Baby Boy

Hello Sequin Fans!  Welcome to my last blog post for SpiegelMom Scraps before switching over to the Instagram squad.

You know by now I like my layouts clean and simple with white space and also, monochrome.

Here, I have picked all of the flowers out of Chasing Azul (I have them tucked away for something else, keep an eye on the Instagram account!)

I’ve tinkered with this month’s freebie cut file.  I duplicated Baby, cut out the a, rotated the b and altered it in to an o.  Then I joined them all back together and cut our Baby Boy from vellum.

I added a flair button amongst a vertical line of sequins and called it done.  To make sure I had a guide to follow when lining up my sequins I drew a few sketchy pencil lines.  I figured that at least some little bits would show so picked a pencil that matched the sequins.

Thanks for stopping by!

Laura

 

Tackling a moodboard with Laura

 

Hi Guys, Laura here for my first post of the year.

Have you seen our January challenge over in 15 Minutes to Scrap?  It has been set by our lovely Hannah and it is to use this mood board as inspiration.  Hannah also asks us to pay particular attention to textures and use one of the textures displayed in the mood board.

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When I start scrapping based on a mood board the first thing I notice are the colours.  I adore these colours – rich teals, metallics and greys are what stand out to me most.  However, you could also run with duck egg, wood, and white with a pop of mustard.

Next, I notice the finishes – wood grain, velvet, hammered metal and – my favourite – woollen pompoms.  Seeing as Hannah specified texture I thought I would attempt to make some mini pompoms for my layout.  After five attempts I came up with something usable and gathered some other supplies…

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I knew I wanted to make a segmented sequin shaker pocket from vellum.  My vellum has a slightly grey tinge to it which I thought matched the mood board colour scheme perfectly.

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I pulled out my sewing machine and the darkest teal shade of thread I had and made a film strip style pocket stuffed with aqua marine dream sequins.

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I started working on a mixed media background combining metallic washi tapes and inks.  The trouble was I couldn’t make it work as a big piece…

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No problem, though – it had all the right colours and textures to work with the theme it was just too big.  The solution was to cut it down into smaller pieces.  I plumped for the star shape as it matched both the photo and the sequins.

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As I worked with my ingredients and referred back to the mood board I was inspired to go for a segmented look… the board has 9 boxes, but also looking at the middle column you have window panes, rectangles of colours in the swatch and geometric areas of colour in the art work.

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This also gave me the opportunity to add copper pen work.

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I added the writing after everything else was finished.  I always forget how nerve-wracking it is writing directly onto a layout!!  My tip is to sketch it out very lightly in pencil and wait over night for the ink to dry before erasing the lines.  Also write confidently (I find going too slowly makes me more likely to wobble) and move your  wrist along the paper (if my wrist is not comfortable the writing won’t be fluent.)

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I’m so pleased with the texture the pompoms give.  I’m not sure how this will work in an album – it might be one for a box frame.

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Thanks for stopping by.  I hope you’ll join us over on the facebook group for Hannahs challenge.

Laura

What About Wednesday: Lisa’s Sketch Challenge

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Aloha Sparklers!! I hope your week has been crafty and going well. It’s always challenging to balance craftiness and all the adult things that need to get done. Especially near school time.

This week I thought it would be fun to take on the Challenge that Lisa has posted in the SMS Facebook Group.  If you don’t remember her challenge here is all the details…It’s a 3-2-1 Challenge. 3 embellishments, sequins, doilies and a banner
2 colors (from the mood board, pinks and blues)
1 sketch
The Theme is Your Bucket List. Something you dream of doing one day but have not dont yet.

Of Course I am really bad about sticking to the rules when it comes to scrapbooking. Some of us are totally like that, we have to break all the rules, no matter what they are?!! Some of us have to follow the rules right to the letter too. The thing I love the most about scrapbooking is that it works well for both camps of people too. Whether you are a rule follower or like me a rule bender. At the end of the day are you happy when you are creating and Are you documenting the memories you want to remember that is all that matters!!

Here is a quick look at the sketch. I used this loosely to spark inspiration for my layout.

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I went on this tangent up above because I didn’t follow the rules of the challenge exactly. First for the banner, I used crape paper to create texture across my layout.

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Instead of a doily I used tissue paper. I had this tissue paper that matched perfectly the colors I was wanting to use. I think you will agree it was a good idea.

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I used the Passion Flower Sequin pack from the store on this layout.This pack was the colors of the mood board and started my process of making this layout. It was the first thing I picked out.
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For embellishments I used tons of hearts, some circle elements, and a metal clip. I mixed up the hearts by using puffy stickers, vellum and cardstock ones. The circle elements include a flair button, cardstock circles. even some of the puffy stickers with hearts were circles. Last I added a metal clip on one of my photos. It looks so cute tucked in the layers of tissue paper, doesn’t it?!

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Doesn’t those staples look so cool near this cluster of hearts?

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And I love the addition of gold throughout my layout.

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These colors are so beautiful aren’t they?! Perfect for the photos that I choose.

For the colors in the mood board are so pretty. I did use more of a teal than blue. I also added gray to the mix of colors, to accent the pink and teal. In the mood board there was a photo of a castle at dusk, and I loved the dark shadows in that photo.

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Another thing I detoured from was the bucket list interpretation. Lisa asked us to scrap somewhere we haven’t been but want to go. I actually picked pictures of my new scrap room area. In our old house I had to scrap in the living room. I have never had my own scrap room and when we first looked at this house and saw all the windows I knew it would be perfect for my scrap room. Thankfully we were able to buy that house and I now I have my very own scrap room.

I talked also about how excited I am to make my room pretty!! Because I am, it is a process because moving into a new house so many places need attention, but I look forward to making this scrap room mine and all mine throughout the years. I look forward to all the memories I get  to scrapbook in this beautiful room with windows and during the summer flowers from my yard!!

Here is a look at some of the journaling..

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As you can see I moved the second photo and the title too. I really thought that my photo looked better on the left side where there was more open space on the photo to overlap them. That created some boxy space at the bottom which was perfect for the title and little embellishment cluster.

I hope you were inspired today. I also hope you check out the Facebook Group and look at the challenge Lisa created for the month. Play along and share your layout with us!! Challenges are such a fun way to mix things up with how you decide what to document or make!

Here is the completed layout I made for the challenge!!

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See you later Sparklers!!

Hannah

 

Stamping INTO Mixed Media Technique 

Hi everyone! Jody here & I’m so excited to be back today for another guest post! I ssoooo love my Sparklers Design Team but I really miss blogging and creating more layouts on a regular basis.  I think I need another “ME” so I can divide up some more of this small business behind the scenes stuff!!  Anyone out there that can help with that LOL!!!

Anyway, today I’m sharing a technique I’ve haven’t done in awhile but I always LOVE the results.  I began with this lovely green diagonal stripe paper from the Pink Pasilee Fancy Free Collection and this beautiful FREE cut file over at Hip Kit Scrapbook Club.  You just sign up for a free member account and you’ll have access to their free files!!  So awesome!!

Ok so, for this technique I spread some type of mixed media (gesso, texture paste, acrylic paints or Shimmerz Dazzlerz) onto an area of my layout and use a fun stamp to press right into the wet media (Dazzlerz, etc).  This creates some awesome texture, or even a title.  I used the Spun Sugar Dazzlerz and two different stamps, Amy Tangerine “Happy Place” and a small Stampin Up! stamp circle stamp.  I also did a little bit of simple stitching on my layout to show the butterfly’s flight path 🙂

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When the layout is angled more, the light really plays with the Shimmerz Paints Dazzlerz and creates this beautiful effect!  It shines and reveals a really cool, almost hidden, phrase in the Dazzlerz.

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You’ll also notice that there are sequins behind that stunning butterfly cut file from Hip Kit Club.  To create this huge sequins shaker pocket I trimmed a piece of vellum & a piece of Fancy Free paper to the same shape as the butterfly.  I carefully glued the vellum directly onto the backside of the cut file.  After it was dry, I laid the butterfly with the front side facing down onto my workbench and spread some glue randomly over small areas of the vellum.  The backside of the cut file/vellum wasn’t covered in glue, but there were several small areas of wet glue spaced out which where going to hold onto a bunch of loose sequins I was about to pour over my butterfly!  After pouring my desired amount of a sequins onto the butterfly (Spring Blooms, Gold Stardust & Gold Sweatheart Sequins), I sealed up the huge butterfly shaker with the piece of Fancy Free paper and allowed it to dry completely before adhering it to my layout.  I layered it up with those stunning black Thicker words from Amy Tangerine.

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To add a little more interest to my fussy cut flowers and leaves, I folded the leaved down the middle and added few lines with a black Sharpe marker.   I also added the date of the photo using the lines in the Fancy Free paper.

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I finished the layout off with the Simple Stories alpha stickers from last summer, which I’ve been hoarding in my sticker stash!  I just love love love those wood grain alphas!!

Thank you so much for spending your time here today!  If you’re interested in any of the products used today, they are lined in the blog post.  Be sure to find a Sparklers DT girl’s discount code here or on Instagram before you check out too!

See you next week!

Jody

 

Process Video | Create Craft Share YouTube Hop!

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Hello again all! The Create Craft Share YouTube Designers are back at it and making videos just for you all!!  Jody here today to share a quick layout and a process video that I did for the channel hop. This layout came together in under 30 minutes, not including the drying time for the Dazzlerz Texture Paste by Shimmerz Paints.   Take a gander at my layout, and then you’ll find the link right to the video below the photos.  You can see first hand and in real time how I created this layout!


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~ Do something creative today!

Jody