Friday, 16 November 2018

Hello Summer | Simple Stories Hello Summer | Tarrah McLean

Hi Sassy Scrappers,

It's Tarrah McLean back with you and today I am sharing a new layout using the Hello Summer collection by Simple Stories!!!

I absolutely love the multicolour striped paper from this collection! So much so that I ordered 2 sheets of it! I have been hoarding them up until now! I decided I would use the first sheet by cutting out a background cut file from it. I love the effect this cut file gives to a paper like this!   

I adhered the cut file straight onto a plain white cardstock background and then started to work out where I wanted to place my photo and embellishments. I decided on the very centre of the layout so that you could see the cut file evenly on both sides. I layered a couple of the coloured papers from the 3' x 4' Elements paper underneath my photo to help it stand out from all those colours in the background paper!

I popped up the 'Hello' die-cut piece that forms part of my title using foam tape and then adhered the 'Summer' flat to the page. I like the interest this gives and the shadows this effect gets on a page. Some of the floral chipboard and die-cut pieces were perfect embellishments to tuck in to each side of the photo. 

This collection is perfect for your Summer/Beach photos! The colours are gorgeous! Find it in the Sassy Scrappers store now!

Thanks so much for stopping by the Sassy blog today!

Happy creating!

Tarrah x
    

   
           
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Friday, 9 November 2018

Life Is Better In The Summer | Simple Stories Hello Summer | Tarrah McLean

Hi Sassy Scrappers,

It's Tarrah McLean back with you and today I am sharing a new layout using the Hello Summer collection.
As soon as I saw those super cute flamingos from the sticker sheet and the ephemera pack, I immediately thought of this super cute photo of my niece sitting on the pool flamingo when she was a baby! Because the flamingos were facing different directions, I worked my design so that I could fit both on my page.

I love that saying, 'Life is Better in the Summer' so this was the perfect title piece layered over the flamingo on the left. I also added some of the fun phrase stickers for some pops of colour around the page too. The florals in this collection are soooo pretty and I couldn't resist adding a few of those onto my page too!

I tucked in the palm tree die cut on the top right of my photo to draw in some of the green colour and create a visual triangle. The wood veneers that I have this month aren't actually from the Hello Summer collection, however they go perfectly! I used the flamingo (of course!) and one of the small flowers from the wood veneer pack.  

I just love that pineapple chipboard piece too, it was the perfect size and colour to add to the bottom right corner of my photo. 

This collection is perfect for your Summer/Beach photos! The colours are gorgeous! Find it in the Sassy Scrappers store now!

Happy creating!

Tarrah x

    

    
    
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Thursday, 8 November 2018

Pocket Pages | Vicki Boutin Field Notes | Agnus Kasprzak

Hi again :) I'm back with another share from our project life album and got my hand messy with a bit of mixed media fun to document June with the help of some great items from Vicki Boutin's Field Notes collection teamed with a splash of gorgeous colour from Jane Davenport's Mermaid Markers.


If you haven't already had a play with Mermaid Markers then you are missing out, because unlike regular watercolours the brush pens are filled with water reactive dye ink that produces some brilliantly vivid colours. 

 I used a wet brush with clean water to prep my cardstock for my monthly title card, then used a mermaid maker to lay down some colour for the background. Once dry I used a wet brush to lift some of the colour to create varied texture. I used my favourite black inkpad to stamp one of the designs from the Escape stamp and die set before layering a few circle elements from the ephemera pack with some flowers from the watercolour sticker pack. I used the black mermaid marker from the shipwrecked set to hand letter my title with the brush pen then let it dry before cutting it out and adding it to the card.


I diluted the yellow mermaid marker with water before applying it onto my filler card... applying the colour in various strengths to create a more interesting look, then used an ink applicator to add black ink over one of the stencils before adding a sentiment from the sticker pack along with a couple of puffy stickers


Using more painted backgrounds paired with a repeated pattern from the stamp set... I like the contrast of the bright colours with the graphic black and white elements in this collection. 


Using no patterned paper was a little bit daunting at first, but the more I played the more I liked that it gave me the ability to chose any colours I wanted! 



The mermaid marker can also be used for stamping and applying ink over a wet background creates some interesting results. 


Although the watercolour stickers from this collection are made to be coloured, I decided to leave the large numbers white to help them to stand out against my painted background. 



Procucts from the Sassy store... 
Vicki Boutin Field Notes Mixed Media Watercolor Stickers
Vicki Boutin Field Notes Mixed Media Stencil - Ink Spill
Vicki Boutin Mixed Media Stamps & Dies - Escape 
Vicki Boutin Field Notes Puffy Stickers 
Vicki Boutin Field Notes Ephemera Die Cuts 
Jane Davenport Mixed Media Watercolor Mermaid Markers
Jane Davenport Mixed Media 2 Mermaid Markers - Shipwrecked
Ranger Archival Inkpad - Black






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Friday, 2 November 2018

Beach Please | Simple Stories Hello Summer | Tarrah McLean

Hi Sassy Scrappers,

It's Tarrah McLean back with you and today I am sharing a new layout using the Hello Summer collection.

The inspiration for my layout this week comes from the rashee top that my niece wore to the beach recently. It matched perfectly with the green and white paper that reminded me of waves!

My niece is visiting from England at the moment and every day she has been asking to go to the beach! The 'Beach Please' die-cut made the perfect title for this page because of Amelia asking to go all the time! 

While we visited the beach this day, Amelia also built some sandcastles and absolutely LOVED it! She doesn't get to visit beaches like ours all that often so she made up for it this day! The sandcastle from the sticker sheet was another perfect element to go on this layout!

A few more beachy elements were added like the shovel and beach umbrella and some of the phrase stickers were also nice little details to add too. 

This collection is perfect for your Summer/Beach photos! The colours are gorgeous! Find it in the Sassy Scrappers store now!

Happy creating!


    
      
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Friday, 26 October 2018

All You Need Is Icecream | Simple Stories Hello Summer | Tarrah McLean

Hi Sassy Scrappers,

It's Tarrah McLean back with you and today I am sharing a new layout using the Hello Summer collection.
I started out by cutting a large vertical strip from the watermelon paper to adhere on the right side of the page and cut a smaller strip for the left side. I then placed the black and white scallop sticker beside the small strip. 
I had two super cute photos of my niece eating ice-cream and some of the elements in this collection go perfectly with the photos! I set the photos out in a vertical design to fit in with the paper strips.
The All You Need Is Ice-cream title was the perfect title for my layout so I placed it to the left of my bottom photo. I added a few chipboard stickers, wood veneers and some die-cuts to embellish.

The sticker tabs with the words on them are great for adding extra little details!

Make sure to check this collection out in the Sassy store plus so much more!

Happy creating!

Tarrah x  

  
     
    
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