Tag: 2017

R is for Red challenge

Hello lovely readers!

We have started a brand new weekly challenge over on For the Love of Pretty Paper facebook group. Last week the letter was B and the stash item to use were buttons. This week the letter is R and we have to use the colour red or be inspired by red on our layouts.

And these are the two layouts I have created so far! I may make one or two more by the end of the challenge week (next Friday) but I can’t promise anything!

You and me watching the footy

I really struggled to come up with my first layout featuring red. So I stopped to think what did red remind me of? And it came straight away. Red reminds me of Spain! So this is how this layout came to life:

You and me watching the footy | crafts by marialachica | layout featuring red

 

You’ve got style

I decided to go a bit messy with a mixed media layout. I am still not sure that messy mixed media is “my thing”, I much prefer clean layouts, but these are fun to create from time to time. The secret is to keep adding things, even when you think you’re done! So I added acrylic paint with the bubble wrap technique, watercolours with the packaging technique, mists through a stencil, splatters and a bit of stamping too! I also added some cross stitching 🙂

You've got style | crafts by marialachica | messy mixed media scrapbooking layout

You've got style | crafts by marialachica | messy mixed media scrapbooking layout

 

Thanks for visiting everyone! and hopefully I will read you very soon!

Silhouette UK blog – Sketch and cut in software version 4

Hello everyone!

I am on the Silhouette UK blog today with a tutorial on how to use the sketch pens in the new Version 4 of the software. I only updraded to version 4 the day before yesterday, so it was interesting finding my way around in the new interface! Some features are more straightforward now, but others are harder to find! And yes, you guessed it right, sketching in different colours was one of those harder-to-find features!

Anyway, please join me on the blog for the step by step tutorial, and I hope it’s useful for you!

Sketch and cut on Silhouette Studio version 4 - sketch pens and offset cut.

 

Read you very soon!

May 2017 Lookback – YouTube video

Hello friends! I thought my YouTube channel was looking very bare the other day, so I decided to make a lookback video with all the layouts that I created during the month of May. It was a very busy month and I created almost 40 layout!!! Say whaaaat!

So here it is! I hope you enjoy it.

Thanks for visiting, and read you soon!

Scrapbooking Layout – Cute as a button

Hello lovely likers!

The admin team over at For the Love of Pretty Paper have started a new weekly challenge on the facebook group. It is called the “ABC challenge” as every week we will choose a random letter of the alphabet and pick a technique or stash item starting with that letter, and we have to make a layout with it.

So today is the first day of this challenge and the random letter that we have chosen is B, and the stash item is Buttons! I happen to have lots, so it was easy for me to incorporate them on my layout.

My layout is a scraplift from this one that I had pinned on Pinterest, and I also made a point of using old collections for my papers. I used some scraps that I still had left from two Lime Twist / My mind’s eye collections (Fly a kite & out of the blue). I am a tiny bit sad to have now finished using those collections, as they are old and no longer in stock anywhere, and I loved them! So bright and gorgeous!

And without further ado, here’s my layout:

Cute as a button - scrapbook layout | crafts by marialachica

And a close up:

Cute as a button - scrapbook layout | crafts by marialachica

I hope you have liked this layout and that you will join us in this weekly challenge over at For the Love of Pretty Paper!

Read you all soon!

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