Monday, November 30, 2015

Mini Album Featuring Nestled

Being the last day of November, sweater weather has officially set in! Today I'm sharing a mini album I created using the Nestled Collection. Thanksgiving may be over, but this collection is absolutely timeless and can be used for Autumn & beyond! 

Front Inside Cover

Page 1

Page 2

Page 3

Page 4

Back Inside Cover

I also added several 6x8 inserts to hold more photos.

Below is a tutorial showing you how I created Page 3. I started by cutting my base paper to 10x8 then added ink splats using a stamp.

Next, I added several layers of paper.

I then added white transparent clocks, an enhancement, cardstock sticker and photo mat.

Finally, I added stitching using a stamp.

Supplies: 12x12 Paper Pad, Collection Kit, "Details" Cardstock Sticker, "Enhancements" 12x12 Paper, "Observant" 12x12 Paper, "Hearty" 12x12 Paper, "Wise" 12x12 Paper, "Targeted" 12x12 Paper, "Prepared" 12x12 Paper, "Comfortable" 12x12 Paper, "Tender" 12x12 Paper

Friday, October 30, 2015

Count Down To Halloween featuring "Moonlit"

In honor of Halloween, we have a very special guest with us today! Rebecca Lawther has joined us in the past and we are pleased to bring her talent back to the blog today with some spooky cute "Moonlit" projects! 

When you think of Christmas, you think of creating an Advent calendar to count down the days. Many people are just as excited to celebrate Halloween, so who would have thought to create a Halloween advent calendar? Well, Rebecca did, and we think it's amazing! 

 Using “Moonlit” Halloween paper this 3’ x1’ wall hanging shelve.  Each wood shelf is filled with all kinds of boxes, bags & pumpkins to tuck treats in. I have added a thin black oiled wire to give it just a bit more “spooky” feeling!

She also created this fun centerpiece, very cute and convenient to store little treats! 

We hope you all have a very happy & safe Halloween! 

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Layered Masculine "Nestled" Layout

The Nestled paper collection from Authentique Paper is so versatile and can be used a variety of different ways! I know that the Design Team went crazy for this line of paper when it was first released, but I think that they were more excited about the squirrels and foxes that are featured on some of the papers and the embellishments. For myself, I was more excited about the earth tones and more masculine prints found in this collection like the wood grains, rulers and the like. I decided to make a fun, layered layout using this collection that I'm here to share with you today!

For this layout, the 'Wise" woodgrain paper was used for the background. Fussy cut parts of the rulers from the 'Comfortable' paper and layer onto the right side of the page.
To add some color and dimension to the background, I created my own custom colors of Creative Medium from Imagine Crafts. I used the 'Chevron' patterned stencil from The Crafter's Workshop to replicate the same pattern from the 'Wise' layering piece that I wold be using in the layout.
I repeated the chevron stenciling in different colors on the left side of the layout as well. Next I fussy cut the 'Wise' chevron pattern and added this as a layering piece. Ribbon from C'est Jolie was wrapped around the arrow 'Targeted' layering piece, which was topped with a banner piece that was cut from the 'Comfortable' paper.
To create some of my own embellishments that I used with this layout, I fussy cut the log end pieces from the 'Observant' paper to add them randomly to the layout. The frame beneath the picture was created from the blue wood grain 'Targeted' paper.
To finish the layout, I added different embellishments from the 'Details' 12x12 cardstock sticker sheet, along with a little more fussy cutting of my own embellishments.
I hope that this layout has given you some great inspiration for creating your own layout using the Nestled paper collection! We'd love to see what you've created with Nestled – be sure to share them with us on the Authentique Facebook page!

Monday, October 26, 2015

Halloween Altered Box Frame Featuring "Moonlit"

Halloween is right around the corner!  Erica here today sharing an altered box frame I created using the Moonlit Collection by Authentique Paper.

I started with three inexpensive, plastic 4"x6" box frames; using double-sided tape and Beacon glue I adhered all three box frames together.

While my glue was drying I cut two 4"x6" rectangles from pattern paper and one 4"x6" rectangle from black cardstock.

Next, I cut apart the Moonlit Collection  Enhancements.

Using foam adhesive to add dimension I adhered my Enhancement. I also added a sticker from the Moonlit Collection  Details.

I repeated these steps, creating another panel for the right frame. I'm saving the center panel and will add a cute Halloween photo in a few weeks!

Finally, I added flowers, leaves, ribbon and few more stickers to finish my box frames.

Supplies: 12x12 Paper Pad, Collection Kit, 12x12 "Details" Cardstock Sticker, "Enhancements" 12x12 Paper, "Ghostwrite" 12x12 Paper, "Ravel" 12x12 Paper

Thanks to everyone who hopped with us during our fabulous week with Petaloo! As promised, we have picked a winner to receive a fun prize pack...

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Thursday, October 22, 2015

"Nestled" Altered Canvas with Petaloo!

Authentique Paper and Petaloo are teaming up over the next week to bring you tons of Autumn inspiration using Authentique Paper and Petaloo products!

After you check out the projects here on the Authentique Paper blog, be sure to head on over to the Petaloo blog to find out what the talented members of their Design Team have in store for you today!

Keely Livings

Authentique's beautiful "Nestled" collection and Petaloo flowers are the perfect combination.  I created an altered canvas featuring a lovely photo and the colors of Fall.  I started by painting an 8"x10" canvas with black paint.  Next, I cut a sheet of "Nestled" patterned paper to measure 7.5" x 9.5" and adhered to canvas.  I adhered the photo to the center of the canvas and decorated with several "Nestled" Details stickers. 

I clustered many different types of Petaloo flowers and leaves to frame the photo.  I love the beautiful brown and blue flowers.  I then, wrapped the top and bottom corners of the canvas with Petaloo trim.  I had such a great time creating this project.

Authentique Nestled "tender" 12x12 paper
Authentique Nestled "details" 12x12 cardstock stickers
Petaloo Botanica Collection Sugared Blooms Mocha
Petaloo Textured Elements Mixed Mini Blossoms Teal
Petaloo Botanica Collection Spring Berry Clusters Peach/Grn
Petaloo Botanica Collection Chantilly Velv Hydrangeas Blue
Petaloo Fancy Trims Crct Lace Trims Cream
8"x10" canvas
DecoArt Americana Chalkboard Paint
Plaid Mod Podge Matte adhesive
Scor-Pal Scor-Tape adhesive

Be sure to check back every day this week for more project inspiration! We have an Authentique Prize Pack to give away to one of our lucky commenters (please leave unique comments!) 

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Also, make sure you stop and visit us as well as our friends over at Petaloo for prizes and lots of wonderful inspiration coming your way! Along the way, hop on over to the Petaloo Facebook Page and tell them Authentique Paper sent you!


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