15 September 2012

September Pages 2 Scrap DT projects - Basic Grey Plumeria

Hello all, I wanted to share the layouts I have done this month for Pages 2 Scrap using the beautiful Plumeria collection from Basic Grey.

This collection is so soft and sweet with shades of lilac, apricot, aqua, mossy green and neutrals. I found it really versatile; I have done some girly layouts as well as two of my son, so it's not too pretty for a boyish layout. The co-ordinating buttons that came in my kit are gorgeous, I think I used all of them and will be buying some more from Pages 2 Scrap!

First up is quite a simple layout of my little pup Nyx. She is a 6 month old Aussie Bulldog and is so goofy. I have seen a lot of layouts using hexagons and wanted to use the honeycomb-like Moonstone paper to add some hexagonal elements. I've added some depth with some white ink on a piece of bubblewrap I used as a stamp.

I've used the floral cardstock stickers from my kit to frame the photo, and used some Thickers in addition to the Plumeria letters for the title.

My next layout uses the 'Grandma Jane' paper; this is a really soft and subtle polka-dot print that could be used for so many styles of layouts. I added a few messy strokes of purple paint to it first. I was going for a washed-out Instagram kind of effect with this photo of Tyler with a kangaroo, and found the 'Velvet Loom' paper worked well as a shabby distressed kind of base. I ripped it into strips and used my trusty Versacolour Bark ink that I use on everything to give it an aged effect, then added some of the cute cardstock stickers and some washi tape.

That little acrylic leaf in the corner is a bit of an old Christmas decoration and again I've used some of those beautiful sparkly buttons.

Next up - I like this layout because it looks so neat, and usually I have serious trouble being neat! The 'Dusk' paper has a lovely candy stripe pattern which reminded me of parties, and I wanted to use the lovely bright layered trim piece from my kit - the orange buttons and the wavy papers underneath them all come as one layered piece, making it so quick and easy to build up your layout.

I've made a string of flags from co-ordinating ribbons and the two little flags near the photo are just toothpicks and washi tape. The big floral cardstock sticker behind the photo made a perfect frame and I love the little stamp shaped stickers in the Plumeria collection as well.

Ok, next one! This page is quite busy, there is a lot going on, but think it still (hopefully?) works.   :)

Here I've used a photo of my Converse sneakers. I have had them for over ten years and still wear them pretty much every weekend. I have certainly got up to some interesting things in these shoes and they are still holding up even though I've been meaning to buy a new pair for ages!

I've used a piece of kraft card and trimmed it to a folder shape, and used one of the buttons from my kit and some string as an old-style file closure.

Inside there is a bunch of photos of me in my shoes over the years, and each is stapled to different notepapers, each with a bit of journalling.

I've used the reverse of the 'Grandma Jane' paper laid over a sheet of Crate Paper 'Wildberries' as the base and used a lot of the cardstock stickers from my kit, how cool are those huge roses! I've added some Kaisercraft rub-ons, some pink glimmermist and another of the fabulous layered trim pieces - this one had pleated netting in it, so I added a little more pink netting underneath the 'folder' to tie in with it. 

And... here's my last one! I have had an idea kicking around my head of a layout about Holly and her many hospital visits. For this I used the reverse of the Plumeria 'Dusk' paper and a piece of the 'Velvet Loom' paper to anchor the photo.

More cardstock stickers, buttons, her hospital bracelet and some Elastoplast bandaids make up most of the embellishment. I've also punched some 1 inch circles and journalled some (certainly not all!) of her mishaps! I've used the last one of those layered trims here too, cut in half this time, and some more hexagonal elements cut from the 'Moonstone' paper.

Look at that black eye. She's a rough nut, just like her dad!

Stay crafty everyone!

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