Welcome to 2019, yes a Happy New Year to all our followers I hope you have had a wonderful festive time and are ready for another fantastic year.
It's also with a sad heart that I type this post. The Scrapbookit Design Team will be having a break from this blog from now. Although our store will be still going strong, the team is finding other life commitments are taking their time so there will be no challenge's on the blog.
I would like to Thank the team and any of the followers that have played along each month and I hope you continue to have the scrapbooking passion.
Who can believe it is only 5 days until Christmas Day?? I know I can't!
I hope that you are all prepared and ready for the big day.
It is so much fun ticking off some Christmas layouts...
thanks, Jane for the great challenge!
Whilst I haven't followed the challenge rules for this post I still have used the gorgeous Simple Stories Christmas Collection, 'Classic Christmas'
Here is the layout that I have created...
I started with a piece of white cardstock and using my Faber Castell Gelatos I have created some varying sized circles in green, red and gold. I used some water and a paint brush to blend the colour.
The gold circles (which doesn't show in the photo) have also got some gold Colour Blast Shimmer Cube colour on them to make them shimmer!
I have also used the shimmer cube for the tiny flecks of gold around the background.
Other than that my layout is reasonably simple...some layered patterned papers as well as some sticker embellishments from the Simple Stories 'Classic Christmas' collection.
I finished with the boy's names and the date using my date stamp!
I have also created another layout using this collection.
It has been a while since I have used a piece of Kraft cardstock for my background but I have enjoyed revitalising my love of Kraft!!
Surprisingly (not!) I haven't been able to leave the background and I have added some paint.
I love these paints, they leave such a gorgeous look on your projects. They are the Art Alchemy Acrylic Paint in Metallique Rusty Red and Metallique Steampunk Copper!
I have also used the Gold Colour Blast Shimmer Cubes to create some little star shapes. I outlined these with a brown Stampin' Write Marker. I have also used some Gold Kindy Glitz in the centre of the stars.
Another simple layout making use of paper layers and stickers to embellish.
How gorgeous are the little bits of foil gold on the patterned paper?
This collection is truly divine!
Well, I just wanted to finish up by saying a huge thank you to Jo for her generosity, friendship and belief in me again this year. Jo is so very generous and a true inspiration to those of us on the design team. So thank you Jo...I hope that I have done the kits, collections and products justice.
I also want to thank Jane. It is so much fun having someone to create with. Your projects are gorgeous and you inspire me everyday!
Finally, thank you to everyone that continually supports us here at Scrapbookit...popping in and checking out our blog posts, entering our challenges and supporting the shop...we truly appreciate all of your support!
I hope that you all have a very Merry Christmas and a very successful 2019!
I am back up on the blog with another Christmas layout that I have done using the Photo Play-Here comes Santa paper collection.
I have loved using this paper range and have done two totally different layouts using it.
Here is my Layout.
I have used a white sheet of cardstock, then I have cut all of the little squares up on the left hand side of the page and stuck them down, I have then used one of the patterned paper sheets on the right hand side, on top of that I have added a sheet of music paper and then added some more patterned paper on top.
I have used a lot of the different stickers from the collection and I have added some red glitter paper as well.
I love documenting my Christmas memories and have many more Christmas layouts that need to be done, which I will eventually get to.
I would like to take this opportunity to wish all of our wonderful Scrapbookit friends a very Merry Christmas and a wonderful New Year. I have had another great year being a part of the design team here at www.scrapbookitshop.com.au and I appreciate the opportunity of being able to create several layouts a month to hopefully provide you with some new techniques and also expose you to some new products that you would otherwise may not have had exposure to.