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Tutorial: C130 Reckless Beauty Project Life Interactive Layout by Rochelle Rossouw

Tutorial: C130 Reckless Beauty Project Life Interactive Layout by Rochelle Rossouw
C130 Reckless Beauty Collection
Project Life Interactive Layout
Created by Rochelle Rossouw
South Africa

For This Project You Will Need:

  • C130-010 fussy cuts
  • WRMK Project Life Pocket (I used a 15cmx15cm times 2 and 15cmx10cm times 3 – 5 pockets in total size)
  • C130-001, C130-009, C130-007, C130-012
  • Drips DS130-002 Stencil
  • Steel ruler and craft knife
  • Self-healing cutting mat
  • Distress tool
  • Nuvo Crackle Mousse – Russian White
  • Palette Knife / Old gift card
  • Scoring tool
  • Printed photos
  • Clear Sticker ST130-001
  • Scissors and FabScraps Craft Glue G4-014
  • Faber-Castell Pitt Artist Pen Dark Sepia M & S nib
  • Me016 FabScraps letters
  • Dimensional Glue/Glossy Accents
  • Olba Glue/Foam tape
  • FabScraps Alphabet Stamp Set and small acrylic block
  • Stamp shammy to clean stamp
  • White ink pad and pearl embossing powder
  • Heat tool
  • Light grey Gelliroll pen size 10
  • Metal embellishments
  • Eyelet



  1. Start off by taking your photos and placing it on the pocket to see where you want to use which photo, and then on the paper pack to see which paper will fit the colours of your photos. Not all the pockets need the same paper.  Remember, Project Life works from your photos out, it is very difficult to create a Project Life pocket as a blank layout or without photos. 
  2. Once you have the paper and journaling cards you want to use it is time to cut, I prefer to use a craft knife and steel ruler on a self-healing cutting mat, but you can certainly use your paper trimmer or guillotine.
  3. I created a booklet type effect for my top left pocket. I used the C130-009 paper and cut it at 15cm across.  I stuck that onto the back of the previous week’s paper, and then scored on the right side to create a fold.  I then took C130-007 and cut that to 15cmx15cm and stuck that to the front of the booklet when folded closed.  If your pocket does not allow for this to slide in and fold out, you can just cut a slit in it with your craft knife to allow the booklet to open and close.
  4. I used a journal card with Thank You at the bottom and cut it to size for the cover of the booklet, distressed the edges a bit with my distress tool, and placed my focus photo on the top end of it.
  5. I used nuvo crackle mousse and a palette knife (my mousse was a bit dry, so I did opt for an old gift card to smooth it out) through the drips stencil for the cover of the booklet, to look like it was dripping from the top of the layout.
  6. For the 15cmx15cm card bottom left of the pocket page I use the C130-009 and then mat one photo on some of the darker cardstock.
  7. For the middle right pocket I stuck the journal card with the sentiment onto the previous week’s back and put it aside.
  8. For the top right and bottom right I stuck the patterned paper I chose to use onto those previous week’s backs.
  9. For the bottom right I mat the photo onto a darker patterned paper to make it pop a bit from the background patterned paper.
  10. I make a title for my booklet inner – DATE NIGHT – using the metal letter pieces from the Fab Box, and stick those down using Anita’s 3D gloss dimensional glue, and then stick down my photos for the booklet, which was of all the great food we had on our date night. Cover photo is of us on our date night, which I stuck down with Olba Glue to give it some dimension but also to lift it from the stencilled background.
  11. The middle right card, I cut out the words from the duplicate card, stuck down my photo, and then where the photo covered the words, stuck down the words over the photo, adding some dimension.
  12. For the title card which is the top right card I spelled out Week Thirteen using the FabScraps stamps and a white chalk ink, I used pearl embossing powder over it and heat set that so that the title is not pure white but fits more with the rest of the layout.
  13. I added some of the clear stickers to some of the cards to add a little extra.
  14. For the bottom right card I added a tag from the sentiments paper. I punched a hole in the tag, added an eyelet and put the metal string through it and added a little handbag metal embellishment and stuck that down and journaled about the photo on the tag.
  15. I also journaled a bit around some of the other photos.

All Done!


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