Thursday, 27 February 2020

Little Stories | Kirei Baldwin | Use More Than One Collection

Hi UK Scrap Addicts!

It's Kirei here with a layout for this month's challenge which was to use more than one collection. I like many of you probably do tend to just stick to the same collection as it is easy to match up papers and embellishments so I liked this challenge!

I pulled out Pink Paislee's 'Again and Again' collection which went well with the photo of me with an owl... and then looked through my stash to see what else worked with this collection. I still had some bits left from the Crate Paper Maggie Holmes 'Heritage' collection and it was perfect as it had similar muted colours.

First I stuck three strips of papers from the two collections down the left side of the layout, distressing the edges as I went. I also used a mix of patterned papers to back my photo and then attached that to the layout using foam pads on the top edge.

Then I built up embellishment clusters to each side of my photo and above it using lots of ephemera and stickers from both collections.

To finish off I included some journaling on a couple of labels, and then added a title from the coordinating sticker set. As you can see I had the perfect ephemera to go with my photo!

Why don't you check out what the rest of the Creative team have come up with this month, there's lots of fab inspiration for using more than one collection and it's a great way to use up that stash! Also join us over on the UK Scrap Addicts Facebook page where you can share your layouts. Thanks for looking and I'll see you next month!

Happy Scrapping!

Tuesday, 25 February 2020

Just Smile | Jackie Ashton | more than one collection

Hi Crafters,

Jackie here with my take on February theme - use more than one collection on your layout.

Just Smile

The collections I’ve used for this layout are:-

Pink Fresh Studio
Amy Tangerine
Vicki Boutin
Paige Taylor Evans

I love this geometric design of the background, and decided to use if as it is, and add some detail to it by machine stitching down the joining colours.

I then layered by photographs, which I printed on a 6x4 photo paper, and layered patterned paper behind.

I added some stamping to the background paper.

Both the large word ‘smile’ and mini alphabet are from Pink Fresh Studio.

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Thanks for stopping by.

Till next time,

Happy scrapping,

Friday, 21 February 2020

Wonder | Lisa-Jane Johnson | More than one collection

Hi there Scrap Addicts!  It's Lisa-Jane from Pretty My Page here with you today with my take on this month's challenge. 

When I first started scrapbooking I used to use individual papers and put them together from any old manufacturer.  Then I started using collections and packs because I was scrapbooking more away from home so it was easier to have coordinating packs rather than making up my own kit.  More recently though, I've fallen back in love with switching things up because some of the manufacturers I love don't create collection packs or have far too many papers for me to purchase all of them. 

I store my papers by collection when I first buy them but then I sort them into manufacturers if / when I don't have too many left.  I really loved the Paige Evans Truly Grateful collection when it came out and I wanted to scrap lots of pics of us on a dog walk in the New Forest with it but actually there's a lot of pink and purple in it and not much in the way of greens and autumnal colours! 
I went to my stash of other Paige Evans papers to see what I had that would work with Truly Grateful.  Manufacturers tend to use the same colours in the printing process so there is often a good overlap between collections even if the subject matter and style is quite different.  This is great for stashbusting and stretching your stash and making your pages individual.  Some of the leaves in this layout (using a Paige Evans pre-cut cut file) are backed with Truly Grateful but the ones backed with the mustardy colour, dark green and red papers are all from Pick me Up.

I nearly used a backing piece from Horizon because I fell in love with the bright green but it was too strong so I went with the green stripe from Truly grateful instead.  I couldn't leave it border-less though and I keep a stash of sheets for backing fragile layouts so I used the reverse of one of those.  This is a sheet from an old Amy Tangerine collection that I fell out of love with but it works great as a plain sheet of white instead.

So that's 3 different collections I used really, which isn't much for how I used to scrap actually but it's more than I tended to use recently.  I've definitely got the bug for it again now though!

Beautiful | Sam Ball | Use More Than One Collection

Just before Christmas I was lucky enough to treat my youngest step-daughter Nina to a short break in Paris!

It was somewhere that Nina had always wanted to visit and when the chance came up to go and see our favourite pop idol in concert, I decided to make her wish come true!

When we visited, the Paris transport system was on strike, which made getting around a little bit trickier than I’m used to as there was only one Metro line running! Taxis were charging way more than they normally would and everywhere was gridlocked, so our car journeys were twice as long as so expensive!

Nina and I decided to take to walking everywhere, and whilst I’s still prefer the Metro, I saw so much of Paris that I wouldn’t normally get to see! And, because most trees had lost their leaves, you saw iconic landmarks from places you didn’t realise that you could!

Nina had a wish list of sights to see and one place was to see the enormous Christmas tree underneath the famous domed Galerie Lafayette ceiling. Whilst there, we took the escalator to the roof top floor where the views of Paris are amazing and they have an outdoor skating rink!

I decided to scrap the photo of Nina on the roof top, by the skating rink, and although we couldn’t see the Seine, the aerial view reminded me of a postcard that I had, which co-ordinated perfectly.

I stuck to blues, greens, neutrals and white as my colour theme, and even found a scrapbooking range from a French manufacturer, that I bought a couple of years before whilst at a craft fair in Paris, co-ordinated beautifully.

I created a mixed media background on white cardstock, then simply used elements from both ranges along with the postcard, backing the layout with a piece of woodgrian patterned paper from the French supplier.

These days, and more so for speed, I tend to stick to only one collection, but creating this layout made me realise how much I enjoy mixing things up a bit too!

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Monday, 17 February 2020

Tis The Season To Be Freezin | Karen Moss | More Than One Collection

Hello, Karen here with my February layout using more than one collection.   For this page I used collections from four different manufacturers with a similar blue colour running through them.

I also used some pieces from a co-ordinating embellishment  pack plus I had purchased the associated print and cut file so printed some of these out and cut them on my Silhouette. 

As I wanted to give my layout lots of dimension I used foam pads, doubling them up in places. 

My title was a card cut from one of the cut apart sheets .

To finish, and to add a little sparkle, I used some glitter snowflake stickers.

There is a process video for this page here 

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Wednesday, 12 February 2020

Photo Op - Stephanie Squires - Use more than one collection

Hello my scrappy friends!

So this months blog post.  This months challenge is to use more than one collection.  I really enjoyed this challenge, it made me really stash bust some older papers and embellishments and I was really pleased with the end result.

I used various collections and designers to create this page....Paige Taylor Evans - Whimsical, Vicki Boutin - Field Notes, A kit clubs exclusive ephemera, Puffy stickers from Crate Paper, Perspectives from Bramble Fox, sequins from SpiegelMom Scraps, Jan Hadfield - garden partyvand the frame was made using Bazzill cardstock.

I had the Vicki Boutin pink paper already gutted to a 1 incher boarder. .  I put tape on two sides of the yellow stripy paper (Whimsical) and placed it on top of the border at an angle.  I cut off the border that was no longer needed and trimmed the layout to a 12 inch square.  Not on purpose but whilst tidying my desk I popped the off cut border on top of the page on the left and quite liked it so I trimmed it slightly and stuck that down too!

I created a frame for my photos using bazzill card stock and added my photos behind before adding foam risers to the frame and sticking it at an angle on to my page.  I backed the perspective using a scrap of the Vicki Boutin paper and a sheet of paper from Jan Hadfield's garden party and stuck it on my layout at the same angle as my photo frame.

Most of my cardboard ephemera was stuck onto more of the navy Jan Hadfield paper to give it that extra pop and placed across the layout.

Next came the title using the wording in the perspective as the start of it and using navy thickers to finish it.  I added some puffy stickers from Crate paper to the top and bottom of my layout using some hand lettering to create a second title of "Happy little boss babe"

I used a couple of white perspective hearts, a scattering of sequins and a few cross stitches to complete this layout.

I hope you have fun scrapbooking this months challenge I know I did making it and using up so much of my "odd" bits from various collections.

Until next month,,,happy scrapping!

Steph xoxo

Wednesday, 5 February 2020

R & R | Sheena Rowlands | More than One collection.

Hi there UK Scrap Addicts, Sheena here again x

For our challenge this month we are using more than 1 collection on our layouts. In my craft space I keep some types of supplies together my theme rather than collection - Travel, Love / Valentine & Halloween. I decided using one of these would be a good way to mix collections.

R & R.

I started my layout by choosing an old patterned paper by Making Memories from 2008 !! and added Distress Oxide to this using the packaging technique.

I started with 3 tags as my base, one of which I created as odd numbers always look best. I printed the photo of my Daughter recently on holiday 4x3 inches and used that as a colour guide to choosing my embellishments.

I rooted through my travel storage box and pulled out more ancient Making Memories supplies plus more recent collections from Pinkfresh Studio - Out and About, Crate Paper - Here + There, Crate Paper - Oasis and Crate Paper - Wild heart.

I layered up stickers, chipboard, stamps, tags, ribbon, acetate and puffy stickers onto each tag until I was happy with them and stuck them down.

I hope this inspires you to mix up your collections when you scrapbook. Do share your creations with us over on our FB group.

Till next time x