Sunday, 7 June 2015

Sunshine, Scrapping & Some Handy Tips


It's Lisa here today with Sunshine, Scrapping and some handy tips as the title says.

I've been making the most out of my Belle BLVD - Simply Spring collection.
It's bright, colourful and very happy. Despite the name Spring, to me it shouts Summer!!
Sometimes with the slightly themed collections, you have to make them work to your projects.
This one is Spring/Easter themed, but this can easily be over looked.
Here is my LO today.

 I just love clouds. I have a bit of a thing for them when it comes to scrapping. I'm working my way through scrapping our 2014 Florida photos and I'm thankful to say, we have no rainy photos. I still wanted to use this paper though. It's so pretty!!
I had a think and then thought it would make a perfect background to our splashy pool photos.

The paper is pretty busy though so I decided to lay a piece of clear vellum over the top of part of the paper to tone it down a little. This worked a treat as you can still see the pretty pattern through.

I also wanted to use the 'Sunshine' paper. I cut the word 'sun' out for a previous LO in the same scrapbook album so I wanted to try something different this time and this is what I came up with.
I cut the paper in to strips and stuck it down at angles. It also broke up the business of the cloud paper.
Adding a title I reached for my trusted Doodlebug alphabet stickers. I always keep a stock of these in a variety of colours. They are probably my favourite stickers of all time. They just go with everything and I love that they come in so many colours. Today I found that I was missing some letters that I needed (don't you just hate it when that happens?!) so I broke the black title up and used the orange stickers too and then realised that I needed 2 black 'e's and only had one. So I took a fresh new white set and coloured one in black. Problem solved!!
I love the Kaisercraft stamp set that I recently bought for my Project Life and Planner projects so I decided to use it on this LO too. A little tip. If your stamps don't print bold enough, colour them in.
I also wanted to help my journaling stand out a little and as I was planning to journal on the cute matching heart paper, I decided to add some bold journaling lines. I took a matching coloured pencil and ruler and everything fitted so well. 
I had a few of the coordinating Bella BLVD stickers left and wanted to bring them to life a little. 3d foam tape helped and I grabbed one of the My Minds Eye - Enamel Dots. Always handy to have to hand these little things.
So there you have it, a very non Spring/Easter like LO.
Thanks for joining me today.
Enjoy the sunshine.
Lisa xx

1 comment:

LoraineC said...

What a bright and colourful layout it made ma think of summer.