Monday, 25 September 2017

Pocket Pages with Agnus | Pinkfresh Studio | Escape The Ordinary collection cont.

Hi again :) I'm back with another poet page spread using the gorgeous 'Escape The Ordinary' collection from Pinkfresh Studio!  




I may have already mentioned how much I love this collection when I shared my previous pages, but just in case I didn't make it clear the first time.... this collection is awesome!! The colours and graphics work really well with a variety of photos and the range of gorgeous embellishments make it a joy to create with. I loved it so much in fact that I also used it on a recent 12x12 layout, and was more than happy to use it again to document the remainder of our June memories. 



I have once again paired up the gorgeous foiled wooden alphas with the cute 
puffy alphas from the earlier Indigo Hills collection along with a small strip of patterned paper and a couple of bright leaf motifs for a pop of colour. 




I tucked a portion of the photo into one of the fun layered tags before adding one of the die-cut phrases from the ephemera pack


I loved using the foiled die-cuts from the ephemera pack for my journal cards, and a little bit of gold stitching really helped to define the die cut on the card. 


I used more stitching throughout the spread, repeating the same blue colour to help tie everything together. Leaving a space around the journal strips, chipboard and puffy stickers is a good way to make the stitching look like it is a part of the design. 


I love using found objects or memorabilia in my albums and collected a handful of leaves when I took this photo and later pressed them flat to use with the photo. The little touches help to give your albums are more personal feel and it doesn't take a lot of effort to think ahead when you are snapping your pics. 


I had a few extra photo this month and added a 6x8" insert with a fun peek through pocket.


I selected two of the layered tags which I decorated with a few extra embellies. Your tags will need to be the same size for this to work and some simple thread will help to create the floating effect. My tags ended up quite thick so there was no problem with them moving around in the pocket but if you do get some excess movement, you can add a staple through one side of the page protector and tag before attaching the backing tag in place. 



You can see both sides of the insert here as well as both sides of the layered tags inside the peek through pocket. 
 

Moving onto the second part of the spread... 


I mainly used 3x4" vertical photos on this side, joining them with the patterned papers to create journal and filler cards inside the larger pockets. 


Utilising the negative space on the side of the photo with an embellishment cluster.  I added a strip fo the blue patterned paper for contrast, and layered together a mix of puffy stickers, die-cuts and e 


I added some vellum over one of the busy prints so that my journal strips would be more visible and stitched a frame around of the accents from the cut-apart paper


A large die-cut is the perfect backing for a simple journal strip. 
Repeating the same element (in this case the little stars) on both the photo and card helps to create a sense of flow and clearly shows that the card belongs to the adjoining photo.


Friday, 22 September 2017

A Little Dirt Never Hurt | Cool Kid | Tarrah McLean

Hi there Sassy Scrappers!

It's Tarrah McLean back with you and today I have a new layout to share created using the Crate Paper 'Cool Kid' collection

The background paper I chose for this layout reminded me of dirt tracks and so it was perfect for this layout and photo of my eldest son playing in the dirt! There were some great embellishments included in this range for me to include on this layout!

I made good use of the 6 x 6 paper pad to create my title. I used my Silhouette Cameo to cut the title out but I used different coloured papers for different words making sure that there wouldn't be the same colours close together.  

I loved creating this layout and thinking a little outside the box! 

Make sure you check out the Sassy store where you can find all of the Cool Kid collection plus so much more too!

Happy creating!

Tarrah x

Cool Kid 6x6 Paper Pad  Cool Kid Chipboard 12x12

Cool Kid Champ Paper 12x12    Cool Kid Ephemera Pack 40pk

Cool Kid Epoxy Puffy ThickersProject Life Explore Flair Badges 8pk

Thursday, 21 September 2017

Fly High Mixed Media Tag by Farrel Tailor

Hello and happy Thursday everyone!!! 
Today I am sharing with you all my very first mixed media tag. I had so much fun creating this tag and can't wait to create some more!! There is a process video at the bottom of the blog if you would like to see how I created the tag.

To create the tag, I used the packaging from a 2 minute noodle box and covered it with Prima Rose Quartz - Grateful Heart pp. 

Then using the dabbing technique I applied the following Distress Oxide Inks - Twisted Citron, Peacock Feathers, Abandoned Coral and Wild Honey. (I stamped the inks onto my craft mat and spritzed with water before dabbing and dried in between colours)



Once I was happy with the colours for my background, I then used the font stamp from Darkroom Door Hummingbirds set. Using the same stamp set, I stamped the hummingbird and leafy branch onto some white cardstock and used Lindy's Stamp Gang Embossing Powder - Black Forest Black.

I then cut out the hummingbird and using a waterpen, I then applied Distress Oxide Inks Seedless Preserves and Salty Ocean to my hummingbird and applied some cheesecloth to the back.  I then inked around the edges of the tag using Distress Oxide Ink Black Soot



After adhering my stamped bird, I then stamped "Fly High" which is from the same stamp set and added some splattering using Dylusions White Linen Spray.

And there you have it..... a mixed media tag!!!  I hope I have inspired you to create something special.




Until next time - Happy Scrappin' 
Farrel xx


Monday, 18 September 2017

Pinkfresh Studio | Escape The Ordinary | Agnus Kasprzak

Hi again :) I've got a layout share this week, using the fabulous 'Escape The Ordinary' collection from Pinkfresh Studio! I loved how this range worked in my project life album from my last post and couldn't wait to try it out on a 12x12 page too.


The gorgeous design of the 'Explore' cardstock was a great starting point for creating this layout of my little guy out and about on one of his adventures.


I repeated the printed triangle pattern of my base paper with more triangle shapes and used the page design as a guide for where to place them. I used papers from the 6x6" paper pad to mat the photo  and cut out the yellow triangle from a portion of the paper that sat behind my photo and even used the back of some of the packaging to add the 'Escape the 
ordinary' saying. 


I used a mix of die cut shapes from the ephemera pack along with one of the layered tags, puffy stickers, chipboard as well as one of the super cute stitched hearts to build up my layers and combined the gold foiled wooden alphas with the puffy alphas from a previous collection. 



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Escape The Ordinary 12x12 Cardstock - Explore