Wednesday, 30 September 2020

Scrap Academy | Stamping Your Own Ephemera

 

In today's Scrap Academy lesson I stamp my own ephemera.

I'm working with the new succulents range from StickerKitten plus a little extra patterned paper for the plant pots from Cocoa Vanilla Studio.


I love the colour palette of this range so much, it's right up my alley.  It matches me well in another sense too... I'm a new plant keeper.  It started with some succulent pups to propogate and somehow I have a further 9 new green friends already!


If you're not familiar with the Scrap Academy it is a group on Facebook aimed at beginner scrapbookers whilst also teaching those who've been scrapping for a while some new tricks.



 

Saturday, 26 September 2020

StickerKitten | Space Scene

 I'm quite excited about this layout...

I have used StickerKitten's Space stamps and Wow! Embossing powder to create a space scene.  I've then painted over it with bright colours and seriously questioned my sanity.  But this is one of those 'trust the process' techniques.  When the brightly coloured sky is dry you go over with a couple of layers of black watercolour.  When you add splatters on top of that it comes to life as a starry galaxy.

 

I went a little further and added some glow in the dark star sequins.  It is SO COOL!!  When I turn my light off at night I see the layout glowing.  I will say it wasn't the easiest thing to photograph but I shut myself in the wardrobe to capture this photo...


I think this is my favourite layout so far this year.


Here's the process video:



Tuesday, 22 September 2020

Scrap Academy | Watercolour Overview

I'm teaching in the Scrap Academy again today.  I'm doing a run through of all the different types of watercolour I have culminating in a layout.

Lots of watercolour leaves along with some neon watercolour rings/circles in lieu of flowers.

A stacked subtitle cut on my cameo - I cut it three times and glued them together.



Friday, 18 September 2020

StickerKitten | Watercolouring Succulents

 I ADORE THIS STAMP!  Sorry for starting off shouting at you, but that needed to be said!  You can find it here.

I have stamped and heat embossed it on watercolour paper before having some fun with my watercolour paints.  My palette is made up of Daniel Smith paints.

 I used a 'thank you' stamp from another StickerKitten stamp set and heat embossed it in the same silver embossing powder.



And I'm back to finishing every project with sequins - but just a few at the bottom for added sparkle and to draw focus to the sentiment.

Here's the process video:



Tuesday, 15 September 2020

CSI | Case File 331

Here's my final layout for the CSI design team. 

I've interpreted the case file a little differently this time.  I've 'read' the stack of books as layers and turned them in to cut files.  Three cuts on different colour cardstock each with progressively larger cut outs that when stacked in a certain way give this fab effect. I'm calling them stackable cut files - and I say 'them' as there will be more as I adore how they look!

 I've stick with the colour palette of Case File 331, teal, a touch of a muted-lime-crossed-with-sage-green and black and white.  (Good to see my colour explaining is improving!!)


I had plans to put more on the page but it really didn't need anything further, it already felt complete!


Here's the process video:



Lollipop Box Club | Scrapbooking

Hi folks, Laura here with a scrapbook layout to share.

 

It had been a while since I last scrapped and looking through the entire kit was a bit overwhelming.  I got over this by picking out just a few bits that I loved the most (shh, don’t tell the other bits I said that!)  I grabbed a few of the papers, the Bramble Fox camera and the stickers.  I knew that would give me a good base to build upon.  I chopped up the cut apart card and picked out a couple of die cuts.  This gave me focal words and summery vibes to add to my base.  I picked out a summery photo of my neph wearing sunglasses and started playing.



I’m moving towards working on A4 for my main scrapbook layouts or A5 for my scraptherapy style layouts.   I have run out of room for 12x12 albums plus they are so expensive and hard to find in the UK.  A4 albums are much easier to source and a fraction of the price.  All that to say that I started with an A4 sheet of white cardstock.  I had a grid design forming in my mind, each of the pieces of the kit that I had selected to use in their own spot all mounted on top of the ombre paper.

 

 

I took a little bit of shuffling to work out the best way of fitting them together.  I used the peach tissue paper that the kit was wrapped in as layers behind most of the elements.  I used the blue dot tissue paper behind the perspextive camera and camera sticker.  To make sure the main focus was on the photo I added two layers of tissue, one in each colour.  I mounted the ombre paper on to the white card with an equal border to the left, right and top.  I then measured out a strip of the wave paper to leave that same border at the bottom of the page.  Before I started gluing things down, I added some sunshine yellow ink splashes.  I then adhered my pieces in place and finished off with a few sequins.  I’ve added my journalling after taking the photos.

You can catch the process video here: https://youtu.be/kjsjmg5ODow 

 



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