Friday, 12 November 2021

November Papermaze Kit - Part 1

The November Papermaze kit is available from the shop or online today, and I'm here to share my first pair of layouts. This month Vanessa has put together another lovely collection papers, card and embellishments in subtle colours, with an autumnal flavour.

 Let's have a look at what is in the kit:

Patterned Papers:
American Crafts - Jen Hadfield - Peaceful Heart collection - Breathe Deeply & Grow
Cocoa Vanilla Studio - These Days collection - The Good Life & Day Break
American Crafts - Paige Evans - Bungalow Lane collection - #10
Reminisce - Be Kind collection - Be someone's Rainbow
Bazzill Basics Cardstock - White & Ash

Reverse side of papers:


2 CVS Wood Epoxy Buttons, 2 CVS Pocket Cards, PFS chipboard frame, 3 heart Brads, 8 Dew Drops, 2 Prima Flowers,  3 PFS chipboard flair

Extra Bazzill Basics Cardstock Pack:

Yukon Gold, Blossom, Jet Stream & Nixon

Bagpuss - This layout features a photo of my daughter's cat, who crawled into a large brown paper bag from a take away meal.

For the base I used the white Bazzill, a Tim Holtz Layering stencil (Nordic) and a selection of Distress Oxide Inks (Worn Lipstick, Fossilized Amber, Forest Moss and Dried Marigold). I used two methods of transferring the pattern onto the card. First I placed a little of each colour onto my craft mat, spritzed them with water, then dipped the stencil into the wet ink before transferring ink onto the card. Once this was dry, I used a blending tool and rubbed more of each ink through the stencil. This gave me some positive and negative images.

I inked the edges of my papers with Forest Moss Distress Oxide Ink.

Next, I built up the layers - I cut a piece of  Breathe Deeply paper (dark green side) 18.5cm x 16cm, and placed this in the centre of the layout, leaving the edges free of glue to allow me to tuck in embellishment later. Next I layered a piece of Grow paper (floral side) 16cm x 14cm. 

I used two photos of the same image, one a little larger then the other, these were mounted on top of each other over the papers.

Then I set about embellishing the layout, I cut flowers from the Breathe Deeply paper, shaped them and added them to the right side of the papers. I cut a wreath image from
The Good Life paper, cutting this in half and trimming the top of each piece to make a tag shape. Then I punched a hole, added a copper eyelet, I threaded a short length of Baker's twine through the hole. These were tucked under the papers to the top and left of the layout, and the date and cat's name were spelt out with PFS Mini Puffy Alpha. I also cut a small label from The Good Life paper and used this to add the subtitle.

My title was created with PFS Puffy Alpha stickers - Office Hours.

The layout was further embellished with two narrow strips of paper, a short piece of lace, buttons, washi tape and some Nuvo Glitter Drops - Honey Gold.

New Home - Last month my nephew and his young family moved into their brand new house. 

I started with the Jetstream Bazzill, added a strip of paper at an angle across the top left corner and then built up the layout in a 'patchwork' effect from there. I placed the photo first and worked around it.

I used Forest Moss Distress Ink on the edges of all my paper and card. 

Most of the patterned paper used was from
The Good Life as there are lots of strips, journalling blocks, flags, and phrases on this sheet. I also used the matching Pocket Cards and Wood Epoxy Buttons from the kit.

I found a selection of wooden houses and some numbers in my stash which matched the buttons well. 

The date and title were spelled out with CVS These Days Mini Puffy Alpha Stickers purchased from Papermaze.

That's all for today, I have more to share with you soon.
Thanks for looking
Lynn x

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