Monday, February 22, 2016

Go wherever the wind takes you

Let's scrap some water photos next week! Maybe you go sailing or cruising, maybe you're a beach bum or you own a pool - whatever it is, we'll scrap it!

Let's use soft browns and light blues, with a dash of bright red. Then add some puffy texture spots...

and a paper button, some die-cutting... 

and a metal tag (these vary in colours, but are all water-related).

I can't wait to see you in class 
on Leap Day (Monday, 29/02) at 9:30am or 
on Tuesday (01/03) at 10am and 6pm
at TJ's Scrappin' With Style
Cost is $25 incl materials (or $20 if you want to bring your own)

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Every little thing

Ok, so I admit that I usually choose the papers first and then find a photo to match. In this instance, the one that matched best was one of Joel in a green jumper (but the paper was too girly) or me - yikes. 

Hands up who doesn't often scrap photos of themselves? Let's be brave, we should be included in our albums! Here I have used the "Provencial" collection by Kaisercraft, because I really like the dark green on light grey combination. It's not my usual "go to" colour combo, but I was just drawn to it (and usually anything named "provencial" makes me run). 

There are some soft layers with crackle paint and a bit of fussy cutting (not too much, you know I hate it)... 

...some chipboard and glass glitter for extra chunk and a few flowers. Did you know you can customise plain white flowers to match anything you want? In this case, they needed a little bit of green.

So, if you'd like to create something pretty with me, join me in class on Monday (22/02/16) at 9:30am or Tuesday (23/02/16) at 10am and 6pm. As usual at TJ's Scrappin' With Style. Cost is $25 incl all materials

Today I choose happiness

Are you worried about your layout looking washed out? Muted colours pop when matched with black. 

Let's get out the Cricut machine and have some fun with repetitive shapes. 

The white circles are stamped with a glass lid from one of my jars. It just happens to be the right size. 

Ink the raised side of an embossing folder before running it through the machine and you get an inked design. It always looks a little distressed, which is exactly the look I'm after!

Who says you can't add a little sparkle to a boy's photo? 

Do you every start off scraplifting someone else's layout and it comes out looking totally different? My layout was inspired by this one:

by Missy Whidden, found here. I just loved the overlapping circles, but knew that it would take us forever to die cut these in class, so I cut circles on the Cricut instead. 

♥ Geli ♥