Friday, 3 July 2015

Three Kids & a Dog - Pretty Little Studio

Hi everyone! For Pretty Little Studio I created this layout with a photo of my 3 kids and doggie using the Treasure Island collection. This shows that this nautical collection can easily be used for non-sea projects. I loved the blue and green colors in my photo and decided to go with those for my entire page.


I started out with creating a watercolor background in different shades of blue and green using my Gelatos and proceeded from there. Next I layered my photos on a couple of different patterned papers, I think I used 8 in total (!), chose a bingo card in the right color, added a few words, a flair, some fun arrow and feather diecuts and digital cut files and I was done! 


The "three" is a Kerri Bradford cut file and the hearts with the arrow is from The Cut Shoppe.



Normally I’m drawn to red/orange/pink colors, but I sometimes I force myself to step out of my comfort zone and I really love how this turned out.

Pretty Little Studio Supplies:
Treasure Island Collection: Patterned Paper: Treasure Island 8×8 Pack, Castaway Sea Metallic Copper, Buccaneer, Ship Deck, Walk The Plank, Sugar Cane Coast, Out To Sea, Welcome Aboard, Flair: Happy Journey, Die-cuts: Arrow Adventure, Feathers: Polly Parrot; Cut-Outs: Let’s Go Phrase Strips, Bingo Ocean Blue, Stickers: Tiny ABC White.

Thank you so much for stopping by today!!
xoxo

Tuesday, 30 June 2015

Scraptastic's Pinterest Monday - Remember

Last Monday it was "Pinterest Monday" on Scraptastic's blog and Jill Sprott and I had the honor to find us a fun pin and create projects inspired by this pin. I used Scraptastic's June kit "Thinking Out Loud" and the add-on.

This was the pin we chose:


The first thing I noticed were – of course – all the different pieces of fabric in all shapes and sizes…. I just had to incorporate that in my page. In my case I translated the pieces of fabric to pieces of different papers. I also thought of these photos I had of Parc Guell in Barcelona, with all the Gaudi projects in “mosaic” style and thought those photos would be perfect!


The next thing I noticed was the awesome stitching. As I love stitching on my projects, I wanted to add that to my project too.


Next I added the title and some vellum hearts. I adhered both of them with glossy accents, which worked perfectly for the acrylic “remember” word, but not so much for the vellum. I should have stuck to my Tombow vellum adhesive.


Now if you have the time, I would love if you'd hop over to Scraptastic's blog to check out more projects created with this kit, or maybe you could have a look at Jill Sprott's blog ... I'm a huge fan of her work!!

Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by!
Have a great week!
xoxo

Saturday, 27 June 2015

Scraptastic June Sketch Challenge - Me and my hobby

Hi everyone!! Last Thursday the June sketch challenge went up at Scraptastic Club's blog and a fun one this is!!

For my page I used the Scraptastic June 2015 Thinking Out Loud kit, add-on and printables: 


I adjusted the sketch a bit to my liking, but all in all I think it's still pretty close. I adore the large Maggie Holmes letters, but found them a bit too large for my page and used my scissors to cut around them. That's when I found out that they had a protective film you had to remove before using, lol. (didn't do that one of my previous layouts!). 


I added lots of bits and pieces from the kit and add-on and used my sewing machine to stitch around some of the squares and added a few drops of mists. 

And this is this month's sketch: 


If you want to see what the other design team members did with this sketch then please hop over to Scraptastic's blog

Thank you so much for visiting! Have a fab weekend!
xoxo

Friday, 26 June 2015

M @ 18 | Scraptastic Club

A happy Friday to you all! Here’s a layout I created using the June 2015 Thinking Out Loud kit and add-on from Scraptastic Club. I love this kit so much and couldn’t wait for it to arrive. My favorite item in this kit, well really in the add-on, is the wooden heart from Maggie Holmes. I used it straight away, but as I couldn’t stand the idea that once I used it, it would be “gone” I decided to use it as a template first. So here’s what I did:


I used a sheet of white cardstock as my background, placed the wooden heart on top and spray misted it with Prima’s gold foil Color Bloom. Next I layered different elements on top, mostly pink colored, like one of the pink metal bobbies from Dear Lizzy (only I removed the back pin and glued the top – the word – to my page) and this glitter foam word. Isn’t it awesome?!


Furthermore, I used quite a lot of this month’s printables on this page, like the pink/white journaling card with the ampersand and the pink “noted” word above my photo. I also adore the exclusive cork shapes in this kit, like the huge @ and all the vellum words:


Thanks for stopping by and have a happy scrappy weekend!
xoxo

Tuesday, 23 June 2015

Scraptastic Store - Amy Tangerine - Good Times and Scraptastic Kit Club July Sneak Peeks!

Hi everyone, today I've got a layout up on Scraptastic Club's blog which I created with Amy Tangerine’s Rise and Shine collection from the Scraptastic Store. I’m always drawn to the colorfulness of Amy’s collections and can never resist buying all of them. For this layout I chose a photo of my 3 kids in a hurricane simulator. They had so much fun! My daughter’s hair flew all over the place and while she was trying to “rescue” it, her brothers had to laugh so hard!


I love the epoxy stickers that come with this collection, because of the extra dimension they add to my page and used quite a lot of them. Thinking of hurricanes I thought adding some clouds would be approriate.


I also adore the “silver” die-cuts, like the cloud and the word “happy”.


Another favorite of mine … frames!


Supplies: Amy Tangerine – Rise & Shine: Monroe Kraft Paper, Isabella Transparent Paper, Lana Paper, Emma Paper, Nicole Paper, Ella Paper, Mini Shaped Paperclips, Epoxy Stickers, Die Cut Cardstock Shapes, Chipboard Frames. American Crafts: Thickers.

Next .... the Scraptastic Kit Club July Sneaks!!!

This Life Noted: 
 
True Colors:
 
Summertime Rolls:
 
I'm so excited about these kits!! Can't wait for them to arrive! I chose both the TLN and the Summertime Rolls kit, but am still in doubt wheter or not I should take the True Colors as well .... It's so hard to choose! The good news is that as of July 1st you can order yours too!!
 
Thanks for stopping by my blog and wishing you some happy crafting!
xoxo


Monday, 22 June 2015

Happy Birthday Cards - Imaginisce

Today I've got two birthday cards up on Imaginisce's blog and I thought I'd share them here as well.

I created these cards for some of my youngest's friends who have their birthdays during the summer holidays and who are having their parties next week, just before everyone sets off to their various vacation destinations. I used the Heartland Farm collection as this collection contains so many sweet animal die-cuts.

Here's what I did:


For the first card I wanted to create a "tower" of animals and came up with this: aren't those sheep and the cow adorable? Look at those sweet faces!


And for the second card I just wanted to include many animals, to create the idea of a party and came up with this:


I so adore the colors and the patterns of this Imaginisce collection! 

Supplies:
Imaginisce: patterned paper, cardstock die-cuts (Heartland Farm); American Crafts: cardstock, Thickers. Tools: Imaginisce D-Stress Tool.

Thank you so much for visiting my blog today. Hope you'll have a wonderful day!
Monique