Georgia combined paper from Crate Paper's Random range with embellishments from the Farmhouse range. The ranges compliment each other perfectly and look fabulous together. This layout is a perfect example of how a range with a strong theme can be used for just about any sort of project. The papers and embellishments of the Farmhouse range largely have to do with have cooking and fresh produce and yet Georgia has used them to create a fun and funky layout about herself.
Georgia has backed the two chipboard frames with lined paper from her daughter's exercise book, placing a layer of foam tape between them to give them some added dimension. She has used more foam tape to raise the rest of the embellishments at various heights to make them really leap off the page. The ink splatters and pieces of kitchen string give Georgia's otherwise clean layout a bit of a messy feel.
Christmas photos tend to be very busy and Kim has dealt with that well by using a single quite neutral paper from the Crate Paper Peppermint range and then finishing the layout with clusters of chipboard and sticker embellishments. To give the hanging ornaments a more realistic look, Kim has added twine hanging down from the top of the page and tucking it under the ornament.
Danielle created this eye catching page using Crate Paper’s Portrait range and turned it into something uniquely hers. The 'Something Blue' patterned paper formed the background for her own hand drawn vinyl design, which was easily transferred using the Silhouette's transfer paper technique. She added Crate’s chipboard accents and eclectic buttons to finish off this keepsake page of their travels.
Nicole Nowosad has created this absolutely stunning project using Crate Paper's Random range. Nicole has combined the chipboard elements with the sticker sheet containing he same designs to fabulous effect. The little details such as the stitching over the title, the white paint and the string around the photo give the whole layout a really fun, quirky look.
Stila has created a beautiful, fresh page using Crate Paper's Emma's Shoppe range. The simple grid design of the photos on the bright, cheerful background is lovely and offset perfectly by the fun little embellishments scattered around the page.
Geralyn has done an amazing job using the Random range for this layout. We loved how she has fussy cut the pink flowers and layered them around the bottom and right of her photo. Geralyn has also created an eye catching cluster to the top right of her photo by layering die cuts, patterned paper and dimensional stickers.
Finally, Geralyn has also used the Farmhouse collection to scrap a pending arrival of a baby - what a great use for this range and Geralyn has done it beautifully. We loved how she created the clsuter of embellishments next to the photo and then how the little butterfly and its trail leads our eye from the photo to the title.
Every year colour experts Pantone nominate a colour of the year, and 2012 has been declared the year of Tangerine Tango. It’s a gorgeous reddish-orange, but we’ve spotted this trend and there’s all shades of orange everywhere.
Check out these wonderful samples from our Design Team and beyond. Speaking of design teams though, we’re thrilled to announce a new member of the Aussie Scrap Source team – Jilly Van Iparen! We’re delighted to have her aboard and love the additional mixed media element that she brings to the team. She starts our exploration of tones of orange with this breathtaking mini album.
Georgia and her husband spent three weeks in Italy earlier this year and she still has a mountain of layouts she'd like to scrap. She decided to use October Afternoon's Boarding Pass range as suits both her scrapping style and her subject perfectly. The focus of the layout is a photo of her husband Bill so Georgia chose the more masculine papers and added a lot of inking and distressing to the page.
October Afternoon have done it again with another beautiful range perfect for scrapping a large variety of topics. Kim has chosen to document some day trips with family using the Sidewalks range. The background was simply, but effectively, created by painting a frame around where the patterned paper block would be placed and the spraying it with white mist to soften the effect.
Jaime Warren has used the Sidewalks range from October Afternoon beautifully in this layout. I love Jaime's style of random little clusters of patterned paper and embellishments. I particularly like how she used the Little Flyers from October Afternoon to create the banners under the photos. Thanks for sharing this beautiful layout with us Jaime.
Finally, check out this cute layout from Marcy Penner on the October Afternoon design team. She has devised an inspired pie chart detailing how her family spent their time on their last holiday. You can see a tutorial for this layout here.
The Memory Works Baby Steps range proved irresistible for Janine! She loved the hues of green, brown, yellow, blue and pink to compliment her cute baby photo of her 5th child. The muted and distressed effect on the pages is a perfect fit for her style and she concentrated on the yellow, green and blue for this adorable baby boy page. This range is fabulous for recording your baby month by month as there are gorgeous blocks in the paper dedicated to the first 12 months of a baby's life.
Janine added further distressing to her page by using the new Prima Distress Tool by Ingvild Bolme, to not only distress her paper edges but also add distressing to the edges of her photograph to keep it all in a shabby distressed theme. She finished off the page with cute stickers from the range, the balloon and the title and pop dotted them up for added dimension on the page.
Louise W used a plain kraft card base for this Christmas layout using the Simple Stories kit. She combined diecut stickers with patterned papers and used foam tape and dimensional paint to add detail. To create the icicles she ran a hot glue gun across a teflon sheet and created the icicle shapes before allowing the glue to set before removing and detailing with glitter.
Louise adored this layout form Kristine Davidson using the Simple Stories 100 Days of Summer range from Memory Works. The subtle black outlining around all the elements and dimension of the layering attracts your eye but stops the patterns and colours from being overwhelming.
The Year-O-Graphy range from Simple Stories was perfect for this lovely layout from Nicole Doiron. The stitching and colours work together to add a homespun charm that is accentuated with soft punched borders and sweet chipboard touches. The kite adds a whimsical touch and is finished beautifully with a hint of bakers twine.
We’re starting off the new design/school year with a new card series here on the Aussie blog, called 10 Reasons to Send a Card, and each week we look at one of those reasons! February is of course the month of love and tomorrow is Valentine’s Day so it’s only fitting that we start with Valentines cards.
Tattered Angels introduces a brand new product in this release, because apparently we don’t always want glimmer in our mists! Plain Jane is their fabulous new product that contains the same pure vibrant colours as all Tattered Angels products, but without the sparkle.
Baseboard is opaque and intense, like Chalkboard with the glimmer.
Simply Sheer is a new range that, like Glimmer Mist starts off translucent and can build in intensity the more layers you spray, but like the baseboard, is pure colour with out the glimmer.
And then the Plain Jane Stained Glass is again the non-glimmery Glaze and the first release comes in these intensely beautiful colours.
And now back to our regular Glimmer-filled products! There’s some beautiful and exciting new shades this season..
We have added yet another fabulous company to our suppliers list as a result of this CHA and that is Canvas Corp. Their products run from stretched canvases, to fabric swatches to gorgeous patterned and textured papers.
We’re thrilled to announce that at CHA last month we were appointed as distributors for Bella Blvd. As you can see from their releases below they have clean, bright designs and innovative embellishments and we’re excited about bringing their products to you!
Hambly says this is their biggest release yet, and with chevrons, hot air balloons, clouds and honeycomb designs, they are right on trend for this season. Fabulous new designs and a gorgeous gelato colour palette.