At the ball layout for Doodlebug Design

Monday, April 24, 2023

This week we're focusing on Doodlepops and puffy heart stickers at Doodlebug Design.

So I went through my Doodlepops and since, I already needed to use the puffy hearts, I decided to go with some Doodlepop hearts too.

The idea was to use as many hearts as possible... :)

To start, I created a background on a light pink cardstock sheet, using mixed media. I used a huge dauber, grabbed some pink and white acrylic paint and smooshed the color onto the paper, creating this cross design. Then I used my white Montana Marker to splatter some white paint on top.

I wanted to use a black and white photo, because a photo in color, would've probably had many other colors in it and I wanted to stick to this color scheme. So I chose this photo, I took a few years ago, where I'm dressed like a princess...;) I matted it on four different pieces of patterned paper from the LOTS OF LOVE collection and adhered it in the middle of the cross, using foam tape.

I then went ahead and used all of those cute little Doodlepop hearts that I had left. Since I had two packs of those and only used one on a previous layout, I still had nine hearts left. 
Then I took the puffy heart stickers in turquoise, black, white, pink, red and yellow and added a ton of those to the stripes.

The last little detail, was adding some jewels in matching colors. 

That's it :)

I really love the color combo on this layout and of course, I love all the hearts. Any Lisa-layout needs hearts. The more, the better. :)

I hope you like the layout and I wish you a wonderful day.

See you soon,

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Doodlebug products used:

- Doodlepops from Lots of Love

- 6x6 paper pad from Lots of Love

- Jewels from Lots of Love

- Pink cardstock

- Abigail alpha stickers

- Puffy heart stickers

Other products used:

- Pink and white acrylics

Beach night memories layout for Doodlebug Design

Sunday, April 9, 2023

Did you ever use a themed collection to create a project that had a different theme? Well, that's what I did for this layout. I used the new Spring garden collection and created a summery layout. Even though the photo I documented was taken in spring, the beach always screams summer, right? 

I started by making a mixed media background using watercolors.

I primed my sheet of cardstock with white gesso to create a barrier between the color and the paper. That way, you're able to play with the color a lot longer and it'll not sink into the paper right away.

Then I started with some aqua watercolors that I used with a lot of water. I like to create a big splatter and then turn the page in different directions to let the color run over the paper.

I then use my heat gun to dry the layer (actually, you can use it to make the color go where you want and create fun waves) and start again, until I'm happy with the result. I did the same, using pink and gold. 

When my page was dry and ready, I continued with a Doodlebug cutfile. 
I used this jar with fireflies that I downloaded in the Silhouette store and I used Doodlebug cardstock for the different pieces.

I love how cute this cutfile looks... :)
I matted my photo with two different patterned papers and the placed my two elements on the layout. I never really plan my mixed media background, so sometimes I need some time to see how to place my elements, so to not cover up too much of the color.

I adhered the cutfile and photo and then went through the embellishments to see what I could add.

I chose some clouds and a sun from the Odds & Ends pack. To fill the jar a bit more, I used heart stickers and I placed a teeny tiny doodle pop bird at the bottom of the page. 
Talking of that, I wanted to create some kind of base for my jar. Since the photo I took was on the beach, I chose sand-colored cardstock from Doodlebug and created three layers of stripes to make it look like the sand on the beach.

For the title, I used a Chit&Chat word and some Sunshine alpha stickers. 
For some more finishing details, I used a pencil and drew lines and shadows on the jar and fireflies, drew some white dots "in" the jar and I splattered paint around the jar.

That's it! :)
I think it turned out cute and I love this cutfile...

See you soon scrappy people.

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Doodlebug products used:

Spring Garden collection

Cardstock in different colors

Sunshine alpha stickers

Cutfile: Lightning bug jar

Other products used:

Gesso and watercolors

White pen

Hello Spring layout for Doodlebug Design

Today I'm sharing a layout with the super cute Spring Garden collection. I was inspired by the rainbow patterned paper of course, I always am... :) 

I love creating color blocking and color matching layouts. So what I did is, I cut apart the stripes of the patterned paper and then ripped off the ends. I ripped off a different size of paper each time, to make the stripes different lengths. Then, I created a weaving style design and adhered the whole piece to my white cardstock.

First I added my photo to the design, after I matted it with a bit op patterned paper from the 6x6 paper pad.
Then I went through all the tiny embellishments and started sticking everything that color-matched to the different stripes. I used stickers and enamel dots and jewels.

I also used a Shaker Pop cloud, that I added, overlapping the photo. It's so cute... :)

For my title, I used two words from the Chit Chat die cuts pack. I trimmed the white borders a bit and added it using foam squares.

For the last pop of color, I used my watercolors to splatter some paint.

I think this layout is full of color, (of course...:) and looks soooo happy and fresh. A perfect start into spring. 

Are you excited for spring too? 
I sure am and I hope we'll have a lot of sunny days.

See you soon...


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