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AB StudioKim Ewins

Lucky Love Gift Tag | The Versailles | AB Studio | Kim Ewins

Hello again! Kim here to share another of my AB Studio ‘The Versailles’  projects with you.

Teamed with some awesome Annabelle Acrylics, honestly how could you go wrong!

This time I have created a Gift Tag.

Here, let me show you…

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To create this tag I firstly cut a large basic tag shape from some thick cardboard. Then I covered this with some canvas, making sure to spread the glue evenly, (I like to use an old credit/store card to do this). I then cut another piece of cardboard smaller than the base and added/ glued down some of the AB Studio ‘The Versailles’ – Sheet 7 – Morning Dew (love the soft stripes on this paper.)I then stuck this down on my canvas base.

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I had a piece from ‘The Versailles’ -sheet 5 – Little inspirations, left from another project so I trimmed this and then gentle ripped it roughly in half, distressed the edges, added cardboard to the back of the 2 pieces and stuck them in place, leaving a nice gap in the centre of the tag.

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I knew I wanted to incorporate a lovely door from AB Studio ‘The Versailles’ sheet 2 – Golden Gate, so I cut a few out and selected this one. I glued some cardboard to the back and stuck it in place. The cardboard allows,  height so you can tuck things behind and also adds interest. Next I added fussy cut flowers, leaves, ribbon, cheesecloth/muslin for softness and a little touch of lace! I also popped a little pretty ribbon through the hole at the top of my tag.

 

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To complete my tag I stuck down the ‘Lucky’ sentiment, (cut from one of the description strips in this collection.) And then I glued down the Annabelle Acrylic doodle hearts and the Annabelle Acrylic sentiment ‘Love’-White.

(The word ‘Love’ actually comes in a word pack and is available in white or black.)

 

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Take a look at the AB Studio ‘The Versailles’ Collection (below)

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The thing that I really like about this collection is that you can create projects for male or females. You have the soft pastel pink tones but also some great dark colours, just perfect for male or grunge type projects!

Thank you for stopping by I truly hope you have been inspired in some way?

Until Next Time

Happy Crafting

Kim

 

 

 

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AB StudioKim Ewins

Inspiration | The Versailles | AB Studio | Kim Ewins

Hello..hello, dear friends!

Kim here with you again to share my 3rd project, using ‘The Versailles’ Collection from AB Studio

Today I have another layout to share with you all. This collection from AB Studio allows you to create some very versatile layouts.

Here is my layout…

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So I have titled this layout ‘Inspiration’.

For my layout I first picked my base paper, which is the AB Studio – The Versailles – sheet 1 – The Meeting. I then added some background texture using Nuvo Crackle Mousse in Egyptian Gold and a stencil. I allowed this to dry naturally. I then took the AB Studio The Versailles – Bonus sheet and I fussy cut the large clock face out, and then stuck cardboard to the back. Once happy with a position I stuck this down in place. I trimmed my photo and added cardboard to the back and glued it in place.

 

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Next, taking the AB Studio The Versailles – sheet 7 – Morning dew, I began to fussy cut out some of the large flowers and adding them to my layout, adding cardboard to the back if I felt they needed a little height and sticking them down. As I went I also added some cheesecloth/muslin, just to create a little more softness to the page.

 

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Adding in a few soft green leaves and also a few darker ones from the AB Studio The Versailles – Sheet 4- Lucky to Be

 

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I also added in a strip of trim to the layout. For a little touch of added green I used a water brush pen and some Dylusions Ink Spray and carefully went in and added some colour. Using the water brush allows you to dilute the colour and make it softer.

 

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For my little title I used one of the words from the AB Studio The Versailles paper description strips.

Well, I hope you have enjoyed looking and reading about my layout?

Be sure to check out this fab collection from AB Studio

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Until Next time

Happy Crafting

Kim

 

 

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One Awesome Dude | The Versailles | AB Studio | Kim Ewins

Hello All…

Today I have my second layout created using the versatile, AB Studio Collection, The Versailles.

My layout, today shows you just how adaptable it is. Let me show you my layout!

This layout features my eldest grandson, Flynn.

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To create this layout I took the AB Studio – The Versailles -sheet6 – At the Ball to use as my base. Next I grabbed The Versailles -sheet 2 – Golden Gate & carefully ripped it in half, (not in a straight line, but sort of curved.) I then stuck this to the lower half of my base paper. I didn’t line up the bottom straight edge, instead I left a little of the base paper showing.

Next I decided where I wanted my photo to sit. I had a scrap of  AB Studio – The Versailles – sheet 5 – Little inspiration that I wanted to use up, so I used it as a matt for under my photo.

To begin with I laid it on my base and I took some Nuvo – Crackle Mousse in Egyptian Gold and added it through a brick stencil. I then let this dry naturally. Now this looked a little too flat for me so I added some thick (box) cardboard to the back of my matt and stuck it in place. Then I added more thick cardboard to the back of my photo and stuck that down.

 

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I then set about fussy-cutting lots of leaf elements from the sheet of AB Studio The Versailles – sheet 4 – Lucky to Be and arranging them around my photo and along the ripped edge. Once happy with placement I stuck them in place. I also added in leaves/vines from flower packs.

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To carry on the gold theme a little, I cut up some lace from my stash and stuck that down, along the lower edge of the layout I stapled some natural twine and also a narrow piece of ribbon.

 

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For my title I used some very old alpha’s (which had lost their stickiness, so I glued them down).  I also used the Annabelle Acrylic Title – Awesome Dude – in black.

To help blend it in a bit, using my fingertip I smeared some of the Nuvo – Crackle Mousse over the title. Once dry I stuck it in place using some glue.

 

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I hope you have enjoyed reading about how my layout came together?

I really like the variety of layouts/craft projects you can make with The Versailles Collection from AB Studio. Great for male and female layouts!!!

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Make sure you also check out the fantastic range of Annabelle Acrylic Titles 

Something for every occasion/event

Thank You for stopping by today

I will be back with more AB Studio ‘The Versailles’ creations real soon!

Until next time

Kim

 

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Just Hanging Out | The Versailles Collection | AB Studio | Kim Ewins

Hello…hello, Kim here with you today to share the first of my projects created using the, very lovely AB Studio Collection, The Versailles.

A fabulous collection, trending away from the pastels to more blues and greens. Great for scrapping family photos.

Let me show you my layout!

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After looking through the stunning papers in this collection I decided to use the AB Studio The Versailles -sheet 8 – Pretty Lady as the base of my layout. Next, I took the AB Studio The Versailles – sheet 5 – Little Inspiration and I gentle ripped the lower section of it to give me a rough edge and I trimmed the remaining 3 straight sides to show the base paper, once it was in position. Also distressing the edges.

I have had a 3 pack of 5×7 canvases in my stash for a while, so I decided to use one on this layout. I really liked the blues and greens in this collection so I decided to paint the little canvas a combination of the two colours and then add some detail through a Prima Stencil using some Nuvo Crackle Mousse in Egyptian Gold.

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Now, I did dry this with a heat gun but in hindsight I should have left it to dry naturally. While I had the stencil and mousse out I also added some texture to The Versailles sheet 5 [Stripe paper].

I then stuck sheet #5 to my base and began to build my page, adding the dried canvas, photo and then adding Prima Georgia Blues Mulberry Paper Flowers  – Wilcox with Stencil,  [This is the stencil I have used on my canvas board], muslin/cheesecloth and also adding lots of fussy cut leaves and elements from the AB Studio The Versailles – Sheet 4 – Lucky To Be

 

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I also added in some simple lace below the photo and I also tucked some in around my layout.

 

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I love buttons so I added a couple of those. Next I added a little colour, using some watered down acrylic paint and a water brush pen, just until I was happy with the depth of colour. Using the same technique I added just a smidge of green.

 

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I then glued my Annabelle Acrylic Title – Just Hanging Out in place. I added a Prima – Georgia Blues – Vellum Butterflies – Warren and a little detail just above it. My final touch was to glue down some Prima Marketing Art Ingredients – Art Stones White

 

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I hope you have enjoyed reading about how I put this layout together?

The AB Studio The Versailles Collection is a total stunner with endless possibilities!!!

I will be back soon to share another creation using this fabulous collection

Until next time

Kim XXX

 

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Slow Days and Long Walks | Pinkfresh Studio | Let’s Stay Home | Melinda Sweetman

Hi there and welcome back to the Anna’s blog for one last share of mine using the Pink Fresh Studio’s “Let’s Stay Home” collection, “Slow Days and Long Walks.”

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One of my other favourite patterns in this collection is the gorgeous diagonal stripe on “Around Our Hood” which I may have been hoarding!! Because I love it so much I didn’t want to cover it all up and decided on a clean design!

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The first thing I did was to set aside all of the “stay home” and “walking” pieces; using a variety of stickers, ephemera and chipboard flair. Because I wasn’t sure exactly which pieces I would end up using on my design this was a good place to start.

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Have you noticed that I have been using Annabelle acrylics on all of my pages this month?? There was no way I couldn’t include one on today’s layout and the “time together” worked perfectly! With my photo chosen, my title and my sub-title chosen I was now ready to start sticking! I built my title using an ephemera piece and again, the mini puffy alphas.

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I matted my photo with 2 patterns from the 6×6 paper pad and tucked in some torn pink card stock. As I mentioned above, I LOVE this pattern paper and as I added embellishments I kept them grouped closely together.

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I really love the flow of my page and how everything is cascading from the top left to the bottom right; giving your eye a very clear line to follow. This came about as I just wanted to keep adding MORE of the fun pieces along that diagonal line. The way all of my pieces tuck in together and layer just makes my heart happy!

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I wrote in a couple of sentences about the photo and my story. Lastly, I added in some enamel dots in 3 places and a sprinkling of grey ink using Distress Oxide in Hickory Smoke.

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Well, that wraps up my shares using Pink Fresh Studio’s “Let’s Stay Home” collection. I really love that I have been able to use this collection for a variety of stories and “styles.”

I hope that you have enjoyed my shares and I look forward to sharing more inspiration in the near future! Until next time take care, stay safe and happy scrapping!
Mel

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