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

Tuesday, 14 February 2017

Another 1 to LOVE ~ Kitaholic Kits February Challenge

Hi Scrappers, 

I am sharing a layout I created using my Kitaholic Kits February kits, along with the sketch challenge for the month.  I get the main scrapbooking kit along with the embellishment add on.

This is the sketch we are working with:

 Here is my take on the sketch.  I decided to use the free cut files from the month to make my 2 hearts, I used 2 of the pattern papers to cut out the triangles to fit in each space.  I really love the way these came together.

I used some of the ephemera from the Simple Stories 'love & adore' collection to make a embellishment cluster in the bottom left of the photo.  I loved the 1 + 1 = tag and added the 2 from the sticker sheet.  It worked perfectly with my photo - my son and my belly baby.

I made my own Polaroid frame to outline my photo, which gave a good contract against the black background.  I added my small amount of journaling to a little tag behind the hearts.

Next I used some of the heart sequins from the kit up in the top right corner to give a bit of interest. I then added 2 of the resin pieces from The Resin Rainbow to give a bit of contrast.

For my title I originally stuck it straight on the page but it looked a little funny, as if it was floating. So I mounted it on this lovely banner piece.  I added a couple of touches of stitching to the layout to give it some interest! 

I loved creating this layout, all the pieces worked so well together which made it nice and easy to work with.  I have created a process video for this layout.  I would love for you to check it out, you can find it here.

Thanks for stopping by

Morgyn   xx