I was very pleased to be asked, by local artist Sally Butler, to design a layout using her new "Diamond Jubilee Collection".
This collection is available exclusively at It's Crafting Time in Cambridgeshire, and was designed by Sally to coincide with the Queen's Diamond Jubilee.
I chose to make a double page spread of our visit to London.
I teamed the papers with red and blue cardstock which I distressed with a distressing tool and Distress Ink (in faded jeans and Barn Door). Then I used a pen for faux stitching on the blue cardstock and a brick stamp to create a pattern on the red cardstock.
I also used border and corner punches on the patterned paper.
The large photo mats were cut with my Cricut using the Base Camp cartridge.
I added rings in red,white and blue along with twine and images cut from the patterned paper.
I clustered embellishments cut from the patterned papers with journaling spots and flowers (made from plain cardstock and the patterned papers using the Flower Shoppe Cricut cartridge).
The centres of the large brads are filled with images cut from the patterned papers and sealed with glossy accents.
The small flower clusters in the bottom left of both layouts were made in the same way with mini-brads in the centre.
I cut alphabet tiles from the alphabet sheet and inked the edges with distress Ink. I also highlighted the letters with glossy accents and cut Union Jack images from the border sheet, to act as a mat for the first and last letters.
for the word "London", I cut the letters from the alphabet tiles and also highlighted them with glossy accents.
Materials and tools:
Diamond Jubilee Collection by Sally Butler
Blue and red cardstock
Brick stamp by Prima
Martha Stewart punch-around-the-page in Swirling lace
Cricut cartridges Base Camp, Flower Shoppe, George and Basic Shapes
Distress ink in Faded Jeans, Barn Door and Black Soot
Baker's twine, brads, glossy accents