Monday, May 20, 2013

the second time...

You may have heard the exciting news about Heidi Swapp releasing some brand new stencils. Last week on the Heidi Swapp blog we got a chance to play and this is what I came up with. I used three different stencils, the Sunshine to create the ray effect on the cover of my memory file. I inked the rays with versamark ink and sprinkled them with different colours of embossing powder.



The dots at the top and bottom of my layout. Here I used some grey ink and sponged over the top of the stencil. I also added in some Greatest View flair over the top of some fun Clear Pop banners.

 
 and finally the chevron. I used the stencil as an embossing folder and ran it through my big shot with some Core'dinations cardstock, I then sanded the pattern to reveal the core.
The mini memory file opens to reveal this....




 Here I share the background story behind my layout. We recently went to Currumbin Bird Sanctuary on the Gold Coast...It brought back memories of me going when I was a child. I went digging through some old photos and found them from my visit back then.


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16 comments:

Lizzyc said...

OH the good old bird sanctuary! I remember going there when my oldest was 1 so that is 27 years ago... and those birds were so funny when they came on you! I love the photo of the bird on your head!! fabulous layout, great memories too..

Belinda said...

Fabulous use of colour Kim!! LOVE this. How clever to use the chevron mask for embossing in the Bigshot!! LOVE that idea!!! I'm going to have to look at all of my masks with new eyes now. :-) xoxo

Jasmine S said...

Oh how wonderful. So bright and fun and the stencils look great. Just love the two photo strips beside the main pics. Fab fab.

Chantalle said...

What is not to love about this!!!!!

Victoria Freze said...

Kim, this is fabulous layout and mini memory file! love everything you create!

Lizzy Hill said...

GREAT use of the masks...will have to keep an eye out for them! And I really LOVE how life is a circle with connections all over the show!!!! LOVELY work:):):)

Chantal Vandenberg said...

Oh this is clever! Love how you framed the birds! Great use of lots of photos!!!! Awesome!

Svetlana Austin said...

Kim what an amazing LO! I was smiling while I was checking it out - you perfectly captured the mood! and such a great idea of adding more photos to your project!

Mandy Melville said...

Oh this is such a fun layout!! I remember going to the Currumbin Bird Sanctuary with my grandparents when I was 10! I love how you've used the memory file to include more photos and journalling :)

Di Garling said...

Truely FANTASTIC Kim. Cheers Di xo

Trine Brandt-Lassen said...

Your details are amasing. The embossed multicolored rays, the frame on top of your photo and I could go on. Always love how I get my dose of yellow from visiting your site :-)

Rebecca said...

absolutely fantastically awesome :) love every bit of it.

Heather Jacob said...

stunning and full of happiness x

Sarah Webb said...

Amazing work Kim! Simple but lovely!

Tarrah McLean said...

So gorgeous Kim, love everything about this layout. I love how you printed the older photos in black and white and the recents in colour. Such a happy bright, beautiful layout x

alexandra s.m. said...

Love your mini and the citrus palette! Divine!!
Thank you for sharing these precious memories with us Kim!