Sunday, 15 July 2018

--- CSI Challenge Blog --- "I'm all wet" Scrapbook layout + process video

Hi Crafters

Today I'm sharing a layout + process video created for
CSI Challenge Blog

"I'm all wet"



Here is Case File No. 258

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The main inspiration at CSI is to record your memories.
So this page is all about the memory.


I made a striped water colour background as per the inspiration image.
I've also used the "Sparkling Sands" Embossing powder available from Colour Blast.


I've also included nautical themed papers and embellishments.

You can see the whole layout come together, in this process video ...



Thanks for visiting.
Happy Scrapping.


Wednesday, 11 July 2018

--- A2Z Scraplets DT --- "You melt my heart"

Hi Scrap Friends

Today I'm sharing a layout for A2Z Scraplets

My layout "You melt my heart"


The inspiration for this page came from the beautiful red sparkly chipboard.
"You melt my heart"



I've treated the chipboard with Colour Blast embossing powder and then created a background filled with reds, black and whites.
I've layered the paper and then added some messy white gesso before curling the edges of the papers and adding some black ink splatters.

I adore this photo of Master Z being so cheeky and playing coy.


Thanks for visiting.
Happy Scrapping. 

Tuesday, 10 July 2018

--- Scrapbook Boutique DT --- July Challenge Reveal "Dog Sitting" layout + process video

Hi Scrap Friends

It's challenge time over at Scrapbook Boutique.



We'd love to see your creations inspired by our "All White" moodboard -

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Here is my layout "Dog Sitting"


The moodboard has a glorious white feel and that dog image grabbed me straight away.


First thing I did was choose a photo - this one was in my stash and I'd not really felt inspired to scrap it. It's one of those ones that is a good story, but not a particularly nice photo.



Next I raided my stash for anything "white".

Starting with the background paper.



I found it difficult to create texture and interest with the white theme so I had to get a little creative about it.


Here is the process video to see how I created this page ...



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Don't forget to join the blog hop!

You can visit the other DT members here:

Angela

Ann
Linda
Louise - You are here
Scrapbook Boutique

If you are on the blog hop, you should head back to the:
Scrapbook Boutique


Thanks for visiting, I cannot wait to see your creations for this month's moodboard!





Products used:

DCWV 12x12 Inch S/S Paper Stack - French Whites With Foil 36 Pk
DCWV 12x12 Inch S/S Paper Stack - French Whites With Foil 36 Pk
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American Crafts 12x12 Inch Textured Cardstock - White
American Crafts 12x12 Inch Textured Cardstock - White
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Colour Blast - Colour Pastes - Steel
Colour Blast - Colour Pastes - Steel
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Kaisercraft Designer Template 6x6 Inch - Starburst
Kaisercraft Designer Template 6x6 Inch - Starburst
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Kaisercraft Decorative Die - Detailed Doily
Kaisercraft Decorative Die - Detailed Doily
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Embroidery Thread Pack 8.75yd 24 Pk - Ombres
Embroidery Thread Pack 8.75yd 24 Pk - Ombres
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Simple Stories - Good Vibes Washi Tape 15mmx30 Ft - Aztec
Simple Stories - Good Vibes Washi Tape 15mmx30 Ft - Aztec
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Crate Paper - Maggie Holmes - Chasing Dreams Cloud White Puffy Foam Thickers (2 Pk)
Crate Paper - Maggie Holmes - Chasing Dreams Cloud White Puffy Foam Thickers (2 Pk)
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Saturday, 7 July 2018

Scrap the Boys - July Challenge 'Hello" Scrapbook Layout

Hi Scrap Friends

Today I'm sharing a new page created for
Scrap the Boys July challenge.

"Hello"



I just couldn't go past the star themed inpsiration this month.
I added the stars to the background with Colour Blast paste "Just Blue"
I love the big letter title and just for something a little different I created my cluster on the vertical instead of horizontal.


Thanks so much for visiting.

Happy Crafting



Wednesday, 4 July 2018

--- Off the Rails Scrapbooking DT --- July scrapbook Layout + process video

Hi Scrap Friends

It's July already and what better way to enjoy the start of a new month, than with a moodboard challenge.

I'm sharing my take on the Off the Rails Scrapbooking July moodboard.

My Layout "Making Memories"


This month we'd like you to embrace the cold and let it inspire your creation.


My first inspiration was to find a photo to scrap that really reflected the weather - this one of Master C with his hoody on, in black and white was perfect.



I then created a mixed media background on resist patterned paper to create similar colours to the moodboard.

Finally I've added some very neutral embellishments to keep in theme with the moodboard.

You can see the whole process in the video below.



Thanks for stopping by - happy Scrapping.

Louise xo






Tuesday, 3 July 2018

--- Colour Blast DT --- "Watch me Grow" Scrapbook Layout + process video

Hi Scrap Friends

Today I'm sharing a new project for Colour Blast

"Watch me Grow"



For this page I've used the following

Colour Artist Inks Calypso
Colour Artist Inks Mermaid
Colour Artist Inks Soot

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Firstly I've used a stencil and smoothed some White heavy gesso through it.
I focused on two different areas - the left side and right side and wanted a triangle kind of effect.



I left it to dry naturally overnight - a heat gun works also.
Once it's completely dry, I've dripped some Colour Artist Inks Mermaid and used water to help it move into the gaps  - some I want to soak into the paper and some will sit on the gesso.


Repeat the process with Colour Artist Inks Calypso.


Finally I added a very small amount of Colour Artist Inks Soot and again added some water to help it move.


I love how this background looks! The inks move so nicely around the gesso and are almost like watercolour. 


It's at this point that I wonder what to do next.
I'm looking at the layout thinking about the shapes I've used - hexagons, triangle (square/rectangle photo) - I'm only missing circles.
So I grab some empty toilet rolls and dip them in Black Heavy Gesso


With the little bit of left over Black Heavy Gesso I add some water and using a paint brush, add a couple of splatters around the page.


Finally I've added my photo - with paper cluster and title.
I struggled choosing a title and a position, but in the end, I love how the title suits the photo and has a lovely pop of contrast on the page.



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You can see the whole process in the video below.






Thanks for visiting.
Happy Scrapping



Monday, 2 July 2018

--- CSI Challenge blog --- July 1st scrapbook layout reveal - Case File No. 257

Hi Scrap Friends

I'm pleased to announce that I've joined the team at CSI Challenge blog

My first reveal is a fun project "Look"



Case File No. 257
My inspiration came firstly from the glasses!
I wanted to create a page all about seeing and the eyes.



I had a look through my stash and found this photo of Master Z who was pretty excited about something (I don't remember what).



I've titled the page "Look".

My other inspiration was
- leaves
- glasses
- black and white pattern
-string

I documented a day at the beach.

I love the striking patterns of this page with the little pops of turquoise.

It was easy to put together and ticks the 2018 box - stash busting!!!

Thanks for visiting.
Happy Scrapping.