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Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Sweet & Sassy!

Today I have two layouts to share, using the same collection, with just a little different twist on each of the pages.  Every year there is at least one or two collections that come out at CHA, that make me think, "I must have all of this one!".  The Neapolitan line from Dear Lizzy was one of those lines this year!  The colors and patterns are really amazing and from the chipboard embellishments/titles to the vellum/ruffled papers, you really can't go wrong with this one.  The colors in this line are a little more on the pastel side, but have a tad more saturation than your normal pastels.  Just enough to umph them up!

Since I had a lot of the papers from this line and Christy let me play with some of the chipboard shapes and the garland titles, I wanted to create two layouts with the same products, but with a little different look and feel on each.

For my first layout, "For the Love of Dance", I chose to keep the look softer and cleaner...sweet if you will.  

These photos of our daughter were taken after her dress rehearsal and they were two of my favorites from the day.  I really wanted the focus to be on the photos.  Pairing the black and white photos with the soft colors in this line, really make them pop on my page.  I also didn't want to over-embellish or have a lot of 3D elements on my page.  There are several papers in this line that are really great for fussy cutting.  I cut several elements from one of these papers and used them to create a free form grid around my photos.  And I even created a little pocket for my journaling, with one of the fussy cut pieces.  I mixed in some die cut words and Thickers with the garland title and then finished off the page by adding several of the chipboard shapes.  I also thought it would be cute to add two little clouds that were fussy cut from the vellum paper.  One of the quickest ways to adhere vellum is by stapling.  It adds a little more texture to your page and just a touch of whimsy!

On this second page, I got a little more messy.  Christy, pretty much has Scrapbook heaven in the store right now, because it is packed with so many American Crafts products!!  One of which, being the completely awesome Mister Huey's Circle Mask from Studio Calico.  I actually bought this for myself and knew I had to try it on this layout.

I placed the mask on my paper, where it would be positioned mostly behind my main photo.  Then I used some of the Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist ( Polka Dot Pink) over the mask and my page.  Once the mist dried, I added my photos and the title.  I used another Mister Huey's Mask in a different way for the title.  I took the large ampersand and traced it and then cut it out.  I outlined the ampersand with a fine point brown Zig pen and placed it behind the garland title.  To finish off the title, I used a mix of Thickers and sticker letters.  I also used more of the vellum paper on this layout, and used it as a strip across the top of my page.  And to give it a little more dimension, I added one of the clouds from the chipboard pack.

I hope you have enjoyed my little post on using collections in two different ways.  So don't worry about losing control and buying too much of one line...there are lots of great ways to get layouts from the same products, but have a totally different look and feel to those layouts!  And Christy has everything you need in the store, to create the looks I shared on my layouts today!

Products Used:

Patterned Paper, Chipboard Shapes, Garland Titles, Letter Stickers:  Dear Lizzy/American Crafts; Thickers:  American Crafts; Mister Huey's Mask:  Studio Calico; Spray Mist:  Tattered Angels; Baker's Twine:  The Twinery


:Jayne said...

Beautiful Layouts! I will check out those masks next time I'm in Scraphappy!

RitaZ said...

Too Cute!!!

Desire Fourie said...

These are beautiful and so creative. Love everything about them.
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Colleen said...

Lovely Ashley!