Saturday, March 12, 2016

Creative Inspiration - Bright Bold and Cheery

Hello all.

Still finding it hard to believe that it is March. I swear that it is actually January still. WHERE did the last few months go ??!!?? 

The crazy times have started for us here with Calisthenics Graceful practices underway well and truly, curriculum planning placement started and Calisthenics Graceful Girl Comps starting within the next few weeks. 

In the mad rush to be organised I have been busy taking some time to get creative with the latest kit that was sent to me by Leanne from Mad About Scrappin. I have saved this kit till last as I love this kit the most I think. The paper range is by Chickaniddy Crafts - 365.
I love how versatile the kit has been as you will see over the following weeks as I share what I have created. This week I have a fun layout that I have created using most of the paper from the range. 

Because of the brightness of the paper range I have gone with a black base. I really wanted to let the colours pop. What I also like about this paper range is the tabs at the bottom of the full sheets of paper that yo normally discard as they have the product details on them are actually double sided. One side has the details and one side is patterned. I have been able to use quite a few of the patterned tabs on my layouts. On this layout I have been able to use the yellow arrow strip to break up the black and white dotty paper from the base card stock. 

I wanted to be able to use quite a few of the patterns in this range so have opted for cutting strips and mixing up the patterns in a vertical pattern across my page. I have then accented each strip my drawing on each strip with a black journalling pen. I have also added in some hand stitching and dots with a silver gel pen to add some feature to the background. My photo was matted using the pick backing card from the embellishment pack in the kit.

I have cut some triangle from the paper range and added them to the black dotty paper for a bit of a different feel. Then because the paper is quite busy I have kept the embellishing of this layout rather simple. I have stuck with a matching paper strip layered with a journal spot and ticket stub with the heart flair from the kit. At the bottom of the layout I used another flair to finish off the layout. My photo had a quote on it so really didn't feel I wanted to add a title. 

I cannot wait to share with you the next layout.

Enjoy your weekend and find time to get creative.

TFL, M x

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