Saturday, 20 July 2019

Amy - July Frozen Inspired Kit - #best friends

Hey Scrapping Peeps,

Amy here with my 2nd project created with this month's kit and for this one I went with a mixed media background using the packaging technique and some Kaisercraft spray inks.

I then added paper layers behind my photo using several of the patterned papers from the kit and to add a pop of bright colour and texture I thought I would add some of the frilly coloured ribbon at the bottom of the photo which was just perfect to give the photo an extra lift off the background.

I then continued to add some more of the other ribbon we have in the kit, under the photo to create a kind of layer up to the photo; guiding the eye almost. I added in a thin piece of ribbon just for visual interest. 
I then thought I would play around with some embellishing on either edge of the photo- the top left and bottom right. For this I wanted to use the cut out snow flake as well as the large blue sticker snow flake. Both I cut apart to make them spread more evenly across the places I wanted to put them in. 


I then added some of the little embellishments from in the kit, a flower, flair and bow just to add some extra pretties to the layout. I also added some of the sparkly washi in small strips in the bottom left and top right of the page.
My title are foam thickers from my stash and this completed my layout! 
I love the sparkling, prettiness of this months kit; just perfect for all kinds of memory magic. 
I hope you have enjoyed this layout and I will see you again soon. 

Happy scrapping
Amy. 

Wednesday, 17 July 2019

Amy - July Frozen Inspired Kit - 'Let it Go, Let it Go'

Hey Scrapping Kit Peeps,

Amy here with a magical project our July kit. I have used a pretty snow flake cut file from the Silhouette store and backed it onto several layers of the patterned paper as well as the beautiful acetate that came in this months kit.
I also placed one of the doilies from the kit off to the right just to add a little texture and softness to the page. I thought this was also a great spot to add the journaling tag and a little cluster using a flair from the kit and I cut up the snow flake cut out from the kit to place around the page as little embellishments..
For some really added texture on this layout and something a little different I thought I would use the lace ribbon and tule in the kit to create a kind of textured cluster in the bottom left of the page. To finish this cluster off I then added some of the gorgeous sparkly washi and the purple flower.
To balance out the bulk of the right side I thought I would add a little embellishing to the right, so I cut a little more of the flakes from the snow flake cut file and added one to the top and one to the middle of the left hand side of the photo. I liked how this added some subtle softness to this side of the page too.
Finally I added the title using some foam thickers from my stash and added some splashes of gold Kaisercraft mist and my layout is completed.

I will have a process video up on my channel for this video so keep an eye out for this shortly. Thank you for checking out this magical project and I will see you again soon with my next project.

Happy scrapping
Amy,

Saturday, 13 July 2019

Karen - July 2019 Kit - Fun Time

Fun Time





This kit reminded me so much of Christmas, that I just had to scrap a favourite photo of mine from Christmas. It's still hard adjusting to a hot summer [I'm used to winter at Christmas not summer] at Christmas, but certainly do enjoy relaxing family pool time - with Fudge the dog always centre of attention.




I started my layout using a neutral 8x8 sheet as background, then used the kit papers in strips to had layers to frame my photo.

I also included the gorgeous acetate piece to add interest and texture to the layout.

There was so much ribbon in this kit, I couldn't resist adding some to the paper strips, and this white ribbon is my favourite. 

I also added a couple of ribbon strips to the bottom, really loving the blue/silver theme of the kit.







I used some of the patterned paper to make a tag with a tag die, and added some of the twine from the kit to finish it off.

I used this for some 'hidden' journalling, and then slipped it behind the photo so it didn't take up too much space in the layout.

I also used some of the left over doilies to layer up and sneak on the top of the photo for added texture and interest.












I really wanted to use this blue ribbon too, but didn't want it to take up too much space on the layout, so I added it to the back of the layout instead.

Top Tip: If you want to keep your layout in an album, and use this technique, cut a strip off your background paper to ensure the overall size remains the same.












The kit came with a blue adhesive strip of snowflakes. I decided to cut these out to separate them and added them to the top of the layout, as well as few at the bottom as well.

I also added some silver sparkly alpha's to give my spread a title.







I'm really pleased with the overall finish of the layout. There was a lot to squeeze into a 8x8 spread, and the only thing I'd change would be to do it on 12x12 instead to use up more of the ribbon.



Wednesday, 10 July 2019

Karen - July 2019 Frozen Inspired Kit - Katie

Princess Katie




This months' kit is 'Frozen Inspired' so I couldn't resist making the most and decided to scrap this gorgeous photo of Katie in her Frozen fancy dress costume.





This was the photo that inspired me, but I wanted the focus to be on Katie, and as there was so much in background I decided I would cut out her profile. It's quite a long photo, and as I wanted to do a 8x8 layout, I also trimmed out the bottom of the dress.

I used a scrap piece of paper I had as the background, and I painted silver acrylic paint on the sheet, as well as adding some kaisermist silver drops to really bring out the background.

Cardboard was added to the back of the photo to help layer it on the page.











I wanted this gorgeous white cut out of snowflakes to be the focal point of the photo, so I laid it over the bottom of the photo and turned up edges of the flakes to again add some layers.

I added 'wink of Stella' sparkle to the white, as I really wanted that winter feel for the spread.

There were two white flowers in the pack, which I added to the top right hand corner as well as the silver metal snowflake.









There were heaps of ribbons in this months pack, and I knew I wanted to make the most of them. To really maximise the different ribbon styles, I framed the right hand side of the layout with three of the different ribbons. Starting with the thin silver ribbon, the white twine then the beautiful fluffy white one towards the end.  There was also blue wider ribbon which I cut in half so I could use some in the top right hand corner, and some in the bottom left hand corner. 












The paper packs in this months' kit were absolutely gorgeous too. I used my snowflake hole punch to punch out lots of little snowflakes from the paper to add from top left, to bottom right across the page diagonally.

I intermingled them between the white snowflakes too, and again lifted up the ends to add texture to the layout.

I finished off these snowflakes using some crystal gems out of my stash - I just can't resist a bit of bling










Speaking of bling,  Also had these sparkly silver alpha's which I added to the layout. There were also a few little * symbols that I also used.


Whilst the photo looks quite dark, the layout is much brighter in real life - if only you could see the sparkle and shimmer on the snowflakes and background.







This was a fun project to do, and I'm really pleased with the end result. As always, it came together so easily using the kit, and there's so much more left! Watch out for more creations from this kit soon!



Sunday, 30 June 2019

Amy- June 2019 Kit - Sleepy Cuddles

Hey Scrapping Fun Peeps,

Amy here with an end of month project and for this one I decided I needed to get a little mixed media, as I stepped back in time and documented this photo of my son in the days I came home from hospital with him.

I started this layout with the plan to have a plain white background and hearts, but it was not cutting it for me. So after punching out several hearts from this months patterned papers, I painted the cardstock using my Jane Davenport watercolours.
I then matted my photo on the tissue paper from the kit to give it a nice soft border and popped it on some craft foam for some dimension off the background.
I knew I was using the cut out words 'Sleepy Cuddles' as my title but wanted to add a little texture behind them so popped the twine from the kit in behind them. I also added the cuddles to the photo just to cover some of the negative space on the photo.

Now the main parts of the layout were on I played with the embellishments. I started by adding to the heart clusters I begun making. I loved the little blue feet so wanted to add those so they completed the cluster at the top and for the bottom I just added 1 of the little flowers. I also added the blanket cut out with the cot cut apart over the top under the photo as a large die cut piece.


I felt there was something missing down the left side so I added another little cluster using the giraffe cut apart and word strips and then wrote my journalling.
I also added a longer word strip at the bottom to finish off the layout.

I love, love this layout and love that I have managed to save this photo from deteriorating further and losing it (it was being lost in a broken frame in my sons room).


Looking forward to our July kits!
Amy.

Wednesday, 26 June 2019

Karen - Project Life with the June Scrapping Fun Kit

Project Life with June Scrapping Fun Kit

Hi, it's Karen here with my second blog using the June Scrapping Fun Kit.

If you've not seen my first blog, you can check it out here - I made some cute baby cards.

For this blog though, I wanted to use the rest of the kit and make a layout in my Project Life Album.
If you've not familiar with Project Life, check out www.beckyhiggins.com, where you can find more info. Basically its a easy way to journal your memories using 12x12 plastic pockets, where you can insert photos and journalling cards etc.  Most people do a spread each week, but as it can soon mount up into a lot of storage space, so I do one spread each month, as well as random ones, such as birthdays, Christmas etc.


There are many different designs on the 12x12 page protectors, on this spread I've used one that includes four 6x4 pockets, and three 4x4 pockets.





To start with I used the cute little 'sleepy cuddles' sentiment which was included in the kit. I heat embossed these so make them blue, and backed them onto the plaid paper sheet which was also included in the kit.

I also added some journalling onto a sheet of tracing paper, which I added to the bottom right hand side of my spread. I attached this with staplers, and used the tissue paper from the kit as a background for this.

To finish off, I added some silver bling from my stash throughout the spread.






In the top left hand side I used the tissue sheet too as my background - I like the mix of texture this brings. I used some alphas from my stash to add my son's name - as well as stamping 'it's a boy' onto some of the left over bits of paper.

There were quite a few off-cuts of paper left, after I'd cut them down to 6x4, so I used these at the bottom of the tissue paper in a layering effect, finished off with one of the embellishments from the kit too.











It's hard to see on the photo - but I also stamped text on a left over piece of plaid paper which I added to the elephant paper, and one of the embellishment pieces. I also cut out the tape measure to add this to the piece too.

The darkness of the piece, adds a good focal point to the centre of my spread.







Under each of my photos, I added the sentiment from one of the sheets. The flowers were also added from the kit on onto each photo to co-ordinate them both.









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Saturday, 22 June 2019

Amy- July 2019 Baby kit - Awesome

Hey Scrapping Fun Peeps,

Amy here with a bright 12x12 layout using the super cute June kit; which I chose the boy as I am documenting for my nephew's album.
Today I have used a yellow background to tone in with some of the colours in the kit as well make some of the papers I use and the embellishments really pop out. I have also used one of Paige Evans cutfiles from the Silhouette Store.

I was definitely jumping in and using that very cute Giraffe so that was going on the layout no matter what! I backed the cutfile using a Kaisercraft paper collection, again trying to tie in colours from our kit this month.

The photo I matted using the brown patterned paper to give the photo a pop off the yellow background and added some craft foam behind it to give some dimension to the page.

I thought to add some texture I would try out a paper ruffle using the tissue paper - something I am not learning to do (my process video you will see this ;) ) .

Embellishing was next and on went the giraffe as planned, and then I could not resist the little teddy embellishment from the kit either. I also added the blue twine from the kit as some added texture.



I have a process video for this coming up on my channel following this post going live so be sure to check that out to see how I created this layout
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCl1zJgxJ9Tplhsy8dnkcSrw

Until next time happy scrapping
Amy.