Saturday, July 10, 2010

More July and some August Sneaks

Hey everyone! I'm back from camping with a few new layouts using the July main and add-on kits.
I've been going through old photo albums and I guess I'm feeling a little nostalgic. This photo is of my parents and a couple they used to go around with from the time they were first dating. Both men have now passed on and Velma was up to visit my mom a few weeks ago. Lots of laughs, but also a few tears ... recalling all the good times they've shared over the years.
I loved how Michelle trimmed lines of text from the October Afternoon paper, but I'd already used my sheet that came with the kit for another layout and couldn't get a whole quote. I used a sheet from the 8x8 Thrift Shop pad instead. The text is a bit smaller, but still works.
The letter stickers are from the July add-on.
To dress up one of the Maya Road envelopes from the add-on kit, I gently removed the bosher tabs, trimmed a piece of patterned paper to fit the front and slapped on some of the Old Soot Crackle Paint on the flap. If you spread the paint such that some is thick and some is thin, you will get a variation in the cracks. Spread thinly, you get smaller cracks and left thick, you get the large cracks. Re-apply the tabs with a bit of glue to the centre and then you can rewind your string.
The top of the page looked a little lonesome, so I used a small portion of the Pink Paislee rub-on and embellished it with a small K&Co. jewel.
I'm so used to doing boy pages that even when I put together a girlie layout, it's base is blue. Most of the supplies for this layout come from the July add-on ...
I wanted to include a splash of red at the bottom, and used another sheet from the 8x8 Thrift Shop pad so that the pattern would be on a smaller scale.
I used the chipboard letters from the main kit, but didn't want the harsh black. I stripped off the top layer from the chipboard, covered them with a layer of the Old Paper Crackle Paint from the main kit and gave them a spritz of Glimmer Mist. It's difficult to see from the photo, but the Glimmer Mist settles down into the cracks and gives a really nice effect.
Now for a little sneak from the upcoming August kit, "Snowcones" ...

And one from the Project Kit, "Travel Journal" ...
These kits will be going up on July 29th.
I'll be back tomorrow with another gorgeous layout from Michelle Clement.
Until then, stay cool :)

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