Friday, July 2, 2010

Kreatorville Week (+1) Day Six

Are you ready for Kreatorville's April kit today? I am! I dived straight into this one when I got it.
For a start - the papers are just so colourful and cheerful :-)

Three of these were SEI papers that were thermography embossed and very glamorous!! And there was also the die-cut paper from Crate Paper that's not pictured, and some bright and lovely cardstock.

And then...

It was jam-packed full of embellishments. There's a whole packet of labels, and a whole packet of flowers, and those rub-ons and alphas and chipboard galore!! It was awesome :-)

Again, I just needed to use that title. It really packs a punch on this layout, even though I've got so many other bright colours behind it. It jumps right out at you doesn't it?! I altered the Buzz and Bloom chipboard alphas for the title by first painting them white and then giving them two coats of Dimensional Magic with the blue Pixee Stix that came in the February kit.

I actually did this layout for the challenge blog Kraft It Up. This blog has been on my radar since it began a few months ago, but I hadn't previously got around to entering it. As it's name suggests, every month the criteria is to use kraft paper plus something else. This month (June) it was to create a minimalist layout. I interpret that to mean leaving white space, something that I'm not particularly good at! But you know I'm always up for a challenge :-)

There's a couple of the Buzz and Bloom chipboard tulips and butterflies on this one too - treated in the same way as the alphas. Painted and glittered! And I splurged and used 6 of those silk flowers (that's half of the packet!) from Zva Creative behind the title too. I attached them with some colourful eyelets from my stash.

And speaking of challenge blogs, this layout I did for the newly re-opened 123 Challenge blog. The June challenge criteria included 'the word "new", the colour white and a paint-smeared background'. So I killed two birds with one stone by smearing my Crate Paper die-cut with white paint, and then creating this really long title to incorporate the word 'new'.

It's hard to see, but I tried to add a bit more dimension by curling over all the scallops along the edge of the die-cut paper. I altered the Buzz and Bloom alphas this time by painting them white and coating them in Dimensional Magic. I initially planned to leave them like that, but they looked too dull against the white background so I ran a pink ink-pad across them for a subtle bit of colour.

But what I especially love about this layout is that I finally got around to incorporating these pieces of memorabilia from The Moodles birth on a page (something I had planned since we came home from the hospital!) So you can see both hers and my name bands, and also the tape-measure that was used when she first born.

And lastly I did this layout which was inspired by this one from Laura. I thought the paper strips were reminiscent of waves which is exactly what I wanted for this layout about Munchy's first waterslide experience.

I had run out of 'a's from the Buzz and Bloom alphas by this stage so I used the alphas from the May kit (the same set as you will win in the Kreatorville prize I'm offering by the way!) and I coated them in Dimensional Magic for more of a wet-look.

The journalling star and the spot behind the title are from the packet in the kit (Melissa Francis) and then I punched a few other stars from the papers in the kit. Those decorative pins are some that I made myself. I gave a short tutorial on how to make them for yourself here if you're interested.

Don't forget to leave your comments today for a chance at the Kreatorville prize.

And tomorrow I've got the May kit, and a little surprise too.......

Stay tuned


  1. Oh my goodness, Natalie, these are getting better and better each day! I absolutely love these layouts, I can't believe how they look. I love the CAS layout, and I love the memorabilia layout and oh my the water references in the third is amazing. Each day that you've shown these it is so inspiring to see what you can make with one kit.

  2. Omigosh, this April kit is amazing! I'm practically drooling over all the goodies packed inside!

    And your LO's are fabulous ... you have such a talent for scrapbooking! You do amazing things with these kits. You have to submit these to magazines .. HAVE to!

  3. Wow. Wow. WOW! I loved the colours in this kit. Gorgeous! And I loved even more how you did those layouts. And that journalling star, so nice!!

  4. I. Just. Love. The Splash LO!!!!!!!!!!!! And those decorative pins are gorgeous. I am loving these kits!!!

  5. You are on FIRE! Really amazing work! I think the memorabilia page is my fave, but they are all so fantastic! And I'm so inspired at how much you've already documented of both of your girls' lives!!!

  6. so beautiful! As usual!Spring baby is so sweet and colorful I just love how you captured the moment! The second layout has such a great design I just love everything and the splash one I mean LOVE IT!!

  7. The middle LO is my favorite on today's post! Thanks for sharing!

  8. I LOVE your take on the kraft challenge!!! I laughed when I read your description because I've NEVER used those flowers...I'm hoarding them!!! And the title on the "new" layout REALLY touched my heart!!!

  9. Loooove these - especially the first one! :D

  10. what a fabulous're great!

  11. By the look of the comments you're receiving, it seems like I'm not your only fan (though I may be your nr.1 fan :-)))
    I especially like the memorabilia LO. I have so much of those little items laying around, waiting to be scrapped, but somehow I always seem to forget about them. My pics are on my pc, and I only print them out when I want to scrap them, and I haven't figured out yet how show that there are memorabilia that go with the pics ... any suggestions?
    xxx Peggy


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