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More updates coming soon and sneak peeks!

Hello everyone!

Apologies for not posting anything in the last few days. I have actually been working hard on several projects all at once, but they are for the Silhouette Design Team so I can’t show you much at the moment!

I can, however, show you a little sneak peek of a few layouts that I have already finished but need to be kept secret for now! Shhhh…. Don’t tell anyone!

Sneak1

Sneak 2

Sneak3

Sneak4

I will be able to show more very soon! Until then, thanks for stopping by!

Maria x

 

Scrapbooking layout – Hat testing

Morning!

Today I am playing aling with Stuck! Sketches, with their mid month sketch challenge. And this is the layout I came up with!

Hat testing

This is the sketch that the layout is based on:

stuck sketches mid march

I used Shimelle’s True Stories collection (still my most favourite collection of hers!) and a tiny bit of Echo Park Paper Crative Agenda. The thickers are Rainboots and Marquee. I hand stitched a border around the page using some Stampin Up floss that I got with a card kit ages ago I just felt the colour was a good match with the papers!

The photos are not the best photos, however I really wanted to scrap them because they are from a very sweet moment that I shared with my daughter. Our twins spend 99% of their time together, so this was one of these rare moments when I was just with her and we were playing around 🙂

A couple more close ups:

Hat testing1

Hat testing2

Thanks for stopping by and read you soon!

Maria x

Lottie Loves Paper Guest Designer Layout – Be you

Hello scrapbook fans! Welcome to my blog once again 🙂

Today I bring you layout #4, my last layout as Guest Designer for Lottie Loves Paper.

This layout is a bit similar to the “Lovely” one I made the other day, as I use the same vellum paper, however, this time I am using it slightly differently! Instead of painting the actual vellum, this time I have watercoloured the patterned paper from the same collection, and layered the vellum above it, giving a very cool effect! The vellum is only attached at one point underneath the photo, so you can lift it and see the paper underneath with all the watercolours 🙂 Unfortunately, the pattern in the paper and in the vellum don’t quite match up, but I still think the effect is quite nice.

The vellum and patterned paper are from Pinkfresh Studio and the rest of the embellishments and papers layering the photo are from Dear Lizzy. These two collections actually coordinate quite well!

And here’s my layout!

Be you

Be you closeup1

Be you closeup2

Be you closeup3

I hope you have liked it, and read you soon!

Maria

Scrapbooking layout – Fine little day

Hi all!

This layout I made on Saturday as a challenge on the Lottie Loves Paper facebook page. The challenge was to use the following recipe:

  • 2 photos
  • At least three different patterned paper
  • A tag
  • Buttons/Flair
  • Yellow
  • Enamel
  • Handwritten journalling

I must admit that I really struggled. I sat down in front of my computer and started looking through Pinterest, I went backwards and forwards searching for inspiration, I even almost started two scraplifts! But in the end I decided to just keep it simple… simple always works, doesn’t it!?

I used old papers for backing the photos and some newer stuff from Dear Lizzy to embellish, but other than that the layout is quite clean. Instead of buttons or flair, I used some old brads from my stash that I’ve had for donkeys years. As I was scrapping directly into prebound books before, I was never able to use them, as you have to pierce into the page to put them on. But now that I am doing 12×12 I can!

And this is the layout:

Fine little day

And a close up of the brads:

Fine little day2

The journalling is about how much my kids have changed. The first two times that the photographer visited the nursery, they both looked miserable and hardly smiled for the camera. And look at them now! Two completely different children!

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

Maria x

Scrapbooking layout – Lovely

Good morning everyone!

Last night I had “itchy crafty fingers” and started a layout about my daughter. I got an amazing sheet of Pinkfresh Studio vellum with my February Lottie Loves Paper kit and I had been contemplating it for a long time not being sure what to do with it! This is the first time that I have used vellum on a layout, so it really took me a long time to figure it out!

The gold printed shapes in the vellum are gorgeous and I thought that maybe a pop of colour here and there would be nice. So I started with a tiny bit of gold Heidi Shine on a small brush and coloured several objects randomly. I loved the effect! So I decided to add a tiny bit more colour by introducing teal, citron and white too. In hindsight, I think I would have preferred it to be just gold and teal, as the green is a bit brighter than expected. But at the same time, my photo has got a lovely green background, so the citron colour is not out of place. I wasn’t sure how to stick the vellum to my cardstock without showing, so I added some glue under the photo and stapled the top and bottom edges with my tiny attacher. This way the vellum is still lifting at the corners, giving it lots of dimension.

The cutout flowers are from an old Basic Grey collection called J’Adore, which the lovely Natalie from the facebook group very kindly gave me. I saw she had used those flowers on a layout and I absolutely love them and she was a star and sent me the remaining bits of that paper that she had. The title is done with the chipboard thickers from Crate Paper “Celebrate” collection. And there are also a couple of white enamel dots here and there, but I have left the embellishment quite light as I wanted the flowers and the vellum the be the focal point.

And here it is! I really hope you like it!

Lovely

Lovely closeup2

Lovely closeup3

Lovely closeup1

Read you soon!
Maria x