Tag: hand stitching

UK Scrap Addicts Design Team – Today and Always

Hello friends!

I am on the UK Scrap Addicts blog and YouTube channel today with a layout featuring a large photo. A huge one indeed! It is a whooping 8×10 inches ๐Ÿ™‚

You can find the blogpost here:ย http://ukscrapaddicts.blogspot.com/2017/06/today-always-maria-la-chica-large-photo.html

And here is my video!

Thanks for visiting, and hopefully I’ll read you soon again!

Scrapbooking Layout – Mr Potato dream

Hi all!

Here’s a layout that I created on Monday for this week’s challenge over at For the Love of Pretty Paper. This week’s letter is F, and F is for Food! I saw this photo of my son from when he was obsessed with his Mr Potato Head and I thought it was perfect for the challenge! I hadn’t put any of my stuff away from the crop yet, so I managed to get the layout done downstairs whilst the kids were happy playing with themselves. Let me tell you, this does not happen often at all!

I also took the opportunity to enter this layout in a mini challenge over at the Lottie Loves Paper facebook group. The challenge was to use a recipe: just one photo, at least four pattern papers, stitching of some sort, something turquoise, stamping, bling and enamel.

Here is my layout:

Mr Potato dream | crafts by marialachica | scrapbooking layout

The papers are all from previous Lottie Loves Paper kits, and the word dream and the butterfly are from Shimelle’s starshine collection. It is a very simple layout, but I actually love the simplicity of it. It is funny how I either go for very simple or very busy layouts! Very rarely the middle point ๐Ÿ™‚

Here’s a close up of the stitching, as it can hardly be noticed in the main image!

Mr Potato dream | crafts by marialachica | scrapbooking layout

You have probably seen me use this combination of papers before, and that’s because I looooooove them! Haha ๐Ÿ™‚

I hope you have enjoyed this layout and read you soon!

Scrapbooking Layout – Bedtime

Hello friends!

On Saturday I attended an all day crop in Bracknell. I was a bit late, though, as I also went to the theatre with the kids in the morning (I wouldn’t have missed their first theatre experience for anything in the world! and I am already looking forward to scrapbooking that event). So I got to the crop at around 1:30 pm and I stayed until 9:30pm. So a long time! Sadly, I wasn’t feeling 100% and I only completed 4 layouts in total, so not my most productive day but I still had a great time.

The first layout I want to show you, I actually started at home a few days earlier. I used a very similar technique than in my layout called Hello Scooter. I die cut some star shapes with my Big Shot and then splattered all over them with watercolours and some Heidi Shine too. I then stitched around the star shapes with black thread.

And here it is:

Bedtime | Crafts by marialachica | ink and watercolour splatters scrapbooking layout

Since the layout is already so busy with the splatters, I decided to leave it pretty much untouched and only did a tiny bit amount of embellishing with some stars, a bit of journalling and the date.

Here’s a close up of the splatters:

Bedtime | Crafts by marialachica | ink and watercolour splatters scrapbooking layout

I will post the other layouts in the next few days.

I hope you have liked this layout, and read you soon!

Scrapbooking layout – Hello scooter

Hello everyone!

Yesterday I managed to get another layout done for the Red challenge over at For the Love of Pretty Paper.

I cut some hearts with my silhouette and placed them over a new piece of cardstock. I put a tiny bit of removable glue under each heart so they wouldn’t move, and then sprayed with red mist over each heart. I carefully removed the hearts and the result was quite cool!

I then stitched with black thread around the hearts and finished putting my layout together with gold hearts and other embellishments. I am so happy with the final result!! I hope you like it too!

Hello scooter | crafts by marialachica | mixed media scrapbook layout with mists

Hello scooter | crafts by marialachica | mixed media scrapbook layout with mists

Thanks for visiting and read you soon!

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!