Wednesday, August 15, 2018

August Inspiration - Megan Gourlay

Hi Everyone :)

Today I have 3 projects to share with you, one using the Wanderlust Collection and the other using the In the Mood collection.

My first project is a layout that uses lots of layers of printed and altered chipboard. My base piece of paper is Ocean Voyage.  Ive used two different stencils with texture paste and watered down different paint colours for added colour.  Some random stamping using archival ink over the background finished my base layer.

My Beaded Circles chipboard has simply been painted, and then added some muslin this has also been coloured to match.  My two chipboard titles have been embossed with Wheat, and a few seedlings sprinkled around finished my layout.

Products Used

Patterned Paper: 
Wanderlust - Ocean Voyage

Printed Chipboard:

Tattered Walls

Embossing Powder:


Tattered Newsprint


Beaded Circles
You Make Me Smile

My next project is in two parts, a little luggage trunk and a mini album.  The mini album is tiny, and fits 3x4 photos.  Both projects use In the Mood papers and printed chipboard.  This would make a fab wedding gift, or valentines day present don't you think?!

The I Love You printed chipboard was the perfect size for the front cover of my album, and because both projects are tiny, the cover needed to be flat to allow it fit in the trunk.

The mini album has a 1.75" spine with the binding being able to hold two 'signatures' - those two signatures contain a belly band, accordion fold page and a pocket.  The entire album holds 10 photos with room for journalling.

Ive used Lace 10 - the pink piece - to decorate the inside, and hide the prongs of the brads where they attach to the lid.

The detail on the lid is created by layering three layers of printed chipboard pieces.  The top piece, the heart, I have painted and while still wet applied White Gold Glitter - this just might be my favourite one, its gorgeous!

The inside front cover and the belly band on the left, both decorated with printed chipboard pieces - a great way to add dimension but which keeps it flat also.

Here I have a flap decorated with another printed chipboard piece, that ties the accordion fold piece all together, and a simple pocket page on the left.

The page on the left is a simple pocket that I have used to tuck some journalling in.  This is decorated by layering three of the triangles that come in the printed chipboard set.  The heart on the back cover is also from this set.

Products Used

Patterned Paper:
In the Mood - Ecstatic, Blissful, Attracted, Flirty

Printed Chipboard:
In The Mood

White Gold

Lace 10

Thank you for popping by today, and hopefully Ive given you some inspiration in utilising those printed chipboard pieces :)

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