Feeling Krafty

Those of you who have been following the blog for a while will know that my default scrap position is white cardstock. But those lovely Ruby Rock-it Bella! Kraftastick stickers were crying out for a bit of kraft so I took a deep breath and went for it
... and made two layouts!
this one is about the bowl of cockles and laverbread my hubby had on holiday. Laverbread isn't bread and has nothing to do with volcanoes. It is a type of seaweed that looks a lot like spinach when cooked and is what Richard Burton called "Welsh caviar" - hence the title.

I began the layout by using white texture paste and a star stencil on the cardstock. While that was drying I gathered a few sheets of paper, my last strip of that awesome dotty transparency and some of the Project Life Inspire cards. I cut up the Pretty Little Studio Love This journalling card from the main kit and put part of it behind the "love" square and part behind the photo.

I added some extra pen lines to the Pink Fresh Studio Happy Things Ombre Mosaic paper so it echoed the style of the "love" square a little more.

When the texture paste was dry and stuck down the papers and photo and went to town with all the lovely embellishments from the Palette kit Those little puffy stickers are just adorable and there are loads of 'em. The denim sticker added some touchy feely lovliness. The title uses Daily Flash stickers from the main kit, highlighted by that delicate xo washi tape. It features on loads of my layouts in a way that I tend not to use normal tape so maybe I better start cutting it in half! 

Next a layout about seagulls. Last year on holiday I met a seagull called Steven Seagall. This one is George Seagul. I can't remember his "son's" name. Anyway these two gulls who were introduced as George and his son, obviously watch out for the dolphin spotting boat and land on the front ready for treats! They were fun to watch, particularly as we didn't see any dolphins...
I happened to turn a piece of the Happy Things Ombre Mosaic over and it was the dquare with "smile" on it that I thought would be a great piece to base my layout on. I chose some papers that echoed the colours. The blue polka dot is one of the Project Life cards cut up.

I decided that seagulls love sparkle (or is that magpies?) so I took the heart shape journalling card and covered it with a diamond sparkle paste.
 I did the same thing to the vellum splat. Did I once more forget that if you put wet stuff on vellum it crinkles up a lot. Maaaybe. I flattened it out with some metal magnets that go with my Basic Grey cutting mat. Turns out they are rusty...

I spent ages trying to get the heart and the photo and the "Smile" in the right place. I even took a photo. It was looking perfect until suddenly it wasn't. I had needed to slice through the top left corner of the heart but didn't need that any more -  so the sticker came in handy! I also added a little tag to the right of the photo to cover an annoying gap that wasn't there on the version before sticking everything down. 

The stickers are from the main and the lite kit and I used all of the same embellishments as I did on the layout above.
At the end I wanted even more sparkle so added some White Lace stickles. Now they have dried I am hoping they don't look too much like guano.... 


  1. I am glad I am not the only person who finds their layout has 'lost' itself when I am sticking it down - I really SHOULD do a photo of 'before' to try and compare it to.
    I did laugh at the guano!

  2. I meant the comment - I must add that it doesn't look like it