Tuesday, April 26, 2011

2 lille layouts done 2 ways!

We've enjoyed reading the emails, comments and posts filled with your love for all things Lille
(we are equally as smitten with this CHA Winter collection)

There's just something about the way the different elements of sketches, ephemera findings, 
documents and bold letters combined in the Lille papers that make this a fun collection to work with.

To show you just how different this collection can look depending on your style, we're 
highlighting 2 layouts that were created with the same collection but with very different results!

First up is one that pulls in the layers, techniques and art journal 
inspired elements we see emerging in all kinds of projects.

See how adding layers of paints, photos, rubbings, chipboard alphabets and tags to 
the 12x12 paper really gives it a creative mess meets fantastic results?  

Don't be intimidated by the look of this, it's all about experimentation and playing with inks, 
paints, pen strokes and we just happen to think that the Lille collection lends itself to this look.

click HERE to see all the products used in this layout


If this isn't a style that works for you, check out what another 7gypsies artist was 
able to do with elements from the Lille collection as well.  It's a much cleaner look that 
incorporates both Lille and Conservatory collections with a few found elements.

look at how adorable our industrial gears look as the flower center? 

click HERE to see all the products used in this layout and instructions for how to recreate!


Carol W. said...

Amazing layouts! I love this collection and hope to get it one day, Fabulous idea using the gear for the flower center! TFS

Catherine SIWCZAK said...

Great LO. I love these papers too. I've made a tag and a card with them. A real pleasure to scrap with !

Ava Gavloski said...

beautiful layouts that showcase the gypsies.........


Tracy said...


Irma said...

Thanks for the great examples! I just got this paper line the other day, and feel really inspired.

@JoyceCasaldi said...

Fun projects!
Happy NSD!

Anonymous said...

I don't know if I should be excited that you aren' posting that often or worried.