Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Heidi Swapp Sugar Chic and Color Magic Layout

Hi everyone! It's Kate Vickers here today. I just want to share a layout that I created with Heidi Swapp's Sugar Chic line. I love the bold prints and bright colours in this line. It's been a lot of fun to work with.

For this layout I started off with a base of Color Magic paper and I inked the edges with some blue ink by Stampin' Up. Next, I randomly sprayed the inside here and there with homemade pink mist (water + ink + a few drops of gum arabic + PearlEx powder). I love the subtle effect it created. It really brings out the colours in my Photoshop edited pictures.

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Here's a little tip with photos, if your pictures don't match your paper - print them in black and white or sepia instead. My daughter was wearing a dark purple dress in this photo and it wasn't going to work with this paper, so I decided to go with black and white. However, both my girls have very striking blue eyes inherited from their Dad, and I didn't want to lose that in the close up shot used in this layout, so I edited the photos in Photoshop to be partially black and white and partially in colour (her eyes and her cheeks have colour).

Heidi Swapp's Sentiment Storage elements are a pleasure to use.  I love being able to hide my journalling with such a pretty embellishment.

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I fussy cut a lot of the flowers out of one piece of the Heidi Swapp paper and then embellished it with Viva Decor Pearl Pens and some 3D foam dots.

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I adore using the Heidi Swapp Color Magic alphabet stickers seen here. Don't you hate it when you can't find the right alphabet stickers for a layout? Well, this is the solution! Where was I going to get bright yellow alphabet stickers from?

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Thanks for joining me here today! Let me know what you think of my project.


Michelle said...

Gorgeous Kate!

Sherri said...

Fabulous fussy cutting Kate. And those photos are adorable. You & HS make a great pair!

Tanya said...

WOW WOW WOW~~~ and ok WOW!! this is fabulous, gorgeous, inspiring!