Tuesday, April 9, 2013

I have Issues...Paper Issues...

I have been following paper Issues for quite awhile now, and I wanted to play along with some of their fun challenges ! So, I pulled out my March kit and got to work on their two most recent ones: "InstaLove" , and "Up In The Clouds". Now, I may be the last person in the world that doesn't have an Iphone or Droid, so I don't have an Instagram account (soon, I hope). But, my brother does, so I pulled an adorable picture of my nephew from my brother's Instagram to make this layout:
 The papers are Dear Lizzy 5th and Frolic, Dear Lizzy Lucky Charm, And The Maggie Holmes line for Crate Paper (a lot of which are available at the Paper Issues store-AND you can use the code ASHLEY75 to save 20%!). The ribbon and chipboard pieces are from Lucky Charm also, and, since the umbrella in the chipboard pack was a little too girly for my layout, I painted it with a lovely mint green, and I coated the chipboard raindrops with Glossy Accents to really give them a wet look. I sprinkled October Afternoon Sprinklers and Mr. Huey's mist across the layout on a diagonal, and added a few little drops of Glossy Accents across the layout to really carry out the rain effect-and I love how it came out! Isn't my nephew the cutest thing in this raincoat and boots?

Here is a closer look at the "rain":

 I was also inspired by last week's "Up In The Clouds" theme. When I saw the challenge, I immediately thought of this gorgeous Maggie Holmes cloud paper:


Now, I am not normally a big fan of cloud paper, but this one is just so gorgeous that I can't get enough of it! I love the aperture/bokeh effect that is applied to it-so, so pretty!

Here is my layout:
 I used a lot of Maggie Holmes paper, and a piece of the Dear Lizzy Lucky Charm yellow hearts paper. I loved that this black and cream chevron already had a misted look-I added a little more, because I had some new Primrose Heidi Swap Color Shine that I was dying to try, added some Thickers, Jillibean letter stickers, a doily that I die cut with a Papertrey Ink die from a scrap, some misted wood veneer butterflies, washi, Want 2 Scrap pink pearls, an Amy Tan camera stamped on a scrap of kraft, a chipboard star with a cut out center that I misted with Gold Lame Color Shine, and filled the center with gold Stickles. I added Glossy Accents for "lens" on the camera:

I used this fabulous sketch from Shimelle:

Thank you for stopping by today, I made some more layouts with my February and March kits, so I will be back to share more tomorrow!

14 comments:

  1. Gorgeous layouts!! I love the photo and the colour scheme of the first one....that chevron paper is a bit delicious!! You are not the last to have Instagram...I have an Android phone but have no idea how to use it!! Your second layout is also a smasher :0) More lovely papers....oh dear, you are making want to shop!!

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  2. These are gorgeous!! LOVING those raindrops on the first one!!

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  3. These layouts are incredible! The "ready for the rain" page was stunning-- I love how everything about the layout mirrored the feel of falling rain! And that picture! TOO CUTE!! Great job and I agree that the cloud paper is dreamy!

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  4. Wonderful job with the layouts. I really appreciate all your close up photos.

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  5. Gorgeous layouts! Love that cloud paper too!

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  6. Two great layouts. I love what you did with the raindrops - the glossy accent finish is perfect :) Elizabeth xx

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  8. beautiful page Margie, love the gloss on the raindrops;)

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  9. WOWZA! What gorgeous layouts!!!!! My fave is the rain page. Adore the raindrop effect you created!!!

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  10. Absolutly beautiful layouts!!

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  11. love both layouts and that's what I should be doing (using my March kit that got underused)...and I don't have an iphone either (don't think I will ever want one since I don't use my phone that much {gasp})....good job!

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  12. These layouts look fantastic, I totally adore the rain that you added glossy accents to, and of course the super cute photo of your nephew in his boots!

    I have the Maggie Holmes cloud paper and love it too, I'm still hoarding it at the moment but I do have plans for it. The gold lame star is perfect! x

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  13. Both your pages are great! I love how your gorgeous papers in the top one match the colours in the photo so perfectly! and your "rain" is fab!

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  14. Those raindrops are FABULOUS! Must try that out. Love the combo of the turquoise and yellow. So inspiring!

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