Wednesday, 26 August 2020

Birthday Treat.....Kate and Ash Collection

Hi There, 
It's Anita back with you today and I have my 3rd layout using the Kate and Ash Collection from Simple Stories.
This time I have created a page to remember a special birthday treat from our eldest first visit to Kaspa's, a dessert specialists in Hastings. Quite an experience!

I used both sides of a sheet of Super Like for the background. I sliced off the top 4" of the sheet and flipped it round, then joined it back together with tape. I turned it back over and used the spotty white and black border sticker to cover the join.

I gently splattered black acrylic paint across the page...well I say gently....that was the intention! However I think I overloaded the brush or made the paint a little too wet....and this in turn made the splats a little larger than I had's all good though.

I also used some Distress Stains to make some large, brightly coloured splats. I chose Picked Raspberry, Mustard Seed and Carved Pumpkin. I really enjoy using these inks...the harder you hit them on the page, the bigger and more impressive the splat! (my dress is testament to that!)

 I had a rummage through my basketful of packs of AC Thickers and various other Alphabet stickers in my stash that I have collected over the years and settled for these black and white spotty ones to make my title. Then just added a little bit of handwritten journalling underneath...I really dislike my handwriting but sometimes feel its important to leave a little bit of *me* on my pages for when I am not about anymore....also my printer has broken!!

I matted my photos and then cut various elements from a few different sheets to scatter about the page. Some bits I layered up and over lapped. The sheets used were:

4 x 4 Elements  

3 x 4 Elements 

2 x 2 Elements


So that's my page. This collection is just so lovely, vibrant and fun and I have really enjoyed working with it. There is a vast selection of collections from Simple Stories in the shop....along with plenty of other delightful ranges and other products...pop along and treat yourself!

Happy Crafting!

Warmest Wishes

Anita xx

1 comment:

Karen said...

lovely layout Anita. You were very brave creating those big paint/ink splats and they look great. 😯 x x