The Crafter's Workshop September 2017 - Scrapping with Scraps!

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Today I wanted to share a scrapbook layout I created using actual scraps for The Crafter's Workshop.  I seem to collect a stack of strips cut from various papers next to my paper trimmer.  I would normally throw them into the recycling bin, but decided instead to put them to use!
I used the two stencils below as well as the white, gold and two blues in the Heavy Body Acrylic paint and the White Modeling Paste.
The Crafter’s Workshop provided me with some product to create this project. The opinions I share are solely my own.

 I gathered all the scraps, as you can see, they are mostly pieces cut from 12×12 pieces of cardstock.  I planned to scrap this photo of my daughter and our new puppy, named Blue, so I decided to create some patterned strips in varying colors of blue.I lined up several strips of the paper and added tape to one side keeping them in place, while I stenciled the paint onto them.I mixed together the blues and white paint to create several different shades and added Modeling Paste to give it a little more structure.I started applying the paint mixtures to the taped strips of cardstock.After the paint had all dried, I picked a few pieces to line up on the page.  I also used the leftover paint and cleaned my brush onto a couple strips to add a solid block of color.I can’t seem to create anything without using one of the gold media products these days.  So, I painted a stripe of the gold acrylic and a little more to the solid strips.I added machine stitching to the top of the painted strips of paper.Adding a few embellishments and a little description under the photo finished up my layout.
Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope this inspired you to use some scraps in a creative, fun way!
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Scrapbook Circle Paradise Cove kit

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Hey there!  I am sharing one final project for the Scrapbook Circle September kit using the ‘Paradise Cove’ Exclusive Bundle.

I documented my process with a video you can see HERE or click on the video below!

After using the kit for a Summer edition Traveler’s Notebook, I decided to use the remaining kit for a traditional scrapbook layout.  I decided to use a grid with the square cut apart pieces in the kit that were either just graphics, or phrases.
After laying out a design using a couple square Instagram pics I printed out, I added lots of the embellishments included int he kit to add interest and texture.
I used one of the cut apart quotes from Helen Keller which I though was perfect for pictures of these crazy kiddos!
I added some of the Washi Tape, Puffy Stickers, Corner Embellishments and Ephemera Stickers for interest to each grid piece.
Finishing with a few paint splatters in coordinating colors, this layout was done!
Thanks for stopping by and be sure to check out the video and the Scrapbook Circle YouTube Channel for more ideas!  Also, share your comments, thoughts and ideas on the Scrapbook Circle of Friends Facebook Community page!
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