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Mintay Cozy Evening layout Always by Kim Ewins

Mintay Cozy Evening layout Always

Hello again dear crafty friends! Kim here to share with you my 3rd project, my Mintay Cozy Evening layout Always,  created using the Mintay by Karola Cozy Evening Collection.

The stunning paper designs in this range allow you to create wonderful pages, either using the beautiful images or if you like the reverse allows you to create your own mixed media marvels.

I would say the best of both worlds!

Now, let me share with you my layout, ‘Always’


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For this layout I really loved the paper design and elements, so I chose to use it in my composition and not cover it with mixed media. Firstly I picked my photo and trimmed it down in size. Next, I picked my base paper, which was the Mintay by Karola Cozy Evening paper – 03. I then took a sheet of canvas, from a canvas pad and cut 2 pieces slightly bigger than my photo. I then made a cup of black tea and used this to dye one of the pieces of canvas. Soaking it for around 15-20 minutes. Once happy with the depth of colour I took the canvas out of my cup and using a heat tool dried it off. Once completely dry I distressed the edges with my scissors. I then added a bit of cardboard to the back of my photo (smaller than photo size), and then stuck this to the dyed canvas. Next, I stuck the piece of plain canvas under my matted photo, again adding cardboard to the back to add height & dimension. I then glued my photo composition in place on my base paper. Under the bottom edge of my photo I cut a small length of paper rope and glued that in place.

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My next step was to take the Mintay by Karola Cozy Evening paper – 09 and fussy cut out the gorgeous Autumn leaves, seed pods, flowers and also one of the cute little birds. I arranged these elements in place and once happy I glued them down. Next I added some very pretty blooms from the Green Tara Primrose Flower pack – Sky Blue, some trim, and some buttons and a metal charm from my stash. I still felt it needed a little something else so I added some Prima Poetic Rose – Say it In Crystals and just a few Prima Marketing Art Ingredients – Art Stones. At this point I decided to run a line of machine stitching around my layout, (stopping either side of where my photo composition, sat). I also added in a gel pen border around my photo.

The last thing was to add my title so I used the  ‘Always’ from the Annabelle Acrylic Word Pack 1 Love White  plus a few of their gorgeous hearts from the Annabelle Acrylic Embellishment Pack Doodle Heart Pair – White.

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The Mintay by Karola Cozy Evening Collection is one collection you really should have in your stash!

The colours, the paper designs and the quality of this range is superb and just so easy to work with.

Thank you so much for stopping by today and reading/looking at my Mintay Cozy Evening layout Always!

Have you ever used tea or coffee on one of your projects?

How about salt???  (Food for thought!!)


I will be back again very soon to share another project with you all… until next time

Happy Crafting

Kim X


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