Hello! It’s Karla here today with a fun, snowy layout using the new free cutfiles and two beautiful new sequin mixes – Roadtrips & Sunshine and Dreamland! I have always loved combining blues and pinks for winter and even holiday colour schemes, and since the hat my daughter was wearing was pink, I thought what better reason to add some pink snowflakes and sequins to my layout! Last week I used the sketch (shown below) very closely, but this week I decided to use it more as a starting point for inspiration. I grabbed some Kaisercraft circle diecuts (on sale!!) to cut circular frames and layered my photo on top. I love matting my photo with several layers of coordinating papers, but I do cheat a little and only use an L shape of the patterned paper instead of a whole rectangle to be thrifty 😉
I always love the stickers that come with the collections, but I never seem to use them enough! This skating polar bear in the Echo Park Hello Winter collection was just too cute to pass up, and I popped him up on foam dots beside the Let It Snow sticker. I sponged pink Distress Oxide ink on the white snowflake diecuts and then embossed them with Emerald Creek Soft Fallen Snow embossing powder, which gives a lovely puffy effect while still showing the pink underneath.
I diecut the hot chocolate title once with the grey and white polkadot paper and then just the cup with another patterned paper from this collection, using my Cricut Explore. I love how the sequins in these two collections could be used for so many occasions, but the colours worked so perfectly with this snowy layout!
Here’s a look at these gorgeous new sequin mixes – Roadtrips & Sunshine and Dreamland!
… And here’s this week’s sketch. It’s fun to look back through the last few posts to see all the different and amazing ideas everyone has come up with using this sketch.
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Thanks so much for stopping by today! Wishing you a wonderful week <3
Hi friends! Karla here with an exciting start to November!! There are lots of things going on this month, and some amazing brand new sequins to share in the SpiegelMom Scraps shop!! You can see a peek of all the sequin in Jody’s post yesterday. Our theme this month is circles and sketches – so you’re going to see lots of ways to use both of those things! And, we have new FREE cutfiles so there is so much inspiration to get creating!! Today, I’m using two of the beautiful new sequin mixes – Happy Happy Winter and Birthdays and Balloons to create this fun, wintery layout. I’m following the sketch shown at the bottom of the page. I really love how it turned out with the square photos on top of the large circles. I used a circle cutter tool from my stash and the Simple Stories Life In Color collection. It’s not a winter themed collection, but I loved the bright colours and how they looked with my photos.
The snowflake diecuts are one of the new free SMS cutfiles this month. I used my Cricut Explore to size the whole sheet of snowflakes – they’re awesome!! and added them to my layout after coating them with Emerald Creek Winter’s Mistake embossing powder. It’s such a fun powder using a combination of glitter and embossing powder!
I used the same embossing powder on the title, but I diecut blue cardstock with another of this month’s cutfiles, and I added some of the lovely Hunter Green Burlap String from the SpiegelMom Scraps Shop.
Here’s a quick video showing you my process adding the embossing powder to the diecuts:
The cut apart sheet in the Simple Stories pack was just right for adding my journaling. I added some foam dots to pop up some of the coordinating sticker elements and some Glossy Accents to highlight certain areas of the paper like the printed paper clip below.
Here’s a close up of the beautiful new sequin mixes – Happy Happy Winter and Birthdays and Balloons I used on my layout!
Here’s the sketch I’m using – feel free to try it out yourself!
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Thanks so much for stopping by today! Wishing you a cozy, crafty week!!
Hi Folks, Laura here today. As you know from my team mates we are teaming up with Let’s Get Sketchy this month. I’m going to take you through my process of interpreting a scrapbook sketch – and I have to say our Sara aced it with this sketch!
The first thing I see when I look at this sketch is squares. The second thing I notice is the diagonal spread across the page. For me that was enough to spark this design. You do not need to repeat every element of the sketch – although you can and that is perfectly okay.
All of the squares in the sketch are solid but I have used various transparent elements in vellum and acetate, and I’ve added in square outlines made from sequins. I’ve also squished them up more than the sketch shows, overlapping them. This is made more effective by layering the transparent materials over each other so you can see through multiple tiers to the mixed media background.
I have played fast and loose with the way the sketch suggests the photo. This is perfectly OK – the sketch is there as a guide, as inspiration, and it sparked the creativity to start with.
SpiegelMom Scraps products used: Falling Leaves Sequins, Autumn Joy Sequins, A Day In The Woods Sequins, Cork Die Cut Hearts, Shimmerz Spritz and Vibez.
I hope you’ve enjoyed your insight into my method of using sketches. Let me know if this was helpful to you – I can walk through more of my sketch to layout processes in the future if you are interested?
Thanks for stopping by,