Saturday, October 3, 2015

Lisa - Simple Stories' We Are Family & Kaisercraft's A Touch of Gold layouts

Hi there! Hard to believe that October is here already, but unless the calendar is lying to me, I guess it's true! I've been loving the great spring weather, though. My house has never been cleaner! (What is it with the first hint of warm weather and the compulsion to clean? It gets me every time!)

I have a couple of layouts to share today: one made with a Kaisercraft range from August, and one using a new Simple Stories range called We Are Family.  First up: A Touch of Gold. This range is designed for use in making invitations, cards and even Christmas projects, but I wanted to see if I could use it to make an ordinary, everyday layout. (Albeit a glittery, sparkly one!) I started with a base of grey cardstock, and layered three of the papers on top (Flashy, with the tiny gold foil stars, Sheen and some of the plain gold foil sheet) and I tore the edges of each of them to add a little texture and contrast. I decided to use a black & white photo so as to avoid any colour clashing, and layered that on top. To finish, I added a couple of the Collectables, some gold sequins, some indian ink splatters, and some gold washi tape.

Quick and easy, and I really love the colour combo. A close up shot is below:

My second layout is made with the lovely We Are Family range from Simple Stories. The papers are so versatile, featuring muted colours, soft florals and little touches of woodgrain.  I used a panel from this sheet as my base, on top of some darl cream cardstock. I used a craft knife to cut along the edges of the silver bulldog clip design at the top of the panel so I could slip my photo underneath - to give the impression of it being clipped in place. Around the photo, I layered a selection of the embroidery hoops featured on the Perfect Story sheet that I fussy cut- they're so cute and definitely one of my favourite things about this range. I cut both full and half-hoops, tucking the half-hoops under the photo and the base paper. I think the circles help break up the otherwise relatively angular layout.

I added some ink splatters, and some bits and pieces from my stash that matched the colours/theme. 

On the bottom right, I clustered a little group of embellishments as a final touch. A close up shot is below:

And that's it! You can find the We Are Family collection here, and A Touch of Gold is here.

As always, thanks for looking, and I will see you again later in the month.

Lisa :)

1 comment:

  1. Love the gold & black, you have inspired me to get going to day & give it a try have the perfect photo for those colours TFS