Archive for Scrapbook Pages 12×12

19 Mar 2013

Ombre Painting Technique with Lizzy

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This page is for my Two Peas garden girl gallery where monthly I put together a mood board and how it inspired a sprapbook layout.
This month I was inspired by ombre or dip dyeing. As seen on the cake, sweater and paint strokes.
I was inspired by the color and some other type techniques seen in the mix.

I share a technique using your left over thickers and paint… to give your page a lot of texture and dimension. Plus, you can use up your extra letters.
Works best with foam thickers!

***In the video I fill the whole page up with letters, it worked best to show the painting technique BUT plan ahead and just add the thickers around the edge. I have done that before and no one would know it’s only around the edge and you use less thickers.


18 Mar 2013

Creative Techniques 06 with Wilna

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This is a very cool technique using your thickers as a mask and spraying them with mist!
Wilna shares all the details with a video tutorial below:


13 Mar 2013

Times Up 05 with Stephanie

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I love this Times Up article by Stephanie. She had a really busy couple weeks with her family and walks us through how she finished a page in six 5 minute chunks. How awesome that even when life is chaotic she makes time to document photos and life?!
I told you she was super mom! xo, Lizzy
Time to complete- 30 minutes in six  5 minute chunks.
Here’s how I made it work. First, all the papers and embellishments I used are from one line (Dear Lizzy Lucky Charm). This means I didn’t have to search for matching items. By using only one collection on your page…it all just “fits” without any muscle work.
Second- I chose photos from my “already printed” pile. Every few months, I order a couple hundred 4×6 prints from Snapfish. They sit in a pile on my desk and I use them when I don’t have time to print photos.
1st 5 minute chunk- Select photos, adhere to vellum. Trim vellum. Apply chipboard title to photos.Place heart clip and sticker to left of title.
2nd 5 minute chunk-Arrange embellishments so they “peek” around photo mat. doily under title,flower stickers on bottom right corner of photos and top right and  left corners of photos. Add enamel dots as embellishments to flowers.
3rd 5 minute chunk- Adhere “You make my heart sing” die cut card to paper from 6×6 pad. Place to right of photo mat, arrange doily so it is peeking out to right of title card.
4th 5 minute chunk- Scatter more embellishments. Add badge and arrow sticker, add subtitle using die cut banner
5th 5 minute chunk-Add star sequins (on pop dots), star stickers,and star rub-ons.Put enamel dots on star stickers.
6th 5 minute chunk- Journaling, quickly stamp phrases around page.

12 Mar 2013

Creative Techniques 05 with Wilna

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TRUE by Wilna
I used a bayer and mixed some gesso and mod podge and rolled the paint on. Then I used a heating tool to dry the ruffles so that they are dimensional. See video below for all the creative details for painting on ruffles!


06 Mar 2013

Creative Techniques 04 with Wilna

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I have a serious scrap crush on Wilna!
She is so creative and uses products in such inspiring ways! Today she is sharing a very cool video tuturial on how to layer and add dimension with a simple product we all have in our stash–stickers!

Layering with Stickers by Wilna from Wilna Furstenberg on Vimeo.

06 Mar 2013

Get Artsy with Anna-Maria

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Hey, it’s Lizzy here! This month the Paper Party designers (Stephanie, Anna-Maria, Wilna and a guest designer Suzy Plantamura) were shipped a box full of my newest Lucky Charm collection. It’s been so fun to see their style and techniques with the products. I am so excited to share what they are have created! Starting off with Anna-Maria… She is sharing tips and materials needed for watercolor effects on your creations. Including what kind of paper, watercolor and brushes. Thanks so much for the great tips!

WATERCOLOURS in generous.

Last time one of you asked me about the papers I used on my pages and I received some questions about the other materials. I thought that it would be interesting for you, if I write about some details. Exactly this instant technique, its potential and the possibilities it creates, along with my knowledge in this subject is something I would like to share with you in this article.

Let’s begin with a few words about materials that might come in handy:

PAINT: You may use any of your children?s ordinary set of watercolour, e.g. the most basic set of classic, ?hard? watercolour included in the IKEA art set, watercolour crayons which enable for specific and accurate effects in your works, Faber-Castell gellos, you can get an amazing effects using Mister Huey’s mists by Studio Calico, or, just like I often do, you may apply concentrated fluid pigments ? ecoline by Talens, a company that offers a wide selection of colours (this type of paint is available in almost every decent, well-stocked shop for artists; besides, if they are available in Poland, you are bound to find them everywhere in Europe and I think in US as well).

BRUSHES: Watercolour is supposed to be used with soft brushes, preferably natural ones. Depending on the desired effect, we may choose among round brushes with broad tip (perfect for applying larger quantities of paint, as well as for bigger, blobs and paint smudges on cardboard), round brushes with pointed tip (for painting details, lines, small planes of colour), broad and flat ones (for filling larger planes with colour), as well as little, hard, artificial brushes for splashing paint (the effect is similar to using spray or sprinkling mists).


PAPER: Watercolur paper of any basis weight (the thicker, the better) should be the base of watercolour background. Personally, I use size A3 sketch book with paper that is heavy enough for watercolour (250 g/m). You can also use American Crafts cardstock – they are also good enough. If you make only subtle actions of the page you can use a custom scrapbooking paper like f.e. one from the Dear Lizzy ‘Lucky Charm’ collection as I did :)

This is my today’s layout – I used only ‘Lucky Charm‘ papers and embellishments here and add some delicate watercolours effect – just for illustrate how AMAZING it looks togheter :)


Thank you! Anna-Maria :)


04 Mar 2013

Shapes & More Shapes

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This was a fun theme for March because I absolutely love using shapes on my projects and I love diecutting. Very fitting for hot trends right now in scrapbooking. I used one of my favorite papers from my 5th and Frolic Dear Lizzy collection that is a triangle patterned paper. I cut out random triangles and then even smaller ones to sit inside the larger ones and make the shapes more dimensional. Then I added more shapes-circles with my journaling in them. Attached those circles with some foam squares to add even more dimension. I used paper from my newest collection: Lucky Charm for the rest of the layout. Including the lined paper, floral and the two pieces above the photos and cursive strip below. I used my Silhouette Cameo to diecut the phrase Loved on the lined paper. This was a fun layout to document my sweet Ave and what she loves at the moment.

Do you have a step, technique, product  you incorporate on every scrapbook page? I do… and I didn’t include it on this page and it’s driving me nuts! Can you guess what it is??

Stitching. I love to sew on my pages and I didn’t have any white thread or coordinating color so I just skipped that step.
What is something you have to include on each or most of your pages?

Happy Monday! xo Lizzy

26 Feb 2013

Layering: with Anna-Maria

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SPLASH! with Anna-Maria

Next time you receive from me some basis of watercolour painting that enable you to create an unusually attractive background for your layouts.

And now let me share with you the secret of wonderfully ?broken? blots. For this effect use quite a big, round brush (no. 10 at least), moist it with water, then with a significant amount of paint. Placing the brush quite far away from the cardboard (you should preferably put the cardboard on the floor, stand over it and keep the brush high above the ground) wait until the drop of paint falls on the base. It is, naturally, a quite risky method as it is really hard to foresee the final place where the drop falls, but it is, undoubtedly, very spectacular.

I usually begin my work on the layouts with searching for any kind of inspiration: a picture, some fantastic scrapwork which has charmed me and urged to create something equally good, a view from the window, friends, a child, a funny situation. I often get inspired by quotations, poems, melodies ? I love music inspirations! I think they?re most amusing, they evoke my deepest emotions; in music I find the greatest number of colours, hues and shades. On the other hand, words acquaint me with distinct forms: either these very simple, inostensible or, on the contrary, these most sophisticated, baroque ones.

This time I was inspired… (I will add this part of artifcle when I make my layout ) ahhahaha

We are waiting for your huuuuge splashes on the layouts and other creations below this post! I think it’s interesting challenge – you have to try!


Anna-Maria Wolniak


22 Feb 2013

Home layout and Video tutorial

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Here’s a page I made for 2 peas inspired by a mood board I put together of things that inspire me. There’s also a video sharing a fun technique for resist inking…

So dig out those embossing powders, watermark stamp pad or embossing stamp pad and heat up some of your pages!


19 Feb 2013

Times Up 03 with Stephanie & Giveaway

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Time to complete- 40 minutes in three ten minute chunks
1st 10 minute chunk- select photos. Mat one 4×6 photo on patterned paper and frame other two using your favorite die cut/chipboard frames.
2nd 10 minute chunk-collage photos on background paper. Apply title to 4×6 photo.
3rd 10 minute chunk- journal on tag, place bow on tag,adhere tag to background paper.Lightly mist “2” die cut with gold shimmer mist and leave to dry.
4th 10 minute chunk- cluster embellishments in visual triangle.
Tip- I love the look of “scattering” sweet embellishments around my pages. Mini word stickers+brads+enamel dots=my favorite embellishment combination.

Supplies: patterned paper: Crate Paper (pink background,floral photo mat),  frames: Crate Paper, mini word stickers,enamel dots,label stickers:My Mind’s Eye,brads,circle embellishments-:Dear Lizzy, vellum banner:Crate Paper, journal tag: Dear Lizzy, bow: Dear Lizzy, ticket: Dear Lizzy, letter stickers: Dear Lizzy Thickers, pen: American Crafts precision pen

The Ties That Bind
Five Ways to Scrapbook Your Most Important Relationships taught by Stephanie Howell  
self-paced class $10.00

About the Class: Learn to identify and treasure the relationships in your life, both big and small, while creatingauthentic and meaningful scrapbook layouts in five vital relationship categories. Above all, learn to share a little piece of your heart on every page you make. Stephanie Howell—a popular blogger, devoted Army wife, and busy mother of four youngdaughters (including twins)—welcomes you into her inspiring world in The Ties That Bind, her very first online class. As you connect with Stephanie’s stories, you’ll discover the importance of sharing pieces of yourself as you honor the people and ideals that have made you who you are. In this class, you’ll create the kinds of pages that you and your family will treasure all your lives. read rest of description here 

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