Scrapbook Layout, Scrapbooking

Scrapbook Layout with Free Cut Files

Hey, everyone!  I wanted to give you a quick peek at my latest scrapbook layout.  This is a layout from the scrapbook album I made for my daughter and my new any-day-now grandson.

I was completely inspired by Paige Taylor Evans Silhouette cut file with the moon and stars.  You should totally check out the Paige Evan Silhouette Store page because her designs are AMAZING and beautiful and always inspiring.  Her Silhouette Store page is here. Then go check out her blog, where you can grab some inspiration for layouts.  I LOVE one of her latest layouts where she used embroidery thread and a heart cut file.

I grabbed a generic crescent moon from Google images (one of those licensed as free and editable) and got to work in Silhouette Studio.  I used the Magnolia Sky font and love the way it came out.  I made two versions of this file and they’re both available to you to download here:

To the Moon and Back 1

To the Moon and Back 2

After I cut the file, I grabbed a piece of my go-to white cardstock – Bazzill Smoothie in Coconut Swirl.  Starting at the bottom, I used Distress Oxide inks and a round Ranger Blending Tool with one blending sponge and created the background.  I used Seedless Preserves, Dusty Concord, Wilted Violet, Salty Ocean, Faded Jeans, and Black Soot.  Since I used the same blending sponge for the whole project, I got a really smooth blend from color to color.  When I had all the colors on, I went back in with a clean sponge and blended one more time from bottom to top. This may have been overkill, but I liked the way it took away any leftover blending lines.

The rest of the layout is from my stash and it’s old enough, I couldn’t even begin to tell you where most of it came from!  I used silver sequins for stars, a couple of old cut aparts around the photo mats, and some water-lily die cuts as my only embellishment.  I didn’t want to take focus away from the photos or the moon, so I kept the embellishments to a minimum.

As a final touch, I slipped a scalloped circle that I cut out with a EK Success punch behind the photo mats.  This will give my daughter a place to add the date and journaling when she adds pictures after the little guy is born.

process video, Scrapbook Layout, Scrapbooking

Scrapbook Layout Process Video Using Faber Castell Gelatos and Liquitex Gesso

After a brief hiatus, I’m happy to show you  my latest layout process video!

I love doing mixed media layouts because it lets me just play with products and see where it takes me. When I do layouts like this, I’m not trying to adhere to a sketch (a process I also love) or scraplift someone else’s layout, which I often do when I’m not feeling terribly inspired. But this type of mixed media layout is a different creative experience for me.  I pick my medium, background, color scheme, embellishments, and just start building layers. It’s very unstructured and I usually like these layouts far better than those I create with a specific plan.

Many of the products I used are listed below, as is the process video.  Thanks for visiting!