Tag: book of me

Scrapbooking Layout – A letter to my father

Hello everyone!

This is a very small Throw Back Thursday, since the layout is only two weeks old! But I completely forgot to blog about it when I finished it, so here it finally is!

I started this page ages ago, in May… I applied gesso to the patterned paper background and then smeared some gold paint. Unfortunately, I hated the final result. Some people said to not give up and keep adding layers of mixed media. And that’s what I did. I wanted to make a layout about my dad, and because of the content of the letter, I knew I wanted the layout to be messy… hence I rescued the page.

So I added lots of ink sprays, modelling paste, more paint, splatters, stamping… And now I actually love how it’s turned out!

Here it is:

A letter to my father | crafts by marialachica | mixed media scrapbooking layout

I know this is not my usual style, but I love getting messy with mixed media from time to time!

Here’s another close up:

A letter to my father | crafts by marialachica | mixed media scrapbooking layout

Scrapbooking Layout – Top Ten favourite albums

Hello all!

On Friday we chose a new letter for the weekly ABC challenge over at For the Love of Pretty Paper, and the new letter is N, and N is for numbers! This week we are asking members of the group to introduce numbers into their layouts, in any way they want! They can refer to a date, age, just random numbers as embellishments… anything!

So for my layout I decided to do a Top Ten of my favourite albums for my Book of Me (I will also be doing a Top Ten favourite films and another about TV shows at some point), and I must say that I love how the layout turned out! Here it is:

Top Ten Favourite Albums | crafts by marialachica | Scrapbook layout using numbers for a challenge

I picked a selection of pattern papers from some 6×6 pads and cut two stars with each pattern, one big and one small. I sued glittery thickers for my numbers and I also used other thickers for part of my title. I also stamped on my title, however, I think I am going to cover up the “of all time” with little alpha stickers as I am not too keen on how those little stamps look.

And here’s a close up:

Top Ten Favourite Albums | crafts by marialachica | Scrapbook layout using numbers for a challenge

 

Thanks for popping by today and read you very soon!

UK Scrap Addicts Design Team – Five current things about me

Hi all!

Today’s layout was done for UK Scrap Addict’s Grab 5 challenge. To celebrate that we reached 500 followers on Instagram, we asked our followers to suggest items to do a Grab 5. And these are items:

  • Pattern paper for background
  • Embossing powder
  • Half used sticker sheet
  • Large title
  • Number stickers or die cuts

And it was a bit of a challenge! Especially introducing embossing powder! It’s one of the most neglected items on my stash!

Here’s my layout:

Five current things about me | crafts by marialachica | UK Scrap Addicts Grab 5 Instagram challenge

And there’s a process video too! Come and watch!

Thanks for visiting today, and read you soon!

Layout Lookback video on YouTube (July 2017)

Hi all!

It is not quite the end of the month, but I know I am not going to be making much more before August arrives, so I thought I would get my Layout Lookback video done today 🙂 July wasn’t as busy as May (I don’t think I’ll get another busy month like that again!) but I still managed quite a few layouts.

Here they all are:

Read you very soon!

Scrapbooking Layout – The Warmth

Hello everyone!

This layout was not an easy one. First of all, I knew I wanted to scrap those lyrics (they are from “The Warmth”, my favourite Incubus song) but I didn’t know how. Many different ideas came to my head: use thinkers and stickers, just print the lyrics in the background (like I did with my 21 pilots layout) or whether to use a photo or not! I eventually settled with cutting the words on my Silhouette (and this came with several designs and fonts too!). Once cut, I had no idea what to do with it either! At some point during my design process I thought of using thickers in a rainbow style (idea went to poop when I realised that I didn’t have thickers in all the colours of the rainbow!) but the idea of the rainbow stayed and that’s how I decided to back my letters.

And here it is!

The Warmth | crafts by marialachica | Scrapbook layout using lyrics from Incubus - cut with Silhouette Cameo

Since the mahoosive title and the photo were taking all of the space, I decided to write around the border. I thought it would be better to design it in Word and then print it rather than attempt to hand-write it.

And one more close up:

The Warmth | crafts by marialachica | Scrapbook layout using lyrics from Incubus - cut with Silhouette Cameo

I have made this layout to enter it in TWO challenges. One is for For the Love of Pretty Paper, ABC challenges. This coming week is G is for Gold, so I added the gold glitter washi tape and the gold hearts in the centre of the O’s. The other challenge is for a Page called Create me Scrappy Happy (a page about using scrapbooking for bettering your mental health) and the challenge was to use lyrics or a song title.

Thanks for popping by today and read you very soon!