project life week 14...

Hi :) I have completed another week and am sharing my pages over on the Sassy Scrappers blog today. My layouts were created with the Fancy Pants 'Life is Beautiful' collection along with a few extra items from the Sassy store

As always, you'll find extra pics and links to all the products I have used over on my original post. 

Thanks for stopping by xx

layout share...

Hi there :) I am preparing to do a bit of a blog catch up and have slowly started photographing and getting up to date with all the projects I have been working on this year. These particular layouts were created for my 'Mastering the Arts' feature in Vol 18 No.9 of Scrapbooking Memories Magazine and focused on ways of incorporating the growing trend of adult colouring onto scrapbooking layouts. 

My first layout used a cityscape colouring page (which I downloaded from Pinterest) as a backdrop for a photo of my little guy sharing his love of adventure. 

I printed the image onto cardstock, traced a circle where I would cut it out and used regular coloured pencils to lightly colour the image.  

I love how the colouring gave my page a more personal touch, and allowed me to use colours that would compliment all of the other elements on my page. 

 My second layout looked at using stamped images to add a hand coloured element to the page design. 

I chose a geometric pattern with plenty of open space to add colour, and this time used fine tip markers with a simple cross hatch technique to colour.  

This method of colouring allows some of the white background to show through and gives the design more depth.  

I hand cut around each stamped image and layered them over paper strips which featured similar colours. 

Since writing this article, I have incorporated hand colouring on a few other layotus and will be sure to share them with too, but until then thanks for stopping by xx

project life week 13...

I have another project life share over on the Sassy Scrappers blog today using Amy Tangerine's 'Better Together' collection.'

As always, you'll find close up pics along with all the links to products I have used on my original post on the Sassy blog.

Thanks for stopping by xx

july @ kraft+...

A new month means that a brand new challenge went live over on the Kraft+ blog today!! The challenge this month is to incorporate sheet music on your project, and to take inspiration from the 'Kraft board' images.

I was very happy to find a piece of Kaisercraft sheet music paper in my stash and used this as the starting point for my page. 

A mood board is always helpful when choosing a colour palette and I focused on the soft mint green from the first image, adding a few pink and gold accents and love the way these colours look against the kraft background.

I was instantly drawn to the feather from the 'Kraft board' and clustered a few feathers around the photo of my beautiful niece. I also took inspiration from heart image, and used a Crate Paper glitter transparency over some printed text to add more depth to my page. 

Be sure to check out all the fabulous samples from the team and guest designers over on the Kraft+ blog, and don't forget to upload your entries by the end of the month for a chance to win this month's prizes. Thanks for stopping by xx

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