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Wednesday, 18 August 2010

New Basic Grey and Tim Holtz

Hi there everyone, Katie here. Well, we are getting into a busy time now with Leisa back from CHA and new stock ordered and on its way. But to keep you keen in the mean time here are a couple of layouts using the soon to be released (yes we were lucky enough to get some samples!) Marjolaine from Basic Grey. This collection is full of beautiful greens, blues and browns perfect for boy pages and lots more!

These pages are based on layouts created by Basic Grey's Vicki Boutin but have my own twist of course! And that is a bit of Tim Holtz magic!!! If you love Tim's stamps be sure to come in store (or jump on line) quickly because we have had a pretty big order of his stamps come in just the other day, but they are already moving so hurry if you are interested.

For my page titled "Meet Brains" I have turned a plain background page into something a little more interesting using the splatter stamp from the Bitty Grunge set and weathered wood distress ink was the perfect match too. I also used my foam blending tool to add some more colour to the edges of the page.

On the title and journaling tag I used some shabby shutters with the scratchy grunge stamp from the same set to add some interest around the edges and also used this colour ink to create some lines for my writing. To do this I used the edge of a plastic ruler coated in ink as a stamp!

The stars are stamped using an older stamp set and vintage photo ink and then coated with vintage photo stickles.

On this next page "The Velocitron", I used the same Bitty Grunge stamp set to grunge up one corner with the scratchy stamp, and all the cut out circles have been inked with vintage photo or shabby shutters to make them blend.

I also used one of the tickets from the Odds and Ends stamp set (one of my favourites and literally hot off the press from July's CHA) which I cut out and added in as an embellishment. Adding a curled paper border and rosette help add some more interest to the page too, not to mention the little paper curls, finish with a bit of dimensional magic here and there (although hard to see!) and its done!

Thanks for dropping by and keep a look out for new stock coming soon!



Anne P said...

LOVE the velocitrion LO, too cool.