Friday, 29 August 2014

Poet Society Reveal

studio calico poet society kits are here! i got my kits later this month so i didn't have as much time to play with the kits as i wanted to. lucky for me, the kits are awesome and i manage to put together the layouts rather quickly! i scrap really slow, so 1 layout per day is considered an achievement for me! :) here's what i made this month!

how about? some milk?
(main kit only)

love this patterned paper by love life paper! i wanted to use this pretty paper as a background paper so i applied some gesso over some areas to tone down the design. Love that the gesso is not too thick and dries up with a translucent effect. i decided on the placement for my photo and cut out a few cards from the 'one way ticket' paper and used one for my journaling and others for layering. then i cut out some diamonds and triangles from one of the patterned paper and arrange them around my photo. to finish off, i splattered some mr huey mist, added some sequins and also used my craft knife to cut a little heart on the paper so that the backing paper peeks through...

this is how we do it!
(main kit only)

i got the inspiration for this layout from one of the cards on 'one way ticket' paper - a paper plane flying, leaving a heart shaped trail behind it. i painted a white card stock with blue and green watercolors as the background. then i used vellum paper to fold a little origami plane and hand stitched a trail. after i decided on the placement for my photos, i added the rub ons around the photos. love how well the rub ons work with the watercolors. lastly, i wanted to add some journaling, but didn't know where will be a good place so i decided to write my journal on the card that i used to layer my photo. i used a sticker from the labels set and used it to create a flap so i can flip my photo and reveal the journaling behind it.

nothing is too wonderful to be true
(main kit, dickinson, alcott, whitman)

love the soft pastel colors of the crate paper tags and chipboard included in add on 1 - dickinson! i knew i wanted to use these to document one of my favourite wedding photos.  i used one of the heart shaped digital stamps and created a background filled with hearts using the silhouette studio. using my trusty silhouette cameo, i cut the design and i used the negative cut as a base for my page. i backed the hearts with some patterned paper and page came together quite easily with all the goodies i had! i started layering them around the photo and the page was almost done. i also love the phase 'nothing is too wonderful to be true' from one of shimelle's paper in add on 2 - alcott and used it as my title.

today is the day
(main kit, dickinson, alcott, whitman))

made this layout to document ethan's 3rd birthday. love the floral wreath digital stamp that kim steward designed this month so i trace the design in silhouette studio and made it into a cut file. i always cut the die cuts with white card stock so i can add color to them when required. for this layout, i painted the cuts with watercolors. when i was working on the layout, i tried to trim my photo into the shape of the wreath, as i thought of it as a frame, but it didn't look as good as i thought it will be. hence, i left the photos in its original size - 3 X 3 inch square and just place the wreath over the photo. i think this worked better as it creates more layers and i love how the photo peek behind the wreath. next i layered my photo with some tags, vellum and patterned paper. i added the title and scattered some clear gems around the photos according to the color of the wreaths. as i do not have any yellow gems in the kits, i use some yellow mist to create ink splatters instead. then i added some stickers, label and date stamp. lastly, i trim my card stock a bit smaller and select a matching paper to back my layout. love how this technique always adds more color and layer to my page!

i hope you enjoyed the layouts i made for this reveal! if you are interested in finding out more about studio calico's scrapbook kit, click here

thank you so much for dropping by!


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