Ekk, Katrina here! This is my first “official” post as a design team member for Basically Bare and I am excited and nervous at the same time. I am one of the “Scrap Stars” so my focus will be mainly on layouts and cards, but I will probably throw in some fun altered projects here and there. Are you ready to see what I created? Here is a peek…..
When we got our design team boxes, we got, of course, Basically Bare goodies to play with. BUT, that isn’t all. We also got some cross partner products to play with. All different kinds of markers from Kuretake, a couple of fun magazines, and then in my box I got some Paper Loft papers from the Easy Breezy collection. I have never worked with Paper Loft products before, so I was eager to see what they were about. I had a helper opening my box after I got it!
As you can see, we recently added a new puppy to the household and I have been taking pictures like crazy to “capture those little moments”. I decided that I wanted to do a double page layout, just so that I could make the pictures a bit bigger and get a few more on there. I am the first to admit that I am a one page girl most of the time, so I often use a sketch to get going on a two page layout. This layout is based on a sketch from the Sketch Support site.
Let’s get a close up of each page and the details on it!
On this first page I used the Basically Bare Happy Little Houses set for my house. Reminds me of a Cape Cod! I used a Kuretake Zig Painty marker in white to color the house and then just border punched strips for the roof from the Paper Loft papers I was working with. The great thing about the Houses set is that you can mix and match the houses and doors! LOVE THAT and so easy to create the striped door that I wanted on my house.
To make the tree, I used a trunk from the Basically Bare Happy Little Trees set and then went over it with my Kuretake Zig Memory System Marker to define it more. Then I punched 1/2 inch circles out of a sheet from the Easy Breezy collection I was working with and then just mixed them up. This worked great since the papers are double-sided. I popped up a few of the circles with dimensional adhesive to give the tree more body and texture.
I used my Silhouette Cameo to cut a few of my details, like the grass and the kite. I wanted to add a little extra and a bird shape from the Bascially Bare Birds set was a perfect fit there. I used the small acrylic wing as a subtle touch to the bird. I like the fact that the bird was easy to cover with the Paper Loft papers and that it was also easy to trim around. I sanded the edges of the bird and I sanded a little more than I normally do, but the sanding enhanced the golden yellow paper that I had covered the bird with. AND the paper sanded wonderful, no ripping or tearing.
Well, that it it for my first official posting, whew, it wasn’t quite as scary as I thought it was going to be! I will be back later in the month with another fun project to showcase. If you have any questions for me, feel free to contact me thru my blog, Paper Scissors, and Glue.
Check out the Paper Loft and their fab papers here!