Galaxy scrapbook layout by Kasia

Hello everyone,

I have my monthly scrapbook layout for you… I am not a scrapbooker but I challenge myself to create one scrapbook layout from a monthly kit. We know we have a galaxy kit this month hence my theme layout..

For a background I used one of the paper from a kit .

I have primed the page with a clear gesso as I was going to use some paint on it.I

I have randomly placed the washi tape from a kit, I wasn’t using scissors,tearing was easy…

I used the paints from a kit, added some water onto my mat.

I splattered the paints and white gesso onto the page.

I used the Galaxy stencil from a kit and some sparkling gold paint…

I started building my layers, I trimmed my photo, used some torn pieces from the Galaxy kit to tuck underneath my photo.

The sentiments are the beautiful stickers that you can get as add ons. There is full 12×12 page of sentiments.

I used the sequins and other embellishments from the kit to complete the project.

This kit has more wonderful goodies than you could need. This is is my 3rd projects from this kit and I am working on the next one,

Have a fantastic weekend all and enjoy the weather,

Crafty love from Kasia

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“Follow Your Curiosity” Art Journal Pages by Grace

This week I decided to create an Art Journal spread with my April kit. Well, that’s not entirely true, I started this spread weeks ago when I first got the kit, and it changed and developed over that time.

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So ‘Follow Your Curiosity’ turned out to be a pretty appropriate title – not only because it’s on the main sticker I used, but because I did a lot of experimentation on this page! Some good, some… not so good (which got covered up!). But that’s what I think Mixed Media is all about, constantly learning, trying out new things, and experimenting with mediums to see what they do and how they work together. And sometimes, things don’t always work out beautifully, but you can always cover it up!

To see the full process, including the parts that were eventually covered up, I have a video up on my YouTube channel which you can watch here:

The stickers I used are a kit add-on which you can check out by clicking here. I used various inks, paints, and other mediums on this spread too, but the one I used most and really recommend is the Lindy’s Starburst in Prima Donna Purple, it’s absolutely stunning.

I also used leftovers from my project last week, which I had created with the Prima watercolours in the kit. Then everything else, all the little embellishments – sequins, stickers, and star, are straight from the kit.

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Grace ❤

Galaxy layout…

I do love to make layouts and I’m here with another one using our galaxy kit available at thompsoncraftsupplies.co.uk

I took one of the sheets from the kit and covered some of the left side with white gesso. It’s a gloss paper so watercolours would not stick otherwise.

I then layered up watercolours taken from the kit also

Using a stencil, could be the kit one or another, add some detail on top of the watercolour. I have used guilding wax here.

Next mat your photo to your taste

Apply the photo to the layout and add some of the thickers from the kit to add a title and decoration

Using the stickers, clips and sequins, add more decorative elements until you are happy it’s complete

Thanks for reading and why not give your own a try

Grace’s Watercolour Galaxy Cards

Hi everyone, Grace here today with my second project with April’s Cosmic Galaxy kit. I thought I’d do something a little different this week and make some cards. Well, it’s not something that different for me as I make tons of cards, but I rarely share them on my YouTube channel, and very rarely make mixed media cards.

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You can watch the full process of making these cards on my YouTube channel:

To make these, I used the watercolour paper and Prima watercolour pans from the kit, as well as some of my own watercolours to create the backgrounds. I used a mix of slightly watered down titanium white acrylic paint and white gesso to create the stars, splattered on with a toothbrush.

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I cut the star shapes out of the background and pushed the star shaker pockets through, then filled each with mixes of sequins, glitter, and microbeads. I used a dark paper from the kit to back each star. Then attached each background to a card blank after trimming the watercolour papers down.

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I used two kraft and one white 5 x 7″ card blanks. The kraft were matted with black paper and on the white I created a border with the gorgeous washi from the kit.

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Then each card was embellished. I didn’t go overboard on the embellishments as the cards were busy enough with the galaxy backgrounds and shaker stars, and I really didn’t want to take much away from the backgrounds. Almost everything used is from the kit, the only thing that isn’t is the silver glitter card I used on the card pictured above, and the aqua glitter alphas on the third card.

The video goes into more detail of how I made these, and how I created the watercolour galaxies, so I highly recommend you check it out to see the full process!

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I can’t decide which one is my favourite – which is probably a good thing! I actually made six watercolour galaxies in the process of making these cards (I got carried away as it’s so much fun to make them!), the other three will feature in my other projects this month.

Thanks so much for reading ❤

Grace ❤

Galaxy pocket letter…

Something I used to make a lot was pocket letters. They are basically 9 ATCs put into a card collectors folder. They are a fun way to store ATCs or to swap ATCs and you can add letters and goodies to the back for your friends. Here’s how I made mine.

ATCs are 2.5 x 3.5 inches do I measured paper from the kit 7.5 x 10.5, a piece big enough for 9 cards

Using the stencil from the kit and some oxides and a sponge, add detail to the paper

Add embellishments to the cards using any items you wish from your kit or stash. I included one of the shaker cups.

Add flicks of ink to finish

Insert into the wallet and add to the back any goodies you wish if for a swap or friend and it’s finished

I hope you enjoyed this make and if you would like to purchase the kit, visit the kit section at thompsoncraftsupplies.co.uk

My Galaxy Box – April kit by Kasia

HI Everyone, This month kit is all about space and Galaxy… I have been inspired by the recent Live tutorial by Finnaibair … and this is my take on the Galaxy box using the embellishments from this month kit.

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I used the small wooden box I found in my stash. I used structure paste and bubble stencil

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Draw around the star shaker from the kit , use silver mirri card, put the sequins inside

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When structure paste is dry , start assembling the top , using the embellishments from the kit, I also use some cheese cloth from a previous kit… just around the shaker star

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Keep adding embellishments, I used some cogs from the January kit

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Use the tiny art stone rom the previous kit,

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Paint the whole box with a black gesso, leave the star uncovered

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I Dried brushed the box with a white gesso, I thought the coulours that I am going to add will be visible better

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I sprinkle the Lindy’s shaker powders from the nautical kit (add on) but it did not give me the intensity of colour I wanted

 

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So I mix the sprinkle of the magical shakers with a drop water on my mat and paint the box with a brush to add more colour. I repeated the process till I was happy with the look.

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I used the pearl wax to brush the top

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I used sky blue sparkling wax as well

 

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Splatter white gesso and golden sparkling paint all over the box

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Cut the little sentiment from the scrapbook paper from the kit

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Add the gems from the kit

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Hope you enjoy my step by step, any questions feel free to leave the comments,

hugs,

Kasia

Exciting news…

I have been chosen to DT for the amazing UK Scrap Addicts!

I am over the moon. I have dealt with the team in the past and just love how UKSA promotes the talent we have here in the UK

The group comprises of some amazingly talented ladies and I urge you to visit the blog and have a look at their work and try out some of the challenges.

I can’t wait to show you my first piece it’s a great theme, but you’ll have to wait and see 😉

http://ukscrapaddicts.blogspot.co.uk/?m=1

Scrapbook Layout By Grace: Stay Wild Moon Child

 

Hi everyone! I’m here with my first project with April’s ‘Cosmic Galaxy’ kit. Galaxy/space theme is not something I’ve used much in my creating/crafty endeavours, but already after just one project I’m absolutely loving it.

This first project is a scrapbook layout of me as a teenager, when I was obsessed with stars. I used to find this photo incredibly cringe-worthy but now I think it’s great, and I even have stars painted on my face in this photo which is extra great for the theme!

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The process video for this can be watched here:

I think I used almost all of the main elements of the kit in this layout – papers, cut aparts, spiegelmom sequins, some of the Bramble Fox Pieces, the stencil, one of the paperclips… The only thing I didn’t use was the Glitter Girl thickers, as none of the words on my sheet were quite right, instead I used some older thickers (also Shimelle I think) which are exactly the same colour and style, just with a wider font type.

If you don’t tend to watch process videos, then you might want to at least skip to the last thirty seconds or so of the video, just so you can see how shimmery this layout is. I used Twinkling H20s, which are very similar to Shimmerz Creameez (now available in the store!), and are VERY shimmery. I also added glitter, Lindy’s Starburst spray in Prima Donna Purple, and some Heidi Swapp Colour Shine in sheer, so lots and lots of things that create shimmer and sparkle!

Thanks for reading! I’m not sure what I’ll be back with next week as I have two half-made projects to choose from at this point – but I can tell you it won’t be a scrapbook layout!

Grace ❤