Cannot believe it is the end of February almost!!
I have been lucky enough to be able to play with the Shine-Bright collection of papers this month.
When I first saw the paper, I was a bit dubious about the bright yellow of the collection. ( Yellow is not my go to colour by any stretch of the imagination) Therefore, I was pleasantly surprised at how easily these pages came together, and also the punch that lovely bright yellow gives to the pages.
I was working mainly with the 6x6 pad, which worked well with the designs of my layouts.
Every year, I take a photo of my daughter after her first ski for the season. Loved the yellow elements which matched well with the lifejacket, and complementary with the blue water.
I used a mask and texture paste to create a background initially, then added some spray ink and splattered acrylic ink, before adding the papers and die cuts to the background.
( The die cut actually reads "SHE believed SHE could......" and obviously this was not going to work. I used my sharpie to black out the "S" to create a more appropriate quote)
Also lots of texture paste through a bubble mask, and black ink through a ledger stencil, to add dimension to the background.
The other collection I was lucky enough to play with was the Betsys Couture designed of course, for our very own Miss Betsy!!
I found this paper was perfect for heritage style photos. I layered the papers to make a photo mat, and used a mask to add some texture in the upper half of the layout.
For something a little different, I added texture paste to the brown cardstock, then used distress inks to rub over the top to colour it a little. I used several different shades to do this.
This page is also a little different, in that the page mat flips up to show another layer underneath, and a wee envelope to hide extra photos/memorabilia in.
See you next time with some more new releases from Kaiser soom!