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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

Scrapbooking layout – Favourite hair

Hi all!

Today I am participating in two challenges. One over at Stick it Down with a sketch by Laura Rumble (I must say that it is not an easy one! It really took some thinking and some playing around until I found a layout that would work for me) and as the layout is so Monochromatic, I will also be entering it in the Colorful Creations mid-month challenge 🙂

Here is the sketch:

hearts

And here is the layout that I came up with!

Favourite hair

This layout is goint to go in “the book of me“. When I created my Crazy Hair Don’t Care layout recently, I had to make it without any photos of my blue hair, as I couldn’t find any decent ones anywhere (I did find two, but they were scans of not so clear images, so they didn’t print very well) But a couple of weeks after making that layout I finally found this photo of me with blue hair! Yay! I absolutely loved my hair like this, and sometimes I wish I had the guts to have it done again! Unfortunately I am not 20 years old any more….

The papers are from Echo Park Creative Agenda. The tickers are Fitzgerald and the heart stencils are from The Happy Scatter, a shop on Etsy and the lady who runs it is a fellow scrapbooker from the UK! And that is pretty much it! The layout is so simple! I created the paste to put through the stencil with modelling paste and ink sprays. To get this colour, I mixed Turquoise Shimmer Mister, Teal Heidi Shine and a touch (literally, one drop) of Mr Huey’s Double Yellow. I am very pleased with how well the paste coordinates with the papers.

A couple more close ups:

Favourite hair2

Favourite hair3

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

Maria x

 

Scrapbooking Layout – Il Mafioso

Hello!

This layout has been created to participate in the February Challenge over at the Stick It Down blog. This is the first time that I am participating, so I have no idea whether I am doing it properly 😀

This is the sketch for the challenge:

stick it down challenge

And this is my take on it!

Il mafioso

All the circles are from the Studio Calico “Atlantic” collection. It is an old one, and I have been forcing myself to use my old stash… as a way to justify all my newer purchases! There are also a few Shimelle wood buttons from her Go Now Go collection and some enamel dots from my stash.

The title is done with the pink paislee C’est La Vie alphas, which I love how big they are! My title is not that long, but the alphas fill almost the whole length of the page!

One more close up:

il mafioso closeup

I hope you have liked this layout and thanks for visiting!
Maria x

Scrapbooking process – Sunshine and smiles

Hello all!

On Sunday last week I managed to get a little break from the chaos in my house and sat down to create a layout. I originally wanted to follow a sketch that I found on the UK Scrappers forum, however, after looking at it for ages I decided to go with my own flow and see what happened!

UKS challenge

So as you can see, I started following the sketch by adding some washi tape however that’s where all resemblance with the sketch ends! I am happy that I followed my flow as I am very happy with the finished product.

The surrounding background paper is from Simple Stories “Whatever” collection. The washi tapes are from Ikea! (yes! Ikea do washi tape too!) and the rest of the embellishments are from Fancy Pants “Life is Beautiful” Collection.

Sunshine and smiles

I hope you like it and read you soon!
Maria x

Scrapbooking layout – Smiles

Hello!

My second layout of 2017 started like a right old mess! Again, I was inspired by a sketch for the January Challenge in the Facebook Scrapbooking group.

sketch3

I knew I wanted to play with watercolour splatters and I knew which photo I wanted to scrap, so the splatters needed to match the colours in the photo a bit. In order to create the circle in the middle of the page I used a plate (the watercolour washed off instantly, so no worries there)

splattered plate

This time I was not so literal with the sketch, I only used some of the elements as inspiration, but in the end I was very happy with the final result and I was still able to enter it in the challenge.

Here is the final layout:

Smiles

Unfortunately my cat walked over the background whilst the watercolour was still drying, so there are a couple of smudges.

And a few close ups:

closeup4

closeup5

closeup6

If you look closely at the second close up, you will notice the gesso that I used to prep the background sheet. Unfortunately when I bought my gesso I went for white and I should have gone for clear instead! But it’s not bothering me too much at the moment. Next time I’ll just make sure that I cover the whole page so you can’t see the difference in shades.

The layout ingredients are:

  • The butterflies are Studio Calico wood veneers.
  • The pattern papers were a mixture used from my scrap pile. There’s stampin’ up, First edition paper (Paradise crush), and another one that I can’t remember where it came from!
  • Just two little embellisments, the “live out loud” sticker, which is from Kaisercraft and the “smile everyday” sticker which is from Simple Stories.
  • Others: Dovecraft enamel effects, watercolour paints.