The Clean and Simple Look with Stencils

Hi Everyone,

I love using stencils and don’t mind it when things get a bit messy but for my layout for the Get It Scrapped article on “Using Full PageStencils  or Die Cuts on Layouts” I wanted to show a more clean and simple look.

I am loving the look of white on white at the moment, so I created a white background using the Punchinella stencil from The Crafter’s Workshop and texture paste on some white card.  This look could easily be re-created on cards or other projects if you are not a scrapbooker.  It is a bit hard to get a good photograph of the background but you can definitely see the texture/pattern on the paper more clearly in real life.

I chose some colourful photos and created a fairly simple grid style layout, leaving the white background to show between my photos.  I photographed the mouse pad that my daughter had created at school for her dad for Father’s Day and used that photo to act as my title.

Feel free to leave me a comment if you have any questions or just want to say hi.  Thanks for stopping by,

Kristy

Clean-and-Simple-Layout-with-stencils

Happy Fathers Day 2011 by Kristy T | Supplies: Card: Artee; Template: The Crafters Workshop Punchinella 12×12 Template, Jo Sonjas Texture Paste, Teresa Collins Stationery Noted Border Strips, Teresa Collins Stationery Noted Chipboard, Simple Stories 24/7 6×6 paper pad, Simple Stories 24/7 Expressions and Fundamental Cardstock stickers, Foam Adhesive, Twine, Prima Sunrise Sunset Wood Icons

Simple Project Life Style Layout

Hi everyone,

I am not planning to show the pages of my ‘Project Life’ style layout very often but I thought I would just share this one since I had recently shared about being challenged about the moments I would want to remember after listening to Jackie Wood on the Paperclipping Roundtable (you can see my post here).  This double page layout is part of a couple of pages documenting my youngest son’s birthday and all the things we did since we were on holidays too.  I want to remember birthdays but also fun holiday traditions/moments as well as some of the ordinary life stuff.  I keep my album simple so it doesn’t take too much time.  I am planning to add the journalling to the cards but wanted to do that after I photographed it.  I’ll be back on Thursday with another layout for Get It Scrapped and I am keen to share some more cards too.

Thanks for stopping by,

Kristy

iheartsummerprojectlife

Supplies: Simple Stories – I heart Summer and Snap.

Echo Park Here and Now Card

Hi everyone,

I recently created a scrapbook layout class out of some papers and stickers from the Echo Park Here and Now collection and had some things left over so I decided to make a card.  I took one of the 4×6 cards from the paper and designed my card from there.  I added a chevron border sticker and trimmed off the excess.  Stamped my sentiment using jet black archival ink and added some stickers, pearls, brad, Maya Road pin and some twine.  I distressed the edges of the white card and the paper to give the card some extra texture and mounted the papers using foam adhesive.

Thanks for stopping by,

Kristy

Do-Good-Card

 

Supplies: White Card, Jet Black Archival Ink, Echo Park Here and Now – papers and sticker sheet, twine, brad, pearl, Maya Road Pin, Stamp – Flourishes – Just My Type.

Rob the Robot Layout- Two Part Titles for Get It Scrapped

Hi everyone,

I am back from my blog break to share my scrapbook layout created for the Get It Scrapped article about two part titles on scrapbook pages.  For my layout I wanted some metallic letters to suit the cute photograph of my son dressed up as Rob the Robot.  I decided to create my own using some mirrored sheet by Tim Holtz.  It is thicker than card and comes with a protective layer over the mirror surface, so you can write on the protective layer not directly on the mirror sheet if you don’t want the pen to show (I used a CD marker so it didn’t smudge) and then cut it out by hand.  I added some texture to the alphas using a texture fade embossing folder and my sizzix.  After peeling off the protective film I coloured in the centre of my letters R, B and O since it would have been too difficult to cut out the small pieces.

I decided to use all capital letters for my hand drawn alphas and then used a silver pen to handwrite in a cursive style for the “the” part of my title.  By mixing fonts and styles of alphas it adds visual interest to your title work.  You can see more ideas in the article at the Get It Scrapped blog here.

To create my layout I went with a bit of star theme to support the idea of space, the colours silver and black, letters (relating to the kindy theme), cogs and metal embellishments.  I added some texture to the by distressing the edges  and tearing the silver paper to have uneven edges.  If you have any questions about how I created this layout, leave me a comment and I will be sure to reply.

Thanks for stopping by.  I will be back to regular posting on Friday.

Kristy

PS If you like the look of the Mirrored Sheet you can see a Christmas card I have made here

Rob-the-Robot

Supplies: Tim Holtz Mirrored Sheet, Black and White card, Mister Huey’s mist – Silver, The Crafters Workshop Template – Star Shower, Silver paper, Distress Stain – Brushed Pewter, Assorted Metal Embellishments – washers, Paperclip, Silver Gel Pen, Kasiercraft Wooden Flourish – Large Cog, Dusty Attic Chipboard – Mini Cogs, Adirondack Paint Dabber – Silver, Jenni Bowlin Paint Dabber – Fountain Pen, Kaisercraft Texture Clear Stamp – Checker Plate, Dylusions Stencil 5×7 Number Jumble, Tim Holtz Sizzix Texure Fades Embossing Folder – Diamond Plate, Black CD Marker

Scrapbooking Travel Preparations

Hi Everyone,

Today I am sharing a layout I made for Get It Scrapped about Scrapbooking Travel Preparation (you can see other travel preparation layouts and tips here).  For my layout I chose to focus on the list of items that we take when we go away.  We have to check the list to make sure we don’t forget things.  At the moment our children are relatively young so we take  quite a lot of stuff with us and I am sure the things we pack will change as they get older.  Some of the items we pack are their favourite things too and I am sure that will also change as they get older.

Pockets are a fun item to include on the page and there are lots of manufacturers that have envelopes or pockets that match their papers but for my layout I decided to make my own.  I had photographed the kid’s suitcases in our hallway (which is where we put things to be pack into the car) and took the colours from my photo to create my own text vellum.  We keep our list on the computer so it was pretty easy for me to paste the text into a word document, alter the font, add the colours and repeat the pattern.  I die cut the pocket using the Tim Holtz/Sizzix Pocket die and just slipped a printed copy of our list inside the pocket.

I have kept my layout in a loose grid style, layering patterned papers, stickers and embellishments to keep things interesting.  A few splatters and some sequins add a bit of fun to the layout and help guide the eye across the page.

My kids are home for school holidays at the moment and so I am having a bit of a blog break for a couple of weeks but will be posting my creative team projects for Get It Scrapped still.

Thanks for stopping by,

Kristy

the-List-KT-blog

Supplies: Bazzill Kraft Card, Patterned Paper – Studio Calico: Classic Calico, Echo Park: Hello Summer, Overlay – Websters Pages, Old Doodlebug Sequins (I have had these for years), Cameo – Websters Pages,  Stickers – Echo Park Hello Summer and Websters Pages Sweet Notes, Chalkboard Glimmermist, American Crafts Foam Thickers, Vellum, Prima Wooden Flourish – flower, Tim Holtz Mini Paper Clip, Maya Road Twine, MME Washi Tape.

Case Study #148 – Celebrate Card

Hi Everyone,

It has been a little while since I played along with CASE Study so I decided to play along this week.  I created a simple card taking inspiration from the colours, the small banner and the butterflies on Jocelyn Olson’s card.  You can see Jocelyn’s card on the CASE Study blog here.

I created some rows of butterflies using some stickers from Studio Calico to give a tone on tone look. I also added strips of washi tape in pink and green to give some colour to the card.  A twine bow, stamped sentiment banner and a mini paper clip finished off the card.  You could easily adapt this card design to use up patterned papers and leftover stickers.

This is just a quick post since it is school holidays here so I have all my children home with me.  I’ll be back tommorrow with my first Get It Scrapped assignment post.  You can see the layout I made for the Creative Team Blog Hop here and you can check out the Get It Scrapped Blog here.

Thanks for stopping by,

Kristy

Celebrate-Card

 

Supplies: Kraft Card, Assorted Washi Tapes, Mini Paper Clip, Maya Road Twine, Jet Black Archival Ink, Hero Arts Stamp, Studio Calico Butterfly Stickers

Colouring Marci and Just for You Card

Hi everyone,

I had a hectic Friday with 10 little girls at our house for a movie night for my daughters birthday so not too much creative time at the end of last week!  I have a card to share today that features the very cute Colouring Marci and some pretty papers from MME.  I coloured Marci with my copic markers and paper pieced some of her clothes.  I made sure to add some shading to the patterned papers to keep the dimension in my coloured image.  Although you can use copic markers to make different patterns for clothing sometimes it is nice to just use a patterned paper.

I punched some butterflies, stitched them to the patterned paper and then added some shimmer using a clear Atyou Spica Pen (which is instantly dry).  I cut apart one of my hero arts clear stamps so I could make the sentiment fit onto the clipboard space and stamped in Jet Black Archival Ink onto a separate piece of white card.  A kraft card base, some lace, some pink twine and little bit of inking finished the main elements of the card.  I added Marci and the sentiment piece with some foam adhesive and the card was done.

If you have any questions please leave me a comment. Have a great week.

Thanks for stopping by,

Kristy

Just-For-You-Card

Supplies: X-Press It Blending Card, Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, Kraft Card, MME Collectable 6×6 Paper Pad, La La Land Crafts – Colouring Marci, Copic Markers – E000, E00, R20, E11, E13, E15, R000, R00, R02, W0, W1, W2, W5, W7,  R81, R83, Atyou Spica Pen – Clear, Lace, Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink, Martha Stewart 3 in 1 butterfly punch, Pink Twine,