Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Summer Holiday Layout for S.I.T.

Hello! I have a layout using the Prima "Golden Coast" collection from Scrap Shotz (a Canadian online scrapbooking store). It also uses some Bazzill cardstock and a boat cut file from Paper Issues.
Here is the sketch for this week at Sketches In Thyme. The prize this month is Simple Stories "Little Princess".

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Thanks for stopping by! Have a great week!

Friday, May 24, 2019

Prima Golden Coast Layout for Scrap Shotz

Hello everyone! I'm back again to show you a layout with the new Prima "Golden Coast" collection. It is full of summer, beachy themes with pinks, yellows and a touch of light blue. It also has some really cool embellishments, so keep on reading!
I chose these pictures because the colours match the collection really well. My daughter also has sunglasses that match the sunglasses trinket that I just had to use. Here's how I put it together.

1. Begin with the background paper "California Dreaming". I used some dollar store Copenhagen Blue paint mixed with water and spread on plastic packaging. I smooshed it around the paper and then added some spatters.

2. Next, I tore some Bazzill "Blossom" cardstock for the strip down the middle. I actually tore it a few times until I got the size and shape I wanted. I tore two more strips for beside the photos.

3. I tore the outside of the "Up in the Air" paper and tucked it under the cardstock. I tucked another two strips under my photos.

4. I used the Best Creations Glitter Cardstock "Opal White" to make my title. I chose a fun font and cut it with my Silhouette Cameo. Make sure to set the machine to cut thick paper! It's hard to tell from the photo but the title shimmers.

5. Finally, I added all the pretty embellishments. The flowers at the bottom, the flamingo and the two words on the pictures are from the Ephemera pack. The light pink flowers are from the Prima Blissful flowers pack. The bright pink flowers are from Studio Katia "Spring Garden" mix. The hearts are from the Chipboard sheets. And last but not least, those sunglasses are from the Trinkets. I took the metal ring off and used some glue dots to adhere it to the page.
6. Of course, I can't leave a layout without some journaling and blue thread tucked in the corners.

Thanks so much for taking a look at my layout. I hope you get to play with this collection, especially if you like mixed media and soft, pretty colours!

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Sand Castle Fun Layout for Scrap Shotz

Hello! Today I'm here with my layout using the May Creative Scrapbooker Magazine Sketch and the Prima Golden Coast Collection. This collection is so pretty - yellow, pink and blue! It has a beach theme so I pulled out my beach pictures and selected this one of my daughter and her cousin building their annual sand castle.
Here is the sketch:
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The top and bottom corner sections were already printed on the background paper. I used the Golden Heart paper. 
I used the Up in the Air paper to frame my picture and I cut around the hot air balloon so it would layer on top. That beige rectangle made such a nice frame for my picture! And it is made with gold foil. I also tucked the bottom of this page onto the bottom of my layout to fill the space represented by the large square on the sketch.
I also found a tag in the ephemera pack that had the same gold border so I used it as my journaling spot. I just flipped over another tag and used the white side for the writing. I cut around the seahorse and the flowers so they could lie over the journaling card.

I cut the title on my Silhouette from some cardstock and used the Dear Lizzy Thickers from a previous month's kit. I also layered the Bazzill Blossom cardstock under the photo and journaling card by tearing it. I put some foam behind the photo to make it pop off the page. I also used some Best Creations Glitter Cardstock to frame the picture.

The rest of the layout is using the Studio Katia Spring Garden sequins, thread, ephemera, chipboard, Blissful flowers and the shell Trinket! Here's a photo of them - they are awesome!

Thanks for stopping by! I can't wait to see what everyone makes with this collection.

Sunday, May 12, 2019

Lemonade Fun Layout for Sketches In Thyme

We have a great sketch to work with at Sketches In Thyme. Here is my take using Sunshine and Blue Skies by Simple Stories.
Here is the sketch:
The supplies came from the awesome online scrapbooking store: Scrap Shotz.
Hope you have a chance to play along!

Monday, April 29, 2019

Summer Layout for Scrap Shotz

Who's ready for the beach?! I certainly am. Carolyn back again to show you another layout with the Sunshine and Blue Skies Collection by Simple Stories. This collection is bright and fun, fun, fun! Here is what I made:
I used the blue cardstock as a base and chose two matching pictures of the kids playing in the hot tub. I originally wanted to have the word "summer" repeated really large all over the left side of the paper. But once I cut out all the summer words from the collection, I realized they didn't fill the space as I hoped so I changed it up a bit making a smaller "summer" section. I used stickers for the main title and fussy cut them off the yellow cardstock paper and outlined them with a black pen. I also really needed to use the chipboard pineapple banner! The remaining embellishments are a mix of stickers and die cuts. The journaling spot is fussy cut from a Sn!p card which I thought worked really well.

That's it for this layout! Easy peasy! Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Splash! for Scrap Shotz

Hello everyone! Carolyn here today to show you a summer layout using this month's sketch from Creative Scrapbooker Magazine. I got to play with the new Simple Stories - Sunshine and Blue Skies Collection. If you love pools, popsicles and palm trees ... this is the collection for you!
Here is the sketch:
I stuck pretty close to the sketch. Here is how I put this together. I hope you can give it a try. I used this paper rolling idea that I've seen a few people using on Instagram - it's always fun to do something new!

Step 1 - I chose my pictures based on the swimming theme of this collection. I was lucky to find pictures that had all sorts of colours found in this collection.

Step 2 - I designed the page in my Silhouette Cameo. I was able to add boxes for the sizes of my pictures and draw circles to the size I wanted. I also wrote the title from a font that I liked and cut it from the orange cardstock paper in the collection.

Step 3 - I chose the background paper mostly because of the wave design but better yet, take a look at the back! I wanted these colours to show on the front when I rolled the paper. It was a little difficult to sacrifice this side of the paper, but I think it was worth it in the end!
Step 4 - I cut two 7.5" circles from scrap paper. This could be done with a circle cutter or a die cut machine. This allowed me to move them around and get a sense of where to cut them out. I traced them with a pencil so I knew how far to cut.
Step 5 - I used my Penblade to cut through the paper. I cut the triangles in the picture in half as the rolls were really wide.
Step 6 - I rolled all the triangles back to get an idea of how it would look. Then I added clear gesso around the circles to prep the paper for painting. I used a regular paint brush and used my pencil marks as a guide.
Step 7 - I unrolled the triangles and taped them down so they wouldn't pop up. It also kept them from getting wet. I used Tim Holtz Mermaid Lagoon Distress Paint by dabbing it in a tray and adding water. I painted it around the circle. Then I added larger blobs of paint and sprayed some water and turned my paper around so it looked like it was running across the page instead of brushed on the page. 
Step 8 - I sprayed some Teal Color Shine around the page to get the 'splash' look. I cut the tips of the triangles off before rolling them back because the paper rolls were getting too thick and the tips were sticking out.
Step 9 - I cut out some waves and splashes with my Cameo using the dark blue pattern paper "Let's Escape". They aren't glued down in the picture so I can still move them around. I also started testing background papers for the circles. Without embellishments, this paper looks good, but then I decided it was too much once I added the embellishments so I used the dark blue paper in the end.
Step 10 - So here is the final product! I added some of the die cut people that I thought matched the two girls in my picture. And my daughter wants one of those unicorn floaties so bad but that's not going to happen because we don't have a pool! I added the hammock because - why not?! I used the Sn@p cards for the orange striped borders and used a few stickers from the kit. The beachball is chipboard. Finally, I added the journaling.
I hope you get a chance to play with this collection and try out the sketch! It was a lot of fun!
Have a great week!

Friday, April 12, 2019

Love Everything About You Layout for Sketches In Thyme

I went a little colour crazy this month with my Sketches In Thyme sketch. I used a variety of punches on strips of paper from the Color Kaleidoscope Collection. I put some white gesso behind the paper and added some watercolours. I'm on the fence about this one - I contemplated starting over but when I saw it on my computer, I didn't think it looked too bad.
Here is the sketch:
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I hope you have a chance to play along! There is a really awesome prize of $30 for Creative Embellishments. I can't wait to see what people make.
Vicki Boutin - Color Kaleidoscope
White gesso
Variety of punches
Black fine tip Sharpie pen
Date stamp
Thanks for stopping by! Have a great day!