Hello crafty friends! Can you believe it's the last day of July already?! I surely don't. Today I have a 12x12'' layout to share with you. And it's messy, eclectic and fun and the cool thing is: I used a lot of leftover embellishments from a lot of kits.
As you can see, I also used some stamps and acrylic paint. It was so much fun to create this layout. It was a real freestyle project, with no concept and idea beforehand. I just started by playing around with a little paint. Then I put together all the scraps I still had. I love the black and white "Little Black Dress" kit, because you can mix and match it with everything. I combined two papers from this kit with a leftover paper by Pink Paislee and used some vellum from Crate Paper. Then I attached them to white cardstock.
I paired my photo with a pocket card from Pretty Little Studio's "Color me Happy". The balloons are also from this collection, the other one is by Pebbles. I used a photo of my son on the slide, so the layout needed to be colorful and fun with lots of cute details. And how adorable is that clip?
I used some leftover die-cuts from the Rosie's Studio Kit which you can find here. All the white embellishments are from the "Little Black Dress" Kit. The clouds, sun and rainbow are by Pretty Little Studio. The glasses, florals and the cat are by Pebbles.
The stamp I used is by Flora & Fauna and unfortunately not available in the shop anymore. But I can recommend you this stamp kit right here. I love how the stamps resemble the handwritten paper on the right. And I personally think that stamps are must when working with mixed media backgrounds. They add a cool effect and make the layout much more interesting. It's all in the details, right?
If you feel inspired and want to create with a little ink or paint, get started! It's so much fun! And if you need some paint supplies, you can click here. Thanks for stopping by today and happy crafting!
Hello crafty friends! Rita here with a new project today. Yay! I made a mini album about a recent day trip I took. But before I tell you more about that, let's look at the kit and products I used for this mini. My main ressource was the Clique Sampler Junior Kit: Chasing Butterflies by Rosie's Studio. It was perfect for this project and so fun to work with. I haven't heard of this brand before, so it was super exciting for me to play with these products. I used the Studio Forty Sticker Sheet from the Little Black Dress Kit and the Pebbles
Ephemera Pack from the Jen Hedfield "Hey, Hello" collection. One or two embellishments are from the Color Me Happy collection by Pretty Little Studio. For the cover of the album I used two papers. The rainbow one is from Crate Paper's "Magical Forest" and the one with the butterflies is by Pink Paislee.
Like I mentioned, I used two 12x12'' papers for the cover and cut them down to approx. 5,5x9'' before I folded them. I machine stitched them a little on one side, the double-sided tape was doing the rest. The buttons I used were included in the Little Black Dress Kit and I stitched them to each side, so it would close in the end.
The good thing about one-sided patternerd paper is that you can glue them together perfectly without loosing any patterns. And the 6x6'' pad by Rosie's Studio was perfect for that. The paper is not too thick, so it's perfect to make a little booklet or glue a third paper in between two sheets. I didn't have an instruction for this mini. I just went with the flow. Because I only had photos from one "event" and chronology wasn't an issue, I was able to work freely, without much planning or worrying.
When you open the mini, you see, that the cover is just that, a cover. All the main pages are placed in the "middle". The first page leads to a little insert card. I used a punch to make a Hexagon "window" and put a transparent acetate foil between the two sheets of paper before glueing them together.
When you page forward, you see another folded page. I used them for leftover photos. Down below you see how it folds apart.
After these two pages we reach the "main" page. The text I printed and cut out is from Wikipedia. It has all the information about our destination that day. We visited the top of the mountain Kandel, which is over 4000 feet high and located in the Black Forest, in the southwest of Germany. You can reach it perfectly by car and take beautiful walks there. The view from up there is breathtaking, you can see Freiburg and the Vosges in France. The "Kandel" mountain is a very mysterious place shrouded in myths and legends. People called it the "Blocksberg", the mountain of the witches and legend says that witches came together with the devil to dance there. Good thing we came there during daytime. lol
I love how nice the patterned papers match the photos. They are so versatile and some of them have gold foil on them. Such pretty and fun effects!
I encourage you to play with one-sided papers, fold them, glue them together. This album is just one way to do it. I could've make it smaller or bigger, I could've added more pages (if I would've had more photos!). The possibilities are endless and that's the greatest part about it: everything goes, and every way is beautiful!
Don't be reluctant to use all the fun embellishment which comes in the kit. They look so much better on paper than in a storage bin! I speak from experience lol I hope you feel inspired to get crafty today! Thanks for stopping by!