Beautiful Margate


I love this photo I snapped in December 2016 when I was walking back to the beach from ordering fish and chips one evening……the clouds and sun were just all in the right place.

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I have used a bunch of different supplies on this layout, some old some new. I think its always great to use old stash! Some texture paste some Heidi Swapp Colorshine spray, Kaisercraft and an October Afternoon button on there. Heres some close ups.

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I had a fair bit of journalling, I was thinking I may have a lift up tab to hide the journalling but I saw those lines and went for it.

more texture paste…

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I used a Kaisercraft template and texture paste tinted with Heidi Swapp Colorshine to do the doily pattern in the top left corner. Cut a big leaf using my Silhouette Cameo and the small leaves were cut on my big shot die machine using the Kaisercraft die. Some Crate paper, American Crafts Amy Tangerine and Kaisercraft papers and letters. Pink Paisley 6×6 papers.

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The white tissue with black text is actually Kaisercraft die release paper that comes on a roll to use with your dies. Its really smooth and shiny and nothing sticks to it, I had to use 450 Helmars glue to make it secure, but its a lovely layer with these papers. Washi tape is Kaisercraft.

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The bird was fussy cut from some Maggie Holmes Crate Paper and the resin flower from DIYI from Officeworks.  Epoxy dots are a great extra touch to projects lately and I think these ones are really pretty.


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a new layout with texture paste


I love this photo I took of Remy in the pool. I decided to have a go at using texture paste. I thought I might colour the texture paste with Heidi Swapp Colourshine rose. It was a lovely pale pink and I got excited. I used a new template I have had for a while but never used. Its pale green. As I got into the spreading of the paste the colour started to change to a blue green, and the pink was gone. I think the template colour washed off into the pink, hence the colour change toward the bottom of the layout. I was annoyed at first but when I put the papers and photo on, it seemed to go together well with the tint. I quite like it actually!


Close up of the paste….and that gorgeous HELLO stamp from Kaisercraft.


In the end, I was really happy with the texture paste and have purchased another template. I think it adds a lovely softness to the layout and a whole different dimension. I just want to run my fingers over the texture. I will share my new layout with more texture paste soon. Thanks for looking at my blog. 🙂