are both absolutely gorgeous Rebecca. You have really worked the collection to its best. Each of your layouts you have done have been fabulous and all so different xx

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Karen said...

Lovely layout Rebecca. Cool way to use the acetate. x x