Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Circle & Stars layout

Another challenge layout from the White With One cyber crop over the weekend.
Challenge 1 - use one colour plus two shapes.
So I chose an “Altantic” blue with Circles & Stars.

I can not believe the inspiration that smacked me in the face when I found a 10yr old packet of Heidi Swapp stars in my stash..
Then adding a fun blue & silver star pattern paper from Kaisercraft set this up perfectly.
I used Silver as the additional element to tie it all together (bit like how we normally use Black or White)…

Adding in the stencil circles on the base, punched out different size half circles on the blue pp and then diecut both white & silver circle bubble clusters for more flat dimensional texture. A very quick & easy layout that was actually quite a pleasure to put together and it flowed so well. Yay!  

Let me know what you think! 
Thanks for your time, Happy Scrapping.. 

Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Garden Inspired layout

 Garden themed inspiration layout created for a Scrapbook Fantasies cyber challenge.

I loved putting this together.
May not have enjoyed the fussy cutting quite so much, so I made sure I used all of those suckers! Although I think I cut off more scraps than I kept..
I used the Imagine with Alice collection from Scrapbook Fantasies.

Isn’t this rainbow cut out adorable!!
I added a green foil to back it.
Of course I layer most of the elements on this layout with foam dots.
I believe that even the simpler designs like this, can be taken to an extra level with something as basic as layering. Which obviously is one of my favourite additions, as you probably recognise by now anyway.

Let me know what you think! 
Thanks for your time, Happy Scrapping.. 

Monday, April 15, 2024

Pink Rectange - double window shaker layout

 Thanks so much to the White with One challenge group, I have always loved their unique challenge themes and got excited by the simplicity of the challenges from their Cyber crop from March.

Challenge 1 - white with one colour + 1 shape.
I chose to use PINK & RECTANGLES.

I wanted to share this layout with you as it’s an interactive design with 2 double sided shaker window fronts that open up to another layout with more photo opportunities too.
A few of the elements I added for the rectangle effect - I created my own stencil from scrap pieces to use for the blending. Drew on some more rectangles to trick the eye into a flat 3 dimensional idea too.
Very minimal products to create this layout - 2 white cardstock + 2 photo mats from scraps, 2 A4 Acetate pieces and shaker elements, 1 & half pattern paper (kaisercraft Sunkissed collection), 1 pink cardstock, half a glitter cardstock piece plus flowers and chipboard to cluster.
I haven’t seen anything like this specifically done before, but it was pretty easy to put together once I got my “it’s 12:30am and can’t sleep” ideas fitting together.

PRO TIP - do not push down on chipboard with hot glue on the back if there are gaps in the design.. It burns and hurts! 

Let me know what you think! 
Thanks for your time, Happy Scrapping.. 

Friday, April 12, 2024

Hanging Interactive layout

 Have you ever seen a Hanging Interactive layout before? Noooo….?!

Well I haven’t either, until I just designed one..
Please allow me to introduce to you - A HANGING LAYOUT..

This was inspired for a crop challenge hosted by Scrapbook Fantasies. Using the Fallen Leaves collection by Kaisercraft. 
I have 100% designed this, as it just kept evolving as I was going along.. 

I have learnt plenty of tricks to make it even better for next time! Definitely need to devote an entire collection for this project instead of the limited papers I had to use to keep within the challenge guidelines.
It has 13 ready to photo opportunities wnd journalling can be added anywhere basically.
It has hidden pockets, pull out mats, flip elements and an easel too.

* work in progress photos below - you can see how the easel sits up on the bottom page. 

Let me know what you think! 
Thanks for your time, Happy Scrapping.. 

Thursday, April 11, 2024

Leaves Glore

 Another project inspired by the Scrapbook Fantasies cyber crop challenges from March.. .

Leaves Glore

Life is measured by moments

I know the layouts are suppose to have photos. But I’m not interested in ‘prizes or comps’.. I’m just super stoked to have made the steps to be creating and excited about the process again.
I truly loved putting this layout together!
There was even some fussy cutting involved with minimal whinging..
Using the Kaisercraft “Fallen Leaves” collection, I may have been designing this in my head during work yesterday.. Thankfully it turned out exactly what I was hoping for.
Plenty of layers with papers, cuts, stencils and even some acetate included in the 3x4 photo mats too. All elements that make this pop in real life as the eye takes it all in..

Let me know what you think! 
Thanks for your time, Happy Scrapping.. 

Wednesday, April 10, 2024

Shades of Brown

 This past March Scrapbook Fantasies held a fun cyber crop with an Autumn theme..

Here is my project inspired by their Challenge 1 -
Shades of Brown

G'Day Mate

Featuring snippets from the Aussie Grunge collection and Scrapbook Fantasy chipboard..
It shares the memory of Hunter digging for Gems during our trip to Sapphire & Rubyvale a few years ago..
Plus plenty of little additions of mixed media items. (Ink, blending, smooching, fluff, glitter, crayon, stencilling)
It took many tries with different ideas to design this layout.. But I definitely had fun playing, destroying several cardstock pieces and then tossing it all..

I am loving the final outcome and every piece I have thrown out makes it worth it!

Let me know what you think! 
Thanks for your time, Happy Scrapping..