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Laura Gilhuly

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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

ModaScrap Paper Flowers Scrapbooking Silk Microfine Glitter Soft Finish Cardstock

Wedding Layout With Glitter!

February 20, 2020

Good morning! Laura here today to share another layout I created for my niece’s upcoming wedding!

To create this layout:

Step 1 – Trim one piece of paper to 12 x 10 3/4, ink the edges.
Step 2 – ink the edges of a 12×12 paper and adhere the other paper on top.
Step 3 – die cut 3 of the largest Stitched Indented Rectangle, then die cut one with butterfly spray, ink the edges, add a piece of white cardstock under the butterfly spray and adhere to the papers.

Step 4 – create your photo mat, ink the edges and using 3D foam dots of cardboard adhere your photo mat to your papers.
Step 5 – die cut 4 flowers using your favorite ECD flower die, and assemble. set aside. I used the small flower set and the large flower set. I also decided to create one layer if a flower using the double sided tape and the Ocean Blue glitter from the Beach Palette.
Step 6 – die cut a butterfly – I used the small butterfly – using the double sided tape and glitter for the bottom layer and assemble.

Step 7 – die cut one silhouette circle using the largest and second largest circle in the stitched circles.

Step 8 – die cut one heart from the true love die set using double sided tape and glitter.


Step 9 – die cut 11- 1 1/2″ stitched hexagons from various papers and double sided tape and glitter –– I used copper rose and true red.

Step 10 – die cut one celebration flag using double sided tape and glitter.

Step 11 – assemble as shown.

I typically do not take photos in direct sunlight because it washes out the colors but in order to show the shone of glitter, I did take one which you can see below.

And here is the final layout again.

I hope you enjoyed my tutorial! You can see the items I used in the link below.

Laura

Joset Designs Planner Essentials Scrapbooking Soft Finish Cardstock

Believe

January 30, 2020

Good morning! Laura here today to share my latest layout! I love to create mixed media type layouts and the awesome dies from Elizabeth Craft are a perfect fit!

To create this layout:
Step 1 – die cut at least 15 – 1 3/4″, 2 – 2 3/4″ and 3 – 1 1/4″ stitched hexagons
Step 2 – adhere them on the main page and using cardboard or foam dots on a few
Step 3 – cover the page with clear gesso.
Step 4 – use your favorite stencil and modeling paste down the center of the page and on the side then dry with heat gun

Step 5 – using various mists and powders color the stenciled images and dry with heat gun
Step 6 – using the same mists and powders create some splatters

Step 7 – using white ink stamp the star background from the background stamps 1 in various places around the layout

Step 8 – mat and adhere your photo

Step 9 – die cut the banner, Believe, and celebration flags and adhere
Step 10 – using media gel adhere some art stones and beads to the layout

All done! Thanks so much for stopping by.
Laura

Inspiration from the Design Team Scrapbooking

Simple Christmas Layout For The New Year!

January 12, 2020

Good morning! Laura here today to share a simple and quick layout to help you scrapbook your Christmas photos!
I also have a couple of tips for you toady. Here’s the first one:
*tip 1 – all those gorgeous Christmas papers may be a little busy for your style – turn them over and use the other side to coordinate with your favorite ‘busy’ side so the papers don’t clash

To create this layout:

Step 1 – gather 3 sheets of patterned paper – and tear across one sheet at about 8 1/5 inches or 22cm, second sheet tear the bottom off at about 3 inches or 8 cm, then adhere to the your third full sheet
Step 2 – create a photo mat with a torn side about 2 inches bigger than your photo
Step 3 – die cut 3 fitted fishtails, celebration flags and your 2 large and 4 small of my favorite poinsettia die and assemble

*tip 2 – You can use your favorite shape die – I used my stitched circle die – to cut out elements from your Christmas paper to use as embellishments

Step 4 – assemble and add your title!

Thanks for stopping by,
Laura

Inspiration from the Design Team Joset Designs Planner Essentials Scrapbooking Soft Finish Cardstock

Hello Sunshine –– Summer Dreaming!

December 15, 2019

Good morning! Laura here today! It is very cold here right now and I am missing the heat of summer! Since it is winter and I can’t actually enjoy the summer right now I did the next best thing and created a summer layout!

To create this layout:

Step 1) Cut your papers, 1 at 12×12, 1 at 10×12 and 1 at 11×12 then ink the edges and assemble
Step 2) Die cut 4 circles of varying sizes. I used 5 1/4, 4 1/4, 2 3/4 and 2 1/4 in the stitched circles

Step 3) Die cut one sand castle and one palm tree then ink and assemble

Step 4) Die cut two tags and ink the edges – I used the tag from the planner essentials 7
Step 5 ) Die cut the filmstrip from planner essentials filmstrip

Step 6) Add your title and assemble

Thanks so much for stopping by!

~Laura

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