Friday, May 10, 2019

Viking hat or not? - DT layout for Paige Evans

Hello there crafty friends,

I'm back today with a new layout I've created for the Paige Evans Design Team. I've used the fabulous Horizon collection! I seriously can't get enough of these papers! 

I've been on a rainbow kick lately it seems...But when all the colors of the rainbow are there in a collection, I find it hard to not use them all haha!

I've had this photo of Maxim on my desk for months now and just couldn't use it on any layouts before. Normally I do the layout and then select a photo that matches from the pile I have on my desk. It is not a huge pile but normally it works. But this one just didn't make sense on anything, even though the colors were perfect for any rainbow layout. So I asked Paige to design a Viking Ship for me because I REALLY wanted to scrap this photo. So there you have it, the coolest Viking Ship cut file (Design ID: 293122)! I love it, it's so perfect!

I cut the cut file from textured white card stock, then backed it with loads of different patterned papers. It was important that I can use rainbow colors (Maxim's scarf has rainbow colors) and the flag was perfect for this! I also added rainbow colors behind the shields (according to my kid those are shields, so...shields then!). The waves needed to be blue of course as well as the background and I'm super happy with this background paper because it looks like sky and water! And the boat itself...I thought green will be fine and when I placed this paper behind the cut file, it looked like dragon scales to me. Happy accidents!

Once done, I was trying to figure out what I want to do with the page. I glued down the ship in the middle using foam tape to add dimension and also because I wanted to tuck embellishments behind it. 

I layered some tissue paper behind my photo and glued it down, sort of like he is sitting on the ship lol! I loaded his suitcases too :D. Too funny.  This collection is perfect for travel photos, which is what I have the most of so of course I love working with it! I especially love all the sticker/puffy sticker word strips because there's a few themes to choose from, they come in rainbow colors, so I can add them to pretty much all my layouts! One more thing I did, there was this triangular sticker that just screamed flag to me - I made a pole for it from a chipboard frame and tuck it behind the photo.

I added my journaling with a white gel pen and as I see I forgot to stamp my date haha! I wanted to add it on that chipboard ticket but would have had to sit down to my PC and search for the picture so I decided to do it the next day...Obviously it did not happen. Oh well :). 

Last but not least I splattered white paint all over my page.

That's it! I hope you like how it turned out and I could inspire you in a small way!

Thanks for stopping by today! Have a wonderful day!


Horizon Collection: Paper 24, Paper 22, Paper 19, Paper 16, Paper 15, Paper 14, Paper 13, Paper 10, Paper 8, Paper 7Paper 6, Paper 5, Paper 4, Paper 3, Paper 2, Paper 1, Shaped Paper Clips, Stickers, Chipboard Stickers, Alpha Thickers, Epoxy Stickers