For those of you who don’t know, “Glamping” is going camping, but with glamour. Think of staying in the nice lodge with fine dining and wine vs. pitching a tent and eating canned spaghetti around the stove. It’s what us “city folk” like to do who enjoy the outdoors and hiking, but let’s be honest, prefer a down comforter and pillows compared to rocks, mosquitos and drafty tents. And of course since it’s a camping theme, what paper would go better than the Adventure collection – with a little bit of a bling twist. And that’s where the sequins from Pretty Pink Posh work perfectly into this layout!
The base cardstock for the entire layout is the Rustic paper. In the upper left portion of the page, I layered the fabulous Scenic wood grain paper with the camping symbols found on the Explore paper. All of the layering pieces were die cut using the Labels Thirty-Three dies which were also sprayed with Sheer Shimmer Gold for added bling. The pictures were layered with the Wildflower patterned paper. Along the edges of the layering pieces, I glued down the Pretty Pink Posh sequins, used an awl to poke holes through the paper, and then stitched Swarvoski crystals with Delicata end beads. Kind of reminded me of Vegas signs with flashing lights – can’t go glamping without a little campy!
The bottom right corner montage is probably my favorite part of the page! It has that title bar with die cut letters, with “The Great Outdoors” taken from the Enhancements sheet. I carried over the trees found on that piece with die cut trees made from Vertigo (colored with Delicata Golden Glitz on the backside) and other trees from the Explore solid paper (spritzed with more gold). Along with the sequin and bead stitching on the edge, I thought that it was a great contrast to the campsite image found on the Enhancements sheet.
Here’s a close up view of some of the details found on the page including the shimmer and bead work. I hope that this has inspired you to mix a little glam when you create a Glamping layout of your own!
Authentique Paper Adventure paper collection
Pretty Pink Posh sequins: Nature Mix, Raspberry
IMAGINE Crafts/Tsukineko Memento Love Letter, Delicata Golden Glitz, Sheer Shimmer Spritz Gold, Vertigo Tiltled
Spellbinders Labels Thrity-Three, Holiday Trees 2013, Font 1 Upper and Lower Cases, Grand Calibur machine
Miscellaneous adhesive (double sided tape, dimensional and liquid), beading supplies, Swarvoski crystals, coordinating Delicata beads, awl