Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Tuesday Tutorial with Nathalie

Hi CTK friends! Nathalie with you today to show you how you can create two different pages by  using both one single sheet of paper as inspiration.   This month's  Little Things kit is packed with goodies from Pinkfresh Studio's Indigo Hills 2 collection, and as soon as i saw the Ridge paper from Pinkfresh Studio all i could think about is all the possibilities.

For my first page, I decided to use the b  side of the paper.  The ombre effect of the paper gave me the idea to use all the colors to back some of the new free cut files - this one is called Floral Cluster-.

For the background, i used some of the Pinkfresh Studio watercolors to add some of those purple accents to the background, and this ensures all the details of the cut file and soft colors show.

I used the Indigo Hills 2 ephemera pack  and the Crate Paper's WIllow Lane collection included in the Little Things kit to create interest around the picture and also the title of this page.  A few of the stickers and wood stickers from the Embellishment kits were perfect to add small interest to the page.
The following video will give you a more in depth look at how the page came together:

Love how this turned out!  The soft colors of the paper are accented by the watercolor background, and then all the stamped sentiments from this month's Add On stamp just complete this page.

But like I mentioned, I wanted to fully use the paper, so after backing the cut file, i used the leftover piece to create some crosses and a layer for the Sunday Sketch project, and then carefully cut the hexagon shapes from the A side of  the paper  and used them to create this new page:

Once i had all the hexagons cut from the Pinkfresh Studio Ridge paper -included in the Little Things Scrapbook Kit-; I pulled the Embellishment kit's hexagon wooden stickers to create this rainbow layout.

Once again, i used the Pinkfresh Studio watercolors to create the background of the page.  My idea was to create hexagon shapes that mixed and matched with long watercolor brush strokes.  Then used the fussy cut hexagons, some of the ephemera pieces and the wooden stickers to add interest to the colorful background.

Since the background is colorful and filled with texture, I chose to keep the embellishments simple and instead added lots of sentiments around the hexagons using some stickers from the embellishment kit and stamped sentiments from the Little Things TN stamp.  The following video will give you a look at how this was put together.

Isn't it amazing how the Little Things Scrapbook Kit can yield such a diverse look to your scrapbook pages.   I only wished i could have bought the Patterned Paper kit so that i could have played further with the kit.    Remember to check all the kits and stamps in the CTK shop, and if you have questions on how this came together, just contact me!



  1. Natalie, your watercolor background is by far the best of your mixed media background to date! You stepped away from pkg.tech.[which I love & do]& showed us a different way to bring pattern into our layouts!Thanks for including a video of process! Inspirational!

    1. Thank you for the lovely comments... Hope you give this a tryry!!!