Hello my fellow SMS fans!! This is Megan and I am up today with a fun and simple scraplift. I was looking through my Scraplift board on pinterest and I found this one with a little mixed media on it.
Don’t you just love it?!! I immediately thought I would try using some Dazzlerz from the shop on the background, but when I actually got to work making the layout I changed my mind. I really liked the idea of using water colors.
This is my final layout and I really love it!
For the water color behind the photo I used Bamboo Leaf Spritz on the whole background and a little bit of Moody Mauve Coloringz.
I wanted to ground the title somehow so I decided to use some Gold Mine Texturez with a chevron stencil I made on my Silhouette Cameo. For the title I had cut out a phrase on my Silhouette and used my Bed of Roses Spritz to make it stand out against the white American Crafts Textured cardstock.
I got the snowflake cut files from the blog. You can find it here.
I also put a little bit of the red spray mist on the snowflakes to have them match the title.
I wanted to do some journaling but I didn’t have anywhere to put it without taking away from the design. I pulled out a mini glassine bag and made a cute little tag. I tied some May Arts Burlap String through the hole I punched to make it easier to grab the tag and pull it out so you can read the journaling.
You can watch my process video below and I explain a little more about the story behind the photo and the tags:
Thanks for stopping by today!! I hope you’re having a great new year so far!!
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,