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photo collages and the new Lets Stay Home scrapbook collection | Jung AhSang

photo collages and the new Lets Stay Home scrapbook collection | Jung AhSang

01 Jun 2020 0 Comments

Hello Pinkfresh Studio friends!  It's Jung here, and today I'm sharing 2 layouts featuring the new Lets Stay Home scrapbook collection from Pinkfresh Studio.  This collection is great for everything that's been going around in the world right now, but you could use many of the pieces for everyday layouts.

For my first layout, I am documenting a photo collage of my younger girls.  My 4th grader was challenged by her art teacher to choose a color, and take a photo focusing on that color.  We chose to do all the colors, and I made a square photo collage on my phone.  

How perfect is the Better Things Are Ahead pattern paper for this photo?!  I used a heart die to die cut the rainbow squares.  I arranged them on a piece of white cardstock, but then decided I needed a little bit of color on the background.  I used the Pinkfresh Studio watercolors to add splatters to my background.  I tried to keep in mind the colors of the hearts for a tone on tone look.  Once dry, I added the hearts back, and then machine stitched down the center of the hearts with coordinating thread. 

I used the Hold On pattern paper from the 6x6 pattern paper pad as a layer behind my photo, then adhered it to the right side of my layout.  Next I added my title using the mini puffy alpha stickers and a label from the cut apart pattern paper in the 6x6 paper pad.  I added my journaling strips , and then it was time to embellish. 

I didn't want to cover up much more of the hearts, so I kept the embellishments to a minimum.  I made 3 fringed heart embelishments by die cutting a few more hearts from the remaining rainbow squares on the Better Things Are Ahead pattern paper.  Then I used my scissors to cut some fringe to the bottom half.  I adhered them to 3 of the background hearts with foam tape.

I tried to keep it tone on tone, and finished embellishing with pieces from the ephemera pack, some stickers, a fabric bow, and enamel dots.

I really love how bright and colorful this layout turned out, and die cutting hearts from the pattern paper is a favorite embellishment of mine!

For my next layout, I was playing with mixed media and decided to use a few pieces on my layout.


I got a new gelliplate, and was playing with paint and some of the Pinkfresh Studio background stamps.  I used white acrylic paint, and mixed in some of the Pinkfresh Studio watercolor in Aquamarine to create a light minty color.  Using my brayer, I spread the paint in a thin layer on my gelliplate.  Next, I used the Pinkfresh Studio Diamond Tiles background rubber stamp and stamped off the paint, creating the negative on the gelliplate.  I placed a piece of white cardstock on top of the gelliplate and to get my negative painted image.  I also used the Pinkfresh Studio Lush Vines background rubber stamp along with the Summer Shower ink pad to add another pattern layer to the background.  I used some more of the Aquamarine watercolor and Sapphire watercolor to add splatter to my background. I also used the glue bottle I had laying on my desk, to "stamp" the watercolor rings on the cardstock.  

I took photos of my 3 girls in my wedding dress one day during our social distancing, and created another photo collage.  To match my photo, I wanted a soft color palette, and this collection is perfect.  I backed my photo with the Best Place to Be patten paper from the 6x6 paper pad, a journaling bits pocket, and another sheet of paper the I made while experimenting with the gelliplate and the Pinkfresh Studio background stamps.  I placed the photo right on top of my mixed media.  It did cover up most of the pattern, but I thought that it grounded my photo perfectly.


For my title, I used a combination.  I used the "beautiful" stamp from the Pinkfresh Studio You've Got This stamp set and the mini puffy alpha stickers.  

Next, I embellished around the photo with florals and pieces from the ephemera pack, some puffy sticker florals, chipboard flair, and enamel dots.

To balance off the heaviness of the left side of the layout, I decided to add journaling and a little bit of embellishments to the right side.  I started by adhering a strip of the Better Things Are Ahead pattern paper, and adding machine stitching.  For my journaling, I used a journaling card from the journaling bits pack.  I adhered that along with a piece of the same journaling pocket that I used to back the photo to the right side.  I finished with a trio of hearts ephemera and an enamel dot.

I am so thrilled with how soft and sweet this one turned out.  

I hope you liked taking a closer look at some of the pieces in the new Lets Stay Home collection, and I hope I've inspired you to document some of your memories during this unique time.  Stay safe, and have a wonderful day!

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