Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Ocean Breeze with Louise!

Good morning Quick Quotes readers! Louise here on the blog today to share a layout using the Navigator collection.

These photos of my kids and husband playing in the pool are special because my Mom was with us that day as you can see in the lower photo.

Using a coordinated collection like this makes it very easy to create a scrapbook layout. I like to stamp and decided to stamp a flourish directly onto my background paper using an acrylic stamp and PowderPuff Chalk Ink in Deep Sea. I often use a foam mat under my paper when I stamp with acrylic stamps to make the image a bit darker.

An easy way to design a layout using a coordinated collection is  just to make horizontal stripes across the page using different papers. I move them around until I like how they look as you can see in the image below. 

I used a title phrase from the Farmhouse 500 paper. Although it is from a different collection, the colors match perfectly. I decided to add one vertical stripe on the right to balance the stamped image.

The long banner is a leftover die-cut from my February Club Q. Many of the die cuts in these kits are neutral colors so they can be saved and used later in your other projects. I used 3 colors of PowderPuff Chalk Ink and a blending tool to color the banner.

Working light to dark, I started with the Bermuda ink dabbing it lightly in different spots on the banner. Next I used the same technique with the Key Largo ink and Deep Sea ink. Finally, I inked the bottom edges of the banner with Deep Sea. (I didn't need to ink the top of the banner since I was planning to cover it with my other layers).

At this point I had a bunch of scraps sitting on my table. I used a light colored area of one for my journaling and punched tags from some others. The chevron paper in the lower left was a scrap from the new Secret Garden collection that was leftover from a previous project.

The phrases are from the Navigator Quotes and Phrases sheet. Before adhering the page together, I inked all edges with PowderPuff Chalk Ink in Deep Sea.

Quick Quotes Products:
Navigator Paper Pack
Navigator 500
Farmhouse 500
PowderPuff Chalk Inks: Bermuda, Deep Sea and Key Largo
Copper Brads
February Club Q
Secret Garden 105 (Coming Soon)

Other Products:
Acrylic stamp from Fancy Pants
Acrylic block
Tag Punch from EK Success
Ink Blender from Ranger

Thanks for stopping by!
~ Louise

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