Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Hello Love

I am scrapbooking so much lately that it’s hard for me to keep the blog current. Here’s one of my recent pages.

Hello Love Brunch

The photo is of me and my parents. I love it because I was trying to make sure all three of us would be in the selfie. So our amused expressions are genuine. 🙂

Let’s talk about the layout.

  • I struggle when it comes to using cream-based patterned paper. I simply don’t like it as much as white-based paper. However, I have accumulated some in paper pads and want to use them. The colors in the photo seemed perfect for Maggie Holmes collections, and I used a lot of her paper and ephemera on this layout.
  • Speaking of ephemera, I used some vellum ephemera. In some cases, I ran it through my Xyron, attached it to white cardstock, and then cut it out to use on the layout. This kept those pieces from blending in too much into the background. Other vellum I left alone to add variety.
  • I used a sketch from this class.

To find out more about how I created this page, check out my process video.

Thank you for watching. I’ll be back again soon!

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Tuesday, July 4, 2017

So Star Spangled

This layout and video has been in the works for a while because it’s a special collaboration.

So Star Spangled

Before jumping into the layout, I’ll give you the collaboration details.

This layout is a collaboration for Grace Islander’s July Scrapathon! For this challenge, we scraplifted one of each other’s layouts and went with a Fourth of July theme. Her layout is here.

Learn more about the scrapathon and join the scrapathon Facebook group.

We’d love it if you participated! There will be prizes including one from the April Lilli Store. The grand prize is only available to US residents, but other prizes are available internationally. If you create a project inspired by this challenge and post it to social media, please use the #julyscrapathon hashtag so we can see it.

Now let’s talk about the layout.

  • Here’s the layout by Grace Islander that inspired this page. I loved the diagonal design and mixed media elements.
  • I haven’t done hand stitching in a while, but I love how it looks. It is a time-consuming process, though. I just did it during my TV-watching time and felt so productive. LOL. Still, I was relieved when it was complete.
  • The original title for the page was Star Spangled. But that left me with an awkward trapped space between the “r” and the light blue star  next to it. So I pulled up the title and added the word “So” to the beginning.
  • I used a set of star Framelits as templates for both the sewing and the misting. You can get a better idea about that in the process video.
  • Many embellishments were brought together in the making of this layout. Lots of stickers, chipboard, and acrylic pieces. Plus several papers from my scraps. It was fun to put all of this together.

Here is the process video.

Thanks for visiting. See you next time! 🙂

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