Sweet Rush – Vicki Boutin – Part One | Amy Kattenbelt
Hello, Amy here today sharing with you a 12×12 scrapbook layout. This month I am using Vicki Boutin’s Sweet Rush collection. As soon as I saw the butterfly paper I knew just the photos I wanted to use with it. These photos were taken a few months ago along a shopping street in Bath. Let me walk you through the steps I used to create this layout…
STEP ONE: Cut a black cardstock circle. Distress the edges. Sew on to the centre of the B side of the butterfly paper, called “Soar“.
TIP: I drew around a plate, cut out with scissors and then the distressed edges hide any imperfections. Its about 8” in diameter.
STEP TWO: Fussy cut most of the butterflies from a new sheet of the “Soar” butterfly paper.
TIP: I ended up using 19 butterflies. Make sure you get a good selection of the colours and sizes. I like to fussy cut when I am too tired to scrapbook, and do it whilst watching TV.
STEP THREE: Adhere the butterflies to the layout. Leave space for your photos in the bottom right corner. I have used two small rectangular photos. To make sure I was happy with the layout design, I laid my photos and butterflies on top of the background paper. I pointed the butterflies so they appeared to be flying out away from the photos, but also varied the angles slightly to make it more random and natural looking. Make sure you try not to bunch butterflies of the same size of colours together. Start by laying down the larger ones first.
TIP: When you are happy with the arrangement glue the butterflies one at a time into place. I love to use a combination of wet glue and foam dots. Using the wet glue along the body and foam dots on the wings gives the butterflies dimension on your layout.
SUPER TIP: Using the tip above….if you place the foam dots to the outer edge of the butterflies wings, they will stick up only slightly from the layout (like the pink butterfly below). If you stick the foam dots on the wings close t the body, the butterfly will lift off the layout a lot more (like the green butterfly below). I like to vary this, but keep the distance symmetrical on each wing of the butterfly.
STEP FOUR: Add a slim white frame to your photos to help the define the edges. Add a title below the photo.
TIP: I used the Thickers that come with the collection for the word “BATH”, but have you noticed that the Paige Evans mini foam alphas from her Splendid collection are a perfect colour match for the Vick Boutin Sweet Rush collection. I highly recommend these alphas if you are working with Sweet Rush. Their smaller size worked well for the rest of my title. Actually, whilst I have mentioned the Splendid collection, I think the butterflies from paper 3 would also work great to recreate this layout.
STEP FIVE: I added two small chipboard butterflies to the right of my title. Using an Elles Studio tab, I added the stamped date to the right of my 2nd photo. I then scattered some gold dot chipboard stickers all around the layout. I added a small ‘Love This’ round sticker to the left of my 1st photo.
STEP SIX: As a final step. I watered down some white acrylic paint and used a paintbrush to splatter it all over my layout.
TIP: Cover your photos and any other areas you don’t want splattered with scrap paper first.
Thanks so much for coming to read my tutorial about how I created this bright and cheerful layout. If you do give it a go yourself, i would be thrilled if you shared your results over on the Hey Little Magpie Chat and Inspiration group. Take Care,