On the background, I added some stencilling with inks for added interest.
There is no denying that I love mixing up paper ranges together for added interest. I love a good range, but if I can combine all that gorgeous goodness together using bits and pieces then I am as happy as pie.
- KCPK607 Magenta 12×12 Paper Pack
- C8 PP3907 Bold & Brave Paper Pack (12 Sheets + FREE Bonus Sheet)
- C8 SC6038 Our Story Pack
- TB-PT-MTC-B Mono Multi Liquid Glue (Single Unit)
- TW6972 Tape Wormz White Double Sided Foam Tape – 1.5mm x 18mm x 10m
- KCKM132 KAISERmists – Gold Shimmer
- AC NEUTRALS 71082 AC Cardstock 12×12 Textured – Black (10 Sheets)
I had some time to create with the Gentleman’s Emporium so more and made this single page layout. It turned out even better than what I had imagined. I often find it hard to work with browns and greens, but somehow this range with its pretty softer shades was so much better for me personally. And add some bling and you have a winning combination.
Products used: CO726846 Mini Hotfoil Stamp – Gentlemans Emporium -Gentlemans Centrepiece, CO726823 Paper – 12 x 12in – Gentlemans Emporium, CO726819 Paper – 12 x 12in – Gentlemans Emporium, CO726063 Foil – Gold (Iridescent Triangular Pattern) – Heat activated , F CO721964 Foam Mounting Tape – Standard (12mm x 4m)
Welcome to today’s blog post with me Jowilna. I am sharing a single page layout with you today using the Butterfly Garden Collection, with an interesting twist using hot foil.
For my layout background I switched my traditional white background for this golden caramel coloured stripe.
To add interest I used my oink mirror foil to create some striking elements for my page. There’s a number of ways you can achieve this look.
I love how the foil picks up on the pink and purple in the paper but also adds an unexpected element of surprise because of its bold colour and shine – just as bold and gorgeous as my friend in the photo.
I apply gel medium through my stencil and left it to dry, once the gel easy just tacky I added my foil to the gel and rubbed it off using my boned folder.
Then quickly peel off the sheet of foil to reveal this stunning effect. I cut the chevron pieces up to separate them and then added them to my layout.
Secondly I added some ephemera bits from my pack.
I understand the the border is a necessary evil, but i don’t like the thick white border around the elements. But i solve it in a few easy steps…
I simply use my scissors to trim the excess white around the elements smaller, almost like fussy cutting them. This makes for a much neater and nicer looking element.
And in a few easy steps I created a layout I love with this stunning range and a few clever ways of using my stash.
Until next time – live creatively.
If you haven’t gotten your hands on the TCW Tacky when dry gel medium then you are missing out.
This amazing product can be used with your stencils to create amazing foiled effects.
For this layout I used my Hello Sunshine stencil and my Louann stencil for the dots.
I used the tacky when dry gel applied through the stencils and left to dry for about 30minutes.
Then used my Couture Creations Hot foil, place the foil on top of the gel, burnish with my bone folder and then carefully remove the foil to reveal the foiled stenciled images.
This range of papers come with gorgeous stamps as well.
Fussy cut flowers in a gold metallic paper look amazing with all the gold elements.
More stamped elements combined with gold glass glitter.
Gold foiled stencil work on old book paper look amazing.
This layout was created with left-over papers from a double page layout I created. I lvoe using all my scraps to create with, not wasting anything.
Paper and products available from The Funky Llama South Africa.
I am absolutely in love with this gorgeous range of papers. I wanted to create a beautiful layout of my niece and these papers were just perfect.
I loved the fussy cut sheet to cut out all the elements from and to create clusters of layered elements.
As much as I love this paper range, I also love the element of surprise and so I added a strip of Kaisercraft paper into the mix.
Combined with the papers and cut out elements I used some microbeads, mica and diamante to add dimension and interest in between the beautiful floral elements.
Paint splats across the background in the colours of the papers make for a visually interesting effect.
I splat over the entire page design, just covering my photo so that the paint splats also land on top of the cut out flowers adding interest over the entire page.
I have always prided myself at the fact that I wanted to keep scrapbooking and memory keeping affordable and accessible to everyone. Yes I know every month there are loads of new product out on the market, new papers that are simply prettier
than the previous range, new technique products, more versatile stamps and stencils – and believe me we all fall into the trap of wanting it all.
Which brings me to my point. I made this layout with left-over papers from a double page. The only product I added was thread, 3 flowers, some stamen clusters, gold glitter, diamante and a few leaves – all things I had.
And of course my trusty sewing machine and favorite punch for detail.
Did I want to turn it into a layout with tons of flowers, loads of mixed media techniques, half a jar of art stones, inks, mists, charms, more flowers and stuff – sure I did.
Is it really me, well maybe not so much, only once in a while, does it make sense in my life and those who want to re-create the layout because they have the paper – definitely not as much.
Where then do we draw the line? Create what you love and what you can afford, or succumb to the pressure of industry giants and icons and follow the masses.
I say stay true to you – don’t succumb to something you are not. Just for the sake of happiness and enjoyment and love.
I loved every real minute of creating this quick and easy and affordable layout using this beautiful paper range, I loved adding the gorgeous flowers I had, recycling the leaves and adding thread and some gold glitter.
I love the softness and the delicate flowers…
I love that I could scrap this gorgeous photo of a beautiful soul…
I love what I do. I love to inspire. I love that I can’t afford all those things because it pushes me to be resourceful and real about my life and memory keeping.
I love that after all these years my clothes are still full of ink splats and glue stains, that life is real and that I love being creative even more than before.
Is it easy – by no means – and that just means that giving up is not an option, although some days it really feels like the only option.
Hi! It’s time to create a colourful background with stamping and hot foil stamps.
Hello and welcome to another blog post with me Jowilna. Today I am sharing a single page layout where I created my own stamped background patterned paper with a hot foil stamp. I love how this turned out and its so fun and easy to create.
step 1 – Place your hot foil stamp onto your craft sheet or scrap paper face up. Use spray ink and mist your hot foil stamp liberally.
step 2 – Flip a sheet of white cardstock over onto the stamp and lightly press down onto the paper where the stamp is underneath it. This pressure will transfer the colour onto the paper. Repeat several times using a single colour.
step 3 – Repeat step 1 and 2 with 2 more colours of spray inks. Keep stamping the image onto the background until you are happy with the look. Leave the ink to dry.
I am sharing this layout using some of the gorgeous dies available combined with the versatile Le Petit Jardin paper range. With the new range of Modern essentials dies its easy to add beautiful details to any project. And that’s exactly what I did with this layout. I used my die-cuts to frame the photo on one side and the Le Petit Jardin Ephemera on the other side – this way I am placing the focus on my photo which is ultimately the most important part of telling the story.
I used the Le Petit Jardin dies, corner and flourish cut out of blue cardstock for my layout. The 2 x corner cuts was used to frame the photo on the right hand side.
The flourish die-cut was grouped together with some ephemera elements on the left hand side of the layout.
To add colour to my layout I used watercolour paint to splat colour onto the background. The colours picked were found in my photo. I love how it makes the layout bright and fun, and together with the paper also a bit grown up.
This range is truly versatile and I like adding colour to it. The colours added to this layout makes for a fun and youthful project.
The donuts sticker used makes further adds to the accent colours used and is a fun addition to an otherwise serious layout.
Welcome to the blog today – I am sharing a beautiful simplistic layout with you today using the Le Petit Jardin range.
This range won’t be complete with the amazing Poppy Hot foil stamp added to it. I think its my new favorite of all designs.
step 1 – Cut out some flowers from the paper #04. I cut out a large selection of all the different flowers to create my clusters with.
step 2 – Cut a strip 3″ (7.5cm) wide from the striped paper piece. Trim the barcode off as well to use from this sheet. Adhere the striped piece flush at the top of your background cardstock piece, and the barcode strip just below it.
Create some hotfoil Poppy elements to use on your layout.
step 3 – Heat your foil stamp in the GoPress and Foil. Place gold foil face down onto the hot stamp.
step 4 – Place patterned paper on top of the foil and then add your shims. I used the back of paper #08 as well as some other scraps to foil my flowers onto.
Send the stacked foil stamp through your GCut machine.
step 5 – Remove the shims and the foiled paper to reveal the foiled image.
Remember to keep your foiled scraps to use – I show you how I recycle these at a later stage.
step 6 – Cut out your foiled flowers – I made some in gold and some in turquoise. See how the patterned paper background adds interest to the foiled flowers.
Assemble your layout by adding your matted photo. Then adhere your flowers clusters and finish off by layering the foiled poppy flowers on top. Add pearls, diamante and stamped details to your layout.
Add some ephemera elements as well.
Thank you popping by today – hope this inspires you until next time.
Couture Creations List of Materials
CO725414Jardin paper #12
CO725449 Jardin pa #04
CO725455 Jardin pa #08
CO725446 Ephemera set
CO725355 Go Press and foil machine
CO724824 GoCut and Emboss Machine
AD49574 Hotfoil Poppy stamp
AD49576 Mini stamps
ULT2000001 Snow White Card stock