Collaging with Hazelnut Coffee

Hi everyone, I'm Emy, the guest designer for this month. I was so happy to receive my gorgeous kits and I couldn't wait to get started. The first thing that I found exciting in the box was the tissue paper that the supplies were wrapped in! Tissue is fabulous for creating texture.

I tore my tissue into pieces and pasted them onto some "Brown Sugar" cardstock using a matte gel medium. I left this to dry completely.

I wanted to colour my crochet doily for another page and so I sprayed it with a blue mist on my collaged page to use it as a stencil. While the ink is still wet, you could print it onto another piece of blank cardstock to use it a third time as well.

I started layering up the crochet trim and photo and adding the beautiful stamps. I love the idea of using stamps on a layout. If you'd like more ideas about how to use stamps in a crafty way then check out the very talented Julie Kirk's blog "Notes on Paper" and her fantastic series "Going Postal" ( scroll down a little and look for a list on the left). There's a Pinterest board to go with the series too.

I used some of the "Memoir" butterfly rub-ons and joined them up with a dotted line then used my journalling pen to write out my title. I've been trying to be brave and use my handwriting more on my pages recently. I found this quote by an American poet and it sums up my daughter so well, but it would take a lot of alphabet stickers to write out! I practised on some scrap paper first and then put pen to paper.

I'll be back soon with the project using my crochet doily, which is now blue! I hope you are all enjoying your kits as much as I am!

1 comment:

  1. love this lo, think i'll be giving the tissue texture a go :)