Tuesday, 14 August 2012

Julie: scrapbooking with patterned paper + stencils

Hello again.

I'm a huge paper fan. And a huge pattern fan. So you can imagine how I feel about patterned paper! Which is why I've been happily creating with the newest range in the shop 'The Notebooks of the Herboriste' by Les Editions Infocrea
On this layout I wanted to use lots of layers in a jmbly mesyy patchwork effect and the fact that the papers are double-sided really made things easy. As did the hexagonal designs from the 'Dyes' sheet:
If you do go and look at the full range in the shop - make sure to click on each sheet individually as you'll get to see a second photo which shows the reverse patterns too.

My favourite is the blue vintage floral design I used here:
But, along with the highly patterned and coloured designs, there's also a great versatile lined ledger sheet - which I wrote my journaling on, a pale text sheet and a lovely cream and white botanical drawing sheet too.
All of the stencilled areas on my page were made by spongeing paint through one of the Sequin Waste masks - which has 3 different sized circles on one sheet:
I finished off the page by running it through the sewing machine for lots of wonky stitching to add to the free, messy, mmulti-layered style page I was aiming for.

The 'Herboriste' papers really are something a bit different; a lovely  'grown-up' range in a fabulous set of colours and heavyweight paper stock too. 

Plus they're pretty versatile  ... before making this light summery scrapbook page with it ... I used another of the sheets to make a Christmas card! [But you can just enjoy their light, stylish botanical florals right now - in August ... and forget I ever mentioned Ch*****as!]

See you soon.

1 comment:

  1. Great layout Julie. It's very busy but really nicely co-ordinated. I love the stitching round the edge.


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