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Cattitude Layout

Cattitude Layout

Here is a single page layout I have created using the June 2020 Scrapaholix kits. These kits feature papers from Pink Paislee's Bloom Street range - I'm not a huge fan of pink so I went more for the papers with blues, purples and greens, which are more my colours. The photo is of my partner's gorgeous grey cat called Beksy.

For my base I used paper No.10 - I love the watercolour style of this paper. I then cut the white cardstock to 9.75" x 8.5" and distressed the edges using my paper distresser. I layered on top paper No.8, ( I love this paper too) cut slightly smaller and again with the edges distressed, so the white would show underneath. Then I cut the blue cardstock to 10"x6.5", distressed the edges and stuck down off-set as shown.

I matted the photo on to white cardstock, as I felt I needed a break between the blue cardstock and the photo, and I wanted the photo to stand out better.

I have, as usual, used some chipboard on this layout - I felt the Dusty Attic title "Cattitude" was appropriate as Beksy certainly has this! Also used was a Branch No2 and a heart, all painted white. I used the sponge dauber included in the kit to paint the chipboard - I prefer to use this or a mini blending tool as it is so much faster colouring chipboard than using a paint brush, and you get a much more even finish with no brush strokes. Wash the dauber immediately though, so the paint doesn't dry on it.

I found some old BasicGrey Flourish rub-ons in my stash, so used these in amongst the flower clusters, as well as some Wishing Bubbles from the March kit and some other random stickers also found in my stash. The puffy heart in my main flower cluster was also from the March kit.

I used Finnabair's 3D gloss gel to adhere all my chipboard, and some adhesive dots to stick down the flowers. I like using glue dots for my flowers as it's an instant stick and I know they won't shift when I'm creating the flower cluster.

Finally I added in my journaling - one of my favourite journaling methods is to use cardstock strips, I just find them easy to use and I can use as many as I need to tell the story. I looked at more solid journaling tags but they just didn't seem to sit right. I used Kaisercraft's Orchid ink pad and the sponge dauber from the kit to ink around the edges of the journaling strips, and stuck them down with Scor-tape.

I took my time in bringing this layout together, but am really happy with how it has turned out. 

Kits are available at your local Scrapholix club - East Lothian, Stockton on Tees, Exeter, Beccles and Dereham.

Not got a local club? You can still order yours by contacting us at The Mad Scrapper on 07762 932100 or use the contact form on our website.


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Sandy Currie - July 15, 2020

Hi Janine.
Would it be possible for me to get the June and July Kits. You would have to choose the cardstock to match.

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