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After hiking to the summit of Sulphur Mountain, Banff in British Colombia, Canada in beautiful sunlight the weather suddenly changed. We were showered with painful hailstones. But driving wind and hailstones couldn’t take the huge smiles of our faces. The 360 degree views of the Rockies were incredible!
Starting with a piece of plain white cardstock I found various circle stamps in my stash and stamped a border before randomly adding colour with my paints. I then added small brads, gems, sequins and candi to embellish some of the circles. I added pattern to the background using a splat stamp, a mask and with random splatters. A couple of punched blue borders and a title and the page was finished.
Supplies: Woodware and EK Success border punches, various circle stamps, Gansai Tambo paints, Confetti mask, blue and black ink.
I made this layout just before leaving for the airport! I have die cut thirteen scalloped squares from some DCWV packaging and arranged them around my photo. I love the foiled accents on the papers. The card stock weight patterns are still acid free and show a smaller version of the larger 12×12 papers in the pack. A couple of scalloped borders top and bottom plus the title and the page is almost finished.
I added a floral embellishment using Cheery Lynn dies, a sprinkling of pearls, and added some gold lines for my journaling. Done!
Supplies used: scalloped square from the Karen Burniston Spinner Square die set, scalloped borders lawn fawn die, Cheery Lynn fern, build a flower and baby’s breath dies.
My latest layout. Capturing my first attempts at taking a selfie with my new phone with hilarious results!
I dry brushed white gesso onto patterned paper, then swooshed on some pink distress inks using the packaging technique. Photos matted and layered with some fussy cut flowers from another patterned paper. Added some stamped words to the background. Title stamped and die cut. Journaling written directly onto the page.
Supplies used: Little by Little by Shimelle American Crafts 12×12 paper pad, Title a combination of Stampendous Brush Alphabet stamps and selfie die cut with Cricut, small words: Click Photo Sentiments stamp set by Marion Emberson.