We are so fortunate to have such a talented group of customers here at The Paperie. For this month’s club kit we asked Colleen Ryan to join us as a guest designer and wow, did she ever kill this kit!
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Here are Colleen’s layouts and her descriptions of her work and process.
For the Beach Bum layout, I used a 6×12 photo, which I’ve been itching to do for a while. The vellum paper was perfect to trim into “waves” and paired well with the photo. I layered in a bunch of the word stickers and papers around the title, and even managed to use some of packaging to punch out white clouds.
For the Lesters layout, I sprayed the cream cardstock with some Mister Huey, over the new Prima Elementals stencil (I’ve used that stencil on a few layouts since picking it up in February, love it!) and flicked with more Mister Huey before layering on sanding and punched papers, stickers, flair and enamel dots.
The Little Boy Big World layout was probably my favourite to do. I loved that background paper and couldn’t wait to use it. I made a background to anchor the photo with white paint and of course flicked on Mister Huey’s first. Then I did a bit of paper layering, with sanding, crumpling and inking mixed in and topped it off with the bits and pieces from the kit. For this one I did add a little piece of twine from my stash to the tag.
The Smile layout was also fun. It started with white Mister Huey’s, white pen doodling on the black background. Then that speech balloon paper was a perfect pop against the black & white photo. I also used one of the journaling cards from the paper sheet and cut out one side of the speech balloon to layer over the photo.
The last layout – Dirt + Boy – was inspired by a layout on Studio Calico that I can’t relocate, but essentially had a similar grid/journaling card style. I mixed a little paint with matte medium to create the “mud” background to anchor the pieces and added some ink flicks. The card paper was perfect for cutting into to squares the same size as the photos and made a great home for more of the stickers, flair and enamel dots.
Finally, I needed a birthday card and since the kit was still spread out across my table so I went with it. Turned out the speech balloon paper was great for making a 16th birthday card. A little more twine added in with a bunch of the leftover enamel dots were finishing touches.
Thanks so much Colleen for joining us this month – gorgeous layouts! Stay tuned next week for Designer Lori Smith’s layouts! We still have a few kits left so call to save yours today!