Wednesday, 17 October 2018

Apple Bobbing | Lisa-Jane Johnson | Small Photos

Hey there lovely crafters!  Is anyone getting in the spooky spirit yet?  I absolutely love Halloween and couldn't wait to break into the new Simple Stories Vintage Halloween collection.


I have a few Halloween photos from a visit to Beaulieu last year where some of us tried out hand (face?) at apple bobbing.  It's a place full of interesting things which is lovely but not when you want to focus on the main element of the story.  I do have photos of the wider view but for this layout I cropped the 6x4 photos down to 3x3 to hone in on the main elements.



I took the middle out of the black patterned paper and then cut a 3 inch strip of the orange pumpkin and filled the rest with the off white paper that has this amazing layered effect already printed on it.


I mounted my small photos on off white cardstock to give a better contrast against the busy papers.  Because of the layered look in the paper, the layout didn't need much in the way of embellishments.  


I used part of a cobweb border cut file from the Pretty My Page shop to the left and right edges and then added a couple of stickers from the collection.  I also added a very old ticket from October Afternoon, some very old Jenni Bowlin letter stickers and some black gems for texture.

We look forward to seeing your layouts with small photos!

Happy crafting.





Monday, 15 October 2018

Adorable | Sarah Costain | Small Photos

Sarah here today with my layout using a small photo.

Autumn is my favourite time of year so I love a seasonal layout or two.
To create my background I used a leaves stencil and texture paste. I then added colour using Mermaid Markers and a little water. Once this was dry I splashed Color Shine on top.


To add some texture and height to my photo I added some tissue paper followed by paper layers (mostly from an older Mind the Scrap kit) which I distressed with scissors. To pop it all up I added fun foam to the back.


My title is a Perspectives by Bramble Fox, I love to use premade titles like this and the colour really helped draw attention to my little boy in the photo.


The cute illustrated stickers by Mrs Brimbles added a whimsical touch to the layout.


For a finishing touch I added sequins and enamel dots in amongst the leaves.


You can check out the process video over on the UK Scrap Addicts YouTube channel, just click here.


Thanks for joining me and have a Happy Scrappy Day :)

Sarah







Saturday, 13 October 2018

Travelling through Autumn! | Small photo's | Ramblings of Geo

I decided this month to step away from Smashbooks, and show you a spread i did in my travellers notebook!



I only put my instax photos in this one, so it was a perfect excuse to print some autumnal photos of my dogs on a walk in the park.

I used the Vicki Boutin Color Wheel stamps in the red, orange, and yellow theme. I used a nice vibrant Autumnal yellow as the back ground for one page, i made leaf prints with a stencil i recently bought of a fellow scrapper on a facebook selling site.

I used my Mind the scrap kit for the ephemera of the little girls, and the stickers were mainly from the Amy Tangerine Shine on booklet.





You can watch the video here - https://youtu.be/S0DdERv2134

Thursday, 11 October 2018

Helping Hands | Elaine King | Small Photos

Good morning all

Didn't you just love this months prompt over on the UK Scrap Addicts Blog? I love to use small photos as it is always great way to use up several photos at once.  Here is the layout I made this month using the prompt 




When I am doing this I usually use a photo editing app. In this case I used Pic Collage so you can make lots of photos fit into a grid. I find that most online photo printing services will offer a 'square photo' option these days. I have discovered that the UK photo printing services of Snapfish offer a 4" square option and Free Prints offer a 5" square option. In this case I used the 5" option from Free Prints rather than print the photos out myself. 

To make this layout I used 4 photos that I had set into a square. In these apps you can often choose a background colour too. In this case I chose a cerise pink background which I echoed by using a cerise pink piece of cardstock as my background. 




Once I had cut apart my four photos in the grid I used them with a page kit from Crafts4Eternity 

I made some home made embellishments using washi tape for the central square and highlighted some of the black that features within the patterned papers. 



I made a cluster in the bottom left with more punched black card and some die cut circles that served as a journaling spot. 



I then punched a 2" heart for co-ordinating card and covered in sequins too. Each of the squares that were not photos were cut and layered to give each a cerise pink frame too. 



To finish I added flowers from my stash and some black puffy alphabet stickers that I got from The Works. 

My only dilemma is the title.. should it be Helping Hand..or Helping Hands??? You decide!! 



Wednesday, 10 October 2018

Good morning crafty ones!



It's time for another free cut file and this month we wanted to give you an another idea for incorporating your small photos.  



We are now able to supply both the Silhouette file and the SVG file so that all makes of digital die-cutters should easily be able to use our files.  You can of course use the file from this image using the instructions here.  Please do let us know if you have any issues using the files.


The SVG is here.

The Silhouette file is here.

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 and makes us sad.  

Bye for now
x


Sunday, 7 October 2018

Wipeout | Amy Kattenbelt | Small Photos

SO in this month of October, UK Scrap Addicts are working with the theme of 'small photos'. I decided for my layout i would create a grid style sketch to work with. Grid designs are a great way to use several small photos on one layout. I really hope you might give this sketch a go too. Using small photos is great when you are trying to tell a story, or when the photos you really want to document are low quality - in my case as the people were moving they were pretty blurry and couldn't have been printed in  a large size. Be sure to come and join us over on our Facebook page and share all your small photo creations with us!


You can see how the layout was create, in real time, over on our YouTube channel.









Friday, 5 October 2018

Lets Explore / Sheena Rowlands / Small Photos

Hi there Scrap Addicts x Sheena here again.

This month we have been challenged to create using small photos. Generally I tend to scrap with just 1 photo on a layout so I also challenged myself to use more than 1 photo.

Lets Explore.

Once I had decided to scrap photos from a recent road trip to France I printed 5 photos all 2 1/2 inch square, in fact only 4 made it on my page in the end. I keep all my travel themed papers and embellishments together just to make it easy when I scrap. I loved the map paper from Crate Paper Here and There range & had to use it as my base.


Originally I cut my title on the Silhouette with the intention of backing it with patterned papers but I loved the base paper so much I decided to leave the title unfilled but elevated on foam pads.


I gathered my photos plus some papers and postcards to layer with and added them across the bottom of my page & adhered them when I was happy with how they looked. I then added 3 clusters of embellishments plus a few hand written details.


I love how this came together & we would love to see your pages featuring small photos over on our FB page.
Till next time x




Wednesday, 3 October 2018

#Bao Burger | Terri Morris | Small Photos

Terri here, ready to kick start a new month here on the UK Scrap Addicts blog. This month the focus is on using small photos. The team have got some amazing layouts to showcase and I'm sure you'll enjoy looking at them as much as I do.


Although the trend is for using only one photo per layout, it is also on trend to use small photos. I love using multiple photos but often find myself with only one used.


I used a mix of my favourite techniques for this layout (paint, fussy cutting and stamping!) for this page plus it as features some of my favourite colours!


I'm determined to get some of my older stash used up. So I've made a promise to myself that even if I use the newest collections I have to add some elements from my older supplies.


Thanks for joining us on the blog, don't forget to share your layouts with us over on the Facebook group. We will have a folder for each month's theme so feel free to add it in there.

Happy Scrapping!



Saturday, 29 September 2018

Paradise Memories | Kirei Baldwin | Paint

Hi UK Scrap Addicts!

Kirei here with my take on this month's UK Scrap Addicts theme which was to use paint on a layout.


I had these lovely shell cut-files that I wanted to use with the Wild Heart paper collection from Crate Paper so decided to back fill them with paper that was painted in coordinating colours. I used an Inklingz paint from Shimmerz and a couple of the Starlights Metallic Paints from Imagination Crafts. Once they were dry I cut them out and then mixed some of the paint with texture paste which I used through a stencil onto each of the shell backgrounds. The cut files were then raised on foam pads to add dimension.


I layered my photo with some of the 'Wild Heart' papers and some of the cut apart tags.


I added embellishments from the coordinating 'Wild Heart' stickers and ephemera. 



Finally finishing off with my title using the chipboard stickers and the lovely glittery Thickers from the range.


So why don't you join in with this month's 'Paint' theme and share your layouts over on the UK Scrap Addicts Facebook page and join in with the chat.... we love to see what you create!

Thanks for looking, happy scrapping!











Thursday, 27 September 2018

I won't give up on us | ScrappyNerdUK (Claire) | Paint


It's nearing the end of Summer here so that means one thing - no more super bright layouts! We head into Autumn colours, photos of Hot Chocolate and crisp Autumn mornings and then onto the Big C!!!

But....For now...I bring you one last hurrah of this summer season and who can resist a rainbow layout (I know I can't!).

So this months theme was paint. I decided to use some acrylic paint markers for this layout and I have teamed this layout up with my Alpha Attack series on Youtube to demonstrate that you can use paint to change the colour of any type of Alpha or Thicker (because we usually have lots of those in our stash right!?).

So my thought was rainbow rain. I know this sounds crazy but here is how the layout came together.

I grabbed a whole load of half used Thicker packs from my stash and started sticking them randomly over the lower 2/3 of my page. (I did Gesso my page first knowing I was going to be applying white paint over the Thickers).

Once these were all stuck down, I then added a layer of Gesso (I actually added 2 layers because I wasn't sure how thick the coverage would be from the paint markers).

Once I had let the Gesso dry, and you can use a heat tool to speed the process up (I certainly did), I then applied 2 layers of white acrylic paint over the whole page.



Next came the hard decision as to where I was going to include my photo. I didn't want to cover too much of the background up so I went with a photo that I could cut down to just the subject image (my husband in this case) and I packed the photo with a small amount of 3 different patterned papers around the edges.

This is where the fun part came in. I used the acrylic paint markers to colour in each alpha using the ROYGBIV colours (apart from I had to substitute Indigo for Pink) and I worked my way across the page with each colour. Next I added some of the paint onto a non stick mat and added a little water and went splatter crazy! I tried to keep the coloured splatters within each of their own colour sections. I then went tone on tone with adding some enamel dots in hearts and star shapes.

I did back my white cardstock onto a piece of rainbow(ish) patterned paper. I had used a sheet of Bazzill Marshmallow cardstock which is primed for Mixed Media but it had buckled a little. So cutting down a 1/2 inch from each the top and bottom, I then mounted this onto the patterned paper to held smooth out the warping.

Next I free hand cut some clouds and used a black paint marker to give these a faux stitched border as these were getting lost on the background. Finally, because clearly there were not enough Alphas already on this layout!, I then added my title into the left cloud. I even popped a sun in to the top right cloud to keep with the theme.

In total I used a massive 97 Alpha Stickers!!! And now I need a lie down. Thanks for visiting our blog today. Be sure to head back for more inspiration throughout the month from the other ladies. Oh and we have a new theme on 1st October!!


If you want to watch the process for this layout then you're in luck as there is a process video right here for you. So be sure to head on over to our Youtube channel where you will find hundreds of videos to keep you inspired!
Youtube link below.
See you next month!!



Claire xxx

Tuesday, 25 September 2018

Dream, Dream, Dream / Jackie Ashton / Paint

Hi Crafters,

Jackie here with my layout for this months theme - Paint.  I decided to do a mixture of two inks on my background.  

To add the colour to my background paper, I added oxide ink to a plastic sheet and then added water to the ink which turns it into a colour wash, which can then be added either by using the packaging technique, turning the plastic sheet over and placing it onto the cardstock or by using a paint brush.  The ink colours I used were Twisted Citron (green) Mustard Seed (yellow) and a small amount of Tumbled Glass (blue).




I kept my photo to the right of my page, so that the colour wash was visible.

I used Maggie Holmes - Willow Lane Collection that you can find at Hey Little Magpie, and added a Flair Badge also Hey Little Magpie.




The mini word stickers are from Simple Stories,




This is an easy technique to add some additional colour to your background, without the background details taking over the page.


See you next month