I am so excited to be able to finally introduce our February guest designer to you all – please welcome Adele Toomey (AKA Inkie Quill), who has been busy creating with our brand new ‘More Than Words’ collection.
I am sure many of you are already familiar with Adele and her work; but for those who aren’t, she is a bright, bubbly Australian who hails from the NSW coast where she lives with her hubby Aaron, her adorable son Archie, and their two bunnies. She has been addicted to stationery and paper goods since she was a child, which has evolved to where she is now – a versatile crafter who dabbles in all manner of creative projects including scrapbook pages in various sizes.
You can learn more about Adele and her work on her website here: http://www.inkiequill.com/
I am so excited to be guest designing for February using the beautiful pieces from the More Than Words collection. When I first opened my box of goodies, I knew I would have no trouble at all using all those gorgeous florals and soft patterns in my layouts.
I branched out of my comfort zone today and not only decided to go back to my scrappy roots and create a 12×12 layout; but also make my first layout using patterned paper as a background!! Usually I work on white cardstock, but the papers were so beautiful I couldn’t resist trying something different…and I must say, I love how it turned out!! I plan to frame and display this layout in my living room – I realised we only have one photo on display in our whole house – time to change that!
This lovely ledger paper makes the perfect background piece. I decided to contrast the soft hues of the embellishments with some black paint, in order to make the small details really pop!
I used the darling little cluster of hearts stamp and white embossing powder to add a special something to my background, before finishing it off with a handwritten quote also in white. A splash of cute embellies and my layout was complete! I love the way the soft petals of the florals contrast with the heavy paint lines.
I can’t wait to get busy and continue using the More Than Words collection – stay tuned for more projects!
Thanks so much Adele, we can’t wait to see what else you have in store for us later in the month!