Hey there chaps! Each time I get a new batch of sequins I fall in love with one of the mixes a little more than the others. My most favourite of the latest bunch is Falling Leaves.
For this layout I wanted to use a lot of Falling Leaves to give the effect of, you guessed it, falling leaves. The name really is spot on! I pulled out a sheet of vellum and some coordinating supplies from my like for ever kit. I also cut this months exclusive SpiegelMom Scraps cut file. I stacked two on top of each other to give me a panel as long as my page and cut it on vellum.
I made my photo cluster and tucked in a doily coloured with the same range of colours. You must know by know I love to colour my doilies to match my projects and they take every medium I throw at them without any complaints.
When I knew the size I was working with I added some subtle ink work on my background using the packaging technique. When that was dry I stuck a few Falling Leaves sequins around my page. I knew with a large shaker pocket in an album most of the sequins would fall straight to the bottom. By glueing a few around the page I ensured no big blanks, and when you shake it a few of the loose sequins catch on the glued down sequins which is an extra bonus.
I clipped the vellum to the background and ran it through the sewing machine leaving a small gap for filling. I added and shook, and added a few more, then sewed up the filling gap.
From there it was just a case of glueing all the elements together and adding a few stickers. I definitely get the feel of fallen leaves in the large shaker pocket, do you?
Hello SpiegelMom Scraps fans! It’s Sarah on the blog again, today, bringing you my second guest designer project. It is a two page, Project Life, layout of our Halloween festivities. I usually do one, two page, Project Life layout per week, but when there are special events or holidays, I will do an extra two pages for it!
I used papers, stickers, and a 12×12 cut-apart sheet from the Crate Paper After Dark collection. The After Dark collection included a Spooky Glitter Thicker pack that has shapes and phrases that I just had to use! I was lucky enough to get a sewing machine from my mother-in-law this week, so I’ve used it on a lot of the cards. I think adding stitched elements to your layouts adds amazing texture!
Here we have my title card. I layered one of the 4″ Gold Foil Doilies under a tag and layered on Yellow Felt-Fetti Hearts,Midnight Felt Stars, and Studio Calico Wood Veneer Stars.
I created a shaker pocket using half a packet of the Trick or Treat Sequin Mix! I used my Fuse tool to seal it shut!
I absolutely love the Super Stars Cork embellies! They are the perfect size for Project Life, just like most of the goodies in the shop! Here I layered one under a word sticker! I also love to do this with larger enamel dots!
Here you can see a close up of the machine stitched boarder. I used another one of the 4″ Gold Foil Doilies and added a label sticker from Crate Paper After Dark. I piled on the Studio Calico Wood Veneer and Super Star Cork stars. I also used a bit of Heidi Swapp Color Shine in gold.
I layered on the felt, cork, and wood hearts and stars on this card! To add some texture, I looped several strands of gold thread and stapled them in place!
Well, that’s all from me today! I hope that I can inspire you to get those memories scrapped. However you document your memories, Jody will have just the right elements in her shop to help you make your projects shine! I can’t wait to create another project to share with you next week!