Stick it down challenges – December

Hi There,

Over the busy festive period I don’t usually get too much scrapbooking done, I know that JYC or December Daily are beyond me! I hope you have all had a great Christmas time and have a happy new year.

This month I tried both the single and double page sketch challenges from the Stick it Down  blog. First up the double page with sketch below.

I tried to keep where possible to square elements and lots of florals. This layout was a family friends recent wedding which was just a lovely autumnal wedding, the highlight being whole lamb joints with Moroccan spices for the main!

Their colour theme was reds, navy and oranges with a real rustic feel so I wanted to represent that in my layout.

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Single Sketch

The Single Sketch was quite similar to the double page with square photos seperated.

I kept the 2 areas for embellishment with photos from our tree. We don’t have a traditional tree and each year we buy one or two new family chosen decorations so it looks like a total random mishmash which suits us.

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I sewed a vellum triangle tree filled with glitter and sequins, I saw the idea from Laura Whitaker‎ on the Scrapbook like a superhero Facebook page. I added some silhouette cut stars from glitter cardstock – I added a lot of splatters and tree stamps from a Shimelle Christmas kits from a few years ago.

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Thanks for looking

Supplies:

Vellum Cheveron paper, Heidi Colorshine, little by little – Shimelle

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Autumn Fun

Hi there,

It’s still feeling pretty warm this October with only a few days of rain and lots of sunshine. We’ve been making the most of it playing outside in the leaf litter. I just loved this photo of my little boy making leaf angels.

2017-10-20 17.23.39First I used my silhouette to cut out this free template from Paper Issues in watercolour paper and painted them with different autumnal colours.  I spritz the background with some gold and red Colorshine spray as I’m not great with white cardstock. I waited for them to dry before sticking them down a little and sewing over the layers with my machine and included some cool large copper sequins and some butterfly and leaf sequins I stole from my sons sequin stash.

2017-10-20 17.23.16I didn’t mind that the stitching was a little messy and organic. I added more droplets of mist over the leaves and added more small sequins in orange and gold and some Nuvo drops in a lovely yellow/mustardy colour. I also added some foam squares under the leaves to give them a bit more dimension.

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I matted my photo with a few scrap layers of paper including one vellum piece and added some rub on stars, some cotton thread, thin wood pieces and some phrase stickers. I loved how it turned out and just made me happy!

Thanks for reading

Supplies:

One Two Canoe Creekside Rub on Stars/ Shimelle Little by Little Sticker Book/ Paper Issue Cut File/ Nuvo Dots in Dandelion Yellow/ Heidi Swapp Colour Shine

 

 

2017 – The year to finish the wedding album!

Hello There!

This year I have decided to finally try and finish my wedding album. It’s mostly PL cards with a few 12×12 spaces for a few bigger layouts with my favourite photos from the day. I decided to play along with the sketches from ‘The Love of Pretty Paper‘ Facebook group.

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I tried to stay pretty close to the sketch above. Our wedding colours were pink, gold, grey and cream so wanted to make it as including all of those colours.

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The background is a Dear Lizzy paper I think from the Saturday collection, the big flowers and gold are from Maggie Holmes bloom which I’ve had for ages unused. I love the flowers but with a little boy its hard to grab those out so it was amazing to get those used!

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I used little pink letters from a studio calico project life kit and lovely gold lettering. Even though it is only a few paces I don’t think I’ve ever been so nervous, It’s weird I never had any doubts about getting married, I think it was having everyone’s eyes on us!

I put a lot of gold colour shine spray and some gold washi tape and a cut up project life card for the journalling space. I have a lot of space for journalling in the other side so wasn’t too worried about it being a really tiddy size!

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I love using flowers and I tucked a few cut outs feathers from a Kaiser craft line just to add a little more grey into the very pink and gold clusters!

Thanks for reading. Only another … pages till I’m finished!