Anna Griffins Flora would have to be one of Carole's favourite collections. The florals suit Carole's style and the colours and embellishments to this collections are just so complementary. Carole cut and layered the flowers onto the layout with her usual incredible detail, and also added some stitching.
Nicole used the lace cut papers in the Peyton collection to create a textured mat underneath her photo, to give it an interesting border. She also cut elements from the lace paper to use as embellishments then used the textured animal-print paper to not only cover a chipboard letter but also as some funky pleated ribbon-styled border details. She created the flower from Anna Griffin ribbons and cut the felt ribbon in half to create the pretty lacy edge. The journal pad creates perfect journal blocks that will match with many different layouts and paper ranges and aren't those bling brads gorgeous?
Suz had the Darcey collection to play with which includes, but isn’t limited to a beautiful colour palette of pretty greens, reds and black which is a versatile enough combination to be used for pretty much anything! The co-ordinating alphas are flocked, as are some of the papers, like the green damask design Suz cut out at the top right hand corner of her layout. Combining the textures of the flocking with the translucent smooth vellum and adding stitching creates interest in this linear layout.
We’re thrilled to be able to announce that we’re now stocking the inimitable 7 gypsies – a name in scrapbooking synonymous with vintage, ephemera and fabulous innovation. Here are a few samples our design team were excited to be able to get started on.
Suz altered one of their fabulous printer’s trays which come in two sizes and two colours. This one is perfect artist trading card size. Suz has used the beautiful Victoria range of patterned papers as well as a heap of gorgeous embellishments to create a project she’s excited to hang in her scrapping space.
Nicole has been a long time devotee of 7Gypsies. The perfect mix of her favourite colours and vintage influence have always appealed to her creativity and style.
Here Nic has used the Venice range of patterned papers and embellishments. She matted her photo on a piece of Junkitz fabric for tactile appeal and to add warmth to this very maternal layout about her son and how much he has grown. Adding distressed techniques to the papers and letters ties all of the elements together and adds even more warmth. She cut a strip of metal for a border, used the fabric tapes and stickers as embellishments and cut some elements from the transparencies. The patterns on the 7Gypsies papers are reminiscent of fabric design so lend themselves perfectly to this style of scrapbooking.
Well Louise felt like Christmas had come early for her when she had the joy of creating with the 7Gypsies Gypsy Market range of papers, embellishments, and OTP products. This particular range are an luscious mix of vintage and the orient. The colour combinations of the papers , and especially the flocked papers; are strong, yet elegant, luscious and so versatile that they lend them selves to both contemporary and vintage styles of scrapping and papercrafting.
With that in mind you can just imagine how much fun Louise had in creating the following layouts, cards, tags and mini album. For this particular layout Louise didn’t let the fact that it was flocked stop her from adding subtle colourful touches with Glimmermist. To add a special embellished touch to her page she has cut the leafy flourish from a coordinating paper.
To demonstrate the versatility of the tags from the Gypsy Market Ephemera pack, Louise has punched out coordinated butterflies to use and embellish her page with.
As you can see from these two layouts that Louise has created, the coordinated Brad pack provided a wonderful range of flocked brads that blend beautifully with the colours in the Gypsy Market paper range.
Despite this particular patterned paper having a strong vintage and masculine 'vibe' it still lends itself to simple and contemporary layout design, and photos.
The designs of the alphas and ephemera pack is so perfectly coordinated that the creation of both these tags, and the cards is almost delightfully effortless.
When creating cards and tags, don’t hesitate to add texture and added dimension that will provide a wonderful extra tactile sensation to the receiver; the Binding Ring Dangles are just perfect for this!
As Louise mentioned before; the design and coordination of the range of Gypsy Market makes the creation of off the page items, such as this mini album, almost effortless. You can use a 'little' [as Louise has here] or a 'Lot'. However the one thing you can be assured of is that it will come together easily with wonderful creative effect.
Nicole made a few happy discoveries when she was creating this little sketchbook using Grungepaper. The first lovely discovery was the ability to lightly emboss Grungepaper using Glimmer Screens by Tattered Angels. She sandwiched the Grungepaper with a Glimmer Screen then packed it tightly with extra paper before rolling it through her embossing machine using thin die adapter plates. She used the "Crown" Glimmer Screen here on the outside flap of her book.
She also discovered that Grungepaper has a slow absorption rate which means that you can spray heavily with Glimmermist and then lay embossed paper towel gently on top. This absorbs the puddled ink and leaves the pattern of the embossed paper towel on the Grungepaper making a really gorgeous finish.
Grungepaper is also fabulous for tearing, sewing and pleating, yet tough enough to last as a book cover and just as flexible as Grungeboard.
Louise had to confess that she had never used Tim Holtz grunge paper before; grunge board yes! but not grunge paper. Well after this 'creative experience', she has found a new 'to die for' product love!!! She was blown away with its versatility and as a result could not stop at just one layout and created 3 as she tried out a variety of techniques and effects with it.
For the layout 'u Rok' Louise saturated the grunge paper with glimmermist and left it to dry under a fan heater. What evolved was, as the Grunge Poard and Glimmer Mist dried, it buckled and allowed the Glimmer Mist to pool and dry in just the most fabulous crazed and crackled effect, which Lou then used to fabulous creative effect with her grungey rock like layout.
With this layout Louise had a bit of an oopsie that turned out to be a bit of a creative bonus. She often will run her Glimmer Misted backgrounds through a laminator as this helps to flatten out the buckling caused by the Glimmer Mist. However with the Grunge paper it proved to be a little to thick and started to buckle, she then had to take the laminator apart to rescue her grungepaper. She loved the 'folded up' effect of the grunge paper so much she used it as a decorative element of her layout.
The idea for this simple, grunge like, but elegant layout, came together as soon as Louise coupled the photo printed on acetate, onto to the plain background of the grungepaper. It required minimal embellishment as the greyness and the surface texture of the grunge paper with the photo, conveyed the message and intent of the layout perfectly for Louise.
Steph loved all the pretty colors and florals from the packaging of the Cath Kidston Bathroom Toiletries. She has used Rouge De Garance's Adele line, with its bright hues and bold florals. This line is perfect to mix and match patterns and shapes and compliments enlarged photo's with its wonderful rich palette.
Kathie thought these Perrier water bottles were the cutest thing she’d seen in a long while. She’s used the whimsical imagery as the basis for her layout. Starting with a background of BasicGrey Lemonade papers in the same yellow shades as the bottles, she’s borrowed from the rainbow effect in the central bottle and added a wash of pinks and purples across the top of the page.
The flowers on the bottles reminded Kathie of the flowers in the Sassafras Lass Sweet Marmalade line and she’s combined some flowers cut from the patterned paper, and some of Sassafras Lass’ hand made blossoms. The hand made blossoms are layered and finished with buttons, and were a simple way to add loads of dimension to the page. Sassafrass Lass Sweet Marmalade stickers and BasicGrey rhinestones are scattered amongst the other embellishments.
A strip of Hambly Mod Circles overlay and a couple of strips of patterned paper ground the layout and replicate the coloured strips at the base of the bottles and the little rows of circles surrounding the bottles.
The font used for the "Perrier" title on the bottles reminded Kathie of the Fashion Script alpha stickers by Pink Paislee, so she's used these for her title.
Diecut papers are a great way to add interest and mood, as you can see by this layout by Nic Howard. Softer shaped bracket and scalloped papers give a gentle feel, while this obviously zig zag shaped diecut paper by Collage Press gives a feeling of surprise. The diecut paper takes the stage for the majority of this layout, the only other small additions are some Hambly transparencies, Pink Paislee alphas and a few smaller bits and pieces. A great way to set the scene for a story!
If you want to spice up the boring square then look no further than die cut patterned paper. Normally overlooked or used cut down on many pages Jaimie has used die cut paper as her base and then cut the floral die cut sheet down to fit onto her background page. Sticking with the die cut style Jaimie has used a journal spot from the Madame Royale range and added layered chipboard tags, fabric flowers and a few brads and buttons for good measure. All perfect for her page.
happy new year from all of us at aussie scrap source!
we continue our ‘inspired by’ series this week with website designs and these fabulous examples of how you can find inspiration just about anywhere from Lou and Caz.
Louise confesses to being absolutely creatively smitten with the blog banner slide show that inspired this layout, from the blog of Jasmine Bailey-Barfuss, who is not only a scrapper but also artist and jewellery maker. The blog banner itself is slide show of 4 awesome images; that are simple in design, elegant with a contemporary edge, and totally luscious visual appeal.
Caz loved the large photo and circular tabs along the top of this screen shot that she came across while browsing the internet. She thought the design would be a great base to create a double page showcasing this crazy week full of dancing. Rather than use one large photo she merged 5 photos into one as they have a similar background. The circle tabs contain the dates and performances while the journaling underneath goes into more detail about who danced where and the placings that they came.