Embrace all good vibes layout for PINK AND PAPER

Sunday, June 24, 2018

Hi friends, it's Lisa on the blog today.

I'm sharing another layout I made with the dreamy Hawthorne collection by Heidi Swapp.

To start I used the inner parts of the cutfile flowers I used in the first layout I made with this collection. I thought they could be used to make new flowers. So I used these pieces of paper and adhered them on pink cardstock. Then I cute the flowers out and stitched over them with purple thread. 

As a background I used the black and white patterned paper. I had a second sheet of this paper. I cut off a stripe of that one and adhered it to my page with the stripes going in the opposite direction. 

Then I stitched around the whole page with that same purple thread. 
I cut out all the big flowers from the patterned papers and placed them on my layout. Then I placed the stitched ones, I created before, on the page too, creating kind of a diagonal design.

I chose a picture I took on my last vacation. I matted it on patterned paper and rounded the corners. Then I placed it on the page, in between all the flowers.

As a title I used four words from the double sided foam stickers. I coated them with glitter, creating an ombre effect. 

I also used a big flower, I created some weeks before for another assignment. I still had the flower lying on my desk and I thought that it would fit perfectly. To make that flower, I used papers from Dear Lizzy collections.

I finished the layout by adding some of the clear stickers and pieces of ephemera and by adding gold splatters all around.

I really hope you like it. I had to step out of my comfort zone with these colors, but I think that I did pretty good.

Thank you

Live Life in Different Colors layout for Pink Paislee

Friday, June 22, 2018

Hi friends,
this week is all about Summer... I don't know about you, but I've waited impatiently for summer... We've had a really long and cold winter in Luxembourg and now it's finally warm and I can wear my favorite dresses...:)
This is the layout I created
Live life 1
Maybe it doesn't look like it, but it took me almost 4 hours to make this layout... For this project, I used 6x6 paper pads from Pick.me-upConfetti WishesTurn the pageSummer Lights and Wild Child.
To start I took a white 12x12 sheet of paper. I drew these paisley kind of shapes and patterns... drops, hearts, circles... I only filled two sides of the paper, so half of the sheet. When I was happy with how it looked, I started by cutting out the first big shape with my exacto knife. I used the shape to create two identical pieces out of patterned paper. Then I placed my "stencil" on a new sheet of white paper, I placed one of the patterned paper pieces, in the whole, then I turned the stencil around and placed the second piece in the whole. To make the shape stand out, I used foam squares.
Live life 2
I proceeded to the second shape. Cut out, use it as a guide two create two pieces out of patterned paper and place them on my page, using the stencil to find the right placement.
Image 26
I did this for every little piece, except the circles. When I was done, I used watercolors to paint the circles.
For my title, I used chipboard stickers from Summer Lights and Wild child and foam thickers from Pick-me-up. I don't know if it makes sense, but I have a t-shirt that says 'Live life in different colors' and I thought this was very cool, so I changed it a bit for this layout and wrote 'Live summer in different colors'. :)
Live life 4
I matted my photo on some pieces of patterned paper and placed it on the bottom left corner of the page.
Live life 3
Then I used ephemera piecescardstock stickers and puffy stickers from Wild Child and some flower stickers from the Paige Evans sticker book.
A few green and pink splatters finished the page.
I really like how it turned out. This was in fact my second layout for this assignment, I wasn't really happy with the first one I made, haha, typical! This one I love... It screams summer and is so colorful and happy.
Thank you for stopping by

Worry less, live more layout for PINK AND PAPER

Friday, June 15, 2018

Hi friends,

it's me back on the blog today :)

This month I'm working with Heidi Swapp's Hawthorne collection. I'm not really used to use such dark colors in my layouts, so I was a little bit scared to use it, but I managed to include light elements and it turned out really cool.

I wanted to use the Heidi Swapp flower art screen for this layout. I tried it on white paper first.

When I was sure how it worked, I used one of the patterned papers as a background and some pink acrylic paint. Little tip: don't use it with any kinds of paste, the paste is too thick and won't go through the screen. Also it will be impossible to clean after... Use acrylic paint! :)

When the flowers were dry, I cut them out and placed them on a second page of that same patterned paper I used before.

I machine-stitched all around the layout with white thread. Then I hand-stitched some stars on white paper, cut them out and scattered them on my page. I also used some ephemera pieces and clear stickers from the collection.

I chose a picture from my last vacation. I cut myself out and placed the photo on some of the roses. I placed one of the stars in my hand as if was reaching for it. I never did this before and I really like how it turned out :)

For my title, I used the foam words. These stickers are sticky on both sides, so you can put glitter or metallic flakes on them.

I placed the title beneath the picture.

To finish my layout, I choose some flower cutfiles, let my silhouette cut them out and placed them on the edges of the layout to brighten it up even more.

I really hope you like what I made.
If you want to see how to use the products even better, watch my process video:

Thank you

Grateful today layout for Pink Paislee

Sunday, June 10, 2018

Hi dear friends,
this week we're sharing new techniques that we tried out. I was a bit lost at first, because I already tried out so many different things that I couldn't immediately think of something new.
After a lot of thinking, I got the idea of making origami  pieces. I made origami stars once when I saw a layout that Paige created making those stars, but I never tried butterflies. So I looked up origami butterflies on YouTube and tried them. They turned out really cute!
Create your butterflies with fun patterned papers from the @paigetaylorevans #pickmeup #pinkpaislee collection using an origami technique. @lisafonseca1985 created a fun and happy page with a technique she never tried before #origamibutterflies
So I made some butterflies in three different sizes, using the Pick-me-up collection. But I wanted them to have more detail, so I stitched them through the middle and also on the white part (the backside of the paper). My stitching machine gave up when I still had 2 or 3 butterflies to stitch, so a few of them aren't stitched. I don't mind though, it gives the page a bit of diversity. I placed one or a few sequins, from the Auburn Lane collection, on each butterfly.
Create your butterflies with fun patterned papers from the @paigetaylorevans #pickmeup #pinkpaislee collection using an origami technique. @lisafonseca1985 created a fun and happy page with a technique she never tried before #origamibutterflies
I placed the butterflies on my page, that I had already trimmed the edges off and adhered to a patterned paper from the collection, creating a boarder.
Create your butterflies with fun patterned papers from the @paigetaylorevans #pickmeup #pinkpaislee collection using an origami technique. @lisafonseca1985 created a fun and happy page with a technique she never tried before #origamibutterflies
Then I matted the photo on some pieces of paper and placed it on the bottom right side of the page.
Create your butterflies with fun patterned papers from the @paigetaylorevans #pickmeup #pinkpaislee collection using an origami technique. @lisafonseca1985 created a fun and happy page with a technique she never tried before #origamibutterflies

As a title I used two chipboard stickers saying: 'grateful together'. I used some flowers from the ephemera pack to decorate around the photo. and in some corners of the layout.
Create your butterflies with fun patterned papers from the @paigetaylorevans #pickmeup #pinkpaislee collection using an origami technique. @lisafonseca1985 created a fun and happy page with a technique she never tried before #origamibutterflies

I splattered gold, blue and pink color spray all around the page and finished it off by scattering the little rub-on crosses on the page.
When I took the first pictures of the layout and edited them on my phone, I saw that the white part of the butterflies where too white and getting lost in the background. So I took my watercolors and put some color on all the butterflies. It turned out a lot better. :)
Thank you so much for stopping by

Wild Heart Mini Album

Saturday, May 26, 2018

Hi lovely friends,

I'm back with a very fun project. This month I'm working with the super cool Wild Heart collection from Crate Paper and I made a mini album.

What I noticed in the Crate Paper collections lately, is that the ephemera packs always include very big pieces. I almost never get to use those pieces in my layouts, so I really like to use them to make mini albums.

So to start I chose all the big tags and other big pieces that were included in the ephemera pack. I also cut a piece out from the cutapart patterned paper.

Then I used my new We R Memory keepers crop-a-dile eyelet puncher to punch an eyelet through every piece of paper.

There were also three frames in the ephemera pack. I used them to make shaker pockets, using sequins from Neat & Tangled.

I put all the pieces together with a ring and started decorating the album. I used photos from some of my vacations in Gran Canaria and used all the good stuff from the collection. Chipboard stickerscardstock stickerspuffy stickersepoxy paper clips and clear foil stickers.  I created three paper pearls, using papers from the 6x6 paper pad. I threaded them together and added some Maggie Holmes mini tassels to make a super cute hanging embellishment that I added to the ring.

I really love making mini albums, because it always looks fun and you get to use a lot of your embellishments.
I hope you like it too. You can watch the process video on YouTube here:

HUGS AND KISSES layout for Pink and Paper

Monday, May 14, 2018

Hi friends, it's Lisa back on the blog today :)

Last time, I used the boy part of the cute Pebbles Night Night collection to make my layout. This time, I'm using the girl part. 

Again, I wanted to make a layout that wasn't in the theme of this collection at all. The Night Night collection is a baby collection, but since I don't have baby photos to scrap, I used the elements of the collection that weren't screaming 'baby':)

So, as you can see, you can easily use baby collections for totally different layouts. 

To start, I did a little bit of mixed media on the background, using distress oxides. I thinned them out whit white ink spray and water and smooshed them on the paper with a piece of plastic packaging.
Then I made gold, pink and teal splatters all around the page.

I took four little photos of myself, that I backed on some of the patterned papers from the collection. 

Then I used a lot of embellishments to scatter all around... Cardboard stickerspuffy stickersephemera and gold thickers

I attached some of the embellishments directly on the page and some of them I adhered with foam squares, to make them pop.

I really love how the page turned out. I was really easy to make and as you can see, not baby related at all. I love all the cute designs of this collection and the soft pastel colors.

Hope to see you here again, thank you so much for stopping by today :)

ALL THE THINGS I LOVE layout for InTheScrap

Friday, May 11, 2018

Hi friends,

I'm back on the In The Scrap blog sharing this layout with you,

I got the idea of making this layout, when I saw one of Paige Evans' new cutfiles. It's a star cutfile and I really love all the different sizes of the stars, creating a super cool frame. 

I wanted to back it like I've done a lot of times before, but I didn't want to back them all, nor did I want to 'decorate' each star in the same way. 

So I started to cut out big stars from different papers from the Shimelle Box of Crayons collection and from the Paige Evans Oh my heart collection. I backed all the big starts but I didn't adhered the stars exactly behind the cutfile. I turned them a bit to make the edges peek out.

For some of the tiny stars, I punched out some stars with a punch using the gold and green glitter papers from Shimelle. This time, I didn't put the stars behind the cutfile, I stuck them right on the cutfile, again not trying to place them exactly straight.

For the middle sized stars, I took my piercing needle, I pierced some holes and I stitched the inside of each star using metallic thread.

Then I used a lot of embellishments from Shimelle's Box of crayons and Dear Lizzy's Stay Colorful collections and the Shimelle sticker book. I used stickers, puffy stickers and some pieces of ephemera.

I matted my photo on some pieces of scrap and placed it on the right side of the layout, overlapping the cutfile a little bit.

For my title, I used three banners from Shimelle and I used the alpha stickers from the same collection. I love to mix all the letters and colors, it gives a really cool look.

I hope you enjoyed reading this post.
If you want to watch the process video, check it out here:

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