Photoplay Paper – Birds Of A Feather | Amy Kattenbelt | Part One
Hello Craft Magpies, Its Amy here today sharing two layouts that I have created using the ‘Birds Of A Feather’ collection from Photoplay Paper. Its a fun, bright collection with contemporary patterns including cute toucans and rainbows. There are loads of positive quotes and phrases too, perfect for all kinds of scrapbook layouts.
For my first layout I started by using the 2nd largest tag die from the Elles studio tag diet set and cut 8 tags in different coloured patterned papers. For extra detail I cut out 8 small hole tabs (also in the die set) out of a tiny branding strip of one of the papers. I used thin waxed thread to tie bows on my eight tags. Then they were arranged in a 4×2 grid pattern on plain white cardstock.
I used the Hey Little Magpie sketched heart washi tape along the top and bottom of the layout, and really love how this looks.
I matted my photo, which I printed in black and white as the colours weren’t a great match for the papers (great tip!). And stuck it to one of the tags with foam tape.
Next came the fun part, I simply embellished the tags with stickers and die cuts. This collection also has a cool 12×12 die cut patterned paper. I spent an hour fussy cutting the elements out whilst watching TV, and you end up with a bunch of die cut images for less than a pound!
For Tag 1 I used the ‘dream big’ ephemera piece, and a tab by Elles studio onto which I stamped the date.
On Tag 2, I punched two circles out of cardstock, and stuck a toucan on one and my title on the other. I used the red alphabet stickers from Simple Stories Color Vibe Bold book.
I left tags 5 and 8 plain as they had busy patterned already.
Like tag 4, Tag 7 was decorated with yellow die cut leaves and phrase pieces.
For my second layout I decided to use the stencil that comes in the collection. Its such a fun design. The Vicki Boutin texture pastes were a great colour match and I used the yellow and red paste to create my background. I have never used a stencil from Photoplay Paper before, and I was really pleased with the thickness of it, how easy it was to apply my mixed media and also how well it cleaned up.
I matted my photo in white and then in black to help it stand out against all the bold colours. After the texture past was dry, I added stripes of patterned papers to both the top and bottom edges of the layout. I also added a long sticker to the top and bottom.
Next I created a central cluster around my photo, using lots of die cuts, smaller fussy cut pieces and stickers. I created smaller clusters at the bottom right of the layout, which includes the date. And also to the top right of the layout I added some fussy cut circles and a phrase sticker.
My title was ‘Best Friends’ from the sticker sheet. I love how the black really pops in contrast to the bright colours and white background.
Thanks for coming to take a closer look at my two layouts. I hope I have inspired to maybe take a look at this collection as it really is fun to work with! I will be back to share two more bright and bold layouts with you in a few weeks. In the meantime Take Care and Stay Safe.