Thursday, 29 November 2018

Love Is...| Kirei Baldwin | Stamping

Hi Scrap Addicts!

So here is the last layout of the month featuring this month's theme...stamping! I have plenty of stamps in my stash that are not used that much so like Sheena I decided to stamp flowers.... luckily I have the matching punch so it was easy to cut them all out!

Rainbows are very popular at the moment so I went with a pretty rainbow stamped wreath design to go with my photos. I used two different Stampin' Up! stamp sets and stamped the flowers in eight different ink colours. 

I also punched some little leaf sprigs using scraps of patterned papers in coordinating colours.

I added some enamel dots on and around the flowers.

For the title I googled sayings about flowers and I really liked this one by John Lennon as it really fit the pics of my mum and dad from their holiday here last year.

Don't forget to look at what the rest of the Team have been doing with stamping this month as there is lots of lovely inspiration for you! Why don't you try some stamping on your layout and share what you create over on the UK Scrap Addicts Facebook page.....we love to see what you come up with!

Thanks for looking, happy scrapping!

Tuesday, 27 November 2018

Happy Together | ScrappyNerdUK (Claire) | Stamping

Hey friends,

So this months theme is stamping. I love using stamps and think that they are so versatile to use but often get overlooked.

For my layout I decided to create a background paper with some stamps. I used all the heart stamps from the Cocoa Vanilla Studio More Than Words collection and teamed this up with the Midnight collection from CVS also.

I simply cut a 1/2 inch strip from each side of my white card stock and matted this onto some patterned paper to give it a border. I do this especially when using white cardstock to help contain the whole layout.

Next I set about stamping all over the white cardstock. I chose to use black ink only for this as I really wanted the stark contrast and wanted the black to compliment my title (which is also black)

I added 4 stamps onto my acrylic block and stamped them all at the same time to speed up the process. I then removed all of the stamps and added them individually to the stamping block and stamped them in areas that were a little sparse.

I then decided to embellish vertically down the centre of the page. I added in chipboard elements, die cuts and finished it all off with a few stickers. 

There was a lot of white space on this layout and I managed to fill it with a little help from my stamping friends! 

See you all next month!!


Sunday, 25 November 2018

Smile / Jackie Ashton / Stamping

Hi Jackie here with my layout using stamps.

For this layout I stamped on my background cardstock using some background stamps in my stash, but as you can see after adding the photograph most of the stamp area got covered over.

You can still some around the edges, which I like as it just gives some added details to my page.

I also used a border stamp,  which I stamped onto patterned paper and cut around the edges and added to the bottom of my photographs.

We would love to see your stamped layouts on our Facebook group.

Thanks for stopping by

Friday, 23 November 2018

Purr-fect | Lou Thompson | Stamping

This month is all about showing how you can really make stamps an integral part of a layout. With this in mind, I thought a monochrome theme might work really well.

I therefore began with some white cardstock. As I wanted to use a picture of my cat, I thought this black and white sheet went well as it reminds me a little of paw prints. I cut a triangle and use tape to stick this to my cardstock

I then used another white paper with a subtle marble effect on to back my photo. I inked this with black memento ink and stuck them at an angle.

I then stamped across the diagonal using some embossing ink and added a glitter embossing powder and heat set it 

To the bottom left of the page I then added lots of different stamps and stickers. I also added some music note stamps around the frame as well as a camera and stars stamp above the frame. 

I decided at this point that the embossing was too much so I added some more triangles of paper of this and a clear word sticker. The sticker was put onto one of the papers and fussy cut to make it stand out from the background and added some cardboard to the back of the sticker. 

I hope you like the layout and will consider using more stamps in your layouts.

Wednesday, 21 November 2018

BBFF | Karen Moss | Stamping

Hello, hello - Karen here with my offering for the stamping challenge.

Now, I am not a stamper and I have only recently taken to using stamps but still lack the confidence to stamp onto a layout.

So for this challenge I put on my 'Big Girl's Pants' and made myself rise to the challenge.  I did cheat a little in that I used a Tim Holtz stamping platform as I felt more confident with being able to reink my stamps if the image was patchy and know that it would stamp on exactly the same place.

My layout is about my daughter and her best friend who she used to call her Bestest Best Friend Forever and this seems to be the case as they are still friends 17 years after meeting and each going to separate universities and now living 330 miles apart.

To see how I made this page I have a YouTube video here which shows the process that went into making the page.

We would love to see your pages with stamping on.

Karen x

Monday, 19 November 2018

Dream | Create with Cayleigh | Stamping

Hey guys!

Anyone else freaked out that it's getting closer to December? The only saving grace is that the colder the weather, the more time crafting!

Stamping is my happy place and so I though that would make this month easy for me... But it didn't. I got so carried away and made a ton of projects, but they were all overly complicated. I decided that I would take it back to basics and use few supplies and highlight how you don't need to be the best stamper to use ink & stamps on your layouts.

I hope you like what I've created. I'd so love to see your Stamping Scrapbook Layouts!

Love Cayleigh xxx

Saturday, 17 November 2018

November Free Cut File

Good morning crafty ones!

It's time for another free cut file!  When I designed this title I was assuming it would be pretty chilly by now but here we are mid-November and the temperature is still in the double figures!  

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

Friday, 16 November 2018

Lisa-Jane Johnson | You and Me | Stamping

Hi everyone, it's Lisa-Jane from Pretty My Page here with you today and I'm sharing a layout that gave me a LOT of trouble!

I came across my embossing powders the other day so I was determined to use them on this challenge to get stamping.  I went on a retreat and only took a small number of stamps - this was my first mistake of several over the weekend which meant that my finished layout ended up looking nothing like I had planned.  

I had been playing with some Distress Oxides using the smooshing technique and embossing the butterflies in gold on top to make a background but I didn't like what I made.  I was running out of time so I ended up fussy cutting the butterflies out instead 

I gave my photo several mats including some gold spotty vellum and I also used the vellum to back some die-cut flowers.  They are designed to be poinsettias (heading for the Pretty My Page shop in December) but they look very different depending on the colours used.  

Then I scattered the butterflies on the diagonal adhering just the centres so that I could fold up the wings for dimension.

Then I added a brief title in white and gold letters and I'll pop the journalling along the bottom when I get a moment of quiet.  I've just realised that I don't have any enamel dots on this page which I think is the first time for about 18 months!

Thursday, 15 November 2018

Snow | Sarah Costain | Stamping

Sarah here today with my take on this months challenge using stamps.

I decided to create a stamped background so hunted out all my small snowflake clear stamps from various companies old and new.

First I stamped and embossed with clear embossing powder to create a resist surface on my watercolour paper.

Using Brushos in 2 blue tones I created a slight ombre effect to my background. The snowflakes were a little lost so I added more on top (once dry) with white embossing powder.

 Using dark blue distress ink I added a blended border around my page.

I layered blues toned papers, vellum, gauze and ephemera to create my photo cluster and balanced it with a small cluster at the bottom of the page.

For a finishing touch I added gems, glitter white snowflakes and splashes of ink.

You can check out he process video here 

Thanks for joining me and have a happy scrappy day :)


Tuesday, 13 November 2018

Cuter | Elaine King | Stamping

Good morning all

I hope you are all well and keeping warm in these increasingly cold months? Brr!

Anyway, today I am bringing you a stamped layout with a slight difference! Our prompt was to use stamps on our layouts. Now, I  really like stamping and creating a scene with stamping lobsters and crabs on a seaside page, or flying birds over a countryside view but today I have decided to do something little different. 

I tried to consider the fact that some people have very limited scrapbook stash and may not, yet, have added stamps to their stash (believe me you will in the end! LOL)  So I have chosen to use the most basic of stamps for my sample..the eraser on the end of a pencil! 

To start with I cut a heart shaped piece of paper from some scrap paper and laid this on my white cardstock background. As always I buy my mixed media white card from Crafts4eternity. I then simply pushed my eraser onto a gold Ink Pad until I got a good coverage. I then stamped this little round circle multiple times around the edge of the heart, creating a stamped heart as a border. I then removed the heart paper. 

Once the ink was completely dry (you don't want smeared ink all over your page) I punched a couple of sections of the border from the white cardstock and added some matt gold scraps behind the chomped out pieces. (I love doing this technique as its a little different and it's easy to do). 

To finish I added my sepia toned photo and adhered it with gold spotty washi tape. I then added lots of small Kaisercraft baby themed wooden veneers that I got from Charmed Cards and Crafts. The hessian bows were from Poundland and I cut the title using my Silhouette Cameo electronic cutting device. 

I hope this helps you realise how simple your layouts can be and you don't need lots of expensive equipment in order to create an effective page. 

Thanks for stopping by..see you again next month!    

Sunday, 11 November 2018

Spook-tacular! | Stamping | RambingsofGeo

Hello everyone!

This months theme is Stamping, so i have used my Travellers notebook to document my nephews first halloween. I decided to use a mixture of stamps from my collection to stamp the back ground of a double page spread.

I then decided to use up a sheet of Halloween stickers that were very cute and fit in with the cuteness of my nephew!

Check out some more layout photos and the process video link below!

Video can be viewed here!

Wednesday, 7 November 2018

Happy Thoughts | Amy Kattenbelt | Stamping

Hi, I'm here today to show you my layout for November, with the theme of stamping.

This month I decided to scraplift myself as I had had so many comments about my original layout and requests to make a process video to show how it was created.

Please do check out the You Tube video to see how the layout came together.

I used a stamp set from Crate Paper called Wild Heart which has lots of different leaves. This technique would work well with lots of different stamp sets though...a floral selection in bright colours would be perfect for summer photos! 

Once my stamping is finished I add a layer of paper behind my photo, a few carefully chosen stickers and ephemera pieces, some enamel dots and a date!

We are looking forward to seeing your layouts using Stamping over on our facebook group, so do come and join us if you aren't already a member!

Monday, 5 November 2018

Embrace Life / Sheena Rowlands / Stamping

Hi there Scrap Addicts x Sheena here again.

This month we have been challenged to create using stamps. I don't know about you but I tend to collect stamps rather than use them! So I had a look at the ones I'd most recently purchased - they were Vicki Boutin stamp & die sets & challenged myself to use them on a layout.

Embrace Life.

Back in August I'd visited the Frida Kahlo - Making Herself Up exhibition in London. It was a fabulous collection of photos, artefacts & clothing telling her story but photography were prohibited. Luckily they had this sculpture there & I took advantage for a few quick photos.

To recreate her flower head dress I water coloured paper using Vicki Boutin  Art Crayons to get a range of different shades of yellow, orange and pink.

Once dry I stamped flowers over this with similar coloured inks picking the parts of the water colour paper I liked the most. Then using the corresponding dies I cut them all out. I got a little carried away & made over 50 flowers!

Next I set about arranging the flowers to create a Frida type head dress, then sticking them down some on foam pads around my 2 photos. 

I kept the rest of the page quite simple just adding a little machine sewing, chipboard title and journalling. All papers used & title are from various Paige Taylor Evans ranges.

I surprised myself by how much I enjoyed stamping out these flowers & I need to try and use more stamping on my pages & have a good look through the stamps I own.

We look forward to seeing what you create with stamps over on our FB group.
Till next time x