Tag: crafts by marialachica

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.ย 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 ๐Ÿ™‚

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 – Miss Purple Hands

Hello all!

Here’s another layout that I made last week for the Lottie Loves Paper mini challenge, based on a sketch by Shimelle. The sketch is perfect for lots of journalling so I thought it was time that I told the story of my love-hate relationship with my daughters love for the colour pink ๐Ÿ™‚

Here’s my layout and the sketch it is based on:

Miss purple hands

sketch

 

I have used mostly Echo Park Paper “Creative Agenda” collection. The thickers are from the Take me Away collection by Pink Paislee.

And a couple more close ups:

closeup

closeup2

Thanks so much for popping by and read you soon!

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