Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Fun Techiques with Lee-Anne

Hello scrappy friends! It's Lee-Anne here on the blog and today I wanted to share a simple and fun technique on how to create paint splats on scrapbook layouts.

I don't know about you, but sometimes I think it's fun to play with paints and other mediums to create something a little more artsy.

Remember that in scrapbooking, there are no mistakes and my motto is to just have fun and enjoy the process.

For my layout, I backed the Floral Globe cut file, which is cut with my electronic die cutting machine on one of the sheets of patterned paper from the March Creative Kit, with a piece of white cardstock of which I added my teal and coral paint splats. 

I also wanted to mention that there are always several exclusive complimentary cut files included in the kits each month that can be cut with a Silhouette Cameo, Cricut, or Brother Scan N Cut electronic die cutting machines. 

I will show you how I created the paint splats. Let's begin.

Supplies For Paint Splats

Craft Mat
Heat Gun
1 - 12X12 or 8 1/2 X 11 Sheet of White Cardstock
Acrylic Paint Daubers - I used two colors - teal and coral
Water Mister
Paint Brush or Water Brush - to mix the paints

  1. Shake paint bottle well and with the the paint dauber, apply some paint to the craft mat.
  2. Fill a mister with water and spritz a small amount of water and combine the paint and water      adding enough water so that the paint is a fairly thin consistency.
  3. Place the paint dauber into the paint picking of some of the paint and "stamp" the white cardstock. If the paint is a thin consistency, it should create a paint splat with tiny little trails.  Let dry.  
  4. Repeat with the other paint dauber making sure that there are several paint splats in both teal and coral. Let dry.
  5. Now you can back the paint spatted white cardstock behind the floral globe design. Trim and machine stitch if desired.
  6. Voila! You have created paint splats!
Check out some of the photos below of my paint splats:

I hope you enjoyed my quick tutorial on how to create fun paint splats. It takes a little practice so be sure to practice on some scrap pieces of cardstock first before creating your project. Have fun!

Be sure to check out all the wonderful kits at My Creative Scrapbook

Thanks for stopping by and happy creating!

Monday, March 19, 2018

Bec Genet with a Gorgeous Layout Video!

Hi, My Creative Scrapbook fans! Design Team member Bec Genet is treating us to a fabulous process video today. A gorgeous mixed media scrapbooking layout with our March Limited Edition kit!

Limited Edition Kit

To see more beautiful creations made with the contents of this kit, please visit our inspiring Design Team Gallery

For more information about our kits, visit our website at MyCreativeScrapbook.com

Friday, March 16, 2018

Love-Mixed Media Layout with Marilyn!

Hi, My Creative Scrapbook fans! Design Team member Marilyn Rivera is treating us to another fabulous process video today. A gorgeous mixed media scrapbooking layout with our March Limited Edition kit!

Limited Edition Kit

To see more beautiful creations made with the contents of this kit, please visit our inspiring Design Team Gallery

For more information about our kits, visit our website at MyCreativeScrapbook.com

Thursday, March 15, 2018

March Sketch!

It’s time to unveil March 's fabulous Sketch.Everyone is welcomed to play along.

Looking forward to seeing what you create. Love our fans here at My Creative Scrapbook and will be watching this board to pick random winners that will receive a prize. Thank you for joining in the fun. 

 Remember to share your sketch at My Creative Scrapbook Inspiration Central you never know when Pam is watching and you can be a lucky winner to some fabulous goodies!

Here below is a example that our Design Team has created using the same sketch!

Shizuka Hirano

Monique Liedtke

Angel Lebouef

Laura Whitaker

Tracy McLennon

Yvette Weber

Aimee Kidd

Lee-Anne Thornton

Madeline Fox

We are looking forward to seeing what you share with us!

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Stamp Fun with Yvette!

Hi My Creative Scrapbook Fans!  For my layout today I was inspired by the beautiful butterfly paper in the I Am collection from Simple Stories.  All those beautiful different colors give me the idea to use the clear stamp set in this month's main kit for a background.

To create my stamp background, I started off by deciding to use the black and white stripe pattern paper, instead of going with a white cardstock base. I try to use a few colors that coordinated with the collection and was very happy with the way it turn out.

Next, I started playing around with the placement of the butterfly stamps, my title and photo. I love the idea of placing my photo in the lower right hand side of the page, and balance the upper left side with a cut apart note card. 

I then added a few pieces of embellishments onto the note card, as well as few scattered butterflies and hearts to fill in the empty spots around the page.

To finish the layout, I added a couple strips of patterned paper to create a border to both the top and bottom area of my page. I tore the edges of the paper to give it some added texture and interest.

Here's a few more close-ups....

Thanks for stopping by :) Yvette xx

I hope you felt inspired today and if you're not a subscriber yet, give it a try. The kits are all so beautiful and you will not regret it!!!!

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Video Layout Tutorial with Tiffany!

Hi, My Creative Scrapbook fans! Design Team member Tiffany Solorio is treating us to a fabulous process video today. A gorgeous mixed media scrapbooking layout with our March Limited Edition kit!

March Limited Edition Kit

To see more beautiful creations made with the contents of this kit, please visit our inspiring Design Team Gallery

For more information about our kits, visit our website at MyCreativeScrapbook.com

Monday, March 12, 2018

Creating with Elements by Laura!

Hi there, it's Laura back again with another photo tutorial to share with you!  This is my third layout using the March main kit and I am so loving the process of creating with these gorgeous elements!

I will start off by sharing the finished layout, so you have a better visual of where I  am heading as I take you through my process.

I thought this label piece with the rose gold trim, from the cut apart sheet, was so pretty so I fussy cut it out to use in my focal area.

I will decide to only use half of it and conserve the other half for another page.  It is just too pretty to waste putting it so far behind the photo where you cannot see it.

These two elements are going to form the main focal area of my layout, to which I will add embellishments and a title, as well as my journaling.

I decided to add a bit of mixed media to my background so I applied a few pencil lines around my photo and journaling area so I would know exactly where to add in the mixed media. You can't really go back and erase the pencil lines so you want to be sure to add them where you can later hide them,.

For my main colour I am using a soft teal Gelato from my stash. I will scribble it around my focal area. 

Next I will use a wet baby wipe to blend it.  This works really well and means I do not need to add Gesso to my page first since it really is such a minimal amount of liquid.  I was mindful to feather the colour outward so that it became lighter as it got farther away from my photo.

I love the way it turned out.  I also really like that it is easy, not messy and pretty much keeps the mixed media to only where you want it on the layout!

Next I added some splatters of black and gold mist. Because I am adding it before adding in any of my page elements, I could be pretty heavy handed with it since some of it will be covered up anyway.

While waiting for my mists to dry, I played around with some fussy cut flowers and a cute die cut bike to embellish my picture.

I committed to these pieces once my background was dry and adhered them into place.

I also brought in a phrase sticker and two ephemera pieces, the word "fab" will become part of my title.

I completed my title with some of the Thickers from the kit, and added
in my journaling and stamped my date with a roller stamp from my stash.

I also tucked in a couple more fussy cut flowers, a chipboard butterfly and a button from the kit. I usually use crochet thread in my buttons as it is super economical and I always have it on hand.

My finishing touch was to add in a diagonal cut header and footer to my page, I also added some machine stitching to these pieces. Here is another look at my layout all complete!

Supply List - From the Kit; Simple Stories patterned paper, ephemera,chipboard and stickers; American Crafts Thickers; Pebbles buttons. From my stash: Gelatos; misc. crochet thread; Staedtler pen; Mr. Huey's mist and Heidi Swapp gold colour shine.

Thanks so much for visiting today!

Friday, March 9, 2018

Thankful, Grateful and Blessed by Madeline

I began my page not really thinking about the page, but about ALL the possibilities for combining butterflies, flowers, and journaling cards, all plentiful in the papers and embellishments of this month's My Creative Scrapbooks Main kit. So out came the scissors...

to set those butterflies free!

Here they are dressing up three of the large journaling cards. Adhered to a cardstock or patterned paper base, any of these would make a wonderful all-purpose greeting card. But first, I'll choose one for my layout.

I started with two patterned papers from the kit, a yellow print up top, black and white plaid below, in a 1:2 ratio, then picked one of the dressed up journaling cards and adhered it to the bottom of my page. A second journaling card was layered behind the first.

Out came the scissors again, this time cutting up the prettiest floral paper. (I know! Hard to do, but I had ideas for the pieces!) Sifting through my fussy cut flowers and greenery, I chose a few pieces for the bottom of my page, and set the others aside for another layout I had planned. ;)

Three more butterflies were added, flying up from the flowers:

To balance things out, a pretty doily was tucked behind the cards. This was actually a RED doily, but the backside was perfectly white. Yay!

Believe it or not, up to this point I hadn't decided upon a photo! I had printed several, but when I set this rare family photo on the page, I knew it was the one. As you can see, a plaid scallop border sticker was added to the top, with the beginnings of my title:

A couple of tags were tucked beneath the picture, and buttons adhered beneath the word, family:

As always, a few final details seemed to attach themselves. I added to my title, dotted the "i" with hearts and a little banner, then dated the page:

Like the page says, "I am...thankful, grateful, blessed" for my awesome family, and this awesome  kit from My Creative Scrapbooks. ;)