Tag: mixed media scrapbooking

UK Scrap Addicts Blog Hop – Fun at Wellington

Hello everyone!

Today’s layout is for the UK Scrap Addicts blog hop, where the challenge was to use scraps and scraps only! So it was the perfect opportunity for me to take out my Simple Stories “I AM” scraps out!

Here is my layout:

Fun at Wellington | crafts by marialachica | scrapbook layout using Simple Stories I AM collection scraplifting a Crate Paper layout by Anabelle O'Malley

I have been pretty mojo-less in the last few days, so I used a layout that was shared on For the Love of Pretty Paper for our Zig Zag challenge. It is a beautiful layout and I hope I’ve done it justice! After looking for the creator of the layout for quite a while, I finally found the original on the Crate Paper blog and the designer was Anabelle O’Malley
And another close up:

Fun at Wellington | crafts by marialachica | scrapbook layout using Simple Stories I AM collection scraplifting a Crate Paper layout by Anabelle O'Malley

Thanks for joining us in this blog hop! Please be sure to hop by the next person and complete the loop to collect all the letters for the scavenger hunt. Once you have completed the loop and have all the letters you can enter the competition by heading to the Blog Hop post on the UK Scrap Addicts blog. There you will find a entry form, powered by rafflecopter, simply enter your answer and email address there before 8pm on the 5th October for a chance to win a Traveler’s Notebook creative kit from UglyBugPlans, some beautiful Washi and Stickers from Pretty My Page and an adorable charm from Sarah.

The winner will be announced over on the blog on the 6th October.
My letter is … K!!
Now head over to Claire’s blog to continue the hop!! https://scrappynerduk.blogspot.com/

Thanks for joining me today and read you very soon!

Scrapbook layout – My rock

Hello friends!

Today’s layout is a “just because” layout. All the pages I’ve made recently were for a specific challenge, so it was nice to create just because for once! I played with several ideas in my head, but in the end I settled with this layout, which was loosely inspired by this lovely page by Pol Prince.

And here it is!

My rock | crafts by marialachica | mixed media scrapbook layout using circles
Apologies for the rubbish coloration on the photo. The natural light let me down! I have taken another photo but I am not sure if this one is any better! The colours are truer to the original, but the image isn’t sharp!

My rock | crafts by marialachica | mixed media scrapbook layout using circles

And a couple of close ups:

My rock | crafts by marialachica | mixed media scrapbook layout using circles

My rock | crafts by marialachica | mixed media scrapbook layout using circles

Thanks for visiting today, and read you soon!

Scrapbook layout – Pretty rainbow

Hi all!

Today’s layout is inspired by the first fortnightly sketch over at Stuck?! Sketches. When I first saw it I said “this is perfect to use my 5kg box of scraps” and I did! I used my box of scraps! I’ve only made a little dent on it, it is still 4.999 kgs 😀

Because the photo I was scrapping was of a rainbow, I knew I had to make a rainbow of pattern papers 🙂 Here it is:

Pretty rainbow | crafts by marialachica | scrapbook layout inspired by the first September 2017 sketch from Stuck? Sketches

And here is the sketch!

As you can see in the sketch, under the strips of pattern paper, there are some splatters of mixed media. I wanted to keep my background quite white, so I sprayed with my White Heidi Shine and the result is quite subtle, but I love the shimmery effect. I am not sure how well it can be appreciated in the photo. I also used a bit with Tinsel Heidi Shine and a few black watercolour splatters. I should have waited until the ink sprays were dry before adding the watercolour splatters, as they run a bit…

Pretty rainbow | crafts by marialachica | scrapbook layout inspired by the first September 2017 sketch from Stuck? Sketches

For the embellishments, I used “Life is Beautiful” by Fancy Pants, and some buttons and sequins from my stash.

Pretty rainbow | crafts by marialachica | scrapbook layout inspired by the first September 2017 sketch from Stuck? Sketches

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Stick it Down August winner!

Hi all!

Exciting news today… I won the August challenge over at Stick it Down!! YAY! It was with my Let’s wander layout 🙂

This means I will be guest designing for them in October… And I’ll tell you something: I’ve already seen the sketch that I will have to work with and it’s awesome!! I’m so over the moon!

In the meantime, I also want to have a go at their card sketch for September. I have an idea in mind, but I just need the time to make it!

Read you soon!

Scrapbook layout – Wonky plait

Hi friends!

Today I bring you a layout that I created last week  for a quick game of “scraplifting” on the Mind The Scrap facebook page.

So I went through all the previous layouts that had been posted and I was really drawn to a mixed media layout by Emma Clark (who is the co-owner of Mind the Scrap). I loved how clearly defined her ink sprays were (mine mixed a bit) and how bright and colourful it was.

I sprayed directly into my textured cardstock. I didn’t bother with gesso (I hate the thing) even knowing that I was going to be applying texture paste. There is a tiny bit of warping, but it is not really noticeable, and you won’t see it when it’s on the page protector anyway. (Plus, gesso wouldn’t stop the warping anyway, it would just make the base harder)

So here is my scraplift!

Wonky plait | crafts by marialachica | Mixed media scrapbooking layout

And a couple of close ups:

Wonky plait | crafts by marialachica | Mixed media scrapbooking layout

Wonky plait | crafts by marialachica | Mixed media scrapbooking layout

Thanks for visiting today, and read you very soon!