I recently taught a class at my local scrapbooking shop “A Place To Create” in Arana Hills a class where we painted roses on watercolour paper with acrylic paints and then cut them out to use on our cards or layouts.
This is one of my layouts I used as an example. I love creating my own embellishments and this was an easy and cheap way of doing so. Most of us have some paints laying around that we can use. It really can be any kind, watercolour paints also are great. Once you get on a roll with these you can’t stop and I made a whole bunch of them to use later on cards or in my journals.
I hope you get some time to create this weekend, its so good for us to switch off and be doing something we love so much for just a short time. Happy Sunday xxx.
January is almost over and I’m back at work this week! Summer is always fun over the Christmas Holidays but its time to get back to the grindstone. Here’s a recent layout I created using lots (24) mini photos to document the highlights of 2020.
I used some Paige Taylor Evans papers and watercolour cardstock to create the brightly coloured background.
I cut the 2020 out using my Silhouette Cameo. The flowers were fussy cut from patterned papers.
I used Picasa to create a collage and print the small photos, I fit 6 photos on a 6″x4″ photo and printed them myself.
I used Distress Oxide inks and lots of water for the colourful painty background. I typed my journalling and printed it on A4 card, then cut it into small strips.
I hope you are having a crafty week. This layout will soon be kitted and available to purchase at
A Place To Create.
One of the photos I took of my daughters formal, which is very lovely and called for some pretty things. I decided on Kraft as my base as I thought it gave an instant pop when I put the photo on it. I usually use white but it didn’t give me the depth of colour I wanted. Straight onto red cardstock was too much red.
I added black acrylic paint and then red Nuvo mousse with a doily stencil. Its shiny and pretty. I also have a rose cut file tucked into the side there.
Some tags and hearts, a small paint swatch and some collage paper kept it reasonably minimal. I machine stitched it onto the red card to add extra detail. It has lots of lovely texture, which I like.
Heres some fun tags I made using Vicki Boutins Storyteller Collection. Kraft cut into tags, stamped with black text, fussy cut birds and leaves.
I added a rectangle of patterned paper to the top, folded over and punched a hole. Then added some jute twine. Ive also added some machine stitching on these for the detail.
Hope you give these Kraft projects a go, it really is a fabulous base for lots of things. I have some more ideas with Kraft that Im working on now, so will share them next time.
Stay safe and healthy in the New Year.