Monday 30 November 2020

November Papermaze Kit - Part 2

 Lynn back today with part two of the November Papermaze Kit.The lovely soft colours in this collection are ideal for creating layouts displaying photos of russet, wind swept foliage, fallen fir cones, berries and fields of pumpkins. With this in mind here are my second pair of layouts.

Before looking at the processes involved in making these layouts, here is what is in the kit:

Patterned papers:
Cocoa Vanilla - Day Dream - Daisy Days and Sweet Serenity
Pebbles - Jen Hadfield - The Avenue - 2nd Avenue and 3rd Avenue
Vicki Boutin - Story Teller - Memoir
Pinkfresh Studio - Days of Splendor - My

Bazzill Basics - Coconut Swirl and Blackberry Swirl

The reverse side of the papers:


Tando Creative Mini Tags pack, 6 dew drops, mini black doily, strip wooden dots, Cocoa Vanilla Puffy Heart, 5 paper flowers, 24" Twine and Prima layered heart sticker

Extra Bazzill Pack:

Fawn, Guacamole, Coral Cream and Sea Water.

Autumn Leaves - This photo shows Emily during her red hair phase. She was visiting Hall Place, Bexley to do an autumn photo shoot together with a fellow A level photography student. The photo reminds me of the line about autumn leaves from the 'Windmills of your Mind' song. Although I slightly changed the words for my long title, otherwise it would have been even longer!

For this page I cut pieces from two sheets of patterned paper, cutting a piece at an angle from the top of '2nd Avenue' (before cutting I chose a few images from the flip side for later). I set aside the floral heart for this page and the little house for the next layout.

I dripped some Antique Bronze Distress Paint along the angled edge of the
'2nd Avenue' (fawn side), and allowed it to dribble down the page. Once dry this was placed onto a spare piece of 12" x 12" paper, then I cut a piece from 'Sweet Serenity' to fill the gap at the top of the page.

With the Sizzix 'Vintage Lace' Sizzlit die I created some lace from the Black Bazzil, and placed this along the join between the two papers. Then I added two strands of the twine from the kit.

The kit contains a whole pack of Tando leaves, and after coating these with Gesso, I dipped them into a mix of autumn shades of Distress Oxide Inks. Once dry I decorated with patches of Gilding flakes to give them some shimmer.

I chose a selection of frames from the 'My Favourite' paper. These were carefully cut out and arranged in clusters above and below where the photo would be and also on the bottom right of the page. 

My photo was backed with Black Bazzill, raised with foam and stuck into position. The leaves were scattered, cascading down from the photo, saving one for the frames at the top of the photo and another for the cluster at the bottom of the layout. 

I added the paper flowers from the kit to each area where the frames had been placed. For the cluster at the bottom I added the heart saved earlier, and a tiny bow made from left over twine. I added some journalling in this area too. 

I raided my box of letter stickers and from many different packs I put together my long title.

Finally the Dew Drops from the kit were placed among the leaves. 

The Prior's Pumpkin Patch - For my last page I selected this photo of my little niece. She is sitting on the doorstep proudly showing off the carved pumpkins the family picked and carved the day before.  

This layout makes good use of the patterned paper left over from the previous three layouts. The base is the sheet of Fawn Bazzill. Then I did a lot of layering by cutting the scraps of papers as listed below.

27xm x 11cm Sweet Serenity (colour wash side)
16cm x 15cm My Favourite (candy stripe section)
30cm x 4.5cm 3rd Avenue (Wood panel side including the manufacturer's strip with houses)
17cm x 4cm 3rd Avenue (houses side)
13cm x 2cm and 12cm x 4 cm Daisy Days (daisy side)

30cm x 8cm Sweet Serenity (dotty side)
28cm x 3cm Memoir (orange side including manufacturer's strip with script)
10cm x 3cm 2nd Avenue (fawn side)

I mounted my photo onto white card and placed it over the layers of paper, without sticking the edges down, to allow me to tuck elements underneath. 

I cut a few more of the frames from 'My Favourite' paper and used these in various places, including one for a little journalling. The black mini doily was tucked under the corner of the photo with a circular frame and the puffy heart layered on top.

I added in some phrases from the '2nd Avenue' paperwith the wooden dots and the layered heart sticker from the kit. 

My title was made from several different Basic Grey alphabet sticker sheets. I made them pop by outlining them with a fine black pen.

Finally I placed some paper leaves from my stash around the photo.

That's all for the November kit, although there is still plenty left over as usual. I'll be back with the December kit later in the month.

Thanks for looking
Lynn x

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