Wednesday, 31 January 2018

Summer Life | Vicki Boutin

Hi everyone!

Today I'm sharing a layout for the Vicki Boutin design team, featuring Vicki's fabulous mixed media products, and the ‘All the Good Things’ collection! I got to have a play with a couple of Vicki’s new products that she released at Creativation recently, and I LOVE them! Here’s the layout that I created…

 On this layout, I documented a photo of my hubby Andrew and my son Isaac enjoying a dip in our little easy set pool that we set up in our backyard over the Summer. On this particular day we had temperatures of around 40 degrees Celsius, and our air conditioner wasn’t working, so this was the best way to keep cool, and we actually had a really fun family day, despite the heat!

For this layout I wanted to create a mixed media background so that I could cut a large title out of it using my Cameo. I had a play with the VB art crayons, the acrylic paints, and one of Vicki’s new stencils, to create the background. Here’s a peek at my work in progress, before I cut the title out of it…

And here’s a look at the title that I cut from that background. I added some small pieces of foam tape underneath it to give it some extra dimension, and then I completed the title using one of the black foam word Thickers from the collection.

Next I wanted to create a fun background using Vicki’s new stamp set. I absolutely LOVE this stamp set – the circles are so fun!! I decided to play with the pigment inks (color wheel) in the warm tones to contrast with the cool colours that I had used for my title. I chose the red ink, and two different shades yellow to stamp the circles onto my background, and I love how this turned out! Once I had finished my stamping, I trimmed down my cardstock background and mounted it on the reverse side of the Soul Food patterned paper. Then I added a strip of the Shine Brightly (reverse side) patterned paper across the middle of the layout, which provided a base for my photo and title.

I used the Pretty Words (reverse side) patterned paper, as well as a frame from the die-cut frames pack, to add some layers behind my photo. This helped it really pop off the page! I also added one of the cute paper clips from the collection to the top right hand corner of the photo, and I tucked a tab from the sticker sheet underneath the right hand side of the photo.

Underneath the left hand side of the photo I tucked some leaves from the die-cut icons pack. There are so many gorgeous embellishments in this pack!

To finish the layout off I sprinkled some of the cute enamel dots around the page, and I added a few little stickers from both the watercolour sticker pack and the word stickers.

Thanks so much for joining me today! I’ll have a process video for this layout up on my YouTube channel very soon, so stay tuned! And make sure you keep your eye out for Vicki’s fabulous new products!

Here’s a complete list of the Vicki Boutin products that I used to create this page…
Stamps & Dies
Oil Pastel Art Crayons - Cool
Color Wheel Pigment Ink – Warm Tones
Color Pop Acrylic Paint – Set 2
Mister Bottles
Watercolor Brushes
Cardstock Stickers – Words
Thickers – Phrase/Glitter Foam
Cardstock Die-Cuts – Icons
Cardstock Die-Cuts – Frames
Adhesive Finishing Embellishments
On the Edge Paper Embellishments
Watercolor Stickers
Double-sided Patterned Paper – Pretty Words
Double-sided Patterned Paper – Soul Food
Double-sided Patterned paper – Shine Brightly

Mandy x

1 comment:

  1. Love how you used the stencil for the title work!! I am totally going to try that sometime. :)