Wednesday, October 18, 2017

You are STRONG | D-lish Scraps

Hello Scrappy friends! I'm back again with my next layout share for D-lish Scraps this month. For this creation I've followed along with one of our newest challenges in the Scrap Suite. If you're new around here The Scrap Suite is our Facebook community group where we share inspiration, including monthly cyber crops, and provide a place for lovers of D-lish to share their creations with us.

I've flipped the sketch that Anthea designed and added an extra grouping of embellishments to balance out the clusters and white space. I chose a photo of Leila from a couple weeks ago and backed it with some pattern papers from Cocoa Vanilla Studio. I chose embellishments from the store that best complimented the papers used, and added some twisted coloured wire, a lace doilyprinted tagwordfetti and some of my favourite puffy alphas to finish it all off. 

Heres a look at the sketch before and after I flipped it 

And now some close ups and links to the products in store..

The first cluster I worked on was this one made up of a coloured wire heart, D-lish Flair buttonLittle Birdie flowers, faceted enamel dots and some yellow ombre wordfetti. Such a fun grouping in colours  that are so sweet together.

Next was the cluster to the left of the photo, made up of a printed tag, more coloured wire and Little Birdie flowers, a pick n place bow and some more of the really cool faceted enamel dots

The top cluster consists of part of a circle colour journal it layered with a strip from a wordfetti set and a piece of thin glitter tape from months and months ago that I hadn't used yet. I also replicated elements from the other 2 clusters by adding in the flowerswire and dots.

Lastly I created the combined title and journalling using some typed strips of journalling along with some fun puffy alpha stickers, an ombre wordfetti piece and some other washi tapes that were from months ago. 

Thats all from me today, thanks so much for stopping by!
Until next time, Happy Scrapping xx

Michelle x

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

You were born to Shine | Cocoa Vanilla Studio

Hello Scrappy Friends! I'm back here today with a new layout share for Cocoa Vanilla Studio featuring the beautiful new Bohemian Dream collection. By far my favourite collection since Make a Wish and it works perfectly for my style of layouts - clusters, layers and white space. Leila recently had a MASSIVE haircut, so what better way to document it than with this fun collection.

I've been loving banners on my layouts lately, so for this creation I layered a few different sized pieces of pattern papers together and fishtailed the bottoms for a banner effect. I also added a few random strips and torn pieces of paper for some extra textures to the photo stack, then popped it off the page with some foam sheets for dimension.

SO many pretty designs within this one collection. LOVE LOVE LOVE! Especially that floral paper.

FYI - I will list all products used at the bottom of this post, and will update with links once they're available in store 

I also love this sweet sweet face! Oh my Hecking Heck do I love this sweet face! Especially when its cooperative and smiles so sweet!

TO the right of the sweet photo I've created a minster cluster, another favourite technique of mine. I especially like to mix in loads of ephemera pieces, more flowers than anyone ever needs, possibly a cut apart piece or 2, some chipboard, stickers and enamel dots. Layering in and around each other until I think it looks complete.

To balance the layout I usually create some form of visual triangle with extra mini clusters to compliment the main cluster. For this layout I've replicated the floral design , chipboard piece and enamel dots over on the left side of the photo, and created a mini banner cluster top right of the layout.

Here's a list of all the products that I've used for this layout:
12x12 Papers - Abundant, Gypsy Heart, Beautiful Mess, Wild & Free, Flower Child
6x6 Paper pad
Die Cut Ephemera Pack
Vellum Flowers pack
Chipboard stickers
Accessory Stickers
Enamel shapes

Well thats all from me today. I hope this has inspired you in some way.
Be sure to share your creations with us in the Cocoa Vanilla Studio Community group on Facebook, we love to see what you're all making with the fun products available in store.

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Until next time, Happy Scrapping xx


Sunday, October 8, 2017

Book Week | D-lish Scraps

Hello Hello! I'm back today with a new creation for D-lish Scraps. For this post I was set with the task of creating something based off This months Inspiration Board. Now to say this was a challenge is an understatement, but I got there in the end and am extremely happy with the final result. Lets take a look shall we?

I based my main design off the sketch for the board, and stuck strictly to the colours and placements of items as best as possible. I don't tend to scrap with these colours, so although it was a challenge, it was fun to create with. Perfect for scrapping a photo of Leila dressed as Cat in the Hat for Book Week at school.

Heres a reminder of what the board looked like with sketch included...

I kept to the hexagon shape theme but cutting multiple different sizes from many pattern papers I had in my stash. I sewed them down on the page over the top of the strip of white punchinella.

I popped the photo up off the page with some foam, and kept it plain without adding any extra paper layers beneath. 

Next I added a couple of smaller open clusters using some star shaped creative cuts, backed with more pattern papers, a Little birdie flower, large glitter resin dot, faceted enamel dot and some chipboard chevron shapes that I coloured black by pressing my ink pad into.

In the left cluster I've added a flair button to finish off the grouping. Love all these elements!

Next up I added a puffy alpha title, and broke my machine needle late at night when sewing through them lol I also attached a sequin bow for an extra little pop of red.

Lastly some handwritten journalling and a couple of banners to the left of the photo stack using wordfetti pieces. 

All up this was a fun layout to create, and a cute moment in time recorded. 

I cannot wait to see what you all create using this board so be sure to share with us in the Scrap Suite group on Facebook!

Thats all from me today, thanks so much for stopping by. 

Until Next time, Happy Scrapping!
Michelle xx

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Rollin | Scrap the Girls

Hello October! And Hello Scrappy Friends, who can believe we're in the 3rd last month of the year? I certainly can't. With the start of the new month brings many things, one of which is the new Challenge over at Scrap the Girls and we're going all out with the PINK!

I wasn't entirely sure what I wanted to create for this board, whether it was to be something in line with the Think Pink Cancer awareness theme, or just go all out pink. I went with the later after finding a great photo of Leila in here favourite pink pjs, riding her beloved pink scooter, and don't forget the addition of the cupcake footstool as a seat for lazy scooting lol

To carry on the scooting theme, I bent some coloured wire from D-lish Scraps into a Scooter shape and stapled it to the page to keep it in place. I then added some extra loops of wire across the page to create a starting point for the remainder of the layout

Next up I added layers of fun pink pattern papers under the photo, included a doily and popped it up off the page with some foam for dimension. To the right of the photo I added a pink tag, some wordfetti strips and a sequin butterfly, plus a couple of die cut hearts cut from white cardstock.

To the top left of the photo I added some more coloured wire, a flair button, paper flowers and enamel dots, all from the D-lish Scraps store. I also added a pink circle tag and some more of the paper hearts

I created a cluster over on the right hand side of the layout featuring more of the pretty embellishments Ive used in the other clusters. I like doing this with each layout as it creates balance across the page

Lastly I created a crazy title using papers and alpha stickers from my stash. It perfectly sums up Leila and her love of scooting!

Well thats all from me today. Thanks so much for stopping by xx

Until next time, Happy Scrapping!

Monday, September 25, 2017

Dull your Sparkle | Cocoa Vanilla Studio

Hi Scrappy Friends! It's Michelle back here today with a new layout share featuring one of our sweet new Limited edition collections - One in a Million. The colours within this collection are so soft and very pretty, and worked so well with this hilarious photo of Leila from a few weeks back. 

This child of mine is completely crazy, all kinds of hilarious and so much fun! Her latest craze is running around the house with a set of her Dad's ear muffs on for no particular reason other than to make us laugh. So much laughter. 

To create a layout to best represent the photo and its subject, I went a little crazy myself with banners and flags and layers and stuff. Starting with strips of almost all the papers within the collection kit, thick, thin, long and short plus pieces from the Cut apart sheet. So many layers and probably too many details added, but it was a fun creation that came together in no time. 

Once I worked out the placement of all the banner pieces, I strung some twine across the tops added some loops and adhered with staples. I tucked in pieces of ephemera and added some sticky dots for dimension to corners of the banners. I even added some fussy cut butterflies and a flair button from the kit.

Ive used the 3x4 card "Don't let anyone ever dull your sparkle" as the title as it's exactly how I feel about this girl. I hope she's always as fun as she is today, and that no one ever makes her dull her 'sparkle'. Thats what makes her who she is.

I added in the heart to balance out the pink tones across the page and to add a different element other than a banner

Lastly some handwritten journalling and a mini cluster at the bottom of the layout and I called it done.

So many fun pieces within this collection. If you managed to score one before they sold out, please be sure to share what you make with us! 

Thanks so much for stopping by today. I hope this has given you some inspiration to get a little crazy with banners!

Until next time, Happy Scrapping
Michelle xx

Saturday, September 23, 2017

You COLOUR my world | D-lish Scraps

Hello Hello! I'm back with a new layout share for D-lish Scraps inspired by the current Over the Rainbow Inspiration board. For this creation I've used this months Just add paper kit and a bunch of paper punches I have neglected for so long. I've been inspired by so many pages in the last few months that have used this technique so I thought I'd give it a try. 

I had the perfect photo ready for this layout, one of Leila from a couple years back that I'd recently re edited using a fun app on my phone called Color Pop. The app allows you to create a black and white photo with parts in full colour. So fun! 

The colours of Leila's dress are the best mix of Rainbow, which are perfect for using with this months Just add paper kit. The selection of goodies this month is full of pretty pops of colours that perfectly compliment each other in every way possible. 

Heres a look at the full kit if you haven't seen it at all this month...

Quite a few of my favourite items within this kit - journal its, a sequin bow, paper flowers, flair buttons, an awesome yellow tag, some fun washi tape and more!

I left the large wood veneer raw as I felt it would blend into the background if it was any other colour.  You can also see a close up of a few punched designs Ive used to create the strips along the background. I fussy cut the yellow label from the journal its pack and tucked it into the strips. I've also adhered the glitter heart to the layout using foam tape as the back is slightly curved and wouldn't hold using regular tacky glue.

To the right of the photo I created a cluster using the Sequin bow, 2 of the paper flowers, a flair button, flower button and some of the pretty faceted enamel dots from the store

I've added a couple of lines of journalling under the strips, something I'm really enjoying seeing on my layouts more since my typewriter stopped working.

Lastly I felt the top of the layout needed a little colour so I created a cluster to balance it all out. I;ve used a journal it from the kit, some remnants of the strips from the centre of the layout, a tiny strip of washi tape, a button and more of those pretty faceted enamel dots. 

Well thats all from me today, I hope this has given you inspiration on how to get use from this months Just Add Paper kit. Please be sure to share your creations made with D-lish Scraps goodies via our Facebook group The Scrap Suite, we love seeing what you all make 😍

Until Next time, Happy Scrapping!
Michelle xx

Monday, September 11, 2017

One of a Kind | Cocoa Vanilla Studio

Hello Hello! I'm Back today to kickstart a new week of Inspiration for Cocoa Vanilla Studio featuring all things STICKERS. We're talking accessory stickers, chipboard stickers, alpha stickers and even washi tape stickers. I'd even consider the sweet enamel shapes as stickers - they are sticky lol

For my layout share today I've used the amazing new collection Bohemian Dream. If you're a follower of our Facebook page and Community group you would have seen the MOUNTAIN of boxes in a shipment that Zoe has just received. It has arrived! WOO HOO. It may take some time for it to load into the store, so for now you can drool all over the prettiness shared here ;)

This collection is absolutely Stunning, and has absolutely surpassed my obsession for the Make a Wish collection. I'm loving the bright pops of colour, mixed with soft water colours and darker prints. The sweet floral designs are perfectly pretty and those hearts.... so cute! I've chosen the photo of Leila purely for the colour of her shirt that ties in with the colours of the collection.

I've created a grid style layout using a selection of papers from the 6x6 paper pad. I cut 2x2inch squares and arranged them randomly before sewing around or through each individual square.

I backed my photo with another 6x6 pattern paper, the 6x6 version of the Abstract paper that I'd cut into 2 triangles for a different project but didn't use. I layered the photo into the corners of the paper and cropped the excess off. I also layered a cut apart piece behind and an accessory sticker before raising it up with some foam for dimension.

Now I'm not sure about everyone else, but I consider my Accessory sticker sheets an extension to my die cut ephemera packs. They're perfect for layering in clusters and adding a finishing tough to empty spaces, and sometimes even being used for Title work. So many sweet sentiments and those chipboard stickers give some great dimension to a page!

With all this in mind my next task was to create a large cluster with as many stickers as I could, without over doing it. I used the "One of a Kind" piece from the sticker sheet as my title for the layout, and raised it with some foam tape to make it stand out more. Tucked in under and around this are more accessory stickers, a large floral chipboard sticker, a couple of chipboard sticker hearts, enamel dots and some ephemera pieces.

Once I was comfortable with the main cluster, I worked on all the mini clusters using more Accessory stickers and enamel dots. I selected random squares to fill within a visual triangle to create an even flow of embellishments in an already busy background. I also added in a few ephemera pieces to compliment the added colours and stickers.

All of the little word stickers and strips are perfect for documenting a 'just because' layout of Leila, with each one singing out sweet little sentiments I want her to remember in years to come.

Thats all from me today. I hope this has given you some inspiration to go crazy with stickers! I know it has for me :)

Until Next time, Happy Scrapping!