As soon as Nic H saw the 'Knave of Hearts' collection from Collage Press, she knew it would become a firm favourite. Knave of Hearts has everything Nic loves about a paper line. It's filled with reds, teals, ledger colours, swirls and has the occasional splash of green to brighten up your projects. It has an element of grunge, which makes it perfect for those 'guy' pages, but it is pretty enough to be used with girlie pictures as well, and that is where Nic started creating.
Not just a pretty face - it's a whole lot of favourite papers too! Nic started with a base of the Knave of Hearts papers and added a layer of Aussie Scrap Source white cardstock on top. A quick spray of Turquoise glimmermist to add a little interest and a pop of colour and Nic was ready to start adding strips of paper on top.
A few small embellishments, including more of those Collage Cuts (see those red dots? Nic popped them out and dropped them on the layout and that is where they landed... don't ya love it when it works like that?!). She finished the layout with some of the matching alphas from the Knave of Hearts collection and a new Hambly transparency to add that block of black.
When Nic first got these papers she said "This may be my most favouritist collection ever!" It is a collection that suits a wide range of scrappers, and I could definitely see why Nic loved it. All the easily used embellishments are a bonus to a collection that just screams out "grab your guy pictures!" but as you can see it's not limited to just pics of your favourite boy. Nic has quite beautifully scrapped an album for her daughter .
Knave of Hearts is a collection that will suit a variety of topics for all sorts of scrappers. If Knave of Hearts is this versatile, we look forward to seeing what they release at the next CHA!
Layer upon layer of slightly grungy papers with splashes of contrast - especially red, that is Nic's favourite scenario and this layout is no exception!
Nic combined many different Knave of Hearts papers along with one of the new Collage Press Zig Zag diecut papers to create this layout. Take a look at the details, it was so easy to add interest with the Collage Cuts that go along with this line, just pop 'em out and place them on the layout!
This 6x6 mini album is a white chipboard version by Little Yellow Bicycle. Nic used her Black Stazon ink pad directly on each page to make it black - black was the colour she wanted to create contrast with the reds and ledger colours of the Collage Press Collection.
She decided on some of Abby's favourite photos - they are ones Nic has scrapped before but Abby wanted an album for herself. The album was aptly named 'Hand in Hand" with the inside page reading "A Collection of Fav photos for Abby".
This is an idea that is perfect as a gift or for the kids, Abby treasures her pictures and keeps the book on her bedside table. Note that Nic has left a few gaps to add further photos - she just didn't want to stop the creating and may also add extra pages in the future!
Collage Press has thought of it all when designing this collection, from the double sided papers, to the way the papers all work beautifully together, to the coordinating embellishments. Nic used a lot of the die-cut journaling cuts in this album, making it really quick and easy to complete. Most pages include a background paper, a few strips of contrasting colour, some journaling blocks and the occasional punched heart! Jewels and pearls from BasicGrey add interest all the way through.