April 11, 2012
Mr Postman delivered my studio calico kits from Scrappin Studio yesterday. I received the main kit City of Lights and the Sorbonne add-on this month. Inspired by the Kesi' Art papers in the add-on, I got started immediately on a school-themed layout.
To get both the pie-chart (a-side) and the dusty chalkboard background (b-side) from the CE2 paper took some careful planning plus a little piecing effort. All other elements like the alphas, washi tape, brads, twine were chosen to complement the colours in that pie-chart. The most unexpected element were the doily flowers which worked well on this boyish layout.
I had fun with the plastic smash pockets, taking apart the one with a blue frame to create a faux teal pocket. Since there wasn't enough yellow alphas for my long title, a went with a two-colour treatment. In the close-up you can see how I inked over the alphas to get a chalky white which stood out better against the black background.
Stationery supplies are inspiring me right now. I'm thinking file folders and tabs for my next layout using the City of Lights kit . . .
Linking up to these parties.
City of Lights Supplies : Crate Paper Pretty Party (Papercloth, Epoxy Brads), Freckled Lawn Aqua Airmail Washi Tape, Jenni Bowlin Stencil, American Craft Cardstock
Sorbonne Supplies : Kesi' Art (Moulin du Comte CE2 & 6eme, Saint Domingue Itinerance, ), K&Company (Plastic Smash Pockets, Divider Smash Tabs), Oyster Twine, Prima Alphabet Stickers
Others : paper clip, Versa colour white ink
posted at 10:32