Jan 21, 2018

Shine Bright

Scrapbook Layout created for Citrus Twist Kits -  SHINE BRIGHT-

Hi there!

Don't you just love how Jordan used the sketch to create her gorgeous layout!  So in love with her color palette  - i might just have to borrow it for a future project ;)  -

Now let me show my take on the sketch, and as usual, i twisted it a bit.  Here is my project:

For this page I am working with the beautiful "SUGARLAND" main kit, as well as the embellishment, patterned paper kit, and a few of this month's stamps  (I pretty much got everything Trina put together in this month's kits!!!) . 

As you can see, I chose to flip the sketch, and added a layer of mixed media instead of paper as the background for the picture.   The rest of the layout pretty much follows the sketch  (*wink, *wink,  *wink!)

I chose a more masculine color palette since i was documenting a picture of my son and little (my nephew) together.     Pieces of paper from both main and Patterned paper kit were torn to match the edge of the antique book page that is included in all the kits.  Also, the second picture was replaced by the pompom frame, and large ephemera piece.  Just love all the embellishments included in this month's kits!!!

Finally, I decided to move the title so that it forms part of the cluster at the bottom of the page, and just tied all my clusters by adding all the black and white stars that i found in all the kits! 

Now it is your turn to create a project of your own using this week's sketch!  Remember to  add today's date on the title when sharing it on the CTK gallery or CTK Fan's page in Facebook (there is always a prize draw for all the entries at the end of each month!).  We cannot  wait to see how this sketch inspires you!

Till next time,


Jan 18, 2018

So Sweet

Scrapbook Layout created for JustNick Studio  - SO SWEET -

Hi there!
Nathalie with you bringing you a new layout that showcases a sweet selfie of  my littlest cousins using a few of the beautiful JustNick cut files.

It is no secret, I love to stitch on my pages.  So, a few weeks ago, I found the Cross My Heart Background cut file in my folder, and had the idea to use it as a stitching pattern for a background of one of my layouts.   By simply sizing the cut file to fit into a letter size page, i was able to print it, and then use it to create the holes for the  cross stitched background hearts.

I  had in mind using Crate Paper's Valentine's collection for this page, so i used embroidery floss to match the colors in the collection.  Now the picture for this page was a complete gift from my family in Ecuador.   The little ones (my littlest cousins) decided to play with one of the phones, and took a selfie of them in a tender moment, and I was one of the lucky recepients of this text!

I kept the picture simple by just layering a few frames from the  Infinity Hearts cut file, so that it loooks like there are hearts floating around them.   A few of the embellishments from the collection were added to frame the picture and create the title of this page.

I love the final look of this page, the soft and textured background is perfect for the sweet selfie  of the little ones.   Remember to stop by the JustNick Studio store to check this and the many cut files available.   You can always contact me if you have any questions on how this came together.

Take care!

Jan 17, 2018

Family Love

Scrapbook Layout created for Scrapboook Nerd  -  FAMILY LOVE -

Hi there!

It is time for some inspiration, and what better way than to use lots of color!!    This week's DT project for Scrapbook Nerd celebrates those small moments in a colorful way.   For this page, i am using Jillibean Soup's Famhouse Stew, and a bit of mixed media.   Here is  video showing you how this page came together:

As you saw in the video, I was drawn to the color contrast between the woodgrain and teal paper, so I combined them and added a bit of mixed media to the background, so that all the detail in the flowers will pop.

Next, it was all about using all the fussy cut floral motifs (it took quite a while to cut all those florals!).   I set them around the picture, so that it looked like the picture was sitting on a patch of flowers.

To pop the title, and to play with the  teal strip of paper, I decided to switch the orientation of  the title, and take advantage of the large alphas.    Then just used a bit of foam adhesive to add dimension, and play to the title.

Can i say I totally love this page,  not just the kids (my little cousins) that are featured in the page.  Here is the entire layout:

I hope this brings a bit of inspiration to your Wednesday!   Remember to stop by Scrapbook Nerd to check all the materials used in this layout.

Take care!