Tag: 2017

Scrapbook layout – Wonky plait

Hi friends!

Today I bring you a layout that I created last week ¬†for a quick game of “scraplifting” on the Mind The Scrap facebook page.

So I went through all the previous layouts that had been posted and I was really drawn to a mixed media layout by Emma Clark (who is the co-owner of Mind the Scrap). I loved how clearly defined her ink sprays were (mine mixed a bit) and how bright and colourful it was.

I sprayed directly into my textured cardstock. I didn’t bother with gesso (I hate the thing) even knowing that I was going to be applying texture paste. There is a tiny bit of warping, but it is not really noticeable, and you won’t see it when it’s on the page protector anyway. (Plus, gesso wouldn’t stop the¬†warping anyway, it would just make the base harder)

So here is my scraplift!

Wonky plait | crafts by marialachica | Mixed media scrapbooking layout

And a couple of close ups:

Wonky plait | crafts by marialachica | Mixed media scrapbooking layout

Wonky plait | crafts by marialachica | Mixed media scrapbooking layout

Thanks for visiting today, and read you very soon!

Scrapping 4 Fun Design Team – Enjoy Today

Hi all!

Excited news today! I have made it into the Design Team for Scrapping 4 Fun challenges! It is a very varied group of talented ladies, with all kinds of techniques and styles, so I am so excited to bring a bit of “mariastyle” to the table!

The first challenge that I am participating on is #98 and it’s all about techniques. The technique that I am using on this layout is Stamping directly on the page.

I got out all my stamps (I don’t have that many, trust me!) and my versafine ink (my favourite!) and got stamping! I left like a semicircle of white space for my photo, but other than that I pretty much filled up all of the space! I am so pleased with how it turned out! This technique works better with photopolymer stamps and a clear block, because then you can clearly see where you are going to be stamping. I don’t think this technique would work well with wood-mount stamps.

Enjoy today | crafts by marialachica | scrapbooking layout with stamping directly on the background

And a couple more close ups:

Enjoy today | crafts by marialachica | scrapbooking layout with stamping directly on the background

Enjoy today | crafts by marialachica | scrapbooking layout with stamping directly on the background

Thanks for popping by today and read you very soon!