OCC Design Team


Hi Everyone,

I am so excited to announce that I have been invited to be a member of the Our Creative Corner Design Team!
This is my introductory scrapbook page.

I chose a photo of Calvi, on the beautiful island of Corsica, my favourite place.

I layered Tim Holtz lattice stencil using inks, sprays and pastes for the background. I added a touch of Treasure Gold to the paste when it was dry. I also used some self adhesive plumbers mesh which stretches and adds an interesting texture. I used black Archival ink to stamp a postal collage randomly on the background building up a triangle where the photo was going to be placed.
Layers of tissue wrap went under the photo then I inked tags to match the fabulous colours of the sea. I stamped some rust coloured images to link the colour of the roofs in the Citadel. 

I heat embossed grunge board flourishes with thick tarnished aqua powder and tucked them behind.                                               I added some tiny shells       ( collected from Calvi)  and scraps of muslin underneath the photo to simulate the beach.

It was difficult to decide how to put the title in the space. I created “Corsica” from twisted wire then painted it white. The lovely copper brads linked the roofs and the stamping.

I scratched the edges of the photo to create a contrast before I glued it in place.

The final piece looks very vibrant and I think reflects the beauty of the place.

I hope you like it too, please leave me a comment, I do appreciate it x

16 thoughts on “OCC Design Team

  1. I really love the colours in this, especially the way you’ve layered the background. Brilliant news about your new role and so well deserved! X

  2. Finally time for the official welcome! I know you’re going to have a wonderful time at OCC… and what a fabulous layout to introduce yourself. Gorgeous glowing colours, great textures and fabulous sparkly detailing, capturing the flicker of sunlight on water. Love it!
    Alison xx

  3. Yay, I can finally call you teamie!! This is fabulous Jan, love the vibrant blues and texture looks amazing! I look forward to getting to know you better in the New Year! big hugs, Pamellia 🙂

  4. congratulations Jan! Happy to be your team mate at OCC! I share your favorite place: Corsica is a wonderful island, with fabulous corners to be discovered. I love your brilliant layout!

  5. Wow Loved seeing how you created this amazing layout. Also I am so excited to get to work with you at Our Creative Corner!!! What an adventure we are going to have! XXX Happy Crafting, Laurie Moore

  6. Well I gotta tell you – this awesome layout, vibrant colours, texture that is almost palpable through the screen makes me just want to buy a ticket to Corsica RIGHT NOW. How absolutely incredible to be working with you and being inspired by your creativity this year on OCC. I am totally looking forward to seeing all the awesome things you come up with.

  7. YAY JAN!! We made it!! We’ve kept our secrets, now we can rejoice with the world!! I’m so looking forward to being your teammate this term at OCC!! I’m still pinching myself 🙂
    I LOVE your beautiful scrapbook page!!! It’s bright and colorful and full of texture and things to look at–just as I imagine the island of Corsica to be 🙂 (that’s a dream place of mine to visit!). CHEERS to you and our creative journey together at Our Creative Corner!! This is going to be FUN!! XOXO-Shari

  8. LOVE your layout, Jan!

    I always admire people who can combine very colourful photographs with lay outs so that they both build one better, even more beautiful whole! So glad to have you on the team with us at OCC!

    Hugs and happy new year!
    Claudia x

  9. Jan I am so happy we are teamies… I look forward to working with you! Your first piece for OCC is gorgeous and I love how you put everything together…sea, shells and detail with wire…brilliant!
    Best wishes from Slovenia and “see” you soon!

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