Wild & Free | GoGo Getaway February 2021 CyberCrop Moodboard Challenge

Wednesday, 24 February 2021

 

 

Hi everyone, I have a new layout to share for GoGo Getaway today playing along with the February 2021 CyberCrop Moodboard Challenge. I really enjoy using moodboards as there are so many elements that can be taken from one. For this moodboard I was inspired by the check print, woodgrain, circles, hearts, red, clothes pens and flowers.

I have used woodgrain prints from Cocoa Vanilla Studio and the big check print is from Hip Kit Club. I've also used HKC embellishments and ephemera and I've also added a few perspextives by Bramble Fox. 

I started off with a large circle in the check print. I added white pom pom trim around the edge and stitched this is place using my sewing machine. I cut hearts from woodgrain paper using metal dies and positioned these around my photo. I added floral ephemera to the right of my photo and the clothes peg too. I also added flowers to the bottom left of the circle and a big bow too. I've added gold twiddles of thread to both clusters. 

My title is fussy cut from a Cocoa Vanilla Studio paper and I finished off with red hearts, gold splatters and enamel dots. 

I hope you enjoyed the cyber crop on Saturday. We are holding them every month throughout 2021 so pop over to the GoGoGetaway Facebook Group to play along. 

Happy scrapping 

Niki xx 

@nikiclairecreates 

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Write Your Story | Hip Kit Club | Mixed Media Monday

 

Hi everyone, I have a new layout to share today for Hip Kit Club using the January 2021 Kits. You can find them on the website here. I've also used two exclusive cut files, called Write Your Story and Top10, which can both be found in the JanuaryDownloads section of the website.

Today is Mixed Media Monday so I grabbed my January Color Kit and got to work! I used a piece of pale blue cardstock as my background. I started by spraying directly onto the layout with Shimmerz Snow Way Man. I then decided I wanted to add some more blue so reached for Oakie Bear Blue Inklingz which was in the December 2020 Color Kit. I added this colour using the packaging technique. I then added some Precious Posy Inklingz also using the packaging technique. I added splatters in all these colours and some bigger drips and then set the background aside to dry.

I took a piece of the dark paper with stars on from the January kit and cut it into a starburst design so that I had 'shards' of paper. I spend some time arranging these onto the layout: some star side up and some white side up. I distressed the edges of all and stuck them in place. I also sewed through them with black thread on my sewing machine.

I cut the Write Your Story cut file from the same blue cardstock as my background. I backed it with purple patterned paper. I used the Top 10 cut file to cut stars. I cut several stars, solid ones and outline ones, from the same blue card, a dark blue card (both from the Cardstock Kit) and some from the pink woodgrain patterned paper. I arranged the Write your Story cut file onto my layout as my title and added the stars randomly around the layout. I added wood veneer stickers - these are such awesome embellishments, I love the black etching and there is even some gold foiled etching too! I also added chipboard stickers and puffy stickers.

At the end of my layout I wasn't happy with how the title looked. The 'write your' words got lost in the busy-ness behind them. So I attempted to correct this by painting them with black paint. This unfortunately didn't work because then they blended into the photos and background even more! So I cut the cut file again, in the same size, in white card. I trimmed of the bits I didn't need and then layered the 'write your' words on top of the black painted ones, slightly offset so there was a black shadow. This was the answer and those words are now much more clear. Phew!

I finished with white splatters, twiddles of silver thread and more star embellishments!

Thank you so much for joining me today and happy scrapping

Niki xx

@nikiclairecreates

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Beautiful Winter Snow | Bramble Fox

Saturday, 20 February 2021

 

Hi everyone,  I have a new layout to share today for Bramble Fox using the 'Perfect Moments' set from the shop in white. It comes with two titles: Perfect Moments and Beautiful. I'm using the Beautiful title on my layout today. 

I'm also using Fox Dies #6 which is a set of tags and labels. This set of dies is so very versatile and is great for mixing and matching in different coloured papers because they are layered tags. 

For my layout today I have made a window scene to document photos of my little boy looking out the window and seeing real snow for the first time. I used a cut file (from the Silhouette store) of a window. I cut backed it in white and backed the window panes in vellum. I added snow drifts to the window along with snowflakes, trees and a snowman - so cute! 

I created three clusters around the window. The ones either side of the window contain my photos as well as the layered tags from Fox Dies #6. The one at the top just contains the layered tags - tied through with silver twine. I really love how they look. 

Along the windowsill, I've added my Beautiful perspextive as my title. I extended the title with the words 'winter' and 'snow' so the title reads 'Beautiful Winter Snow' I added a few embellishments and finished off with journaling and splatters of silver paint. 

Thank you so much for joining me today and happy scrapping. 

Niki xx 

@nikiclairecreates

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