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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 – No regrets

Hi all!

This is another layout that I made for the retreat last weekend. I entered it on a challenge that was about regrets, so I decided to go on a little tangent and capture the story of how I got my last job. It is a very personal story, however I didn’t have a problem with other people reading about it and that’s why I left the journalling showing. My layout is heavily inspired by this one I found on Pinterest.

And here it is!

No regrets | crafts by marialachica | scrapbook layout using Felicity Jane and Crate Paper Carousel papers, with onecanoe2 embellishments

And a couple pf close ups:

No regrets | crafts by marialachica | scrapbook layout using Felicity Jane and Crate Paper Carousel papers, with onecanoe2 embellishments

Those alphas are so gorgeous!

No regrets | crafts by marialachica | scrapbook layout using Felicity Jane and Crate Paper Carousel papers, with onecanoe2 embellishments

The papers are from Felicity Jane and Crate Paper “Carousel”. The leaves I die cut at the retreat and the flower embellishments are from 1canoe2.

Thanks for visiting! Read you very soon!

Scrapbook layout – Best friends

Hello everyone!

Today’s layout is about my kids’ best friend from nursery. Unfortunately they don’t go to the same school now so chances that we get to see him again are quite slim, so I thought that it would be nice to have a layout about him in the kids album. And here it is:

Best friends | crafts by marialachica | Scrapbook layout using scraps (scraplifted)

I am so happy with how it turned out! It is a scraplift of a layout I found on Pinterest (although I am struggling to find it again! All I can remember is that it came from Fancy Pants), and I loved being able to add some machine stitching at the end.

Best friends | crafts by marialachica | Scrapbook layout using scraps (scraplifted)

Best friends | crafts by marialachica | Scrapbook layout using scraps (scraplifted)

Come back again tomorrow for another layout created at the retreat!

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 – 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!