Monday, 14 June 2021

June Papermaze Kit - Part 1

Lynn here today, with the first of my layouts using the summery and colourful June Papermaze Kit, which is now available in the shop.

As always before looking at how the layouts were made, here is what you will find in this month's kit:

Patterned papers:
Doodlebug Designs - Made with Love collection - Heartwarmer & Dab of Butter
Pinkfresh Studio - Keeping It Real collection - Adulting & Big Mood
Simple Stories - Bunnies + Blooms collection - Choose Happy
Maggie Holmes - Garden Party collection - Sown

Bazzill Basics - Aqua & Avalanche

Reverse side of patterned papers:


12" Washi tape, 2 Phrase Stickers, 3 cardstock stickers, pink baker's twine, 3 paper flowers, fabric butterfly, strip Heart Shape Sprinkles, large sequins.

Extra Bazzill Basics Pack: Juneberry, Lemonade, Wild Pansy, Romance.

Happy Birthday Mrs. Potts - This layout features the cake I made for Mrs. Potts' (my Mum - avid collector of teapots) 80th birthday.
Inspired by a layout I saw on the internet, but have been unable to find again to acknowledge (I will update this post if & when I find it).

The base of this layout is the Aqua Bazzill from the main kit. To create a lacy effect, I used a stencil from Vicki Boutin's Colour Study - Fresh set, with some Distress Texture Paste. Then I applied Picket Fence Distress Paint with an old credit card to make cross-hatch marks on the cardstock.

From the Choose Happy paper I cut a piece 12.5 x 25cm and placed this gingham side up, about 1cm down from the top and 4.5 cm in from the left of the edge of the Bazzill. Then from the same paper I cut a piece 14 x 18cm floral side up and mounted this onto Romance Bazzill. I placed this over the gingham paper 3cm down, and 4cm in from the left. 

My photo was positioned over the papers. I cut four doilies from white scrap card, using a Crafter's Companion die. I placed them at three corners of the photo and top right of the layout, trimming off any overlap. Each of the doilies was a base for a cluster of embellishments.

From the kit I used the three paper flowers, the fabric butterfly and one of the cardstock stickers. Then I cut daisies using a die and some scraps of white card and more Romance Bazzill. With a pack of Queen & Co. Pearls, I created some pearl swirls. Using smaller pearls for the daisy centres.

My title is made with Romance Bazzill and another Crafter's Companion die - Happy Birthday Banner, together with glittery foam alphabet stickers. The date is made with letter stickers from my stash.

I added some of the washi tape along the bottom of the gingham paper, and trimmed it with pearls.

Sweet Rainbow
- for this rainbow themed layout I used a photo of my niece joining The Rainbow Guides.

The first step here was to gut the
Dab of Butter paper to make a frame 2.5cm deep. Then to trim the Avalanche Bazzill to 26.5 x 26.5cm, and mounted it over a piece of Juneberry Bazzill (which had been trimmed to 27 x 27cm and gutted to leave a frame of 2.5cm).

I used a Peartree Cutfile to cut a rainbow image from scrap card, I then used this as a stencil and with brushes I applied Distress Oxide Inks in various colours. After removing the stencil, I flicked water over the inks to make them run and oxidize. 

My photo was mounted onto Juneberry Bazzill and applied to the left side of the rainbow. My title was made with Doodlebug Designs alphabet stickers and some old stickers from my stash. I added one of the cardstock stickers from the kit.

I embellished the rainbow with the large sequins from the kit, and dots of Nuvo Crystal Drops. The stars were highlighted with Nuvo Glitter Drops in Honey Gold

That's all for today, back with more from the June kit very soon.
Thanks for looking
Lynn x

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