Before becoming an Urban Girl, my scrapping was ok, but lacked pizzaz.
But being part of a creative team means I’ve learned so much about product and technique. I now know ‘just-enough’ to be dangerous in my craftroom, LOL. This week I flirted with
danger Prima’s, ‘Wild & Free’ collection.
This pretty collection features copper gilded designer papers filled with raspberry, ecru and charcoal images that feel so dreamy to me. Think of roses and star-dust. It’s all positively luscious! Stop by my Pinterest Board for all the magic and more inspirations with this beautiful collection.
As usual, I choose to feature my photo’s in a collage of elements and textures. I popped up layers of the tag sheet with a couple of large flowers over bands cut from the designer paper.
The honeycomb layer between my vignette and background is actually a Architectural Mask by 7 Gypsies. Remember the Gypsies? They’re back with a line of shabby vintage paper and ephemera that works easily into your projects. These masks can be used as I have here, or as a mask to paint and ink through. Visit the link to see all their amazing goodies!
I used pieces of one mask through-out my design and loved that I could lift and move it around easily until I found the perfect spot.
With beautiful copper foiled elements on the designer paper, I decided to incorporate that into my background too. The polka-dot background is actually a copper foiled vellum over raspberry cardstock! Printed vellums really add a POW to you project so easily. I just stapled the four corners with my Tim Holtz – Tiny Attacher. The staples are so so small and easily hidden in your design.
Here’s another easy way to feature both sides of a designer paper you love. I cut a band of paper 1 inch wide and cut that into 1.5 inch pieces. I then assembled them into a chevron strip across my layout. I like how it brings your eye over to my photo collage.
I like to tuck bits of this and that together in the corners to help bring the eye all around my layout. Here’s a much smaller collage made up of Washi Tape, sequins, Prills, crinkle wire and a remnant from the designer paper. To me, they’re like teeny-tiny mixed media creations of all the pretty things I have on hand. Go for the gusto and see what transpires!
I’ve shared this little tip before, but it’s so gosh-darn easy, it warrants a repeat! The random shimmer around the edge of my layout was made by rubbing a tad of glue stick on the edge, then burnishing Minc foil over that. Easy-Breezy-Oh-My-Louise-E. Thanks again to our instructor extraordinaire, Elaine T, for showing me. Minc Foil & Glue Stick, done!
I hope I’ve shared some techniques you can try too!
I’m Kelly, from the Korner for
The Urban Scrapbook