Hello Hello dear crafty friends, Kim here with you today to share a layout created with the truly stunning, AB Studio Never-never Land!
If you love flowers, this collection would be perfect! My layout today features plenty of fussy cut flowers, layers, a little touch of lace, a few handmade rosettes and some Annabelle Acrylic elements!
Let me show you my layout, titled ‘US’
After looking through this gorgeous collection I knew I wanted to use the AB Studio ‘Never-never Land’ – sheet 8 – ‘I Believe’ as my base paper. I then took the AB Studio ‘Never Never Land’ – sheet 2 ‘Sunny Days’ and I fussy cut the flowers from this piece. I also cut the strip sitting under my photo…it roughly measures 18cm x 5cm. I stuck a few strips of layered cardboard (cut from craft supply boxes) to the back of that strip to give my paper piece height, once I was happy with the position I stuck this section in place, then I positioned/tucked the fussy cut flowers in place. Again once I was happy I glued them down. I added in little strips of the leftover ‘Sunny Days’ paper, but this time I flipped them over and used the spotted side to add a little contrast. I need a few more flowers, so I fussy cut some elements from the AB Studio ‘Never-never Land’ – Sheet 5 – A Wonderful Day. Tucking and gluing once happy.
Next, I found some old lace in my stash and tucked that in here and there. I then stuck my photo in place, so I could get a feel for how much more I needed to add.
For this layout I didn’t feel the need to add any background mixed media work, like texture paste through a stencil or even gesso, I felt the flowers and base paper were enough but I did feel it needed something else…
Stamping!!! That’s what I could do! I found this old Prima stamp I’ve had forever, inked it up using archival black ink and went around the outer edge and also around the edges of some of my stuck down strips.
Next I added two of the Annabelle Acrylic Sketched Hearts, sticking down once happy with placement. I also spread some Prima Marketing Art Ingredient Art Stones in and around my project. I also created a few bottle green rosettes from some satin seam binding and added those to my layout. I stuck down a few random sized pearls, (As my daughter wore pearls on her wedding day!)
The ‘US’ title is cut from the cover sheet from the AB Studio packaging, it had the word ‘Bonus’ so I just cut out the ‘US’ and used that adding a little matt to the back, with a bit of cardboard stuck between to add height.
I do hope you have enjoyed reading about how my layout came together and I do hope you have been inspired to maybe get a little creative during these crazy Covid19 times?
The Never-never Land Collection from AB Studio is such a truly stunning range, I will return with more projects for you very soon!
Until Next Time