Friday, March 15, 2013
Hello there! All this week, Helmar has been partnering with Pink Paislee. I got to work with the "Portfolio" collection, and I loved it!
The "Portfolio" collection is hip & trendy and it's perfect for 'everyday' pictures. The 'polaroid' frames are fun, and easy to work with - a little Professional Acid Free glue, and you're good to go.
There are lots of fun die-cut shapes in this collection. I layered a few with Zap Dots to make 3D embellishments:
Naturally, I glued all the papers, and die-cut tags with Professional Acid Free glue, and 450 Quick Dry works a treat with wood embellishments.
For tiny little embellishments like these wooden stars, I like to grab them with tweezers and dip the back into 450 Quick Dry. It's easier than trying to apply the bottle tip to the embellishment.
ink - Ranger Distree
wood pieces - Studio Calico
marker - Faber-Castell PITT pen
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Well, HELLO THERE! Remember me? Sorry about the bloggin hiatus - it was necessary. I'm glad you're still here. :)
I want to share an Easter layout featuring Authentique's "Hope" collection. One of the things I love about this Easter collection is that is it very well suited to 'boy' pages - something that you don't often find in Easter papers.
I fussy cut some egg motifs from one of the papers (and die cut some spring branches) to add as embellishments. A little foam adhesive (Helmar Zap Dots) makes the eggs stand out.
I folded some May Arts ribbon and tucked it under the edges of some of the paper layers for a little added texture. Even though the arrow sticker is self-adhesive, I added some foam dots to the back to make it 'pop' - which is a great way to make a simple sticker standout from the background.
These kraft flag pins from Maya Road are the perfect color as-is for this collection.
I've used this trick before (and I'll use it again) because it's so effective with multi-patterned layouts: I placed my title stickers on a neutral piece of the patterned paper, cut around the whole title, then adhered with foam dots. This makes it stand out a bit, and makes it easier to read.
PP, stickers, letters - Authentique "Hope" collection
Maya Road flag pins
May Arts ribbon
Helmar 450 Quick Dry, Helmar Professional Acid Free glue, Helmar Zap Dots
wood bird - Prima