Friday, 11 June 2021

Adore - P13 Paper Products - Free Spirit

Hello, Rebecca here with you today. I'm working with P13 Paper Products again this month, and this time around I've been playing with the 'Free Spirit' collection, which you can find in the store here.

I only discovered P13 earlier this year, but I have absolutely loved working with their collections. Free Spirit is more of a masculine collection so it's great for scrapping the boys and men in your life. I have a set of photos of my son, taken by a professional photographer when he was about 18 months old and I've never been able to find the right collection to scrap them - but the colours in Free Spirit are perfect so I'm going to be using this collection to finally get them scrapped!


As with the other P13 collections I've worked with, Paper #7 is full of individual elements that are perfect for fussy-cutting. I was immediately drawn to the large light bulbs on this paper so was desperate to get those on this layout! I also loved the letters on Paper #4 as they have waht look like little LED lights on them. I set about cutting some of the letters out until I could make a word and I quickly came up with 'adore' which I thought was perfect for a title.


I began by arranging my photo, title letters and light bulbs onto a sheet of Premium White Cardstock and marking the area lightly with a pencil as I wanted to add some mixed media to my background. I've really fallen in love with stamping lately, so I pulled out a selection of small rubber stamps from my stash and my Jet Black Stazon Ink Pad and added lots of stamping to my background. Once I was happy with my stamping I also added black ink splatters - squeezing the paintbrush bristles to make some larger paint drops too. I used watered-down acrylic paint for this.


Happy with my background, I brought everything back onto the page to see how it looked and felt like I needed something to ground or frame the layout, so I tore some strips from Paper #5 (both sides) and added them to the top and bottom of the page. 


Ready to move on to embellishing the layout, I fussy-cut some film strip from Paper #7 and tucked it behind my photo, but wanted more! Luckily I have a filmstrip stamp, so I stamped myself some images and cut them out to add to the layout. I brought in a circular tag from Decorative Tags #1 that matched my title, and also a banner from Decorative Tags #2 which says 'Dream Big', along with a couple of other banner-type pieces from Paper #7.


I felt like the layout needed a subtle pop of colour so I matted my photo on both white and black cardstock, and then added a layer of the B side of Paper #4 to match the green-ish tones in the background of my photo. I then added some more splatters to my background in a coordinating green colour before sticking everything down.

As is normal for me - I love to have a lot of texture and dimension so I raised all of the light bulbs and my photo up on foam to give them some height. At this point I also fussy-cut an extra light bulb from Paper #5 and added it in.

Wanting more of the green colour on the page, I selected some stickers from Sticker Sheet #1 and Sticker Sheet #2, added some foam behind them and positioned them along the edges of my torn paper strips.

On to the finishing touches - I added some more large black paint splatters and then selected a phrase from Paper #1 which reads 'You have the World at your feet', cut each word out individually and then stuck it onto one of the banner-type pieces I'd fussy-cut from Paper #7. 

The layout was then completed with the addition of some black embroidery thread through the tag and also to one of the light bulbs as there was one that didn't have a 'cable' for it to dangle from.


Thank you very much for reading. If you'd like to watch how this layout came together, there is a video up on my YouTube channel which you can find here.

I'll be back later in the month with another layout using this collection, so see you then!

Take care

Rebecca x 


1 comment:

Unknown said...

I absolutely love this page. Thanks so much for sharing. I was crushed to see that the store you linked to doesn't deliver to the United States