More Basic Grey Marrakech Projects

Did you know that My Little Attic is one of the first, if not THE first, local store to bring Basic Grey to the Philippine shores? I fell in love with BG when I first started scrapping and soon I began hoarding the papers. Lily Kate was among my all time favorite lines. I still have a few papers left from my hoard (I used to buy 2 of each sheet!). I also still have Motifica and Skate Shop papers from my first few purchases. Now, I'm happy to be using some of Basic Grey's newer lines. One of these is the Marrakech line. I've already shared some projects at the MLA blog and also a few posts back in this blog (see it here and here). Here are a few more projects I created using the papers and chipboards of Marrakech.

First off is a 12 x 12 layout called East Mebon. I used a photo taken during our trip to Cambodia. When I saw the Darjeelings paper, I knew right away which photo I would use.


I stamped the journaling block and added hand-written journaling.

That photo corner is actually a chipboard covered with cardstock and stamped on.

Here are the materials used for this layout:
Patterned Papers – Basic Grey Marakech (Darjeelings, Honeybush, Elderflower), Cardstock – Bazzil, Chipboards – Basic Grey Marakech and Bazzil Chips

And here's how I made it:
  • Ink edges of cardstock using chalk ink.
  • Cut an 11” strip from Honeybush paper. Ink edges.
  • Cut an 11 ¾” strip from Elderflower paper. Ink edges.
  • Cut pattern from Darjeelings paper. Ink edges.
  • Assemble and adhere the strips of paper on the cardstock.
  • Stamp journaling block on green cardstock.
  • Cover corner chipboard with green cardstock. Cut to shape. Stamp flourish on the covered chipboard.
  • Adhere journaling block, photo and chipboards.
  • Adhere title.
  • Write journaling.
The next layout is called Ocean Adventure. The photo was taken while dolphin watching in Dumaguete. While the papers are not those typically used for summer or beach layouts, I decided to give it a try since the colors match my and Ariel's shirts.


I added sparkle, dimension and texture using Stickles.

I also used stickles on the flower centers. And as always, I did a bot of stamping on my page.

Here are the materials I used for this layout:
Patterned Papers – Basic Grey Marakech (Elderflower, Masala Bella, Honeybush), Cardstock – Bazzil (red), Chipboards – Basic Grey Marakech, Stickles

And here's how I made it:
  • Distress edges of red cardstock with dye ink.
  • Cut Honeybush paper into 7.5 x 12 and distress with dye ink.
  • Cut flower patterns from Masala Bella paper. Distress edges with dye ink.
  • Adhere photo at an angle on the top portion of the red cardstock.
  • Adhere patterns cut from the Masala Bella paper as well as chipboards on both sides of the photo.
  • Adhere the Honeybush paper on the bottom portion of the layout, overlapping on a portion of the photo.
  • Cut a strip of Elderflower cardstock and distress edges with ink. Adhere on top of the Honeybush paper leaving a small margin above.
  • Cut the title from the Masala Bella paper using Slice. Distress with ink to darken and increase contrast. Adhere on the layout.
  • Stamp a journaling block on the patterned paper using dye ink. Write the journaling.
  • Apply dots using Stickles on flower centers and across the Elderflower strip.
Finally, I made a card using scraps of paper leftover from the layouts.


My favorite element in the card is the butterfly that was stamped and embossed on vellum.

Here are the materials used for this card:
Materials: Card, Patterned Papers – Basic Grey Marakech (Vanilla Chai, Calming Moon), Ribbon – Basic Grey, RubOns – Autumn Leaves

And here's how I made the card:
  • Cut a 2 x 7 strip from Vanilla Chai paper. Distress with dye ink and adhere to bottom of card.
  • Punch a design along the border of the Calming Moon paper. Cut into 2 strips of 1 x 7 and .5 x 7. Distress the strips with dye ink. Adhere the wider strip on top of the Vanilla Chai paper and the narrower strip on the topmost portion of the card.
  • Stamp a butterfly image using pigment ink on the card.
  • Stamp flourish patterns on the card using Glue Pad and dust with Perfect Pearls.
  • Stamp another butterfly using embossing ink on a piece of vellum. Pour copper embossing powder on the stamped image and heat until the powder has been embossed. Cut along the pattern and fold wings. Adhere the body using dimensional adhesive directly on top of the other butterfly image.
  • Apply greeting RubOns on the card.
  • Adhere ribbon on the card.
There you have it. Basic Grey products are available at My Little Attic.

Thanks for looking!

6 comments:

LG said...

Gorgeous as always Alby! I love the idea of putting step by step guide on how you made each layout/card. TFS! Will try some of the techniques you did

Jeff and Pia said...

Grabe, puro buntong hininga na lang ako habang pinagmamasdan ko ang mga masterpiece mo! Ang ganda! Di ko mapaliwanag, basta maganda : )

Katherine said...

This is so WOW! Verry creative.

Anonymous said...

the signature clean lines - ganda, kapatid :)

~bjay

Candy said...

Lovely ideas, Alby! I do so love the vellum butterfly!!! Gagayahin ko ha?

Alby said...

Thanks ladies!