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.

https://www.etsy.com/listing/468665995/the-hul-la-ba-zoo-cut-file-set-includes?ref=shop_home_active_41

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:
 
https://www.scrapbook-werkstatt.de/navi.php?a=37265&lang=eng

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)
Embellishments:
  • 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!
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