Friday, October 21, 2011

Having fun with Authentique's newer and older lines

I'm not ready yet to post all the fun that I had in Salt Lake City. Just not enough time. I will work on it this weekend, I promise!!

Instead, I have a few fun cards to share using Authentique, and a lovely layout using Authentique's new line, Gathering! I'm not scheduled for a blog post, but I thought I'd like to share...

These two cards are using the Journey collection. I thought they just made some really cute cards. I just used a base of a paper, and flipped it to use both patterns, added a gray cardstock base, then piled on Tabloids, Icons and Excerpts. I love the diecuts. Then a silver ribbon and Stickles to finish it off.
The Stickles are fun, even though I'm impatient and don't want to wait for them to dry.
I really liked this chevron paper. I originally made this card for a challenge that involved chevrons... But never look at the due date, so it was late. Who cares though, I got a really cute card out of my mistake. This uses the same recipe as the first card. Just different papers, and all of the diecuts. No Stickles however.
Somehow I got the bow just right. I love when the bows turn out!
For my layout, I used Authentique's new line, Gathering. I was packing for my trip to SLC when Authentique sent this my way, and so wasn't able to play with it before I left... However, I was able to actually play with it at the Scrapbooksteal's crop!! Melodee from Authentique was there, with Samantha!! And showed us how to do a really cute paper bag mini album (more to come on this over the weekend!!) When I got home, I was in love with the line, and determined to do something with the poppies and damask. I do love damask!!
It may be a little hard to see, but the little monkey is eating olives. She would eat a can if I would let her. And I don't. Grandparents however (which is where we were)... Another story!
I loved stacking all of the small diecuts. And I don't normally like the circle alpha stickers (too hard to make straight), but these ones are really pretty. And I love the orange color.
I even stitched a few of the edges!! Thanks to Kristy, who told me to use orange, and my stash of Twinery twine in Mandarin. It was the perfect color, I just removed the white threads.
And, I fussy cut the poppy, and pop-dotted it to show some more interest. The things I do now because of the crop... Fussy cut and stitch!!!

If you get a chance to see Gathering, it really is lovely. Perfect for Fall photos!! Pin It