Friday, December 11, 2015

Designing with Basic Grey 'B Side'
by Tammy Klingner

Hi everyone, well can you believe it's Friday already?? 
 And nearly halfway through December? Aaaargh!
So I got to play with the goregeous Basic Grey Range....'B Side'.  This layout is so fun and bright, and very suitable for teens, full of blacks, teals, yellows and pinks.  I have lots of pages planned  for my teenage daughter, but first I thought I'd create a page using none of the pink - which opens up the range to so much more (not that you can't use pink on a boys page, right?).
For this layout, I spread a little gesso, this time just using my finger.  I then stamped randomly with a Kaisercraft background stamp - triangles. I then started layering my papers together - and of course a bit of what was on my desk made it onto the page too (My Minds Eye - My Story),
Simple Stories - DIY and Cocoa Vanilla - Hello Lovely.
I always keep my scraps on my desk from the last couple of layouts....and its amazing how many sneak their way onto my pages.  I find it really handy, plus I love mixing up ranges (might have something to do with my quilting background)!
Anyway, I've digressed......I took inspiration from the background stamp, and added some 2Crafty chipboard  (I love this triangle design - appearing on lots of my layouts recently) -  I covered the chipboard in paper from the range, and stuck them down in random clusters on the page.
And that's about it!
Products used:
Kaisercraft texture stamp - triangles
Basic Grey B Side Die Cuts
Basic Grey B side fold over Photo Frames
Basic Grey B Side Journal Cardstock Stickers
Basic Grey B Side Paper - Hey There
Basic Grey B Side Paper - Maybe
Basic Grey B Side Paper - Journal Cards
My Minds Eye My Story Heart Strings Paper
Simple Stories DIY Boutique Newspaper/yellow
Cocoa Vanilla Hello Lovely Lucky Dip Paper
2 Crafty Triangle Set
Black Ink
Mesh Tape


  1. Love this Tammy, very on trend. Ilove how you ix up your ranges.

  2. Funky layout Tammy, love the pops of colours, really striking layout and love the concentration of multiple embellishments around the photo, really draws your eye in.