Using the Story Board Kits with Anna-Maria Wolniak

My idea for this tutorial was to create a layout built on a simple composition but made with various techniques.

I grabbed a few pink, magenta, red and white supplies from October Story Board scrapbook and documenter kits. I prepared a 'Europe' craft die (this is my totally favorite die EVER!), stitching stencil and stamps from the kits.

In my first step I created layers under the photo using a recycled vellum bag, pieces of patterned papers, and journal cards. I also added an old tag (recycled label) with white twine. I chose this amazingly bold, magenta paper as a background for my page (yep, it wasn't easy). When all the layers were stuck together I checked which elements would suit to the composition.

I haven't used my Big Short for ages! It was a perfect occasion to dust off this beauty. I was looking for the perfect paper to cut this Europe map. It couldn't be pink or red and plain white didn't look good either. I finally used a journal card with pink sentence.

I glued all cut elements to the photo (distinguishing the two countries, Poland and UK, using dimensional foams). At first sight I knew that some white splashes (made by Mister Huey's Opaque White mist) would make this layout more consistent.

I looked at the page from a distance and decided to distinguish both countries even more than only lifting them. I took a set of watercolors and painted these pop up elements using yellow cyan shade (yellow with a drop of orange). This color highlights important elements from the map perfectly and it gave a dimension that they needed. 

I also rejected the pink rubber heart. The layout looked too bland so I swapped this embellishment with another rubber heart, but this time I chose the red one. Next I pasted sentences printed on the thin stripes.

I made up my mind and finally decided to embroider the title (fancy technique which is rare). I used my old Amy Tangerine's set with alpha stencils.

I put together two shades of threads: yellow and silky orange to make the stitching.

Then I stamped grid lines with a stamp from the Story Board scrapbook main kit and black ink - three raws in two columns.

I found an interesting way to affix those black, fancy number clips not using any extra piece of paper. I just cut two tiny lines using a craft knife...

...and slipped clips inside. The inner part is invisible and the layout is flat.

At the end of my creative work I wrote journaling using a white crayon. Now check out the final project and see the close-ups. 

I made a simple composition and used 6 different techniques: layering, die cutting, splashing, watercoloring, stitching and stamping - pretty awesome in my opinion. Hope you felt inspired at least by one of them to create your own project. See you next time. 

xoxo Anna-Maria

Supplies: "Story Board" Documenter Kit, "Story Board" Scrapbook Kit, Koi Watercolor Paint set, Europe Stamp and Craft Die Set 

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13 comments

  1. Joelaw says…
    10/05/2016

    Love this! I'm getting a white pencil ASAP - I haven't had much luck with any white pens.

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    1. aniamaria says…
      10/06/2016

      You should! :)

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  2. patowle says…
    10/05/2016

    This is totally adorable. Great idea to cut slots for the clips, I am totally going to do this! And I loved the embroidery and the grid journaling. I have those Amy Tangerine embroidery templates, they are time consuming but really so fun! Thanks for sharing :)

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    1. aniamaria says…
      10/06/2016

      Thank you so much!

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  3. RhondaN says…
    10/05/2016

    Love this so much and I need a white pencil now too!

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    1. aniamaria says…
      10/06/2016

      Thanks Rhonda! This Darwent white pencil is really nice and soft. I used it only because my uni-ball pen was finished till I wrote the first word on this layout.

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  4. tpgirl says…
    10/05/2016

    @aniamaria you have really been inspiring me on the blog lately. All of your layouts have been stunning!!

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    1. aniamaria says…
      10/06/2016

      Thank you so much for your kind words. Xoxo

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  5. Turquoiseavenue says…
    10/06/2016

    Oh wow, this is just beautiful! I love the creativity displayed and the central focus on the photo!

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  6. Brinkleyboy says…
    10/07/2016

    Love your layout and all your color choices and techniques, the white really pops off the pink! You are truly blessed to have such a great friend like that!

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  7. cariilup says…
    10/07/2016

    Your layouts are always the best, thanks for the tutorial!

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  8. Janice15 says…
    10/08/2016

    Love how you cut the slots for the paper clips! So clever.

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  9. threekidneys says…
    10/08/2016

    I am always inspired by your work. Love the colors (bright magenta and yellow) and appreciated the step by step instructions. I would have never thought about the paperclip idea so this makes me much more excited about using them. Thanks for sharing!

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