Thursday, January 3, 2013

Paper Stories Kit & Sketch

A big hello to you all and a special Hello to my new followers! 
I have just realised that the giveaway I promised I still haven't posted on here. Was soooo busy before we left to go on holidays I forgot. So I will attempt to photograph it and post it up very very soon.
On a bit of older news, at the beginning of December the lovely Georgia from Paper Stories chose my layout as the winner of her sketch comp so with that I got a lovely prize of 7Gypsies goodies and at the same time I thought I would give one of her kits a go. I purchased the 'Love Song' kit featuring Basic Grey Serenade & Lucille and also some Heidi Swapp papers and tags.
Now I have never worked with a kit before so felt a little stumbled at first because when I normally scrap I have all the things out I want to use and scrapping away I go.
So I got out the kit and just dived into creating a layout. I used the current Paper Stories sketch as a starting point. Remember that when you use a sketch you can build from it. Adding extra layers, embellishments and you can mix things up. A sketch to me is just that, a 'sketch'.
Ok, here is my layout - Age One

It's of my daughter at obviously, one years old and I wanted to document a bit about her. She is full of life and personality! There is no dullness to this girl.
The only things I have added to this kit are really just mixed media stuff. Most of the main items and embellishments are from the kit! I added cotton & sequins, masking tape, gesso, dress pattern paper, tag and used some Tim Holtz distress stains and inks with a Crafters Workshop template to make the page me with some outlining with a Sharpie marker.
A few tips.
The background is pretty much made up of one sheet of patterned paper, Basic Grey Serenade Chemise.
I cut the border out then I collaged it back together with masking tape and Prima Washi Tape (which is included in the kit) and inked the edges for definition with Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Frayed Burlap. I also tore paper and inked edges and put a little bit of dress pattern between the layers just for a bit extra.
Hope you have a lovely day!
Bye for now.


  1. This is gorgeous!!! I LOVE the background. Happy new Year!

  2. Gorgeous Anita, it was worth the wait for a post, this is really stunning, I love the kit, I'm waiting for one to arrive today or tomorrow, Georgia is so efficient.

  3. Absolutely beautiful Anita. Love this project :) :)

  4. Love these papers - you've done a fabbo job with the kit...great page!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  5. Beautiful, amazing and so captures that gorgeous photo.

  6. This layout looks gorgeous.. well done on your win! love your blog sides too!!

  7. Anita, this is gorgeous- I ADORE the colors- awesome!!


  8. Absolutely amazing Anita!! Just love what you have done with your kit. Thanks so much for playing along with us at Paper Stories =)

  9. This is such a gorgeous layout! Love the colours and all the details..and the photo is adorable!

  10. Oh Anita love love your page... thanks for popping by too!

  11. WOW girl! You are so talented! Love your style!!!


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