Uniquely Creative – Mother Nature

My favourite layout for this month is this one that took a few hours to fussy cut the flowers but I love it. I love the stencil that comes in the kit this month. Its a cherry blossom and you can spy it in grey coming from under the edge of the flowers. The Sunshine pearls are also an absolute treat, so bright and lovely. The Blessed word is the die cut included in this months kit which is beautiful script. Love it.
A mixed media layout using lots of the Creative Cuts in this months kit. I wanted to do something without flowers as the kit is predominantly floral. Ive used a stencil from Uniquely Creative called Little Crosses. Also the Mermaid mark making stamp.

The watercolour Cut a part sheet features these beautiful flowers which I’ve hand painted using the UNIQOLOUR markers. Ive used the laser cut sheet as a mat for my photo, it gives a bit of dimension and interest. I painted it to match. The cherry blossom stencil is used on this layout with the uniqolour markers. I scribbled on a palette and used a sponge to apply the colour.
This is a cut file from Lori Whitlock. I loved it so much and changed out the flowers that came with the cut file to the fussy cut flowers from Mother Nature. You can find the link here.
I hope this has inspired you to race off and create something lovely. It’s great therapy for the soul and also memory keeping. Happy scrapping and thanks for visiting.

Uniquely Creative – Winter Rose

My poor blog has been a little neglected now I’m back at work, so here’s a post of Aprils Winter Rose layouts for Uniquely Creative.

Nothing more satisfying than tearing strips of paper and layering them together. Makes an easy layout and a textured interesting effect. It’s hard to photograph gold on your layouts. The lanterns above are die cut from rose gold card.
I’ve hand painted the flowers with watercolour. It’s very relaxing and rewarding to paint and fussy cut, and makes your layout unique. The gold is showing up nicely in this photo.
This is my favourite layout for this month. I love the Kraft background and the hand painted flowers. A simple layout with some background stamping and a few creative cuts (banners) and laser cut pieces. All of the flowers are arranged with adhesive foam on the back, it gives you lots of dimension.
I love to create a few layouts with multiple photos for those that like to scrap lots of pics. I print them out using software called My Image Garden that came with my Canon printer. It lets me print 2 photos to a 6×4 and I love this size for multiple photo layouts. This was a great background page and I hardly had to add anything on to make it look full and interesting just a few layers of different papers behind the photos and a little bit of embellishing.
Another multiple photo layout in a grid design. Not a lot of work but still effective with some nice fussy cut pieces.
This one just using the scraps of leftover paper, tearing and machine stitching in lines. Add a fussy cut bouquet and title, and it’s done. I have also added a few paint splatters.

Hope you are inspired by my layouts today.

Thanks for visiting.

MAY Scrap The Girls Challenge

ITS IN MY SOUL is this months challenge. It’s a bit of a Boho themed look this month so I went with some feathers and flowers.
I loved creating this layout. It was very satisfying to hand paint the flowers and feathers and then I used a black sharpie to add details. I cut the title using my Silhouette Cameo and some black card. The pink and gold circle behind my photo is vintage wallpaper compliments from my sister in Victoria, she always has the coolest stuff to share with me.
I also added some die cuts (Berry Stem Outline die) from Uniquely Creative.
I hope this inspires you to try the challenge at Scrap The Girls.

Using some older products

I love patterned paper, its my weakness and I hoard it. This layout features some of my very favourites. I keep all the little scraps of paper when I do a project and have 4 boxes of colour sorted scraps which I love digging through and finding gems.

There is very little on this layout besides scraps, a doily and a few foam glitter pieces from an old Thickers set….oh and enamel dots because I love those too.
I’ve used a black sharpie to draw around the edges of the papers and page.
Easy peasy!
Happy scrapbook day friends.

My challenge layout

Another challenge layout to share today. Inspiration from Paige Taylor Evans layout for this one.

I loved Paiges layout so much that I tried to stick to the same colour choice and she had a free cut file for the letters which I cut on my silhouette Cameo. A little smear of gesso on the base page and then the cut out title and some embellishments.

Hope you are keeping safe at home! Do some craft!

Yvettes Challenge layouts

I decided to have a challenge with a few of my scrapbooking friends while we struggle through COVID-19. We each take turns to choose a layout we like (from Pinterest usually) and we do our version of it. This is the first layout I did.
I spattered lots of watercolour paint on white card stock.
Ripped a few slices of patterned paper and embellished. I was pretty happy with my finished layout.
Hope you are staying at home safe.

Colour swatches layout share

I recently got a pack of the new UNIQOLOUR MARKERS from Uniquely Creative and made some colour swatches for them. They were so pretty I cut them up to use on this layout.
I did a pale pink wash on white card stock first using the pink marker scribbled on a palette with lots of water and a big brush. Then using the flowing dots stencil from Uniquely Creative and a sponge with a darker pink marker I made a few dots.
I placed a foam square under each swatch and placed them in rows.
I added some wooden elements that I had coloured with Oxide Ink on some of the swatches. Added a border to each with a black sharpie pen.
A few floral ephemera pieces from Bloom Street collection by Paige Taylor Evans to finish it off.


I recently hosted a class at our local scrapbook shop and this is the layout I actually demonstrated in class. It was hurriedly dabbed with paint and then stamped randomly to demonstrate the technique of using dylusion sprays as paint. I bought it home and put it aside.
I had a bunch of die cut white feathers which I painted with more dylusions ink. I put this layout together quickly with what I had on my desk, some Bloom Street embellishments from Pink Paislee.
Iam NOT a fan of purple, however it has been creeping into my scrapbooking lately and these vibrant colours are making me happy.
This is what I had to start with.
Painting the feathers with dylusions ink.
And a card with the scraps.

Uniquely Creative Tropical Dreams

March kit is gorgeous Tropical Dreams. The add on dies are bubbles texture die and tropical coral die. The creative cuts are a great mix of floral and nautical elements.
In the background I’ve used the net stencil with watercolour paint on a sponge, then the mark making stamp that come in the kit with and the bubbles texture die using white card stock.
Loved using the dies, especially the coral dies which I painted with watercolour for this layout.
A bit of guaze and some sequins and navy rhinestones which come in the kit too make this seascape.

Sneek peek @ upcoming class

I love using texture paste. If you haven’t had a go at this cool technique, now is the time to try it. Join me at A Place To Create in Arana Hills for a day of crafty fun using all the goodies from Uniquely Creative.
February saw Uniquely Creatives new paper range “Urban Garden”. With beautiful florals and butterflies. They also released their new UNIQOLOUR water soluble brush tip markers, all of which we use in this class.
If you are a cardie and not a scrapbooking layout lover, you can cut the main cardstock up to make cards using all the same techniques. There are lots of elements you can use on a set of cards instead of making the layout.
The beautiful Jo Herbert from Uniquely Creatives Design Team is hosting a card class the same day!
There will be make and takes using all the new goodies from Uniquely Creative.
April 19th is a big day of all things Uniquely Creative.
More details to come.