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CUT to YOU | Remember | Scrapbook Layout

Hey everyone and welcome to my blog today!! I am so excited to be here sharing my very first page as part of the DT with CUT to YOU!!


For those of you that perhaps may not have seen yet the very talented (and incredibly sweet) Gwen Wruck from Created By Gwen Designs has opened up her own little business designing her very own designs as cut files!! Now, if you don’t own a silhouette or any other electronic cutting machine DO NOT run away!! Gwen not only offers her designs as digital downloads but also as custom cuts – in other words she will cut them, pack them and send them to you!!! How awesome is that?!?

I have used the gorgeous Floral Filled Heart 02 (the custom cut can be found here) and enlarged it to fit pretty much the whole of a 12×12 white cardstock sheet and got that cut on my mat.


I have kept this page VERY clean – there is not a single drop of mixed media to be found!!! but I wanted this beautiful cut file to make a statement so pulled some beautiful papers from my stash (to be specific it is the Prima Amelia Rose collection) and set to backing the flowers in the design. I have used mostly the darker colours for the pointier flowers and mostly the pale pink for the rounder flowers. 


For the bigger pieces I like to trace, cut and then stick.


For the smaller pieces I prefer to stick and then trim. You can also see (just) in this close up that I have strategically placed some of the patterned paper so you can see the rose gold in the centres of the rounder flowers.


After that was all done I decided to back the whole heart with some vellum and LOVE the effect it gives to the finished page. And then some white machine stitching. Though I did only do the heart and then the bigger of the flowers – it was tricky lol

I initially planned to stick the heart straight and right in the middle but I adhered my photo on way too much of an angle so decided to run the heart off the page and on an angle and I’m going to go with “it was a happy accident” – I think it was just what the page needed!


A couple of layers behind the photo, some stickers and a title and my page was done! And like I said, not a single drop (or splatter!!) of anything messy!

Make sure you head over to Gwen’s store to see all of the pretties, oh, and I have a process video too!!


I hope you enjoy and until next time, happy scrapping!!

Melinda

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Stuck On You ~ GDT ~ K+ August 2018 Challenge ~ A Scrapbook Layout

Hey everyone! What a busy start to the month I have had! I hope you are keeping warm and dry wherever you are!

Today’s share is my Guest DT spot for K+ Challenges August 2018 Challenge


This had me STUMPED!!! In my process video I explain how I got to my idea but here is a little run down….


Google is my friend and when I get stuck off I head! A google search for “terracotta” showed me a tonne of terracotta pots and LOTS of photos of the Terracotta Army in China. The pots got me curious as I saw a few with different cactii in them so then googled “Cactus quote” and came up with “Stuck On You” A quick word with Gwen Wruck from Created By Gwen and she shared these adorable cactii cut files she had been working on and sent them to me early to play with them! And here is my finished design


I cut my cactii on Bazzill Marshmallow cardstock and got painting with some Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolours (have I mentioned how much I LOVE these?!) and then I backed the open parts of the cut file with some scraps of patterned paper.


Then, would you believe it, I decided to use my sewing machine to stitch the cactii and pots!! This was a mission but oh my, it is so cute and I love how it looks!


I used some embellishments from the Photo Play “Stuck On You” collection and also some stickers.


Make sure you head over here to the K+ blog for lots of inspiration for this months challenge and over here for Gwen’s Cut To You shop!

Until next time, happy scrapping!

Mel

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{Scrap The Boys} August 2018 Challenge ~ Angry-Octo-Cool-O-Saurus in Boots ~ A Scrapbook Layout

Hey everyone and welcome to August!!


I have a lot of things happening this month and first one up is my Scrap The Boys share for this month! This month our sponsor is the lovely Gwen from the Cut To You store. We got the very versatile Wild Geometric cut to work with – which is available both as a digital download (which is what I got) or as a custom cut – Gwen will cut it and send it to you – and I had lots of fun splattering paint and making it work for my page.


And here is the inspiration for the month! I know that my page looks nothing like it however the “Stay Wild” spoke to me and told me to use this set of photo’s of my big boy from a few years ago, lol!! This child cracks me up!


I have used watercolours and plain white textured cardstock to cut and customise my cut file. 


I have also used the Oasis Tropical Leaves cut file (digital file is here and custom cut is here) to add to the whole “wild” theme.

Here are a few close ups!


I have a process video available if you would like to see my whole process

And head over here to see the rest of the amazing work the design team girls have done!!

We would love for you to play along with us this month and can’t wait to see what you come up with!!

Till next time, happy scrapping!

Melinda