The Gorgeous Layouts & More of Joanne Bain!
We are overjoyed to introduce the exciting Joanne Bain to our Design Team! She has a unique eye for layout composition, and her projects are all unbelievable. She turns scrapbooking into a true work of art. Her use of whitespace and explosions of color with her photos will certainly delight and inspire. We were captivated by her work from the beginning and cannot wait to see what else she will create for us this year. She will be sharing a great layout and tutorial. Then, there are 3 project Joanne has created to introduce her brilliant work to us. Join us in welcoming Joanne Bain to the Design Team!
"I am Joanne Bain from Queensland, Australia.
I am a very proud mother of 2 and I am happily married to my best friend and have been for 20 years. He is the best husband a girl could ask for and is very supportive of my paper crafting. Most of my inspiration for this craft comes from my wonderful family and friends and also the beautiful array of products that are now available. When I am not scrapbooking, I am kept busy with all activities involving raising a happy family and I like dabbling around with photography which is perfect as I always have something to scrap.
We live in sunny Queensland Australia along with our 2 dogs and more pet birds then I can count. I have been a scrapbooker for 13 years since my daughter was the age of 3 and then 10 years ago along came the other special boy in my life my gorgeous son, many of my creations tend to feature them. From as far back as I can remember I was always doing some form of craft. I have sewed, crocheted, knitted, painted and scrapbooked throughout my teenage years without even knowing it….lol.
My preferred scrapping preference is 12 x 12 layouts and creating off the page/altered projects. I am not locked into a specific scrapping style, as I am happy to give anything a go but I would describe my style as structured with lots of layers, fussy cut paper cutting, detail and dimension.
I do love to embellish my pages with chipboard, flowers and bling but sometimes I just love to let the gorgeous patterned papers available take centre stage in my creations. I am at my happiest with my scissors and beautiful patterned papers that beg to be fussy cut to create layers and dimension for my creations.
I am lucky enough to have been published in Australian Scrapbook Memories and Australian Scrapbook Creations magazines numerous times." ~Joanne
Keep Up with Joanne Bain
"For my first project I have chosen to create a layout tutorial. While I do love creating OTP projects, layouts are important to me as they go into my children's memory box. For my page I chose to work with the Artisan Style collection, I really love the mix of bright and dark colours. The papers in this collection called at me to be fussy cut and layered while the colours of the collection represent my daughters personality perfectly." ~Joanne
Artisan Style Collection - #4501113 - Artisan Style 8x8 Paper Pad – papers used – Artisan Style X2, Creative Ideal X2.
Artisan Style Collection - # 4501106 - 12x12 Creative Ideal Patterned Paper X2
Artisan Style Collection - #4501116 – Artisan Style Decorative Chipboard
Other – Dusty Attic chipboard frames & title, Kaisercraft pearls & rhinestones, Luminarte Artist pigment – Orange Peel & Twinkling H2O’s African Jade.
"I have had a photo of the kids from Halloween last year which I have already created a layout with but I wanted to showcase it a little more than a I could on a page so I decided to make an altered book focusing on them and telling there spooky halloween story.
I created this book with a mixture of Graphic 45 papers from 3 different collections, they are Steampunk Spells, The Magic Of Oz and Curiosity Shop. This is why I love Graphic 45 papers they mix and match so well together.
Tip - Keep any old dress jewellery that is tarnished or broken you never know when there will be a use for it. I have added an old necklace to the binding of the book for extra trimming and interest." ~Joanne
Graphic 45 - The Magic Of Oz Collection - The Magic Of Oz
Graphic 45 - Olde Curiosity Shoppe - Butterfly
Graphic 45 - Old Curiosity Shoppe - Cardstock Stickers
Graphic 45 - Olde Curiosity Shoppe - Olde Curiosity Shop
Graphic 45 - Steampunk Spells - Steampunk Spells
Graphic 45 - Steampunk Spells - Fanciful Floral
Graphic 45 - Steampunk Spells - Clockworks
Graphic 45 - Steampunk Spells - Vintage Voyage
Graphic 45 - Steampunk Spells - Mechanical Marvels
Graphic 45 - Steampunk Spells - Nevermore
Other - Book, Necklace, Tim Holtz Assorted Mini Bottles.
Next, we share a wonderful French Country layout of Joanne's son. We love the inspiration behind this page and her son's great spirit!
"My little man he is a dreamer and in turn he has made my wildest dreams come true so I thought it was very fitting to create a page about him using a dream catcher. As my little man is a nature lover I wanted to create a country feel for my page and the Graphic 45 French Country papers were perfect for this. What says country more then sunflowers and roosters right? I fussy cut and layered all of the sunflowers and then topped my page off with the crowing rooster. I added lots of strings and coloured cotton for texture and to make it look and feel more like a real dream catcher. I added lots of texture to my background and added a very light wash of Dusty In Colour Hot Chocolate for added contrast." ~Joanne
Graphic 45 - French Country Collection - Sunflowers
Graphic 45 - French Country Collection - A La Carte
Other - Twinkling H20's - Indian Copper, Kaisercraft Rhinestones & Pearls, Dusty In Colour - Hot Chocolate, Dusty Attic Chipboard.
Next, is a beautiful layout of Joanne's gorgeous daughter. We love the flowers, butterflies, and love that exudes from this gorgeous LO.
"I got quiet scissor happy with these papers which are from the Graphic 45 A Ladies Diary collection, it was hard not to as they are beautiful and were screaming at me to be cut up. I have stayed true to my style and created a clean clustered white space layout featuring lots of detail and dimension featuring my beautiful daughter. I added a little bit of texture to the background and gave it a light wash of Dusty In Colour Faded Denim. As I wanted everything to be co ordinated I chose to make my own paper bow from the papers." ~Joanne
Graphic 45 - A Ladies Diary Collection - Delicate Details
Graphic 45 - Botanical Tea Collection - Sweet Chamomile
Other – White Bazzil, Dusty Attic Mini Words #1, Dusty Attic ATC Frame #1, Dusty In Colour - Faded Denim.
We are so excited to have Joanne on her team. Join us in welcoming her in the comments! Thanks, Joanne for sharing your amazing work with us. We are so excited about sharing your projects this year!
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