21 August 2016

Three cards with my August Counterfeit Kit leftovers...

my August Counterfeit Kit is almost finished by now, so I decided to make some cards with the leftovers. I was inspired by a challenge from a scrapfriend, Ckettel: using metallic color (like Olympic medals!). I chose gold.

The first card's sketch is from Sketch-N-Scrap: I switched the big picture with the cluster of butterflies, I moved the stripe on the right edge and I only used one circle: the doily).

Here is the sketch:

The second card's sketch is from CAS(E) this sketch:

Here is the sketch:

And the last card's sketch is from from Freshly Made Sketch:

Here is the sketch:

I have very few leftovers from my august kit, now! 
I really enjoyed to scrapook again. I hope I'll find time when school will start again in september... But I'll work part time this year, so things should be easier... I hope so!

19 August 2016

Using my fringe scissors for the first time...

Here is another (and last) layout with my August Counterfeit kit. I used almost ALL the tools that I put in my kit! And the few missing tools, I plan to use them for making some cards with my kit's leftovers...

Among the tools, there were fringe scissors that I've bought for cheap a long time ago and that I've never used. So I used them to make a fringe border on my layout... I wasn't sure I would like it but I do!
I used a sketch by Scrapbook Generation.

I had only a few (homemade) embellishments left in my kit: a vellum flower, a gold embossed fox and tiny tag. So I decided to add more gold as accent and I used gold perfect pearls on my background stamping. It was such a long time that I didn't use my perfect pearls!

Here is a little tip to add a wood texture look on a die cut title: use kraft paper and light brown ink with a woodgrain stamp.

On my layout, I also added glossy accent on the title for more dimension.
This layout was inspired by Shimelle's "20 projects": using embossing folders. Mine was already in my kit!

16 August 2016

Using chalk with modeling paste (quick tutorial)

I wanted to play with some challenges run by two scrapfriends, Cherrypicker and Heather.
Cherrypicker asked us to cut our photos in circles, and Heather asked us to use only 6 by 6 papers. Fun!
I love to play challenges with scrapfriends...

I am still working through Shimelle's "20 projects", so I added another challenge: using something often forgotten. I chose to use my old chalks... If you're new to scrapbooking, you probably don't even know what I am talking about!

I didn't use papers from my august Counterfeit kit, but everything else comes from it: butterfly stencils, homemade embellishments, ribbon, gems and stamps (flourishes and alphabet).

I made my background with the 12x12 butterfly stencil and modeling paste. But the modeling paste was cream-color and I didn't like it on the white background.
Here is how it looked for the card (see below) I made with my layout's leftovers:

So I rubbed off some chalks (blue and silver) to add some color. Then I added some flourishes stamps (I stamped first on a paper scrap and I stamped again on my background without reinking).

I made the blue labels with several stamps and embossing powders (gold and white).It was fun to create the little bunch of flowers! I love to make my own embellishments.
Another favorite of mine is sewing folded ribbon, especially white organza ones!

I used a sketch from Scrapbook Generation.

So I decided to make a card for my brother's graduation with the leftovers on my desk (it was in June... Yes, I'm that late!). Here are some pictures about how I did my background:

Step 1. Spread out some modeling paste over a stencil. White acrylic paint or gesso could work too. (I didn't find my old credit card, so I used a scrap of cardstock). Allow to dry.
Step 2. Color the raised areas (with a Q-tip for small patterns, or with cotton balls for bigger ones).
Step 3. Smooth everything with a cotton ball.
Step 4. Add shadows with some metallic chalk and gently rub on with your finger to smooth it. 

Here is the finished card:

Now, I will definitely use my chalks more!

13 August 2016

Washi stamp: I love them!

Here is another layout inspired by Shimelle's class "The 20 projects": using a busy background.

I used my august Counterfeit kit and a sketch from Scrapbook Generation.

It was the first time that I used my washi stamps (with silver ink). I love these stamps and I will probably use them very often!

Actually, using our brand new things was a challenge from a scrapfriend, Deb, and I thank her for the push! Here, I used a camera stamp, a tiny bow die and feather dies (cut from old patterned vellum) for the first time! (Well, I had no time for scrapbooking this year, but you could always find some shopping time, right?!)

I used colored ink markers to stamp my label, and I added 3 tiny pink brads. I love to make my own labels! They are cheaper, they always match my layout, and they are in my maternal language (my family doesn't want me to use english on my scrapbooks)...

The blue ribbon (and also the cream one) was offered by a scrapfriend, Hilsmom, thanks to her!