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!

Saturday, 9 June 2018

I'm on Holiday! | Giselle Homer | One 6x4 photo

Hello everyone,

I hope you've been able to find some scrapping time during the recent warm weather.

This month's theme is a fairly simple one, to use just one 6" x4" photo. When I saw this picture of my grandson, I knew it would definitely be on my scrapping list!

For this layout I used a water colour paper from Daler Rowney called The Langton. It really holds  paint and ink well without buckling and is available from Hobbycraft in number of sizes. I wanted to keep the focus mainly on the photo so I dabbed pale grey ink over the background using some cellophane packaging material. Then I just lightly stamped over that with two Tim Holtz Distress Inks called Mustard Seed and Peacock Feathers.

I backed the photo with some scraps of patterned paper, one of which looks a bit like his shorts - what luck! And added a flair badge, with a few other embellishments, to a die cut circle to make a little cluster on the right of the photo.

I used American Crafts Thickers for the title and added the die cut 'Hello' which I found in my stash, so apologies for not knowing the manufacturer. I then added another little cluster below the photo to include my journalling spot, some puffy stickers & an enamel dot.

I look forward to seeing what you come up with if you take inspiration from this month's theme, I'm sure you all have lots of 6" x4" photos waiting to be scrapped!

Till next time, happy scrapping!

Thursday, 7 June 2018

Jonah | Amy Kattenbelt | One 6x4 Photo

Hi, Its Amy here, I'm bringing you my layout on this months theme of using a single 6x4 photo on a page. This is something I used to do all the time up until last year when i bought a decent home photo printer. Up until then I would send off my photos in bulk and get them all printed out in 6x4. Recently, i have switched to mainly using smaller sized or square photos, although this is not always true. I still believe that using a photo 6x4 sized means it will be the focal point of the layout and not get lost amongst all the embellishments and patterns.

I tried to keep this layout very simple, and if you head over to our YouTube channel and check out the process video you can see it coming together step by step, and I really hope you might feel inspired to scraplift this layout, especially if you are fairly new to scrapbooking, as you really don't need any special tools to create this layout....its all about the torn edges!

My very favourite colour combinations right now are soft pastels, especially pinks and aquas (also mint green and yellows) with pops of black and white. I used a 2015 Heidi Swapp 12x12 paper pad which I love, not least because its double sided....a paper pad that's double sided! 

After i had layered up my torn papers and matted the photo i embellished the page using fussy cut florals, word stickers, labels and finished it off with sequins and fine splatters of black ink.

I hope you like this layout, be sure to head over to our facebook group and share your layouts that use a single 6x4 photo or any other projects you have been working on recently. See you again next month!

Tuesday, 5 June 2018

Life is Good... / Sheena Rowlands / 6x4 photo

Hi there Scrap Addicts x Sheena here again.

This month we have been challenged to create using a 6x4 inch photo. It wasn't till I looked through my recent layouts did I realise that the photos I tend to scrap have got smaller in recent years. This could be because I tend to print them myself now.

Life is Good...

For this 12 x 12 layout I used a portrait photo of myself and layered it with patterned papers in shades of stone and blue to co ordinate with my photo.

Initially I added some stencilling and stamping to my background cardstock before adding machine stitching both in circles and over the patterned papers. I then cluster my embellishments in 3 places to lead your eye around the layout.

I finished my clusters with a few arrows and enamel dots in similar colours. Then added a Bramble Fox acrylic title, backed with paper to make it pop.

We would love to see your layouts with 6x4 photos on, please share them with us on our FB page.
Till next time x

Sunday, 3 June 2018

Delightful Day | Terri Morris | One 6x4 Photo

Well here we are in the 6th month of the year, seems like only yesterday we were celebrating new year. I'm desperately trying to use up some of my older stash (so I have an excuse to buy more!). This month we are focusing on using a 6x4 photo on our layout. The current trend seems to be very much in favour of using smaller photos (3x4 or 4x4) so it was a nice change to be challenged to use this size.

I added some gesso to the wordy patterned paper and added water colour and mists to the background using the packaging technique although much of it is actually covered by the photo and ephemera.

I've never quite known what to do with the pompoms from the Maggie Holmes 'Carousel' collection but grouping three together in a few areas on this layout gave it some much needed texture. 

I added lots of layers of paper, chipboard, puffy stickers and stamping to create groupings of embellishment around the main photo. I've used a few random pieces like the big wheel but as it was a Museum of Illusion I thought it fitted in quite nicely with the story I was telling.

Thanks for visiting the blog today and don't forge to show us your layouts on our Scrap Addicts Facebook Group or by tagging us on Instagram.

Happy Crafting!

Friday, 1 June 2018

Burton Dassett | Maria La Chica | One 6x4 photo

Hello lovely scrap addicts and welcome to another monthly theme!

This month the design team will be using one single 6x4 photo, so it should be a pretty good month for everyone to join in, as 6x4 is a pretty standard size!

But because I don't really do "standard" anything, this month was a bit of a challenge for me, because I don't get my photos printed in the traditional way, so finding a 6x4 photo was a bit of a challenge for me! Have a look at my video below to see how I overcame this challenge!

And here is my layout:

I know I am biased, because it's my kids, and my layout, etc, but I absolutely love it! I have a "thing" for wood grain backgrounds at the moment, so of course I had to choose it!

The white flowers are by Heidi Swapp, and they are from a 6x6 pack of laser cut papers. I had been saving these flowers for quite a while, but I decided that it was time to make use of them! There is only so much hoarding that a scrapbooker can do!

Here's a close up:

For embellishments I went for white sequins... again! It's another of my go-to embellishments at the moment. I know they are not as in fashion as they were a few months ago, but I seem to be a bit behind on trends :)

And another close up:

And if you have a few minutes to spare, come over our YouTube channel and watch my process video! There's a funny bit where I get frustrated at my Thickers... must watch! :D


Thanks for joining me guys, and read you very soon!

Tuesday, 29 May 2018

XOXO | Kirei Baldwin | Monochrome

Hi Scrap Addicts!

It's Kirei here with my first layout for UKSA, I am really thrilled to be here and look forward to sharing my projects with you each month!

For this month's monochrome theme I decided to go for black and white with gold accents. We had the option of just using shades of the same colour OR black/white and one other so that was my option.

I dug into my Crate Paper Maggie Holmes stash and pulled out all of the black and white papers from the various ranges but ended up just using two! A spotty one as a frame for my layout and the other I fussy cut flowers from it. Without realising it I had used similar papers to Amy who shared her fab layout earlier this month!

I went for a diagonal effect, with my photo as the central point. I layered up the photo with a chipboard frame, a glittered frame and some chipboard stickers and stickers. Then I stuck down the fussy cut flowers and curled the edges to add dimension.

Next I went through all of the Crate Paper Maggie Holmes ephemera and stickers and pulled out anything that was black & white or gold and added those in amongst the flowers.

To finish off I added a simple gold sticker title, journaling and a few precious splatters of gold Heidi Swapp Color Shine.... I can't believe it has been discontinued!

Why don't you give monochrome a go and share your scrappy creations over on our UK Scrap Addicts Facebook page. Don't forget to tag us on Facebook or Instagram!

Happy scrapping!