Apr 11, 2019

SPRING _JustNIck Studio

Hi there!
Nathalie with you today, and  it has been a long and cold winter here in Canada,and Spring is slowly showing up.  So, instead of waiting around for Spring to finally catch up, i decided to pull a few memories from last year's season to create this page using a few of  the beautiful JustNick Studio cut files.



I wanted something really light and airy for this layout, so i started with the Type It Alpha cut file to create the large vertical title.  I welded the letters together, and cut them out of white cardstock. 




To back the title, i chose to use the negative part of the cut out, and vellum for every other letter.   A bit of foam adhesive helps to create the dimension on the letters, and make them stand out.

 Once the background was set on the background, i laid the picture in place,and used the new Rolled Flower 1, Rolled Flower 2, and Rolled Flower 3  cut files and papers from the new Scrapbook and Cards Today Magazine Spring Fling kit to create the flowers for this page.



I used a ball tool to curl the edges of the flowers a bit, and then used a pencil to help me start the rolling process for this flowers, and then took out the pencil and continue rolling them together.  A bit of hot glue at the center of the flower holds the rolled flower together.  I added a matching enamel dot to the center of the flower to hide the hot glue.


 I glued the flowers around the picture and title of this page, but added a few leaves made from the Stems cut file from white cardstock.   A few extra embellishments -all from the SCT Spring Fling kit- complete this page.


I hope this inspires you to jumpstart your Spring documenting.  There are so many new cut files in the JustNick Studio shop that will help you bring a bit of Spring to your projects. 

XO,

Apr 9, 2019

HAPPINESS IS HOMEMADE - Scrapbook Nerd



Hi there!
This week the Scrapbook Nerd DT will be working projects based on this month's color challenge.   What can I say this challenge is perfect for my "Black and white with a shade of rainbow" obsession.




It all started with building the background using the Pinkfresh Studio watercolor collection on a piece of Vicki Boutin foundation paper that had been gessoed. 




While the background dried, the chevrons (1in wide) for this project were created from the 6x6 Joyful Day paper pad -Pinkfresh Studio- and Flower Market collection - Carta Bella-.   These were stitched to the background.






A second set of smaller chevrons  (0.5in wide) was stitched to the bottom right corner of the page, followed by the title -i used word stickers from the Joyful Day collection and Puffy Alphas from the Everyday Musings collection both from Pinkfresh Studio-.





Once the picture was set in place, small clusters of embellishments were set around it.  I chose to color block the embellishments so that they match the color of the background.   All that was left to add was a few lines of journal and some drops of gold ink.  Here is the final layout:



 I love the colors of the layout, and how the black and white papers ground the page, and  contrast and combine seamlessly with the colors and papers.  I have created a small video on how this came together (forgive the stuffy sound of my voice, as i am fighting a bad cold at the moment!)




Remember to check the Scrapbook Nerd store for all and so many more goodies that are constantly arriving to the store. If you have questions on how this came together, please do not hesitate to contact me!

XO


Apr 8, 2019

SWEET SUNSHINE _ Citrus Twist Kits


This week, i joined Anna and Emma on the Citrus Twist Kits sketch challenge.  HEre is the sketch i used for this page:




   I love a good sketch as it eases my process and takes away the guessing work from it.  For this, i used mostly the April Add-on kit with a few extra goodies from the CTK shop.



it all started with a bit of blue paint in the background.  I used the new Maggie Holmes paints from the SUnny DAys collection available at the shop, and a dry brush to create the distress look of the background.



After that, i followed the sketch,  first i laid the cut file, followed by adding layers behind the picture to match those in the sketch.  I used papers from the APril kit to create coordinating layers.





To embellish the page, i fussy cut florals from the Sunny Days paper in the kit and place them as a cascade behind the picture.   The rest of the embellishments comes from the ephemera pack, and sticker book from the Sunny Days collection.





To finish the page, first i trimmed the page on all sides, distress the edges and glued it to a paper that matched the color of the background also included in the kit.  Here  i used a combination of the stickers, ephemera and Add-on stamps to set my title in place.



I love how this turned out and how easy it came together by following the sketch.   Remember  you can check all the materials at the CTK Shop and a new sketch every SUnday in the CTK blog.


xo