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‘New Beginnings’ Challenge Inspiration Layout by Emma Kate using Patio Party by Jen Hadfield.

Hey Ella Bonella Friends!

Emma here with you today sharing my inspiration for this months challenge using the Patio Party collection by Jen Hadfield, for Pebbles.  After giving it some thought, I decided to create something that would represent sun beams, i.e a new day bringing a new beginning.  Using the ‘B’ sides of the 12 x 12 papers ( as the blues complimented my photo) I cut them into long triangular strips to represent the sun beams & distressed the edges using my distressing tool. (Helen has these for sale under TOOLS on the website!)

Once I was happy with the placement I adhered them down with a small amount of tape so that I could machine stitch along the edges. Next I machined stitched a sunbeam with a piece of ombre blue cotton.

Next I created another sunbeam using Nuvo embellishment mousse through a diamond stencil, gradually adding white gesso to it to lighten the colour,for that ombre look again.  For my other 2 sunbeams I used Nuvo crystals drops with more drops towards the centre of my page & Heidi Swapp Color Shine mist along the beam (watering it down as I went – (Helen sells Waterbrushes especially for this – also under the TOOLS section of the website) & splattering the ink using the straw inside the bottle.

Then I mounted my photo using some patterned paper & some tissue paper, distressed the edges & adhered it down using foam tape so it would be slightly raised. Using the Pebbles mini alpha stickers I created my title, then added a suitable phrase sticker just underneath it.

To finish, I added a Project Life flair button, an epoxy badge from Pink Fresh Studio and an aqua enamel dot just under my photo. Then using a blue fine liner I wrote my journalling.

I hope this layout gives you some inspiration to document your new beginning and I’m so happy that I can share mine with you all. Don’t forget to enter this months challenge for a chance to win a £10 off coupon code at Ella Bonella.

Jen Hadfield Patio Party Backyard Blooms 12″ Pattern Paper
Jen Hadfield Patio Party Bouquets 12″ Patterned Paper
Jen Hadfield Patio Party Breezy 12″ Patterned Paper
Jen Hadfield Patio Party Just For You 12″ Patterned Paper
Jen Hadfield Patio Party Patio Life 12″ Patterned Paper
Nuvo Embellishment Mousse Aquamarine
Nuvo Crystal Drops Duck Egg Blue
Becky Higgins Project Life Kiwi Flair
Pink Fresh Studio Simple & Sweet Epoxy Badges
Heidi Swapp Color Shine Spray Teal
Pebbles mini alpha stickers
Tonic Studios Tim Holtz Distressing Tool
Tonic Studios Waterbrush

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