Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Step By Step with Monique!

Hello everyone! It's Monique here sharing one of the layouts I created with MCS' beautiful April Main Kit. I adore this month's kit and had so much fun playing with it. As soon as I saw it I knew I wanted to use it to scrap the photo where my daughter signs her High School Diploma. It was such a very important moment and so I saved the photo for the right papers. I just wanted the layout to be perfect! I'm really happy with the result and can't wait to hear what you think!

I loved creating this page and thought I'd share a step-by-step to show you how I made it. 

I started with a sheet of white AC cardstock and 4 colors ink (all from my own stash). I spread lots ink drops over my cardstock in a diagonal line and set the paper aside to let the ink dry:  

While the ink was drying I selected the Pink Paislee, Oh My Heart #6 paper and fussy cut many of the beautiful flowers as well as a couple of leaves:

As soon as the ink had dried I arranged the flowers on top of it, leaving a spot for my photo: 

Next came the awesome Heidi Swapp stamps which are also included in the kit:

I stamped mainly on the left and right side of the flowers, but also on top of some. The stamps are of a beautiful quality, are super easy to use and stamp very "even". To achieve the lighter "gray" stamped images I first stamped on a piece of scrap paper before stamping on my layout.  

Next I selected the "Dear Lizzy Lovely Phrases" chipboard pieces I wanted to use. I chose all the little hearts and the word "love". I always remove the adhesive backing before using chipboard stickers as I want to place them here and there on my page just to see how they look:

After I was sure about where I wanted the chipboard pieces I adhered them using some liquid glue. 

Next I had adhered the photo of my daughter in the centre of my layout and added some random machine stitching:

I really love how the layout turned out! Here are two more close-ups:

This is it! Thank you so much for stopping by today and if you have any questions I would love to hear them! 

Wishing you a wonderful day!
xx Monique


Anonymous said...

What a lovely layout!!

Mycreativescrapbook said...

Wow I made this following your directions, I love it
Excellent tutorial, Thank you !

Monique de kok said...

Wow Monique, Wat een geweldige layout!