Sunday, 29 June 2014

Scrapbooking - Kit #01 - layout share "Such a Cheeky Face"

Hello fellow crafters. I continue to scrap photos of my deceased dog Connor and this photo just brought a smile to my face.  This layout has a corresponding process video.

The only thing I knew I wanted from this layout was lots of pattern paper layering.  There is no reason for this, it was just what I wanted to try. I have seen several of the ladies that I follow on YouTube do great layouts where they use several pieces of pattern papers to create many layers.

I started with a fairly plain based and I went around the edge of this paper with a black marker. I was not careful with my marker, I just drew a line and almost scribbled to create the line effect of where it is noticeable. I went through several of my papers to identify the patterns I wanted and I specifically looked for a combination of bright and muted papers.

The only paper that I really wanted to get on the layout, no matter what was the striped yellow piece that is the first layer the photo is mounted on to. It was this piece that was the basis for me pulling all the other papers.  From there all I did was just place a piece of pattern paper under a layer, say to myself that looks good and then use my ruler to tear it down to a size that I thought would work. I very much wanted all pattern paper to have an amount that reasonably showed.  To link the pieces of paper together, I went around the edges with my black marker, just like I did with the base page, almost scribbling my line on.

I added a doily that I had sprayed with a Mr Huey's mist to co-ordinate with the papers, but not necessarily match exactly in colour. I had also done some minimal stamping on the background base paper. My clusters were kept to a minimum with the odd quote sticker added to the bottom left and top right. The cluster to the bottom left is a cut from my Silhouette CAMEO, a camera cut out from the pattern paper and stamp with the date the photo was taken.

The title of the page "Such a Cheeky Face" is a combination of Teresa Collins tile alphabet stickers, Basic Grey alphabet stickers and American Craft thickers.

This layout took me approximately 1 hour and 10 minutes.  The process video is four times the speed.  Below is a link to my process video followed by a still photo of the layout.

YouTube Process Video

Photo of layout
Products used:
  • Basic Grey Carte Postal 12" Collection Pack
  • Crate Paper 12"x12" paper pad "DIY Shop"
  • American Crafts 12"x12" paper pad "Best of"
  • American Craft Thickers Freedom
  • Kaisercraft stickers "Bluebelle" & "Pickled Pear"
  • Teresa Collins stickers "Summer Stories"
  • Basic Grey Periphery "Sugar" alphabet sticker sheet
  • Project Life core kit cards "Honey" collection
  • Silhouette CAMEO "xoxo"
  • Doily
  • Mr Huey's "Heirloom Blue"
  • Kaisercraft stamp "Calendar"
  • Close to my Heart stamp "Flight of the arrows flair"
Cheers FiLoMa

Wednesday, 25 June 2014

Scrapbooking - Kit #01 - layout share "Just Hanging Around"

Hello fellow crafters. Today I bring you another scrapbook layout with a process video. I'm really enjoying doing process videos and being able to share the way I put a layout together.

This layout will be opposite the layout titled "Ring Ring".  Since they were going to be side by side, I decided to use the BoBunny Modern Miss paper collection.

I layered my photo on to some pattern paper. I then layered this onto one of the 6"x6" cut outs from the paper collection. I also cut around the decorative element on this 6" piece of paper in order to slide my photo under it and allow the decorative element to be more prominent on the page.  Behind this mat I added two additional layers of pattern paper as well as two Project Life (PL) 3"x4" cards.  In the centre on top of the PL cards I added a camera die from one of Kaisercrafts ephemera packs.

Next to the PL cards I placed some view finders that I had fussy cut from the 12" pattern paper.  I then grounded this with some washi tape.  The washi tape also worked to ground my title. My title is a combination of alphabet stickers and thickers.

In the top right corner I sewed down some strips of off cut Stampin' Up! ribbon. I cut the ribbon into a pennant shape.  On top of the ribbon I placed a half rosette.

I also decided to sew elements of my layout, such as down the left side along the blue pattern paper, along the diamond pattern paper, forming a right angle and then a final strip under the photo.

To give the illusion that the layers are joined seamlessly I added a chipboard love heart to the top. I also added two clusters of home made enamel dots.  I added a blue enamel dot to one of the view finder elements and a flair button to the other.  To finish it off I added a view finder sticker to the top, a sticker to the right of the photo, two 'tickets' held on by a blue paper clip, a camera wood veneer and ink splatters around the page.

I am really happy with how this layout turned out and the two pages together look fantastic.

The layout took approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes.  The process video is four times the speed.  Below is a link to my process video as well as a still photo.

YouTube Process Video

Photo of layout
Products used:
  • Project Life core kit cards "Honey" & "Plus One"
  • BoBunny Modern Miss 12" Paper Collection Pack
  • Stampin' Up! Ribbon 
  • Kaisercraft ephemera
  • Studio Calico Wood Veneer
  • Tim Holtz grunge board heart
  • Tim Holtz Rosette Die
  • Heidi Swap Color Shine "Navy"
  • Mr Huey's "Pretty Pink" & "Sherbet"
  • Dylusions "Cherry Pie"
  • Taylored Expressions Sunglasses die
  • American Crafts Thickers
  • Washi Tape
  • Flair Button
  • Home made enamel dots
  • Paper clip from local stationary shop
Cheers FiLoMa

Monday, 23 June 2014

Scrapbooking - Kit #01 - layout share "Smile"

Hello fellow crafters and welcome to another blog post where I have used my home made kit to create my layout.

The base page of this layout is Kaisercraft from the Periwinkle collection range.  I just love all the feathers on this pattern paper and really wanted to use it. I almost gave up, putting it in the too hard basket, but then on Saturday night (21 June), I got a layout idea & sketched it out.  Here is a photo of my rough sketch.

My renewed idea came after watching a couple of process videos by Nancy aka Kitty Scrapper and Tuesdae Hubbard on YouTube, where they used Project Life cards in their layouts.  With my sketch in mind, I put the layout together.

The photos I used were in an old album that I am redoing. At that time I was heavily influenced by Creative Memories. This is why they are an oval shape.  I was not able to cut them differently without losing what the photo is about, so I had to work with what I had. This meant that I matted my photos on to black cardstock to try and disguise the fact that they are oval and the rest of the layout will not have any other oval items on it.

I layered to the top left and bottom right a 2.5" strip of Kaisercraft 6"x6" Periwinkle paper pad paper. Since I really liked this script/quote paper, I didn't want to cover it up.  Therefore I decided to put the Project Life cards to the right on the top instead of how I had sketched it out.  I used a cut out from the Kaisercraft snap shot paper range & cut down a piece of Basic Grey 6"x6" Serenade paper pad paper to mimic Project Life style cards.

I also layered an approximate 2" strip of Close To My Heart (CTMH) vellum, which has a feather pattern. Behind these strips I layered a doily that I had sprayed with Dylusions "Black Marble".  I got this idea after watching Tuesdae use colourful doilies on one of her layouts. Knowing that I wouldn't be able to get them here in Australia and not wanting to pay the postage from the States, I realised that I could probably get the same effect just by spraying my white doilies that I had purchased from my cheap shop. The doily came up great and now I can colour coordinate based on the sprays I have in my collection.

On the bottom right doily I placed my title "Smile", which was cut using my Silhouette CAMEO.  The die cut was sprayed with Heidi Swapp's Color Shine "Coral".   I also sprayed my journal card, which is a Project Life grid card, with this same Heidi Swapp colour and a small spritz of the Dylusions "Black Marble".  This was placed to the bottom left under the CTMH vellum.

I used the Stampin' Up! Chevron border punch to create my chevron pieces.  They were cut from the Petaloo Glitter Sheets that I have had in my collection/stash for years.

In a last minute decision, I added two strips of washi tape.  One to the top right and one to the bottom left.

Below is a process video for this layout as well as a still photo.

YouTube Process Video

Photo of layout

Products used:
  • Kaisercraft 12"x12" & 6"x6" Periwinkle Paper Collection
  • Basic Grey 6"x6" Serenade Paper Pad
  • Kaisercraft 12"x12" Cut out sheet - Snapshot range
  • Doily
  • Sihoutte CAMEO die cut "Smile"
  • Heidi Swapp Color Shine "Coral"
  • Dylusions "Black Marble"
  • Washi Tape
  • Petaloo Glitter Sheets "Black"
  • Close To My Heart Vellum "Feathers"
  • Tim Holtz Distress Ink "Black Soot"
Cheers FiLoMa

Monday, 16 June 2014

Scrapbooking - Kit #01 - layout share "Ring Ring"

Hi fellow crafters.  Today I have another layout share for you as well as a corresponding process video.  I have decided to try my hand at doing process videos. I must say it is an interesting process and I am amazed by the ladies, that I follow on YouTube, who do this on a regular basis.  It certainly does take a lot of time to get the voice over right.  Now on to my layout.

I have used BoBunny's Modern Miss paper range for my base paper and used the view finder paper as cut outs.

I cut a 3"x12" strip of white cardstock that I then stamp, with Tim Holtz Faded Denim ink, one of the telephones from the Flourishes "Call Me" stamp set randomly across the strip.  Noticing that there was too much white space I then stamped the word 'hello' in the white space area.  I feel that really rounded the strip out.

I matted my photo on to red cardstock as I felt that it got lost against the striped background paper.  Two groups of cluster embellishments were added, one to the top left of the page and on to the bottom right, under the photo. I mimicked the clusters, which included using my Sizzix filmstrip die, view finder cut outs from the BoBunny paper and flair buttons.  I also added a strip of washi tape between the white cardstock and the base paper as well as a small strip with the top left cluster.  I added a Project Life card above the photo as well as red love heart chipboard and a wood veneer speech bubble that says "What's Up?".

As the photo is of my deceased dog Connor sitting on a chair next to a telephone, as if he is going to take a phone call, I added another piece of white cardstock cut down to 4"x6", used my binding style punch, punched along the side so it looked like a piece of paper torn from a note book and stapled a piece of ephemera to the top.

I added my title to the bottom left hand of the page, using American Craft thickers in a red glitter.  I added a small bit of journalling and to finish it off used some Mr Huey's and Heidi Swap mists to splatter some ink around the page.

I am very happy with this layout. It took me approximately 45 minutes to complete, but I did have an idea in my head before I started so I believe this is why I was able to pull it together so quickly.

Here is a link to my process video and then a still photo is below that.

Process Video

Photo of layout
Cheers FiLoMa

Sunday, 15 June 2014

Scrapbooking - Kit #01 - layout share "Album Title Page"

Hi fellow crafters. This layout was completed on 31 May 2014.  For my furkid's album, I want an opening page that captures all of my current and previous furkids.  I decided to do a pocket page style layout using Design E.

Each quadrant captures the name of my furkid with a photo of them.

The base pages are from Prima's "The Optimist" 6"x6" paper pad range.  A doily has been stuck to the top of the paper, above their name, with a Tim Holtz rosette cut in half and glued to the centre of the doily.  Four sequins have been added around the lace part of the doily.  For their name I used American Crafts stitched thickers.

Each photo was matted on to black cardstock and then on to white cardstock to make them pop slightly from the page.

On the reverse side of these layouts I plan to add their full name, date of birth and if applicable, their date of death.  I have not yet done this and I do not plan to show this when done as I will just be using alphabet stickers.

Cheers FiLoMa

Friday, 13 June 2014

Scrapbooking - Kit #01 - layout share "July 1999"

This layout, which was created a week ago, is again using Style A pocket page.  I've used Project Life Daydreamer & Cut & Paste core kit cards.  The date "July 1999" is done with thickers and is the title of the layout.  Brads have been used on a few cards plus die cuts, which I have coloured in with my copics.  The bottom left pocket has a Simple Stories overlay picture of a camera.  With the exception of the top photo, all other photos have been matted onto black cardstock.  My journaling has captured my attempt at giving Connor a hair cut.

Cheers FiLoMa

Thursday, 12 June 2014

Scrapbooking - Kit #01 - layout share "June 1999"

Hi fellow crafters.  This layout was created a week ago.

For this page I opted for a pocket page layout (style A).  The title page is a Kaisercraft cut out with the same thickers as the previous layout titled "Snap shot".  This was done to tie the two pages together as they are going side by side in the album.  Since I only had two 'nines', I cut a zero and turned it into a nine.  It's not exactly the same but it is good enough for me & I'm happy with how it looks.

The next set of cards are capturing all the other photos taken in June 1999.  I wanted to include them all so this is why I went for a pocket page layout.  One filler card has been included.  Two of the 3"x4" cards have been made using the same papers from the "Snap shot" layout.  Again, this was done to tie the two pages together.  Both these cards have a doily, cut in half, glued on & with a strip of washi tape added.

I view each pocket as a mini layout without too much thought on the colour &/or co-ordination of each pocket.  However, I did try to have a holistic page layout, which I feel I achieved.

Cheers FiLoMa

Scrapbooking - Kit #01 - layout share "Snapshot"

Hello again my fellow crafters.  Another layout completed over a week ago.

The base page is using Basic Grey.  Two photos have been matted on to black cardstock & two placed in movie strips.

The photos on the left, which were taken in March 1999, have been matted on to Kaisercrafter paper.

The photos on the right, which were taken in May 1999, have been matted on to Kaisercraft & Authentique paper.

All layers have been outlined with a black marker, as inspired by Track Banks aka mercytiara on YouTube.  I've added Mr Huey & Dylusion sprays as splatters & sprinkled several clusters of sequins.  The base paper has been edged with gold rub'n'buff & two washi strips added, one to the top right and one to the bottom left.  A camera die cut has been placed in the centre & the title "Snap shot" added with thickers.  I have also stamped two sets of arrow clusters, one using black ink in the top right and the other using yellow ink in the bottom left.  In addition, I've stamped the odd phrase around the page.

Cheers FiLoMa

Wednesday, 11 June 2014

Scrapbooking - Kit #01 - layout share "Puppy Dog"

Hello fellow crafter. I completed this layout just over a week ago but am only getting around to writing my blog post now.

The base paper is My Mind's Eye.  I have layered three pieces of pattern paper that form a square and sewn them down.  The photos have been grouped together & matted on to black cardstock & placed on top of the sewn paper.  A gold doily has been cut in half with one half placed to the top left and the other half to the bottom right.  Cluster of embellishments have been done in the top left & right corners.  Homemade enamel dots have also been incorporated, and another small cluster of embellishments has been placed in the centre of all the photos.  The title of the page has been added to the bottom left using a combination of alphabet stickers and thickers.

Cheers FiLoMa