Wednesday, 30 September 2020

So Beary Cute | Kirei Baldwin | Lisa Fonseca style

Hi UK Scrap Addicts! 

It's Kirei here again and I loved this month's challenge theme which was to scrap a layout inspired by the lovely Lisa Fonseca whose style is super fun and usually utilises large paper pieced animals or other cute icons! Pop on over to see her fab scrapping style here....

I decided to hand draw a large bear face that was inspired by the ephemera piece in the Crate Paper 'Magical Forest' collection, which I also included on my layout! 

Once I had drawn the bear I cut out individual pieces to make up the face and ears and then stuck them to a piece of white cardstock before stitching around all of the paper pieces so that they stood out and it adds some nice dimension and texture. After I had finished stitching I cut around the white cardstock leaving just a narrow white border. 

I then layered up some patterned paper pieces from the collection into an 'L' shape to create my background. All the edges were distressed as I like the effect and again it adds a different texture to the layout.

My cute photo of my nephew was perfect for this layout as those chubby little cheeks reminded me of the round bear face! It was mounted onto a few different patterned papers and attached with foam pads. 

Every bear needs a cute bow so I cut one out of coordinating patterned paper and stuck that down.

Then I added lots of the cute ephemera and stickers from the collection 

Finally I added a title in the coordinating alphas, and a few lines of journaling was added and I was done!

I hope you have been inspired by this month's fab theme.... which was to scrap using Lisa Fonseca's style and will give it a go! Share your layouts over on the UK Scrap Addicts Facebook page and tag us on Instagram with #UKScrapAddicts if you have played along this month!

Happy Scrapping!

Monday, 28 September 2020

Walk in the Woods | Amy Kattenbelt | Lisa Fonseca Style

 Hello UK Scrap Addicts,

Amy here, sharing my Lisa Fonseca style layout. I have to admit, this pushed me outside my comfort zone and really got me thinking. In the end I went for a paper pieced fox that I created out of 4 pieces of card and a black pen.
With my fox created, I let it lead it my other choices. I picked a woodland themed photo, and a warm earthy colour palette. I used my current favourite technique using Ecoline watercolour inks to create a band of horizontal colour across a piece of white cardstock.
In between creating this layout, i dropped a large container that had some old stash in. Whilst picking it all up, I came across the beige fabric sample and thought the colours would work well, so I layered under my photo (which I double matted using the same card as the I made my fox from). In the same tin were these reddish brown metal frame and word pieces, again a great match for my colour scheme. 

I matched these old odd bits of stash with some brand new gold puffy oak leaf stickers. My title was created from a home made 'walk' die cut and some alpha stickers from a Simple Stories Colour Vibes book. 
In the end, I love how this theme made me try something new, and the discovery that using one large focal embellishment (the fox) and a pretty mixed media background is an easy and fun way to create a beautiful layout. We would love to see your layouts over on our Facebook page, or tag us on Instagram if you’ve played along this month?

Thanks for coming to take a closer look at my layout. We are excited to share with you Octobers theme, so pop back soon!

Take care, and stay safe,

Tuesday, 22 September 2020

Alfie Bear | Keighley Brennan | Lisa Fonseca Style Page Element

Hey UKSA, Keighley here and today I’m sharing my layout for our theme this month. I’m a huge fan of Lisa Fonseca, her layouts are absolutely beautiful. I knew straight away I wanted to make a bear, I call my nephew Alfie Bear and I had the perfect photo to go with. 

I used my Silhouette to cut a bear, cutting the different pieces in different papers and cardstock, I then attached the pieces all together to create the bear. I attached my bear on to white cardstock and stitched around the bear and all the details and then cut around the bear leaving a small white border. 

I created a background on the silhouette and backed with patterned paper. The collection I used is Legendary by Cocoa Vanilla Studio. I finished off by adding some fussy cut stars and some white Bramble Fox stars.

If you would like to see how my layout came together please check out my process video here on the UK Scrap Addicts YouTube Channel. 

Don’t forget to share your layouts over on our Facebook page, or tag us on Instagram if you’ve played along this month. 

Wednesday, 16 September 2020

Be You | Karen Moss | Lisa Fonseca Style Page Element

 I was quite excited about this month's theme as I was fortunate to have been to a retreat where Lisa Fonseca was teaching.

I used a 7 x 5 photo of Darcey when she was only about 16 weeks old as I love the quizzical look on her face.

I knew I wanted to make a page with a paper piecing representing my puppy but couldn't find one that looked like a Cockapoo.  I did find a digital stamp that I thought I could adapt and started from there. I drew some fluffy ears, muzzle and added fluff to the paws. 

The next step was to cut out all the template pieces I needed and label them with the colour I wanted to use. 

After cutting the pieces out, I layered them up to make my shape and stitched around the edge, adding details with a black pen.

I used a really old Teressa Colins paper pack to make my page and fortunately this included word stickers, 4 x 3 cards and embellishment stickers which I utalised for this page. 

I really enjoyed making this little 'Darcey' to go on my page and I especially liked how easy it was once I had figured out exactly how to go about it. 

We would love to see your take on a Lisa Fonseca Style Page Element and if you do make one please show us on our Facebook Page or tag us on Instagram.

Check back soon to see what the other UKSA DT have been making.

Karen x

Monday, 14 September 2020

Good Times | Sam Ball | Lisa Fonseca Style Page Element

I can’t deny – I was definitely apprehensive about the theme this month and how I was going to create a layout in the style of Lisa Fonseca.

Whilst she may be best known for oversized characters all cut from paper, a few of her layouts include objects rather than animals, so I decided that this might be the best inspiration for me.


My eldest step-daughter Olivia did a years’ travelling in New Zealand with her boyfriend. They toured the country in a red camper van they lovingly called ‘Wilson’, so I decided to scrap one of the many photos she had taken on her travels and make a ‘Wilson’ for the layout.


I found a fabric print that included different stylized VW camper vans, then increased in size to suit the layout. This was to be my template. I cut around each template shape, then chose a selection of patterned and plain papers and traced round each, then hand cut them again and ‘put them back together!’ to create a unique Lisa Fonseca inspired camper van.


The collection I chose to use was ‘Open Road’ a Crate Paper collection from 2014! The stash I had was actually from a mini-book class that I never finished!


After deconstructing the book, I was able to use a folded section, hence the fold down the scenic paper. This was mounted to a strong cardstock, to which I extended the horizon of the paper.

All the embellishments were un-opened, as was the chipboard, so I found plenty of ephemera to co-ordinate, including the vintage ephemera number plates and bottle tops.


I had way more fun than I ever imagined I would creating this layout, which took me right out my comfort zone!


So, if like me you’re thinking that this months’ challenge isn’t for you, why not give it a go? You might just surprise yourself like I did!


And if you do take part, don’t forget to share your layouts over on our Facebook page, or tag us on Instagram if you’ve played along this month? It’s a great way to use up old stash whilst enjoying new collections too!

Monday, 7 September 2020

Panda Ears | Sheena Rowlands | Lisa Fonseca style page element.

 Hi there UK Scrap Addicts, Sheena here again x

For our challenge this month we are all being inspired by a well known European scrapbooker, Lisa Fonseca. If you haven't seen this Ladies work I recommend you check out her quirky style on IG or Pinterest as she create lovely bright pages often featuring animal heads.

For my layout I've been inspired by her animal creations. It did take me a while to decide how I wanted to incorporate animals into my page but I'm happy with the outcome.

Panda Ears.

This was a story I had been wanting to scrap so it is the perfect page to add my hand drawn pandas to. I went on Pinterest looking for panda images & found some I liked. I hand drew them onto white cardstock before colouring them in & cutting them out. It took a few goes till I was happy with them. I added 3 to my page.

I chose mainly papers from Vicki Boutin - Wildflower and Honey and Field Note ranges. I wanted a nature type feel with pops of pink taken from my photograph.

I used lots of layers & die cut frames to hold my photos & title. I also made a paper envelope to hold my journalling cards telling my story.

We would love for you to share with us your layouts over on our Facebook group or tag us on IG if you have played along this month. Our challenges are a great way to try something different  & kick start your mojo x

Till next time x

Tuesday, 1 September 2020

Pampered Beasts | Zoe Hailey Zola 28 | Lisa Fonseca Style Page Element

 Hi Everyone

Welcome to my layout inspired by Lisa Fonseca style page element ; our September theme in UKSA. I was a little daunted by this assignment as Lisa is so amazingly talented, but I kept cute critters and hand stitching in mind when I made my page. 

I don't have the talent to hand cut all the fantastic  animals that Lisa does, so I turned to my trusty Cricut to cut a couple for me. I chose a tiger and a bear, which were perfect for this layout of my children at "Mummy's pamper salon". We had a Sunday afternoon of face masks, manicures and pedicures and each of the children's masks had cute animals printed on them. 

I hand stitched around the face of each animal in a corresponding embroidery thread, using all 6 strands of thread. I also stitched around their noses & mouth. I popped the animals up on foam and tucked my 3x4 landscape photo behind the bear. I used the clear stickers from the Cocoa Vanilla Studios Legendary collection to create a water colour affect around my photo. 

The Wild and Free title was hand cut from one of the journaling cards and I added a couple of branding strips at the bottom to ground my layout. I used some Indian ink to create black splats around my page, this helped bring in the black from the animal faces. I added a sprinkling of enamel dots around my journaling and the photograph. 

I really love the fun nature to this page and it captures perfectly the memories.  

If you take inspiration from this months  theme, please do share your layouts over on our Facebook page, or tag us on Instagram I'd love to see what you make! 

Happy Scrapping 

Zoe x