Monday, 15 July 2013

Happy is with a Bucket


A beautiful sunny day and so this shot feels quite appropriate - it is from our holiday last year and my youngest on the beach, completely content with a bucket in hand!  The papers are from the kit I was sent by Mel and Jill from ATDML - I've not used lots of Fancy Pants papers before now....but these are gorgeous, so I'm definitely going to loo out for them. This range is called Park Bench and it's really beautiful colours all blues, yellows, greys and black so very elegant.

I started the page with my grey damask background, a cut an inch of 2 of the sides.  I then worked out where I wanted all my papers to be - I used a bazzill scalloped circle as the template for my big circle scallop and distressing the edges of mine hid any imperfections in my cutting!  I used a plate for the yellow polka dot circle and then went around it with liquid pearls, then layered a glassine envelope for the journalling and doily.  Fancy Pants also make co-ordinating banners so I used these in the left hand corner.  Once I roughly knew where I wanted everything to go I then added some gesso to the background and used my chalk inks to add some colour - you can see more detail about the technique here.  The final bit of embellishments are a Tim Holtz rosette flower, some wood veneer and stickers.  The alphabet is Heidi Swapp and I typed the 'is with a bucket' using a free vintage typewriter font on my computer, printed it on scrapbook paper and stapled it to the page.



17 comments:

  1. This is great, so summery and such a great photo.

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  2. Very nice! I like how the circular elements complement the paper designs.

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  3. love the subtle paint behind your layers here!

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  4. Such a cute page!
    Love the title :)

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  5. Beautiful. I too {heart} that Park Bench pp so yummy. Love all the details you added.

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  6. I love the softness of the gesso & chalk inks - gorgeous layout!

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  7. I adore these last lines from them. This is a great page!

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  8. Beautiful page! Love the scallops and cluster of flags at the top!

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  9. Gorgeous! I love the chalk-ink on the background. I only recently discovered Fancy Pants too, I bought some of their 'Down by the Shore' collection and I'm loving it! x

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  10. Beautiful layout! I love the chalk technique! My chalks are hidden away in my closet. You just reminded me that I should reach for them more often!

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  11. Sweet and beautiful Katherine, and your boy seems really happy with its bucket !! He's cute ! Coco xx

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  12. Oh Kat I love the colour scheme and the shaped piece on this one, really makes the photo pop!

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  13. Lovely! Thanks for sharing!

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  14. This is gorgeous and I love how distressing edges covers up less than perfect cutting.

    Love the soft muted tones of the layout and the soft chalk inking - just gorgeous

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  15. Fab photo and layout.
    Alison x

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  16. Lovely layout, love the soft colors

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