This Photo – Layout by Michelle

Hello friends!

Oh my! Another gorgeous new collection to admire – ARToptions Spice. The colours are just beautiful. Here is a layout I created using this gorgeous new collection.

This Photo - Layout by Michelle

Aren’t these colours just fabulous? I used papers from the ARToptions Spice 12 x 12 Collection pack. The base paper is the reverse side of the “Ginger Kiss” paper, leaving on the strip at the bottom because I loved the stamps across the strip – I cut that equivalent piece off the top of the paper to keep it at 12 x 12. I tore a piece on top left corner and added a piece of the “Fuchsia Grove” paper, tucking in two tickets from the Spice Ephemera pack.

This Photo - Layout by Michelle

The photo is tucked into an envelope – the envelope is from the Spice Cluster kit. I sanded the edges of the envelope first. From here I then added layers of matting to my photo – these matts are pieces from the Spice Ephemera Pack – the edges were distressed first, before I layered them behind the photo. This was then adhered to the page with foam tape down the centre. I then added a stem of the Plum Wildflowers down the left side of the photo, before I began layering the laser cut pumpkins, the wagon wheel and stamp, with other Plum Wildflowers. All these are were layered with foam tape to create dimension.

This Photo - Layout by Michelle

From here I also created a flower and pumpkin cluster on the right of the photo. I have added some laser cut flowers and the road signs to the cluster too. I then created a small cluster feature in the top right corner of the layout, using a “slide” paper from the Ephemera pack. I added this with foam tape, added the hinges from the Cluster Kit chipboard set, and added the title “This photo” with foam tape and embellished it with flowers and laser cuts.

This Photo - Layout by Michelle

I then finished off by adding buttons and orange dots to the layout placed randomly in the flowers and pumpkin clusters and the page. These come from the Spice Cluster kit too.

49 and Market products:

    • 49 & Market ARToptions Spice Collections Pack 12×12
    • 49 & Market ARToptions Spice 12 x 12 Paper “Fuchsia Grove”
    • 49 & Market ARToptions Spice 12 x12 Paper “Ginger Kiss”
    • 49 & Market ARToptions Spice Cluster Kit
    • 49 & Market ARToptions Spice Laser Cut Elements
    • 49 & Market ARToptions Spice Ephemera Bits
    • Wildflowers Paper Flowers – Plum – 49 and Market

Thank you for visiting the blog today.


Michelle van Oudtshoorn