Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Creating with 'Love Like This' kit | Amanda Lawrence

Okay, so I have a bit of a scrappy confession to make .... 
until last weekend, I hadn't completed a full layout since October. To be completely honest, I was in a bit of a funk and no matter how much I tried, I just couldn't find the mojo I needed to get stuff done. 

After seeing one of my customers creating with the current JAP kit I decided to challenge myself to use one too ... only adding paper as the name suggests. 

I used the sketch provided with the Inspiration Board to get me going and this is the result ...


Apart from the obvious, paper, everything was from the kit, all I added from my own stash was some thread for stitching and some Colour Paste to use with the stencil. I used everything included with the kit, the only leftovers are a few sequins and the remainder of the roll of washi. I'd call that a job well done! 

Now I'll break down the process a little in hopes to inspire you all as well. Feel free to copy my layout if you would like. 

I began by selecting some papers from my stash. I used the colours provided on the Inspiration Board swatch to guide me and also grabbed a sheet of white cardstock. This was my selection ...


Here's a reminder of the board and sketch ...


To begin, I found an image of a heart online and printed it as large as I could on an A4 piece of paper to make a template like so ...


I traced this onto one of my papers before cutting out and handstitching around the edge. 

Here's the layout of my papers before I began embellishing ...


The outer dark pink strips were cut at 4" and 2" in width and I added some scallops from the black under each. My photo is 4" x 4" with a 4 1/4" x 4 1/4" mat. The yellow is 4" x 6". 

Now for the embellishments ...


I used the stencil to create a base for this cluster. I also cut a label shape from the same paper as the heart and stitched around the edge. All embellishments, including the wood veneer title come from the kit.


My main cluster also had a doiley stenciled under it. Again, all embellishments are from the kit.


In this close up you can see how I used the washi ... I added it as a border around my photo. I think it looks really cute like that! 

I hope I have inspired you to bust open your February, Love Like This 'Just Add Paper' kit and get creating. If you don't have one yet, there is still some available from the website. They're a bargain at only $10! 


Till next time, 
Amanda x


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