Friday, 29 June 2018

Happy Day | Kirei Baldwin | 6" x 4" photo

Hi Scrap Addicts!

Kirei here with my take on this month's theme...which is to use one 6" x 4" photo on your layout. Now I am sure many of you use this standard size all the time however I normally use smaller photos as I print them on my Canon Selphy so I had to dig into my hoard of older photos to find a true 6" x 4" to scrap for this month!

I used papers and embellishments from the May kit by Lottie Loves Paper, which included Crate Paper Maggie Holmes Flourish, Jen Hadfield Patio Party, Bo Bunny Early Bird and Pink Paislee Auburn Lane.

I decided that the focus piece for my layout would be the fussy cut flowers from the 'Flourish' patterned paper....and yes, it did take me a while!

Then I mounted my photo on a couple of the patterned papers (I distressed the edges for texture), this was then tucked under the fussy cut flowers.

I used a mix of embellishments from Maggie Holmes Flourish (gold Thickers), Bo Bunny Early Bird (ephemera) and Pink Paislee Auburn Lane (stickers) to decorate the layout as well as add the title. A few lines of journaling to the right of my photo and it was almost done.... just a few splatters of gold Heid Swapp Colour Shine to finish it off!

Why don't you share your layouts using a 6" x 4" photo 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!

Wednesday, 27 June 2018

Beautiful Smile | ScrappyNerdUK (Claire) | 6x4 Photo

Hello ScrapAddicts,

Its my turn on the blog today with my layout based on a single 4x6 photo. This seems pretty easy to work with for me and so I really concentrated on making a big bold title to fill a lot of the space on the page. 

I used the Glitter Girl collection from Shimelle for this layout as in the paper pack there was a 12x12 paper with all of the letters from the alphabet on it and I knew that I wanted to cut these apart to form the basis of my title. 

Once I had cut the paper up, I then had to decide on a title. 

Now, I struggled with this as it was a photograph about myself. I decided to embrace it and call the layout Beautiful Smile.

I only added a couple of areas of embellishments which were located at the top left of my photo, the bottom right of my photo and the bottom right of the page where the title ended. I wanted to maintain a lot of white space on this layout to keep it looking clean and I was happy with the balance of embellishments v. white space on this layout.

You'll see that I tucked in a mixture of die cuts and stickers to each cluster and added a few enamel shapes to finish the page. 

I hope you have enjoyed reading about my layout and be sure to head on over to our Facebook Group here to share what you have been inspired to make.

The process video for this layout is linked here for you -

Monday, 25 June 2018

Things are Looking Up / Jackie Ashton / 4x6 photograph

Hi UK Scrappers, Jackie here with my take on the this months challenge, use a 6x4 photograph on your layout.  When I first started to scrapbook, all my photographs where standard 6x4 but over the years I have used various sized photographs on my pages and hardly use standard 6x4 anymore, so this theme was a welcome change from the sizes I normally use, and one I will remember to do more of in the future.

Paris - Things are Looking Up

I kept my layout minimalistic as I wanted the main focus to be my photograph, and having the colourfulness of the patterned paper I didn't  think the page needed too many embellishments.

I used the lovely colourful collection from Shimelle - Box of Crayons and stamped some words on the white cardstock.

These acyclic I got whilst in Paris and work perfectly with  this layout, as well as the wood veneer.

The title strips come from the cut-a-part sheet from the same collection.

If you don’t scrap with 6x4 photographs, why not give it a go, we would love to see what you create in our Facebook group.

Till next time ...

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!

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!