This weekend we seek to inspire with one of our newest ranges of patterned papers, Tinkering Ink. Though many of these bold papers appear to be not suited to the faint-hearted, many of the colour palettes are light and used sparingly can create delicate and subtle layouts, as well as the bold and beautiful.
A great creator of the delicate and subtle, Steph loved using the Perfectly Posh range of papers and embellishments here to create a layout that looks as joyful as her daughter.
Nic took the bold beauty of the Tinkering Ink Perfectly Posh as a challenge, as it is far from her usual style. She started with a bold yet darker coloured background paper. Nic added a small frame around 2 corners made from strips of the new Aussie Scrap Source cardstock. Nic added some Tinkering ink finery, some embellishments cut from other Perfectly Posh papers and finished with Heidi Swapp alphas.
Suz used the circles on this patterned paper from the Westminster range (called Blue Blot Dots!) as journalling spots to list random things about his son, at the age where he's starting to learn the basics of addition and subtraction.
All of the Tinkering Ink papers are double sided so finding co-ordinating cardstock is a cinch and she discoverd that SEI Grandpa's Attic buttons were a perfect match to highlight each number. The Tinkering Ink Finery - co-ordinating felt and rubber embellishments add extra interest and texture, and Suz dimensional-magic-ed the cardstock die cut alphas for added - well - dimension.
But the Covent Garden range would have to be Suz's favourite. The gelato colour palette suits her (and her daughter!) down to the ground. In this layout she has teamed the papers up with new Queen & Co felt borders, a load of Heidi Swapp including the new oversized photo corners, writer's blocks, Playbill rubon alphas and the obligatory touch of bling.
"Enjoy Life" by Tessa Ann Watte The use of white space and the perfectly placed circles in this layout were the elements that first caught our eye. Of course, pair this all with the stunning colours of Tinkering Ink's Perfectly Posh, and some clever knifework and it makes for a fabulous layout by Tessa Ann Watte.
"Angel" by Emilie Ahern and Pam Callaghan There is no doubt that the Perfectly Posh papers are bold, but the statement they make in this layout is bolder. Simple colour blocking and the addition of a few Tinkering Ink embellishments makes this a visually stunning layout.
We thank some homegrown talent for the above two layotus in the form of the talented and funny Susan Johannes who we think has kicked some ass with the above two layouts. She has shown how versatile and spirited the Perfectly Posh collection can be, and how with clever use of curves and arrows, you can still keep your focus on your photos and story with even the boldest papers.