All posts tagged: tutorial

Watercolor Basics with Jane Davenport Paint Set, Pink and Paper Shop Design Team Post

Hi Everyone! Julia here. I really like watercolor painting because even though it has a lot of personality it is very easy to use material for beginners too. In this blogpost I would like to give you some basic ideas how to use it on your scrap layouts. Mona is also a big fan of the JaneDavenport – Bright palette, so she made you a color palette as a little help: When sometimes we buy a scrap treasure, we don’t even have an idea how many opportunities it has. Just take a look at this gorgeous Jane Davenport – Bright Watercolor Palette. It has great colors, you got a mixing palette which I simply adore and it has 12 beautiful colors. However if we take a closer look it contains so much more. I made a little color chart from the Bright palette by pairing every color and painting them to a watercolor paper for a better transparency. I mixed every color pair 1:1 and so I got 80 nicely saturated colors. What I love in this palette …

Wilna, Wilna, Wilna

I think we all agree that Wilna is our eternal inspiration. She was my first “international teacher” when I started scrapbooking, and time to time I feel I must return and create a layout in her style. First I made a background whit black chalkboard paint. Once  the black paint was dry I added a soft pink paint layer. After that, I drew one of Wilna’s pattern whit my Silhouette sketh pen. It is very easy! You will follow the same steps as for a normal cut file, but at the end, in the ‘Cut Settings Window’ you will change from ‘cutting blade’ to ‘sketch pen’. Do not forget to load your pen before printing! Here you can find an official tutorial. The creative files I used from Wilna: BLOOM Collection  and LEAVES Cut Files + Brushes. As a last step I adedd a little bit of color to freshen up my composition using  Jot Magazine’s mood board as a color scheme. As a final touch I embellished my layout with Wilnas cut outs. Love, P.J.

Five ways to use tags

I adore tags! I use them a lot both on my pages as well as in my mini albums. In this post I like to share with you some tips how to use them in different proyects. For a lazy persone like me, the easiest way to create an album is just gather some tags inserting a binder ring: Tags are also very useful to create layers on your page or in your mini album: You can use them instead of greating cards: It´s a great decorative element on your page, whit hidden jurnaling, or as a string holder, or just to embellish your proyect. Finally an other mini I´ve made with tags. It´s a bit more complicated then the first one, but I think the result it speaks for itself. It´s fun that you can pull out and mix the tags as you want.(The tuto you can find HERE): Love, P.J.  

Vértes Mini album

Today I am sharing a mini album about the excursion we made in Vértes last year. I wanted to use all the bits and pieces I had left from the Tuesday Kit. To begin, I gathered some papers and puffy stickers. After I trimmed my photos by 4×4 inches and I printed out the quote on vellum (Árpád Tóth for the Hungarian readers). As a next step, I designed the front cover in Ilustrator.  You can use a Word Document also, but for me it is easyer to change the letter styles and put everything in its right place using this program. Once everything was designed and printed out, I punched one hole on every page for my small binder ring. Before assemble the album, I  decided to make some embellisments for the ring, so  I created a yellow tassel and I covered the background of a puffy heart with pattern paper then punched it in order to get a little charm. As a final tuch I added a banner and a ribbon to the ring. I also prepared a quick …

Playing with twine

Whith my friend Tamara, we organize a scrap club here in Budapest. It’s a friendly gathering of scrapbook fun ladies twice a month. In every occasion we realize a particular project or techniques offered and instructed by us. In March, we decided to play whit twine. I prepared two inspirations for this occasion. On the first layout I cut out the word six ( ‘hat’ in Hungarian) whit my Cameo. After pinning holes along the edges, I embroidered with white twine to get this tone on tone effect. Con esta página participo en el reto de KIMIDORI. On the other project I wanted to create a little string art heart. In order to do this, and to use my stash, I  gathered all the rest brads I had. I created a rainbow color heart stabbing  the brads into the paper. I started the thread on the big brad and before coiling it around the next brad, I always returned to the big one. But you can do it without a particular plan, to get a nice messy …

Birthday mini album

I made this mini for the sixth birthday of my daughter. I liked to make an album which is airy, colorful and girly at the same time. I started by drawing some childish fowers and colored them with watercolor painting, but as usually happens I only used a part of it. I cut out a vellum envelope and trimmed some paper and journaling cards from Felicity Jane. I also made an inner envelope, just to lend variety to the album. After my photos were in place, I added the embellishments. Some cards I customized whit my watercolor flowers, some I added stamping or layerd whith the little left overs. Here I share with you a little video about the mini: Love, P.J.

Gift for Grandma

I ‘ve made this origami little love pocket mini to my mother about her grandchirldren. Here I share whit you how to do it. It is very easy, all you need is scissors, double sided adhesive tape and a 8,5 x 11 inch / A4 paper. 1. First fold the paper in half and fold the outside of the paper till the half of the paper.  Leave a 1/8 inch in the center. 2. From the bottom fold down 1 inch. 3. Open the paper, and cut the two little pieces along the foldlines. 4. Fold the corners in to meet the external fold line. Do it with all four corners 5. Fold the two flaps inside. 6. Turn the paper over and fold it up to the one inch foldline. Now you can see the little pockets on both sides. 7. Fold down the one inch part, and stick it inside with the other side of the paper. 8., 9., 10., Now,  the olny thing you want to do is fold the booklet in a half. …