Exploring the Cottages

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Exploring the Cottages


I created a simple layered background for this fun and colourful layout. The background is patterned paper sheet 1B. Cut a strip of green patterned paper that is about 8 x 12" and tear those long edges. Then I cut 2 strips each from the yellow and pink patterned paper that are 2.5 x 12" and tear one edge of each of those also. Adhere these layers together, and attach to the patterned paper background.

Mat the 4 x 6" photo in white cardstock and adhere to the layout using foam tape. Find and die cut out the tags, and tuck them at the top of the matted photo and add burlap sting bows.

Stamp 2 of the Large Mushroom Cottage and the flower swag image using brown ink (Staz On- Timber Brown) onto white cardstock. Add color to just the top of the mushroom, and the windows and doors using Zig Clean Color Markers and a waterbrush (Carmine Red, Oatmeal, Cobalt Blue, Light Green, Deep Green, Orange, Light Pink, Mid Brown). On the second image, add color to the rest of the image. Die cut out the pieces and adhere to the full image using Thin 3D Foam Squares. Add color to the flower swags using Zig Clean Color Markers (Light Green, Deep Green, Violet).

Stamp and die cut 1 of each of the following: the smaller mushroom cottages, frog, fence, snails, mini mushrooms. Add color to the following using Zig Clean Color Markers and a waterbrush: Mini Mushrooms- Carmine Red, Oatmeal, Frog- Yellow, Light Green, Light Pink, Snails- Oatmeal, Carmins Red, Yellow.

Small cottages listed from left to right on my layout: Cottage 1- Oatmeal, Light Green, Light Pink, Yellow, Mid Brown, Cobalt Blue, Cottage 2- Light Green, Cobalt Blue, Light Pink, Carmine Red, Oatmeal, Yellow, Cottage 3- Oatmeal, Carmine Red, Light Green, Cobalt Blue, Yellow, Cottage 4- Oatmeal, Yellow, Light Pink, Light Green, Cobalt Blue
I didn't add any color to the fence image, I wanted it to remain white.

Add the large mushroom cottage first using multiple layers of foam squares, slightly overlapping onto the matted photo. Now begin adding the smaller cottages and accent pieces around the layout using different combinations of Thin 3D foam and regular 3D foam adding dimension between them. I added Stickles to all of the windows for a little sparkle.

Die cut out the title from white cardstock using the Letters and Numbers Die, and adhere below the matted photo using liquid adhesive.

Other Products: Cardstock- White, Burlap String, Stickles, Waterbrush, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L (3D Foam Squares, Thin 3D Foam Squares, Crafty Foam Tape, E-Z Runner Ultra, Dual Tip Glue Pen)

Created By Tracy McLennon
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