Saturday, 30 June 2018

A little bit of Summer

Hello everyone, I wanted to share a couple of pages that I made with Kaisercraft's Summer Splash papers.  For the first one I went with a washing-line effect and was inspired by the ephemera piece fun items to add rounded corners to my layers of papers.  I started with the beach towel paper and used my watercolour paints to add to the background and then added lots of little flicks of different colours.  I also used the nuvo drops to add little bursts of colour around the page and a few pearls.

I clustered wood veneers, hessian ribbon and cork hearts around my pictures and used several bits from the ephemera pack.

Here you can see the nuvo drops up close - I think I still need to perfect my application!

For my 2nd page I used this gorgeous beach background - it has beautiful summery colours, and I have been enjoying a little paint of late, so I added a little bit more colour.  I created an acetate pocket using some of the ephemera and added sequins and beads - I didn't use foam pads but instead just glued it together so it is quite flat.  I added some clusters of embellishments, I used an older simple stories frame and backed it with the hessian ribbon and then added some ephemera to it.  I have a little glassine envelope pocked for my journalling and I used some beautiful glittery gold Heidi Swapp words.

Again I used a mixture of watercolour and nuvo drops to add tiny dots of colour around my page.

I hope you've enjoyed the pages.

Wednesday, 20 June 2018

Guest DT Spot & Blog Post from Antonia Sturt Hammond

When Jill asked me to do a DT guest spot at the retreat and told me I could choose my own kit, I headed straight for the Simple Stories papers – no great surprise there! Since I was about to go to FYR Macedonia for a week, I chose papers from the new Travel Notes collection.

Scrapping holiday photos can be quite time-consuming, so I challenged myself to scrap multiple photos on each page. I also decided to scrap without using plain cardstock. I did slightly come to regret that choice; it turned out to be quite hard to make six layouts in a row without plain cardstock.

Notebook-style paper worked well for a background, and I was thrilled when I noticed how well the blue geometric paper matched the exterior of the National Library of Kosovo.

Simple Stories seem to have stopped including alphabets on their sticker sheets, which is a shame, so I had to look to my stash for titles. October Afternoon Daily Flash letter stickers came in colours that co-ordinated with the Travel Notes papers, so I used quite a few of those.

The Travel Notes collection did include some words and phrases that I cut out for titles to add variety.

When I saw these defaced sculpture panels, I knew I would want to spatter paint on the background. The colourful revolution theme gave me the idea of colouring some Jenni Bowlin alphabet stickers. I think most of us have a few sheets of these hanging around! The font is a great shape and I like the effect of giving them colour.

Thanks, ATDML, for asking me to do these layouts; I thoroughly enjoyed the challenge and it was great to get so many holiday photos scrapped.