Saturday, 24 June 2017

Through the lens ~ A4 Layout

Hi Scrappers,

Morgyn here with my 2nd project using the scrapping fun kits June Kit, you can find my first project here.

This kit was screaming to be used on a nice feminine layout.  I don't have many photos of myself (naughty I know) but then I remembered this lovely picture I took of my Nana and my son Roman and it was just perfect to create a layout.

First off I used a brayer with some heavy body acrylic paint (red and white) to create my background, I gave it a sort of ombre effect of dark to light up the page.  Then I added some grey splatters over the page - at this point I really didn't know where I was going with this layout.

Next I made my paper layers behind the photo, I used the heart paper and a small strip of the dotty paper, part of the doily and some washi tape.  I added a rose die-cut and then made a little embellishment cluster to the bottom of the photo.  

Finally I cut the journal card in half and used half on the right side of the layout with some washi tape and a crochet flower to form my journal space.  I made notes about the photo and how roman was starring lovingly at his Great Nana and giving her a lovely smile.

That's my layout complete.  I really love this layout the colours and floral aspects are so perfect for this photo - I can't stop starring at it lol.  If you would like to watch my process video for this layout please check it out HERE.

Thanks for stopping by

Morgyn  xx

Tuesday, 13 June 2017

Morgyn ~ June Kit ~ Greeting Card

Hi everyone 

Morgyn here with my first project using the June Scrapping Fun kit.  I haven't made cards in such a long time and these kits have been perfect for cards so I decided to make another card this month.  I am on a roll with cards, my stash will be full again in no time.

I adore the rose washi tape that's in the kit so had to use it on this card and it matches perfectly with the flower cut-aparts.  I made a little cluster with the cut-apart the cotton doily and the crochet flower, then popped the metal piece behind it.

I added 1 of the metal flowers to the centre of the flower and layered some sequins underneath.  I hand the Hello sticker from my stash, then finished it all off with some Gold Heidi Shine.

Here is the finished card. I will be sending this to a good friend in the near future.

Thanks for stopping by to check out my latest project.  If you would like to watch my process video for the card you can view it here.

Please stop by and check out the Kits at Scrapping Fun Kits too.

Thursday, 25 May 2017

Morgyn ~ May kit ~ Fathers Day Card

Hi scrappers,

Sharing a quick Fathers day card using the May Scrapping Fun kit.

This was my 3rd project created using the May kit - and I still have lots of bits left over (special project coming up in the next couple of months - keep an eye out)

I know Fathers day isn't until September (here in Australia) but it's always nice to have cards on hand rather than rushing at the last minute.

First I used 2 of the patterned papers to create my background - none of my pieces were big enough to cover the whole card.  I added the twine in between the pieces where there was a little gap.

Next I ran the black piece of paper through my big shot with an alpha die to spell out Happy fathers day. I stuck these down then got started on my embellishments.  A strip of washi tape with a metal gear in the top corner - I filled the middle of the gear with some of the mini seed beads.

Lastly I added a couple of washi strips (from my stash) and layered a few sequins together in the bottom corner.  This was such a simple card to create and I really LOVE the way it turned out.  Hopefully one of the fathers (probably my husband) will enjoy this come September.

As always I have a process video up for this card, I would love you to check it out.
You can find it HERE

Have a great scrappy day



Wednesday, 24 May 2017

Morgyn ~ May kit ~ My Reads

Morgyn here sharing another mini spread in my Travellers notebook.

I am trying to document some of my favourite things throughout the year in this little notebook, I have found the Scrapping Fun Kits as perfect to accent my pages.

This month I am documenting 'My Reads' - these are my favourite series of books. I have read the first 3 at least 2-3 times and always seem to read something new. The Series is The Bronze Horseman by Paulina Simons.

The blues in this kit match almost perfectly with the colours in the book covers.

First I created a background with some stamps (background stamps from Stampin' Up!) and ink. Then layed down a couple of washi tape pieces and used some kit papers to back behind my photo.

After adding my photo I worked on my embellishment clusters.  With a small space to work with in a Travellers notebook, my clusters are rather minimal - sequins in top and bottom corners, then a cluster of paper flower, metal gear and flair to the top right of the photo.  

Finally I added a title using an alpha stamp set.  I try to keep these layouts quick and simple to create.

If you would like to watch my process video of this spread you can check it out here.

Thanks for stopping by

Morgyn xx

Thursday, 11 May 2017

Hi everyone I'm here with a 12x12 layout using the fabulous May kit from Scrapping Fun Kits.

As soon as I got this kit I knew exactly which photos I wanted to use with it.  I have had these photos sitting in my pile waiting to be scrapped for a while and the colours work perfectly with the May kit. 

Sam grabbed my phone one day (during afternoon tea - hence the carrot in his mouth hehe), he started snapping a bunch of selfies of all his crazy faces - these were the top 6 from about 30.

When creating this layout I started by mounting the photo strips (I created these with the PicFrame app for Iphone) on to black cardstock and trimming around the edge to match the photos. Then I layered the patterned paper from the kit behind the photo.

Next I started on my embellishment clusters - this one is to the left of the photo strips and uses lots of fun elements from the kit. Wooden stars, sequins and the super cute metal flower (I love these).  I also added a small strip of black/white stripe washi tape for a bit of contrast.

I then added a piece of the straw to the middle of the photos (I cut it in half length ways so it wasn't too bulky). For my second embellishment cluster I used the beautiful metal flower and added a flair to the middle of it, plus a couple of little sequins to bring the blue/green colour across the layout.

To finish off the page I added a small cluster of washi tape and a metal gear to the top left of the page, then added some paint splatters and sequins over the page.

Now when I was editing my process video (you can view it here) for this layout I realised I had never added a title, so my question to you all is - what title should I give this layout?? Leave your comments below.

Happy Scrapping

Morgyn xx

Tuesday, 18 April 2017

Hi Scrappers,

Morgyn here with this lovely little card I made using the April Scrapping Fun kit, I love how this project came out as I had no plan of what I wanted it to look like when I started.
I will be using this card for my Mother-in-Laws birthday this month.

I cut down a card base to a 6x6 inch square. Then started on making a shaker pocket to put some sequins in.  I made a little frame then added a layer of clear packaging on top followed by a border of patterned paper. After gluing down 3 sides I added the sequins and adhered the 4th side.

Before Sticking down my shaker frame I glued lace to the middle of the card to build my embellishment cluster on.  Starting with the frame, then adding in the crochet and paper flower.

I added in the metal butterfly charm and the little metal flower to the cluster.  I attached down the hello die cut to finish off the card.  Hope you enjoyed this little project.

I have a process video showing how I made this, if you would like to check it out you can find it here.


Thursday, 6 April 2017

Scrapping Fun Kits Design Team ~ April Kit ~ In My Cup

Hi Scrappers,

Morgyn here with a little project I am working on this year.  I will be using my monthly Scrapping Fun kits to create a mini layout in my Travellers Notebook.  This project will be using photos I took in February from Photo A Day project I did. Here is the first page using the stunning April kit.

The first prompt was 'in my cup...' and for me that is usually a cup of tea.  I have one every morning - usually made by my sweetheart husband.

I used the purple doily as my background piece then layered some of the pattern paper behind my photo to make a little base.  

Next I went through and added in the title.  I used some Project Life letter stickers and coloured them purple (to match the kit) using my chameleon alcohol markers.

Lastly I added in some embellishments - sequins, flair, wood butterfly and of course the pretty heart paper clip.  I really like how this little layout turned out - can't wait to get a few more of these Photo A Day pictures scrapped!

Please check out my process video for the project here.

Thank you

Tuesday, 4 April 2017

12x12 Layout ~ #13 ~ Love Always

Hi Scrappers,

I'm back with another layout share,  I used the February Kitaholic kits and some Cocoa Vanilla Studio - just add colour collection to create this layout.

I used some colour shine mixed with water and some metallic watercolour paints and the packaging technique to add some colour to the background.

Then I started making my centre layers.  I mounted my 2 photos onto white cardstock, then on to a grey piece of paper from the collection. I used the reverse side of the paper to create a little layer at the bottom, along with a tiny strip of pink cardstock.  This gave me a great foundation to add my 2 embellishment clusters.

I layered a couple of hearts with a flair in the top left of the photo.  Then some tags and the adorable floral piece to the bottom right.  Finally adding a few gems here and there.  Lastly I put in a strip of the beautiful gold washi tape that came in the kit (I freakin love this washi!).

A few splatters of gold colour shine and some black stitching around the edges and I called it done.

I would love it if you checked out my process video for this layout - you can watch it here.

Thanks for stopping by



Saturday, 4 March 2017

Create A Kit - March - Counterfeit Kit Challenge

Hi Scrappers,

This month I wanted to do something a little different and create a kit using my stash.  Initially I was going to do a similar project to last year and create a bunch of smaller 'page' kits.  But then my good friend Raelene (dyspraxic organised scrapper) posted a link to her Counterfeit Kit challenge kit for march.  So I decided I would give that a go.

This month the inspiration came from Hip Kit Club's - February kits (which I love).  So with these images as inspiration I dug through my stash to create my own little (it's really quite large, oops) kit to use for the month.

Main Kit
 Embellishment Kit
 Mixed Media Kit
 Project Life Kit

I started with creating my own version of the mixed media kit:

Then what kit would be complete without  more embellishments:

So that's my version of the counterfeit kit for March.  If you would like to play along you can check out their blog here.  Don't forget to add your name to the link up so we can all see what you came up with.  I have also created a more in-depth video of my kit you can check it out here.

Thanks for stopping by

Morgyn xx

Friday, 24 February 2017

Anna's craft cupboard February challenge ~ Turtle Power

Hi scrappers,

I'm back with another scrapbook layout to share with you, I have used a sketch from Anna's Craft Cupboard - February Challenge.

I really stuck to the layout of the sketch this time - if you have seen previous sketch challenges of mine you will know I know to 'make them my own'.

Here is my completed layout

I chose to use this photo of Sam and the Ninja Turtles, mainly because I felt like creating with orange and 1 of the turtles has an orange mask (it's a very strange reason to create a layout). I used paper strips from a Cocoa Vanilla collection along with a couple of bits from my stash.

Here are a few close ups

First off I created my background using the packaging technique with paint and water.  I smeared this randomly over the page.  Then I came in with a stencil and some texture paste (I tinted this with the same paint colours from the first layer).

I cut down some some branding strips and scraps of paper to create the grid style pieces behind my photo, along with a couple of long stickers.

I used some Simple Stories Alpha's in a matching orange to create the title, along with a couple of extra paper strips.

Finally adding a chipboard 'flair' badge and a couple of embellishments from the collection and called it done!

Thanks for stopping by

Morgyn  xx

Wednesday, 22 February 2017

D-lish Scraps February Challenge ~ Currently Camping
Hi Crafters, 

I am sharing the layout I created for D-lish scraps February challenge & using my Fresh Cut kit.

I used this months sketch and colour palette as a base for my layout.

Here is my completed layout 

And a few close ups

I created some tags from scrap paper to make my embellishment cluster on the left.  Then added green wool (from the kit) and a couple of enamel dots to finish it off.

My embellishment cluster to the right consisted of things from the kit, I really love the flair badge and the little bow - it felt a bit odd putting a bow on a layout with my son, but it really works!

I added a strip of the washi to finish off this bottom corner (the bit of white space was annoying me hehe).  Then I added some old letter stickers and a currently title from Pink Fresh studio, to create my title. Love how the green coordinated perfectly with the wool in the tags.

I mounted my photo some a couple of card-stock pieces, then backed it on 2 triangle papers to replicate the half/half pattern in the sketch.  Although it isn't the whole page I really like how it works.  I stitched around the edged with my sewing machine to finish it off.

If you would like to check out my unboxing of the D-Lish scraps -
February Just add paper kit you can find it here.

Thanks for stopping by

Morgyn xx

Friday, 17 February 2017

Layout #6 ~ My life and favs ~ Hip Kit Design Team call 2017

Hi crafters,

I wanted to share this layout I created for my entry into the Hip Kit Design Team Call for 2017.

I decided to do a layout about me...  Something that showcased a little bit about my life and favourite things.

This is my finished layout - I really love how this turned out.

For this layout I used a little bit of old mixed with some new products.  The Polaroid cards I have had sitting on my desk for the longest time, I have had an idea for a layout using them but just never got around to creating it until now.  I used a few bits and pieces from my stash along with some new goodies from the February Kitaholic Kits.

Here are a few close ups:

I used each of the polaroid cards like it's own mini layout - adding a few embellishments and some tiny alphas for a title.

I love this 'family' wood veneer that I had been hoarding in my stash for a few months, glad it finally made it to a layout.  I don't often get to use flowers on my layouts (as the photos are usually of my boys) but I really wanted to add one to this layout.  While my favourite flowers are Jonquil's I didn't have any of those, this little yellow flower fitted just perfectly.

I used this cute pink banner as my title then added '& favs' with some alphas to finish it off.  Even those the title is rather small on the layout it gives a good starting point to read across the page.

A lovely selfie of my on my birthday last year.  It was 1 of the better ones I could find - that didn't have either Sam or the cat in it with me hehe.  I used the branding strip off the bottom of the background paper as a quote accent under my photo.  This little flair badge was perfect to finish off the layout as I am always telling myself to 'be yourself' so it was very fitting.

Thank you so much for stopping by and checking out my work.

If you would like to watch my process video for this layout you can find it here.

Morgyn xx