Sunday, 9 July 2017

Water color tutorial for My Creative Scrapbook

Hi friends! Last Friday I shared this step-by-step tutorial for the "I heart Summer" layout on the blog of My Creative Scrapbook and I thought I'd share it here as well. I used the MCS July Main Kit with all the Simple Stories and Photoplay Paper products. How I adore the bright & sunny colors and designs in this kit!! Here's the layout I made:


For this layout I started with one of the MCS digital cut files: the palm tree, but instead of cutting the palm tree I removed the Silhouette Cameo cutting blade and inserted a brown Silhouette sketch pen. In the Silhouette settings I easily adjusted the settings (see on the right side, at the bottom):


After resizing the tree to almost page size I inserted the paper I wanted to draw on and pressed "Send to Silhouette":



The next step was water coloring the palm tree image. I used my Studio Calico water color paints and got to work:


I used large brush strokes to "roughly" color the image: 


After I finished coloring I set the paper aside to let it dry and selected the paper, photo and embellishments I wanted to use. Next came the designing of the page. Before adhering anything I placed everything I thought wanted to use on my paper and kept rearranging until I was satisfied with the look: 


After adhering everything I added some machine stitching, journaling, a date stamp and a couple of paint drops and I was done!


Here are a few close-ups of the finished page:




Hope you like it!! For more July Main Kit inspiration hop over to the MCS Design Team gallery and if you're interested in information about the kit club then you can find the details HERE

Thank you so much for stopping by and taking the time to take a peek at my project!
Hugs,
Monique

Thursday, 6 July 2017

My Creative Scrapbook July Main Kit! 1st layout

Hello everyone! Yesterday was reveal day for the four July kits at My Creative Scrapbook. I got the Main kit filled with the "Summer Days" collection from Simple Stories and some Photoplay products. 

Here's one of the five layouts I made with this kit: a page with a photo of the most important men in my life! In February/March they went to Abu Dhabi and Dubai for a week and had the time of their lives! Of course they made some photos to send home to my dd and me! 


A few close-ups: love all the chipboard pieces in this collection & kit!


Yay for flamingo's! (they didn't see any, though)


The MCS kits aren't complete without a piece of ribbon. Love this month's red ribbon!


The July Main Kit is just soooo amazing, it's filled to the brim and after completing five layouts I still have enough left for another 5 pages! Here's a photo of the kit:


For more information about the Kit Club please visit My Creative Scrapbook's website. For more inspiration with this kit you can visit the Design Team Gallery where you'll find all the projects made with the various kits, including all five of mine. 

Thanks for stopping by! Wishing you a fabulous day!
xoxo
Monique

Monday, 3 July 2017

Red/White/Blue Pebbles Layout - Ed Sheeran in New Orleans

Hi everyone! Here's a red, white & blue washi tape stars layout I created for Pebbles Inc.. Two years ago when we visited our daughter in Louisiana (during her foreign exchange year) we seized the opportunity to tour the state and of course we visited New Orleans as well. What an amazing city! We had such an awesome time and saw many of the famous sights. For my hubby and daughter one of the highlights was going to the jazz festival where they saw Ed Sheeran (my daughter is a huge fan) and Jerry Lee Lewis (my husband’s favorite!). I was so happy when my husband showed me this photo he took of my daughter and if you take a good look you can see Ed Sheeran as well.


I used Pebbles’ “America The Beautiful” collection. This collection has the exact right colors  and designs for a layout like this! I especially love the package with all the washi tapes, there are six sheets of washi tape in it!


If you want to see how I created the fun washi tape stars then please hop over to Pebbles' blog where you'll find a step-by-step tutorial and the supply list!


Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today! Wishing all my US friends a very happy 4th of July!! xxxx

Monique

Saturday, 1 July 2017

Stuck?! Sketches July 1st Reveal!

For today's sketch reveal at Stuck?! Sketches I scrapped photos of my daughter's first driving lesson. There were a few hiccups before she actually had the first lesson, so these photos had to be scrapped! I used Amy Tangerine's "Oh Happy Life" collection with it's vibrant colors and fun Thickers, which I totally love! 


and a few close-ups: love the little chipboarad van! 


Aren't those puffy Thickers awesome?! 



and this is the sketch we used: 


Will you play too?! You've got until the end of the month to join in and win one of the fabulous prizes from our sponsors! Hop over to the blog of Stuck?! Sketches for the details! 

Thanks for stopping by my blog today! Wishing you a fabulous weekend! 
xxx
Monique

Friday, 30 June 2017

BDAY fun - My Creative Scrapbook Sketch

Good morning friends! As it's almost time for the new July kit from My Creative Scrapbook I thought I would share the 4th and last layout I created with the June Main Kit! For this page I used the MCS sketch.


Both my husband and my oldest son have their birthdays in May (just 1 day apart) and as this kit can so easily be used for boys pages I thought I would create a layout with the photos of their birthdays. Here are a few close-ups:





And this is the sketch we used. Fun right?!


As the sketch challenge is undergoing a bit of a change there's no challenge this month, but of course you can still use the sketch if you like it! 

For more MCS kit inspiration please hop over to the DT gallery or for more information about the kits have a look at the website

Thanks for stopping by my blog again! Have a fab day!
xxx
Monique

Friday, 23 June 2017

Last layout for The Cut Shoppe - Away We Go!

Today I'm sharing the last layout I created as a member of The Cut Shoppe Design Team. Sadly the design team will be finishing at the end of this month. I can't believe how fast this year went! I've had the time of my life and am so grateful to Ashley for having me on her team and letting me play with all of her fun cut files!

For today's layout I thought it would be a good idea to use my favorite cut file once more: the "All Heart" cut file! 

Here's what I created with it, also using Crate Paper's Oasis collection: 
  

and here's the "All Heart" cut file I used:


I so love this cut file! and although I've used the cut file a few times before the layouts always turn out totally different! Here are a couple of close-ups ... as you can see I've adhered the title in the large hearts and filled all the empty hearts (large and small) with enamel hearts. 


Isn't the puffy flamingo the best?!! 



And if you're curious about the other layouts I created with this cut file, here are two of them: one I created for Doodlebug:


and one I created for Pretty Little Studio:


It's only now that I notice all the pinks in my pages! Must be because of all the hearts, lol. 

Now, if you're looking for this cut file or any other cut file with hearts just check The Cut Shoppe Etsy Store! There are so many fun designs and products available at the store.

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today!

Hugs,
Monique