Sunday, April 16, 2023

49 and Market Color Swatch Inkwell. 12x12 layout. Explore your world.

 Hello Lovelies. I am bringing to you, a layout created with the gorgeous Color Swatch Inkwell collection. This blue is such a gorgeous color as it has a violet undertone that goes beautifully with lavender and purple. I did add a pop of turquoise blue and used the gorgeous Wild Flowers in the color Pacific, and the sweet Florets in the color Thistle. just a hint of  lavender on the layout brings out the purple undertones.  

Here is a closeup of all of the details in this layout. I absolutely love the acetate leaves that 49 and Market has. This time, I used the Inkwell Acetate Leaves and did a little machine sewing on some of the individual leaves. I used strips of Vintage Artistry Serenity Washi Tape from the assortment set and went all the way around the outer part of the layout, then I machine stitched over it. This framed out the entire layout.  Once I knew where my framed photos were going to be placed, I outlined it lightly inside of the spot, removed the framed photos and rubbed on the Color Swatch Inkwell Rub On Transfers around the pencil lines on the layout. I then placed my framed photos back on the layout and adhered them. I tucked in the acetate leaves and the film strip

Both of the photos were matted behind the Inkwell Frames. I used bits and pieces of the Inkwell Laser Cuts to tuck under the frame and floral cluster. I topped the smaller photo with a Laser Cut bow. The last thing to do was arrange my floral clusters around the framed photos. 

There are always some sweet butterflies in most of the collections. The Inkwell Laser Cut butterflies are beautiful! I chose 4 of them in different sizes to flutter away on the page. I only adhere the bodies to the paper, and bend up the leaves a bit for dimension. 

Thank you so much for visiting the 49 and Market Blog. I hope that you are inspired to create a monochromatic layout, and add a splash of color!! Inkwell may be my favorite color blue yet!!! And I believe, the beauty of the 49 and Market collections, is that so many of them coordinate with each other, so mixing and matching gives you endless possibilities. 

Saturday, April 1, 2023

49 and Market Vintage Artistry Tranquility / Mini Album

 Hello Lovelies. Today I bring you an album created with the The Foundations 2″ Landscape Album in White. I couldn't wait to cover it with 100% linen for an old world look. I dry brushed the linen  very lightly with white acrylic paint and used a soft blue as well. I chose the Vintage Artistry Tranquility collection  for my album, and used a lot of Vintage Photo distress ink on all of it. Papers, flowers and embellishments. I also paired  Tranquility with  some Color Swatch Eucalyptus. The perfect pair. For the front cover, I die cut 2 scalloped circles and a tag. I ink distressed them and layered them onto some inked cheese cloth. I added flowers, Eucalyptus Acetate leaves, and the chipboard word forever to complete the cover.

I love the soft colors in this collection. Blue, green, and pink. So easy to distress and pair with browns,  as I did with the sari silk ribbon that I tied onto the spine along,  with a cream color as well. I did some machine sewing on the paper frames I cut before adhering to the front and back covers

I also tied in some single ply jute and adhered some tiny flowers to it. . I glued in  some leaves and vines as well. 

I gathered 4 photos at a time to create a collage in 1 photo of some of the pages. Each page in the Landscape Foundations album has a fold over page. I cut out the folded paper on the crease and used the cut paper for tags and photo mats. . I used the 4x6 Envelope Folio Set as an addition to create the flips and flaps in the album. From my stash, I used heavy white card stock to create the base to my photo mats and this fold over envelope. I then matted the Tranquility paper over them. 

I love the  index card flip overs. I used all 3 from the Envelope Folio set  and added a Chipboard Element word to each tab. On the flip side I created a tuck spot using some ephemera bits just adhering the tops and creating photo mats to tuck under them. On the back of each photo mat and tag in the album,  I stamped a camera to show where to adhere photos. 

On the last/back page I die cut a pocket holder, and tucked in photo mats and tags, and added the Ephemera Bits word Sweet. I added more tuck spots and pockets to some of the pages. I used the Tranquility Washi tape throughout the album. The acetate leaves on the one page was also made into a tuck spot. 

I used the fold out envelope in the Folio Set to hold more photos, and I used the magnets that come with the set to keep the envelope closed. I created a photo frame with clear acetate to tuck a tag into. photos can be mounted in back of each tag in the album. 

Thank you for joining me today. This album was so much fun to create. I couldn't stop adding all of the embellishments. I think I will be adding more to this album as I can think of more ways to create more tucks, flips and folds!! 

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