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Laura Gilhuly

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Limited Edition

October 20, 2020

Good morning!
Laura back today to share a simple school layout using the Reminiscence Paper Collection!


To create this layout:
Step 1 – trim a 1.25″ or 3.5cm off of the right side of your base paper and distress the edge.
Step 2 – cut a 4.5″ or 11.5cm piece of paper and distress the edges. Use a 3″ or 7cm piece of paper to lay under the base paper to create your 12×12″ or 30x30cm layout like shown


Step 4 – using coordinating papers cut 8 (2 each of 4 sizes) of the Diagonal Stitched Fishtails, distress the edges and layer like shown.
Step 5 – die cut 2 – 4 3/4 silhouette circles, distress the edges and trim one in half. Add the whole circle like in the above photo.
Step 6 – mat your photo and distress the edges

Step 7 – Using various dies cut enough stitched stars, tags, and fishtails to create two banners using twine. Add a half circle as shown

Step 8 – die cut a ‘limited edition‘ and background, an arrow, a maze piece and circle background to create this title section and as shown

Thanks for stopping by
Laura

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Heavenly

October 6, 2020

Good morning!
I am excited to share my next creation for Elizabeth Craft Designs!
I am IN LOVE with the new Summer Art paper line and I finally got a chance to create with it….the designs and colors are outstanding!

To create this layout:

Step 1 – cover both sides of your paper with clear gesso ( I used the Summer Art Collection)
Step 2 – mix texture paste with a coordinating color of colorant (I chose tainted love teal from Lindys Stamp gang)
Step 3 – use your favorite ECD stencil and the colored texture paste approximately 2.5″ or 6 cm from the left hand side of your paper (I used the waves stencil)
Step 4 – while texture paste is still wet sprinkle Silk Microfine Glitter at top the image (I used copper)

Step 5 – place two pieces of cheesecloth (1 at least 12 inches or 30.5 cm long and one about 8 inches or 10cm ling) in a resealable freezer bag and color with your favorite mist or powder. (I used Lindy’s magical powders in Cowabunga copper and Hags Wart Orange). Remove from bag with tweezers or wearing gloves and dry with your heat gun
Step 6 – adhere the cheesecloth as shown in photos

Step 7 – fussy cut two small flowers, one large flower cluster, a turtle and a set of leaves from the paper and ink the edges

Step 8 – die cut three of your favorite ECD flowers (I used florals 2, florals 1, and florals 3) and assemble remembering to ink the edges
Step 9 – die cut an elegant ornament, palm tree and stem from the Summer Journal Special and an anchor, then ink the edges

Step 10 – grab your favorite chipboard title and heat emboss twice, on the third embossing sprinkle silk microfine glitter into the while you are heat setting the embossing powder. I do not normally take photos in direct sunlight but I wanted to share the glitteriness of the effect
Step 11 – create a photo mat, ink the edges of the mat as well as the background paper. Adhere everything as shown and add some seed beads!

Thank you so much for stopping by!
Laura

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies:

Fantasy Flowers Paper Flowers Scrapbooking

Live, Love, Laugh

September 23, 2020

Good morning!
Laura with you today to share my newest layout created for Elizabeth Craft Designs!
I LOVE making flowers and the new dies from ECD are AWESOME and were perfect for creating this wedding layout for my beautiful niece’s upcoming wedding!

To Create this layout:
Step 1 – cover your background paper with clear gesso (I used Craft O’clock Celebrate today collection)
Step 2 – using your favorite ECD stencil and texture paste approximately 3″ (9.5cm) from the left side and allow to dry (I used the Dot Dot Dot stencil)
Step 3 – using the watercolor palette and coordinating colors to your background paper highlight the stenciled image and allow to dry
Step 4 – adhere the trimming off of your patterned paper, or cut a piece at 1/2″ (approx. 1cm) x 12 (30cm) on the stenciled image

Step 5 – using coordinating soft finish cardstock die cut one Elegant Ornament and adhere as shown (I used pewter soft finish cardstock)
Step 6 – from coordinating patterned paper create 3 4×6 photo mats and adhere as shown using cardboard and 3D adhesive to add dimension
Step 7 – diecut using coordinating soft finish cardstock one set of Ornate Gateway and adhere as shown

Step 8 – Using your favorite ECD flower and leaves dies, die cut, ink and assemble 15 flowers and 15 leaves and adhere as shown (I used florals 1, florals 2, florals 3, florals 4, and stamen flowers with dove, pewter and white soft finish cardstock)
Step 9 – add art stones and seed beads


Thank you so much for stopping by!
Laura

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies –

Art Journal Collection Paper Flowers Scrapbooking

Just Chillin’

August 19, 2020

Good morning!
Laura here today to share my newest layout I created for ECD!

To create this layout:
Step 1 – trim a paper from the Rusty Weathered paper pack to 11 1/2 x 11 1/2 and distress the edges
Step 2 – adhere the paper to a piece of black cardstock distress the edges of the cardstock
Step 3 – mat the photo and distress the edges of the photo mat

Step 4 – die cut 3 Stitched Circles and create rolled flowers from coordinating papers

Step 5 – Die cut 2 Mandala from black cardstock and cut one in half

Step 6 – fussy cut 4 flowers from the patterned paper

Step 7 – die cut 3 Leafy Branch from black cardstock

Step 8 – adhere everything as shown

Thank you for stopping by
Laura

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I Love Right Now

July 22, 2020

Good morning! Laura here today to share my newest layout using many ECD products!

To create this layout
Step 1 – take two papers from the Rusty Weathered paper kit.


Step 2 – cut one line approximately in the center along the bottom about 3″ long and one on the side in the center about 2″ long. Using your paper distressor tool or scissors distress the edges of the slits and fold back and adhere with double sided tape
Step 3 – Adhere the two pages together and distress the edges
Step 4 – fussy cut 3 flowers from one of the pages


Step 5 – create a photo mat for your photo 1/2″ bigger than your photo
Step 6 – Die cut two frames using the fitted rounded rectangle die set. I used the 5 1/2″ and 5 1/4″ die
Step 7 – Die cut a 3 lightbulbs from the Planner Essentials 20 from coordinating papers
Step 8 – die cut 3 circles from the Stitched Circles and create 3 rolled flowers
Step 9 – create photo mat and cluster as shown above

Step 10 – Die cut 11, 1 3/4″ stitched hexagons and distress the edges

Step 11 – adhere as shown

Thanks for stopping by
Laura

Scrapbooking

Let It Snow!

June 24, 2020

Good morning!
Laura with you today to share a wintery fun layout using LOTS of ECD goodies!

To make this layout:
Step 1 – Tear a strip off one side and a smaller strip from the other side of your white soft finish cardstock and cover it with clear gesso and allow to dry or heat set
Step 2- Using one of your favorite stencils and texture paste along the side of your paper then adhere your white cardstock to a patterned paper (I used Kaisercraft)
Step 3 – Using your Watercolor Palette, use the three shades of blue and allow them to mingle together to create a subtle blend. using your pen add some of the blue water color paint tgo a palette, your glass mat or your craft mat. spray with water to make very runny. Using a fan brush or your favorite splatter technique add splatters to your page. Have fun with it! Heat set the paint and allow to dry thoroughly. Dry brush white acrylic paint over the raised images of your stencil!
Step 4 – add a strip of cheesecloth over the stenciled area
Step 5 – Die cut at least 6 Leaf and Berry Branches, 2 Leafy Branch, and 3 of the largest circles from the stitched circles from the white cardstock
Step 6 – create 3 rolled flowers from the die cut circles

Step 7 – adhere the double sided tape to cardstock and die cut 5 snowflakes from the Hot Chocolate set, 1 large snowflake from the Snow Flake Set, and Let It Snow from the Winter Wishes set.
Step 8 – peel the backing off the snowflakes and use the Cool Diamond silk microfine glitter, and use the faded denim silk microfine glitter on the title

Step 9 – add sequins, seed beads and micro beads randomly to your mixed media area and die cuts!

Thank you so much for stopping by
~Laura

Scrapbooking

Love

May 20, 2020

Good morning! Laura here today to share another wedding layout I created for my beautiful nieces upcoming wedding!

To create this layout:
Step 1 – distress the edges of a 12×12 sheet of paper
Step 2 – trim one sheet of paper to 11.5 x 11.5 and distress the edges then adhere it t o the 12×12 sheet
Step 3 – trim a sheet of coordinating paper to 5×12 and cover both sides with clear gesso and allow to dry.
Step 4 – using the Make Your Mark Stencil – using the heart part of the stencil and texture paste – stencil it at the top of the 5×12 sheet of paper
Step 5 – using Fire Opal silk microfine glitter and black embossing powder and sprinkle both on the texture paste. Remove excess then heat set with your heat gun – repeat at the bottom of this page.

Step 6 – distress the edges then adhere to the previous pages in the center
Step 7 – die cut 2 large 1/2 hearts (making sure you have one die cut opposite to the first one so you can put them together to make one large heart) using the Planner Essentials 20 set
Step 8 – die cut two of the smaller size hearts also making sure to die cut one inverted so you can make one heart) from the same set. Distress the edges of all four pieces
Step 9 – adhere smaller heart to larger heart making sure to line up the holes.
Step 10 – using coordinating ribbon, lace the holes at the top (if you are using a smaller then 6×4 photo or if your photo is vertical rather then horizontal repeat this step at the bottom of the heart)
Step 11 – adhere the hearts to page then create a bow and adhere to the top of where you laced
Step 12 – cut a double photo mat for your photo and adhere

Step 12 – Die cut the title also from the planner essentials 20
Step 13 – die cut and assemble 5 flowers using your favorite ECD flower dies. Dip each petal in a little bit of glue then in the Fire Opal glitter. If desired add a pearl to the center of each flower.
Step 14 – Die cut two of heart Blooming Branches and using the red craft drops dot the flowers and hearts
Step 15 – adhere all those pieces

Step 16 – Die cut the a large and small heart dangel from the Planner Essential 25. Die cut it again if you did not use double sided paper so the heart is of different paper.

Step 17 – add gold Craft Drops, and beads around the layout

Thanks so much for stopping by!
~Laura

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies:

Paper Flowers Scrapbooking Watercolor Palette

Watercolor mixed media Beach layout

April 26, 2020

Good morning! Laura here today to share a beach layout I created using the new stencils and watercolor paints!

To Create this layout;

Step 1: Cover your white soft finish cardstock with clear gesso on both front and back to help stop warping allow to dry or heat set with your heat gun.
Step 2: Use your Spring Flower Mandala stencil on the left side of your paper and a few of the leaves in the upper right corner of your sheet and your Dot Dot Dot stencil with texture paste along the middle. Heat set or allow to dry.

Step 3: Using the Prussian Blue from the watercolor palette cover the stencil areas and around the stenciled areas. Apply as many layers as you want to achieve your desired look. I went over it three times heat setting in between layers.
Step 4: Using the turquoise blue from the same palette apply to the outside of the darker blue area and along the left hand side of the page.

Step 5: Die cut many flowers using your favorite ECD flowers dies using coffee filters. I used the small flower set, large flower set, and bunch of flowers. Color them using the same blues from the palette.
Step 7: Using foam dots or cardboard to add dimension add your matted photo.
Step 7: Add your flowers, shells, sequins beads and art stones.

Step 7: Add your title piece.
Step 8: Cover only your photo with a piece of paper. Using watered down white gesso, paint or white mist create splatters.

I hope you have enjoyed my mixed media layout and thank you for stopping by

Laura

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies:



Paper Flowers Planner Essentials Scrapbooking

Beach life!

March 26, 2020

Good morning!
Laura with you today!
Over the Christmas holidays we were lucky enough to spend some time in Punt Cana and we had family photos taken – where else but on the beach of course!

I do not normally create blog posts with specific items but to create this layout you will need a few specific items
1 12×12 sheet of patterned paper and few pieces for die cutting and flower making (I used Ciao Bella Codex – Leonardo)
1 sheet of photo paper
4 – 5 colorant powders (I used Brusho in terracotta, turquoise, Prussian blue, yellow ochre, and Dark brown)
dies – favorite flower die (I used small flower die, bunch of flowers, large flower) your favorite circle die (I used stitched circles), stitched fishtails, and planner essentials 11
scraps of cardboard
ink and glue

To create this layout:
1 – take an 8 1/2 x 11 sheet of photos paper and cut it in half. Spray with water then add your color powders and spray with water again. Continue adding powders and water until you are satisfied with the results then heat set with your heat gun

Step 2 – using your stitched fishtails and the colorful photo paper you just created, die cut your desired size of fishtails ( I used the second smallest). Die cut enough t fit across the page – I used 10 then ink the edges
Step 3 – using your favorite flower dies die cut, ink edges and assemble 8 flowers.
Step 4 – using your favorite circle die die cut 3 circles in sizes of your choice. Then cut into a spiral and ink the edges the roll into a flower

Step 5 – die cut one large circle in a silhouette, cut the center circle in half then ink both the silhouette circle and the two half circles.
Step 6 – die cut two torn ledger pieces (tear ends off to make them more grungy looking) and one of the the ledger pieces from planner essential 11
Step 7 – tear pieces of cardboard and ink the edges

Step 8 – ink the edges of your 12×2 paper
Step 9 – adhere everything together then add your title

Thanks so much for stopping by
Laura

Inspiration from the Design Team Planner Essentials Scrapbooking Silk Microfine Glitter

Grungy Mixed-Media Layout

February 24, 2020

Good morning! Laura back again today to share my next layout for ECD!

I’d like to think I am a versatile scrapbooker –– I try creating in different styles to suit the mood, product or subject of the photo. Today I am sharing a grungy mixed-media layout I created!

To create this layout:

Step 1 – tear three pieces of cardboard from whatever box you have laying around. One should be about 3×6, another a small strip about 6″ long and another strip around 5″ long. This is a grungy layout so no need to really measure –– just tear off pieces the size you like.
Step 2 – cover your background paper and your cardboard with clear gesso and let dry or dry with a heat gun then distress the edges.
Step 3 – adhere your paper to a piece of heavy cardstock or cardboard to help with the warping.

Step 4 – using your favorite stamps, stamp randomly around the page using embossing ink, then use a coordinating color of embossing powder. I used the chicken wire stamp from the Background Stamp 1 set and white embossing powder.
Step 5 – in sections, use your favorite stencil and light paste to create texture and visual interest.
Step 6 – using your favorite mists and colorant powders, color your page and the cardboard. dry with heat gun.

Step 7 – using a palette and palette knife add a bit of Silk Microfine Glitter and your light paste. Create how ever many colors of glitter paste you wish.
I used royal teal and chocolate.
Step 8 – using your palette knife spread your glitter paste over the cardboard and the stenciled areas of your page.
Step 9 – die cut 6 various sizes of fitted fishtails and distress the edges.
Step 10 – die cut 3 – 1 3/4″ stitched circles and distress the edges.
Step 11 – die cut one edge from the planner essentials 11 and distress the edges.

Typically, I do not like taking photos in direct sun but to share the glittery but grungy effect of the glitter paste, I took a couple below.

And here is the finished layout once again. I think the glitter paste looks really awesome!

Thanks for stopping by!

Laura

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