I have recently acquired the new Prima "Sun Kiss"
range of patterned papers......even though I'm not a flowery, pretty
kind of scrapper, I just HAD to have this range of papers....I LOVE the
colours and the daisies...so delightful!
I've been asked a few times to do a tute showing how I layer so I've finally done one.
Hokey Pokey.....get ready to enter the Jess world of scrapping....
So because I really wanted to use this range of papers I chose a photo
to go with them, sometimes I choose the photo then the papers that go
with it. I'm not super fussy about colours in my photos matching colours
of my papers etc, I tend to go with the "feel" of things instead. There
isn't to much pre planning to my layouts...I just kind of go with the
So basically I chose the papers, chose the photo, picked some embellies
that I wanted to use and plonked it all on my desk. I'm a rather lazy
scrapper and won't use anything thats not within my reach......
I pretty much only use Kraft or White cardstock, with the occasional patterned paper as the background.
I used the coolio Crafter's Workshop "Burst" Template with a Adirondack Paint Dabber in "Pool" dabbed over the top.
I then went through the papers to see what ones I really liked, and what I'd like to use.
I cut the bottom strips off of "Nectar Fields" & "Sweet Tea",
I wasn't worried about being neat as I like the look of the uneven
strip. I then machine stitched these to the top and bottom edges of my
page. I then cut out the gorgeous daisies from the corners of the "Lemon Ginger" paper. I machine stitched these on to opposing corners of my page. I bent the non-stitched edges up so they weren't so flat.
Next I Layered 2 paper doilies and stuck them down in the centre of my page.
I cut a journalling block from the "Kindred Spirit" paper. I then filled a Mini Mister
with water and sprayed the journalling block on both sides with the
water. I then scrunched it up into a ball to make it all crinkly then
unscrunched it and dryed it with a heat tool. I machine stitched around
the border of it for some texture then stuck it on to the doily. I only
use a bit of tape when I stick things down as I don't want things to lie
flat, I like the edges to bend up a little.
I stained a manila tag with Distress Stain in "Mustard Seed"
then drew a border with a black pen around it, then layered it on to
the journalling block and doily. I painted a Scrapware ATC frame with
Distress Crackle Paint in "Broken China" and layered it on the tag, journalling block and doily. I cut the long side of a White Scalloped Edge Felt Frame and layered it on the journalling block and tag.
I machine stitched a border on one of my photos, then layered it on top
of 2 other photos. I pretty much always use three photos layered on top
of each other as I like the height and layered look to it. I always
stick my photos down with foam tape and only put the tape in the middle
of the photos so embellies can be tucked under later if I want. I gently
bent the corners of the photos, tag & journalling block up.
Now is when I start adding my embellies. First I play around with them
and figure out how I would like them to go, then I alter what I want to
alter, then I finally stick them down in layers.
I cut the large butterfly from the "Nectar Fields" paper and stuck it
down with foam tape to add height. I bent it's wings up for more height
and dimension. I glued a White Lilly on top of the butterfly filagree.
I grabbed some Black Lace
and tied a little bow and stuck it onto the felt border below the
crocheted flower. I then cut three different sized butterflies from the "Bliss"
paper. I also cut another journalling block from the "Kindred Spirit"
paper and trimmed it so it would tuck under the paper strip on the
bottom edge of the layout. I then attached the butterflies onto the
background and trimmed journalling block.
I decided I needed to add another something sooooooo I cut 2 more wonky
paper strips and tucked them under the bottom and top strips on the
edges of the layout. I also stapled one of the butterflies in the
middle. I added another trimmed journalling block to the top right hand
corner as well.
This angel, carrying a tambourine and clad in finely crafted robes, helps us to channel our life force into creative acts which bring music, colour and form into our existence. It blesses us to be abundantly creative in everything we do.