Friday, May 6, 2016

More Fancy Pants Designs Attwell to Share from the April Kit

Hasn't the reveal of the Scrap Shotz April 2016 monthly kit been fantastic???

Fancy Pants Designs has always been one of my favorite manufacturers; year after year, they continue to release fresh, beautiful and versatile paper lines and coordinating accessories. The Attwell paper line has been just that - beautiful AND versatile.

The conception of first layout came together in minutes but the actual construction was over a period of days. I am in love with the Art Alchemy acrylic paint; its properties are absolute magic! In the layout below, I began by painting a a layer of Art Alchemy paint onto a sheet of parchment paper and then let it air dry for about 2 hours. Normally it takes about 15-20 minutes for the paint to dry but I was inconsistent in its thickness and wanted the paint to be bone dry.

As I applied the paint to the parchment paper, I splashed some of the paint onto the white corrugated background; that is how I ended up with the smeared look in the corners! The main elements of the layout were assembled quickly and I put it aside until I completed my remaining layouts, also shown below.

The flowers were die cut from Tim Holtz Tattered Flowers die, Tim Holtz Alterations Spring Greenery die (which Sandy special ordered for me) and a Sizzix rolled flower die (also special ordered by Sandy). The flower centres were created by circles die cut from Art Alchemy paint and the gorgeous Emerald Creek brads. 

My next layout was my interpretation of the PageMaps sketch. I turned the sketch 90 degrees clockwise. Instead of the diamonds, I used balloons. With the coordinating Attwell washi tape, I made bows to anchor the floating balloons. As well, I am smitten with the matching badges; they are THE perfect accessory to each project!

Believe it or not, this layout was difficult for me to construct. I have had these pictures for quite some time but could never find the right pattern papers...until this month's kit!

This double page layout highlighted the grey, black and yellow colours in the pattern paper. With the vibrant colours of my images, the softer colours were perfect. The Attwell puffy stickers and alphas were a joy to work with; they added dimension, colour and pizzaz to my layout!

This next layout was created from all the cut file overlays seen on instagram. I do not own a silhouette but I do happen to own alot of dies. With the pattern paper, I used my Vagabond and the Taylored Expressions Birthday Toppers to create my version of overlays. The title was created with Mama Elephant dies.

This final layout was created with leftovers of pattern paper, puffy alphas and puffy stickers! What I love is how the bold colours and patterns highlight my random images from our Saskatchewan visit.

Thanks for letting me share my projects - please link me to your projects made with the Scrap Shotz April 2016 monthly kit!

1 comment:

Lorraine said...

Great work, Virginia! Love all your projects!