Monday, September 25, 2023

Today with 49&Market Spectrum Gardenia by Fiona Johnstone

Hello everyone

Fitting timing for this layout of Floriade in Canberra last year as I have just come back from a quick visit to Floriade again! I've used the stunning 49&Market Spectrum Gardenia collection for this layout:


I love the rainbow of colours here in this background paper, so perfect for my Tulip pictures! I have mainly red in the photos, so have also used a strip of the red based paper along the bottom. 

For my embellishments I have used the ephemera bits and laser cut out butterflies to co-ordinate with the rainbow theme of the base paper - with a little black added in for balance!

Continuing the colour theme with the colour wheel tying in the colours, and having at least one butterfly to match each section - Red, Pink, Orange, Green, Blue and Purple. 

How perfect is the tulips ephemera piece for my page? I have finished off with the red tile Today from the ephemera pack and some cute Bubbles & Baubles

Thanks for visiting
See you next week

Products Used:

49&Market Spectrum Gardenia Collection Pack
49&Market Spectrum Gardenia Ephemera Bits
49&Market Spectrum Gardenia Laser Cut out Butterflies
49&Market Spectrum Gardenia Bubbles and Baubles

Monday, September 18, 2023

All Smiles with Echo Park Our Baby by Fiona Johnstone

Hello everyone

This week I am sharing a layout with Echo Park Our Baby Collection:

All Smiles

I've used similar colours to the patterned paper to create this background using a Vicki Boutin Stencil and some Distress Oxide Inks, I love the effect of the multi-colours - then added a few little splashes as well. I've used Rusty Hinge, Rustic Wilderness and Wild Honey. 

Next team up some paper layers for my photo set - a cute little photo strip of this smiley boy before adding some embellishments from the Echo Park chipboard and some older Simple Stories Stickers(Boho Baby). I've then added some cut film strips underneath my paper layers to follow the design of my photo strip. 

A 2Crafty chipboard title, perfect for this smiley child! I've inked it in Distress Oxide Rusty Hinge, same ink I used on the background. 

Thanks for visiting
See you next week

Products Used:

Echo Park Our Baby paper - 3x4 Journaling Cards
Echo Park Our Baby paper - You are Magic
Echo Park Our Baby paper - 6x4 Journaling
Echo Park Our Baby Chipboard Accent Stickers 
Vicki Boutin Color Study Stencil
2Crafty Chipboard Title - All Smiles
49&Market Acetate Film Strip - Toast
Distress Oxide Inks - Rusty Hinge
Distress Oxide Inks - Wild Honey
Distress Oxide Inks - Rustic Wilderness

Monday, September 11, 2023

Explore Nature with 49&Market Nature Study by Fiona Johnstone

Hello everyone

Another layout with the stunning Nature Study collection by 49&Market - I really love how perfect this collection is for all outdoorsy photos. I've used it to document a bush walk this week:


I've used a photo app to make a square photo with a few pics for an easy multi photo layout as I can scrap it as one photo! 

I've added some ephemera around my photo to frame it, cutting it to size and adding extra ephemera bits to cover any gaps. Then I've added a mix of ephemera and the Mushroom and Foliage pieces to my around my photos. 

Love the little sub quotes on the wood rounds, too cute! And of course butterflies! 

and my favourite item - these super cute postage stamps! Aren't they awesome? I have used them along the top right and bottom left sides of my layout - and have also added a few hidden under some layers. Super cute and add a fun little detail. 

Finally my title using a large chipboard title Explore from the Chipboard word set with a mini word "Nature" underneath

Thanks for visiting
See you next week

49&Market Nature Study Collection Pack 12x12
49&Market Nature Study Ephemera Bits
49&Market Nature Study Mushroom and Foliage
49&Market Nature Study Rub-ons Wings
49&Market Nature Study Postage Stamps
49&Market Nature Study Chipboard Word Set

Monday, September 4, 2023

Go Girl with Simple Stories Retro Summer by Fiona Johnstone

Hello everyone

Love this retro collection from Simple Stories that I'm sharing today - Retro Summer - the colours are so much fun!

Go Girl!

These papers might be summer themed but the retro vibe make them perfect for any time of the year! My great niece is wearing the cutest retro outfit so this collection was jut perfect! Love the sunburst paper and have used this as my base paper then layered up some of the co-ordinating papers to surround my photo. 

The cute chipboard pieces from the collection are the perfect touch as they add a little extra dimension to the page - love the mini title So Much Fun! And how cute are these other retro pieces?

Some cute flowers in co-ordinating pinks to finish off and some older Simple Stories thickers from the Kate and Ash range. 

Thanks for visiting
See you next week

Products Used:

Simple Stories Retro Summer paper - Fun in the Sun
Simple Stories Retro Summer paper - I Scream, You Scream
Simple Stories Retro Summer paper - Two Scoops
Simple Stories Retro Summer paper - Lazy Days
Simple Stories Retro Summer Chipboard Stickers 6x12
Little Birdie Agnes Celebrate Life flowers
Simple Stories Kate and Ash thickers