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Pages from Flatford by AMANDA KING
Hello Mad Scrappers! It’s Amanda here, back as promised with more pages from Flatford in Suffolk. Last time I shared ‘Not The Hay Wain’ and today I have two more pages from the same day, using the same Vintage Artistry collection pack, but in different colourways.
The Vintage Artistry in Color Collectors Edition has papers from 49 and Market’s original Coral, Sage and Sky collections plus some new ones that are now available individually in the shop.
I printed four photos from the village of Flatford and the River Stour but initially wasn’t sure whether to use all of them, or just three, or how to lay them out on the page. I chose the Bibliophile paper for my background, and then all became clear:
In order to make best use of the paper and show off the leaf prints, I placed my two main photos on the area marked out towards the left of the page and then cropped the other two slightly to fill the white space on the right, running them off the edge of the page, something I would never have thought to do if it wasn’t for that background. I nearly forgot to take a photo so the paper also has a couple of washi strips added in this one.
I built up the layers behind my photos using ephemera from the collection pack with pieces from the Sage Collage Stack, concentrating on the left side and top edge of each pair. If you’ve never used a collage stack, I do urge you to consider one. They are available in six colourways and make layering so easy, without any need to cut into lots of your precious patterned papers.
I tucked a couple of leaves into the left side of my larger photo block and topped it with a butterfly, adding a smaller butterfly on the printed leaves on the right.
I then put together an extra cluster at the top to balance the page, with a ‘Beautiful Day’ sticker from Tim Holtz Idea-Ology, and scattered silver gems and Sage Wishing Bubbles around the page, concentrating on the edges of my paper layers.
For my second page, with two photos from Flatford Lock, I started from the Love Letters paper.
This one also has a clear place where the photos would work best, and I saw no reason to fight against that positioning. I used two 4x6 photos, one of the whole lock and one of a close-up at one end with Bridge Cottage framed by the lock gate.
Once again I matted these with pieces from the collage stack and tucked in ephemera from the collectors pack around the edges, building up clusters at the top left and bottom right, and being sure to include another Tim Holtz word sticker.
I ran my title down the side using the Loving Life Thickers again and repeated my scatterings of wishing bubbles and silver gems.
My two pages started out from very different backgrounds, but by using the same layering techniques and products and repeating the letter stickers I think that it will be clear that these, and also ‘Not The Hay Wain’ which I made on a green and cream background, all belong together and record different elements of the same day.