Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Tuesday Tutorial with Melanie

Hey crafty friends! Melanie back with another Tuesday Tutorial for you. I love all the bright colors of this month's 'Sunshine in my Soul' Kits and I thought it would be fun to create some colorful backgrounds without using a Silhouette! I used the honeycomb paper from the Scrapbook Kit and punched out lots of hearts in different colors.

To create my first layout I placed the hearts on my page sorted by colors, I love the rainbow look it creates.

I replaced some of the hearts by diecuts and pieces from the Embellishment Kit and the Scrapbook Kit in the same colors.

After I had decided where everything would go, I ran the layout through my sewing machine and stitched through the centre of every heart.

I framed my photo by using the cute heart frame, put it on fun foam to make it pop and placed it on the top of the page. I finished the layout off by using some of the cute enamel shapes and framing it by putting it on the striped paper, which repeats all the colors from the page. I really love the light look of the page.

For my second layout I placed the hearts in circles on my page and sewed through every circle.

In between the heart circles I used a stamp from the stampset which is included in the Pocket Life Kit to add some interest and contrast.

 I cut my photo into a circle, backed it on white paper and again used some foam adhesive to make it stand out. I placed the photo in the middle of my page.

I love all the craft related embellishments from the Whimsical Collection in this month's Kits and I used a picture of an old cake stand which belonged to my grandma which I use to store some of my inks.

I made a cluster of embellishments on the top left on the page and on the bottom right to create a diagonal.

I finished the layout off by adding some black splatters and also framed it to give it a little more contrast.

And because I still had some hearts left I also created a quick rainbow- heart card.

I hope, I inspired you to try this technique, you could use any shape and it would also look great on a black background or you could use white shapes on a colorful paper. Anyways, have fun creating and don't forget to share your work on instagram using the hashtag #citrustwistkits and in our Facebook Group so we can see your creations.

Happy crafting, Melanie