Ah, Camelot. The May Studio Calico kit brings you into a world of romance, brave knights, magicians and castles. The main kits are soft and dreamy, but the add-ons bring in a bit of contrast with bolder colors and patterns.
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My first page is all about layers. I started by making a background by swiping the ink dauber across my paper, then added vellum stars, then the tulle ribbon, then MORE vellum stars, then stars colored with a silver Neocolor, and then a lot of stitching, some rubons and some puffy dot stickers. Since all of the layers are thin, it creates an amazing amount of texture without a lot of bulk. I'll share more about how this layout came together soon.
This photo is a new favorite - I love how happy all of my boys are. =) The soft colors of Camelot were perfect for recording our first spring evening spent outside. The title is handcut - I wanted something a little playful - I added foam adhesive behind the tops of the letters to give them some dimension.
The wood tape in Merlin? So. Very. Versatile. I stitched it, stamped it, tiny attached it and even ran it through the typewriter. I'd also love to mist it and ink it. And how amazing would it look with a stamped pattern on it? I'm glad the add-on comes with a full roll, because I will be using the heck out of it.
ANYWAY. =) I used it here to create a mat for my photo, title and journaling. I slipped the transparent letters just under each layer - and I'd recommend doing it before you remove the backing, because once this tape is stuck down it is NOT moving. I kept the rest of the page fairly simple & just added strips of text paper embellished with sequins, letter sticker and stamps.
The navy letters in Guinevere are a perfect font, and I'm a bit addicted to the color at the moment - when I saw the numbers, I knew exactly what I wanted to do with them. I've double checked the title on this one and am still paranoid that I got it wrong. ;)
For the rest of the page, I arranged some favorite scraps from my desk in a loose grid pattern, and then added embellishments. While I love playing with fun techniques and new designs, me and modified grids will always be BFFs.
If you have any questions about these projects, I'd be happy to answer them! Happy reveal day shopping!
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