Category: Design Team Work

Silhouette UK Blog – One cut, three layouts

Hello all! Today I am over at the Silhouette UK Blog with a little tutorial on how I used one cut with my machine to create three different projects!

Because, if you are anything like me, you like to make the most of your scraps! (I am known to keep pieces smaller than two inches square, oops!) so being able to make three different scrapbook pages out of one cut is a win in my book!

I used a file from the Silhouette Store called Sunburst Square, but I am sure that this will work with any background files. I have used the cut as a stencil, the normal cut page and the negative space. And these are my layouts!

  1. Cheeky Smile. This was the first layout I made, as I used the cut as stencil and needed to be done first! I used acrylic paint and Heidi Swapp Color Shine for my background and then a mixture of elements from the Starshine collection and other enamel shapes from my stash. I also did a very very very lazy stitching around the border, as I felt that the page needed something extra. It is super lazy because there are only four holes in the page 😀Cheeky Smile
    Cheeky Smile2 Cheeky Smile3
  2.  Usual Suspects. This was the second one. My intention originally was to flip the cardstock and use the other side, as this side was all full of ink and paint splatters. However, I actually loved the way it looked, so I created my layout on this side! I love rainbows, so I had lots of fun creating this one with a mixture of pattern papers and buttons.Usual suspects Usual suspects2 Usual suspects3
  3. Wonderful you. For this layout I used the remaining bits. I had added some perforated lines to the “rays” on the cameo, so I had stiched through most of them, using three different stitch patterns. This was actually quite fun to do! I attempted to channel my inner Missy Whidden doing some gesso and watercolour background, however, I think I still need lots of practice! For this layout I used mainly Pink Paislee’s Oh My Heart collection.Wonderful you Wonderful you2 Wonderful you4
    I hope you have enjoyed these layouts and thanks for stopping by!
    Maria x

Silhouette UK Blog – Print and cut floral monogram

Good morning! Today I bring you my newest project for the Silhouette UK blog design team.

I’ve got a little secret to tell you… I have had my Silhouette Cameo for almost three years and I have never used the Print and Cut function… Until today! Crazy, huh? Being in the Silhouette design team is really going to make me make the most of my machine!

I was perusing the Silhouette Design Store and came across a gorgeous floral monogram, and I knew exactly there and then what I wanted to do: a beautiful scrapbooking layout featuring my precious little girl.

Please pop over the Silhouette UK blog to read more about my first adventure in Print and Cut!

Here is my layout:

My Elisa

My Elisa2

My Elisa3

I hope you have liked it and read you soon!

Maria x

Lottie Loves Paper Guest Designer Layout – Be you

Hello scrapbook fans! Welcome to my blog once again 🙂

Today I bring you layout #4, my last layout as Guest Designer for Lottie Loves Paper.

This layout is a bit similar to the “Lovely” one I made the other day, as I use the same vellum paper, however, this time I am using it slightly differently! Instead of painting the actual vellum, this time I have watercoloured the patterned paper from the same collection, and layered the vellum above it, giving a very cool effect! The vellum is only attached at one point underneath the photo, so you can lift it and see the paper underneath with all the watercolours 🙂 Unfortunately, the pattern in the paper and in the vellum don’t quite match up, but I still think the effect is quite nice.

The vellum and patterned paper are from Pinkfresh Studio and the rest of the embellishments and papers layering the photo are from Dear Lizzy. These two collections actually coordinate quite well!

And here’s my layout!

Be you

Be you closeup1

Be you closeup2

Be you closeup3

I hope you have liked it, and read you soon!

Maria

Lottie Loves Paper Guest Designer Layout – Love you

Hello lovely scrappers!

Today I bring you layout #3 for Lottie Loves Paper.

Have I mentioned before how amazing this kit is? Well, in case you haven’t heard me say it before… it is! The lovely Sarah is also opening subscriber spaces from April onwards, so if you are thinking of subscribing, now is the moment! Go to the website and look for Monthly Kits.

So, my layout today is inspired on one of the layouts that I did at the Paige Evans workshop. For her class I chose the star die cut, however there was an option of a heart in the same style. When I sat down to create this layout, I wanted to have hearts and this cut file from the Silhouette store was just what I wanted.

I used the papers from the kit for backing my hearts. They are a mixture of Dear Lizzy Lovely Day and Pink Paislee Oh my Heart. The embellishments, both normal stickers and chipboard, are also from Dear Lizzy Lovely Day. There are also a few enamel dots that came with the kit. I want to say they are from Pinkfresh Studio, but I am not 100%. The black cardstock background also came with the kit, however I decided to spray a bit with white Heidi Swapp Color Shine from my stash. I think it breaks the “blackness” a bit and makes the background blend a bit softer with the heart die cut.

And here it is!

Loveyou

And a few close ups:

Loveyoucloseup

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Silhouette UK Blog: Simple personalised bunting

Good morning everyone!

Today I bring you my first project as Team Member of the Silhouette UK Blog. It is exciting, but also extremelly scary! I don’t think I have been using my Silhouette Cameo to its full potential in the slightest, so I am going to use this amazing opportunity to try new things! However, for my first ever project I wanted to go for something easy, something that I know well… and that is my beloved Personalised Bunting!

The beauty of the personalised bunting is that the base is quite straight forward, however you can then decorate it as much or as little as you want, and the finished product will always be unique!

Please pop over the Silhouette UK blog for a step by step tutorial. I promise it’s really easy!

Laura bunting

Read you soon!
Maria