Wildflower and Honey

Hello once more Magpies! With Christmas nearly upon us I thought I would make an Easter layout! I really liked Vicki Boutin’s Wildflower & Honey collection when it was first released and as it’s still available in the shop, I have chosen to work with it this month. Roll on Summer!

I began by adding paint to black cardstock using the ‘packaging’ method. Then I sprinkled orange, yellow and white inks mostly in the centre of the page.


I die cut a honeycomb shape and sprayed it with orange and yellow ink, then removed the centre shapes. Then I glued the outline of the honeycomb onto the base and added some of the solid shapes around the edge. I layered the photo and glued it over the centre of the die cut.


Using some of the ephemera in the collection, I added a honeycomb frame, a flower and some leaves to the left of the photo.

Then I added a cluster of ephemera to the lower right side, using a tag, a word sticker for my title and a small circle.
I cut three hearts from one of the papers to fit inside some of the honeycomb shapes and added some gold sequins as well.
Some enamel dots, the title and the date finished the layout.
My second layout is very different as I have used a large cut file which I backed with one of my favourite papers from the collection called ‘Queen Bee’.
I stared by dabbing two colours of ink onto the base page through a stencil using a make-up sponge.  I don’t experiment much with inks or paints, being a clean and simple scrapbooker (!) but I like the soft effect that this method achieves. I mainly concentrated the stencilling across the top and in the lower left of the page.
I layered the photo with plain white and Kraft cardstock and added a word strip along one edge. I glued the photo into place on the right of the cut file. Then I chose some ephemera to place below the cut file alongside a title sticker which is included in the collection.
I used some small puffy letters and typed words to place below the photo and placed a few enamel dots in the centres of some of the stencilled shapes.
The colours in this collection are really warm and vibrant, good to help ward off the cold weather and I’ll be back later in the month with two more layouts to remind us of Summer!
Until then, happy scrapping!
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