Hello everyone, Susan here. I am so excited to share my creations using the April kit featuring October Afternoon's Thrift Shop. This is one versatile kit. There are so many color combinations that can be achieved. I have had so much fun with it. I got my kit on Saturday and had 4 layouts completed by Sunday morning. I have more in the works (at least 3, maybe even more!) This kit just keeps on! Yeah, I did purchase ALL of the add-ons, but who could resist!!
It is great to scrap older photos because of the vintage vibe! For my first layout I went way back to when I was 4!!
I chose this photo of my brother and I on the beach in Grand Isle, LA. I blew it up to an 8x10. I wanted it to have lots of impact. The color combo I used here is one of my favorites-yellow, bird's egg blue, and red. It is a combination that pops! I used strips of paper on both sides of the photo. I inked everything with Tim Holtz Tea Dye distress ink. I also tucked a piece of the blue paper that I cut around the shapes to resemble scallops under the strips on the left side. I used the journal stickers off of the sticker add-on sheet down the bottom left side of the photo. For the cluster at the bottom right I layered a MME ticket, stickers from the OA sheet, a piece of the blue paper that I cut the entire floral piece from, a JB button threaded with the red twine and a butterfly punched from the red cardstock in the add-on. I added the title with the OA sticker letters at the top left along with another sticker and a butterfly.
For the second layout I have scrapped my sweet little girl when she was 3 at the beach in Gulf Shores, AL.
This one uses kraft cardstock as the base. I punched a few scalloped circles here and there and backed them with different OA papers. I created the scalloped edging with black cardstock and my apron lace punch. The cluster at the bottom left of the photo features one of the alphabet cards. To it I added a few stickers from the OA words sheet, red twine, some of the flowers, a JB button, and one of the K&Co frames that I cut apart and used around the edge of the alpha card. The title is from the flocked black add on sheet. I added a few stars from the sticker sheet just plopped down randomly. I drew lines and journaled directly on them. The blue cardstock that backs the photo helps it to pop off of the page.
Okay, for layout #3 I went back to my wedding day. This is me and my little cousin, Haley, before the start of the ceremony. "Little Haley" now has two children of her own, YIKES!
I used the OA pattern paper as a background here. Love this stuff!I layered three different papers in the center along with the photo. I also used the blue border sticker from the add-on sheet along with the floral one at the bottom. Cluster #1 at the bottom left of the photo used stickers form OA sheet, green twine, the GCD studios acetate lady, a ticket, decorative pins, a flower I made from the word paper, and a few initials. Cluster 2-The title with the black flocked letters, a round sticker from the add-on, a K&Co frame, and a piece of kraft left over from the "You" layout that I inked with faded denim distress ink. Cluster #3-top left-- a small piece of the blue border sticker, another piece of leftover kraft, and a word sticker.
Okay layout # 4 goes back to 1971. I love these photos with my two brothers.
"The Way We Were"
The background is green cardstock from the add-on. A wide strip of floral paper, a strip I used my large scallop punch on were placed slightly off-center. I matted the photos on black, added a pleated ribbon I used some of the blue stripe paper to make.Also contains some border stickers, a ticket.flowers, pins, and cut-outs from one of the papers. i used the small word stickers down the right side of the wide floral paper. My favorite element on this one is the kraft envelope. I attached it to the back with a glue runner and let the flap come over to the front. Inside is a journal card with all of my nostalgic memories about these pics! I used a JB button as the other side of the closure since the other is adhered to the back of the layout. I also inserted one of the shapes I cut from the paper. The title used ledger stickers and the multi-colored alphas that came in the kit.
See what I mean---VERSATILE! And wait until you see how completely different the other layouts I have in the works are! I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this kit! I hope you were able to get yours because they are now sold out!!( Just heard, Heather ordered some more, so hurry and go get yours!!) I hope I inspired you and I will be back with more because I intend to use this kit until there is not one scrap left, LOL!! Have a great Monday, Susan