Paper Doll Layout | June 2015

Hello! Today I have my June paper doll layout to share... this month is based on one of my all-time favourite movies ever... Stand By Me. I used to watch this at my cousins house when we were growing up, on repeat lol! I have definitely seen it more times than I can count!

I only have three boy paper doll stamps that worked well together so I had to improvise and combine the top of one and bottom of another to make the 4th character from the movie. I think it turned out pretty good and you barely notice that two of the dolls look the same.

The page didn't turn out exactly how I envisioned it in my head, but I still like it and am so glad I included this movie in my album. I wanted it to look like they are all standing on train tracks since a lot of the movie is based on their travels along the train tracks. 

But since the dolls are so big in relation to the paper that I put them on, this was the only way I could get it to work. Making it a two page layout definitely helped!

I stamped all the dolls on text paper and paper pieced their clothes with some 6x6 patterned papers from my stash. The dolls don't look exactly like the characters they're portraying but I think they turned out pretty close.

I always like to add little touches from the movie onto my pages. For this one, I added a little black rectangle from the top of Vern's pocket to look like his comb. If you've seen the movie then you definitely know how important his comb was to him lol! ;)

I also added a pair of thick black glasses to Teddy like the ones he wears in the movie. I just cut them from my Cameo after I sized them down small enough to fit his face and then adhered them on with liquid glue.

When I picked out the patterned papers for the clothes, I tried to pick patterns and colours similar to what they wear in the movie. It's not exact but it's so fun to try and find the perfect papers to use. That's one of my favourite parts about making these layouts!

The quote I used for this page is from the narrative at the end and are the last lines of the movie. I have always loved these words and the end of the movie so I knew I wanted this to be the quote I used. I just printed it with my printer and cut the patterned paper down to fit on the 6x8 layout.

You can watch the video below to see how I created this months page:

Thanks for stopping by! I'll see you next month for my July page! ;)

2015 Paper Doll Layouts

January 2015 (featuring a quote from the movie New Year's Eve)
February 2015 (featuring a quote from the movie Pretty Woman)
March 2015 (featuring a quote from the TV show Glee)
April 2015 (featuring a quote from the movie The Breakfast Club)
May 2015 (featuring a quote from the movie The Little Mermaid)



You Are A Lifesaver | SSS July Card Kit

Hello! Today I have another card to share using the July Simon Says Stamp card kit. There are so many great things you can do with this kit... I still have so much product to use up even after creating a couple of cards!

To create my card, I used the cute little sailboat die to create a water scene with a few boats floating along in the water. 

I diecut three of the boats from a piece of Ivory cardstock that came in the kit and then I created the water underneath. I stamped the wave border with Versamark ink and heat embossed it with white embossing powder. I then added Peacock Feathers distress ink with an ink blending tool, making sure to stay below the waves.

I coloured all of the boat pieces with Copic markers and then inlayed them back into the negative piece to create a one layer panel. I just added some scotch tape to the back behind the boats so the pieces had something to stick to.

I stamped the sentiment on the water area, added a small stamped red heart and the twine from the kit tied into a bow around the panel. I love the dimension it adds to the card. The stamped piece is on a red cardstock mat and adhered to the card base with foam adhesive.

To see how I created the card, you can watch the video below:



Watercolour Backgrounds | Ken Oliver Color Bursts

Hello! Today I have a couple of cards to share that use the Ken Oliver Color Burst powders. Color Bursts are concentrated powders that are meant to be used with water to create fun, unique watercolour effects. They are super fun and super addicting - it's so fun to watch them react when they come in contact with water! ;)

There are a lot of fun ways to use these awesome powders, but for today's post I'm just showing how fun and easy it is to create watercolour backgrounds with them. My first card used the Violet and Ultramarine Blue powders to create a night sky looking background.

I love the colours you get when you mix the blue and purple powders... so bold and vibrant. I actually created this background yesterday using the powders for the first time. I let the piece dry overnight rather than using my heat tool... I love the different looks you get from heat drying it or letting it air dry.

When I played with the Color Bursts the second time I used the Ultramarine Blue powder mixed with the Lemon Yellow to create a bluish green background. I am seriously amazed at how well the colours blend and stay true to colour.... they don't fade at all! 

For this card, I stamped a simple sentiment in black ink and heat embossed it for some shine and dimension. I also added a few black hearts and some clear sequins and silver stickles. I love that the focus of both of the cards is on the awesome watercolour backgrounds.

You can see how I created the backgrounds and the Star card in the video below:

I also have to announce the winner of the July SSS card kit - congrats to Sue McRae!!
Please email me your contact info so we can send you your July card kit! ;)