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Beautiful - Railway Walk

Beautiful - Railway Walk

Beautiful – Railway Walk

Ooh love the kit this month, Heidi Swapp – Storyline Chapters.  Beautiful greys, pinks and greens, such a lovely contrast of colours.  I live awfully close to a Railway Walk.  The colour in these papers reminded me of the photos that I have used to scrap this month.  My problem was I wanted to use all the photos. I felt I may lose seeing all the pretty colours of the paper by squishing 6 photos onto a double page layout, so I decided to make all my photos size 2” x 3”.  Let me know what you think? Too small?

I made this layout for my son, when he looks back at this in years to come, he will remember all the stops we made over the years! Each one has a wonderful story for us.

I have created a double page layout.   I started by using two sheets of Market Fresh for the base.  I love the corner flourishes, so I placed one flourish top left and the other bottom right.  From my stash, I wanted a stencil that would give me a round flower shaped pattern.  I found TCW-Mini Many Textures.  I placed the stencil randomly over the pages and used the transparent matte texture paste.  I found this paste a lot creamier than most pastes, I suppose even glue like.  It was easy to spread over my stencil and less mess when cleaning off.   Once dry, I used a small sponge and dabbed some Dusty Attic vintage gold paint over the areas I had stenciled. 

Matt Texture Paste

Painted Texture Paste

I cut 1 sheet of Home Grown into 2 pieces of 6” x 10”, from my stash I decided to matt these with Bazzill cardstock – Avocado.  I cut 2 pieces 6 1/4" x 10 1/8". (remembering that one side did not need a matt edge as it butts up against the page edge)

For my second layer, I cut a sheet of Everyday into two pieces of 5” x 9”, again matting this with Avocado cutting 2 pieces of 5 ¼" x 9 1/8".  I placed both matted papers in the middle of the base. 

I then matted my photos with Avocado, 3 portrait and 3 landscape.  I love the way the Avocado green colour pops with the Market Fresh paper! With this being a railway walk, and everything being in a line, I put my pictures on as we would see them along the walk.  I placed them on the Everyday paper, having to cut a landscape one which crossed over the two sheets. 

For my Journaling, I used the die cut from the Weekender paper. This has a lovely sand border, which I thought is similar to my flower stenciling.  I matted this with my Avocado Bazzill.  I used the die cut with the numeric side border, cut out numbers one to six and gave each of my photos a wee journal for the route we follow. 

My embellishments - I love Dusty Attic chipboard.  I feel a layout is never complete for me without it!  This time I used the word Beautiful as my title.  I used Foliage #2 and Mini ABC Set Upper.   All painted with Metallique Dark Forest paint from the super range that Janine has in the shop. 

I placed my “Beautiful” title on the left-hand side top of the page.  I placed a flower from a packet of 49 Market Sugar Posies-Butterscotch next to my title with a stamp from the add on kit.  Which stuck nicely! My Journal card I placed at the top of the right-hand side and added a couple of small flowers from the pack.  I placed my DA foliage 2 pieces of each, bottom left and top right of the layout.  I then added a wee bit of Jute for extra texture and then placed more of the Butterscotch posies around the foliage. 

To finish off, I cut a strip of Sand cardstock, 11 ¾” x 1” and matted this with Avocado – 12" x 1 ¼”.  I then placed my DA alpha letters on.  Giving me my additional title of where the pictures were taken.

All papers and cardstock were stuck down with Scor-tape, DA and flowers stuck with 3D Gloss Gel.    Tah Da! All done!

Extra Items Used

Dusty Attic - Beautiful

Dusty Attic – Foliage #2

Dusty Attic – Mini ABC Set – Upper


49 Market Sugar Posies – Butterscotch

Bazzill – Avocado

Metallique Paint – Dark Forest


3D Gloss Gel


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