Friday, October 25, 2013

Mad About Scrappin - Layout of the Week - Week 20

Welcome back to another week of fun on behalf of Mad About Scrappin.
Okay.. so I know that today I am suppose to be sharing with you a new layout I have created as the title of the post suggests.
However just to throw you a curve ball I thought I would mix it up this week as I had a few cards to make for birthdays AND wanted to show you how I have used up the last of the scraps of the Echo Park Co. Paper range I have been using this past month.
So... with that in mind.. here is three very different cards I have created using up the last of the paper range A Perfect Summer range.

 Here I have created a card for my son's 10th birthday on the 24th October. Have thrown in a few scraps of old packs like the hessian and a handcrafted polymer button.
 Next I created a card for my niece's 14th birthday on the 28th October. Another polymer button used for centre of the hand cut flower and some stitching with a journal marker to finish it off.

Lastly was a card created for my daughter's 16th birthday on the 27th October. I have hand stamped randomly the base card and the scraps of paper too to grunge it up a little. A little bit of weaving of the paper scraps. Then throw some flowers in the mix to add that little bit of a feminine touch.
Super quick cards using up the scraps I just couldn't part with.
Well.. off to prepare for all the parties now.
Till next week.
TFL, M x

Friday, October 18, 2013

Mad About Scrappin - Layout of the Week - Week 19

Hello again and welcome to another week of me sharing with you a fun filled layout on behalf of Mad About Scrappin.
Sadly this is the end of this yummy paper range. I have only very little dribbles left to make a card next week for my son's birthday. I must admit I will be sad to see it all finished as it was so much fun to play with. Echo Park Paper Co. certainly made such fun paper to play with. Definitely will be chasing up more of their paper ranges soon!
So here's the last layout I have created using the Perfect Summer paper range by Echo Park Paper Co.
Once again I have background stamped the base card stock as it was just too stark. I have played around with the patterns big time this week too. I am not normally one to use lots of different patterns in the same layout but these all just work so well together.
Just for something different too I have actually worked with a series of photos of my youngest daughter. I don't normally work with more than  photo. I can be pushed to use tow but any more and I seem to struggle to be able to tell the story. However I really loved this series of beach photos of her. plus by cropping them to 2.5" made them a lot easier to be able to work with.

 Once again I have used the coordinating sticker sheet for my embellishments. I have mounted them using some 3D foam squares I  felt they look too flat adhered straight onto the page. I love lots of dimension on my page.
I have then finished the page off with some twine which for a bit of fun I have added some of the coordinated bunting stickers to tie it all in with the kite sticker I had used above. I think it helps create the fun feel of the layout.
So.. that's it for this week.
Don't forget about the Flog It Friday Sale that is happening tonight at Mad About Scrappin.
So many bargains to grab that you will be itching to get crafty.
Till next week.
TFL, M x

Friday, October 11, 2013

Mad About Scrappin - Layout of the Week - Week 18

Hello everyone.
Hard to believe that I have been sharing with a you all a layout of the week on behalf of
Mad About Scrappin for 18 weeks now!
Where have all those weeks gone??
Time just seems to be whizzing by this year.
Before I know it Christmas will be here!
Anyway.. this week I have to admit to being time poor for scrap time. Being school holidays here at the moment, having had a week off for a family holiday at home and being knee deep in paperwork this week I really have left this weeks layout till the VERY last minute.
I know.. I know... not like me at all.
It is not that I haven't wanted to scrap.. but the my paperwork fairy is non existent this week,
so I have been left to the task myself. Plus the amount of paperwork I have been needing to type up for filing is HUGE!!! so far stands at over 50 pages!!!!
So with all that in mind today after lunch I took a quick..or should I say VERY QUICK break to scrap this layout for you using the yummy Echo Park Co. paper range - A Perfect Summer.
So here's this weeks quick layout.
I just cant seem to get enough of this paper range. I must say I am starting to run down to the last scraps at the moment though. I have JUST enough for one more layout and will be sad to see it all gone.
This week I found that the plain white card stock base just wasn't doing it for me with this layout. It looked too stark. So I set to work making a major mess of my hands with some staz on and a Kaisercraft background stamp. I think it has helped the colours of this paper to really pop.

Once again this week I have added a bit of washi tape to the layout. I love the look and feel of washi tape. I also love how quickly it can add to a layout with very little effort.
Rather than just have a title on the page I decided to use some of the word stickers from the matching Echo Park Co. Sticker sheet along with some Kaisercraft mini stickers to journal on the page. I mounted them stickers to some scrap white card stock and then mounted them onto the page using 3D foam squares. Adds a bit of dimension and creates a bit of interest I think.
I then finished it all off with a bit of bakers twine and some bright button. Super quick I must say.
Sometimes it is just a fun when you are time poor to just create a really quick layout.
Took me about 30 minutes to complete and I must say I am quite happy with this bright and bubbly layout. I'm happy I got a chance to play in this super busy week.
Better get back to the paperwork pile before it eats me alive!
Till next week.
TFL, M x

Friday, October 4, 2013

Mad About Scrappin - Layout of the Week - Week 17

Hello all.
I have been busy scrapping using some of the Echo Park Paper Co. - A Perfect Summer paper range. I have heaps of photos from a family holiday at the beach from last year that this paper range is perfect for.
So here is what I have created this week.
I am loving mixing up the bright patterns as they all really work well together. I have also added a little bit of matching washi tape that I have had in my stash to create a border for this layout. I was finding that having just the plain border just wasn't enough.
I used some recycled card to create my hearts. The larger hearts I have covered with some of the paper range and the smaller hearts were covered in the matching washi tape I used for the border to tie it all in together. I didn't feel that the layout needed a huge amount of fancy embellishments as the paper is already so busy.

To add a little more detail I have gone with the heart theme and stitched two larger hearts in matching embroidery floss. It has added that little extra to the layout without taking away from the bright summery feel of the paper range.
Well... off to enjoy the rest of the school holidays.
Time to hang up my scissors and tape for just one day.
TFL, M x

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Playing around with a sketch

Wow... where has this year gone.. another round of school holidays has hit here in Adelaide. In preparation for the school holidays I have been busy getting all my scrap commitments sorting. One of my tasks was to get some of my challenges done.
I had a blast playing around with the sketch designed by fellow creative team member Renee here at Mad About Scrappin.
Still working through some of the paper range by Echo Park Paper Co - A Perfect Summer. I love how playful this paper range is. So armed with the sketch and this paper range I set to work scrapping away. Here's my take on this sketch.
No I did play around with the sketch a little as the orientation of the photo just wasn't working with the photo that I wanted to use to match my paper range. So I just flipped the photo and worked from there.

I must admit too that I even pulled out my old sixxix machine that has been collecting dust on my shelf to create these flower. Super simple but at least that way I had embellishments that matched my layout perfectly.

Now when it can to the circle element of the layout I wasn't too cure how I was going to create it. So I decided to get a little creative and try a technique I have used before. A little help from my paper scorer and a little folding and I was able to create the perfect circle with heaps of dimension.  To finish it off I just added a little lace trim I have had laying around in my stash since forever.

I had heaps of fun playing around with this sketch. I must also say that I will be sad to see this paper range finished too as it is such a cheery paper range to play with.
TFL, M x