“Hope” Layout with Rae

Happy Sunday, everyone!

Our August kit reveal was last week, and I am so in love with everything, especially the scrapbook kit featuring the AB Studios collection, Diva. Here’s another look:

The color combo is amazingly beautiful, and the paper is beyond gorgeous!  As soon as I saw the paper, I knew exactly what I was going to do for our sketch challenge this month.  Take a look at the sketch Kim made:

And here’s what I came up with:

I adore the “bonus sheet” from the Diva collection- it was perfect as a base for the sketch! In fact, the graphics on the sheet, paired with the images to fussy cut made this an incredibly simple layout.  There’s no stamping or stenciling and it still feels “complete.”

In the closeup below, you can see the punching- I cut the base paper right at the end of the design on the paper, then used a edge punch on the inside of both pieces.  You can also see the many images that I fussy cut- I typically cut right at the edge of the design, but for something different to do, I left a tiny white edge and I like how it came out.

I didn’t just add the fussy cut flowers and leaves to the flower clusters- I also add them randomly on the page for added dimension and a slightly different flow of the design.

The blue chipboard is from Dusty Attic- I love these, and I’m so happy Kim paired them with this paper collection.  I shabbily painted the pieces with white acrylic paint, then embossed them with powder from my stash (Tim Holtz Distress Embossing Powder Glaze in Speckled Egg).

You can also see one of the Scrapapholic chipboard fancy keys- I painted those with a grey acrylic paint, then randomly added some black and white embossing powders.

In this closeup below, you can see the many layers of fussy cutting and tags I used for the design. I added white twine to the tags.

I also added twine to the metal title tag (from my stash). I added some grey acrylic paint to the tag for a distressed effect, which made it hard to capture sharply in a picture.  It reads, “Hope is a thing with feathers that perches in the soul”- an Emily Dickinson quote.

Be sure to check out our Facebook group (link below) so you can play along with us for the sketch challenge this month.  Anyone can join: you can use whatever supplies you have! 🙂

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