Simple Stories – Simple Vintage – Vintage Seas | Part One | Amy Kattenbelt

Hello Magpies, Amy here sharing a nautical layout using Simple Stories – Simple Vintage – Vintage Seas collection along with the exclusive 3DJD Print “Life on the Ocean Wave” set. This set was designed to coordinate with the Vintage Seas collection and consists of a title piece, a ship, lighthouse, life buoy, ships wheel, 2 stars and 6 anchors. If you purchase this by itself you can also get free postage!

I started my layout by creating a circle of mixed media. I drew my circle in pencil onto the centre of a piece of white cardstock and then used the packaging technique. I used two shades of blue Distress Oxides to do this.

I then cut a circle of the patterned paper called “Sandy Shores“, distressed the edges and stitched this to the centre of my page. By stitching around the edge several times it helps the sewing show up. I cut a fancy shape with a die from 6 papers from the 6×8 paper pad, in 3 sizes. I distressed the edges of these and then layered them up. I placed them onto my layout, leaving room for my 3×4 photo, which was matted in black to make it stand out.

I added the 3DJD Print title to the lower left hand corner of the circle as I felt this is where it was most visible. I had great fun adding die cuts and other 3DJD Print pieces to the 5 layered paper shapes.

I attached some of the achor pieces to black thread before sticking them to my layout. I tried to get a nice balance of icons and colours on each of the shapes. I added some ephemera die cuts around the photo and stamped the date.

To finish off the layout I generously splattered watered down white acrylic paint over my layout (cover your photo first so that doesn’t get splattered too!).

Thanks for coming to take a look at my layout. I hope its inspired you. Don’t forget we have the next Hey Little Magpie Cyber Crop happening on Saturday 16th July over on the Facebook group. There will be lots of fun challenges, chat and plenty of prizes, so come and join us! Take Care,

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