Laura Rumble – Be the Best You Can Be

Hi everyone, it’s Laura here with a layout using bits that normally end up in the bin (Editors note: or on the floor in my case!)

I love to squeeze every last layout of a cutting session.  Do you remember the projects from last month using the wonderful Pansies cut file?  I cut six pansies to start with as I wasn’t sure how many I would need.  In the end the layout only needed five so I made a card with the spare.  As I was taking the die cuts off the cutting mat I loved how the negative pieces looked.  I used a sheet  of transfer tape to keep them in their position.  Transfer tape is a low tack sheet that you can pick up intricate designs with.  It makes it quick and easy (ish!) to use the negatives that you usually throw away.

I started working on my background using the Blossoms stencil from the shop.  It’s currently on sale for just £2-00!  I added a layer of texture paste, then some water colour and then another layer of texture paste.  I then added the negatives that I had saved on transfer tape.  I learned that it’s much easier to adhere them on to card that hasn’t got two layers of texture paste!  A little perseverance and they were all stuck down.

I pulled out some goodies from Pink Fresh including ephemera and alphas and set to work making things as pretty as I could.  I added some machine stitching to most of the embellishments as things were not sticking very well over the texture paste.

I added a healthy dose of sequins and splatters and thought it still needed something more.  I pulled out some pens in matching colours and doodled around a few of the texture paste blossoms.

You can see the layout come together here.

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