Wednesday, 27 February 2019

Raelene - Alice Kit - It's Time For A Magical Journey

Hi Scrapping Fun fans, Raelene with you Today and I am scrapping the left over photos from my We're All Mad Here layout for the Scrap the Girls November 2017 Challenge entry.   The video for this layout is now up on my channel, you can find it here.

I grabbed out some extra bits in addition to my remaining Alice kit; these included Echo Park Alice in Wonderland 6x6 paper pad and Echo Park Alice in Wonderland Chipboard Accents.

I started with the mixed media paper from the Alice Kit as the teal colour on the paper matched the Mad Hatter in my photo's coat so well so I knew I wanted that paper behind that photo.
I then started playing with papers from my Echo Park 6x6 Alice in Wonderland paper pad and the check paper from the kit to build my paper layers.

Once they were all glued down I decided it needed some of the gorgeous character washi so I added it in just slightly tucked under the papers on each side (so glad I hadn't glued all the way to the edge at this point).

I then played with my embellishments.  Starting with the sample of purple lace as it was a perfect layer to tuck under the Alice photo.

I then added my mini Cheshire Cat Tail by tucking the top under my photos, which meant my photo needed to be popped up so I carefully peeled it up and then cut bits of the chipboard stickers waste to go under my photo matte and added Helmar Liquid Scrap Dots in as well to give it some good but adjustable lift.

Now that the tail and photo were how they should be I set about adding the final bits to finish it all off.  I added a quote from the Chipboard Accents using Helmar Liquid Scrap Dots under the left hand side to give it the right amount of lift on that side (you can see how it is popped up in the photo of the paper layers under the Mad Hatter photo).
I then added the bottle and mushroom chipboard but they didn't want to stick so I used some Helmar 450 Quick Dry Adhesive to help them stick.
I built a mini scene with the catapillar to get him to sit right I added some chipboard scrap under the top section and glued him to the mushrooms and the layout with Helmar 450 Quick Dry Adhesive.
Next I added the key, mouse and little butterflies and finished off with a doodly boarder and my journalling.  I am really happy with how the layout turned out.

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Happy Scrappin!

Sunday, 17 February 2019

Amy- Alice Kit - Tea for 12

Hey Scrapping Fun Peeps,

I am back for my 2nd turn on the blog this month and for this share I have a double page project life spread to share with you. I am this time documenting an Alice in Wonderland themed birthday party from about 1 year ago.

I have used the patterned papers in the kit to create my project life cards, as well as create some little rabbit embellishments on the 2nd page.

My title card are some thickers from my stash, but I wanted to keep to the Alice theme and be bright and slightly crazy, so I thought the big blue flower from the kit would go well with the the thickers and also contrasts well with the patterned paper of the card. I added the sequins just for that pop of sparkle and magic look.

I used some scraps of patterned paper also to use as journaling strips on some of my photos , and layered with some of the cute washi in the kit to add some extra colour and eye catching to the pictures. I created a tag on my journaling project life card in the centre of the 1st page and boarded this also with the washi. 

And finally on the 2nd page I created 3 filler cards. One I created using the yellow and the lilac trim, and added flowers from my stash and fitting for the photo sitting next to it, I added the 'drink me' charm using glossy accents. Then the 2nd filler card is the bunny embellishment one and 3rd I used the very fluffy Cheshire cat tail on a previous kit patterned paper and the doily from this kit. 

This kit was super fun to play with and being I am a big fan of Alice in Wonderland definitely made for me haha. 

Stay tuned as I may just have a bonus project coming up using some left over pieces from the kit coming up in the next week or so. 

Have some scrapping fun guys and see you soon

Wednesday, 13 February 2019

Katie - Alice Kit - Party Fun

Hello! I am back again to share another fun party layout from my Niece Alice's first birthday, using of course the fabulous February Alice kit! So let's check out the kit first...

My page today focused on some of the interesting characters and decorations set up for the Alice themed party, particularly my Mum and Aunty who dressed up as Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum!

First lets take a little look at how my background came together:

I decided I wanted to use some of the fabulous washi tape in the kit, in particular the one with the Alice characters, so I went with a vertical strip design and used washi, some of the patterned paper from the kit and also another complimentary patterned paper for interest. I varied the strips widths and lengths and laid them across the page.

So next I picked a soft pink that is seen in the background and a lattice stencil which repeats the pattern on the black and white paper and added some more detail.

Then to finish off I added some gold splatters using some Liquitex gold ink, this one has a dropper making it great for making good sized round drops. Now I am ready to add photos and embellishments! So let's look at the final page...

I used the chipboard cakes as a centre piece for design, and I painted it white so it was a little more subtle against the busy background. I tucked my photos into this too it gave a great way to ground them to the page.

I cut two small tag tops to tuck in behind my photo and I used some of the washi, folded in half length ways, through the holes and stapled in place to finish them off. A great way to use washi and the perfect finish to the tag! And OMG how cute are those little playing cards?!

It is a little hard to see, but I did a sparkly/glitter wash over the cakes and stand to add some extra dimension, and added the yellow ruffly ribbon under both the photos for texture.

Apart from finding a puffy sticker word for my title I added some little sticker phrases from my stash and called the page done!

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you are having loads of fun with this kit too!

Katie x

Saturday, 9 February 2019

Katie - Alice Kit - Birthday Layout

Hello and welcome to my first post using the fabulous February Alice themed kit! First let's check out the kit...

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Isn't it fabulous! And it just so happens I have a beautiful little niece by the name of Alice who had an Alice in Wonderland themed birthday party when she turned one, and I have lots of photos from said party!

First let's look at how my background came together...

So I was going with some darker purples and pinks with some of my additional patterned paper so I thought I would start with a lighter pink mesh style texture on the background.

To this stenciling I added some dark purple script stamping, using of course my favourite distress oxide inks!

I had decided on a vertical design so kept my background work to either side of where I would place some paper strips. Now I am ready to add all the good stuff!

And tada! Here is the finished page! I picked up some Echo Park die cuts from their Alice collection and it worked in beautifully with the kit and my photos. I love how well the blue satin flower matches the cake in the photo!

And check out how cool the cheshire cat tail is with the little bottle charm and they of course work perfectly with all the other colours!

Again I made some tags using the kit patterned paper, and I also matted my photos on some kit paper. What do you think of my stars? I created these using some of the kit washi tape, check out the photos below for how it came about...

I started by laying some of the washi down on some scrap card stock, closely aligning as best I could.
Then I used my confetti star punch to make stars.

All the stars you see in this photo were punched from that one bit of card, I just kept moving the punch around and aligning different sizes with sections of card until it was all used up. This is a great way to get an embellishment for your page and use the washi in a different way too.

So, that is it from me for today, tune in soon for another fun Alice page from Alice's party!

Katie x

Tuesday, 5 February 2019

Amy-February Kit 2019- Art Journal Page

Hey Scrapping Fun Peeps,

Welcome to our wonderfully crazy February kit! I love this months Alice in Wonderland kit and wanted to try something a little different to kick off the month (instead of my usual scrapbooking), so I went with this bright art journal page.

I started with a bright Dylusion paint (Lemon Zest) to tie in with some of the yellow in the background paper as well as make some of the embellishments I wanted to use pop.

I then decided to add that vintage, textured look I would add the patterned paper in ripped chunks instead of a whole piece. From my stash I added some book paper just to add to the theme of vintage and Alice in Wonderland. To adhere these I simply used a matte gel medium but you could use a wet glue if you don't have that.

I had to use the awesome washi with the tea party on it in a big strip, well because I just wanted to see all of it really. And then added the other washi pieces for some more colour and pattern to the page.

I then filled in some more detail on the page with more strips of paper, some enamel dots from my stash and the quote, which is from Alice in Wonderland.

You can head over to my YouTube channel to check out my process video for the journal page, and I will see you later in the month with another project.

Happy Scrapping

Saturday, 2 February 2019

Raelene - Alice Kit - We're All Mad Here

I am fortunate that I can use kits in advance so I used my Alice kit for my entry into Scrap the Girls November 2017 Challenge as it was the perfect prompt to combine with this kit and my photos from cosplaying the Cheshire Cat at last year's FraserPop Festival.  So today I wanted to share with you the details of how this layout came together.

I decided to use the chipboard from the kit and paint it with my Vicki Boutin pink paint and Dina Wakley eggplant paint, I decided to give it a think coat and they use it like a stamp on my background.  I created the background with the left over paint by doing the packaging technique with it and then stamping my still wet chipboard onto the cardstock.  I love the effect this gave my background and how it affected the finished paint on the chipboard.

I decided to layer my chipboard onto the blue satin flower but that meant the top would be higher than the bottom so I used Helmar Scrap Dots along the bottom to lift it up to the same height as the top.  They were the perfect way to get the perfect height.

As the top of my chipboard was sitting on the flower the bottom needed to be raised, I used Helmar Liquid Scrap Dots to do this.  They are perfect for something like this as you can adjust the height they are giving you  quiet easily.

I then added the mini cards and the bottle charm to create a whimsical cluster.  

I then added some washi to the top left and bottom right corners and wrote my titles on the washi but sort of going off it a bit.
I added a piece into my main cluster/photo area to pull it all together.

Once everything was dry I realised I forgot to use the tail and my plan all along had been to make that a feature of this layout, oh well I will save it for the next layout.

I love how this layout turned out, it is perfect for recording the fun I had.

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