Our first layout at June's Scrapbooking class was suitable for a whole range of subjects, masculine or feminine.
Our colour combo of Baja Breeze, Soft Suede and Very Vanilla co-ordinates perfectly with the "Elegant Soiree" Designer Papers. We also used the "Circle Circus" stamp set on our Vanilla layer which is difficult to see but if you click on the photo you will get an enlarged image.
For our title we used the "Just Perfect" alphabet stamps and also the Sizzlits "Timeless Type" dies with the Big Shot Machine. We punched out the Just Perfect letters using the 3/4" Circle Punch. We also used the "Circles" Bigz die to die cut the circles to the right of the layout, first distressing the edges then inking with a dauber.
Our Second layout uses papers from the "Love Letter" Designer Paper pack. Our 12x12" base layer is Riding Hood Red and we simply teamed it with Basic Black and Very Vanilla.
We used the Big Shot Machine with the "Timeless Type" Sizzlits Alphabet Dies to create our title and I have to say a huge thank you to Vicky for loaning these to me. I will definitely be investing in this set of Dies, they will have so many uses!
We also used the Scallop Circle Bigz die and the "Swirls and Scribbles" Sizzlits die which you can see at the top left of the layout. For our journalling we created ribbon strips of Very Vanilla cardstock.
On the Basic Black layer we clear embossed an image from the "Style Beautiful" set using VersaMark ink and clear embossing powder, heating with the Heat Tool to add a bit of texture to this plain layer.
A colour combination on this layout of Very Vanilla, Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake and Early Espresso.
We used the stamp set "Notably Ornate" on this layout. The swallow was stamped in Early Espresso ink and hand cut layering with dimensionals. We also used the large ornate label stamp which we inked in Early Espresso stamping onto our Top Note shape which we cut using the Big Shot Machine.
The flowers were die cut using the "Fun Flowers" Bigz L Die with spotty paper from the "Love Letter" pack. The stripy crumb cake Designer paper is from the Neutrals stack and the "leafy" paper is from "Woodland Walk", remember you get 12 sheets of 12x12" paper in the Designer Series Packs, there are 6 designs and they are all double sided, great value at just £8.75!
If you click on the picture for an enlarged image you will see that we used the Spritzer Tool with Cherry Cobbler and Crumb Cake Marker Pens on two opposite corners of the layout, I really love this simple effect.
For the title we have again used the "Just Perfect" stamps and under the word "tent" we stamped an image from the "Welcome Christmas" set using a Marker Pen to omit the Christmas greeting in the centre which leaves us with a lovely beautiful border creating a nice label or journalling spot.