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Laura Rumble – Life is Short, Eat from the Pot.

Happy New Year scrappy friends!  Laura here today sharing my first layout of the year.

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I’ve used the Paige Evans pre cut Origami Birds cut on white card.  You can find them here; they are also available in black or cream.

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I’ve used black and white patterned project life cards from a recent Quirky Kit and added in a pop of colour with a green polka dot paper from Jillibean Soup.  I cut small pieces to back each of the openings making sure to vary the patterns.  When I tried to fit all 4 birds on to my 12×12 base I found I was running out of room.  In order to fit two photos and still keep the white space I crave I put one of the birds aside to use on a future layout or card.

After working out my placement I removed the birds and photos and added a few splatters to the background.  I went with green and yellow to tie in with the photos.  When they were dry I added the birds and photos back on top and secured with a little adhesive.  I left the edges free from glue so they could curl up slightly adding movement to the page.

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Next up came my title…  I worked out on a piece of scrap if I had enough alphas left on my sheet of Jillibean Soup Alphabeans.  I didn’t, I was a couple of T’s short.  That was easily solved with a little alpha surgery – sacrificing a couple of J’s, a P and an L to piece together the T’s I needed.  It was a bit of trial and error to get the spacing right but eventually I settled on a layout I liked.

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I ran a line of yellow sewing through the centre of each line of alphas to keep the secure.  I thought that was done but the more I looked the more I thought the lower half of the alphas needed a bit of help to stand out.  I hate outlining alphas as I always go over the edge, or smudge the ink, or mess up in some other way.  Taking it slow and steady I got there with just a few wobbles!

You can see the process video here.

Thanks for looking!

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Due to ongoing health and personal issues, I’m afraid I am closing the shop for 6 months.  I very much hope to be back but I will only be able to judge this once I have gone through the next few months.  All outstanding orders will go out next week (commencing 15th June).  I will be keeping the blog side of the website going and I may pop up on social media sometimes but I may have to take a fair bit of time out while I process everything and work through treatments etc.  I know that particularly my pre-cut customers will be disappointed and I am so sorry to let people down but sometimes being strong involves having to give something up.  It’s not been an easy decision I can tell you.  Thank you so much to everyone that has supported me in the last 4 years, in particular my wonderful design team.  Seeing my designs on layouts capturing people’s precious memories is something I will always treasure.  Best wishes xx

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