Elizabeth Craft Designs | One Day Through the Lens

Hi there! It’s my day on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog today and I’m sharing another scrapbook page featuring one of the new Els van de Burgt ‘Through the Lens’ Patterned Cardstock packs!

Marsha Valk | Elizabeth Craft Designs: One Day in Amsterdam // Scrapbook Page

When I was scrolling through my photos to see which ones I wanted to scrapbook, I came across these 5 photos and a screen shot that were taken on a day I met up with a friend in Amsterdam to visit a museum.

We didn’t take any selfies, there were no people in any of the photos, two photos were exchanged via What’s App and really did not have anything to do with the visit to Amsterdam and still: all together they tell the story of a random day in Amsterdam!

Steps to create the page:

1 | Create a photo collage. I created my collage in Picasa, because it’s so easy to use!

2 | Take a sheet of 12″ x 12″ kraft coloured cardstock.

3 | Adhere two (or more) sheets of the Through the Lens Stone series on the top half of the 12 x 12 sheet.

There are three sheets per design in each 6 x 6 pack, so you can choose two of the same design or you can do as I did and assemble a block of 6″ x 12″ out of three different designs.

Marsha Valk | Elizabeth Craft Designs: One Day in Amsterdam // Scrapbook Page

4 | Cut some string and place it behind the photo collage before you adhere that down with Clear Double Sided Adhesive.

Marsha Valk | Elizabeth Craft Designs: One Day in Amsterdam // Scrapbook Page

5 | Back white Soft Finish Cardstock with Clear Double-Sided Adhesive and die-cut 19 corners with the Corners 1 set. Adhere them to the page, arranged like arrows. You can even use the ‘confetti’ too!

6 | Use the triangular banner from the Banners die-set to cut six flags to adhere to the photo collage. Stamp numbers on the flags with black ink.

I only used the small part of the flags. I cut-off the bigger triangles and saved them for another project.

Marsha Valk | Elizabeth Craft Designs: One Day in Amsterdam // Scrapbook Page

7 | Back some black craft foam with Clear Double-Sided Adhesive and use the Alphabet 1 – Caps die to die-cut the letters for the title. Adhere the title to the page.

8 | Write the journaling, corresponding to the numbers on the flags.

That’s it! Clean, simple, but fun!

Supplies: 

Elizabeth Craft Designs:
967 Alphabet 1 Caps
1124 Corners 1
1153 Banners
TTL002- Through the Lens Stone Series 6” x 6” patterned paper (coming soon)
Clear Double-Sided Adhesive Tape and Sheet
Soft Finish Cardstock in White (12″ x 12″ Colors coming soon)

Other:
Cardstock (12″ x 12″ kraft brown)
String (black)
Craft foam (black)
Gel pen (white and black)
Numbers stamps
Ink (black)

Elizabeth Craft Designs | Through the Lens Scrapbook Page

I’m over on the Elizabeth Craft Designs Blog again today, sharing this scrapbook page I created with the new Els van de Burgt Studio Through the Lens patterned paper!

Marsha Valk | Elizabeth Craft Designs: Through the Lens // Scrapbook Page

Els has shot all the images for these papers herself and some of these were even photographed in the Dutch city that I live in!

My page is about a different city though: Brussels in Belgium. On a beautiful sunny Saturday in September I took a train there to meet up with Krisje and she showed me the sights!

Steps to create this page:

1 | Create a photo collage.

Photo collages are my go-to method to get more that two photos on a scrapbook page. The one you see here was created in Picasa and I printed it to a size of about 7,75 x 5 inches.

2 | Trim a sheet of 12″ x 12″ white cardstock to 8,25″ x 11,5″ and adhere it to a sheet of 12″ x 12″ kraft cardstock.

3 | Choose three to four coordinating patterns from the Through the Lens paper packs.

I used the red and teallish blue one from the Metal pack and I choose the wood patterns with red accents from the Wood pack to go with them.

4 | Back the paper with Clear Double-Sided Adhesive and use the Fitted Circles die-set to cut circles.

For the multi-patterned circles I just taped some of the different patterns together with a bit of washi tape on the back before I die-cut them.

Marsha Valk | Elizabeth Craft Designs: Through the Lens // Scrapbook Page

5 | Adhere the circles to the paper in any pattern you like. Place the photo too.

6 | Add a title and journaling.

For the title I backed black craft foam with Clear Double-Sided Adhesive and then cut the letters I needed with the Alphabet 1 – Caps die.

Marsha Valk | Elizabeth Craft Designs: Through the Lens // Scrapbook Page

7 | Die-cut the triangular banner from the Banners die-set out of a scrap of white Soft Finished Cardstock. Cut it in half and place the two arrows on two of the circles.

8 | Add peel-off sticker circles and (leftover) Shimmer Sheetz confetti to finish the page.

Happy scrapbooking!

Supplies: 

Elizabeth Craft Designs:
967 Alphabet 1 Caps
1117 Fitted Circles
1153 Banners
TTL001- Through the Lens Metal 6” x 6” patterned paper (coming soon)
TTL003- Through the Lens Wood 6” x 6” patterned paper (coming soon)
2571 Jacky’s Dolls in Circle
Shimmer Sheetz
Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape or Sheet
Cardstock (12″ x 12″ coming soon)

Other:
Cardstock (12″ x 12″ kraft)
Craft foam (black)
Fineliner (black)
Date stamp
Ink (black)

Elizabeth Craft Designs | Awesome Happy Fun Glitter Lace Technique

Marsha Valk | Elizabeth Craft Designs: Glitter Lace Technique // scrapbook page

I don’t know about you, but I always feel the need to mix in some non-seasonal crafting during these last weeks of the year.

This scrapbook page that I’m sharing on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog today, features Els’s awesome Silk Microfine Glitter and lace technique, that you can apply to both seasonal and non-seasonal projects!

Don’t know what technique I’m talking about? Watch Els demonstrate it in this video on the Elizabeth Craft Designs Facebook page!

Marsha Valk | Elizabeth Craft Designs: Glitter Lace Technique // scrapbook page

Here are the written steps to the lace technique:

Marsha Valk | Elizabeth Craft Designs: Glitter Lace Technique // scrapbook page
1 | Take a scrap of cardstock, slightly larger than you think you’ll need for your die-cuts. Adhere some Transparent Double Sided Adhesive Sheet to one side of the scrap.

Marsha Valk | Elizabeth Craft Designs: Glitter Lace Technique // scrapbook page

2 | Remove the backing and cover the sticky with one or more pieces of fine lace. The technique works best with finer types of lace.

3 | Choose two different colours of Silk Microfine Glitter. Take two contrasting colours for the best results: a dark and a light tone or for instance two colours on opposite sides of the colour-wheel.

Marsha Valk | Elizabeth Craft Designs: Glitter Lace Technique // scrapbook page

4 | Cover the lace with the darkest of the two glitters. Tap off the excess glitter and burnish the remaining glitter into the sticky adhesive sheet.

Marsha Valk | Elizabeth Craft Designs: Glitter Lace Technique // scrapbook page

The Silk Microfine Glitter will change its sheen while burnishing, so you’ll be able to tell which parts are done and which parts still need further burnishing.

Marsha Valk | Elizabeth Craft Designs: Glitter Lace Technique // scrapbook page

5 | Remove the lace and repeat the process with the second colour of glitter.

Marsha Valk | Elizabeth Craft Designs: Glitter Lace Technique // scrapbook page

Marsha Valk | Elizabeth Craft Designs: Glitter Lace Technique // scrapbook page

6 | Die-cut the glittered cardstock with any die 0f choice. I chose the Jewelry Set 1-Sea Glass die set because it’s still one of my all time favourites!

Marsha Valk | Elizabeth Craft Designs: Glitter Lace Technique // scrapbook page

7 | Add the lace/glitter-embellishments to your scrapbook page or any other project that could benefit from some subtle sparkle!

Marsha Valk | Elizabeth Craft Designs: Glitter Lace Technique // scrapbook page

The base for this page was originally a 12 x 12 patterned scrapbook paper that I monoprinted on using a Gelli Plate, acrylic paints, stamps and stencils!

Happy glittering!

SUPPLIES:

Elizabeth Craft Designs:
508 Transparent Double Sided Adhesive Tape – 64 mm
619 Fuchsia Silk Microfine Glitter
629 Soft Teal Silk Microfine Glitter
954 Jewelry Set 1-Sea Glass

Other:
Lace
Cardstock
Patterned paper (Studio Calico – Picture This)
Gelli Plate
Acrylic paint
Stencils en masks (Carabelle Studio, The Crafters Workshop, Stencil Girl)
Stamps (Stampendous N*Studio – Marks)
Brayer
White pen or marker
Floss (Karen Foster Scrapper’s Floss Spool Carnation)
Wood veneer words (Freckled Fawn – Word Wood Chips)

Inspired by | Deko

Inspired by: a monthly challenge by Riikka Kovasin and Marsha Valk

Oooh, it’s November 10th already! Which means I have another instalment of Inspired by to share with you!

Inspired by is a monthly challenge my friend Riikka and I started over 3 years ago. We decide on a theme (and that theme can be anything from a film, a book, a painting, to an item, colour scheme or material) and then we create something with that theme or thing in mind.

We keep what we’re making a secret until reveal day on the 10th, when we show you and each other our creations.

For this month’s theme Riikka sent me an envelope that I shared on Instagram.

Marsha Valk | Inspired by: Deko

In the envelope I found some awesome goodies and… the October issue of the Finnish home decor magazine Deko!

I love all things magazine and I’m especially fond of home decor magazines. Flipping through the magazine I immediately saw plenty of jumping-off points.

Marsha Valk | Inspired by: Deko

As it happens I also had my own home decor on the brain. This has everything to do with Marie Kondo’s magic tidying up method. I read the book in May and I dove right in: not a thing in my home was left unturned.

After a while I became less of a fanatic and there is still plenty to de-clutter left, but… Loads and loads of stuff was purged and most rooms and closets became a lot more spacious. And although that was the point, it also became painfully clear that some of my stuff and some of the rooms are in dire need of an update.

So if I’m honest, seeing the clean and perfectly styled Scandinavian homes on the magazine pages made me a bit sad. Because I wish I could update everything in a flash. And I just can’t…

I can also partly blame this on Marie Kondo, because after reading her book I became much more conscious about what I buy and even where I buy. In a nutshell I’ve discovered that there really isn’t much stuff that sparks my joy. Also: the stuff that I do think is amazing usually is high quality and doesn’t come cheap.

And then there was something that came up in a conversation I had with Petra last week. We spoke about scrapbooking, journaling and documenting life among other things. I’m not really documenting anything on a regular basis right now. Not in a journal, not in a scrapbook, not in a planner and not even here on the old blog!

Petra gave me more than a couple of things to think about and when I came home I went through my 2015 photo library. I was curious to see what events I had photographed, what events I probably would have scrapbooked in previous years and if there were any photos that would make more sense if there were some words written about them.

Cue Marie Kondo again… In my May/June library there were loads of photos of piles of stuff, tidy shelves and neatly folded towels! And I had a story to go with them!

Marsha Valk | Inspired by: Deko // scrapbook page

Accompanied by some of the decorative elements that I found in Deko – of course! Like black and white doodled wall paper, yellow accents and blonde wood. I even formatted the text like in a magazine, just because it sparked my joy!

Do you have a favourite home decor magazine? Tell me in the comments, so I can check it out!

Then go to Paperiliitin to see what Deko-inspired project Riikka has created!

I’ll be back later today with an Elizabeth Craft Designs project, so be sure to check that out too, especially if you’re looking for an easy peasy Christmas project to make!

Elizabeth Craft Designs | Project Life Spread – week 26

Marsha Valk | Elizabeth Craft Designs: Project Life Spread / Pocket Page Scrapbooking

There is a new Designer Challenge up on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog today! This time it’s all about… scrapbooking!

Marsha Valk| Elizabeth Craft Designs: Project Life Spread / Pocket Page Scrapbooking

I decided it was time to add another pocket page spread to my (growing pile of scrapbook pages that I will hopefully put into) albums (one day)!

Marsha Valk| Elizabeth Craft Designs: Project Life Spread / Pocket Page Scrapbooking

I haven’t been very consistent with scrapbooking this year, but I like that with a Project Life spread like this, I’m able to document a whole bunch of little stories all at once.

Marsha Valk | Elizabeth Craft Designs: Project Life Spread / Pocket Page Scrapbooking

I cut all the filler cards from a sheet of mono-printed paper and I only used a couple of store-bought alphabet stickers. Everything else was die-cut with Elizabeth Craft Designs dies!

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT FOR MY DUTCH READERS:

Els van de Burgt komt naar Nederland! Aanstaande zaterdag 5 september demonstreren Els van de Burgt, Anita Izendoorn en ik (!) deze prachtige nieuwe dies bij Doe@ding in Spijkenisse. Ik hoop je daar te zien!

Don’t forget to visit the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog for more scrapbooking inspiration!

Have a wonderful week!

Supplies:

Elizabeth Craft Designs –

967 Alphabet 1 – Caps
1061 Fitted Frames 1 Lace Rectangles – Coming soon
1062 Fitted Frames 2 Curvy Squares – Coming soon
1063 Fitted Frames 3 Lace Squares – Coming soon
1064 Fitted Frames 4 Curvy Squares – Coming soon
1066 Ornament Set 5 – Coming soon
1070 Ribbons & Jewels – Coming soon
1075 Alphabet 2 Lower Case – Coming soon
1076 Numbers & More 2 – Coming soon

Elizabeth Craft Designs | Fitted Frames, Doodled – Scrapbook Page

Marsha Valk | Elizabeth Craft Designs: Fitted Frames, Doodled - Scrapbook Page

Hi there! I’m over on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog today sharing this fun scrapbook page that I’ve created using the brand new Fitted Frames dies that will be available soon!

Marsha Valk | Elizabeth Craft Designs: Fitted Frames, Doodled - Scrapbook Page

Here are the steps to create the page:

Marsha Valk | Elizabeth Craft Designs: Fitted Frames, Doodled - Scrapbook Page

1. I’m still in the Summer-crafting-mode, so I decided to die-cut the frames out of white paper (I used 75 lb. mixed media paper) and take a bunch of the frames to my garden table and add doodles.

Marsha Valk | Elizabeth Craft Designs: Fitted Frames, Doodled - Scrapbook Page

2. I used a 0.3 point waterproof pigment liner to doodle with. I didn’t apply any particular method. I just doodled away, looking at the shape of each frame and then coming up with a suitable doodle.

Marsha Valk | Elizabeth Craft Designs: Fitted Frames, Doodled - Scrapbook Page

3. Print a couple of wallet sized photos. Trim them to fit behind the frames.

Marsha Valk | Elizabeth Craft Designs: Fitted Frames, Doodled - Scrapbook Page

4. Choose a background paper. I have a box of mono-printed scrapbook paper and I chose one of those for the base of my page.

5. Adhere a couple of empty Fitted Frames to the paper and then arrange the framed photos on top.

Marsha Valk | Elizabeth Craft Designs: Fitted Frames, Doodled - Scrapbook Page

6. Die-cut the title from another (gelli printed) paper with the new Alphabet 2 Lower Case die. I used the Numbers & More 2 die to cut the week number.

Marsha Valk | Elizabeth Craft Designs: Fitted Frames, Doodled - Scrapbook Page

7. Add any details, journaling and paint splatter.

Marsha Valk | Elizabeth Craft Designs: Fitted Frames, Doodled - Scrapbook Page

I hope you love the new Fitted Frames as much as I do!

Happy die-cutting!

Supplies:

Elizabeth Craft Designs –

1061 Fitted Frames 1 Lace Rectangles – Coming soon
1062 Fitted Frames 2 Curvy Squares – Coming soon
1063 Fitted Frames 3 Lace Squares – Coming soon
1064 Fitted Frames 4 Curvy Squares – Coming soon
1075 Alphabet 2 Lower Case – Coming soon
1076 Numbers & More 2 – Coming soon

Other –

White cardstock (Strathmore Mixed Media 75 lb)
Black fine liner (Staedler Pigment Liner 0.3)
Gelli printed scrapbook paper (October Afternoon: Travel Girl – Stamp Book)
Stamps (Rukristin: Currently List Clear Stamp Set)
Black permanent ink
Black and white paint marker
Adhesive
Staple