As the title of my post tells, this post is going to be about creativity and family. I am lucky to have inherited my creativity from my family – my grandmother was a seamstress and as I remember you always could count on her sitting with a knitting project or by the Loom. My mother followed her steps and educated herself in sewing and traditional women crafts – until I was 6 years old she held evening classes in all kind of crafty subjects. Now when I look at my kids I can see myself in them. They enjoy all sort of crafts as well. Well – this is not the end of the story…
This layout is about my kids and their cousins. Every year we have a family gathering and always take a photo of the cousins. It is fun to look back and see how different they look from when we begun with this tradition. The fun thing with this particular photo is that they was joking around all of them.
I have layered paper scraps on a paper from 7 Gypsies. To make the paper blend in better with the colors in the photo I painted it with High Impact paint from Tattered Angels. The Family wordlet is just right for this photo and project. The sayings under the Family word “where life begins and love never ends” is really perfect!
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist sprayed over the chipboard makes it really pop don´t you think?
My second project is a gift for my mother on her upcoming 70th Birthday. As I wrote earlier she is the essence of my creativity and she taken me on a crafty adventure since I came to this world. The Scissors and the arty chipboards really fit for this project.
Again I have highlighted the Chipboard pieces with different shades of Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist.
I would like to share with you today two layouts with the new June chipboard (yes, the postman was nice to me this month!). A big favourite for me this month, I love all these words in brackets! They are very versatile!
First, here is my layout “Always”. To begin, I apply a light layer of clear gesso on all my page, then add the heavy gesso in the principal place of my page. Then I played with my inks. To make the drops effect, I add the colored ink in my gesso.
I chose to keep my natural chipboard. I love the gross effect happens.
For my second layout “Moment to remember”, after covering my page to clear gesso, I use a stamp (Scrap FX) across the centre of my page. I have then added the watercolour painting. On this layout, I use a lot of diecuts.
This time, I used the embossing powder on my chipboard. The yellow color brings out the festive side of this moment!
Encreur Izink Cassis and Pétrole
Izink Spray Dye Pétrole – Brou de Noix – Encre – Cerise
Studio 490 Ranger embossing Paste
Paper Dreamy Planante of Heidi Swapp
irRESISTible Wedding Dress and Tuxedo Black
Hello there lovelies! It’s Riikka here with two hearty layouts. They both are made of my family. The first page, which you can see above here, is about my two daughters and how I wish that their inner light shines always through. Because they always make me feel all fluffy and warm inside, I used a pink color scheme in the page.
This other page is more in black and white, but hearts in this one, too. This time the topic is my lovely husband, or maybe even both of us. I snapped the photo one evening while we were washing our teeth, so that’s why he’s looking funny. The journaling talks about how it’s wonderful that he “gets” me and is as goofy as me.
I used the same the “Script” stamp in the background here as well. Where I used Distress Ink in the first piece, I did this background with acrylic paint. You can see the script much better in this one than the other one. I also used the “Paint Brushes” stencil here as well and draw the lines you see on the page using it. There’s black lines coming from under the photo and white lines on top of a dark grey piece of patterned paper. The heart on the side is stamped with the “Sketchy Heart” stamp. I also used the left over piece from the “Lots of Love” chipboard piece as a stencil and drew some hearts to the page. The circles are drawn using the “Random Dots” stencil.