I'm back today on the Papermaze blog with another layout using Echo Park's Coffee & Friends collection and today I've scrapbooked some photos of Lara with a giant cup of tea.
Friday, 19 February 2021
Friday, 5 February 2021
This month I'm using the new Coffee and Friends collection from Echo Park on the Papermaze blog. I don't know about you, but I've had enough of the cold, wet, dark, winter weather and I can't wait for the warmer days of spring to arrive. But with snow forecast this weekend in my part of the country, I may have to wait a while yet. The Coffee & Friends collection from Echo Park is a coffee themed collection but the colours are very fresh with subtle shades of pink and green so as well as being perfect for scrapbooking about your coffee moments, this collection will also be perfect for springtime layouts.
For my first layout I decided to scrapbook a photo taken a couple of years ago in a quirky little cafe/pancake/ice cream parlour in Wales. This collection could have been created just for that photo as the colours matched perfectly!
Wednesday, 20 January 2021
One final layout today using the Oh What Fun collection from Pinkfresh Studio.
Using the word 'magic' from the sheet of Puffy Phrase Stickers and some navy blue Pink Paislee Foam Thickers I created the title below the photo.
Wednesday, 6 January 2021
Happy New Year! My layout today uses the Pinkfresh Studio Oh What Fun collection. This is the fourth layout I created with this collection (although I still have to show the third!) and I only had a few bits and pieces left so decided to create a clean, simple, grid layout which can often be created with minimal supplies.
I used a silly Snapchat photo on my layout that was taken on the eve of 2020 and created a reflective layout about the past year. Little did Lara and I know when we took this photo what the coming year would bring.
I started with a 12x12 sheet of black cardstock and into this I matted a slightly smaller sheet of white cardstock. Using my sewing machine I machine stitched using black thread round the edge of the white cardstock.
In the centre of the layout I created a grid with my 6x4 photo, a couple of images from the Good Tiding cut apart sheet and a scrap of the Home for the Holidays paper. Each element was matted on black or red cardstock to make is pop from the background.
Friday, 18 December 2020
I have another scrapbook layout using the very festive 'Oh What Fun' collection from Pinkfresh Studio. I'm really enjoying using this collection and scrapbooking memories of Christmas past is really getting me in the Christmas mood.
I started with a 12 x 12 sheet of red Lava Bazzill Cardstock and on this I layered a sheet of of the Good Tidings patterned paper (B Side) which I had trimmed about ¼" off of each edge and using my sewing machine I stitched round the edges with white thread.
In the centre of the layout I placed my three 4x6 photos which I had double matted as a block with the red cardstock and some gold mirror card. The photos were placed at an angle with foam underneath to add some dimension.
Friday, 4 December 2020
Today on the Papermaze blog I'm sharing my first layout using the Pinkfresh Studio Oh What Fun collection. This collection is a holiday collection full of bright happy colours perfect for scrapbooking Christmas memories or for making cards and mini books.
For this layout I used a 5x7 photo of Lara taken when she was a lot younger.
I took a sheet of mustard coloured cardstock for my base and onto this I added a piece of the Merriest Wishes paper and a torn piece of the Home for the Holiday paper (B side). Using metallic gold thread I machine stitched round the outside edges of the patterned papers. My photo was double matted onto some of the mustard cardstock and some gold glitter card and was attached to the right side of the layout with 3D foam underneath.
Wednesday, 18 November 2020
This week I've made a mini album using the the Go The Scenic Route collection from Paige Evans. This collection is a travel themed collection so after creating three layouts with my design team kit I decided to create a travel themed mini album with what was left over. Last year Christopher and a friend took part in a European car rally. It was quite an adventure as they visited 9 countries in 8 days. Christopher kindly shared his photos with me so I could create this album.
I found a cut file for a suitcase shaped mini accordion album in the Silhouette Studio and cut this from white cardstock. I then covered the front and back of the album with paper #21.
I strung a couple of the die cut tickets from the Journal Ephemera Pack and a camera charm from my stash onto some Bakers Twine which I used at the end to tie the album closed. I used some clear alphabet stickers to add the date and name of the car rally to the tickets.
A small wood veneer car from my stash was also stuck to the cover of the album.
I used papers #2 on the inside pages of the album and stuck a 2x3 photo on each page.
The pages of the album were kept simple and were embellished with stickers from the collection, travel themed images stamped onto white cardstock using some stamps from my stash......
and enamel dots.
I printed the names of the countries my son visited onto some white cardstock. The names of the counties were attached in the order of the trip and don't necessarily match the photos they are next to. I didn't have photos from every country as some countries were only visited for 30 minutes or were just a whistlestop visit to get some lunch en-route!
Finally, I doodled on the pages using a black gel pen.
I think the mini album is a nice keepsake of a memorable trip and the Go The Scenic Route collection was perfect for documenting this.
Wednesday, 4 November 2020
Another layout today using Paige Evans latest collection called Go The Scenic Route.
My layout today is inspired by, and based entirely on paper #9. This pretty pale lilac sheet of paper reminded me of an old fashion embroidered sampler and I immediately knew I wanted to do some hand stitching on my layout.
I started by machine stitching with white thread round the edge of the layout. Then, using 6 strands of embroidery thread in pink, orange and navy blue I stitched detached chain stitches (also called lazy daisy stitch) on top of some of the printed leaves. This added texture to the layout and emphasised the design. The stitching didn't take too long and was quite relaxing to do.
I then matted my four photos onto white Bazzill cardstock and attached these to the layout with 3D foam underneath to add depth. Before gluing down the photos I carefully fussy cut some of the flowers from the base paper, which would have been hidden by the photos, and added these to the corners of the layout, again with foam beneath them.
I tucked a few die cuts from the Journal Ephemera Pack behind the top two photos ....