Friday, 1 April 2016

April Projects at Gossamer Blue

The beginning of April? No fooling! That makes it Reveal Day at Gossamer Blue. As soon as I opened up my kits this month I was struck by two things: April's clever nod to March - which gets me thinking about going back and doing double duty with my leftovers (but more of that another day) - and, even better, the number and variety of full packets of embellishments I kept pulling out of the bags. You know me: a packet of diecuts and I'm happy..

From High In The Sky: April at Gossamer Blue

...because that way I get to cluster and layer. This page includes rubber charms from Amy Tangerine, a puffy sticker from Crate Paper, and some stickers from Shimelle for American Crafts. I used the branding strips from the bottom of three papers to make a banner to hold my embellishments and I backed the stickers with white card so I could move them around before I stuck them down.


It's Little E at the museum: a favourite trip for us, as you know. This one had been planned for a while and when we finally arrived (by bus, of course, for extra fun) we didn't know what to look at first, until Little E revealed an interest in taxidermy. Those animals, Auntie Sian, do they die like that? in those shapes? And he did a very respectable imitation of a seventy year old polar bear, stuffed with whatever museums stuff their polar bears in order to amaze seven year old boys. It was a good trip.

The museum grounds are the setting for my next page about an afternoon out at a Mela Festival last autumn.

From High In The Sky: April at Gossamer Blue

I was spoilt for choice with the packets of Jen Hadfield stickers and diecuts in the Main kit and Main Add On: when the little gold elephant fell into my lap, I knew immediately what I was going to do with it. The gold rubons are from Amy Tangerine, in the Life Pages kit.


And for a third page, I walked just down our road a little further, to the Arts Centre, which last week held an Alice in Wonderland themed Craft Fair. We had enjoyed the Narnia decorations at Christmas so much that we had to turn up to see this one:

From High In The Sky: April at Gossamer Blue

The very Alice-ish teacup and rabbit are from the Crate Paper chipboard in the Main Add On.


What can I say? A wonderland collection of embellishments means I had to use a little of everything. But I still have plenty to play with. April from Gossamer Blue here

15 comments:

Patio Postcards said...

All delightful pages. Your day out with Little E looks like you both had fun. I like April's cheerful colours - a gold foil Elephant would cheer up any page, but the best in kit award goes to the bunny chipboard.

Nathalie said...

I don't spend much time on blogs anymore and have probably been missing a lot of your amazing pages! I love these each for different reasons and I am still VERY much a fan of your work... I just need to come tell you more often ;)

Karen said...

I'm always fighting with embellishments, so am in awe (once again) of your ability to group them together so creatively and effectively. Hard to pick a fave, but I think it's Little E's page; his personality just shines through in that photo!

Maggie said...

I love the idea of the animals conveniently dying in good positions for the taxidermist! Oh the innocence of the young. Great looking pages.

Louise said...

Wow ... so very pretty, bright and fun packed pages.

I remember a taxidermy time with one of mine. They found it fascinating x

Jo said...

They are really stunning layouts. We're another family that likes museums and I wish we could visit them more often :(

alexa@clara.co.uk said...

Oh my, here's a total feast for the eye! Such gorgeous colours and layers - and twiddly bits of interest round the edges too. I am sure Little E had a splendid time ... I'm going to click on 'Publish your comment' and go back for another browse with my cup of tea :).

Jennifer Shaw said...

Wow you have been busy and these are beautiful creations. Love the little banners made from the branding strips! Little E. is such a cutie. He must be so much fun to go to the museum with. :)

debs14 said...

That Little E has an inquisitive mind and an active imagination, no wonder you love it when he takes you out for the day!

Great pages!

Ruth said...

I do so love looking at your pages, particularly when Little E stars in them! (Has he recovered from that latest drama?) I hardly use die-cuts, because I don't know what to do with them ... perhaps I'll pop over for a one-on-one lesson ...

Susanne said...

Wonderful pages - I especially adore the Alice layout.

Susanne said...

Ooops, did not want to leave you with the impression that I thought that Litte E isn't just as cute. Of course, he is.

Melissa said...

Oh, these are all so lovely. I, too, like to add stickers to cardstock first so I can move them around until they're in just the right spot.

Sandra said...

You have to be one of the most inspiring scrapbookers. I can't tell you how happy I am to be catching up on my blog reading, I'd have hated to miss these.

Gail said...

Three fantastic looking pages Sian. I'm always amazed at what you do with diecuts and stickers.

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