Birds Of A Feather – Photoplay Paper | Part 2 | Amy Kattenbelt

Hello Magpies, Amy here sharing another two layouts using the ‘Birds Of A Feather‘ collection by Photoplay Paper. This time I’ve used two sheets of the same patterned paper to make my background. One used the black with white polka dot B side, and the other uses the busy, colourful bird pattern.

Last Day

As I already said, this layout uses a piece of patterned paper as the background. Its called ‘Flock‘, and because its mainly black it really allows all the other elements from the collection to pop off the page. This layout also uses this months Hey Little Magpie challenge, which is a recipe based challenge. Check out this blog post for more details on how to enter and maybe win 1000 HLM points. Read on below to find out how each of the recipes items (highlighted in bold) inspired my layout…

2 photos – the photos I am using document my son’s last day at primary school. One is taken outside our house before he left for school and the other was taken at his school after the leavers ceremony had taken place. My photos are printed in 2.5″x 3.75″ and also have a white border to make them stand out from the layout.

3+ pattern papers & a large title – I used plenty of patterned papers from the collection to create my large title. To do this I first cut 4″x3″ rectangles from 7 papers (one for each letter in my title). Then I cut each letter out. I used my electronic cutting machine to do this, but you could also do this by hand. I added some black stitching across the large title for added detail and texture.

Mixed Media – I used some Vicki Boutin Texture Pastes with the stencil that comes with the Birds Of A Feather collection. I applied 3 different colours to the edges of the paper and love how it adds dimension, colour and general interest to the layout. The colours are a perfect match to the papers too!

Fussy Cutting – As I mentioned in my previous blog post, this collection comes with a cool cut apart icons 12×12 die cut sheet. So I fussy cut out the images on this sheet and used them to decorate my large letters and layout in general. I used the toucans, bees and hearts on this layout.

Yes You Can

For my final layout I wanted to create something that was busy and bright, yet was also an easy design. I hope that even a beginner scrapbooker might feel inspired to think they  create this.

As previously mentioned, my background used a piece of the ‘Flock‘ paper. I also cut a strip of the feather patterned paper called ‘Tail Feathers‘ and stuck it down the left hand side. I felt this added a bit of variety to the bold background.

Next I took four rectangles of patterned papers, these were actually scraps from having created the previous layouts. I stuck to using the patterned that used only a single colour. To add definition to each block, I used a thick black pen and hand drew a deliberately wobbly border around each piece. Then they were layered up, and my photo placed in the centre.

My title was created using one of the cut apart papers. I simply cut the cut apart into 3 so that each word was separate. I used a thinner black pen to border these pieces and stuck them around my photo.

Finally I used a few ephemera pieces and another cut apart to decorate my layout, keeping it very simple as the bold patterned paper background did not need much embellishments.

Thanks for stopping by and taking a closed look at my layouts. I hope they provide you with some ideas for your own layouts. I’ll be back next month with some new layouts, until then Stay Safe and Take Care,

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