Saturday, April 21, 2018

MWL APRIL LAYOUT | My Heart is Full

Hi all, it is my time again to share the layout that I did for Made With Love this month. This time around, I challenged myself to use the Maggie Holmes' Flourish Collection, along with the Simple Stories I AM collection's embellishments.

I was pretty amazed by how much these two collections complemented each other. To begin, I wanted to challenge myself to document 4 (!) different photos on my husband's recent 30th bday. I found that the best way to do so was to layer some of the photos with patterned papers, in order to ground the photos collectively in the layout.  In a linear fashion, these photos were placed next to one another. 

Thereafter, I tried to embellished the rest of the layout with flat and cardboard stickers. I stuck to this simple rule of placing them in a diagonal triangle fashion, bringing the attention back to the photos. I really love how these embellishments complemented the colours of the photos, which is a guideline that I always used in choosing what fits and what doesnt. 

To end if off, I decided to go for more of grunge look, adding splatters and drops of black paint to offset the overall white background.  I am really happy with the outcome and it is my hope that I will be more adventurous to play with more mediums and expand on my existing scrapbooking style. 

That's it for today. I do hope that you find these tips helpful. All supplies are available at Made With Love. 

Saturday, March 10, 2018

March MWL Layout | It's all good

Hey all, it is my time to share my latest layout for Made With Love. This month, I got to play with Pink Paislee's Pick me up collection. I loved the bold colours in the collection and it was a perfect time to scrap about my recent Lunar New Year celebrations.

To begin, I did some fussy cutting and cut out these lovely frames from one of the patterned papers found in the collection. Then I laid them out on a sheet of white background paper and arranged them till I was satisfied with it. Using some of the frames, I placed my photos in them or 'popped' them up for extra dimensions.

With some of the frames, I replaced the inner areas with patterned papers for additional pops of colours to the overall layout while with the remaining frames, I placed some embellishments to give more depths and colours.  The layout was completed with some black paints and stamping.

With a minimalist layout like this, it is really important to keep the proportions just right. Don't overload the embellishments but allow these small elements and the choice of colours bring out the best in this layout.

All supplies are available at Made With Love.
Patterned Papers : Pink Paislee's Pick me Up Collection
Embellishments: Crate Paper's Good Vibes and Pink Paislee's Pick Me Up Collections

Saturday, January 27, 2018

MWL Jan Layout | The Best Ever

Hello all. Welcome back to the blog. I cant believe 2018 has arrived and work has been hectic thus far. But it has been good , settling in a new chapter of my lives and starting a new family with the husband. I cant wait to see where our lives will go , hopefully with more travels and more fun this year.

This week, I got to work on a layout for Made With Love. We just received prints from our wedding photographer and looking at the photographs really brings back memories of our actual wedding day. With these prints, it was time to start scrapping about them.  So glad to be working with the latest Crate Paper's Good Vibes collection and the Vicky Boutin Embellishments from Amercan Crafts this time around.

To begin, I wanted to start working on layers in my layout. I chose a rather neutral background, a corkboard print and cut patterned papers from the collection, mixing up the colours and the patterns. Layering is key , so it is important to position your layers , stacking them one above and another while adding dimensions to the page.

With the embellishments, the principle remains the same ; layer embellishments above and under one another. A good trick would be to hide some of the elements partially under the papers, letting a portion of them to be seen. Some elements could be 'popped' up to create more dimension.

To make sure that the overall layout is cohesive, ensure that you choose embellishments that match the colour scheme , so that it doesnt deviate too much. In my case, I chose to stick to yellows, pinks and greens. Adding touches of golds, whites and blacks are good neutral alternatives to complete the look. 

That is it for this week. Hope you enjoyed this post as much as I enjoyed completing this layout. It was certainly good to be back scrapping and cant wait for the next break to do so.

Till then, have a good week ahead.

Patterned Papers : Crate Paper Good Vibes
Embellishments : Vicky Boutin by American Crafts
Paints : Heidi Swapp 

All supplies are available at Made With Love. 

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