Hello fellow scrappers! Kay here bringing to you my debut page for Authentique! What better way to introduce myself than to start it all off with a layout showcasing Authentique's Hope Collection.
Even though Hope was designed primarily for Easter, I wanted to show that it can be used for other themes as well. In fact, the colors & images were perfect for a page based on my newborn son. Here he is at approximately 1 month old wearing his light blue elf hat. :-)
The majority of the embellishments used on this page are from Hope's Details & Statements sticker elements. If your scrap approach is anything like mine, you tend to arrange & re-arrange the many embellishments on your page at least 101 times! So being able to freely move sticker elements around without worrying about them sticking to your page adds flexibility during your page design. TIP: Something I tend to do with sticker elements is to stick them onto transparencies. This way I can cut them out & then adhere them anywhere onto my page without having to worry about making a mistake as to where I place my stickers. If you wish to eliminate an extra step, our very own Emily gave me yet another tip. Sprinkle a bit of baby powder to the back of the stickers to remove the stickiness. Either way will work!
So all of the stickers seen on this page have been adhered to transparencies first, cut out & then adhered with your basic glue or pop dots to my page in order to give them more dimension.
Sometimes, the best embellishments are the paper themselves & with the simplest of techniques. Authentique's paper has a perfect thick texture to them in order to create sturdy paper scrolls. I've taken several pieces from the Hope collection & have rolled them to create random scrolls onto my page. These little rolls of paper make for an interesting visual embellishment on your layouts & are also a great way to use up leftover scraps. I've spread several of these scrolls throughout my page & have made them in different sizes. When adhering these paper scrolls, try not to adhere them in any particular order--just randomly adhere them & you'll notice that this looks more visually appealing to the eye.
More paper scrolls, strategically placed onto one of the large tags that came in Hope's Statements sticker page.
Take a closer look at the third scroll from the bottom. Notice it has print on it. This scroll also happens to be my journaling. Storing journaling on scrolls has become almost a trademark on my pages. TIP: This is a great way to store large journaling or stories without taking too much space on your pages. I typed up my journaling on my computer & printed it onto vellum--then I rolled it up & adhered it to my page with a leftover strip of scrap paper that I use to keep my scroll in place.
I found this quote online & found it to go along nicely with my page. I found it to be so very true & printed the quote directly onto my photo.
I further decorated the Hope borders with dots of acrylic paint & highlighted the edges of most of my layers with Marmalade Distress ink.
Thank you for stopping by today & enjoy the rest of the week!
Authentique Paper- Hope Collection: 12x12 Paper #HOP010, Details Stickers #HOP007, Statements Stickers #HOP011, Elements #HOP008
Ink: Tim Holtz Distress Ink
Punch: We R Memory Keepers Lucky 8
Large Silk Flower: Funtoolas Etsy Shop
Butterflies: Kay's Kreative Korner Etsy Shop
Mulberry Paper Flowers, Resin Owl, Resin Domino Pieces, Resin Flowers, Teddy Bear