Sunday, 4 January 2015

Docrafts Blogger Outreach Programe: Introducing Papermania Little Meow range

Today i will be introducing one of the new ranges released this month. The Little Meow range is cute and purrfect for cat lovers but is also versatile as there are patterns that can be used for all occasions. This range has matching embellishments and comes in both A5 and A4 paper packs. i will also be sharing with you a mixed media tutorial as well.

I had to do a kitten layout to match the cute papers.

The paper ranges i used for this project are The Little Meow A4 paper pack (PMA 160180) and Capsule Collection French Lavender 12x12 pack (PMA 160232)

Take a 12x12 paper for the background and then paint with gesso or watered down white acrylic paint. Dry with a heat gun before spritzing with inks. blend the inks together with a paint brush before it dries adding water where needed. i used Artiste acrylic paint  Blush (DOA 763219) and White (DOA 763260) for the base coats and Artiste Spritzing inks Cardinal Red ( DOA 550603) Violet ( DOA 550611) and Gold (DOA 550602)

Tip:  The gold and white sprays are best used as a base coat if you spray these over your project first and then spray over with another colour once dry. You will then get a lovely glittery shimmer and it will bring out the colours more.

Once the background is dry, take a selection of stamps and inks and then stamp around the page at random. stamp a few in embossing ink and use embossing powder to add texture.
i used Artiste Watermark (DOA 550500), Metallic Berry(DOA 55121) , Black (DOA 550105) ink pads and seafoam embossing powder (PMA 4021010)

Tip: remove any excess powder off using a make up sponge or, brush a bit off to create a distressed look.

I used Tilly daydream Ribbons (TIL 907104) and Bird Print (PMA 907122) 
you can still get these online. 

Tip: Try pressing the stamps down using your fingers instead of an acrylic stamping block as this gives you a faded effect.

Next cut out a selection of die cut shapes and place the layers together. once you are happy with the way your layers are laid out then staple together to hold in place.  before sticking down your layers to the background stamp a few more images around the focal centre of your layout and flick a few drops of spritzing ink around it. I used double sided craft tape by Stick it to stick down the layers.

i used Xcut Tags nesting dies (XCU 503926), Rectangle nesting dies (XCU 503409) , Rectangle Parentheses (XCU 503044) and Rectangle Parentheses 2 (XCU 503045)

Tip: you can crumple up some of the layers and then ink them before sticking them down to add texture.

Stick your photo in the centre of your layers using Stick it 3d foam pads. Then take a length of thread or twine and loosely wrap it around the photo to create a rough frame. stick it into place using the Stick it glue pen. i love these pens as they are so accurate when sticking down small embellishments.
here are the codes for the adhesives i used  Double sided tape (STI 7101) Glue pen (STI 463100) and 3d foam pads (STI 4000).

                      Finish of your project with a selection of embellishments and buttons.

                   Thank you for visiting.


  1. Fabulous love the photo of the kitty.
    Linda xxx

  2. What an adorable photo!!! Love what you did with the background and such great colors!!!