We were at our little casual kiosk last Friday at Chirnside and I was talking to a lady about the Large Letter stamps and Framelits and as we didn't have a set or even samples with us, I opened my phone to show her some samples on my blog from the layouts I prepared for On Stage in Sydney in April . . .
Only, I couldn't find them.
Oooops! I think we got so busy after On Stage with renovating, then going to Italy, then getting ready for the new catalogue, Christmas in July, the garage sale, and our Alaskan trip, that I just plain didn't get around to sharing the photos!
So, I better share some!
I found this gorgeous artwork on Instagram by Leonie Neal-Dawson, which instantly gave me ideas for a #loveitchopit layout - a theme based on the very popular concept devised by Kylie Bertucci to USE up your Designer Series Paper instead of just stashing it for a rainy day.
The colours were similar and the Share What You Love Specialty Designer Series Paper was screaming to be chopped and used (or just kept forever to maybe wallpaper a room one day . . . )
I had a few scraps leftover from the cards I had been making for my On Stage Presentation, so I literally just started laying them on a background of Blackberry Bliss 12 x 12 card stock and chopping more.
If your eyes are good, you can see that I also sponged the edges with Mint Macaron Ink just to lift each piece from the one next to it.
And if you look really closely, you can see the pencil line I ruled 1" in from all four edges of the Blackberry Bliss cardstock to frame the collage. I started by adhering the DSP pieces along the lines like a frame then gradually filled it in.
I loved this result so much that I didn't really want to cover it up with too much decoration, so at this point I decided to make it a double page layout, with the 2nd page being much simpler.
Texture was added to a couple of corners with the Embossing Paste and masks.
The heading was cut from Basic Black card using the Large Letters Framelits.
Do you like how I created the hashtag?
The next step was just filling in the gaps with some extra texture and layers, so I decided to cut some flowers from one of the sheets of DSP and add some punched leaves and a bit of vellum.
This paper pack contains 24 sheets - 4 each of 12 double sided designs, in a heavy weight paper with a beautiful pearl sheen on 4 of the designs.
I am well into my second pack of it having used so much in my On Stage presentation for Stampin' Up! It's in our annual catalogue along with all the other supplies if you would like to create a layout like this.