I love Core'dinations cardstock pure and simple; I love the clear bright colors, the weight and texture of the paper, and the brilliant embossed papers that just beg to be distressed. The first layout I created during my frenzy was done with 3 pieces of Core'dinations CoreColor Cardstock - brown, a soft yellow, and a royal blue. I threw acrylic paint at the background and added some Prima ribbons, a Maya road flower, Jenni Bowlin butterflies and journal card, October Afternoon alphas, and some feathers and buttons, and of course, the wonderful vintage children that I cut from an old book that was falling apart. I finally stitched around the edges with my sewing machine.
The next layout also consists of 3 sheets of Core'dinations, two of which are from the Jenni Bowlin Whitewash collection. On this layout I also used some Jenni Bowlin patterned paper; October Afternoon alphas, sticker, and paper; Prima flower and butterfly; Pink Paislee alphas, Martha Stewart doily, Liberty fabric, and vintage lace dyed in coffee.
As always, I love to layer (can you imagine how thick my albums are?!)
Finally, the third layout is a simple one - I love this photo of my niece laughing and enjoying a game of chalk hopscotch on the driveway, and I wanted the eye to focus on her sweet smile. I used 2 pieces of Core'dinations Whitewash on this one, sanding and then throwing a little acrylic paint at them. The patterned paper, larger alphas, and banner are Sassafrass, and the the other alphas are October Afternoon. I made the flower by hand ruching fabric and added the buttons in the center and some long pins. The porcelain buttons are from my collection.
Hope you like these - I had so much fun creating them! Chris