Saturday, 29 August 2015

Perfect Together | Doodlebug | Scrapbook Magazine #87

For issue #87 of Scrapbook Magazine UK I was asked to create a "Love" layout. Creating “love” layouts is something I do often. For today’s layout I chose to scrap about the special bond between my husband and our daughter. In December 2013 the two of them spent a few days in Venice and had an awesome time. Because I love seeing them enjoying each other’s company so much I wanted to scrap about it. To do this I chose a Valentine’s collection from Doodlebug Design, because I felt that this bright and colourful collection expresses exactly the story I wanted to tell. 

a few close-ups:

Designer Tips
Tip 1. When you can’t find the desired background (paper) use a die-cutting machine to create one, like this one with all the hearts. 
Tip 2. When you’re using mainly one colour for your layout, use elements with a different texture (like wood veneer, twine, metal) to create more depth. 
Tip 3. For a fun effect use the same photo twice and place one behind the other at a slight angle.

Materials lists
Materials: patterned paper, tickets, cardstock stickers, twine, sugar coated cardstock, mini love note, alphabet stickers: Doodlebug Design; cardstock (white): American Crafts; wood veneer: Studio Calico; cross stitched heart sticker: Echo Park; enamel dot: My Mind’s Eye; transparent word: Heidi Swapp; word label: K&Company; metal word: misc.; cut files: The Cut Shoppe (hearts background), Kerri Bradford (perfect), Pretty Little Studio (2). 
Tools: Silhouette Cameo; Aigger sewing machine; heart punch: Pipoos; 


  1. Wauw, deze is écht heel leuk! Er zijn zoveel schattige details te zien. Ik ben helemaal weg van de mooie kleurencombinatie en die vogeltjes zijn gewoon té leuk!

  2. Heel erg gaaf, Monique! Geweldig gecombineerd heb je alle mooie dingen op je LO. Venetië is geweldig, ben er drie keer geweest en elke keer was het weer prachtig.

  3. So gorgeous! LOVING that heart background!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. Congrats! It turned out super cute! :)

  5. Totally adorable Monique! Unbelievable layering and the cutest just perfect embellis! LOVE it! :)

  6. LOVE - the colors are perfect, that background is awesome, and the photo and title are so sweet!! Wonderful!!