Wednesday, 12 December 2012

Mum & Me

Hello Everyone!

As promised, I'm back with another offering from the Northern Lights main Kit. I really wanted to show how this kit doesn't have to be for winter layouts and I had the perfect photo to demonstrate. It was taken in the summer of 1974 when I was only a few days old. Check out Mum's funky glasses!

For this layout I started with a sketch as I am playing along with the UKS challenge too this week. First I misted the cardstock with Lilac & Aqua and placed the distressed PPs over the top cutting the centre out of a few of the large doilies to make a ruffle along the bottom. A few die-cut banners form the base for the title and one of the EP journalling cards cut in two add more dimension & layers.
To form the mat for the photo I used the Pizza-box packaging, ripped and brushed with white acrylic. You might also be able to spot the TC 'Now & Then' tab which is actually the name of the paper range fussy cut from the bottom strip of the paper. A little more fussy cutting of the 'Pops of' paper made a cute bunting style border embellishment.
To make a flower you need 2 large and 2 slightly smaller die cut glitter organza circles. Make sure your 'sandwich' goes 'plate','die','organza','THIN CARDSTOCK', 'plate' or the Organza won't cut. With each circle, wave your heatgun carefully over the top until it starts to shrivel & curl slightly. Too much and it shrivels up to nothing! You'll need somthing to hold the circle in place too, I used a wooden coffee stirrer. When you have 4 curled circles glue them together starting with the large circles and place a gem in the middle for the centre. I also backed the flower with a little circle of pale blue felt to help the white of the organza stand out more, but you could use paper instead. They didn't as long to make as you would think and I got such a sense of satisfaction when I finished. Why don't you have a go? they would look so pretty on a wedding layout!

Thank you for coming to visit, I hope you found this post informative and I will be back soon with more from Quirky Kits. Will it be Northern Lights or Twinkle Twinkle? Decisions, decisions, Lol!!

Nikki xxx

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