Hello. Today I have a layout using the current sketch at Sketches In Thyme. I hope you'll be inspired to play along for a chance at a great prize! I used a picture of my daughter and nephews playing with their puppet theatre.
Here is the sketch:
Indigo Hills 2 by Pinkfresh Studio
Blue paint splatters
Black and white paper from the My Mind's Eye Gingham Farm collection
I have a new favourite layout to share with you today. I used the Be Happy Paper Pad from Paper House Productions. That's it! No digging through the stash - just one paper pad and done. Okay, maybe I added a few enamel dots but the rest is from the paper pad.
The flower cluster on the right is fussy cut. I lifted them up by putting some dimensional glue dots under them. That's it - easy peasy. Supplies
Paper House Productions - Be Happy paper pad
Recollections enamel dots
Lizza Gibbons gems
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We are doing off-the-page projects this week at Paper House Productions. I decided to make bookmarks. I've been enjoying some good books lately and am always looking for a decent bookmark. Now I'm all set.
Hello everyone! I'm excited to be back again on the Scrap Shotz blog to show you more of the Gingham Farm collection by My Mind's Eye. This time I used a picture of my daughter's artwork. She drew some family portraits and they were so cute, I wanted to make sure I preserved them. I cropped the photographs I took of her artwork and placed them in frames or on journal cards. I realised that the stripped paper looked like wall paper so I decided to hang my pictures on a wall!
Step 1: Fussy cut the flowers.
Here is the paper with the flowers before I cut them out.
Step 3: Crop the photos to fit the following frames. Add journaling cards to make them pop off the background. Add some die cuts and wood pieces. Poke a hole in each frame and add a brad so it looks like the frames are hanging on the wall.
Step 4: Add a border along the top. Use a thin strip of black cardstock to separate the border from the "wallpaper".
Step 5: Add a background rectangle of paper. I really hummed and hawed over whether to add this because I felt that all the black and white might get lost but I didn't want to have an awkward rectangle on my wall. In the end, I wanted some extra colour so I kept it.
Step 6: Add a title. These are Dear Lizzy Thickers that are also available in the Scrap Shotz shop. Just be careful not to bend them too much or the gold gets creases.
Step 7: Play around with the placement of your different pieces. The flowers above are in the brad set. The wood piece was to cover a word on the frame that didn't go with my theme.
Here is the result of moving things around to see how they looked.
Step 8: Add journaling and the date. I always do this. I keep scrapbooks by year so I need to have the date somewhere otherwise I can't remember where it goes.
I felt like the green rectangle looked like it was a bit misplaced so I thought I would do faux stitching with a pen around the border. However, I thought it might be fun to do something different so I used some black embroidery thread to make x's to make it look like the rectangle is part of the wall.
Here is the final layout again:
Aside from my daughter drawing my face with an insane sunburn, I like how it turned out.
This week we are making rainbow layouts at Paper House Productions. I decided to do a colour blocking grid layout. I used some pictures of my family at the lake so I thought the Sun Drenched Paper Pad would work well.
I'm so excited to be posting my first layout for the Scrap Shotz design team! It is an online scrapbooking store based in Calgary, Canada. This month I am working with the My Mind's Eye Gingham Farm Collection. It is black, white and grey with a touch of green and teal. It is really unique. Here is the layout I made:
I used white cardstock and a few pieces of paper from the paper kit. Here is what the kit looks like.
There are also lots of extra embellishments in the collection. I used lots of ephemera and the chipboard flowers were handy for elevating my photo. The image below shows half of the chipboard in the collection.
Here are a few close-ups of my layout.
This one shows one of the double sided journal cards that come in a pack of 24.
This image shows how the chipboard can be layered under and over the photo to add dimension.