Lynn here today, with the second pair of layouts created with the October Papermaze kit.
This brightly coloured kit has been great fun to play with. Vanessa
carefully selects patterned papers, cardstock and embellishments each
month. It certainly challenged me to use some strong coloured papers.
Before looking at how I made the layouts - here is what the kit contains, for full details please check the first October Papermaze Kit post HERE.
A Room With A View - This layout features a photo I have had on my desk for a while, I found it whilst sorting out some old photos. Late on the night triplets were delivered at St. Thomas' Hospital, they were transferred to SCBU. I was moved to a post natal ward and woke to this amazing view the next morning.
For this layout I used the sheet of Ocean Bazzill as the base and I inked all the cut edges of the papers with Salty Ocean Distress Ink.
With the Pinkfresh Studio - Let's Stay Home collection - Better Things Are Ahead paper, I used a 4.5cm cirlce punch and used it to create one circle from each of the 36 squares on the paper. The with a scrap of card I made a square template 3.5cm x 3.5cm.
placed the square centrally over the each circle, the folded the curved
sides over the straight edges of the square. I kept the blue floral
side down, so this showed when folded over, all around the coloured
centres of the pieces. The template was then removed and used for the
The finished shapes were arranged in rows of nine, three rows for the bottom of the page and one for the top. They were arranged in rainbow order, but each row had different shades of each colour and some had more of one colour than another so they were not too uniform. I like the way the shadows from the folds, cast across the squares to create further shading. The finished effect reminds me of the pans in a box of artist's water colours. Once sorted I glued them to some scrap paper to hold them in the desired arrangement, before sticking them to the layout.
My photo was mounted onto a scrap of '#17' paper. The title was created on a piece of white card which I die cut with an unknown die from my collection. The lettering was cut using Sizzix Thinlits Alphanumeric Shadow Upper die set, and scraps of 'Pillow Fight' paper. The smaller letters are from three different sets of Pinkfresh Mini Puffy Alpha Stickers.
journalling was written across the three mini tags. I removed the
strings, and attached the tags to the page with 3D Foam Tape. Then I
looped some blue and white Baker's Twine through the holes, attaching a
tiny charm from my stash.
Finally I scattered the Pebbles puffy dots and the puffy camera stickers over the page.
A Dream Is A Wish Your Heart Makes - The lovely big wooden word included in the kit seemed ideal as a title for this photo of Cinderella from a parade at Disneyland Paris.
the exclusive wreath cut file presented with the kit, I backed the open
areas with scraps of Whirlpool, Petunia and African Daisy Bazzill. Then
I arranged the cutfile onto the base of Pinkfresh Studio - Let's Stay Home collection - Kind Hearts paper. Some areas of the cut file were glued in place and others were raised up on 3D foam pads.
The photo was trimmed with Whirlpool Bazzill and placed inside the cut file wreath, tucked under the flowers towards the bottom left. I added the two blue paper roses from the kit together with some gold roses from my own stash.
I added some Nuvo Glitter Drops (Gold Coast) to the leaves to make them sparkle and Nuvo Jewel Drops (Limoncello) to the flower centres to give some gloss.
Finally I made the title with the wooden word and some Pinkfresh Studio - Indigo Hills 2 Mini Puffy Alpha Stickers.
That's it for today, but not the end of the kit, I still have more left and an idea for the remaining pieces.
Thanks for looking.