Thursday, June 22, 2017

You did it! A mosaic of photos

Many of us have way too many photos, but we like to create fancy, beautiful layouts that often feature only one photo. At this rate, we'll never get all the photos scrapped. 

I have talked many times about how to create a second matching page without all the fuss. All you need to do is repeat the background and a few small embellishments and plaster it with lots of photos. The time has come to give this a try in class. I have 9 photos on this double layout and I have cut them up like a mosaic. The idea isn't new, but we haven't done this in years, so let's get scrapping. 

Please choose photos with a "neutral" background, like nature, city sites or backgrounds we can cut out. It's best to choose photos that have a similar background / colour scheme, for a unified look. If in doubt, make it black and white.

Maybe you're not a fan of lots of photos? In that case, you can either use a lot less photos on the left page or simply only do the right page and make it an easy single layout. It kind of started out like one anyway.

The papers we're using have a pretty mint green colour with black and white (the mint green proved tricky to capture in a photo). It is actually a gorgeous neutral colour that will go with a lot of different colours. Hint: The little rows of houses make this the perfect paper range for sight-seeing photos. 

We will also have a go at painting 7 Creek Rd chipboard arrows with the mica mists to get a pretty mint shimmer on a dark backing. Again, that was hard to capture on camera, but it's there in all it's shiny glory.

You will need:
- a stack of photos
- a cutter
- Dimensional Magic or Glossy Accents

Classes are held at Scrappin' With Style @ TJ's
Monday at 9:30am
Tuesday at 10am & 6pm

My original inspiration for this layout came from this one:

I found it on Pinterest (see here).

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Giving money in a card

Recently we went to a wedding and wanted to give some money as a wedding gift. 

 I searched the internet for some creative folding and found this little video on how to make a swan from a dollar bill. You can find the video by clicking here 

The swans were easy to make, but Australian money is made from plastic and won't stay folded, so I had to add a couple of staples and glue dots. No worries, they're easy to remove!

Not only is Australian money plastic, it also features some cool little windows and fairly bright colours. They weren't easy to match up with papers! In the end I made it into a little wallet card, so that the swans pop up when you open it. 

I simply followed the instructions in a video (click here). I hope this gives you some inspiration for next time you want to give money creatively.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

double trouble travel layout

Who enjoys traveling? Let's get lots of photos onto a double layout! 

We'll use the vibrant Graphic 45 papers with lots of blue. You don't have to make it a beachy theme either. Bring lots of photos to cut down to approx. 3x4" and smaller (the sizes and orientations can vary, it's best to bring a pile and we'll choose some in class). Black and white or sepia will go really well too. If you just can't make up your mind, add the photos later.

We will also have another go at doing some heat embossing with the Metallic Melts. As you can see, there are flecks of blue and green in it. If you missed the stamped teen boy page last week, don't miss this cool technique!

You will have a choice of travel / sight seeing titles, frames and keys. 

Would you like to join us in class? Class times are:
Monday at 9:30am
Tuesday at 10am or 5pm (earlier start!!!)
For $25 you will get all materials and mediums and walk away with a finished double page.
See you at Scrappin' With Style @ TJ's
21 Mayes Ave, Logan Central

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Adored - a dream in purple

A dream in purple! Such soft pastels are just begging to be scrapped with pretty photos. 

We are creating a pretty cluster with some of the new products that Toni has. There is a bird bath, birds, a cabochon (6 different styles to choose from), lace, flowers, glitter balls and feather-like thingies, which I like especially. There will be a choice of titles too.
What you need:
- photo(s) - see below
- basic tool kit
- your lovely self
Note that my photo doesn't have any purple in it! Just choose one with soft or neutral tones. Baby photos will suit this really well too. You can scrap a 4x6" portrait photo (like I did), a landscape 4x6" or a series of minis. Even sepia and black & white would look amazing. So please don't feel that you need to find a purple photo. I don't recommend a larger photo as you would cover up too much of the pretty flower pattern. 

Class times:
Monday at 9:30am
Tuesday at 10am & 5pm
Please remember the earlier start for the night class and that you must book in for that. 
See you there!