Saturday, 23 June 2018

Baby Boy Blue | Lou Thompson | One 6x4 photo

Hello scrappers and welcome to my 2nd piece for UKSA. This month's challenge was to make a layout using one 6x4 photo, so style wise, this was very much open to interpretation.

I had this gorgeous blue  and white coloured wooden board page I have been dying to use and remember this cute photo of my nephew I took when he was little. Has has the most amazing blue eyes  and a cute blue fluffy coat on so just goes great with this paper.

I have a few favourite mixed media items currently; Prima Impasto paints and Ranger Oxide inks. I chose a few paints and mixed them with modelling paste. I also took a few oxides in matching colours and used these along with the paste to add stenciling to the background. I am just loving blues and greens at the moment so really love the results.

From there it was fairly easy as I didn't want to loose all this lovely texture so kept it simple. I added die cuts and a journalling card, washi, a wooden circle, a resin flower, some stickers and chipboard alphas, a tassel and a perspex camera and word.

Here are some close ups and please so visit my YouTube channel to see the process. If you enjoy the video, please give me a thumbs up and maybe a comment so I know you like what I am doing :)

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Thursday, 21 June 2018

Here & Now | Karen Moss | One "6 x 4" Photograph

Hello, hello - Karen here with my page using one 6 x 4 photo. If I am going to  scrap with just one photo I tend to use 7 x 5, or larger or a small square.   So this was a challenge that make me think.

I started by making an inky background in colours that complimented my paper range (Kaisercraft Miss Betty).  If you look at my YouTube here you will see how I did this.

I cut some pennants for the main base of my page and staggered them down the inked cardstock, which I had mounted onto a piece of pink woodgrain paper.

After mounting my photo onto a piece of patterned paper I added a doily to the left of my photo and another one, cut in half, to the top of my page.  

I then placed 'fussy cut' flowers to the bottom right and top left. 

The last thing to do was to add my title and scatter some sequins and sparkly hearts around the page. 

You can catch up with what the other talented ladies have made this month, or in previous months come to that on our YouTube channel, on Instagram or on our Facebook page.

Until next month 'Happy Scrapping' xxx

Tuesday, 19 June 2018

Bright & Bold | Create with Cayleigh | 6" x 4" photo

Hi Guys!!

This month's challenge was well-a real challenge. I love to make mini albums or photo books but there isn't much you can do with one 6" x 4" photo! So I decided to go back to my first love, 12 x 12 layouts.

I don't have any measurements for you today but I hope you like my creation!

If you want to see how it was made, check out my Youtube video...

Hope you are enjoying this months theme! I'd love to see your creation,
Love Cayleigh May

Sunday, 17 June 2018

Surprise Party | Lisa-Jane Johnson | One 6x4 photo

Hi there scrappers!  It's Lisa-Jane from Pretty My Page here today with my take on the single 6x4 challenge.  I scrap with single 6x4 photos most often because I tend to get them printed in batches.  I just send bulk orders off and then when I have them in my hand I can see if I think they might be better in a different format or perhaps in black and white etc.  Any photos I don't use I can give to my daughter to scrap book and when I'm paying 5p a print I don't really mind not using them all!

For this layout I was trying to use up some of the final precious remains of my Simple Stories Love and Adore collection that I have been using to scrap my surprise 40th birthday party.  I was getting short of larger pieces for backgrounds so I added in this pretty bow paper from a big paper pad onto a frame that I had left over from using the middle section on another layout.  Of course I had to have a border - I always have to have a border at the moment.  

I wanted to try out a new stencil so I added some butterflies to the bottom of where I intended my photo stack to go and some gorgeous script towards the top left.  I love how it adds a subtle layer and a bit of interest.

I tend to shy away from glitter without their being a good reason for it and I kinda think a surprise party is definitely a good enough reason so I embraced the glitter alphabet!  

I mounted my actual photos in fairly plain papers from the paper pad so I wasn't wasting the best patterns under the photo - please tell me I'm not the only one who does this?  That way I could use the dwindling Simple Stories pieces for bigger impact elsewhere.  Some stickers and chipboard from the range, matching enamel dots (they do match, those red ones are actually pink in real life...) and then some vibrant pink twine helped to bring it all together.  I really was led by the pieces I had left over on this layout but I love the way it turned out.  Now it's over to you!

Happy scrapping!

Wednesday, 13 June 2018

Beautiful | Elaine King | One 6 x 4 photo

Good morning all

Thanks for joining me again on my journey showcasing British suppliers in the UK Scrapbooking industry. It gives me so much pleasure to support these small businesses and share my experiences with you all. 

For this month's prompt the Creative Team were tasked with creating a layout using just one 6 x 4 photo. As this is something I do regularly I wasn't fazed by this challenge but I wanted to share some techniques with you that may inspire you to get involved too. 

To start with I took several pieces of scrap white card stock and cut them into rectangles and layered them on a white background. I adhered them with medium gel and spread texture paste using a pallet knife to create texture. I also used a stencil with the same texture paste to add further interest.

Next I took some Tim Holtz Distress Oxides, (bought from Crafts4Eternity in Weston Super Mare) and added some pink and grey and misted with water to give it a splattered look. Once dried I then took an inch off each edge and layered the white cardstock onto a pink sheet of card (having gutted it first to use later).

I then took some scrap of pink and grey patterned papers an arranged them over the top of the textured rectangles with some die cuts I'd had for a while in my stash that one of my dear friends had cut for me. We got to know each other through the UK Scrappers forum and I am still an active member there. It's a shame more people aren't so if you have a spare few minutes, why not pop over and say hello? 

Anyway.. then I used some Prima washi tape, also sourced from Crafts4Eternity from one of their add ons from a monthly page kit, and layered this too. 

Finally I added the photograph that I had matted on  the gutted pink card and decorated with flowers from my stash. The little word expressions to the left of the photo are from a sticker sheet from Kaisercraft called P.S. I Love You as is the little heart above the photo too. 

I do hope you like the layout and it gives you some ideas how to use some of your scraps and add dimension. 

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, 12 June 2018

Free Cut File - June

Hey there lovely crafters!  

Are you ready for another free cut file?  How about something to celebrate the lovely British weather that is oh so changeable?  We've created these cute polaroid frames for you to enjoy and we'd love to see them in action so please do share your creations with us in our Facebook Group and tag us on any social media so that lots  more people can be inspired.

As always, these cut files are for your own personal use only.  Selling the files either digitally or in die cut form is a breach of copyright.  

You can find instructions for downloading and using the cut file in Silhouette here.  And don't worry if you don't have an electronic die-cutter, we've got some ideas for using them without one here.

Happy scrapping!

Monday, 11 June 2018

Dinotastic! | RamblingsofGeo | 4x6 Photo

Hello everyone, Welcome to June's theme of 4x6 photos!

4x6 photo layouts, quite easy you would think... however when you document in a SmashBook it's so normal to ram loads of photos in it. Having the opportunity to only use one photo was somewhat of a challenge for me.

I picked a photo of my godchildren at a birthday party as i knew i had a couple of bits of memorabilia to bulk it out with. I used one single 4x6 photo, a leaflet of the party organisers, a cupcake topper, and lots, and LOTS of random embellishments.

Its quite a full on page full of embellishments, but i think i made it work..

If you want to have a look how i threw this together, then check out the video below!

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Thank you for reading!