Saturday, March 11, 2023

Scrapbooking with 49 and Market Countryside! Plus a Video!

 Hello friends! Karla here today with a couple layouts and process video using the beautiful 49 and Market Vintage Artistry Countryside Collection

You can see how this first layout comes together in the process video linked below! Every week you can join us on the Scrap Shotz Facebook page for demos, projects, how-to's and what's new in the shop on Thursday's at 1 pm MST! 

I used some of the Craft Consortium Ink Drops Sunset paper pad to frame my photos and used the Creative Scrapbooker March Sketchy Challenge as inspiration for this layout. There are so many pretty embellishments in the Countryside Ephemera Pack - perfect to use on the top of this layout! 

I added a title with the Chipboard Words pack and the Spellbinders Yana's Wonderful Script Sentiments Die Set. The Stamperia Velo Glue was perfect to glue down the intricate diecut!

For the second page, I again used the beautiful 49 and Market Countryside 12x12 Paper Pack as my base. I used some fall photos with this paper, but it could totally be used for summer scrapbooking as well! 

I cut out the images on the back of the paper pack cover and added them beside my daughter's photo. The stamp washi tape is so beautiful, and works perfectly as embellishments on the page. 

I added The Robin's Nest Dew Drops, which are beautiful translucent acrylic drops soon to be in the shop, with the Stamperia Extra Strong Glue. They add soft pops of colour around the page!

I used Slippery When Wet Lunar Paste to add texture around the circle ephemera pieces on both pages and add stenciled details using the new Dina Wakley Coaster Stencils. I used the Botanic Collage stamp set and Frayed Burlap Distress Oxide Ink to add a bit of stamping over the stencilled areas. If you're looking for a similar scripty effect, you could try the Festive Collage Stamp, some of the AALL Stamps or the Wendy Vecchi Background Script Stamp!

Here's a look at both of these layouts together.

Watch the video replay to see how I put the first layout together and see a few new things in the shop this week! 

Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you have a wonderful weekend, and happy crafting!

Monday, March 6, 2023

Simple Stories Layouts - Simple Vintage Winter Woods

Hello, my friends! Today I am sharing layouts created with the January Scrapshotz kit. This kit features the Simple Stories "Simple Vintage Winter Woods" collection, and it is gorgeous. We have had a cold winter, but I have found plenty of opportunities to take photos of the season. These photos were taken in and around our farm. I love to use quotes and this layout, although not my favorite time of year, fit this quote perfectly.

I used the foam stickers for the title and a chipboard embellishment at the top. A trio of brad embellishments finished it off. I love the new brad embellishments! They don't actually have the prongs on the back! They are mounted on a foam dot and you can put them anywhere on your layout with ease!

For my second layout, I got out my exacto knife and cut around the embellishment on the patterned paper, so that I could tuck my photo behind it. I cut one of the 3x4 journaling cards into 2 pieces to use as a mat for my photo, and layered it with another. Once again the foam stickers fit my layout title! I used some chipboard and some ephemera pieces for additional layers, some with foam and some without. I used washi tape and brads as well as another winter quote, this one from Charles Dickens "Nature gives to every time and season some beauties of it's own." 💖

My third layout features a photo taken by a local lady who's photography I admire. Linda Long has an artist's eye and I love the "around town" photos that she takes. I mounted this one on layers of ephemera, chipboard and brads, using tickets and word plates inter-mingled in. I'm not really comfortable with all the ephemera layers, but I am pleased with the final result.

Thanks for stopping by. I hope my next layouts feature something besides frost and snow!!! Lol!

Monday, February 27, 2023

January Kit- Simple Stories Vintage Winter Woods Layouts!

Hello friends! Karla back today with 2 layouts and a pocket page created with the January Kit featuring Simple Stories Simple Vintage Winter Woods. We no longer have month to month subscriptions, but there will continue to be kits for purchase as they become available. The Winter Woods Collection is so beautiful, and can also be purchased piece by piece in the shop!! 

I found some photos of my daughter playing in the backyard 10 years ago! It's amazing how quick the time flies!! The winter theme of this collection was of course perfect to document her adventures on this day!

I used pretty papers from the kit and used the frame to add one of the photos to. I layered stickers, chipboard and ephemera to make clusters around the page. 

The foam sticker sheet is perfect for titles and I cut some of the cut apart journaling pieces down to create tags for the top right corner. I used the February Creative Scrapbooker Sketchy Challenge to inspire this layout.

I added in the Winter Woods Basic Paper Pack and the Sticker Book and some twine from my stash. 

I love the journaling cut apart page! I wrote in some journaling and added some stickers.

For the pocket page, I had a few left over photos from this day that I felt would fit nicely together in a pocket page. 

I stencilled some pretty snowflakes on the Basics Paper with the Winter Woods Stencil using Distress Oxide Ink and added the pretty chipboard banner and word.

One of the cut apart 4x6 cards was perfect to add to a pocket as I didn't need much more in the way of journaling for this page. I embellished with some stickers to finish it off!

Thanks so much for stopping by! Be sure to check out the January Kit and/or the Winter Woods Collection in the shop, and have a wonderful week ahead!!

Monday, February 20, 2023

Mixed Media Card Inspiration!

Hello friends! Karla back today to share some cards I put together over the weekend using various pieces created in the Scrap Shotz Thursday Live Demo's over the last few weeks! That's the fun thing about playing with your supplies... you have panels and stamped images and diecut pieces that you can then put together to create pretty projects!! I added in the pretty Ink Drop Sunset 6x6 papers and Yana's Wonderful Script Sentiments Dies by Spellbinders!

For this first card, I used Nuvo Embellishment Mousse to paint the pretty Pinkfresh Floral Border Stamp! It is so shimmery and worked great alongside the Vicki Boutin Cosmic Watercolor Set! I popped the frame up over a Spellbinders 3D embossing folder background.

Check out the video HERE to see lots of other ways to use the pretty Nuvo Embellishment Mousse!

I layered the Script Sentiments Dies cut with the Sunset paper over  shimmery Tonic Pearlescent Cardstock and added Pinkfresh Gold Glitter Drops to embellish! 

I was left with a tag base after demoing the lovely Lost Shadow Distress in this demo HERE. It is such a beautiful, soft grey, perfect to add a shadow of colour and wonderful to mix in with other colours. Definitely a must-have! I sprayed through the AALL & Create Lotza Stars Stencil for a soft grey background using the Lost Shadow Spray Stain and then added a bright pop of yellow using Harvest Moon Distress Mica Stain, which has a lovely sparkle! I even sprayed my seam binding ribbon to match! 

I added a foiled Pinkfresh Detail Leaf diecut - you can check out all the fun ways we used the new Pinkfresh collection in this video HERE - and layered on those beautiful Spellbinders diecut words!

Last week we had fun playing with the New and exciting Vicki Boutin Black Foundations Paper!! You can check out that video HERE! For this card I used the Pinkfresh Floral Border Stencil and Distress Oxides, which look gorgeous over the black paper. I love that the stencils can be used alone or with the stamps, and the border die is so detailed! I used the Ink Drop Sunset 6x6 paper as a base for the frame and added a hello beautiful Sentiment

I accented the flowers with the Pinkfresh Gold Glitter Drops and Nuvo Lemon Twist Dream Drops.

Of course, Lunar Paste looks amazing on a black background, and because the Black Foundations Paper is heavy weight, and perfect for mixed media, it works beautifully for this technique! I used Gold Rush and Tropical Tango Paste through a Vicki Boutin Print Shop Stencil, mixing them for a pretty patina'd look. Be sure to check out the video to see how easy it is to create this effect!

I added some Lucy's Cards Gems to this card for just a little more bling!

Here, I heat embossed the Pinkfresh Mixed Blooms Rubber Stamp with Ranger White Embossing Powder and painted it in with the Vicki Boutin Cosmic Watercolor Set, which look amazing on black as well as white paper!

I used the Ink Drop paper as a base and embellished with Dream Drops.

For this last card I again stenciled the Pinkfresh Floral Border with Distress Oxides, but this time I stamped over top with the coordinating Floral Border Stamp using Hero Arts Unicorn White Pigment ink to add in the sketchy details! 

I used the white ink again to stamp the sentiment - I love how many pretty sentiments are included with the Floral Border stamp set and added a few Lucy's Cards Gems to finish it off! 

You check out more fun ways we used the new Black Foundations Paper in the Thursday Demo HERE or click to watch below!

Thanks so much for stopping by! Be sure to watch this week's Live Demo on the Scrap Shotz Facebook Page, and have a happy, crafty week!

Friday, February 10, 2023

Altenew Craft-A-Flower: Water Lily Layering Dies & Artists' Gouache!

 Hello Crafty Friends!

Rosie here to share a few projects using the awesome Altenew Craft-A-Flower: Water Lily Layering Dies!

Altenew produces amazing die sets and they've added a new element that makes it foolproof to put together. If you look close at the image above you can see each layer of the die set individually and you'll notice a small keyhole shape and arrow. 

You just line up each layer with the keyhole and arrow and you have perfect placement for every layer!

The main die cut has 9 layers but it's super quick to put together! I die cut all the pieces in white card stock and added colour with the Altenew-Artists' Gouache Strolling Through New York set

The dark background behind the flowers is watercolour paper painted with Prussian Blue from the Altenew gouache set. It's then layered over a white card front embossed with the Altenew Ribbon Waves 3D Embossing Folder . The sentiment is a die from the die set and has also been cut from paper painted with the Prussian Blue paint.

This next card was hard to photograph as I used mirror card stock for the background.

Again I painted pieces of watercolour card stock with Prussian Blue, Ultraviolet, Lavender, Primary Yellow, Lagoon Green and Baby Pink Artists' Gouache. I mixed Primary Yellow and Ruby Red to create the orange colour for the flower centre. After letting the pieces I die cut the layers and then adhered them together liquid adhesive.

I die cut a piece of dark blue/purple paper from the Memory Box-6x6 Ocean Blue Paper Pad with the Altenew Diamond Frame Cover Die and glued that over the Gold Mirror cardstock.

The sentiment, from the Altenew Doodle Bouquet Stamp Set, is stamped with clear embossing ink over Artists' Gouache and heat embossed with gold embossing powder.

This final card was lots of fun to make! I've never used gouache paint before so this card is inspired by this video by Jenny Colacicco one of Altenew's designers.

I plan to do a lot more experimenting with this new to me medium but I love the vibrancy of colour on this panel. I painted Altenew A2 Watercolour with the gouache in rainbow colours, thinning the paint down a little with water and then set aside to dry.

Craft-A-Flower: Water Lily sentiments and Altenew Leafy Garland Die are cut 2x each from white card stock and then once from gold foil cardstock and adhered with liquid glue.

I finished off by embellishing with a few Altenew Satin Gold Sequins.

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Crafting!

Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Altenew Doodle Bouquet Stamp and Die

 Hello Scrap Shotz Friends!

Rosie here to share some fun card projects using the Altenew Doodle Bouquet stamp and die set

This is a large 6x8 stamp set and the image will fill an A2 card front or, if you like creating 5"x7" cards, it's perfect for that size!

There are two single blooms in this set and I stamped them in a light colour of ink and then coloured with Copic markers for a no line colouring look. I inked one side of the Altenew Gem Pattern 3D Embossing Folder with Altenew Antique Gold Pigment ink and then embossed a white card front. The blooms are cut with the coordinating die and layered over leaves die cut with the Pinkfresh Studios Curvy Leaves Die.

This set has 6 great sentiments which pair well with the size of the image. I embellished with a few Altenew Satin Gold Sequins.

I picked up the new Altenew Artist's Goauche Strolling Through New York paints and decided to try them out with my Gel Press Plate. I'll be doing a video with these paints and will share more about them soon!

The large bouquet image is stamped and heat embossed with Altenew Pure White Crisp Embossing Powder on watercolour card stock. I placed my gel press plate in my Misti stamping tool, applied Coral Red and Baby Pink gouache randomly, added a little Altenew Warm Sunshine watercolour brush marker, blended with a brayer and "stamped" the plate over the embossed card stock I also placed in my stamping tool. This results in a 'negative' image left on the plate as the embossed lines resist the ink on the plate. 

What does that mean exactly? Well, you can stamp the remaining ink on the gel plate onto white card stock creating another gel press background. Here are a few examples I created:

Again, I'll be sharing this in a video coming soon so you can see this technique in action!

Back to the card...I kept it simple to show off the background, trimming and matting on black cardstock and then using a simple die cut sentiment from the Altenew Versatile Greetings Die Set.

Here's a mini slim card I created, this time combining Altenew Sunkissed ink and Coral Red gouache on the gel press plate.

Again I kept it simple and just embellished with a few Altenew Satin gold sequins.

The gel press plate background in this card didn't quite turn out how I wanted so I layered Spellbinders Brushed Gold card stock die cut with the Altenew Diamond Frame Cover die over top.

I again used leaves cut with that Pinkfresh Studios Curvy Leaves die with the small blooms from the stamp set. This time I embellished with a few Altenew Satin White Sequins and popped up the sentiment from the stamp set with foam adhesive.

This is a great stamp if you enjoy colouring and I coloured this with Copic markers and then added shading with coloured pencils. I finished it off with some white gel pen details.

I stamped the image along the top and bottom of the card front leaving an area in between to stamp the sentiment.

I hope you've enjoyed taking a look at what's possible with the stamp set. 

Thanks for stopping by!