Here's a look at the sketch this week:
I was inspired by a beautiful cut file "Picture Story" that I used as a title. I cut this out of a mint cardstock and added a bow of the same color to balance the composition.
Hey there, crafty friends! Shannon here with a fun 3-to-Inspire to share with you. I tried to think of something I could do differently with this page and I kind of love the result. Let's get to my three things!
1. Write your journaling different than usual
2. Use florals
3. Stamp your title
Now let's look at how I brought that all together on this layout in my Life Crafted album.
I started with the Documenter Travelers Notebook Basics, Version 1, Digital Papers as the base for my journaling. I knew I wanted my journaling to be a full page so I used a paper with a faint patterned background. To make my journaling different than usual, I wrote it as if I was writing a book. There are a lot of quotes and inner monologues in my journaling. I've never journaled like this before but I can assure you that it won't be the last time. It was really fun!
Need some inspiration to switch up your journaling? I shared a few ideas in this post from December 2020.
Next, I pulled out the florals. When I decided to use florals I really went all in on the idea! Thankfully, the Florals Ephemera Pack gave me plenty of options. Since the opposing page is full of journaling and my photo contains neutral colors, I was able to use all sorts of colors for my florals. I just made sure to space them well around the photo.
To layer them, I held the photo in place and tucked everything behind it. I started with the largest pieces as the base and then built up from there. I then carefully lifted my photos. Underneath was a wreath of sorts. I applied adhesive to the outer edges on the back of my photo and carefully stuck it back down. When I lifted it up again my ephemera "wreath" was stuck to it. I carefully moved around the wreath with my adhesive to stick down anything that needed to be stuck down. Then, I used stronger adhesive to attach the whole stack of ephemera to my page with the photo on top.
Finally, I stamped my title at the top of my journaling page. The Chloe stamp complemented my typewriter-style journaling perfectly! Lining my title up along the top line of the page helped me keep everything straight. This is especially helpful if you have to stamp a word using only a few letters at a time, as I did here since the "u" appears twice. If you're not stamping along an existing line you can use the lines on your acrylic block or draw a faint line with a pencil.
I hope I've inspired you to try something new this week! If you follow these prompts, be sure to share on social media and tag Citrus Twist. Happy crafting!
Hey friends! It's Marsha here today, and I'm excited to be hosting the Sunday Sketch Challenge. The sketch this week is perfect- full of so many fun details!
Here's a look at the sketch:
Here's my Life Crafted layout based on the sketch:
To begin the layout, I trimmed a piece of white cardstock to fit as a full page in the album. One of my favorite features of the sketch is the repeat stamping along the bottom of the page. I chose a phrase stamp from the new Storytelling Stamp and did some repeat stamping using black ink. I added some second-generation stamping to get variation in intensity. A die-cut heart from the Hearts & Such Die-Cut Ephemera looks perfect adhered over the stamping.
I added my photo above the stamping, layering it over a piece of patterned paper from the Crate Paper Marigold 6x8 Paper Pad along with a doily and vellum from my stash. To embellish the page, I added some labels and a floral die-cut piece from the Hearts & Such Die-Cut Ephemera. I continued to follow the sketch and added a stamped circular element using the Storytelling Stamp and light gray ink.
I chose to add the title on the left page of the spread and added it to a digital traveler's notebook paper from the Wild at Heart Digital TN Papers. I also added a label from the Hearts & Such Die-Cut Ephemera and did a bit more stamping using the Storytelling Stamp. To finish off the spread, I added some machine stitching to a few areas of the layout and added some puffy heart stickers from the Whimsical Hearts Puffy Stickers.
I hope you are inspired to create a layout based on this week's sketch! Be sure to share your projects with us on Instagram using the hashtag #citrustwistkits. I can't wait to see what you create!
Hello CTK Friends! I am loving the new goodies each month, as always, but I do love going through some older favorites to use both new and old together! It is really my favorite way to scrapbook. Which leads me to the 3-to-Inspire for today:
1 - Use an older stamp, alphas, die cuts, papers, etc.
2 - Use the inspiration from others into your project.
3 - Use the new Picture Story Cut File.
Hi there! It’s Desiree here to join you this Saturday. If you’re looking for some crafty inspiration, I invite you to try this week’s 3-to-Inspire challenge. I’ll be working in my life crafted album.
I knew I definitely wanted to include certain items in my layout. I had already pictured floral edged pages and stamped words.
So this week’s selections are:
For this project, I wanted to do a regular layout in my life crafted album. I started with a simple patterned piece of pink cardstock paper and graph paper. I like using graph and grid sheets as my base pages because they are easy to build on.
The next thing I did is build my floral layer on the graph page with florals from the Citrus Twist Life Crafted Floral Ephemera pack and the Citrus Twist Hearts & Such Ephemera pack. With all the lovely color florals to choose from, I stacked my florals starting with the biggest on the bottom, leading up to the smallest, and adhered them to my page.
Then, I used the Citrus Twist Chloe Alpha and Number stamp to make a fun list. I took this opportunity to stamp out all the beautiful qualities of my daughter. I love that this alpha stamp set comes with uppercase alphas, lowercase alphas, and numbers all in one, it is just so convenient.
For the cut files, I had a little fun. I used the white floral cut file that is layered under my picture from January’s cut files in the Citrus Twist Kits digital shop. I layered the cut file under my photo, then cut off the overhang to the shape of the page.
I also included the love and hearts from February's cut files in the Citrus Twist Kits digital shop. I really wanted to use the fun speech bubble with the heart inside at the top of my page, but it would not fit. So I cut the heart from inside the speech bubble and topped my page with it. I used the "love" part of the cut file as part of my title “love you”.
To complete my clusters on each page, I used the wood veneers hearts from the Citrus Twist Heartbeats Vol. 2, Ltd Wood Veneer Hearts. Of course, I used the Citrus Twist January 2021 Puffy Hearts. All the sizes and colors make them so easy to use.
I hope you give this a try and have a little creative fun. Happy Saturday!
Hey there friends! How are you?
Happy Sunday! It's Lory here today to share with you my take for one of the beautiful sketches from Citrus Twist! When I saw at it it was love at the first time! You know I love the sketches because they give me ideas when the creative flow is down or when sometimes I don't feel so much inspired.
Before starting to decorate my page and filling it with many little meaningful details I have create a soft watercolor background with many different shadows of green using neocolors and gelatos and I was in love with the final result. I am not a fan of strong mixed media so this kind of color makes me feel happy enough :)
What do you think? Hope you will be inspired from my page to create yours. Creativity is what makes me feel happy and for you?
Have a wonderful Sunday everyone!