Easy Christmas Tree Layout with Prima Christmas in the Country

Hello! Grace here with another Christmassy scrapbook layout. I’ve seen so many layouts out there on YouTube and Instagram that have a Christmas tree shape as the main element on their page, but it’s usually a cut file – which, personally, I can’t always be bothered to do that, and also, not everyone has access to an electronic cutting machine. So, I wanted to create something with that shape but that was also really, really easy to make.

 

So I used the ‘Most Wonderful Time of the Year’ paper from Prima ‘Christmas in the Country’, and cut it into five strips. I then cut those strips into five different lengths to make the basic pyramid style tree shape.

I went round the edges of all the strips with Distress Oxide in Candied Apple, and after sticking them down in overlapping layers, went around the whole shape with my sewing machine. But before that, I added a light bit of gold stencilling and some gold splatters to the background so they’d poke out from behind the shape.

After backing my photos with woodgrain patterned, and then glitter card, and adhering them with foam so they’d stand out, very little embellishing was needed.

I simply added a few Prima flowers, ephemera piece, and a Hobbilicious wooden star at the top of the tree.

Lastly I added some Prima Say it in Crystals, and some Nuvo Drops, and the layout was complete! If you’d like to see the full process you can watch the video here.

Grace ❤

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Prima Christmas in the Country Layout

Hello, Grace here. I’m here with my first project with my December kit, using mostly the Prima Christmas in the Country collection.

This layout was a really quick one to put together, thanks to beautiful embellishments available in store such as the Prima flowers and hobbilicious chipboard.

I painted the chipboard banner and stars with Fabrika Decoru Antique Gold paint. While they were drying I backed my photo, adding Distress Oxide in Aged Mahogany around the edges, and added splatters of Antique Linen and gold.

 

I added flowers, puffy stickers, and Christmassy sentiments and stickers around the photo, and finished with some journaling in the bottom right corner, and some Honey Gold Nuvo Drops.

To see the full process, you can watch my YouTube video here.

 

Grace ❤

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Snowy Wintery Layout – Grace

I’m here this week with my last project with my November kit. I created this very wintery and snowy layout featuring my cat in the snow.

 

Using AB Studio Secret Wood, I chose this snowy paper, but added a light layer of white gesso over a large area in the middle so the pattern would be toned down for where I added my photo and embellishments.

I added stencilling with Prima Paper Paste and an AB Studio Stencil, then snowflake stencilling with embellishment mousse. Then I added splatters of watered down gesso, and watered down Fabrika Decoru Metallic Silver Paint.

 

I used lots of ripped pieces of patterned paper, and a scrap of tulle to back my photo, going round the edges of everything with Distress Oxide in Tumbled Glass. The embellishments are a mix of fussy cut flowers from the AB paper pack, painted with silver watercolour, and some snowflake ephemera from my stash. The words are from the Time Holtz Christmas Clippings.

I finished with adhesive pearls and Nuvo drops in three silver/white colours, then added my title of ‘nope’ (because that is what it looks like my cat is saying to the snow!). The alphas I used were quite a strong blue and weren’t quite right for the layout, so I stippled a light layer of white gesso over them to tone the colour down and also add a snowy effect.

 

To see the full process, you can watch my YouTube video here.

 

Grace ❤

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Frosty Fox Layout with AB Secret Wood – Grace

This week I’ve made a frosty wintery layout with AB Studio Secret Wood.

 

 

We have twin foxes (this year’s babies) who come into our garden, and I have a few pictures of them I’ve been meaning to scrap – as soon as I saw the fussy-cutable fox elements in this paper pack I knew it was my chance!

I added stencilling with an AB studio stencil and Prima Paper Texture paste, plus some snowflake stencils from my stash and glitter and glass bead pastes. Then to add some of my own colour to the background, I watered down some Distress Oxide ink in tumbled glass and splattered over the layout with a paintbrush, then also added Distress Oxide Spray in Mermaid Lagoon, Fabrika Decoru Chalk Spray in Pink, and some watered down gesso.

 

The embellishments are either fussy cut from the paper pack, or from flower bundles from the store. I also used 3D Gloss Gel to add Prima Glass beads between the embellishments, then lightly dabbed Fabrika Decoru Silver Metallic paint on those and on some of the other embellishments for a frosty effect.

To see the full process of this video, you can watch the process video on my YouTube channel here.

Grace ❤

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Rusty Pumpkin

Today a bit of a different layout –  I am playing with clay and paint on my page

I made the pumpkins, leaves and acorns from clay and then painted them. You could try this paper clay

or modeling material from Prima Marketing to make your own.

On the base of the page, which is from the grungy wall set by 13arts , i used a mixed media circle stencil from Studio Light and heavy body paste.

I mounted my photo onto some of the cork sheet from my recent kit, which you can request in the lucky dip bags. I then tore another sheet from the paper range a big bigger than my photo and mounted it.

The photo mat was mounted using 3d foam gel and 3d gel glue to give them a bit of height off the page.

 

I then arranged my pumpkins, acorns and leaves on the page, mixing in some paper leaves and metal leaves from Prima marketing as well, all using the 3d gel medium.

I took my title from a Tim Holtz phrase book (we have a few different ones in store) and mounted them onto card and arranged using 3d foam pads. I covered my title and photo and then splattered using some watered down bronze Prima Metallique paint. The paint can also be requested in the lucky dip kits and found in the Vintage Romance kit

I hope you like my project and see you again soon. Here are some close ups.

13Arts Summer Rhapsody Layout – Grace

This week I have my first project with my October kit – if you’d like to see what items I got, you can watch the kit share video here.

 

 

I created this shabby style layout using the 13Arts Summer Rhapsody paper pack, Maremi’s Small Art Stencil, and Fabrika Decoru Chalk Paste.

The ephemera/embellishments are from my stash – I mostly chose black and white, and pink items to match the theme of the background paper. The stencilling was done with Embellishment mousse and Prima Paper Paste. I also added Distress Oxide in Worn Lipstick to the background with the packaging technique.

 

I added lots of tiny word/phrase stickers, splatters, and black and white sequins for the final details. And finished off with my title, which is from the Cocoa Vanilla Unforgettable collection.

 

If you’d like to see the full process video, you can watch the accompanying video on my YouTube channel, here.

 

Grace ❤

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Layout with Hello Beautiful Papers – Grace

I’m back with my last project with my September kit – the main element of which was the stunning Hello Beautiful paper pad by Piatek Tryznastego.

 

 

To see how I created this layout, you can watch the process video here on my YouTube channel. It features lots of elements – stamping, heat embossing, texture paste, stencils, and watercolours. I used the Prima Paper Texture Paste for my stencilling which is currently my favourite stencilling medium.

The stencil I used is from this Vicki Boutin set. Some of the embellishments are fussy cut from the paper pad, the rest are from my stash – this paper pad is so versatile it’s so easy to use up things you have lying around!

 

Keep an eye out on my YouTube channel next week to see the beautiful items in my October kit.

 

Grace ❤

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Butterfly Scrapbook Layout – Grace

This week I’ve created a pretty floral scrapbook layout with the Piatek Trzynastego Hello Beautiful paper pad.

 

The majority of embellishments were fussy cut from the paper pad itself, but before I added those, I added some mixed media to my background. I used Vicki Boutin Stencils, Prima Paper Paste, Distress Oxide Spray in Victorian Velvet, and Lindy’s Starburst Spray in Saltwater Taffy. I also added the floral stamps in the background, which are from my personal stash.

The photo is backed with a scrap of paper from the same paper pad. Next I added the gold glitter title, some phrase/quote stickers, and then LOTS of splatters and Nuvo Drops.

 

You can find the accompanying process video on my YouTube channel by clicking this link.

 

Grace ❤

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