You are Strong – Layout by Audrey Underwood

You are Strong - Layout by Audrey Underwood

Hi Audrey here with another layout to share. I loved playing with the NEW ARToptions Plum Grove by 49 and Market and to add to my inspiration I was given the most enchanting photo of Nora in costume for a photo shoot.

You are Strong - Layout by Audrey Underwood

For the left-hand side of the layout, from the ARToptions Plum Grove 12×12 Collection Pack I chose the Flight of Fancies paper as my base. I then took the Coloured Foundations 1 paper from ARToptions Plum Grove – Coloured Foundations Pack, ripped a panel from the full sheet then cut some from the bottom, glued it to the base so you could see a frame of the base paper, and leaving the edge free of adhesive so if I wanted to I could tuck anything under it.
Then ripped a panel of the Blossom paper from ARToptions Plum Grove 12×12 Collection Pack, and cut some from the bottom so the Foundations paper framed it. Glued it in place, leaving the edge free again of adhesive so if I wanted to, I could tuck anything under it. If you regularly use 49 and Market’s papers you may have noticed that the barcode strip in the paper that we usually dispose of with other brands has one side with a pattern or words that can be used on your creations. So check them out before you throw them away. I’ve used a strip with some stitching on it between the two panels then some tickets from ARToptions Plum Grove Laser cut Elements. Speaking of the laser cuts, you have to check out the ARToptions Plum Grove Laser cut Wildflowers,,,, they are amazing!! So delicate and fine.

You are Strong - Layout by Audrey Underwood

Another NEW product I’m so very excited about is the Vintage Artistry 12×12 Sentiments Rub-on Transfer Sheets. I’ve used the Serenity transfers, picking the word ‘You’ and rubbed it onto white card. I then carefully cut the word out, to use as a stand-alone title for my page. Inked the edges and then found a watercolour pencil that matched the Plum Grove colours and added some plum toned accents to the rub-on. Starting with a light coat and applying more colour until I was happy with the tone and I feel it matched perfectly.

You are Strong - Layout by Audrey Underwood

I mounted the photo on some foam mount, applied it mainly to the back centre of the photo, and stuck it in place, in the centre of the page. I tucked that awesome orange ornate frame from ARToptions Plum Grove Laser Cut Elements, along with part of a fussy cut frame to the right, behind the photo. I then made a collection of Laser cut wildflowers, Laser Cuts, flowers, butterflies, ephemera, and the word ‘You’ to the bottom right of the photo.

You are Strong - Layout by Audrey Underwood

Now for the collection of beautiful laser cuts, leaves, flowers, and that awesome arched window from the ARToptions Alena – Laser Cut Outs, to the left of the photo. I took a piece of clear acetate and cut it to size to sit behind the window but carefully ripped the top right-hand corner off so that it looked like a broken window. I then rubbed some floral 6×8 Plum Grove rub-on transfers onto the acetate and stuck it in place behind the window. I stuck the window down using a foam mount for added depth. To finish off, I then hot glued the mixed floral collection around the window until I was happy with how much I’d used.

You are Strong - Layout by Audrey Underwood

49 and Market products:


ARToptions Plum Grove
12×12 Collection Pack

ARToptions Plum Grove
12×12 Colored Foundations Pack

ARToptions Plum Grove
Laser Cut Elements

ARToptions Plum Grove
Wildflowers Laser Cut

ARToptions Plum Grove
Ephemera Bits

ARToptions Plum Grove
6×8 Rub-Ons

ARToptions Alena
Laser Cut Outs

Vintage ARtistry Serenity
12×12 Sentiments Rub-Ons
Coming soon!
Nature’s Bounty
Plum and Soft Lilac

Audrey Underwood 2022