49&Market Naturalist – Part 2 | Amy Kattenbelt

Hello Magpies, It’s Amy here and today I am sharing a layout that I created using the 49 & Market Vintage Artistry Naturalist collection.


Have you ever created a layout without using any patterned paper at all? Well that is exactly what I have done for this layout. I have listed my supplies at the bottom of this post. The tools you will need include a foam ink applicator, a paper trimmer, a date stamp (and black ink) and adhesives (including something like Glossy Accents that will stick plastic and some foam squares or tape.
You will also need a square photo. I am actually using 4 smaller square photos that I printed into a 2×2 grid design.


The first step in creating this layout is to create the mixed media background. Using this fine lattice stencil by Vicki Boutin, I added Distress Oxide to the central area of the white cardstock. I left a few inches around the edges without any stencilling. This particular stencil is pretty easy to move around and realign so that you can create an area bigger than the stencil size.

Tip: Each time you add more ink to your applicator, start somewhere in the middle of the inked area and blend outwards to the edge. This will create the effect of fading as you move out the edge of the layout. Another tip is to use a piece of scrap washi tape to hold your stencil firmly in place!

With the stencilling complete, you can now decide where you want to place your photo. You can very lightly mark off the corners so that you can see the placement. The next step is going to be adding the rub ons. The rub ons by 49&Market are the most gorgeous I have ever seen, and they are of a great quality. In the past I have shied away from using rub ons, but I can thoroughly recommend these. Mindful of where I wanted my photo to be placed, I added lots of different rub ons on top of the stencilling. See my other blog post from earlier this month for top tips on how to apply the rub ons.

Once this was done I pulled out some pieces from the ephemera pack and some of the chipboard pieces. Can you believe there are 94 die cuts in the ephemera pack! These include some pretty large pieces which I cut down and matted my photo with. I decided to go with the reds and greens of the collection, so discounted using any of the yellow pieces for this layout. I liked that the red matched my sons jumper in the photo. I selected 3 of the frame pieces and placed them in a diagonal design around the layout.

My title is a word from the chipboard set that says ‘discover’. I also decided to add some of the butterflies from this collection. As well as the chipboard red butterfly I added in some butterflies from the rub on set. I added a small cluster of ephemera tags to the top left hand corner, using foam dots to raise the top piece.

This close up really shows how detailed and beautiful the rub ons are. If you look at the whole layout, you can see that I actually cut away a very narrow v section along the bottom edge of the cardstock. Because this was a layout I was creating with NO patterned paper I used one of the large ephemera pieces and cut a strip off it to place behind the layout. I feel this dark edge balances out the layout especially as there is cluster to the top.

I stamped the date underneath my title, and lastly I added a scattering of the white JD3D hearts to add some extra details and interest as well as a contrast of texture.


I would love to see what you create with this collection. Why not head over to the Hey Little Magpie Facebook group and share your work. In any case, I hope I have given you some useful tips on how you can create a very detailed layout with no patterned paper at all!

Take Care, and Stay Safe.

49&Market Vintage Artistry Naturalist Ephemera Pack
49&Market Vintage Artistry Naturalist 6×12 Chipboard Stickers
49&Market Vintage Artistry Naturalist Rub Ons
Bazzill Marshmallow Cardstock
Vicki Boutin Fernwood Stencil
Tim Holtz Distress Oxide in Antique Linen
JD3D Print White Wide Hearts

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