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R is for Red challenge

Hello lovely readers!

We have started a brand new weekly challenge over on For the Love of Pretty Paper facebook group. Last week the letter was B and the stash item to use were buttons. This week the letter is R and we have to use the colour red or be inspired by red on our layouts.

And these are the two layouts I have created so far! I may make one or two more by the end of the challenge week (next Friday) but I can’t promise anything!

You and me watching the footy

I really struggled to come up with my first layout featuring red. So I stopped to think what did red remind me of? And it came straight away. Red reminds me of Spain! So this is how this layout came to life:

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You’ve got style

I decided to go a bit messy with a mixed media layout. I am still not sure that messy mixed media is “my thing”, I much prefer clean layouts, but these are fun to create from time to time. The secret is to keep adding things, even when you think you’re done! So I added acrylic paint with the bubble wrap technique, watercolours with the packaging technique, mists through a stencil, splatters and a bit of stamping too! I also added some cross stitching 🙂

You've got style | crafts by marialachica | messy mixed media scrapbooking layout

You've got style | crafts by marialachica | messy mixed media scrapbooking layout

 

Thanks for visiting everyone! and hopefully I will read you very soon!

Cyber Krop

Hello everyone!

So yesterday afternoon/evening I got to participate in an online crop. It was like doing NSD all over again! It was actually great fun, because it was done with a very small group of people (I would say there were about 15 of us participating yesterday) so it felt cozy and very personal. The Cyber Krop was hosted by Katie and Julie, who run the Inspired by Memories group on Facebook.

There were 5 challenges yesterday but I only managed to make 4, which is amazing due to time constrictions and having the kids in the house in the afternoon, and then having to have dinner, and put them to bed and all of that! I did something that I hadn’t done in a very long time and scrapped well into the night! I went to bed at almost 1am!!!

So here are the challenges and my layouts:

Challenge 1: Make a layout inspired by the sketch below, with one rule: Ripped paper! (I don’t “do” ripped paper, so I kept it to a minimum)

You lift my heart up

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sketch

Challenge 2: Theme is The Outdoors, and the layout must include 3 embelishment clusters, Layers, A hand cut title, buttons
and enamel dots and/or bling.

Explore

Challenge 3: Theme is “Let’s Eat”

Thai red fish curry

Challenge 4: Choose a title from these 3 words: Grow, change or thrilled. Use at least 3 of these mixed media techniques: stitching, gelatos, watercolours, mists, inks, enamel (and a few more that I can’t remember right now)

So thrilled

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I didn’t get to even start thinking about challenge 5, and there will be a few more this afternoon, so we’ll see how many I get done in the end!

Thanks for visiting!

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National Scrapbooking Day Round Up 1

Hello everyone!

I really hope you have had an amazing NSD and that you have been inspired to get your stash out and work on some pages!

I was very lucky to play along on Friday night and most of the day on Saturday. My own personal challenge for NSD is to complete all the challenges posted on For the Love of Pretty Paper, and so far I am doing great, however I still have six to do!

Here are the first 11 (yes, ELEVEN!)

Challenge 1: Make a layout with a “Spring” or “Summer” theme. Use a photo taken in the Spring or Summer. Your title could include the word Spring or Summer.

Life's a beach

Challenge 2: Video Scraplift. Claire Murphy, Jess Claire and I created a scrapbooking process video and the idea was to watch the videos and choose one to scraplift. I chose to scraplift Jess’s, in Project Life format. Below are my original layout for the video and Jess’s scraplift.

Fun Summer Days

Evening walks

Challenge 3: Use the single page sketch and double page sketch from UK Scrap Addicts:

Bloom

Now and then

Challenge 4: UK Scrap Addicts cut files. There were several to choose from, and I chose the Mandala one. I didn’t cut it, though, just printed it and watercoloured it.

Follow your dreams

Challenge 5: Tic Tac Toe challenge. I created a tic tac toe grid with several techniques to use. I created two layouts, one as a sample for the challenge and one I created during the actual challenge! Here’s both.

Embarrassing moment

Laugh

Challenge 6: Songs and Films. Use a Song title, song lyrics  or Film Title or scrap about music/TV or films in some way! I went with the animated film The Gruffalo 🙂

We're going on a gruffalo hunt

Challenge 7: Video Scraplift. The same as challenge 2 but with videos from Sarah Roulston, Laura Rumble and Scrapbook Bex. I chose to scraplift Scrapbook Bex, although I still want to do the other two!

Easter Break

Challenge 8: Use a Big or Long Title or Lots of Journalling. I went for long journalling on a scraplifted page from Victoria Marie.

Tommy

Challenge 9: Scraplift your very first layout (or one of the first you ever made!)

My tribe

And this is it for now! I will come back at some point next week when I have finished all the remainder layouts!

Thanks for popping by!

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NSD Scrapbooking Layout – Follow your dreams

Hello friends!

I really hope you are playing along all the challenges over at For the Love of Pretty Paper and UK Scrap Addicts for this amazing weekend of NSD. I am having a blast!

For my first layout today, I am using a FREE cut file from UK Scrap Addicts. You can get it here.

However, despite having an electronic cutting machine, I wanted to use the cut file in a different way. So I printed in in 12×12 cardstock (I am lucky enough to have an A3 printer to do this) and I coloured it with my watercolours. The result is messy and totally not perfect, but that was my plan anyway. My layout takes inspiration from the Mandala, which can be interpreted like a dream for completeness and happiness. And I dream about this completeness and happiness, so this is what my layout is about.

Follow your dreams

I really hope you like it and it has inspired you to create your own!

See you very soon!

 

Scrapbook Layout – Current Obsession

Hello all!

Today I bring you a brand new mixed media layout which is going on my Book of Me album, and it is all about my current obsession: Twenty One Pilots.

I know the band has been around for years, but I only discovered them at the beginning of 2017. My husband started playing their latest album in the car and although the style is not 100% my taste, I found them really catchy and suddenly fell in love with their music! I say that the style is not entirely my taste, because they have lots of elements of dance music (or “chunda-chunda” as I call it) which I am not keen on. However, the lyrics and more importantly the tunes are amazing, and I absolutely love the singer’s voice.

So this layout is really simple. In microsoft word, I pasted the lyrics to some of my favourite songs from their two latest albums, and send it to print! I have used 280gsm card, as I knew I wanted to do some mixed media and there is a bit of warping, but not too much, so I am quite happy. There is no journalling in this layout, as I think it speaks for itself.

Anyway, here are a couple of photos and a process video! I hope you enjoy it:

current obsession

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Read you soon guys!

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