Wednesday, April 20, 2016

The Paige Kits by Pink Paislee....a layout share


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Hey everyone, I'm here with you today sharing a layout I created using the awesome Paige Kits from the Fancy Free collection.

I love that within these kits you get a die cut template, a coordinating patterned paper which replicates that die cut, various ephemera, a title, and even adhesive foam strips. Basically, all you need to create an eye catching layout.
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I decided I wanted to adapt this kit to suit my own style so to do this I used my favourite American Crafts heavy weight white textured cardstock to use as my background. I still wanted to use the awesome geometric heart print so I cut around the outline and then adhered it with the foam tape provided to the die cut geometric heart.
I matted my photo on a stunning peach/pink dot paper in the collection. I chose to document a wedding photo for this layout and picked a black and white photo as it gives me the creative option to add any colour palette I like. Plus I love to scrapbook with black and white photos. I also added a doily to add that touch of softness to the page.
When I embellished this page I embellished it in a diagonal direction to even the weight of the busy heart. I used a combination of ephemera from the Paige Kit, acetate and cardstock ephemera, chipboard, buttons, and puffy stickers. Yep, I did go a little layer and embellishment crazy here!
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To the top left of the photo I created a small embellishment cluster. It includes the beautiful acetate heart from the ephemera and a silver foil heart. Also a cute button and chipboard cross. I just love how many different embellishments are available to create with in the Fancy Free collection.
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To the right of my photo I have layered a couple of the beautiful tags from the ephemera pack. To finish off these tags I simply tied bows to the top using white crochet thread. On top of that I layered a few different ephemera pieces to add a bit of detail. How beautiful are the floral icons in this collection? The “best ever” banner and “wonderful day” puffy sticker finish that small cluster.
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I continued embellishing in a diagonal direction to the right of the page to balance the cluster to the left of the photo. I adhered the pieces with a liquid adhesive and the watercolor printed heart was added to the page with a staple. I included a button, chipboard cross, heart and a cardstock “favourite” word banner. To finish this page I added the date using an American Crafts roller date stamp and some silver splatters.
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Raquel x

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Jot Magazine - Mans best friend gallery; Hello Lola


I am here today to share a layout I created for the Mans Best Friend gallery in the latest Jot Magazine Issue 13. If you haven't seen it yet you can check it out here

As soon as I saw this gallery theme I knew that I wanted to document the photos I had of my little man and our puppy Lola. These two are inseparable and I really wanted to document their little relationship.


After we got our puppy I purchased bits and pieces from the Pet range called Baxter by Studio Calico. Such a cute pet collection and great as the colours are do bright and fun. 


Again, I used my typewriter to document my story.

These wood veneer were from the collection too. I also teamed it with the Crate Paper Wonder collection 


I did a lot of layers on this one, I just loved all the papers and wanted to include so many of them!



I am also sharing today a process video of how this page came together on my You Tube channel. You can watch it below. 

Raquel xx

Saturday, April 09, 2016

Hi There Sunshine with Cocoa Vanilla


Anyways here is the layout I created:
  hi there sunshine - raquel 
I decided to use the light woodgrain as the main patterned paper on this page. I loved the texture on the print and the contrast between that paper and pops of yellow and multi coloured florals. 
  hi there sunshine - raquel-1 
 I used a lot of my foam dot stash for this layout so that I could create different depths and dimension on my layout. I have foam dots the very in thickness which helps me achieve this.
  hi there sunshine - raquel-2
I matted the photo on the yellow solar burst paper and the with the reverse side of that same paper that was remaining from the photo mat strip. I also added one of my favourite doilies from my stash.
  hi there sunshine - raquel-3
The Sunshine wood veneer title originally said 'hello sunshine'. instead, I added the die cut word to say 'hi there sunshine' just for a different look. I am loving the floral ephemera in the pack. They are just so summering and fun!
  hi there sunshine - raquel-4 
 I couldn't resist adding the fruit wedge as a paper layer to the right of the photo. Although it isn't watermelon it is still a fruit right! ha. I love the dimension that the die cut leaves were able to bring to the page when they you fold them and adhere them. They really pop out! I also did the same to the die cut hearts like the image below.
  hi there sunshine - raquel-6  

I'll be back soon to share more!
Raquel x

Tuesday, April 05, 2016

Jot Magazine - Mums Gallery; Being a Mum





Hey everyone, I am here today to share another layout from the current issue of Jot Magazine which is out now for viewing! 

This one is for the Mum's Gallery and I just had to use the gorgeous Pink Paislee C'est la Vie for this one. I love the soft pastels in this collection with the black and white patterns and florals, plus the pops of gold. What's not to love?!?



Here are some close ups of the detail of the page,







I have made a video of how this one came together, you can see it here: 



Raquel xx

Saturday, April 02, 2016

Hip Kit Club Design Team and new page to share!


I'm so excited to share that I will be joining the team at Hip Kit Club for another term! There are some other team members staying on and some new ones too. I cannot wait to see all the inspiring layouts that will come from these ladies. 


While we are talking Hip Kits here is my latest layout using the March kits. I used mainly one of the Pinkfresh Studio papers and the Elle's Studio ephemera which I am totally in love with!


Here are some close ups, I talk more about this layout in detail on the Hip Kit blog here






Thanks for visiting today, and don't forget to check out the Hip Kits at www.kitkitclub.net 

Raquel x