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My Virtual Travel to Illinois

March 5, 2021

Karen here. I’m still doing some virtual travel through my “Places I’ve Been” planner/journal. It’s been a kick to look back through old pictures and to create pages. Today’s creation is all about a trip to Chicago back in 2007. One of the highlights of the trip was a Cubs game at historic Wrigley Field, so I chose a color palette of blue and red.

I’ve been creating two-page layouts (front and back) for each place I document. The paper I used in this lay-out is from Reminiscence, The Book. Gorgeous papers in blue and red!

The page base I used in the lay-out is from Planner Essentials 28. I love the beautiful deckled edge on this particular base. The letters are from the Butterfly Pocket Insert dies.

On the backside, there was some words on the paper that I didn’t really want in my page, so I added the polkadot paper that I die cut with the Fitted Circles dies and then ran back through with the page base.

And I LoVe playing with reinforcements. I always add 101mm Double Sided Adhesive to the back of the paper before die cutting. The beige banners are cut from a die in the Reinforcement Variety Pack 1, and the stars are part of Planner Essentials 14.

Thank you for stopping by today. I have linked up the supplies below.

Craftily yours, Karen

Supplies from Elizabeth Craft Designs

Other Supplies

Dymo Labels, White Gel Pen, Polkadot Paper

Inspiration from the Design Team Paper Flowers Soft Finish Cardstock

Winter Wonderland

February 19, 2021

Hello friends and welcome! It is Karan here. Today I am sharing a layout with you. Hubby has been up north tending to our build and sent me a couple photos. I really wanted to scrapbook them so I came up with this.

I began by giving the main paper a trim down to 11.75 x 11.75 and I white washed it with paper paste mixed with a bit of gesso.

I die cut the fitted rectangles in the largest side and then cut three frames from this chipboard to give the frame extra strength. I then added gesso to the frame, added dabs of Allegro Indiano paint and dabbed that with Paper Texture paste. The result is amazing!

I die cut 8 large florals from florals 7, and 8 medium using the Soft Finish Cardstock and colored with Speckled Egg distress ink in the middle. I also colored the foam bud to match.

Sfter shaping and adding the stamens, I added snow paste to the flowers.

The leaves I got a great texture on them by adding a bit more shaping to the tips of the leaves. I colored these with Vintage Photo and Speckled Egg distress ink. I love how they turned out.

I really wanted to frame the photo of our driveway up north so I set the flowers in corners of the frame.

I hope you enjoyed my inspiration today. I would love to see your take on your winter photos. 

Happy Scrapping!

Karan

Elizabeth Craft Designs products used: 

Other products used: Snow Paste; Dusty Attic Chipboard; Speckled Egg and Vintage Photo Distress Ink

Art Journal Collection Paper Flowers Scrapbooking Summer Journal Special

Fun in the Sun

February 2, 2021

Good morning!
I am excited to share my next layout I created using lots of goodies from Elizabeth Craft Designs!

To create this layout:

Step 1 – Cover both sides of a 12×12 paper with clear gesso (I used a piece from the Summer Art Collection)
Step 2 – Ink through a stencil (I used the Story telling stencil) then heat emboss

Step 3 – use another stencil and paint in the same area as the first stencil (I used a stencil from the Summer Journal Special)

Step 4 – Use light mat gel and another stencil and while the gel is still wet apply some silk microfine glitter (I used the Make Your Mark Stencil and Midnight Blue glitter)
Step 5 – die cut, ink and assemble 15 flowers ( I used the Florals 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9)

Step 6 – use some craft drops on a chipboard title (I used gold)
Step 7 – assemble as shown and add some art stones, seed beads and gems

Thank you for stopping by
Laura

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies:

A Way With Words Scrapbooking Soft Finish Cardstock

Winter Bliss Scrapbook Page

January 16, 2021

Whether you love snow or not, you can’t but love its magical properties!  Hi Artlets, it’s Suzanne here today with a scrapbook page layout celebrating winter snow.  We don’t get a lot of snow on Vancouver Island at sea level, so sometimes we go to the mountains looking for it!  This page was an early winter day at Forbidden Plateau and it was so fun!  Now if we had this every day, I’m pretty sure it wouldn’t be so charming, but this day was totally awesome!

Here is how you can assemble this layout and add your own photos.  Let’s get started.

Instructions:

Choose 2 photos for your project.  That’s fun!  Trim them to fit inside the frames.  You can see that I just had the rectangular lake photo loosely placed inside the frame and the people photo was cut to fit perfectly inside the ornament.

Die cut Winter from the 4 Seasons die set, Bliss, Let it Snow, Flourished Frame, the ornament from Love Joy Peace Christmas Ornament, the pine boughs from Create a Wreath all from white Soft Finish Cardstock.

Die cut the snowflakes from Brrrrr and Merry Christmas 4 from masking paper, a post-it or removable labels.

Choose Distress Ink colours that complement the photos.  Since mine were almost black and white because of snow and trees, I went with pretty dark colours and then added hints of other colours to pick up the jacket and toque.

Adhere the snowflakes randomly on the base cardstock and begin blending colours, right over the snowflakes.  You probably don’t want to do this under where the photos will be!  Every once in a while, move the snowflakes and blend over the original masked area and continue blending.  If you can spritz your blending and get little dots to appear they will also make the background interesting.  By moving the snowflake diecuts and blending over the masked area you’ll create the illusion of depth.

Once you’ve blended the colours to your satisfaction, begin adding the diecuts and photos.  Refer to the sample photos for placement.  The Flourished Frame and photo are adhered to the background with 3D Foam Squares and the ornament is adhere with two layers of the foam adhesive.  Everything else is adhered with Glue Dots.

Now you have an awesome memory of a fabulous day!

Happy creating, Suzanne

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies:

Other Supplies:
Personal photos
Glue Dots – Micro
Scrapbook Adhesives 3D Foam Squares
Distress Oxide Ink in Weathered Wood, Dusty Concord, Speckled Egg, Bundled Sage, Iced Spruce, Chipped Sapphire
Ink blending tools
Masking paper or Post-it Note or removable label
White 12×12 cardstock

Planner Essentials

Travel Fun

November 5, 2020

Karen here! I recently decided to planner/scrapbook all of the places I’ve been. We can’t travel much these days, so I thought it’d be fun to re-live some of the fun trips I have taken. Today’s post shows a page I created for a fun day-trip into Maryland.

Steps to create this page:

  • Cut page base with the page die from Planner Essentials 27. (Hint: Because I was using single sided paper, I adhered two pages together back to back before die cutting.)
  • Stamp with oxide ink the splatters from the Background 2 Stamps in a random pattern at the top and bottom.
  • Add striped washi tape along the edge and add letter stickers.
  • Add dashed lines across top and bottom with fine-line black marker.
  • Add a 1/2 circle cut with the Stitched Circles dies and a hexagon with the Stitched Hexagon dies.
  • Stamp “Funny Detail” from the Retro Labels Sayings stamps.
  • Add a Blooming Branches die cut using Kids choice glue.
  • Add reinforcements die cut the 101mm Double Sided Adhesive from the Reinforcement Variety Pack.

The backside of my page was created using many of the same products. What a fun way to celebrate a fun day with my friend in the beautiful state of Maryland.

Craftily yours, Karen

Supplies from Elizabeth Craft Designs:

Other Supplies

Patterned cardstock/stickers, washi tape, black pen, oxide ink, black ink

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 –

Announcements Art Journal Collection Technique Friday Videos

Introducing the Art Journal Collection | Technique Friday

March 20, 2020

Happy Technique Friday!

This week, Els is walking us through our NEWEST release: The Art Journal Collection by Charlene van der Vorst and Ilse Kleijer.

The collaboration of Charlene and Ilse brings their hand drawings and digitally-created designs together to offer this unique line to crafters!

This new collection includes six die sets, six stamp sets, four stencils and a 12×12 double-sided cardstock pack.

The flexibility of this line will have every journaler, scrapbooker, cardmaker and crafter alike inspired with creativity!

We hope you enjoyed this week’s Technique Friday, and will explore your creativity with this fabulous new collection!

Happy crafting and stay safe!

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