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Cultural Cities Cruise by AMANDA KING
Hello Mad Scrappers! It’s Amanda here for the final post of my term on the Design Team and I’ve gone back to one of my favourite collections of the last six months, Storyteller by Vicki Boutin for American Crafts. It may be slightly older but there are still plenty of papers in the shop and the sticker book has recently arrived too.
I used two sheets of the Moonbeams paper as the background of a double page to summarise a cruise we took to Spain, Portugal and Morocco a few years ago, and added strips of the Stardust and Patchwork papers to the top and bottom.
The main feature on my page is a floral globe cut-file (free from Paige Evans in her Facebook group) which I cut from grey cardstock. I backed all the leaves and flowers and the base of the stand with pieces from the multi-coloured Sequence paper, backed the whole globe with two layers of vellum and added my title around the curved part of the stand.
I printed eight photos at 3”x4” and arranged them in three groups with my globe left of centre on the double page, but crossing the divide (inspired by a layout from Shimelle Laine). I cut a journaling card from the Storyteller paper and placed that to the bottom left of the page, beneath my first two photos, and cut labels from the cream strip of the Sequence paper to caption each photo.
With the basic structure of the page in place, but looking quite bare, I turned to the Cardstock Stickers, adding all of the arrows with phrases on them, two of the large hearts (one each side) and a large circle next to the journaling card. There were five smaller circles with numbers on them, which I couldn’t work into the page as they were, so I covered each number with an enamel star and spread those across the page too. I then built up trios of enamel shapes and gold cardstock sticker hearts around each large heart, arrow or number sticker and spattered gold acrylic paint liberally around each set to finish.
I’ve really enjoyed my time on the Design Team for The Mad Scrapper and sharing so many wonderful products and collections with you. I hope I’ve been able to inspire you with ways to use them in your own projects. If you’d like to see more from me you can follow my blog or find me on Instagram.
Now it’s time for me to hand the baton on to the new team. I wish them well and I know they have some fabulous projects coming up for you to see.