Today BasicGrey’s Hey Girl collection is at show here on my blog. I made the most beautiful and sweet mini-album with this collection, which I cannot show you unfortunately since it is out for publication. That stinks, and is sweet all at the same time. I promise I will share it once I can. But for today I have this layout.
The patterned papers with the butterflies was instantly one of my favorites, so I definitely wanted to use that one. But since it’s rather busy, I chose to use just a smaller portion and to tone it down with calmer patterns surrounding it. I tore away the lower right corner of the ledger paper and did the same with the brown chevron. The butterfly pattern I placed underneath. Of course I don’t have 3 layers of paper on top of each others, I cut away wathever was not on show to avoid a stack of papers.
The Hey Girl collection has a ton of cute chipboard elements. The speech bubbles and the dress are just a few of them. The speech bubble stamp is from BasicGrey’s Hello collection. I once again couldn’t keep myself from using some masking tape. Did you notice I keep going back to that same one??
For the small butterflies I used a punch. I added a few of those yellow butterflies in different spots on my layout to lead your eye around the page. The masking tape in different areas serves the same cause.
I added some more stamping with Kelly Purkey, Ali Edwards, and Dear Lizzy stamps. All in this awesome Wet Cement colored Mid-Tone ink by Hero Arts. I thinks this is my favorite ink in a long time. When first stamped, I always think ‘ugh! no, that was not the right choice’. And then the ink dries, and it all just falls to place – lol. It is awesome!
So, that’s about it for today. I have a sick little boy on my hands during this second week of spring break. Needless to say that crafting has not been part of my activities the last few days. Thankfully I still have quite some projects to share. I hope to be back later on this week. Thanks for stopping by!
Papers: Hey Girl (12×12 paper pad); Stickers: Chipboard Shapes; More: Hello – BasicGrey; Others: Neapolitan roller stamp – Dear Lizzy, Family Is – Ali Edwards, You Rock – Kelly Purkey, masking tape – mt, Wet Cement Mid-Tone Shadow Ink – Hero Arts, Water Cooler Mr. Huey’s Color Mist – Studio Calico.