Oct 17, 2018

Hello Amazing Fall

 Scrapbook Layout created for Scrapbook Nerd  - HELLO AMAZING FALL -

Hi there! Nathalie with you today to bring you a new project inspired by the colors of Fall.  This week we will be creating projects inspired by color, and i wanted to show you how to build a color family background using acrylic paints.

 The colors used here are the ones in a Fall sunset (i found the colors by doing a Pinterest search, "Fall color palette"), and were replicated using Acrylic pop paints    The key to having a cohesive look to the background -not harsh transitions between the color stripes- is to build the colors using a same color base.  This means you start with the lightest color, in this case yellow, and create the colors using this as a base.  The background color will be the one that softnes the transitions and help create a cohesive color family.   The following video will show you how this page was put together:

   How simple and colorful is that background?!  The color stripes are the perfect base to bring the rest of the layout to live.   The simple stenciled details are just subtle enough to add interest to the stripes


 The leaf cut outs and stamped flowers are a great way to create clusters in this page without losing a large part of the background.


  The smalls pop of gold complement all those ephemera pieces and stickers from Vicki Boutin Field Notes and All The Good Things collection.


 The title brings the warm tones of Fall into this page, and complete the golden look of a modern Fall layout.

Remember to stop by Scrapbook Nerd to check all the materials used in this page, and all the new goodies that are always arriving at the store.   As always please do not hesitate to contact me if you have questions on how this came together.


Enjooy Today

Scrapbook Layout created for Vicki Boutin DT  -  ENOY TODAY! -

Hi there!
 Nathalie with you today.   This week Jana has challenged all of  us to create embellishments for our projects. Since Vicki just released her first free cut file, what better way than to combine both to create this week's project!...

The leaves were the starting point of this layout; since i had cut them from white textured cardstock, i used the VIcki Boutin art crayons  in a fall palette to create the watercolor look on them in two ways.

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All the full leaf cut outs were smooshed on art crayon pigment, and then a few drops of watercolor were added (a great way to cheat watercolor).  Also using the same art crayon colors and one of the Junque Journal watercolor papers an entire sheet of watercolor paper was created to back the outline paper leaves.   A few gold and copper leaves were glued to the leaves using matte acrylic gel.

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The cut file was also used to cut some leaves from the watercolor paper.  All the leaves were stitched to the center line as to add texture.  To create the background, I mixed a bit of green art crayon with a bit of gray art crayon, from the neutral set, the new tone was added in an inverted "v" shape to a gessoed foundation paper using a brayer.   Once it dried, the same color of art crayons was used to stamp some of the images from the Escape stamp and die set along the background.

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Since we are all about DIYing our embellishments, I decided to cut some of the journaling spots from the 12x12 paper pad, as well as a few butterflies from one of the collection papers.   The journaling spots work perfect as layers behind the picture, while the butterflies help bring interest to the page.     Just a few extra embellishments from the Field notes were added to create small clusters around the picture.   The title was created using one of the ephemera pieces, a  little bit of gold splatters and the project is done!

The colors and shine in the page are perfect to document a picture of one of our walking advventures around our neighborhood.   You can see more details on how this came together in the following video.

Remember to stop by Vicki Boutin's Mixed Media community on Facebook to get a copy of the free cut file used in this page, and also to join this week challenge.  AS always please let me know if you have questions on how this came together.


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Materials Used:
Foundation Paper
Warm, cool and neutral art crayon
Matte Acrylic Gel
water brushes
bottle mister
Escape stamp and die set
12x12 Paper pad - Field Notes
Ephemera, journaling spots, watercolor stickers, Chipboard stickers, puffy Stickers - Field Notes collection

Oct 15, 2018

My Gratitude Journal 2018

Hi there!

As the year starts to wind down, we all are starting to -in a way or other- gather memories of what, who, when, where of our lives.  For me that means starting my Gratitude Journal as we celebrated Thanksgivings here in Canada on October 8th.   This means for the next 30 days i will be adding a new entry a day in my TN.  This year I will use a combination of prompts from Feed Your Craft and the ones I had created for my BPC class, and depending on the day, I might just have to create a new prompt.    Here i a quick overview of the first week of my journal:


The cover was created using Feed Your Craft's  Giving Thanks  and Autumn Vibes stamp sets, The Minty Octopus's  Norwegian Wood digital collection and distress inks.

Day 1:  Thankful to GOD

Created using Citrus Twist Kits October Grace box and free cut apart sheet, as well as some Vicki Boutin Art Crayons

Day2:  Thankful for ME

This was created using past Citrus Twist Kits (Grace Box and Scrapbook kits) and the Giving Thanks stamps set from Feed Your Craft.

Day 3: Thankful for PARTNER (my husband)

I used pieces from the September Citrus Twist Kits PL kit  and stamps from Feed Your Craft (Ariel Alphabet and Giving Thanks)

Day 4:  Thankful for my FAMILY

I like to keep pieces from past kits or collections in a small container for this project,  SO a lot of the embellishments come from past Citrus Twist Kits collections, and the papers from the October 2018 PL kit.

Day 5:  Thankful for my KIDS

I pulled some digital journal cards for this page, it comes from In A Creative Bubble Autumn 3x8 card pack, and some free digital elements from Citrus Twist kits.  The stamp set is from Citrus Twist Kits -September 2018 TN stamp-

Day 6: Thankful for a SPECIAL PERSON (my mom)

I used some of the October and September Scrapbook kits from Citrus twist Kits to create this page, as well as the free element printable sheet.

Day 7:  Thankful for HOME

This page was created using the September and August Citrus Twist Kits scrapbook and add on kits, and Studio Calico stamps.

Day 8:  Thankful for REAL LIFE

This page was created using the October PL and Scrapbook Kit from Citrus Twist Kits, and a past add on stamp also from CTK.

I will  be back next week with to show you how the journal is taking shape. 

Take care!