Life is…Better Together
Hi Magpies, Julie back with you today using the new Amy Tan collection Better Together. It’s a very colourful collection, which I’ve highlighted in my first layout but can also be used as a more subtle colour palette, as I show in my other two layouts.
First up is ‘crazy is better together’ using some mad photos of my family J The background paper is the B side of near+ far paper which I inked, using the smooching technique, in a few different colours & added a few splatters. I then cut some rectangles from soap + water paper, bow + arrow paper & a couple of pieces from the 6×6 paper pad. I layered these up at the top & to the left of the page. I stamped the acrylic postcard stamp on some white paper & cut out & glued that at an angle at the top, over the layers. I then stitched a double line in black all around the layers to highlight them. I made photo clusters for both photos using papers from the 6×6 paper pad & added a bit of tissue paper for texture & glued these down at an angle adding foam to one of them. To finish the page I added a couple of bits from the 6×12 accent & phrase stickers, acetate die cut ephemera & the title, which is you + me foam thickers
My second layout ‘Hello Clive’ is to welcome our new rabbit into our family. My youngest daughter works at the RSPCA & has been badgering me for months to get another rabbit & I finally relented & we got two!!! Will do a layout about Dotty another time. As you can see this layout is nowhere near as loud as the first one as I only choose a limited colour palette to work with. I’m also working with the new 9×12 size, which I really love. I first smooched some yellow ink over some white cardstock & added some turquoise dots through a stencil. I then picked out some letters I had left over from my Christmas post & used those to prick around to sew the word ‘hello’. I layered some papers as a photo mat & put my photo on foam tape. The acetate ‘love this dude’ is from the die cut ephemera pack & so suits this page. I used a strip of black & white, from my stash, at the top of the page together with a few ripped pieces of paper & labels. To finish I added the date, a few cute hearts & a couple of phrases from the rotary phrase stamp.
My third layout ‘cute’ is again in the 9×12 size & is all about this adorable photo of my little dog Riley. My daughter took this photo & I loved it so much I had to scrap it, he’s actually asking to come up onto her lap, so sweet. The background paper is the B side of cut + paste paper & I added a smaller piece of embossed white cardstock on top of it. I cut the word ‘cute’ on my silhouette & backed them with papers from the 6×6 paper pad, choosing the yellow, pink & orange tones. I stitched those to the layout & added my photo, again on a paper cluster, to the right of the letters, I punched a few hearts in the pink & yellow papers & also in white & I added those to the page & put the white on the top & stitched them down so the edges could be lifted up & you only see a glimpse of the colour. I again added some torn paper & labels to the edges & some of the cute phrases.
I hope you have enjoyed my layouts today, until next time, xoxo
Some of these items are no longer in stock at the moment, but will be back soon!
Amy Tangerine Better Together
Near + far paper
Soap + water paper
Bow + arrow paper
Cut + paste paper
6×6 paper pad
6×12 accent & phrase stickers
Acetate die cut ephemera
You + me foam thickers
Rotary phrase stamp