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Documenting staying at home | Else Huinink

Documenting staying at home | Else Huinink

Hello Pinkfresh friends, thank you for stopping by the blog today!

I'm sharing the first two layouts I've made with the brand new Let's stay home collection.

Love you to pieces

This first layout is about making a puzzle with my mom, a perfect stay-at-home activity. I started the layout by creating the background with the Diamond tiles rubber stamp and the combination of two watercolors; Candy apple and Sunshine.

I put a drop of the two colors on a piece of plastic packaging and added a bit of water to blend them together. Then I applied this watercolor to the Diamond tile stamp and stamped on different spots. I like how the impression is not perfect, but you can still see the design of the stamp. 

Then I cut out the pink, orange and red sections from the 'Better things are ahead' paper. They remind me of paintswatches, which I really like to scrap with. I love these warm colors, fading into lighter, softer tones. 

I made a cluster of different kinds of embellishments behind my picture: a doily from my stash, a few die-cuts and puffy stickers. A few cardstock stickers with the perfect sentiments finished it off!

I also created a little cluster on the top of my layout, to balance the layout and add some accent colors, such as the bright blue and yellow. 

Finally, I used a gold spraymist for a few of gold splatters and put my title down the picture with the beautiful, multi-colored Mini puffy alpha stickers.

Home office

The second layout I created for the June challenge, which you can find here. It's about my son who's very intrigued by the workspace my husband has created at our diningtable.

The challenge for this month is to use cutfiles or die-cuts. This Houseplant cutfile was the perfect addition to a layout about working at home. I cut every houseplant a few times, with several papers from the collection. I also painted white cardstock green, using a combination of the Emerald city and Sky blue watercolor. Then I used this painted cardstock to cut out the plants again. Then I assembled the different kinds of pots and plants together. 

I knew from the start I would try to cut the big word 'home' from the patterned papers, to make a big statement. I used the paper 'Better things are ahead', and from the 6x6 paper pad I used the papers 'Hope for a new day' and 'Stay home'. When I assembled everything, the letters didn't stand out enough, especially the light blue paper. I fixed this with a simple black outline on all the letters.

I used the paper 'Hold on' for the background and placed the plants around the title and photo. I love all the little bits in this collection you can add, such as the chipboard flair, enamel dots and puffy stickers. 

I hope this collection and it's beautiful bright colors will help you to document your stories about life right now. Be sure to share your layouts with us, we love to see them! Happy crafting and stay safe. 

 

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