Today I have my first pair of layouts to share, both featuring the busy papers form Simple Stories Sometimes these papers can seem a little daunting as there is so much detail, but I find taking a little time to choose which elements to emphasise and other items needed to make them work, is time well worth investing Before looking at how these were made, here are the details of what you will find in the kit.
Simple Stories - Simple Vintage Garden District - You Can Fly
Simple Stories - Simple Vintage Costal - Beach Vibes
Pink Paislee - Bloom Street - #14
Vicki Boutin - Let's Wander - Escape
Heidi Swapp - Art Walk - Full Bloom and Water Walk
Bazzill Basics Cardstock - Fig Swirl and Lemonade
The reverse side of the papers:
With a soft pencil I drew round my photo between images so I could tell where to cut. Using a craft knife I cut around the leaves, boat and seagulls only where they would otherwise be hidden by the photo. The pencil lines were rubbed out, and the paper mounted onto Whirlpool Bazzill (which had been gutted to create a frame of 2.5cm). The photo was then stuck in place.
I made a shaker box using the Sizzix Bigz Die - Steampunk Parts. I cut three layers of the basic shape and added the bolts to the top layer. With copper and verdigris embossing powder I embossed the front and sides of the top piece and the sided of the other two pieces. A piece of acetate was applied under the top layer and then the three layers were glued together. The whole thing was filled with tiny shells, prills, and a few dew drops before covering the back with a piece of Whirlpool Bazzill. The finished port hole embellishment was added to the bottom right of the photo.
I found some white twine in my stash and used this looped down the right side and across the bottom of the page.
The title was cut from Whirlpool Bazzill and arranged onto the page. I added more tiny shells and dew drops over the layout. I used some cheesecloth left over from last month's kit to apply along the bottom of the page and around the port hole.
Live, Love, Laugh - This layout features a photo I cherish of George and Catherine laughing at the end of the wedding ceremony last year.
The Quartz Bazzill was gutted to make a frame 2.5cm deep. Then I trimmed the Fig Swirl Bazzill by about 1cm all round, tearing rather than cutting the edges and inking them with Distress Ink. I placed this centrally over the Quartz frame. With the 'Water Walk' paper I trimmed the planks also by tearing around the paper, cutting between the planks a little to give the impression of separating them. I made them different lengths at the top. This was inked and layered over the Fig Swirl Bazzill.
I arranged the photo and cut and inked images onto the page. The print and photo were glued down, before the flowers and butterfly were applied raised up with 3D foam tape.
I made a tag from scraps and wrote on the Yakov Smirnoff quote “If love is the treasure, laughter is the key”. Then to reflect the ribbon Wall in the photo, I added ribbon the hole in the tag.
Thanks for looking