Thursday, 10 September 2015

Australasian Nevermore Blog Hop

Welcome to our Australasian Nevermore Blog Hop. If you've come here from Expressions of the Heart then you are in the right place! If you've happened upon us by happy mistake then please join in by hopping from blog to blog by clicking the links at the end of each blog post until you arrive back here.

(Just a warning and an apology - my photos appear to be very washed out in this post - not sure what has happened - I will try to replace them when I can get some better ones).

So the Nevermore papers are designed to be Halloween themed HOWEVER I just can't get past these sheets of industrial style planning papers. Sometimes you just see a paper that needs to be celebrated on a page layout and this is one of them.

So as not to loose what I love about the paper in my page design I kept it very simple with black and slate cardstock and just a few select embellishments.

My page is designed to be about my Dad. I never do pages about him so this is really nice. He is currently building a model railway in his shed and I am going to use these pages to showcase some of the work in progress. So I cut my title and the cogs out on my cricut. The cogs come from the Artiste cartridge.

Then I needed to distress the edges of my title. Those inside bits are too fiddly for a sponge or a dauber so I used a cotton bud. It had the added bonus of creating flyaway threads which dragged some extra ink across my lettering giving it a real rustic feel. I then daubered on a bit of chocolate ink to give it a bit of a rust effect.

My cogs got daubered with the chocolate ink and I used another cotton bud to do the smaller inside bits. I used the black cotton bud again just to add a few grease marks here and there. I also daubered the edges of one of my slate boxes - I intend to use this one for journaling.

So let's talk embellishments. Each paper pack has a pack of matching embellishments called complements. Here is a photo of the Nevermore ones. The first photo is the two sticker sheets included in the complements pack and the second photo is the kraft die-cut shapes and thick clear plastic die cuts.

Not heaps I can use on my layout here but there are a lot that could be used on non-Halloween layouts, like the stars, bunting, arrows, file tabs, frames and chandeliers. I choose an arrow and the file tab.

Now one thing that strikes me with Nevermore is that the colours are very similar to our Urban paper pack. So let's take a look at the urban stickers included in the complement pack :

Perfect. Train luggage tags, another yellow arrow, a circle with plans on it and one with metal imprints. Done. Now when I put down the photos these embellishments will pick up the yellows and blues I know Dad has used on the portions he has done so far on the railway.

Thanks for checking out my project, feel free to leave a comment before hopping off to see what has been created in Mez's Craft Room.

 If you would like to create your own Nevermore project feel free to click through to your consultants shop to find any of the materials used throughout the blog hop. The Nevermore paper pack is only $15 and includes 6 sheets of B&T papers (patterned papers) and 6 sheets of coordinating cardstock.


  1. Fantastic layout Anne. I love the cogs and steam punk look.

  2. Thank you for your layout idea! It looks great! Designing the Dream - just perfect! It all works together so nicely!

  3. Wow - very different and great tips!

  4. Oh my what a great layout Anne, I do love the simplicity of it. The inked edges are perfect.

  5. Love your large cogs! Great page title too. I really need to look at the other papers complement packs when creating!

  6. Wow annie, these pages are gorgeous, and love the large cogs and the flow of them of the page.