Hello and welcome! I attended another crop on Saturday and I managed to finish four layouts! Yay me! I am actually so proud of myself, as I had a stinking cold on the day, not feeling 100% but I still gave it my all and came up with a couple of super great layouts! Despite feeling ill, I had a great time chatting with some of the Bracknell crew ladies 🙂
Today I bring you: Beautiful family. This layout has two main objectives: 1) To use Lottie Loves Paper January kit and 2) to participate in For the Love of Pretty Paper’s February challenge (tic tac toe challenge)
I designed and cut the hearts myself on my silhouette and used a sheet of Shimelle True Stories paper (one of my favourite papers too!) for the background. The embellishments (gold word and hearts, enamel dots and sequins) are from Lottie Loves Paper February kit. In addition to that, I also used some gold Heidi Shine and the thickers for the word Family were also from my stash. To finish off the tic tac toe challenge, I also did some faux stitching around some of the hearts.
I am very pleased with how this layout came up! Here are some photos:
As I get ready to attend another crop next weekend (Scrap Cafe in Bracknell), here I am sharing another layout that I made at the Artful Angels crop last month.
I added the stitching at home only recently, as I thought that it needed something else and it was looking a bit bare in the edges. And so glad I did! It really works very well.
I just used my watercolours directly into the cardstock, I didn’t prime it with gesso first. But it is a 300gsm cardstock, so very thick, and I knew that the watercolour would be fine on it.
I then borrowed a few tiny punches from the crop table and went through my stash looking for papers that would match the watercolours. The papers used under the photo and for the photo corners are from the gorgeous Sunshine and Happiness collection by Simple Stories. It is such a bright and colourful collection, I love it!
So, as you can see, a very simple layout, but I just love the simplicity of it and how the photo is still the focal point. I hope you like it!
And a close up:
Today I bring you another layout that I made at the Artful Angels crop last weekend. Funnily enough, I also chose a non-white background for this layout. I think the earthy tones in the photo made me choose this kraft cardstock.
Here is the layout:
My inspiration for this layout was this layout I had pinned. I knew I wanted to use triangles and I had the right papers with the colours I wanted, however, I wanted my triangles to be slightly bigger so as to not use as many papers. The papers came from my stash and unfortunately I don’t know the name of the collection! It must be an old one…
Before gluing the papers to the background, I did a generous spray of white Heidi Swapp Colour Shine. It is very delicate and not too obvious, however it does give a beautiful shimmer to the whole layout. Here’s a close up:
So, overall, very very very happy with this layout. I love the tones and the photos are just so cute!
Hi all! I attended my first scrapbooking crop of the year last weekend in Hursley. I was sat at a different table than usual, and as I didn’t really know the ladies, I didn’t join in the conversation much, so I just got on with my scrapbooking! I managed to finish 5 layouts, which is great going!
The next few blog posts will feature said layouts, and here is the first!
I cannot tell you how happy I am with this. This is probably my favourite layout so far ever. It is colourful, bright, and the photo of my son is just so cute! I know the grey background may seem a little odd to start with, but it has got a shine to it and it is not as dark as it may seem. Plus the grey coordinates greatly with the black and white photo!
This layout I made almost exclusively with the Lottie Loves Paper December kit plus Shimelle’s Starshine 6×6 paper pad. The only things that came from my stash were the “happy stamps” and the background cardstock.
Here are a few close ups:
By the way, there is some journalling… it’s just at the back of the cardstock! I didn’t want to “spoil” the look of the layout by adding my dodgy handwriting in the front 🙂
My second layout of 2017 started like a right old mess! Again, I was inspired by a sketch for the January Challenge in the Facebook Scrapbooking group.
I knew I wanted to play with watercolour splatters and I knew which photo I wanted to scrap, so the splatters needed to match the colours in the photo a bit. In order to create the circle in the middle of the page I used a plate (the watercolour washed off instantly, so no worries there)
This time I was not so literal with the sketch, I only used some of the elements as inspiration, but in the end I was very happy with the final result and I was still able to enter it in the challenge.
Here is the final layout:
Unfortunately my cat walked over the background whilst the watercolour was still drying, so there are a couple of smudges.
And a few close ups:
If you look closely at the second close up, you will notice the gesso that I used to prep the background sheet. Unfortunately when I bought my gesso I went for white and I should have gone for clear instead! But it’s not bothering me too much at the moment. Next time I’ll just make sure that I cover the whole page so you can’t see the difference in shades.
The layout ingredients are:
- The butterflies are Studio Calico wood veneers.
- The pattern papers were a mixture used from my scrap pile. There’s stampin’ up, First edition paper (Paradise crush), and another one that I can’t remember where it came from!
- Just two little embellisments, the “live out loud” sticker, which is from Kaisercraft and the “smile everyday” sticker which is from Simple Stories.
- Others: Dovecraft enamel effects, watercolour paints.