Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Happy Adventures with Yvette!


Hi My Creative Scrapbook Fans! Today it's my turn to show you what I create using the Heidi Swapp stencil included in this month's main kit. 

Stencils give you the ability to work with many mediums and also it's a great way to customize your work, making it your own.


I started by placing the stencil on a diagonal and attach it onto a 12x12 white cardstock using washi tape.  

Next, I selected two Hero Arts Shadow inks keeping fairly close to the colors in the patterned paper and apply using a sponge dauber.      


I flip the stencil over and added my second color which created a beautiful basket weaving design. At this point you can choose to add another stencil such as a flourish, stars or maybe another background design, the possibilities are endless! 

         
I then cut the stencil design into a 9 1/2 x 7 ins. rectangle.    


Next, I used the reverse side of the awesome A View Of The World patterned paper as the background for my layout and added a strip of the Let's Pack And Go paper down the left side of the layout, with my stencil design on top.  I also added machine stitching to create a circle and did  some faux stitching around the perimeter of both the strip and stencil paper.


Next, I started by placing one of Becky Higgins die-cut frame behind the photo and used another to frame my picture. I created a cluster on the bottom right hand corner of the photo using a few stickers and chipboards from the kit. 
  


I combined one of the clipboard word from Creative Embellishments with the happy stickers from the Photoplay paper-Boarding Pass collection to create my title and tucked another sticker underneath the pattern paper next to the title. 

At the bottom of my layout I added one of the border strip sticker and back it with a thin strip of pattern paper.


Next, I layered a couple of Becky Higgins die-cut frames with a few stickers to the top left hand corner of my photo and love the added dimension this creates.

I finished the layout off with some ink splatter, enamel dots and my journaling.

Thanks for stopping by :) xx Yvette

I hope I inspired you today to create something beautiful using your stencils!

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Monday, August 21, 2017

Fabulous Squares with Aimee!


Hello scrappy friends!  Aimee here with you today to share a fun technique that you can do with those fabulous squares that come in the August Creative kit! 


This is what they will look like when you get them straight from the package... 

I liked them the way they were and thought they would look great on a layout as is but I LOVE color and was ready to jazz them up with some paint!

I have never used these before so I wasn't sure if the color would soak in and fade so I applied a thin layer of Gesso. Turns out that it's not needed. They do great if you apply paint straight to them.


I picked out some pieces that I wanted to place inside each square...


After pairing each of the pieces with the right sized square I decided which color I wanted to paint the squares.


I then glued the pieces and pictures to each square and placed them on my layout.


For the main picture, I decided to use the 3 biggest squares to "frame" it. The outside and inside frames were painted blue and the inside one is painted white and glued down to the picture to keep them together.


And here is the layout after I adhered all the pieces down and added some of those adorable stickers that come with the kit!


Be sure to check out the August Creative kit along with the other kits from My Creative Scrapbook! They are all fabulous kits!


Have a great day!!


Saturday, August 19, 2017

Welcome Mary Catt and her process videos!


Please give a warm welcome to Mary Catt of Guest Designer for August.

Mary Catt
I'm Mary Catt and I live in Greece with my husband and our three kids. I started scrapbooking almost three years ago and since then it has been my obsession. I'm a mixed media scrapbooker with a little vintage and some shabby chic touches. I like to test my creative ability and always try to improve my skills. I mostly do layouts but I love creating tags, cards, mini albums, canvases and altered items as well. I find lots of my inspiration in everyday life and when I scrap I feel so relaxed that I totally forget everything around me.

Below is some of Mary's work using the August Limited Edition kit!

Below each layout she is sharing her process video's ! What a nice treat!!

Summer Vibes...




Ocean...




Summer...




Journey...



Friday, August 18, 2017

Journey With Keren!


Hi Everyone 
Its Keren here and I'm back once more as a guest designer at My Creative Scrapbook.
I used the limited edition kit which features the beautiful St. Tropez papers from Prima Marketing.
This is my third layout with the kit and I still have 1 more coming up this month all with a step by step video tutorial.
Check out the my first two layouts in the previous posts.




Below is my video tutorial:



Here are some more close-ups of the rolled-up woodgrain pattern technique:





Thank you so much for visiting the My Creative Scrapbook blog
To see more of my work visit me on my website.
Have a wonderful day
Keren

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Cruising with Laura!

Hey there! Laura here sharing a new layout and process video today, using another one of my Cruise photos from ages ago that I never quite managed to get through along with the August main kit! (In case you missed it, the reveal can be found here.)


This polka dot paper is pretty bold because it is so colourful, but I really wanted it to be a background.  Since my photo has mostly neutrals in it, it really helps keep things from being overwhelming

I tried  a few colours of matts for my page, but the green really made my photo pop!


I love this frame from Becky Higgins and knew that it would help bring interest to my photo and create a perfect title.


Layering cut apart cards, with stickers, chipboard and flair give my page great dimension!


Do you layer stickers?  I love this trick and often add in dimensional adhesive for extra pop!


I trimmed this arrow from a larger sticker, that felt awkward to me and used it to document the date of this photo, with my One Canoe Two date stamp.


This little post card was cut from a patterned paper to become a perfect spot to add my journalling.

You can watch my process video below or on my You-Tube channel here.


Supply List: (From the Kit) Echo Park "Go See Explore" patterned papers {You got a Postcard, You are my world} and chipboard elements; PhotoPlay "Boarding Pass" patterned papers {Ticket to Fly and Jet Set} and element stickers; Becky Higgins "Explore" chipboard frames and flair.  (From my stash) One Canoe Two date stamp; Stazon black ink;crochet thread.

Thanks so much for visiting today!
Laura
xo

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

New August Sketch!

August Sketch!
It’s time to unveil August fabulous Sketch.Everyone is welcomed to play along. Remember to share your sketch at My Creative Scrapbook Inspiration Central you never know when Pam is watching and you can be a lucky winner to some fabulous goodies!
Here below is a example that our Design Team has created using the same sketch!

Shizuka Hirano

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Tracy McLennon

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Monique Liedtke

Angel Lebouef

We are looking forward to seeing what you share with us!

Sailing Knots by Maja!

Hello everyone :-)

When I make projects with a marine theme, I like to include real sailing knots, as they make such nice accents :-) One of the simplest knots is the flat knot which you can tie using just one piece of string.

1/2. Make a loop and tie as if you were lacing your shoes:




3/4. Do not pull the knot tight, just tie another knot just above:



5. Tight the two knots a bit tighter and cut the lower loop:


6. Now you have a nice flat knot to use in your projects :-) It looks best with thicker, cotton white string, but this coarse linen string is also nice:



I hope you'd find this tip useful :-)

Monday, August 14, 2017

Beach Themed Layout by Keren!


Hi Everyone 
Its Keren here and I'm back once more as a guest designer at My Creative Scrapbook.
I used the limited edition kit which features the beautiful St. Tropez papers from Prima Marketing.
This is my second layout and I still have 2 more of them coming up this month all with a step by step video tutorial.



Here is the video tutorial:



this close-up really shows the texture on the flowers and papers.


Thank you so much for visiting the My Creative Scrapbook blog
To see more of my work visit me on my website.
Have a wonderful day
Keren


Friday, August 11, 2017

Adventure Apprehension by Laura

Hi there!

Laura here sharing another layout and process video, created using the August main kit. I gave myself many challenges for this kit, in my last layout I challenged myself to use a large photo, for today's page I am using some older photos from a cruise we took.  I ran out of steam for the album, I think in part because I used the same collection for what I had competed thus far in the album.  Using new goodies made it exciting again!  The second challenge to myself was to use the large cut apart sheet, as I often opt for the "B" side of these types of papers.


Even though, these aren't your typical cute cruise pics, I really wanted to document this story.  Our youngest was decidedly nervous when it came time to board the ship!  I managed to capture his emotions fairly well in these photos.


As you can see I used one of the 2x12 cut apart pieces on my page, including it as part of my title.  I used my Silhouette to cut out the second half of my title.


Because this design is a little out of my norm, it felt a little awkward and the title seemed overwhelming.  So I wrapped embellishments all around my photos to ensure that is where the focus went.


I used lots of the Echo Park "Boarding Pass" goodies to create some clusters and layers.


My journalling could have been a little tidier but I am glad that I captured the story.

You can watch my process video below or on my You-Tube channel here.


Supply List: (From the Kit) Echo Park "Go See Explore" patterned papers {Let's Fly Away, Border Strips, You Got a Postcard, Let's Pack and Go}, sticker elements and chipboard elements;.  (From my stash) crochet thread, Sharpie pen.

Thanks so much for visiting today!
Laura
xo