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Hi Foxy by AMANDA KING
Hello Mad Scrappers! Amanda here again, and this month I’m working with Amy Tangerine’s Late Afternoon collection. The colours in this collection are rich and autumnal so I stayed with that theme for my first page which features a leaf wreath from Paige Taylor Evans (free in her Facebook group) which I cut from kraft cardstock with my Silhouette.
The paper pad has 48 sheets, two each of 24 patterns, and is fantastic value at £15.99 or 33p per sheet. It’s also single-sided which puts an end to the eternal dilemma of which side to use and what happens if you want the other side later. I chose seven of the patterns to back the leaves and acorns of my cut-file and then put it aside to work on my background.
I chose smooth white cardstock for this and marked out a circle in pencil in the centre, roughly the same size as the middle of the wreath. I then used bronze modelling cream with a confetti stencil to make a ring of raised dots. I used an older stencil that I already own, but Dusty Attic’s Confetti #2 stencil would give a similar effect.
My top tip for if you smudge a smaller circle in a pattern like this is to let everything dry and then to go back later and cover the smudge with more modelling cream through a slightly larger circle. This covers a multitude of sins, and you can also use the same method if you find an incomplete circle when you lift the stencil up.
Once my modelling cream was dry (it doesn’t take long), I rubbed out the pencil line, spattered peach and yellow mists around my circle and left it to dry again before placing the wreath over the top. I matted my photo, a fox which was a regular visitor to our garden a few years ago, on red cardstock and tucked it into the wreath. I used old letter stickers from my stash for my title and added lots of dots from the Thickers sheet to the circle around the page. I considered enamel dots or pearls first, but I found that they distracted from the lustre of my bronze confetti and the ‘dullness’ of the Thickers dots worked better.
I’ll leave you with one last close-up of the leaves and the dots. I’m really loving the colours and patterns in this collection and I look forward to sharing another page with you all soon.