Here is today's sketch:
Sunday, June 20, 2021
Here is today's sketch:
Saturday, June 19, 2021
- Brave & Bold "It's Electric" by Amy Tangerine from the add-on kit.
- Garden Party "Happy Growing" by Maggie Holmes from the add-on kit.
- Yellow striped paper from the Peachy Keen paper pad by Fancy Pants Designs.
Sunday, June 13, 2021
Nathalie with you today to bring you this week's sketch challenge. Sketches are a simple and easy way to get your pages done in a short amount of time. A good sketch will provide a blue print for your page, the rest is up to you. Let me show you this week's sketch:
Here is what I have created -inspired by the sketch- using a combination of the June "Sunkissed" Add-on kit, May Digital files, and our exclusive products.
My choice was to keep the center design of the layout as set on the sketch, and played around this focal cluster.
I replaced the small strip of paper on the right of the sketch with strips of paper ( Sunkissed Add-on kit). My choice to soften the straight edges of papers. So, using a border die ( Pinkfresh Studio), I created the soft rounded edges. These were set on the right edge of the layout.
I mixed papers from the Add-on kit ( Amy Tangerine - Brave and Bold collection, Maggie Holmes - Magical Garden collection ) with papers from Fancy Pants 6x8 Peachy Keep paper pad, and digital files (May 2020 release) to create the paper layers just as shown in the sketch.
To embellish the page, I pulled ephemera from our June and April release, and decided to replace the washi tape in the sketch with tiny leaf die cuts ( Pinkfresh Studio - Curvy Leaves die set) . The large butterfly replaces all the small ones in the original sketch!
I love how this layout turned out! Plus, it took little time to put it together using the sketch as a reference! Remember to share with us any project created with the sketch; use #ctksketch, @citrustwistkits, #ctklifecrafted. We love to be inspired by you, too!
Saturday, June 12, 2021
Sunday, June 6, 2021
Saturday, June 5, 2021
Happy weekend, Citrus Twist Kits Friends! I have a project to share with you that has been on my to-do list of things I have wanted to get back into doing...art journaling. I had the perfect sized book in mind to start altering!
This book was shiny, so I did use a regular fingernail file to rough it up as much as I could to help the paint stick. I altered the cover using about 2 layers of white gesso and paint, mixing in old and new stickers in between those layers, and then the final layer was adding stamps and more stickers. Here is a quick video with music to show you step by step how I altered the cover and a few of the inside pages. You'll see in the video, I did remove some of the inside pages, thanks to looking at other art journalers. The reason for this is to not have the book so full. I will be adding paints and other media to the pages on the inside, so removing some pages helps that. I did add the gesso to the sides of the pages and let it dry, but then as soon as it dried, I fanned out the pages a bit to separate since the gesso can act as a glue. With some of the pages being removed, I wasn't looking for perfection. Just know if you paint your edges like I did, you will want to do the same. And be sure to use just a little paint.Here are a few more photos of how the first few pages of the inside are coming together. The new June paper pack was so perfect for the look I wanted. I used double-sided tape to adhere these pattern papers.
Thursday, June 3, 2021
Today, we are very excited to welcome our June 2021 Guest Designer. Many of you might know her from social media, and her gorgeous projects. She is an amazing designer with a clean and colorful aesthetic, and she loves our Life Crafted albums. WE are so happy to welcome NANCY DAMIANO. We cannot wait for you all to get to know her, too.
Q&A with Nancy
When did you start scrapbooking/story telling? It's unbelievable, but I've been scrapbooking 20+ years ago. I've been around for all of the trends and my scrapbooks definitely reflect that. I still love the idea (and making) of words + photos.
What is something most people would not know about you? English is not my first language. It took me about 3 months of immersive English in Kindergarten to learn the language. I also credit Mr. Rogers and Scooby-Doo cartoons.
What are the 3 scrapbooking products you can’t live without? Stamps, puffy stickers and die cuts. It's hard to narrow that down though since I like to change things up story to story.
What do you love about our products? I love the colors and the versatility of the die cut packs. I have a big collection of Life Crafted albums and they are my favorite. The smaller size is what got me back into scrapbooking after a 2-year hiatus.
Finish this sentence “If you could see my scrapbooking space now . . it's pretty neat and organized. If I was in the middle of a project though, my entire desk would be covered in stuff that I pulled out.
Let's check some of Nancy's work:
Hi there Citrus Twist fans. It's so good to be here. It's Nancy, and I'm excited to be here with as a Guest Designer this month. I have been a long time fan of Citrus Twist kits and the Life Crafted albums. Today I'm working with the new June release.
I used six different die cuts from the June ephemera pack to create this summery page. I love the colors in these butterflies and built the page around the palette. The scattered butterflies and stitching lend the page some movement. The labels are great journaling spots for lists.
The right side is all story about what I'm looking forward to this summer. It's decorated a bit with aqua puffy letters from an older Citrus Twist kit. The photo is accented with a label ephemera from the June kit as well.
My favorite embellishments from Citrus Twist kits are the ephemera packs. I used them almost exclusively to tell this story. They're versatile and add the perfect punch of color to any layout.
We just love what Nancy has created with our June release and cannot wait what she will share with us next. You can always find more of Nancy's work on Instagram You are going to love her projects.
Sunday, May 30, 2021
Hey friends! How are you? Happy Sunday! It's Lory here with you today, and I'm happy to share my take on this week's Sunday Sketch challenge. Citrus Twist always has the best sketches and this one is no exception! I love the little details included and enjoy altering them to fit my crafty style, my ideas! This Time I wanted to adapt it to a Life Cratfed spread.
Here's a look at the sketch:
Here's my take on the sketch:
I chose to convert the sketch and create a layout in my Life Crafted album. I literally adore all those tiny details I can inserti into my little pages, they give me so much joy the I create and they help me to to add meaning to my pages and photos. I started from a white background and then I firstly added some stripes of papers on the top. they are taken from some 4x6 journaling cards of the past kits on the left page and on the right page I played and had a lot of fun using many different little phrases stickers from May release.
The details make difference I think ;) Then I added the squares on the right page filino the spaces with hearts, stamps , frames and pictures, everything you see is from the beautiful products of Citrus Twist, I am always so in love with every little piece, there is nothing to do, I am in love! I used two little pics and the third one on the left.
Two complete all I used the wonderful, gorgeous, so full of meaning and so perfect stamps! I LOVE THEM TO PIECES!
I hope you found some inspiration today and will create a layout or a pocket page spread or a life crafted spread based on the sketch! Be sure to share your project with us on Instagram using the hashtag #citrustwistkits, in our Facebook group as well. We can't wait to see what you create!