Mar 20, 2018

Enjoy The Moment

Scrapbook Layout created for Just Nick Studio  - ENJOY THE MOMENT -

Hello Friends and Fans!

Nathalie with you today bringing you a bit of Spring ( trust me we have seen too much snow and cold here in Canada) to your day.   There are so many  new designs available in the  Just Nick  Studio store, that it was so easy to create this page.

Since i wanted to break from all the snow, i chose to use vanilla cardstock as the base for this page. Next I used  the Pretty Pinwheels background to create the background of this page.  All the pinwheels were backed using papers from Studio Calico's Bookmarked kit (March 2018), and a bit of foam adhesive.

Before adding the background to the page, a little bit of Vicki Boutin's art crayon was added around the placement of the picture.  Then the piece of the background was attached on a bit of a slant so that there is a bit of movement to the page.

To decorate the picture, i added a few elements from the kit, and a few fussy cut floral motifs from one of the papers included in the kit (I love them!).   Then just added a few lines of journal at the bottom of the picture.

The title of this page was created using the Enjoy The Moment cut file and a few of the kit's papers.   The two cut outs were glued together with a bit of an offset, and then propped on the page with some foam adhesive.   Just a few drops of gold ink, and a few fussy cut butterflies finish this page.

I love how this page turned out, and how easy it was to put together using a few of the store's cut files.   Stop by the Just Nick Studio store to check the weekly new designs and all the previous ones, too.  As always let me know if you have questions on how this came together.


Mar 19, 2018

Card Set Duo

Card Set  created for Maya Road

Hi Roadies and friends!!!
Nathalie with you today bringing you a bit of Spring inspiration (Spring will be arriving in the next few days to the Northern Hemisphere, and here in Canada, I think we are more than ready to see something other than snow!!!) in a set of cards that showcase a few of the beautiful Maya Road products.

There are so many celebrations coming up for our family, that i took a few minutes to create this set, really in total this came together in 30 minutes total for both!  The key was to create a single background for both cards .

Using the Golden Moments Mini Album kit stamp set, and the Rose Garden Sentiment stamp set   different flowers and leaves were stamped and embossed  (snow white embossing powder) on Bazzill Marshmallow cardstock.   Then a bit of Distress Oxide ink (Fossilized Amber, Tater Rose, Worn Lipstick) were used to blend and color the cardstock.

Once the cardstock was cut to the card size (5x7 in),  the Flower Die set was used to cut a circle off center on the cardstock.   A few pieces of Earl Grey Jute and Twine cording were then  glued so that they can be gathered at the center of the circle created.

One of  Ken Oliver Vintage Heart and key Charms was then set in the center of the cut circle where the twine gathers.

Finally, a smaller banner flag, cut using the With Love Nature Die set, was color with Chameleon pens, and then a sentiment from the Golden Mini Album  kit stamp set was added with black ink.   A few small gold drops (Nuvo) were then added to complete the card.    So easy and super fast!!
Now let me show you how easy the next card came together:

For this card the pink edge of the embossed cardstock was used.   Once the cardstock was cut (6x4.5) then a piece of Ken Oliver Vintage Trim Scallop Drop was then added on an angle at the bottom of the colored cardstock.

Next using some ombre rose gold ink a sentiment was stamped to the bottom right corner of the cardstock using the Rose Garden Sentiment stamp set.   Then  one Shimmering Pointed Petal Flower in Mauve was added above the stamped sentiment

To add a few more details to the card a pair of Vintage Pearl Trinket pins  were added above the flower.   Just a few clear pink drops were then added to complete this card.

Just like I mentioned previously, these cards took 30 minutest to put together.   The longest step was embossing and coloring the cardstock, the rest is all embellishing with Maya Road goodies.

Stop  by the Maya Road on line store to check most materials used in this post.  There are so many beautiful goodies available.   As always i am a comment away if you have questions on how this came together.

Maya Road goodies:

Mar 16, 2018

Shine On

Scrapbook Layout created for Vicki Boutin DT -  SHINE ON  -

Hello everyone!  Nathalie with you today bringing you a new project using some of Vicki’s new products.  As soon as the new watercolor set and the watercolor paint brushes arrived at my doorstep, I knew they will be featured in my next project.   I love watercolors, and these are just like a rainbow of possibilities.

One of the best ways to showcase how easy it is to work with watercolor is to use them to color a cut file.  This particular cut file is available for free at Scrapbook Nerd; and I wanted to use the watercolors to add and detail each of the flowers in the cut out.

If you have never used this type of watercolor (gouache) then you are in for a treat.  These little tubes are highly pigmented color, so a little bit of color will go a long way.   I love using a palette whenever I work with this type of watercolor, since you can contain the color in one spot, and when the color dries, it is easier to reconstitute with a few drops of water.

I chose to play with a variation of different shades of pink to color the flowers in the cut out.   I started with some of the red, and added a few sprinkles of yellow, brown, white to get the colors used in the flowers.  Then worked the stems and leaves in a similar pattern

The new brush set is perfect to color and detail your projects.   I chose to use the finest one to add color to the smallest buds at the end of the stems in the cut out, and to detail a few of the lines at the end of the leaves, and stems. 

Once I lay the colored cut outs on white cardstock, and realized they formed a nice curve when joined together.  The idea of creating a break on the page quickly formed, and I chose to use one of the foundation papers to create the background where the picture would be place.   I used a bit of art crayons in light green to add a soft watercolor look to the top corner of the page.  Once it dried, I used the flower stencil, the new stencil brushes to add a bit of detail to the watercolor background.   I love this technique!  It is one of the easiest ways to add mixed media to a background.

Using a pencil, I lightly drew the curve that the flowers formed on the B side of the Shine Brightly paper, and cut it out.    Then used different papers from the 12x12 paper pad to back some of the flowers and leaves.   Some vellum was also used to back a few of the flowers, so that it softens the look of the cut out.

Once the cut Shine Brightly paper was glued to the foundation paper, a bit of foam adhesive was used to attach the cut out to the page so that it adds dimension.   Just a few small details – butterflies- from the die cuts and paper clips were used to add a bit more interest to the cut out.  Since there is so much detail in the flowers, a small cluster was also created at one of the corners of the picture.   The stickers in the collection are perfect to add lots of sentiment to a page.  Just love the stickers in the All The Good Things collection.

The glitter of the word foam thickers are the ideal way to bring some shine to the page.    I love how these thickers bring enough shine to the page while conveying the sentiment of the layout.
I love how this page turned out.   The new watercolor set and paintbrushes are just a new medium that will soon have you looking for ways to use them in all your projects.   I hope this project serves as inspiration, here a small video that showcases how the page came together:

That is all for me, as always do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions, and don’t forget to check out Vicki’s new releases, they are to die for!


Materials Used:
All The Good Things Collection:
12x12 paper pad
Shine Brightly paper
On the Edge Paper Embellishments
Ephemera – Icons
Cardstock Stickers
Finishing Embellishments
Foam word Glitter Thickers
Rotary Stamp
Watercolor stickers

Mixed Media Mediums:
Art Crayon set – cool, neutral and warm set
Stencil set #2
Stencil Brushes
Watercolor set
Paint Brush set
Spritz bottle
Water brushes