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.

layout share today

A picture of my middle daughter Lili last year at a concert. I found this paper at my local paper craft shop and LOVED it. So pretty! Its by My Minds Eye and the range is called Splendor.
Its from 2018. Because it was an older range, there was only some of the papers left. So I have used some lovely pieces from Heidi Swapps Honey and Spice ephemera pack to go with it.
Some simple machine stitching around the edge of each hand cut piece is all I needed. Every piece was already so pretty.
There’s a little chipboard piece from crate paper just there.
The text paper was so beautiful I made sure I popped an extra big piece of that down the left side of my photo and added a couple of enamel hearts.
I used some watercolour paint to make some little splatters around the layout. It seemed plain, but I loved the papers so much I didn’t want to add much more.
I’m happy with the simplicity of this layout and it came together in less than an hour. Sometimes I work on layouts for days!
Thanks for visiting my blog.

Scrap The Girls Design Team

I’m right there… bottom right corner. Very unexpectedly I had a lovely message from Krisy and I joined these lovely ladies on the 2020 Scrap The Girls Design Team.

February’s Challenge is a glorious coloured mood board.

I decided to base my layout on the colours, and the black and white dots. With a pop of rose gold.
I’ve used some Cocoa Vanilla goodies on this layout, and some rose gold card I purchased from Spotlight. A bit of mixed media in the background using watercolour paints and texture paste for the black dots.
There’s also a paint chip card from the hardware tucked under my photo as it was the right pink I needed.
I’ve used the Wonky Punchinella Die from Uniquely Creative with the rose gold card behind everything. And cut the scallop border out using my Silhouette Cameo.
Some machine stitching around the edge and to attach the scallops.
This picture is of my 2 youngest daughters after they took the braids out of their hair. They were loving the curls it made.

Urban Garden Collection

February’s Creative Kit Club is full of beautiful goodies in lovely purples and greens. Heres a layout I created using all the gorgeous goodies in the kit including the flowing dots stencil and the mark making stamps. Some fussy cutting happening here but you could use the creative cuts instead. Check out my process video below.
And this layout using the printed watercolour sheet and the Uniquely Creative Watercolours.