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Sunday, 19 May 2013

A share from a friend at APOCD Michelle :)

Today I am here to share a bit of a step by step from a loyal APOCD subscriber and long time friend Michelle. Michelle is the lovely lady who behind the scenes helps me to pack your scrumptious kits each month :) We normally do this over a big coffee and lots of chatting about the latest and greatest supplies and what we are loving or want!

Here is the layout Michelle created for the current May Colour Challenge for Life Paper Scrapbook challenge site where she is on the design team. Michelle is a Project Life-r at heart so normally she uses our kits to make her PL spreads.  This time she has created a layout,  think you have definitely channelled your 'inner Raquel' Shell, :)

Here is what she has to say: 

This is the colour combo to play with this month YUM YUM would love a Macaron right now!

Normally I would create a Project Life layout for this, however I was so excited when I received the MAY Cake kit from A Piece of Cake Designs (now sold out) that I knew I wanted to make a layout instead. The colours are perfect! Especially the Heidi Swapp tags that were in mine.

So this is what I came up with
I had the layout pictured as I was pulling out the kit ingredients and I assembled half of the page before I had even chosen the photo I was going to use.

My recipe is as follows
- I started with a piece of Kraft cardstock for the base, and splattered it with Mint Green HS Color Shine
- Next I trimmed down the vellum to 8x8inch. Scrunched it up then slightly flattened it out so that it sat out from the page.
- Then I cut off a strip of the yellow sunburst paper 'Serendipity - New Day' to approx 2"x11" and roughed up the edges with a pair of scissors.
- Next I sprayed one of the Heidi Swapp tags with the Mint Green Color Shine and left it to dry while I roughed up the edges of the 'Beautiful' banner card with scissors. Then cut both tags in half to use in 2 places on the layout
- Once I finally decided which photos I wanted to use, I printed them out 3x5" size and sanded the edges to give them a rough white border
- Then I took some of the white cardstock and cut it slightly larger than the 2 photos I had and dabbed lightly all over it with my pink Hero Arts ink pad, then adhered the photos to the top so that part of the cardstock was showing below.
- This is when I eventually started sticking things down properly with tape and staples - LOVE my tiny attacher!
- Scattered a few pink sequins around the page, then glued them down once I was happy with their placement

- Next I added the Bling.. A Cherry barcode flair from the April release at A Piece of Cake Designs,  plus a flower that was in the May cake kit. I broke the yellow bead off from the middle of the flower and glued it back down with a sequin to make it sparkle a little more.
- I cut a banner from the white glitter tape and stuck it above the flair.
- Then I wound some of the pink twine from the kit around the flair and flower, then under the beautiful tag and over to the other side of the page with a few loops, and adhered to page with glue and tiny attacher.
- Last of all I cut up some left over white cardstock into thin strips to write my journalling on and attached them with foam tape. 
- and I added the kraft banner with heart cut out onto the right hand side of the photos, and the birdie paper clip onto the top right of the photos.

I hope this has inspired you to get creative!

Sponsors for this months Colour Challenge are The Scrapbook Store, who are kindly offering one of our lucky readers who play along, a $20 voucher for their online store! 
Head on over to the Life Paper Scrapbook page to see what the rest of the Design Team have whipped up this month :) You won't be disappointed. 

Thanks so much for allowing us to share this Michelle. Don't forget to check out Michelle's blog and the challenge at Life, Paper Scrapbook to join in. If you managed to snap up a May kit, you could even use that :P

1 comment:

  1. Thanks so much for sharing Raquel xx
    Always fun packing kits :)


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