Fairy Belle Layout 2

I’ve been holding on to this layout for several months now. Poor thing – languishing away in the corner unloved. Now that Mary is back from her exciting overseas journey and has settled back into mudane Australian life, I can share it with you.

Fairy Belle – by Prima – is a range that I consider to be sadly under-recognised. There are few layouts out there that I think do justice to this range – though I have seen some lovely OTP’s that use it. Which is rather sad, when you consider how pretty it is.

The colours range from neutral greys, creams and browns, through to soft pinks and baby blues. There are plenty of flowers, some dragon-/butterflies, and the odd doily pattern or two – but the dominant theme is the ballerina/fairies that are the feature of most of the ‘A’ sides of the papers.

Having a large ‘focus’ item in a paper pattern can be daunting and often scrappers are reluctant to use the paper, because they don’t want to ‘spoil’ it. The trick to using papers such as this though,  is to ignore the placement of the ‘fairies’ and to cut them out to use wherever you want them. With this in mind, I created two layouts that have the fairy as a focal point – but used outside of their original position on the paper. For further interest, although I have used papers with similar colouring – the scrapping styles are very different.

She…, is the first of the two layouts and has a very structured design. The base paper for the layout is the reverse side of La Ronde. Over this I popped a section of brown cardstock and then a cut down piece of Marcelle, making a feature of the gorgeous flower/dragonfly corner. To provide a little contrast, I’ve finished off the edges of these papers in a variety of ways, alternating between inking and distressing.

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Here’s a close-up of that gorgeous patterned paper. In some ways, the entire layout has been created to focus on two strips of this Marcelle paper – this corner and another piece left over from trimming this first bit. The ‘she’ which forms the first part of the title is a stamp applied to a scrap of La Spa.  The delicate butterfly is one of the Martha Stewart punches Mary got in awhile back.

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Off-centre to the photo is a piece of what is my favourite paper in this range – the stunning (and very pink) La Spa. It’s almost too pretty a paper to cut up. In the corner of this paper is an Antique Bronze filigree corner I’ve had in my stash for awhile. The chipboard frame is the Baroque Frame (oos) by Dusty Attic. The finish you can see on it is a simply stunning embossing powder I’ve had hiding in my stash.

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The bottom half of the layout has been designed around the other strip of Marcelle paper, which has this very pretty rosebud on one end. Sections of pattern that are not very interesting are tucked under the photo – but the very pretty ends of the strip are left visible. Inking the edges a dark, contrasting colour (brown) allows this piece to stand out from the rest of the layout and focus attention on the paper designs.

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Intertwined around the chipboard frame is the very pretty Pixie Vine (oos) from Prima. Here and there I added some pretty flowers sent to me by the lovely Maggie, one of our forum regular’s. The fairy ballerina was cut out from the La Spa paper and carefully tucked into the flower vine/chipboard frame.

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In the bottom right-hand corner of the layout, I added a collection of small, pretty items – there were a couple of leaves and roses from the Charme’ Pack (oos); half a Bronze Filigree flower; a Bronze Ballet dress/shoes charm; a glass cabochon I’d made myself from a bit of  La Spa paper; and several cut up bits from the Fairy Belle pearl/rhinestone flourish. The larger flower to the left of the image is one of the Vinetta flowers released with this range. I swapped the pearl in the centre for another glass cabochon. For the life of me I cannot remember who made the alphas – they’ve been in my stash for a very long time. I simply inked them a dark brown so that they would stand out from the rest of the layout.

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The left side of the chipboard frame was positioned carefully to focus attention on the lovely rosebud next to it. I think the greys, pinks, creams and darker browns here work really well together.

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This image gives you a close-up of the stunning finish to the Stampendous Embossing Enamel I used with the chipboard frame – it’s just so pretty.

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Sadly, after a number of wonderful years, the demands of her other business mean that Mary will be closing Ideal Papercraft soon  – so run in and grab some Fairy Belle for yourself and some other wonderful bargains in her closing down sale. You won’t be disappointed with this very pretty range and you will LOVE her closing down specials.

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While the cats away competition at Ideal Papercraft

Hi,

I’m Basement Kitteh and if you are a regular visitor to our Forum, you will know that together with my lolcat friends, I visit every Monday to bring you poor humans some weekly cheer.

Life down in the Basement was getting a little boring, so whilst the Boss is off in Europe – we Kittehs have taken over the forum. I meant to take over last month – but it’s so hard to get good minions these days, that it has taken until now for the rebellion to take control.

Anyway – for the month of October – I have put Mary’s DT to work creating mini albums. It’s too hard for me to fit those 12 x 12’s comfortably in my furry paws – so something smaller is what I want to see.

Since I like Ngaire’s boys so much (there is much of the dark force in them) – she has started with some pages from a mini album about them. Throughout October, every couple of days or so, either she or Michele will add in a new page or two for you to see.

They will come from a variety of shapes, sizes and types of mini album and will showcase different types of albums, as much as they show different techniques and ways of making mini album pages.

Throughout November there will still be mini pages – but the focus there will be on using mists and sprays and in getting your creative groove on. We kittehs love our mists and paints – there is nothing ‘so fun’ as getting your paws all messy.

Where do you come in? Aside from giving me your soul at some point and the odd scratch under the chin or two (small fishy treats are appreciated as well)  – I want you to make a mini album of your own.

Rules
Cause every cat has them.  😉

1. The mini album may consist of any style or size – but MUST contain a minimum of 6 pages and a set of covers (back and front).
2. Every page must show some aspect (from Ngaire or Michele’s work) that you have been inspired to use. It might be a technique, product or design (eg use the original page as a sketch) – and you need to be able to state what the inspiration was.
3. The mini needs to be fully uploaded to the gallery by midnight Caturday November 24th 2012. (this gives Mary the chance to unpack before having to help out with the judging)
4. The overall prize is a generous store voucher – redeemable when Mary gets home in November.
5. There are prizes each week for that weeks submission – and these will vary from week to week – and both I and Ceiling Cat reserve the right to offer bonus incentives as well.
6. Each week you may submit one page (both sides) of your mini album to be in the running for the weekly prize. Submission into the gallery is due by midnight Caturday of that week. The first week submissions are due is the 13th of October (page 1).
7. If you have a blog or use your facebook page to share your scrapping – you will need to post your mini pages there and identify that they are part of our competition.

You don’t have to put a page up every week to be in the overall competition – but you will miss out on the chance to win that ‘weekly’ prize.

As the ‘store’ is not open for business during this time – it is ok if your mini album uses products not available from Ideal Papercraft.

If you are interested in joining in our little Competition – please add your name to the list here. Any questions can be posted here and either Ceiling Cat or I will get back to you as soon as we can (typing with your paws is very time consuming – my claws keep hitting the wrong key).

We’d love for you to join in with us.

Twiddleybitz and Fairy Belle – a match made in shabby chic heaven

So here it is – my first, official Twiddleybitz layout. 🙂

Apologies it is so late – but a spontaneous holiday to Hotham (I have a sore, but deleriously happy Hubby and some equally happy kids) 🙂 and no internet, has made this post somewhat later than I intended.

More than a little bit excited about getting it finished – just wish the layout had turned out that bit more like what was in my head than it did. 😦  Not that I’m complaining (yeah well, I am aren’t I?) – I am very happy with it, it’s just that it is not quite what I intended it to be.

It’s a bit hard to say where this layout started. The photo… the chippy… or the papers. Actually – it probably started with the previous layout – one that used the same/similar papers from the Fairy Belle range, but in a very structured, formal way. I wanted to use these gorgeous papers in a more messy, unstructured and shabby approach. I love the combination of the grey, white, peachy-pink and cream – they’re such pretty, soft colours together. I know that Fairy Belle has plenty of other colours in the rest of the collection – but it was these softer, shabbier colours that really called to me.

I had a special set of photos that I wanted to scrap with the Fairy Belle collection.  Madame has recently completed her first ever ballet exam and I tried to use my horrid new Canon 7D (yes – I am still struggling with it) to record the practice session she had the weekend before the exam. I like to joke with my family that the Russian Mafia use her ballet lessons as a front for money laundering – we have to pay everything in cash and never get to see the kids doing their lessons. So for 8 months now I have been assuming she is learning ballet – without being really sure – since I have never been allowed to see her doing it. So the open house for the exam rehearsal was a momentous occasion for the whole family. I ALMOST got some gorgeous photos. Sigh. I may one day use them – but for the moment they remain another of the tragic failures of my 7D. 

To make up for my disappointment I ran my own practice session with Madame at home and attempted to recreate some of the beautiful facial expressions and visual grace that we saw at her rehearsal. I can live with my ‘created’ memories – it was the mood and intensity of feeling that I wanted to capture anyway. The haunting, ethereal and delicate look to the photos demanded soft, feminine papers and the Fairy Belle ones were perfect.

So with all this in mind – and some beautiful Twiddleybitz chippy – I got to work on Dream. The base paper for the layout is the reverse side of Summer Dream, which has a lovely, soft grey and white pattern. This was given a light misting with some Iridescent Gold Glimmer Mist. Just enough to give the entire page a light shimmer. Then I inked along the edges with some Tim Holtz Vintage Photo Distress Ink. The rest of the page consists of some pizza-box (corregated cardboard), 3 of the same journalling card from the Notecards pouch, a piece of La Spa  (left over from another project) and several pieces of the glorious Marcelle (I just love this beautiful pink and white patterned paper).

To create the page, I simply layered all the bits together – poking and prodding, pushing and pulling them around, until I was happy with the way they looked. The pizza-box has been gessoed, then given a coat of Shabby Pink Embossing Enamel from Stampendous and has been finished off by having the edges inked with some Tim Holtz Vintage Photo Distress Ink.

I love, love, love this new embossing enamel – it gives such a stunning, shabby chic look to your chippy (and anything else you apply it to). There are small spots of white and blotches of gold on the pale pink that make it very visually interesting.

In the top left hand corner of the layout you can see one of my favourite chippies from Twiddleybitz. I adore their steampunk range and this one is the Flying Butterfly Clock – Steam (SPK002). I’ve chopped it into two in order to make sure that you can see all of it – and the other half is in the opposite corner of the layout. To get the effect you see  – I’ve applied a coat of Aged Ivory Embossing Powder (also from Stampendous) and then whilst that was hot and tacky, I added a sprinkle of Shaved Ice fragments (yet more yumminess from Stampendous) and heat gunned the whole lot. Check out how it looks in this close up.

Next to the butterfly is half a Steampunk Blossom (SPK009) – which has also been given the same embossing/icing treatment. Actually – I love this new look so much, it was a miracle that everything that didn’t move fast enough wasn’t given the embossing/icing treatment. I did try hard though – and can I just warn you that a) watch the contents of your pot carefully – spilling your ice shavings all over the carpet of your scrap room is NOT recommended (insert big-eye icon here) and b) give up on the idea of keeping it confined to your scraproom, it’s worse than loose glitter. Let’s just say my Hubby has a permanent gleam about him at the moment and is not amused. Madame though is deliriously happy – her hair has such a lovely sparkle to it now that all her school friends are jealous.

Next to the butterfly are some of the small roses from the Charme’ Rose pack (oos) and an Antique Rose rhinestone swirl from Kaiser. The small glass embellishment you can see, is one I made from a clear glass cabochon glued onto a small scrap of La Spa . The Prima flower is (Fleur de Lys) from my stash – it’s from the winter CHA 2012 – but that is as much as I can remember, since I have long tossed out the package. The piece of filagree metal that I am using as a leaf for it is also from my stash. Again, I’ve had that awhile, so I am not sure where I got it from now.

In the other top corner is this lovely ballerina that I fussy cut from the En Pointe paper. Aside from being Madame’s favourite one from the range, (because she is dancing en pointe of course) she is also the prettiest one. Not sure why most of them have such ugly faces – but this one is pretty.

To the left of the ballerina is a small Antique Bronze filigree cross that I have cut one section out of to use as a corner element for a piece of patterned paper.

Above the ballerina is the Mini Chandelier from Twiddleybitz (CH002).  I’ve used this chandelier a number of times before – but I have to admit that the embossing/ice treatment does make this one the prettiest I have done. At night – with the lights on – it sparkles like a lit up Christmas tree.

You can also see that on the pizza-box I added a little ripped up muslin fabric. I teased it out to get the fibres all loose and messy and then I added it to the pizza-box before I added all the embossing powder. So it is coated with that too. It’s a bit hard to see in the photo – but it is all shimmery too.

Underneath the ballerina, I’ve popped the rest of the Flying Butterfly Clock – Steam (SPK002) from Twiddleybitz. There is also a small cluster of the roses from the Charme’ Rose pack (oos) and another of the hand-made cabochons. The larger of the roses in this cluster has been altered with Cherry Blossom Glimmer Mist – to give the originally cream flower a bit more colour. With everything else so pale on the layout, I needed something with a bit more zing to brighten it up a bit.

That’s my favourite journalling card from the Notecards pouch – and it was the perfect touch of ‘cream’ that I needed to make the creamy tones in my photo blend in with the papers on the layout. If you are going to use your journalling cards like this – all layered with other papers – consider trimming them down so that you can use them to their maximum potential. I totally forgot that I was using 3 simply as ‘placers’ for the positions I wanted them to be in – and so I didn’t trim them like I should have. Essentially I wasted one that I could have taken out – because one of them could have been cut up and used in 2 spots. Oh well – I will remember next time.

The ‘golden’ rose is a cream one from the Charme’ Rose pack (oos) that has been given a light misting with some Iridescent Gold Glimmer Mist. For leaves, it has half a small Antique Bronze filigree cross.

The bottom left corner of the layout has another small cluster of embellishments that includes several roses from the Charme’ Rose pack (oos), the last of the hand-made cabochons, an Antique Rose rhinestone flourish (Kaiser) and the Dream trinket from the Vintage Trinkets  pack. The trinket is standing in for the title of the layout – I tried several other approaches and none of them looked any good – so I stuck with the small and simple word in the trinket.

So there it is – my very first Twiddleybitz layout. I’m so excited to finally have something to share with you all.

Just a reminder – Mary is trekking her way through parts of Europe for the next 3 months and all sales at Ideal Papercraft are suspended for this time. Whilst she is away though, Michele and I have all sorts of fun planned for you and I hope you will join us in the forum for games, chatter and scrappy challenges. Over the next month or so we are playing with making mini albums – and I hope you can join us in making one yourself.

September Challenges

Don’t forget this month’s challenges.

Ideal Papercraft

Visit the forum here for our Blind Scrap Challenge with a chance to win a store voucher.

 

my2angels

 
 
All you need to do to enter, is to create a layout/card/tag/gift using only
Black, White and 1 other colour on your creation
(with the majority of products used available through my2angels)
and then upload your creation to the my2angels gallery
and your own blog/facebook page before midnight the 30th of September (QLD time).
 
The winner will be chosen by the my2angels Design Team and
will be made based on your creativity and design appeal.

Please note – at this time – NO DIGITAL layouts are allowed.
You can double up with another challenge site (not store site),
but please acknowledge my2angels products used.
Entries limited to Australian Residents only please

And what will you win?
 
A prize pack of 3 sheets of the new Kaiser Wrap Papers!!!

And

Bo Bunny Serenity

Ahhhhh Bo Bunny – the little black dress of the scrapping world. And like that fashion staple, Bo Bunny goes with anything and everything, is classic and timeless, yet funky and new all at once. Although there are ranges that are not my personal style – I’ve yet to see a release from them that does not have at least one range that appeals to some section of scrapperdom. For me – the stand out release for last CHA was Serenity.

There are many colour combinations you can create with using Serenity: – whose colour pallet includes rich chocolates, creams and reds, pale greens, and crisp teal, black and white. The theme is distinctly Asian – but you can very easily use it for non-Asian photos. I have though, chosen this range to use with photos I took on a family visit to the Chinese Friendship Gardens in Sydney – as they were a perfect match with the images in my photos.

With True Beauty – I used Fans as a frame for the layout, with a cut-down piece of Tomoko acting as the base. I love the red, cream and chocolate/black colours of these two papers together. I’ve distressed the edges of Tomoko  and given it a light coating of Iridescent Gold Glimmermist to make it shimmer all over. Then in the area around which my photo was to be placed I further randomly misted some Hollyberry Glimmermist.

Tucked into the curled back top left corner is a die cut tag from Cut Outs – I was hoping to journal on this, but it became too difficult to hold the tag in place – so now it is purely decorative. Next to it is a spare flower cut out from a paper in the 6 x 6 Paper Pad and 2 small pieces of pearl chain. I’ve inked around all the hand cut elements on the page – it helps to define them more clearly.

There were a few things I wanted to do with this layout – and using some muslin fabric was one of them. I’ve randomly inked it with a metallic gold ink and then misted it all with Iridescent Gold Glimmermist to make it shimmery. A quick dry with my heat gun, a little tussling to muss up all th edges and you have this lovely shabby, vintage look. I’ve tucked it around the layout here and there to soften the edges of various elements.

In various spots I ripped back the edges of the paper to create small cluster ‘hotspots’ – like the one above. The flowers that fill them are cut out from another piece of  Tomoko . Just under that – if you look carefully – you can see that some of those flowers are not on the paper – but are a Cherry Blossom and Cage Chipboard Branch (not sure who the manufacturer is). I’ve inked it black and then painted the flowers with Hollyberry Glimmermist. This colour is perfect with these papers. To get the centres, I hand cut out some small cream flowers from the paper and then glued them into place. It makes the cage look like it is springing out from the paper itself.

And here is the cage – all inked up with sparkly metallic gold ink.  The paper behind it is a die cut piece from Cut Outs – which has been edge distressed and inked.

One of the other techniques I wanted to try with this layout is that of the ‘photo nest’ – where you take a selection of different bits and pieces and build a ‘nest’ upon which to pop the photo.

Mine has that paper die cut as the base, but then I built it up with some ripped pizza box (inked with metallic gold ink and painted with Iridescent Gold Glimmermist), some cut out blossoms/shapes, strands of pearls and strips of muslin. I’m very happy with the way it turned out.

This hand cut element came from one of the die cut pieces from Cut Outs – I’ve pop-dotted it for some depth and added a second hand cut blossom behind it in a couple of places as well. The lanterns next to it have had a second layer added to them using pop-dots and the blossom on them comes from the Dimensional Glittered Stickers sheet.

The title for the layout comes from this gorgeous title tag from the Layered Chipboard sheet. To help the tag merge into the page, I’ve cut under the edge of some of the blossoms on the left and tucked the tag under them.

This was the last of the techniques I wanted to try with this layout – and I have to admit it was the most time-consuming and complicated of them. I wanted extra blossoms down on the bottom part of the layout – and these are made using texture paste and the Cherry Blossoms template by The Crafters Workshop. Texture paste takes ages to dry and the wait nearly killed me (believe me, patience is NOT one of my virtues) – and then I used my Hollyberry and Black Gold Glimmermists to colour the texture paste. Again – I’ve hand cut some small flowers to pop into the centre of my texture paste flowers to make them look just like the paper pattern ones.

You can also see that there are a few more rips in the paper and some more flowers tucked in here and there – and some more of those gorgeous red blossoms. I wanted to use them a fair bit on this layout as they match the flower in my daughter’s headdress very well. While we were at the Gardens, she and her brothers tried on some traditional Chinese clothes and I got some lovely photos of the ‘dress-ups’.

To finish off the layout I popped on one of the Asian word symbols from the 12 x 12 Chipboard Sheet (oos). The golden bird you can see next to it is part of the branch/cage set – and I’ve used one of the red rhinestones from the Jewels Pack as an eye.

There’s not much you can do wrong with Bo Bunny – I’d defy anyone to buy Serenity and not find it easy to create something drop-dead stunning with it. You don’t have to be as fussy and detailed as I have been here – the pattern combinations make it very easy to create a simple or layered page – whatever you fancy. If you have been waiting for some inspiration to grab you before buying Serenity – I’m hoping that I have provided you with just what you need. Check out here for the stunning layouts designed by Michele and here to purchase Serenity from Ideal Papercraft.

Kaiser Newsletter – Attitude! – Layout 2

Those of you who visit the forum at Ideal Papercraft will know that I am a big fan of  lolcats and post up a new set of images every Monday – just so we can start the week with a few giggles. One week the image was this one…

When a recent photoshoot produced the photo you see on the layout below – despite the fact it was a less than perfect photo, I knew I had to scrap it – and in a way that paid tribute to the lolcat image. My older pair find the photo and this layout hilarious – my youngest son is still not amused.

 

For Oh Brother, I used the reverse side of Individual as the base of the layout. It’s such a gorgeously grungy page – the patterns are very suble, but still noticable. The black and white grid pattern is part of a die cut piece from Wicked. With the exception of the speech bubbles, they constitute the only patterned paper elements on this page – the rest are pieces from the Collectibles Pack (now only available in the Collection Value Pack).

To fill in some of the empty space around the edges of the layout – I popped a die cut star over an arrow in the top left hand corner. The star has been embellished with some elements from my stash –  a small black metal star, some scrap mesh and a piece of ball chain from a dog tag.

The speech bubble has been cut out of the grid pattern side of Dude . There are several that are part of the die cut elements set – but not enough for all three, so rather than have a slightly different pattern for one of them, I chose to make all of them out of the patterned paper. The tag and word strip are part of the Collectibles Pack and the ball chain comes from my stash.

More elements from the Collectibles Pack – the word, the stars, the arrow and the way cool tag. It’s actually part of the tag at the top of the photo – I’ve cut it out from the larger die cut tag using a dog tag die I have in my stash. I popped another black, metal star on it to add a little more interest and tied it through the word with a silver ball chain.

The caramel star pattern along the bottom of the die cut paper is one of the border elements from the Attitude! Rubons.  And honestly – if they weren’t part of my DT kit I wouldn’t bother with using them. Yet again Kaiser have produced a dud product. It took 3 different strips of this rubon to produce what you see. They won’t rub off properly – they come off in pieces and some bits don’t come off at all. The problem is even more noticable on one of the other layouts done for this newsletter. I do have to admit that I got one of the rubon packs from a different store than the first two – and it seemed to work much better – but still, get it right Kaiser! I’m at the point now where I just won’t waste my money on them anymore.

The final embellishment cluster has a another word and some more stars from the Collectibles Pack – the smallest star is further embellished with a bit of scrap mesh, a couple of staples and a word cut from a section of one of the manufacture’s strips. The final element is a long piece of ball chain with a couple of silver figure charms from my stash.

I’ve done a number of layouts with this range now and I’ve not even begun to work my way through the different ideas I have for scrapping with it. I guess it’s lucky for me I have so many boys to use it with. Now if I could just get as many photos from them as I can my daughter…..?

Kaiser Newsletter – Attitude! – Layout 1

Although its not quite raining men, there certainly seems to be a lot more masculine ranges on offer out there in scrapland than there used to be – and I for one, am not complaining. 🙂 Kaiser have followed up their brilliant Technologic with another male offering – this one aptly named Attitude!, and with plenty of that in my male dominated household, I have no lack of subjects available to scrap with this range.

Where Technologic was funky and bright – Attitude! is grungy and distressed. The colours are more sombre – charcoal, dirty white, darker greens (think army fatigues), maroon and a caramel brown; and the patterns are dominated by graffiti, camouflage, random numbers, timber palings and combinations of grungy background stamps. A major feature of the range is a series of (no less than 3) double-sided papers featuring journalling spots and die cut shapes. Most of these have words and sayings on them relating to boys.

For my first layout – Attitude – I’ve gone for papers that match the colours in the photo. The busy red and white number pattern of the reverse side of Teenager (and how appropriate is that name??) is a bit much for large areas – but is perfect for a ‘frame’ as shown. I’ve grunged up the edges of the paper by sandpapering them to reveal the inner, white paper core.

The base of the layout is the dirty white, grid pattern reverse of Dude. I’ve trimmed it down a couple of centimetres and inked along the edges. Keep in mind that the papers in this range are charcoal rather than a true black – so use a charcoal ink rather than a black one, as the latter will stand out very clearly against the patterned paper.

The 6.5″ Paper Pad from the range contains some stand out patterns. I’ve used one of them here, offset behind the photo as a photo mat. The star embellishment cluster includes a couple of stars –  1 cut from a paper in the 6.5″ Paper Pad (the red textured star) and another from the charcoal, reverse side of Attitude. The centre of the larger star is a sticker from the 12 x 12 Sticker Sheet.

Next to it is a dog tag I made from another metallic textured paper from the 6.5″ Paper Pad (I told  you these papers were fantastic) and some altered chipboard cogs. The dog tag has been embellished with rubons from the collection; a small metal star; and a chipboard cog – and is finished off with a metal ball chain, just like a real dog tag. To get the textured, grungy finish to the chippy, I’ve added several layers of ink (silver for one and red/charcoal on the other), some Black Soot Distress Stickles and Crystallina Kindyglitz and then heated it all with my heat gun to fuse it together.

The stamp you can see – Graffiti – is from the accompanying Kaiser release – and directly matches one of the patterns repeated in the Attitude! range.

The top right corner of the layout features a piece of chippy from my stash – same chipboard treatment.

This is about as chevron-y as I get – and then it is not so much a chevron, as a repeated arrow pattern (or so I tell myself) and is the same metallic paper as the dog tag. The arrow is cut from the same patterned paper as the earlier star. Both textured papers are part of the  6.5″ Paper Pad. The alphas with the way cool font are from the 12 x 12 Sticker Sheet.

The chipboard at the bottom of the layout is half a corner piece – I cut it into two and used the other bit under the photo.

The last corner is in fact the first corner I finished designing – the poor layout sat there for several days whilst I pushed bits round and round (well – more up and down than round and round actually) 🙂 – because I really liked the way the arrows went with the chippy bit in the middle. Finally I worked out how to add more pattern to the layout (by adding the patterned paper matt) – but it did take a while before I was happy.

Around the edges of the layout in a couple of spots, I added in some stitching – which I then cut and partially ripped out. Just an added element of grunge.

So check out some Attitude! of your own from Ideal Papercraft and get scrapping something masculine.