I drew on few of the recurring elements in her work – journaling on the photo, the use of repetition, subtle colours, pink, stars, banners, and most importantly, a focus on the words. One of the things Ali Edwards is well known for is her ‘One Little Word’ workshop, where a chosen word to focus on for the year throughout albums and layouts. I used this idea in my layout as well. You can find a short video of my layout here. Thanks for stopping by!
Welcome to the third episode of the ‘Inspired By…’ series I am doing in collaboration with Jen Schow. This layout we have drawn our inspiration from Paige Evans. The following three pages are the ones that I chose to get motivated to create. I loved the clusters of similar coloured punched shapes and embellishment, and the use of punches. You can find my process video for my layout here.
I chose yellow, teal, and navy as my colour scheme, with hints of gold. I used two different sized butterfly punches, and various embellishments and papers from the March Hip Kit, and the Rivers and Roads Scraptastic Kit. I think navy, teal, and gold have featured in so many of my recent layouts, I just love these colours! I also love the dimension the punched butterflies give the page. Here is my completed layout, it’s a bit different than my usual format, but I just love how it turned out, and it still fits well in my album beside my other pages. I kept my clusters of three enamel dots, added mist, and layered paper behind the photos to make it in keeping with my regular style.
Welcome to the second installment of the ‘Inspired By…’ series I am doing along with Jen Schow, where we take inspiration from a person, or a moodboard, or another layout, or anything that strikes us with ideas! You can find the video process of this layout here. This episode we chose Shimelle Laine. Watching her videos was what got me back into scrapbooking and finding my own style, so it was an inspiration that was very special to me. I knew I wanted to start with a large chipboard element, as a lot of Shimelles pages have a large embellishment on them. I chose a camera as that is one of her favourite motifs. I then went through some layouts on her Pinterest Board, and came across this one, which I particularly liked. I wanted to include the circular cluster at the top of the page, and the placement of the other 2 clusters, as well as the long title with 3 different fonts, and the woodgrain elements. Inspiration everywhere!
The more subtle inspired elements I have included are to use the camera motif 3 times on my page (you will notice the layout by Shimelle includes woodgrain washi at each embellishment cluster, she often brings the same element to three different points on the page in a visual triangle) and to also ensure each colour is used at each of the 3 different points as well (light blue, navy, gold, and kraft).
There’s something very joyous and fulfilling making layouts about children. It is most likely because we know we are capturing a fleeting moment, that they grow so fast, and they will change with each passing week. Already looking at pictures from 12 months ago, I’m still astounded at the differences that manifest with each change in season. I had these photos of my nephew from 2013 and just adore how he is laughing in them. He seriously has the cutest giggle – I wish I could scrapbook sounds! You can find my process video here.
Today I created a layout to share using the following recipe that was posted for the Weekend Challenge on the Hip Kit Club Member Forum Facebook Page.
Recipe: Aqua, Pink, Navy, Gold, Triangles, Something sparkly, Hand or machine stitching
I loved all the colour prompts, so they weren’t a problem, but triangles and stitching were definitely a change from my usual style! I inked some dark wood veneer triangles in a light pink, and stamped a navy triangle stamp to layer behind them. I just love how they came out. As I don’t own a sewing machine, or even a needle and thread, I used stamp which gave the effect of stitching. It is very subtle and stamped in a very light aqua near the wood triangles.
For more information and to follow my process, you can watch my layout video here.
I decided to enter Jen Schow’s 500 subscriber challenge over on You Tube, which was to use punches on your layout. I definitely don’t utilise my stash of punches enough. I pulled out these four to use.
I had some pictures from nearly 7 years ago when I attended my first Bon Jovi concert, and I thought they would work well with the Scraptastic September 2014 We Will Rock You Kit and Add On as it had music references throughout.
Everyone who knows me, knows I love Bon Jovi. I have seen them twice in concert, which is lucky as we don’t get too many big acts coming to Christchurch, New Zealand!
You can see above I used the notebook punch on a paper layer, and I also used the ticket punch for the Admit One stamp, which co-ordinates with the punch. I also punched 3 scalloped circles to tuck in to the embellishment clusters, and the tag punch to give some interest to a yellow & grey striped paper.
I had some fabric thickers, which I sprayed with Navy mist for my title. Overall, this is a busier layout than what I usually do, but I really love how it turned out.
One of the September challenges at Scraptastic Club is to Make it Glittery! I definitely knew I would contribute a layout, as glitter is one of my favourite things to add to a page, whether it be a sparkly font, brad, washi or paper. I had a photo of me and my sister outside the house we grew up in, and I had drafted some journaling for this particular snapshot already, so thought I should get it on a layout. As it was a lot of writing, I popped the photo on some foam tape so I could slip the journaling behind it, and keep it tucked away. I added a tab to the top right corner so it could easily be pulled out and read.
I had some really old glitter brads in my stash, so I mixed these with some sequins and gems to dot around the page. I also added the year the photo was taken with some glitter letter stickers on top of a vellum tag. I had to use that beautiful rose wood veneer too.
I mostly stuck to the September ‘The Girl’ kit for this layout, which had elements from the Pink Paislee – Solstice Collection, Teresa Collins – Something Wonderful Collection, Echo Park – We are Family Collection, Heidi Swapp – Dreamy Collection, and American Crafts – Shimelle Collection. I love how the kits take the guesswork out of mixing and matching supplies, and give such a good range of products. I only added a few bits from my stash, including a doily, the gold Thickers, and the gems.
I love how the soft pinks, blues, and kraft really complement the picture, and let the glitter touches I have added shine. As well as the gems, letter stickers, and Thickers, I also added some pink glitter washi from the kit tucked in as layers, and added a bow from the kit as well that had a touch of gold glitter on it. Here is my finished layout.