Hi everyone, new product is always so inspiring and today I’m thrilled to share my first layout made with the amazing and gorgeous Storyteller collection!! I’m sure I’ve said this before, but the first cut into a new collection is always the hardest for me, and Storyteller was no exception.  I looked at my Instagram feed and saw that the child to get a layout next was Brielle.  She turned 8 in April and I decided to create her birthday photo page.

I started this layout by fussy cutting lots of clusters and single flowers from Spring Fling.   I just love fussy cutting, and I especially love the look that the extra time and care to cut creates. I used my Envelope Punch to create an envelope from Little Love, which is one of my favourite papers in the collection because I adore the navy and small hearts! I embellished it with the flowers, an Accessory Sticker and a Chipboard Sticker.  The “8” is from my stash.

I created my watercolour background with a navy distress oxide ink, followed by gold shimmer mouse through a stencil.  I just love how it turned out!  The packaging technique is a perfect mixed media look when you want something a little random and not too perfect!  The butterflies in this collection are adorable, and the butterfly below is from the Chipboard Stickers.

 

I used one of the Pocket Cards tucked into the envelope because I loved the sentiment, and I loved the fun design feature it added!  I distressed the edges of the card and machine stitched around the outside. It was fun to embellish too!

I layered my photo over the envelope and then added more fussy cut flowers, an Accessory Sticker and a Wood Button. I backed my photo with two layers of the same pink paper from the A5 Paper Stack, and of course I distressed the edges!

I created my title with a word from the Foam Titles, they just make it so easy! I added a distressed and machine stitched piece of Brighter Days to add some interest at the bottom of my page, and to write my journaling.

Thanks for looking! I hope I’ve inspired you to create with Storyteller!

Melissa xx