Wednesday, 12 August 2020

Beautiful | My Creative Scrapbook August Step-By-Step | Pink Paislee 5th & Monaco

Today I've got another step-by-step of one of my My Creative Scrapbook layouts. This time I used the August Main Kit to create my page. I'm a huge fan of everything Pink Paislee and was so happy to see the 5th and Monaco collection in this month's kit!


For today's step-by-step I selected this beautiful flowered paper called "paper 8" to create this layout of my daughter and our sweet Spaniel.


As soon as I saw the number 8 paper I knew I wanted to fussy cut it, but as I love color I couldn't just leave it b/w! It had to be painted first! I went with the colors of the photo: pink, light blue and a bit of orange/yellow. I grabbed my little distress ink pads and dabbed some of the ink on my glass plate and added water. 


With a large soft square brush I painted the paper 8 with the water color in large slow strokes. I tried not to add too much water as I didn't want to damage the paper. Afterwards I dried the paper with a heat gun.


Now came the fun part: the fussy cutting. I cut the flowers I wanted to use and (hand) cut them out.


Meanwhile I also prepared the background for my layout. I sprayed pink ink on a white cardstock and added drops of pink and blue ink. 


Using the Maggie Holmes template that's included in the kit and my little distress inks and a soft brush I added a few extra bits to my background:




Next I placed my (matted) photo and all the cut out flowers diagonally on the background cardstock and adhered them. I tried to do this in a way that some of the leaves were still curling a little: 


Using lots of the stickers and die-cuts from the kit and a date stamp I finished my page. Here are a few close-up shots:

  


Isn't this another awesome kit?! I'm so in love with the designs in this collection! For more information about this kit (and the other 3 kits of this month) please visit the My Creative Scrapbook website and if you want to see the photos of all projects created by the design team with the various kits, please visit the Design Team Gallery.

Here's one last photo of the kit:


Thank you so much for stopping by! Wishing you a happy day!

xxx Monique

Thursday, 23 July 2020

So Fun | My Creative Scrapbook July Main Kit Step-By-Step

Hello friends! Here's a layout with a step-by-step instruction which I created for My Creative Scrapbook using the July Main Kit and my new watercolor. For my layout I chose some photos of my eldest son playing on the Nintendo Switch, which he just got for his 21st birthday.


For me, the way to get started is by unpacking the kit and placing everything on the table to decide what I'm going to use:


Next I got out my new bottles of watercolor paint and my (colorless) gesso. First I applied the gesso and after that had dried I drew a few large circles on the white cardstock. I started with yellow, then orange and then red paint and once that had dried I added some blue, orange and red drops: 


To straighten the paper I placed it under something heavy for a night and when that didn't help I cut off a thin strip on two sides and glued the white cardstock onto the red cardstock. It looked much better then! 


With a Coluzzle I cut circles from two photos and I cut lots of circles from a few sheets of patterned paper:


First I matted the photos and then I divided all the circles over my page in a vertical line:


I made a start with placing embellishments here and there and also stamped a few images from that that beautiful stamp set from Pebbles. 




For a nice crisp stamped image I placed a soft mat underneath my paper and stamped the images I wanted: 


I fussy cut them both and placed them on my layout.  

I really love the pop of yellow!



After adding the rest of the emellishments (die-cuts, chipboards, stickers) I added some machine stitching and wrote a few lines of journaling and I was done! Here are two more close-up photos:



Isn't this kit amazing?! I'm totally in love with the colors and designs! For more information about this kit (and the other 3 kits of this month) please visit the My Creative Scrapbook website and if you want to see the photos of all projects created by the design team with the various kits, please visit the Design Team Gallery.

Here's one last photo of the kit:


Thank you so much for stopping by today! Wishing you a wonderful day!
xxx 
Monique

Tuesday, 21 July 2020

Best Mother's Day | Pretty Little Studio

Hi friends! Today I'm sharing my latest Pretty Little Studio layout using the beautiful Indian Summer collection. I don’t have many photos of me with all 3 of my children (and the dog!), so when I do have one I make sure I scrap it! These photos were taken on Mother’s Day last May and I’m so happy my husband took them!


I had these photos printed really small so they fit perfectly in the beautiful die-cut frames “Timeless”.


When I had the photos printed I couldn’t decide whether to print them in color or b/w and now I’m so glad I decided on both.


I backed all the other die-cut frames with patterned paper and adhered lots of embellishments on top.


For the journaling I used my new pink WeR typewriter and love the result. Below the journaling I adhered the title using the Frutti Tutti alpha stickers and above I added two die-cut tabs. After adding lots of machine stitching I page was done!


I scrapped this layout on a sheet of 12″x 12″ watercolor paper and sprayed lots of watercolor ink in the middle of the page (without using gesso first) and love that the paper stayed almost straight. I did however, glue the paper onto another sheet of cardstock, which of course, helped too.


Here’s what I used for my layout: 
Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by and taking a peek at my layout! Please don’t forget to pay the Pretty Little Studio Shop a visit to take a look at all the fabulous collections!


Wednesday, 24 June 2020

Heck Yes! | My Creative Scrapbook | Vicki Boutin

Hello friends! For today's layout I used the June Main Kit from My Creative Scrapbook which features the Let's Wander collection from Vicki Boutin. As soon as I opened the kit I knew that I was going to use the "Day Tripping" paper first! I totally love the many different colors and the design in this sheet.

Here's the layout I created using two small photos (6.5 cm x 8.5 cm) from our vacation in Greece last year.


Here's a quick walk through how I created this layout.

As always, I started with displaying the contents of the entire kit on my table, so I could easily choose my papers and embellishments:


I think this is my favorite kit from My Creative Scrapbook ever! I love every single thing in this kit! However, choosing my favorite paper wasn't hard, the "Day Tripping" paper had it all! So I got started with that sheet and cut off one third and used the 8"x 12" that remained:


Before adhering this to my white cardstock background I cut all the triangles apart and used my small Tim Holtz distresser to distress all sides of the triangles:



When I was done distressing I adhered the triangles in the same order they were before, using only a tiny bit of adhesive as I wanted to machine stitch all sides and fold them up a bit (therefore I added the adhesive in the middle of the triangles):




I chose two photos and matted them. Next I placed these where all triangles met:


Because I wanted to add lots of embellishments I adhered the photos again with only the tinniest bit of adhesive which allowed me to slide cards and die-cuts beneath: 




The journaling, a piece of string through the tag and white and silver paint drops came last and I was done! Here are a few close-ups of the end result:





This is it! Hope you like it!

For more information about this kit (and the other 3 kits of this month) please visit the My Creative Scrapbook website and if you want to see the photos of all projects created by the design team with the various kits, please visit the Design Team Gallery.

Here's one last photo of the kit:


Thank you so much for stopping by today! Wishing you happy crafting!
xoxo
Monique