Monday, 20 January 2020

Scrapbooking | Burger

I love a burger.  Not a fast food type one... a vegetable protein burger in a seedy soft bun crammed with lettuce and tomato - so much so that it falls out - and extra salad on the side with a few (not many) big fat chips.  The bap must have both ketchup and salad cream in it too.

With that said, I had to use this cut file from The Cut Shoppe.  The alphas are also Ashley Horton from Pretty Little Studio, as is the acetate.

I fancied trying something a bit different with a corner of colour in addition to my usual white background.  I added a strip of kraft to one side too to tie in the colour of the burger.  I like to use a colour in more than one place on a layout.  The yellow is used for the cheese slice and to back my photo; the red in the tomato and the spotty acetate; the pale kraft in the bap and the journalling strips.

In the end the kraft burger didn't look dark enough so I coloured it in with my versamark pen and that made it a meatier colour.  (An ironic term considering the burger isn't actually meat.)  I finished off with enamel dots and kraft photo corners.  I love these photo corners so you may well be seeing more of them on upcoming layouts.

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Saturday, 18 January 2020

Scraptember January Stash Bash | Die Cuts

My name is Laura and I have a problem with die cuts.  Well, cut files really... I cut too many of them, more than I can use and so consequently I have oodles of them in a box.

This month Scraptember are running the January Stash Bash and today is the day to bust out the die cuts.  I am busting this gorgeous camera mesh cut file from Pretty My Page as well as using metal dies to create my title.

Scraptember's January Stash Bash is a month of intense memory-keeping, with a new prompt and a new video every day, all designed to encourage scrappers to use up their stash.  You can join the Facebook group here and catch the playlist here.  This is today's video:


Whilst making this layout not only did I get ink on my camera lens and my sleeve I also got some in my ear!  I have no idea how and didn't notice at the time.  An hour or so later my Mum said 'what's that?' expecting it to be something to do with Henley Bird but no.  Green ink droplet.  Gable green to be exact. IN my EAR!  

Another peril of the scrapbooking world is outlining letters.  I only attempt it on a good day when my hands are super steady and I go slowly and carefully but still I always make a booboo somewhere.  I wobbled across the T in photo.  I wiped it straight away but it marked.  Heyho, it's handmade.

I love these turned over corners on other people's layouts but I'm not sure on mine.  It never looks quite the same when I do it...

But I do like the watercolour over the die cut.  All of those blooms and drying lines are exactly what I love.

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Friday, 17 January 2020

Scrapbooking | 2020

I drew up this fun cut file to celebrate the new year.  You can nab it for free here.

I don't have any photos from this year printed yet but these ones from last year fit perfectly what I wanted to say.

I'm pleased to say that 2 and a bit weeks in I do feel much more me.  The situation is the same but the head space is better.

This layout uses a couple of gold paints from Shimmerz, black cardstock from Papermill Direct and sparkle confetti 'sequins' from Lucy's.  I also got a few more star stickers used up as the mustard colour was a good match.

As usual I've taken more photos than I can waffle on about...

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Thursday, 16 January 2020

Scrapbooking | Clearing the desk!

I'm not very good at tidying.  I get bored.  I get tired (more than usual!).  I just don't like it.  So, instead of putting these bits away I made a layout.  Everything here bar the thread was on my desktop left over from other projects.

I sewed white vellum over the yellow to soften it so it matched the project life card.

Still loving the little extra detail that thread ends tied in a bow adds...

Here is the process video:

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Wednesday, 15 January 2020

Scrapbooking | FTLOPP Moodboard

I am going to try and play along with as many of FTLOPP's weekly challenges as possible.  I know I won't manage all of them but I'll be giving it my best.  Here is number one...

 The layout is based on this moodboard:

I've chosen to focus mainly on the top right image as well as taking the overall colour palette of the board - dark blue, gold and kraft or "old book".

I loved the top image so much that I drew up a cut file inspired by it, cut it on navy card and backed the various plants with coloured papers.

I added plenty of fine gold splatter behind where each leaf cluster would sit.  To embellish I added tiny heart stickers and enamel hearts.  I kept trying to add more but it didn't work.  The gorgeous ombre paper (Cocoa Vanilla at it's finest!) in the background adds enough interest along with the cut file that any more and the photo would get lost.

For my title I only had silver thickers.  They were glittered and that was what I wanted but in gold.  I added some clear gesso followed by gold acrylic ink.  They don't have quite the same sparkle but they are fabulously textured and match they splatters perfectly.

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Monday, 13 January 2020

Stick It Down | Beach Boy

Hello!  It's Stick It Down single sketch day...

We are working with this sketch by Antonia this month.

Here is my process video:

 And here are some close ups of the details...

Little clusters of stickers and die cut shapes over a vellum layer which creates a shaker pocket.

The title is Beach Boy - which is about as adventurous as my titles get!  I've used Heffy Doodle stitched alpha dies and StickerKitten patterned papers.

I am now in desperate need of 12x12 vellum.  It's almost impossible to find!  I still have enough sequins to last a lifetime though, haha!

Please do create along with us using this sketch and link it up on the Stick It Down blog before the month is up.  Thanks for stopping by!

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