Vicki Boutin Storyteller – Part 2 | Amy Kattenbelt
Hello Magpies, Amy back today to share another two layouts that I have created with Vicki Boutin’s new collection Storyteller.
The Story Teller
As soon as I saw this collection I knew that it would be perfect to document this photo and precious memory from my childhood. I went for a distressed look, distressing the edges of the layered papers to add to the vintage feel.
I picked out all the pieces of ephemera that I knew I wanted to use on the layout. For example I knew I wanted to use the aqua ‘the story teller’ as my title and also the vintage typewriter.
For my background I used the typed patterned paper which is the B side of the paper called Stardust. I used rectangle of the striped vintage book patterned paper called Vagabond on the right hand side, folding over the top left corner for added dimension. The journalling was typed on my vintage typewriter – sadly not my Grandad’s one from the photo – but one I bought from a charity shop a few years ago.
I layered my square photo on some patterned papers. Then I cut the large book from the paper called First Draft, and placed it on foam tape at the bottom of my layout.
I finished the layout by scattering lots of little stickers to make them look like they are rising up out of the book. I used butterflies and hearts and also some small phrase stickers on to the book pages themselves.
First Class Honours
I really loved coloured striped patterned papers, so I knew I wanted to use the paper called Sequence on my final layout. Using a piece of the paper I cut it on a diagonal and placed it at the top and bottom of a piece of white cardstock.
I used distress inks and the two flower stamps from the collections stamp and die set. With the colours of the striped paper in mind, I tried to match the colours of the papers as I worked my way across the white middle space.
I picked out some of the ephemera that worked well with my layout, including the number 1 piece. Next I fussy cut some of the birds from paper called Songbird, and used these on my layouts too. Then I decided to also fussy cut the feathers from the paper called Plot and add them to the layout too.
I created my title using the collections alphabet thicker set called Decoupage. Next I added the year in the same thickers below my photo.
I finished the layout with some pieces from the puffy phrase stickers, starting with the ‘shine bright’ lightbulb first. Then I added lots of the little puffy hearts and dots in the same colour areas to match the striped paper and inked flowers. I love this puffy sticker set as they have almost a satin matt finish rather than a high gloss effect, they really are beautiful and very versatile.
Thank you for coming to take a closer look at my layouts today. Do pop over to the Hey Little Magpie Facebook group and share some of your creations, I would love to see them!
Take care, and stay safe.