Friday, 27 March 2015

Such a Crafty Girl layout

My second layout from last weekend is a scraplift of a layout by Maria Featon. The layout was quite unusual for me because I used paint and ink which don't usually feature on many of my layouts.

I used a 12" x 12" sheets of Kraft Cardstock and paper strips cut from a 6" x 6" pack of patterned paper which came free with a magazine. Some very old 'stitches' rub-ons were added to the edges of the paper strips.

Before sticking the patterned paper onto my base card I used a couple of Crafter's Workshop stencils to add some added interest. I used white paint with a Hexagon Stencil ....

.... and black ink with a Chicken Wire stencil.

BasicGrey letter stickers were used for the title and paper journalling strips created on the computer were added.

To embelish the layout I made some accordion folded papers rosettes and finished them off with buttons and baker's twine.

Thursday, 26 March 2015

Crate Paper Emma's Shoppe

I have just spent a lovely weekend crafting with a group of like minded friends. Having a whole weekend of crafting meant I was able to put together plenty of scrapbook layouts .... something I've not done for some time!

One of my favourite layouts was this layout using Crate Paper's Emma's Shoppe Collection. The layout is a scrap lift of a layout by Brazilian scrapbooker Bianca Ribero found on the Crate Paper blog. Emma's Shoppe was released in 2011 so it was nice to finally use the papers I had bought back then.

I used a photo of Lara taken in 2009 after a trip to the library.

The 'books' were made using this 12" x 12" sheet of double sided paper.

I cut the individual books out and shortened them to fit my layout. 'Book marks' were made from ribbon and embroidery floss. 

As well as the patterned paper from Crate Paper I also used some papers from Echo Park, Bazzill Cardstock, BasicGrey letter stickers and a 'print n cut' flower file from the Silhouette Studio. Various paper punches and fancy cut scissors were used to add interest to the paper edges.