Sunday, October 16, 2016

October Projects by Maja

Good morning, BFS Fans, welcome to the blog today :)

I'm happy to be here again to share three layouts. They feature different collections and themes, but have something in common - they all show the "backsides" of papers for the backgrounds :)
Let's begin with the one you might have spotted during our October challenge announcement:

I made the layout using the Seaside Cottage collection. I layered selected paper, going for the nice pastel teal Regalia sheet for the background. Then I added the chickerwire chipboard painted with white gesso. Then I mounted the title chippies on it, combining some Spiritually Speaking words to form "Heaven Sent Blessings. :

I also added XOXO chipies and a mixture of flowers to further decorate the page. I chose the word pieces to be embossed with the Ruby ep for a nice contrast against the white chickenwire:

Heaven Sent Blessings:

Papers: Seaside Cottage: Relics, Regalia, Splendor, Whitewash
Chipboard: Chickenwire Panel, Spiritually Speaking, XOXO
Flowers: Seaside Lilies, Attic Charm Daisies, Courtship Blooms,
EP: Ruby

Now on to two layouts I made using the latest release, the Memoirs collection.
The first one was a true challenge for me, as I bravely used an yellow-orange-blue palette I'd never used before! :) But this combo makes a perfect choice to scrapbook your autumn, school or Halloween photos:

The palette was detrmined by the photo of my younger son that I used :) And so I selected the vintage newspaper sheet for the bacground that reminds me of some old book page. I added some brick stamped directly on it:

Embossed the "Noted" piece from Arrow Words and the Mini Frame Dangle with Tangerine and Copper eps and added the flowers in yellow and orange. Then I cut out the books motit and used it as a separate embellishment:

The title piece, Back To School, is embossed with Sand and Sea ep, one of my favourite new colours :) I also used a dimensional epoxy sticker to make an embellishment with a cut-out writing hand image. Finally I added some crystal dots and splashes of glitter ink to finish my page off:

Back to School:
Papers: Memoirs: Tale of Treasure, Calling Cards, Chronicles, Grand Sequel
Chipboard: Back to School, Mini Frame Dangle, Arrow Words
Flowers: Memoirs Blooms, Attic Charm Glitter Roses, Tranquility Blooms
Stamps: Essential Textures
EP: Sand & Sea, Tangerine, Copper

And here's the second layout I made with the Memoirs papers, and look how different it is!

I really love the deep dark red colour of the Songbird's Drama sheet! I wanted it to play the leading role and so used few elements on the page, not to cover it too much. The photo is one of the old photo shoot (you can tell by a different hairdo of my elder son ;) ) that I really like and already scrapbooked a dozen of times ;) First I layered nicely contrasting grey and red papers and added some stamping in the corners:

I embossed the gorgeous Chelsea Frame piece with Snow to make it clear white and really pop out of the background. Then I embossed the "you" from the title piece with Black Sand and then the whole of the chipboard with Ebony. I really like the metallic gold peeping through the black!

And finally I added the flower cluster with a bow of beautiful guipure lace and some embellies:

Grateful For You:
Papers: Memoires: Tale of Treasure, Songbird's Drama,
Chipboard: Chelsea Frame, Grateful For You
Flowers: Harvest Lilies, Dark Tropic Lilies
Stamps: Beads&Charms, Deja Vu, Forever, Ornamentals
EP: Ebony, Black Sand

And what do you think of the Memoirs collection? I hope to see many beautiful creations of yours with these papers!

See you later - Maja

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