Scrapbooking, Card Making, and Stamping Fun
Avonlea is a vintage look paper. It mixes teal, mint, and bright green with gray and white. I made some modern layouts and a few vintage layouts to stimulate your imagination. I bought everything to go with these layouts because I knew I would have a blast with these colors. I worked with three paper packs to show many layouts. I apologize if you don’t have all the colors I used for the backgrounds. But, it looks like they’re putting it on the sale list so maybe you can grab an extra pack if you want to. Otherwise Colonial White works well for backgrounds with these colors. Have fun playing with your pictures and this paper. I am sure you will treasure your layouts.
The first set of layouts (LOs) is backed with Avonlea White. They pretty much follow the directions in the Workshop on the Go. I wanted more color though so I used the mint green in place of the white. My pictures were landscape rather than portrait so I made them sideways. I started with a 5″ x 12″ mint strip placed 1/2″ from the top of the page. The green strip is also 5″ x 12″ and it is placed in 1″ from the left edge. The slate grey mat is 5 1/2″ x 7 1/2″. It holds a 5″ x 7″ picture. The top picture is a 4″ x 4″ picture. My journal space is 4 1/2″ x 4 1/2″. I cut my paper down to 8 1/2″ x 11″ I make a text box in “Word” so I can use whatever font I want to. Then I cut my journal box from the larger paper. To make the Chocolate text I cut the letters using the Cricut Artiste Cartridge in 3/4″ and added it later. I used one of the stamps from the WOTG, a Parlor Velvet Rub-On, and 3 Mocha Opaques. The velvet Rub-Ons are also on the “while supplies last list” too. So maybe you can score a deal this month.
The right page of this LO also starts with an Avonlea White background. The mint green piece is 9″ x 12″ butted up against the left edge of the background. The next strip is the 5″ x 12″ green strip and it is 1″ from the bottom edge. The Slate Grey Title Bar is 2″ x 12″ and is in 1/2″ from the right edge of the page. I used four 4″ x 4″ photos on this page. It is embellished with Parlor Velvet Rub-Ons, Mocha Opaques, a Canvas Shape (item X7155C), and the Title was cut using the font on the Cricut Artiste Cartridge sized 1 1/4″.
The second set of layouts (LOs) takes advantage of the Zip Strips on your paper and scraps. I made these last and just played with the left over stuff. The Avonlea Green used for the background on these pages came from two packets. So you need to buy extra or choose another background color. My Slate Gray mats are 4″ x 6″. The photo on the left is in 3″ from the edge and up 3″ from the bottom. The picture on the right is up 1″ from the bottom and in 1/2″ from the right edge. I trimmed the pictures down to 3 1/2″ x 5 1/2. Again the Title is cut from the Cricut Artiste Cartridge sized to 1″. I used my Green Assortment Buttons (item Z1358) and added six buttons in colors that added to my LOs. The little strips are 1/4″, 1/2″ and 3/4″. I just cut random strips from my scraps and arranged them any way I thought looked good.
The pictures on the right page are both up 3″ from the bottom. the left picture is in 1/2″ and the right picture is in 2 3/4″ from the right. These layouts are so simple and they don’t use much paper.
The last four pages I used my black and white pictures from my childhood.
I used the Teal Blue for the background. I cut a piece of the big print paper 11″ x 11″. Next the corners were rounded using a corner rounder. Last I cut 1 1/2″ from the piece and used it on the right page. The Title bar covers both pages. It is placed down 1″ from the top of each page. The first piece is made from the gray zip strip. The next strip is 5/8″ x 12″ Slate Gray. The third piece is 1″ x 12″ of the green pattern paper. Each mat is a 4″ x 6″ piece of Avonlea White. The pictures were cropped to 3 1/2″ x 5 1/2″. All of the pictures are 1″ from the bottom of the page. The left picture on the left page is 3/4″ from the pattern paper. The picture on the right is butted up against the right side of the page.
The left picture on the right page is 3/4″ from the print and the right picture is 3/4″ from the left picture. The Title is cut using the Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge. The capital letters are 1 1/4″ and the lower case letters are 3/4″. I used the stamps from the WOTG with Chocolate and Juniper Ink, Canvas Shapes (item X7155C), Brocade Assortment (item Z1748), Mini-Medley /antique Gold Accents (item Z1786), and I used the old white flowers dyed with inks to match the papers. Note: I just used the brads from the mini-medleys for the center of the flowers on these layouts so if you have brads you have what you need.
The last two layouts are done on the big print. I cut two sheets of Slate Gray Card- stock down to 10 1/4″ x 8 1/2″. I rounded the corners on one side of the page. Both Gray pieces are 1 3/4″ from the bottom and butted up against the inside edge of both pages. I used a green zip strip 1 3/4″ from the bottom of the left Gray part of the page.
I did just the opposite on the right page. I used the zip strip down 1 3/4″ from the top. Again I used Avonlea White mats cut to 4″ x 6″ with the pictures cropped to 3 3/4″ x 5 3/4″. The inside picture are butted to the middle of the paper and I tried to leave about the same distance between the pictures. I trimmed both pages with more canvas shapes and more Brocade Assortment Shapes. The journal entries are made on Avonlea White paper with an extra double space between them. I cut them down to 1/2″ x 5″. I also made a 3-D project and some cards out of my paper so I used all of the accents I bought. I don’t have one full sheet of paper left. One more time, thank Close to my Heart for making everything match so well! I can always think of one more thing to make from my left overs.