Blessed | Pink Paislee.

Hello friends! It’s Kylie back with you today and I’m sharing a brand new layout I have been working on. I instantly fell in love with one of Paige Evans’ cut files recently- the Flower Frame cut file and I knew straight away I wanted to use her new ‘Truly Grateful’ collection. The circle that features in the centre of the cut file was an area where I wanted to incorporate my photo and I was able to bring loads of colour into my design thanks to the gorgeous array of papers and die cuts.

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It took me a while to finally choose a background paper and I actually went ahead and backed my frame first before selecting my page.In the end I really loved paper 10 to which I added some white Gesso to with a palette knife just to soften it a little.You will see I haven’t taken it right to the edges. I also added some small tears to the top and bottom edge and added a strip of paper 19 behind it.

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Once the Gesso was dry completely, I adhered my cut file to the page using double sided tape. Around the edges where the finer detailed leaves are I went around and adhered some down with my fine tip glue bottle.Some of them I actually left as I thought it was a nice effect to have some lifted up from the page.

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I saved the inner circle when my cut file was cut out from the white cardstock to use as a template for cutting my photo out. I very carefully traced around it first prior to cutting and I then distressed the edges a little. For some extra texture and detail, I then machine stitched around the edge of my photo before adhering in the centre with foam tape. I really wanted my photo to sit up higher than the background so I could tuck some extra die cuts etc in underneath. It also helps to draw your eye to the photo when it sits higher.

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One of my most favourite items in this collection would be the word stickers. I added 4 different words around my photo using the outer edge as a guide for placement.Then I began adding lots of floral die cuts in and around my photo.I used foam tape on some so that they sat up with dimension. I also fussy cut some Butterfly’s and some leaves from paper 05.

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Once completed I love all the layers that feature around my photo, yet the background isn’t lost with its beautiful rainbow of colour.

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Thanks so much for stopping by the blog today! I hope you have enjoyed seeing my latest layout and it inspires you a little with your next project!

Kylie. xo

So Magical layout | Hip Kit Club.

Hello friends, I’m with you all today sharing a new layout I have created for the Hip Kit Club. My assignment for today’s creation was to include some punches, fussy cutting as well as use the September Mood Board, (created by the lovely Elsie Robinson) as inspiration.

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What really appealed to me from this mood board were the flowers, the colour palette and the cotton threads. I knew I wanted to incorporate these elements into my page design. I have used the August 2019 Main Kit, as well as items from the Pocket Life Kit, Embellishment Kit and the Cardstock Kit.

I decided to use a white background since I knew there would be lots of colour. A Hexagon punch from my stash was used for creating my background. I really love creating backgrounds using different shapes and am amazed how effective it looks for such a simple technique.I chose to use paper 14 of the Truly Grateful collection from the Main Kit as it had lots of lovely, colourful squares to punch. I distressed the edges a little of each hexagon before adhering them to my page with foam tape.This is so they sat up a little from the background, giving a nice dimension.

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Two “groups” of hexagons were added to the top and lower side of my page and I adhered two square photos at opposite angles over the top.

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Using the lovely ‘Truly Grateful’ die cuts from the embellishment kit, I layered many of them around my photos and throughout the centre of my background. Some were added with foam tape to help build dimension and interest. For my titles I carefully fussy cut some letters from paper 13 of the Truly Grateful collection in the Main Kit.There were already some fab words to choose from but I decided to created my own titles.

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I couldn’t help myself and had to add some lovely clusters of cotton from my stash amongst the die cuts.

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Once completed I was really happy with how all the various layers came together…

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Thanks for stopping by today! I hope you have enjoyed seeing my latest layout. Don’t forget to check out all the wonderful kits via the Hip Kit Club website.

Until next time, Kylie.

Captured | Cocoa Vanilla Studio.

Hello friends! I am SO excited to be sharing my latest layout featuring the brand new ‘Unforgettable’ collection by Cocoa Vanilla Studio.  I am so in love with this latest range with its pretty colour palette and various paper designs. Like all Cocoa Vanilla collections it is so easy to create with and my layout today features lots of textured paper overlays and paper flowers, YAY! (I know….. it’s Kylie…..so no surprises there!)

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I selected the papers STORYTELLER and NATURAL BEAUTY for my background.The polka dots of STORYTELLER jumped out at me right away and I love the wood grain print of NATURAL BEAUTY.I tore a generous strip of NATURAL BEAUTY and adhered it down to the top portion of my page, distressing the edges a little for texture. I also added a small strip to the top and bottom of it using SPRIGHTLY. I thought the watercolour floral print was perfect for my floral theme.Before I started adding anything else to my page I used some gold paint from my stash to add some splatters to the background.

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I have used the flower cut file many times before.It is a firm favourite of mine designed by Paige Evans. All of the 5 layered flowers were cut from the UNSCRIPTED,SPRIGHTLY and LACEWING papers.I curled the edges up a little as I glued each layer down and finished each of them centred with some of the enamel dots. The leaves were cut from the GARLAND paper.

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I wanted the flowers to look like they were flowing across the diagonal of my page so I adhered my photo in place and then added the flowers with glue in alternating colours and sizes.All whilst trying to maintain an even balance.

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I usually always add in the leaves last. They are great for poking into any open gaps on your page and again for maintaining balance around the photo.I also used some of the leaf die cuts with the green ones I had cut earlier. I layered some cotton from my craft stash underneath some of the Butterfly die cuts as well.This just added a lovely extra texture to my overall completed layout.

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My title was selected from the foam title stickers. I really loved the boldness of the black on my background page. The cute pink bow from the embellishment pack was far too cute not to use also!

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I also added some sub titles from the stickers and die cuts.

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Thanks for stopping by today. I hope you have enjoyed seeing my latest layout.

Until next time,

Kylie xo

Grateful Layout | Pink Paislee.

Hello friends! Today I’m sharing a brand new layout I have completed with the stunning new ‘Truly Grateful’ collection, designed by Paige Evans with Pink Paislee. There is so much colour in this gorgeous range and I dived straight into my layout using papers 2 and 3 for my background. I totally loved the lime and pink tones, I thought they would work well together.

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I really wanted to add some bright bursts of colour into my layout so I decided to fussy cut some leaves from paper 10.Once I got going I ended up fussy cutting the WHOLE sheet and I’m so glad I did as I was able to layer lots of leaves over each other in two fun border strips. I kept the tonings of the leaves together so that it looked like a slow progression of colour change along each row. Some of the leaves I adhered flat to my layout and other I used foam tape. This gave a nice change of dimension to my layout and added some texture.

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Once my leaves were in place I decided the background was looking a little too solid so I tore some strips from both the top and lower edges away and added a small textured piece of paper 17.  I distressed the edges a little more which gave more texture and balance to the overall layout.

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The ‘Grateful’ sticker was added as a title from the puffy accent stickers, but I also added some ‘sub-titles’ from the die cut pack amongst the leaves. I kept the colour of the titles with the corresponding leaf tones so that they blended in nicely. I really loved the Butterfly die cuts too so I adhered them to my layout with some soft pink cotton from my craft stash underneath them. This just added even more texture and interest.

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To balance my layout a little more, I added in some journal strips below one of my sub-titles.Since I’m not a huge fan of my handwriting I always like to add these by typing and then printing them out.

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Once completed I loved the rainbow of colour in my layout!

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I also filmed a short video of how it all came together. You can see it HERE. Thanks for stopping by today!

Kylie.

So Loved | Hip Kit Club.

Hello lovelies. Today I am sharing my first layout completed for the Hip Kit Club. I’m using both the August 2019 Main kit as well as the August 2019 Card Stock kit. My assignment for today was to create a ‘Fall’ themed layout featuring the cute frames in the die cut pack from Pretty Little Studio.

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There was lots of gorgeous elements from Paige Evans’s ‘Truly Grateful’ collection included in the main kit which were perfect for incorporating a Fall theme.I selected some gold metallic frames and was originally going to back them with various papers but changed my mind when I saw how pretty they were on a plain white background. The colours really popped so I decided to use them as a background for my photo.

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I kept the design quite simple and fussy cut some zig zag borders from one of the papers to add to the side of my white background. Some cotton from my craft stash was added in behind one of the cute button flairs.

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To finish my layout I added a small amount of ink in splatters to break up the white space a little.Here is a short process video I filmed so you can see exactly how my layout came together. You can see it on my YouTube channel  HERE.

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Thanks for stopping by today!

Kylie.

You Make Me Happy layout | Pink Paislee.

Hello there! It’s Kylie back with you today to share another layout I have created with the Indigo & Ivy collection by Pink Paislee. If you know me, then you know how much I adore flowers and creating them. So for today’s layout… You guessed it. More flowers!

I had a photo of my daughter wearing her French T-Shirt from a recent holiday. I had already added this photo to her mini album but decided I wanted to re-scrap it onto a 12×12 layout. I also wanted the overall layout to have a shabby chic vibe to it.

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For my background page I chose the beautiful Paper 08 (pink side) and I added some torn strips of the reverse side as well as Paper 09 to both the top and bottom edge. I curled the edges a little more once adhered into place to make the extra shabby.

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Using Papers 02, 07, and 12 I cut some beautiful flowers and leaves using Paige Evans’ Layered Flower cut file. I resized some to be smaller and curled each petal up a little before stacking together. It’s not the first time I have used these flowers, they are a firm favourite of mine! They were clustered together at the base of my page and I added the leaves to any space that I felt needed balance.

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I backed my photo with some tissue paper as well as a few of the die cuts, layered randomly. Using some foam backing I adhered it to my page so that it was nestled amongst my blooms. Some of the chipboard phrases were also added to form my title.

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To balance my page I added another cluster of blooms and leaves to the top side of my layout. I added one of the tags from the sticker sheet to the underside of the flowers with a sub-title also created from the sticker sheet.

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With my layout almost complete, I decided to add some shadowing behind some of the flowers. This was done by adding blue watercolour paint randomly around each cluster, finished with some un-diluted droplets for effect.

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Once completed my layout had a lovely texture and dimension.

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Thanks for stopping by today!

Kylie.

So Lovely | Cocoa Vanilla Studio.

Hello there! Today I’m sharing a brand new layout I have just completed featuring the “Happiness” collection from Cocoa Vanilla Studio. Sometimes I get Scrappers block when it comes to working and bringing a layout together. I think it happens to all of us at some point. That’s where using a sketch design becomes so helpful.For my layout today I am using a sketch design by Page Maps. You can find a whole bunch of page sketches via their website.The one I am using today is from the archives, October 2018.

I must admit, when using a page sketch I am sometimes a little bit of a rebel. I like to mix it up a little, bringing elements of the sketch into my layout and add my own touches.

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I decided to use a white background for my layout and trimmed 3 cm off each edge before adhering to the lovely MEADOW paper. Instead of white thread, I machine stitched my circle and border in a light pink cotton.This made it stand out a little more from the background. A small plate was used to trace around to give me a template for my circle. I then stitched around it 3 or 4 times so it had a lovely thick edge.

I really loved the scalloped border used in the sketch so I cut 2 from a cut file from the Silhouette Design Store and added them to the top and underside of my page.

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My photo was printed a little smaller so that it fitted nicely for my circle. I printed it twice and have layered both together, backed with some tissue paper from my craft stash. The floral die cuts from the Happiness collection are so gorgeous and I have layered them around my photos keeping them well balanced.

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In keeping with the sketch theme I borrowed a mason jar die cut from the ‘Midnight’ collection to add into my layout. It too was centred with floral blooms for balance. I’ve layered some with foam tape so that it gives the overall appearance balance.The adhesive sticker sheet was perfect for adding in some of the typed sentiments as a sub title.

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To complete my layout I added some watercolour splatters and a large title with the phrase die cuts. I was nearly finished at this stage but decided to add some punched flowers.These are quite small but I scattered them randomly around my layout.

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Thanks for stopping by the blog today. I hope you enjoyed seeing my latest layout.

Happy Crafting!

Kylie xo