Tag: hand stitching

Scrapbook layout – I miss you (Tom)

Hello everyone!

My first layout that I produced for the Social Papercrafter Magazine is a Pinterest scraplift.

For my first Pinterest Make and Review, I went to my general Scrapbooking board in Pinterest where I seem to dump every single layout I come across that I like… I should really tidy up my boards and maybe organise them by type of layout? Anyway… I have thousands of pins in there so I was sure to find something to lift. I didn’t have to look for long, though, as one of the latest layouts that I had pinned really jumped at me and I knew right there and then that it was “the one”. Lately, I have been making very simple and clean layouts, and that’s probably why this one by Sasha Farina for Studio Calico really grabbed my attention.
I miss you (tom) | Crafts by marialachica | The social papercrafter magazine - scraplift
As you can see, all the main elements of the original layout are also on mine: the photo with a tag behind, the other two clusters, the stamping and the stitching. I have added a few other bits to my layout, in order to make it a bit more “mine”. I really love a few ink spray splatters and sequins are my latest favourite embellishment.
I wasn’t sure of the process that the original designer followed for her layout, but this is what I did:
– First I started with the photo cluster. I have used Cocoa Vanilla Studio “Endless Summer” collection for my pattern paper and embellishments. I have used this collection before with kraft cardstock and I really love how it looks. I knew I wanted to use kraft as my background, as the colouration of the photo was calling for it!
– Secondly, I made the other two clusters and I positioned them roughly in the same place as the original layout. I ended up moving my top cluster a bit to the left, as I knew that I wasn’t going to add the stars elements of the original layout, so moving my cluster to the left balanced the layout a bit better.
I miss you (tom) | Crafts by marialachica | The social papercrafter magazine - scraplift

– Thirdly, I did the ink splatters. I used white Heidi Swapp Color Shine, which is not super bright white, but still gives a very lovely shine to the page. I used the “splatter” technique rather than actually spraying.

– Next, I stamped the “I miss you” sentiment in random locations. The stamp is from a very old Hero Arts stamp set. So old that I don’t even have the original packaging anymore and I can’t remember what it’s called!

I miss you (tom) | Crafts by marialachica | The social papercrafter magazine - scraplift
– And lastly, I stitched the cardstock. I used my ruler and punched holes after every centimeter. It is a much bigger gap than in the original layout, but I don’t normally have the patience to do lots of stitching, so the wider the stitch, the better for me! I used normal embroidery thread in an off-white colour.
– For the finishing touches, I used a couple of white enamel dots and a few sequins too.
I hope you have liked this layout and it has inspired you to actually try some of the pins that you have in your Pinterest boards! As you can see, you can copy a layout but by using your own papers and embellishments, you can make that layout your own!
The social papercrafter - Maria La Chica - Papercraft artist

Scrapbook layout – Love actually

Hello all!

Today’s layout I made for a challenge over at the Mercy Tiara group. It was a tough challenge, I tell you!

The “recipe” was:

1. A theme of music and/or movies. This can be about a favourite song or movie or just a song or movie title as the title for the layout or even song lyrics or a quote from a movie
2. A grid style in part or all of the layout
3. Something black & white
4. Stripes
5. A simple outline or sillouhette image, this can be stamped, stencilled or hand drawn
6. I’m scared to say it, but …. No letter stickers!

In addition to this list, there was also a tic tac toe challenge to go with it, and I also incorporated a line from the tic tac toe: Use a frame, stitching and use a list on your journalling.

And here it is! Unfortunately, these colours are hard to photograph!

Love actually | crafts by marialachica | Scrapbook layout made for a challenge over at the Mercy Tiara facebook group

Thanks for popping by and see you very soon!

Scrapbook Layout – My boy

Hello all!

Today I have a new layout that I scraplifted from the talented Raquel Bowman. I found it on Pinterest and I thought the style was so “me”, plus I have been loving circles lately, so it was perfect! You can see the original here.

And this is my layout:

My Boy | crafts by marialachica | scrapbook layout scraplifted from Raquel Bowman, using Cocoa Vanilla Studio You Rock collection

I used Cocoa Vanilla Studio “You Rock” collection. It is such a gorgeous collection and I still have plenty! I think I can manage at least another 4 layouts (or even more if I maximise my scraps!)

I did some hand stitching in two of the circles, but the piercing guide that I used was only so big, so the stitching is not very near the edge as I would have normally done it, but I think it looks quite good anyway 🙂

Here are two more close ups:

My Boy | crafts by marialachica | scrapbook layout scraplifted from Raquel Bowman, using Cocoa Vanilla Studio You Rock collection

My Boy | crafts by marialachica | scrapbook layout scraplifted from Raquel Bowman, using Cocoa Vanilla Studio You Rock collection

 

Thanks for visiting today and I hope I’ll see 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!