I was so honored when I got a chance to do a feature post in Nathalie Kalbach's blog. I created two layouts and two cards for the post using the stamps and stencils she has designed. I don't own all of them, but I do own some and I think they are so great!
Here's what I wrote to the post: "I was fortunate enough to meet Nathalie during an event by her and Birgit Koopsen in the Netherlands. There I got the chance to see her stencils live and bought myself one of them. I immediately fell in love with the crackle stencil and now I only regret that I didn't get other designs, too! I've used the stencil in several projects already and my husband was inspired by it when he was designing his guitar. In these projects I used it to make an embossed piece of vellum. I like how versatile the pattern is and how you can create a subtle effect with it or go bold. It goes perfectly to vintage style, but can also be used in modern ones!
When I first saw Nathalie’s stamp designs I knew I had to get some! They are so perfect for backgrounds and layering! They’re unique in their designs and have a lovely mixed media feeling in them. I love the circular designs and my absolute favorite is the stitched style circle. And who wouldn’t like something extra – I love the fact that all the sets include a stencil, too! I used the extra stencil in the other layout to create the background and the “Wired” stamp set in both layouts and the cards."
Here's the first of the two layouts. The photo is taken in Paris of a lovely merry-go-round. As the title hints, the story and the journaling isn't just about the trip there but actually about life itself and how I think it should be enjoyed. The journaling is at the back of the layout.
I used both inks and embossing powders to create the background to this layout. I wanted the color scheme to be happy and bubbly so I went with pinks and yellow. I also threw some red embossing powder in there while making the bottom half of the background.
Thank you for stopping by today! Wishing you a lovely start to the weekend! Tomorrow there's something special here in my blog!
Materials: Stampendous, Stencil Girl, Studio Tekturek, Canvas Corp, Tattered Angels, Ranger, Wow! Embossing Powders, Bazzill, Doodlebug, American Crafts, Sodalicious