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Monday, October 22, 2012

Scrapping with Studio Calico!

I subscribed to Studio Calico this month and was very excited to get my first kit, Roller Rink!  I was very happy with the assortment of papers and embellishments!  I love the selection of papers that came with this kit.  They all work so nicely together.  Some of the papers are ones that I might not have chosen for myself on their own, but combined with the other papers in the kit, they are fantastic and a great compliment to my scrapbooking.

So far I have created two layouts with my kit.  The first one, title Hipsta, is one of my favourites!  I started by using a paint technique that I learned on You Tube.  I painted a piece of bubble wrap with acrylic paint and then pressed it on to my background paper.  I love the effect!  Then I layered some patterned paper with my photos.  For the title, I used wood grain thickers, but it was lacking on its own so I cut up some patterned paper and layered it with washi tape to be the background.

I stamped the date with Amy Tangerine's blue ready set go roller stamp.  I tested the stamp about 10 times on scrap paper and of course when I went to stamp it on my page I got a crappy impression!  I was so mad.  I had to fill it in with a black pen and then dabbed it with some white chalk ink to give it more of a stamped look.

I punched out a couple of buttons with a Martha Stewart punch and tied them with some twine.  I finished the layout off with a few enamel dots from My Minds Eye and a mistable camera from Studio Calico!

My second layout I titled Laugh.  This is the first layout I have done of my second son, so it is very special to me.  This layout was made using the main kit plus three add ons (crack the whip, toe stop, rainbow kneesocks).  Most of the papers used in the layout are the ones I mentioned earlier, that I probably wouldn't have picked out myself, but I'm so glad that I got them.  They go so nicely together and give this layout of my son a nice gentle effect.  I even managed to use flowers on the page without it being too girly!

I just love those little wooden clothes pegs from Pebbles!  They are so cute!  I added that little fox by Imaginisce to add some childhood whimsy to the page.

I just love those tiny little vellum envelopes from American Crafts.  They look so nice on a page.  I added the number one embellishment, because this is the first layout of my son, Austin.  The sentiment sticker seemed so fitting for this photo of him "Watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you".

I love, love, love the Amy Tangerine "weekender" thickers in Mediterranean colour.  They look like coloured scrabble pieces.  So awesome!

Thanks for looking and happy scrapping!! : )

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