Tag: mixed media scrapbooking

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

Lottie Loves Paper Guest Designer Layout – Love you

Hello lovely scrappers!

Today I bring you layout #3 for Lottie Loves Paper.

Have I mentioned before how amazing this kit is? Well, in case you haven’t heard me say it before… it is! The lovely Sarah is also opening subscriber spaces from April onwards, so if you are thinking of subscribing, now is the moment! Go to the website and look for Monthly Kits.

So, my layout today is inspired on one of the layouts that I did at the Paige Evans workshop. For her class I chose the star die cut, however there was an option of a heart in the same style. When I sat down to create this layout, I wanted to have hearts and this cut file from the Silhouette store was just what I wanted.

I used the papers from the kit for backing my hearts. They are a mixture of Dear Lizzy Lovely Day and Pink Paislee Oh my Heart. The embellishments, both normal stickers and chipboard, are also from Dear Lizzy Lovely Day. There are also a few enamel dots that came with the kit. I want to say they are from Pinkfresh Studio, but I am not 100%. The black cardstock background also came with the kit, however I decided to spray a bit with white Heidi Swapp Color Shine from my stash. I think it breaks the “blackness” a bit and makes the background blend a bit softer with the heart die cut.

And here it is!

Loveyou

And a few close ups:

Loveyoucloseup

loveyoucloseup2

loveyoucloseup3

Second Paige Taylor Evans and BOAF workshop

Hello lovely crafters!

On Saturday I attended my second workshop with the ladies of Birds of a Feather and the super talented Paige Evans. She is due to go back to America in June, so I have a feeling this was the last chance we got to work with her up close and personal!

She came up with four gorgeous layouts, designed with her newest collection with Pink Paislee “Oh my heart”. And once again, I am so happy with all four of them!

This time I was a bit disorganised and I didn’t prepare the photos with the dimensions that we were advised to take. I had been so busy with UKSA, Lottie Loves Paper and Silhouette, that I just didn’t have the time! So what I did was take all the photos that I had already printed ready to scrapbook. As it turns out, with some strategic cropping, I was able to find everything that I needed and they suited the layouts too!

The workshop was at a different venue this time, and I must admit that the room was not as big as the one in Coventry and I felt a bit pushed for space. I had no room whatsoever to put my things, and I had packed very lightly! The lunch wasn’t as good either. Don’t take me wrong, what I had was perfectly fine, but there weren’t hardly any options to choose from and nowhere to sit! We had been told that it was going to be a finger buffet, but then they served foods that needed to be eaten with a fork and a knife… hardly finger food!

This time we were sitting in tables of two (versus long tables the previous time) and I sat with Christina, whom I already know from FTLOPP and the Artful Angels crop. She was a delight to be with, and we really got on very well! We had a photo taken together, but it is in her camera, so I need to wait for her to send it to me!

I also met so many familiar faces from the Internet world. As it turns out, the amazing Beata Valint was there too and I didn’t even realise! I met Nikki, who is in the Silhouette team with me, and Emma who is in the UK Scrap Addicts team too!

And without any further ado, here are my layouts!

Heck Yes

Love your laugh

The good life

Ice cream lovers

And a photo of me with the talented lady:

Paige and me

I hope you like the layouts as much as I do!

Read you soon!

Maria x