My little nature escape for DOODLEBUG DESIGN design team

Sunday, November 21, 2021

New collection cuteness is coming up... 

After Halloween and before Winter and Christmas, it is always fun to scrap some more Fall photos. I had a fun photo left to scrap that I took a few years ago when taking a walk in the forest, and wanted to use a lot of die cut trees from the new collection, called The Great Outdoors. 

Here's what I came up with...

So as I said, I wanted to use all the trees from one of the Odds&Ends die cut packs, the colors were sooooo gorgeous!! I started by placing them on a white cardstock sheet, checking how I would use them and how many I could fit. Then I stitched trough all of the tree trunks using brown embroidery thread and I distressed the edges with my scissors after cutting off a bit of the white borders.

To have a base to place my trees on, I ripped pieces of three different patterned papers and layered them one on top of the other, starting with the lightest one. On top of that, I adhered one of the green scalloped Paper Frills, which reminds me a bit of grass. 
After placing and adhering all of my trees, I stitched a few zig-zag and straight lines from left to right to add some detail to the bottom. 

For my background, I wanted to add some matching color behind the trees. So I used my watercolors and added a lot of water and then the same colors as the trees. I let it dry for a few hours.
I matted my photo with some patterned and tissue paper and added it to my layout, placing it behind one of the trees. Behind the photo, I added a cloud and sun die cut. 

Then came the embellishing part. I added Jewels, Cute Clips in the shapes of flowers and stars, Odds&Ends die cut flowers, enamel ants and two super cute animal die cuts, an eagle and a bear.

For my title I used one of the Chit Chat word die cuts, saying "Nature" and I backed it with some yellow patterned paper. I also used Alpha stickers two write the rest of the title. 

I really love the colored trees in this layout and how they stand out so much and make the layout so vibrant and alive.
By adding stitched and distressed details, the layout has so much dimension, I LOVE it.

Thank you so much for stopping by and see you very soon,

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Doodlebug Products used:

The Great Outdoors collection

Sunshine Alpahs

My Type Alphas

Other products used:

Brown embroidery thread

White cardstock



Fun at the park layout for Doodlebug Design

Monday, November 8, 2021

After two projects using HAPPY HAUNTING, I went back to the FUN AT THE PARK COLLECTION. I'm super excited for the new collections to arrive at my doorstep, but until then, I wanted to created another layout documenting my visits at Disneyland and using the adorable Doodlebug cutfiles.

To start, I needed to decide which cutfile/s I was going to use. I decided to go with the ice cream one, the cute Minnie bow and the sun. The ice cream is just too cute and with the added bow, it's just to die for... LOL :)

So I let the machine cut out all of the pieces and then I assembled everything, after putting some color around the edges of each piece, with my Distress Oxides. I love doing this when I don't stitch around the border, to give my little characters more dimension and interest. I also went in with my fine tip white jelly pen, to draw the highlights.

Usually, I never use ripped strips of patterned paper on the sides of my layouts, but I absolutely wanted to use this white and black striped paper and since I couldn't use it as a background, I decided to go with the strips... and, I LOVE IT!!! :) I adhered them to a light pink sheet of cardstock, distressed the edges even more with my fingers and then added some pieces of red and white dotted washi tape. I went over the strips with my sewing machine, using pink and orange thread. 

For the background, I had started with something completely different. I used one of the patterned papers from the collection. The one with the colorful confetti. I added gesso in the center and some pink color and created this colorful mess... Well sometimes colorful messes are cool and beautiful, but this time, it was a real mess... :) I didn't want to use that, so I used a simple pink cardstock sheet and added pink and orange to it with my Gelatos. 

I backed my photo on some pieces of patterned paper and then added my big embellishments, as well as my photo, to the layout. For the ice cream and sun, I used two layers of fun foam, to make them stand out a lot. 
Then I went through all the embellishments from the collection and added the popcorn cart Shaker Pop,  enamel popcorn, popcorn stickers, enamel stars and the title. I used the Abigail alphas underneath the photo and hand-cut out the letters to write FUN, on top of the ice cream. 

I'm so in love with the way it turned out!!! :)

So now, run and go grab your amusement park photos to scrap some memories with the adorable FUN AT THE PARK collection and cutfiles! :)

See you soon, 

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Doodlebug products used:
Fun at the park collection
Abigail Alphas
Pink Cardstock


Other products used:
Thread in orange and pink

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