Monday, June 12, 2017

Fun trip - DT layout for The Cut Shoppe

Hey there scrappy friends,

Here I am with my last before one layout for The Cut Shoppe!

As I was browsing through my cut files, I realized I still haven't used the Hul-La-Ba-Zoo cut file even though I've been wanting to for ages.

While on Spring Break in April, we went on a Safari in Italy and we took many photos of all the different animals. For whatever reason I didn't take more than 2 photos of my favourite giraffes! Either way, I decided to use the giraffe cut file to go with my giraffe pictures and document this memory.

I chose the wonderful Crate Paper Oasis collection which reminded me of Safaris, trips and getaways. Then I cut two giraffes in two different sizes (one image I mirrored so they are facing each other) then backed them with two patterned papers from the collection.

For my background I picked a wood grain paper and I used a very limited color palette, which I find matches the Safari theme. I used embellishments from the Oasis collection: die cuts, chipboard stickers, a chipboard frame and stickers as well as some wood veneers and plain chipboards from other manufacturers.

I created two clusters with tropical leaves, most of these came from the ephemera pack, some I fussy cut from a patterned paper. I also added some chipboard leaves for additional dimension. 

For my title I used the gold phrase stickers from the Oasis collection. I just love the font!

I hope you like how this layout turned out! I will be honest, I promised myself earlier to never use another animal cut file on a layout (long story!) but with these pictures this file was kind of the obvious choice right?! :)

Thank you for stopping by today! I hope you will check my last post for The Cut Shoppe in two weeks, which will only be posted on my blog!

Have a great day X

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

June Kit at Scrapbook Werkstatt

Hi All,
While we are already working on the July (and August!) kits at Scrapbook Werkstatt, I thought I'd show you my projects with the June kit.
Without a doubt this is my most favourite kit so far. It is full of life and summer, which is just what I needed after all the greyness! Pinks and tropical patterns, but also pastels are included. There is a wonderful bottle of gold acrylic paint in there too yay! Really, it's a gorgeous kit and it was so much fun to work with it! The layouts came together very quickly! It happens to me a lot that I love a kit at first sight but then I struggle with my projects for some unknown reason. This kit wasn't one of those! So here's Tausendschoen for you:

What you get in this kit:
8 12x12 inch patterned papers from the following collections:
  • Elle's Studio (Live Laugh Love)
  • Cocoa Vanilla (Endless Summer)
  • My Mind's Eye (Pakm Beach)
  • Foam Letter Thickers from American Crafts
  • Gold Acrylic Paint from American Crafts (59ml)
  • Puffy Stickers from Elle's Studio Live Laugh Love
  • Die Cut Ephemera from Cocoa Vanilla Studio Endless Summer
  • Cut Apart Word Flags from Pretty Little Studio
  • Lil' Snippets Labels from Elle's Studio Live Laugh Love
  • 1 flair button *Juni* from Scrapbook Werkstatt 
This week you also get 20% birthday discount on the kit and most of the items in the shop! Hurry up!

And here are my projects:

I also used the kit for my June sketch layout. Here you see the fab sketch that was created by Nicole this month and my take on it:

I hope I could inspire you in one way or another!
Thanks for stopping by!
Till next time!

Monday, May 22, 2017

Hey hey my my - DT layout for The Cut Shoppe

Hi guys,

I'm back today with a new layout I created for The Cut Shoppe!

I've picked the All Heart Remix cut file which is one of my favourites ever from The Cut Shoppe and I've used it many times too. In fact I've used it in this form as well, cropped into two semi-circles, but I do like this design so I don't mind doing it more than once. The end result is always different since I use different collections, decorate differently and so on.

I've chosen the stunning Wild at Heart collection from Cocoa Vanilla Studio - now that CVS is finally available in Germany (at Scrapbook Werkstatt) I can't stay away :).

I very often go with white card stock for my cut file because I generally don't have a plan in my head when I start a layout. And with a white cut file one can go in many directions!

I backed the bigger semi-circle with different patterned papers from the collection and glued it down on the right top side of my page. I didn't glue down the biggest hearts so they add a bit of dimension.

I layered some tissue paper and a couple of the frame ephemera pieces behind my photo and placed these on the big semi-circle. I added some phrase stickers, chipboards, ephemera, fussy cut butterfly and a flair button to embellish this side. I wrote my journaling here too.

Don't ask about the title...I just had this song on my mind when I was working on the layout :).

As for the smaller semi-circle. I cut this from the same white card stock and glued it down completely so it is flush against the background. I hand stitched a few of the hearts and did some string art.

I filled some hearts with those fabulous glitter enamel dots, some wood veneer hearts and I added a couple more fussy cut butterflies.

I splattered some blue paint across my page to finish it off. I hope I could inspire today in some small way!

Thank you for stopping by X