Tuesday, January 17, 2017

It's my party - DT layout for Fancy Pants Designs

Hello there friends,

I'm back today with a new layout for Fancy Pants Designs.

I've used Kim Watson's Joy Parade  collection for this. I find this collection to be great for scrapping party/celebration photos, so again, just like last time, I chose some photos from my son's birthday party.

I chose a background cut file and cut this a bit smaller than 12x12 because I wanted to add a border around it. I backed the file with 8 different patterned papers. Since the openings are quite small I used papers from the 6x6 paper pad, because the patterns are smaller and more visible. This process took a while, so I was watching some of my favourite TV shows while working on this :). Once done, I glued the cutfile on a 12x12 sheet of paper from the same collection. It's got this ombre look to it and I loved the way that looked as a frame.

I chose 3 photos of my son and his best friend, aren't they adorable? I love these two! I printed these photos in the same size as the big squares of the cut file and placed them in the middle (I knew I was going to do this, so I did NOT back the middle row!). I went with black and white photos because my background is very busy and I still wanted the photos to stand out. I layered some white tissue paper behind the photos to give them a lift and a bit of a bigger white border.

I was dying to use the puffy alphas from this collection! I love them so much! Eventually I ended up using a die cut as part of my title too, to add more interest.

Finally I added some embellishments around my photos: tags, labels and die cuts. There were these two party hats I loved, I glued them on top of my son's head - just for fun really!

I added my date on a tag above my photo. I did not add any journaling because this layout is part of a series I'm going to have in my album and I already wrote journaling on some others.

I encourage you to try using a mix of patterned papers for your background, it's fun! You can always tame it with black and white photos and accents/borders to achieve a well balanced look.

Thank you for stopping by today! See you soon X

Friday, January 13, 2017

Colors - DT layout for The Cut Shoppe

Hello there scrappy friends, 

I'm back with a new layout for The Cut Shoppe. 

I started out by selecting a collection I wanted to work with. This is one of the last Basic Grey collections that came out earlier this year. I'm yet to use the last BG collections, I haven't had a chance yet.

Then I looked at the cut files and for some reason this one jumped out at me. I haven't used it yet! 

I multiplied the heart cut file and arranged them in a curved way, then welded them. I backed the hearts with differemt patterned papers. I wanted to only have patterned paper on the left side of my layout, so I adhered my cut file to it and cut off the right side. Then I adhered this piece to a white card stock.

I wanted to bring in more yellow, so I painted around my cut file. I also added a lot of tiny yellow splatters to create a sort of bridge between yellow and white if that makes sense.

I added a few enamel dots from the collection and I selected some wood veneers too from my stash because I barely have any embellies from this collection.

To finish off my layout I added a couple of stickers, labels and my title, wrote my journaling and stamped my date.

Thanks so much for stopping by today. Have an awesome day! X

Friday, January 6, 2017

Hello 2017! - DT layout for The Cut Shoppe

Hi there scrappy friends,

I'm back today with a new layout for The Cut Shoppe!

I used the Geo Globe and the NYE Countdown cut files for this.

I actually wanted to use the 2016-2017 cut file from the NYE Countdown set but I wanted my circle to be bigger. So I went with the Geo Globe cut file and for the numbers I used the numbers from the NYE Countdown set. I added an offset and welded the numbers together then welded this with the circle cut file.

I finally opened my Studio Calico December kit and chose some papers to work with. I knew it was not a party collection, neither the colors nor the theme, but I was determined to use it anyway. I love the colors in this kit! I picked out pink/coral and gray shades for my triangles in the circle. For my number I chose a multi color paper so it stands out more plus I thought at least this bit reminds me of a party :).

I kept embellishing to a minimum (well, compared to my scrapbooking style). I only added a couple of wood veneers, sequins in matching colors, some washi circles, a diecut and some gray buttons from Studio Calico.

There was also a mini stamp set included in this kit and I found it very fitting - Fresh Start, perfect! I used this stamp as well as the teeny tiny stars! They are adorable!

This cute resin bow is from Maya Road, I love the dimension and texture it adds to the layout.

 Thank you for stopping by, see you soon! X