When thinking of metals, Kathie tends to conjure up images of rich, masculine pages. But they look great with pretty feminine pastels too. This page documents a year’s worth of Facebook status updates. Kathie was amazed at the story they told when she printed them all out. She’s printed out the phrases onto neutral paper and collaged them into the background of the page.
A 7gypsies metal page edge at the base of the layout lends the page a solid base and provides depth of colour. These page edges are extremely easy to use and can be bent with your fingers, and cut with scissors. Kathie has hung a metal key from a pretty piece of sheer ribbon next to her photo. Finally, she’s used metal wire to thread sweet pink and clear beads across the layout at various points.
Suz has used an eclectic blend of metals in this layout, full of little details you may not notice at first glance. She has used the same 7Gypsies scalloped page edge as Kathie, though she has used it to ‘crown’ her photo, and has added further colour and texture to it by punching an eyelet through each ‘scallop’. A Tim Holtz Philosophy tag ‘Listen’ provides the perfect opening to Suz’s plea to her local ice cream van. Her journalling, for those who enjoy the stories, is printed simply on co-ordinating BasicGrey Kioshi papers and reads “Please stop coming around so late on a Thursday night. Some time Saturday afternoon would be lovely and i’d be nearly happy to pay your $7.00 for two cones. But all sugared up that late on a school night is just wrong, and i’m tired of being the bad guy who says NO all the time. Regards, their loving mum. March 2010.’
On the left hand side Suz has made use of TPC Studio’s gorgeous Framed Domed Stickers. These have metal backs and clear epoxy domes so that you can customise them to work with your layout, adding patterned paper, photos or even whole little vignettes inside one. Suz has turned one into a stylised clock to reinforce the theme of her layout.