Friday, 22 February 2019

Photo Op

I have another super simple scrapbook layout for Pretty My Page to share today.  It’s not that I’m skimping on my design team duties... it’s just that these background cut files keep doing all the work for me!
I’m working with the camera mesh cut file which I have cut on navy blue cardstock.  I’ve premade my background spraying some Minc reactive mist on to a white 12x12.  I left this overnight to dry and then ran it through my Minc foiling machine with some mint green foil.

I used a little glue to add the cameras to the background but to add extra texture (and be extra safe) I ran a line of wide zig-zag stitching through the middle of each camera using a white thread.  I added the photo and my title using chipboard thickers.  I had to do a little alpha surgery – did you know two F’s can make an H? 

It’s worth looking at your sheet of half-used alphas with a curious eye.  Most letters can be adapted in some way to create another letter.  I have a cheat sheet to start you off... I’m spotting new ones all the time!

Then came the tricky part...  how do I embellish this layout?  I don’t want to cover any more of the foiling because it’s gorgeous or any more of the cameras because I love them too!  I added a column of five enamel dots next to the photo just as a small feature and decided that was enough.
Thanks for looking!

Thursday, 21 February 2019

Pizza | News Just In | Frames

Back with three more layouts today.  One features ribbon and the other two use Cocoa Vanilla goodies.  I'm not allowing myself to but any new Cocoa Vanilla supplies until the current box has space in.

I typed the title up in my Silhouette Studio software and cut it on the Cameo.  I then used a fantastic ribbon from Crafty Ribbons to back the openings.

The hearts come from a couple of cards in the latest Crafty Templates kit.

 Being generous with the enamel dots - truly a struggle for me!

The layout needed some help so I outlined the letters in scribbly black pen and added a border too.

Now on to the CVS...

One of my pet peeves is how gender stereotype the craft world is.  Here you very much have a boy layout with a boy collection and then a girl layout with a girl collection.  I hate that!  I can quite easily use the boy collections with all my photos but the girl collections really don't work with photos of my boys...

Ekeing the last few titles out of this sheet of chipboard alphas.  The N is comprised of an I and part of an M.  Rather than try and disguise the join I added some sewing to highlight it.

I colated all the chipboard frames I had...

 and spent some time juggling/tesselating/nestling them.

I used up some pink florals filling some of the frames...

and added a few embellishments.  The button looked naked so I added some thread to it.

Considering I usually struggle to use one frame I'm really pleased with how this layout turned out!

Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, 20 February 2019

Dream Big | Love Me Granny | Teddy's Travels

Another trio of recent layouts...

I've had my Minc out and been playing with the reactive mist.  It's not a fine mist, it rather squirts out, but the effect when it is foiled is amazing.

I'm trying to make a dent in my puffy stickers.  I bought several packs of hearts and stars and really haven't used them to their best.  I still struggle putting lots of something on one layout, presumably because of the expense or not wanting to waste them.  The thing is neither of these arguments hold up if they sit in a box and don't get used at all!

 Ditto the above replacing puffy stickers with flair!

Love me some layers!  Just small ones though so we don't cover up too much of the foiling!

This layout started off with the blue background but I couldn't work it...

With 5 photos too much of the foiling was covered however I shuffled the photos and laid them out.

So I switched to a white background and was much happier with how it looked.

Adding a few ribbon loops.

Another flair...

And this last one is A4 sized.  I'm mixing it up a bit more this year, working all the sizes and pocket pages.

Loving the pentagons... they don't get much publicity, you know, always getting overlooked for squares or hexagons!  Haha!

Keeping my colours very simple - white, blue and coral.  They work well with the colours in the photos.

Adding a little mixed media under the main cluster. The journalling will be added later i.e. I don't know the details.  I do know teddy had a good weekend though!

Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, 19 February 2019

Big Fun | Happy | Love This

I have a trio of layouts using Pretty My Page cut files today.

This first one features a Paige Evans cut file which you can buy as a pre-cut i.e. you don't need your own machine to scrap like this.  PMP do the cutting, the weeding, all the hard work!  This file is called Ferris Wheel.

 The layout is quite simply because when you have a large file it does a lot of the heavy lifting for you.  I've stuck to just white and blue for this layout...

I added my colour with layers, stickers, inky splatters and alphas.

In fact, all of these layouts pretty much stick to white and blue...

This cut file is called Diagonal Stars Pocket Filler and was designed as a Christmas file to be used in a 6x8 December daily album.  Well, you know I don't do what I'm meant to...

I cut it on a gorgeous watercolour print patterned paper from Cocoa Vanilla - not remotely Christmassy - at 9x12.  It works perfectly at this size.  I love to have versatile cut files and this is one I can see me using in many ways.

I also a twofer... the stars are totally usable on their own in either the same design or in any other way that takes your fancy.

 I actually made this layout first using the main cut file as a stencil to get the stars in the right place.

Lots of sewing for this layout - just take it slow and steady and know if you make a mistake you can always cover it up with an embellishment!

The flair and the wood piece are by Cocoa Vanilla.

Thank for stopping by!

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