Did you guys get super crafty over the weekend to celebrate (inter) National Scrapbook Day? I noticed quite a hive of activity on Instagram and Facebook groups, with lots of challenges and other fun ways to get the creative juices flowing.
Unfortunately i didn’t get a chance to get scrappy, as we had other plans over the weekend. Plus, it has been sooooooo long since i scrapped it would probably take me all week to finish a page!
I’ve been watching some Sketchbook tour videos on YouTube recently, especially from some artists and illustrators that i follow, and so i thought it might be fun to share a scrapbook tour with you guys. It seemed only fitting, seeing as it was iNSD recently.
So here is a video showing you one of my most recent scrapbooks. Yes, the products will be older, but a lot of the design techniques and layouts will, i’m sure, still be used for inspiration.
I hope that you are inspired by some of my layouts, and maybe even get a bit crafty yourself!
The sun in shining and Lesley is smiling!! Doesn’t the world seem better when there is sunshine!? YEAH!
Did you notice that i updated my photo over there on the right! –>
In the previous photo I had short blonde hair, and as I now have long brown hair, it really didn’t look much like me! I thought it was time for an update! It was one of those things that i had been meaning to do for ages but didn’t quite get round to it! I know you guys know what i mean! One of those things that gets pushed from one list to the next!
Speaking of which, there was something else on that perpetual list that i finally managed to cross out … a YouTube channel trailer video for new visitors!
(Oh my gosh, i feel so productive all of a sudden!!)
I finally did it! Go me!! I even stepped in front of the camera! You guys see my crafty fingers all the time, but rarely get to see my mug! <3
If you are already subscribed the the HungryHeffy YT channel, (... thank you, thank you, thank you!!...) then you probably won't see it as it's usually only for new visitors, so here it is for you to enjoy! It might well be the best 90 seconds of your day! (but i'm not promising anything! heehee)
It would be rude not to share a little craftiness with you guys so here’s a card i made a little while back that didn’t have a video. I don’t think i have shared it before, apart from on Instagram! Isn’t she a cutie!?
I used the partial die cutting technique to create a frame around this little foxy girl. I really must do this again as it is super fun! I like the way there is a flat bit which looks a bit like the ground, and it also leaves lots of room for the greeting. ,
I used copic markers to colour her and her furry friends. I think the foxes are so sweet. I wish i had a fox!
The word ‘Hello’ is from a die cut – and I used a little distress ink to give it a blue hue, and added a little stamping underneath! Lovely jubbly!
That’s all for now, but i also wanted to say that i am working on a Scrapbook Tour video in honour of (inter) National Scrapbook Day last weekend! so watch this space!!
An artsy fartsy layout to share today, one that was inspired by Wilna furstenburg. ♥ This is a ‘me’ layout, one with lots of colour and lots of fun. It was a lovely way to play with colours but also a way for me to document the fact that I have synesthesia. I am not going to explain it here…google it if you’re not sure, but in a nutshell, I can see and I can feel colours. In dreams, in sleep, at times of heightened emotions etc. It makes for an interesting life for sure. ♥
Wilna has been inspiring me to play with mixed media, bright colours and the silhouette cameo, and so this layout is really a mix of all these things. Its not usually my typical style, but i always enjoy breaking the mould every now and again.
To start I wanted an ombré effect so I used watercolour to create horizontal lines of pinky colour and I wanted to put the Polaroid frame on top.
I was also playing around with the print and cut function on the silhouettes using a freebie from Jessica Sprague. I think those hexagons are lush! I have been hunting around to find a link but i simply cannot get my hands on it so if you find it please leave a comment so i can add the link.
When making the print and cut file, I just threw on a few other things to cut out- no rhyme or reason- but pretty much used them all on the layout. I like the way the ‘My name is : Lesley’ tag turned out.
Once I had popped out the hexagons from the printed card, I really liked the negative which was perfect to use as a mask- a little bit of distress ink later and I had a bright yellow funky design as the start of my background. Next I added some watercolour pink flicks and dribbles. I also used black ink and a blending tool to create the word happy using the negative of a silhouette cut.
This page is a little outside of my comfort zone as I wanted to use a busier pattern for the background, but I love the finished piece. Above all, i am in love with the fact that i have scrapped one of the stories in our lives. It started with a simple family exchange of “I love you” – “I love you too”, but then it grew into a fun story of how Piper has translated this now she recognises counting.
For this layout I have used jellybean soup products and this page was ideal because of those numbers. I found it was a fun way to incorporate the theme of numbers into the page and still look great!
To make the number 5 stand out i cut out some thin circles using punches and circle dies, and i also used a ‘love you’ script sticker. On the left I used a ‘love you’ stamp to stamp five lines of greeting, but then used individual letter stamps to add the words ‘one, two, three, four and five’. At first this was stamped on a rectangle, but it was a bit dull so i cut the paper to make it look like these were little flags.
Here’s the journaling:
“It started as a quirky conversation but quickly escalated into one of your playful characteristics. Right now you can’t say ‘i love you’ without ending up with ‘i love you five’. In fact I’ve noticed recently that you skip right there, and i just LOVE it! “