Monday, January 20, 2020

49 and Market ...Seaside and Shipwreck...Adventure Layout

 Living near coastal waters my entire life, I have so many beach photos in my collection. Seaside  and Shipwreck are two of 49 and Markets beautiful collections. But you don't have to live near the coast to create a fabulous Sea themed project. If you love sealife and mermaids, then these 2 collections are for you! I started by using an awesome Dusty Attic Fishnet #2 stencil on the background. I used a patterned paper from the 6x8 collection and mounted it on a piece of corrugated cardboard and adhered it to the background, then tucked some cheesecloth under and around the piece. I mounted the photo on corrugated cardboard as well, and adhered it to the 6x8 design.

From there, I built my design using elements from the Underwater Layered Embellishment Set. This collection of beautiful layered  pieces adds beautiful dimension to your projects. I mixed in flowers that had sea and beachy colors. I love how the little fish seem to be weaving in and out of the underwater sea life. I adore the glitter Epoxy bubbles. They give the layout a little sparkle.

Another piece from the Embellishment set, are the shells hanging on a string wrapped around a piece of wood. At first glance it looks so real. The detail is incredible. This piece made the perfect frame around the photo.

 The title Adventure is a Dusty Attic piece from the WP 35 set. I primed it with white gesso, added some crackle paste over it, and after it dried, painted it with acrylic paint.

Here is a close up of the hanging shells from the Underwater layered embellishment Set.

Thank you for joining me today for more inspiration from 49 and Market. And look forward to seeing some gorgeous new collections that will reveal at Creativation this week!

49 and Market Products Used:
12x12 Paper: Shipwreck Atlantis
Seaside Shipwreck 6x8 Collection Pack
Flowers: Cottage Blooms in Linen
Enchanted Petals in Mint
Blossom Blends in Linen
Pixie Petals in Mint
Underwater Layered Embellishment Set

Sunday, January 5, 2020

Photo Folio with Belly Band Closure / Lisa Gregory

 When I received the Old School Collection from 49 and Market, I knew exactly what I wanted to do with it. Create a Photo Folio for my grandaughters school pictures. There is also lots of space to document the milestones she  reached in Preschool. There is an awesome book from 2013 by Kathy King AKA The Paper Phenomenon. The book is Mini Interactive Scrapbooks and I use the instructions for the Flipped Out Mini Album. I changed a few things and made it my own style, and that includes the closure. I created a Belly Band to close the mini.  I chose to use a black base to bring out all of the beautiful detail in the patterned papers. The page with the laser cutouts is absolutely awesome for a project like this. You can use so many of the images on the flaps inside of the folio.

The Folio is a trifold and there are lots of pockets to tuck tags and trifold envelopes I created. The middle has a waterfall feature and under each flap is a frame that was fussy cut from one of the Captured Adventures paper. I used the images in the laser cut sheet to adorn each flap on the waterfall, as well as the pocket on the right.

This is the outside of the Folio. I absolutely love this paper. It really didn't need any adornment except for the closure.

Under each flap of the waterfall, you will find a cut out from the Captured Adventures collection. It is in the Backer sheet, which is an  Extra Bonus Page (Located on Backside of Cover Sheet) Awesome bonus, as it has 6 polaroid style frames I cut out and used under each flap. Just cut out a small photo and adhere it to each frame.

Underneath the last waterfall flap is a fold out that can be used for more photos and journaling. The next 2 photos show it closed, then untied and opened.

In each of the 4 pockets created on the Folio, I have made tags and an envelope with closure  that opens up for more journaling or photos.

The envelope opens up like another trifold and the tags were die cut using a thick heavy card stock  and the patterned paper was adhered to the tops. I strung some hemp cord through the holes.

I wanted a pretty simple closure, and felt that a belly band would be perfect. It just slips on and off of the Folio. The flowers and Wishing Bubbles completed the front of the Folio, and I left the back and sides of the belly band plain because I didn't want to cover the beauty of the pattern on the paper.

Thank you for joining me this week. I hope that you are inspired to create an off the page project such as this Photo Folio. As much as I love to create layouts, mini albums and folios are also one of my favorites to create.

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