Scrapbook Layout

Mixed Media Scrapbook Layout | My Happy Heart ft. Vicki Boutin All The Good Things!!!!

Hi everyone! I am sooooo excited to share this gorgeous mixed media scrapbook layout with you today! I picked up Vicki Boutin’s All The Good Things collection plus her paints, glitter, and mixed media paper and pulled it all together in this layout. I absolutely love the results and I hope you do too! You can watch my full process video here.

I was so excited to receive my package with All The Good Things and couldn’t wait to try all the new paints and products I had bought! I was really anxious to try the mixed media paper, which has been designed especially to accept paint and other mixed media and not buckle or warp. It worked beautifully for this layout!

Larkindesign Mixed Media Scrapbook Layout | My Happy Heart ft. Vicki Boutin All The Good Things!!!!Larkindesign Mixed Media Scrapbook Layout | My Happy Heart ft. Vicki Boutin All The Good Things!!!!

My first step in creating this layout was to go ahead and gesso the whole page, even though I don’t think you have to do that to the Vicki Boutin papers. I like to do that just to get warmed up and feel like I am not working on a blank page (yes, weird, I know!). Once I had the gesso down, I used modeling paste to build my background. Notice the floral elements I added to the page, starting at the upper left hand corner and traveling across to the bottom right.

Larkindesign Mixed Media Scrapbook Layout | My Happy Heart ft. Vicki Boutin All The Good Things!!!!Larkindesign Mixed Media Scrapbook Layout | My Happy Heart ft. Vicki Boutin All The Good Things!!!!

Once I had the floral elements down, it was time to add paint. My favorite part of the creative process is laying down wet paint and then turning the paper to allow the paint to flow. Watching the paint flow into all the crevices and tiny places created by the modeling paste is so cathartic to me! For this layout I allowed the purple to flow to the edges and then worked it around the page for the border. The purple and orange paints also flow across to the individual elements on the page so they are all tied together. I added a bit of teal to each flower, and I also splattered a little to add more depth and dimension to the background.

Larkindesign Mixed Media Scrapbook Layout | My Happy Heart ft. Vicki Boutin All The Good Things!!!!Larkindesign Mixed Media Scrapbook Layout | My Happy Heart ft. Vicki Boutin All The Good Things!!!!

Once all the paint was down, I added a little glitter mixed with glaze onto the page. I used the text stencil from Vicki, not necessarily to have a noticeable text, but just to have a way to put the glitter down in small places near the embellishment clusters. For me, the painted floral elements become home bases for my embellishment clusters, and the gold glitter adds more texture.

Larkindesign Mixed Media Scrapbook Layout | My Happy Heart ft. Vicki Boutin All The Good Things!!!!Larkindesign Mixed Media Scrapbook Layout | My Happy Heart ft. Vicki Boutin All The Good Things!!!!

Another awesome part of creating this layout was adding the die cut embellishments. The All The Good Things collection ties in beautifully with the paint colors, so I chose elements with purple, orange, and green, plus I added a little pink and yellow. I absolutely LOVE using color, all the colors (!!!) in my layouts! 

Larkindesign Mixed Media Scrapbook Layout | My Happy Heart ft. Vicki Boutin All The Good Things!!!!Larkindesign Mixed Media Scrapbook Layout | My Happy Heart ft. Vicki Boutin All The Good Things!!!!

The last thing my layout needed was a bit of journaling and a title. The glitter foam words describe my expression in the photo, and the emotion I wanted this layout to convey perfectly! I also stamped my date using a roller stamp, and wrote my journaling with the help of a few stamped lines.

What an awesome layout to create and I hope you enjoyed watching the process! Have you tried the new Vicki Boutin products? I’d love to see! Thanks for following along today, see you soon!

~Theresa

 

 

 

 

 

 

New In The Shop: You Are My Star Silhouette Cut File

Hi everyone, it is Freebie Friday here today and that means a new cut file, called You Are My Star! This is a print and cut file, so if you are able to print 12×12 you can print this out and then have your cutting machine cut it out for you. Click on the image below to download the product.

Larkindesign You Are My Star Print and Cut File

Here is the layout I created with this file. I was inspired by a photo of Alan and myself as we were getting ready to drive to a mini vacation!

Larkindesign You Are My Star Print and Cut File

My plan for this cut file was to have just parts of the stars fold over so the background paper could peek through. I chose this coral color, which contrasts beautifully against the navy Dear Lizzy specialty paper. All the products used in this layout are from the Dear Lizzy Saturday collection, with the exception of the wood veneer stars, which are Studio Calico.

Larkindesign You Are My Star Print and Cut File

I layered my photo onto other patterned papers from the collection and then added little bits and bobs around the photo as well. The hot air balloons in particular carried a particular feeling I wanted this layout to convey: we were going away for a few days without the kids and so it really did feel like we were wild and free!

Larkindesign You Are My Star Print and Cut File

I used a chipboard title Wild & Free, which is layered onto the black and white florals that I hand cut from the patterned papers. 

Larkindesign You Are My Star Print and Cut File

Such a fun little cut file! You can watch my process video for the layout here:

I hope you enjoyed seeing this layout come together! Now go download the file and make something! Be sure to use #larkindesigntm if you share online, so I can see!

~Theresa

 

Mixed Media Layout | Monday Monday ft. Paige Evans Turn the Page!!!

Hi lovelies! Today I am sharing this lovely layout about bad Mondays – do you have them?! I did this week and oh boy, it set me back a bit. So I settled in to practice a bit of creative self care. In this layout I am working with Paige Evans brand new collection called Turn the Page and the Triangle cut file from Paper Issues!

 

Here is a look at the completed layout:

Larkindesign Mixed Media Layout | Monday Monday ft. Paige Evans Turn the Page!!!Larkindesign Mixed Media Layout | Monday Monday ft. Paige Evans Turn the Page!!!

There are so many yummy things about this layout, so let’s start with the cut file from Paper Issues. I love the triangles and I wanted to cut the 2×2 papers to fit behind the cut file.

Larkindesign Mixed Media Layout | Monday Monday ft. Paige Evans Turn the Page!!!Larkindesign Mixed Media Layout | Monday Monday ft. Paige Evans Turn the Page!!!

I used my Studio Calico paints to create a really subtle background, and you can just see it peeking out behind my title work. Paint is one of my favorite ways to practice creative self care: moving the brush around the page is so very satisfying to me!

Larkindesign Mixed Media Layout | Monday Monday ft. Paige Evans Turn the Page!!!Larkindesign Mixed Media Layout | Monday Monday ft. Paige Evans Turn the Page!!!

My title began with the days of the week wood words from Freckled Fawn and I have borrowed the words of Monday Monday, a song by The Mamas and The Papas. I know, can’t you just hear it in your head now? The rest of the title is made using the alphabet from Turn the Page. My journaling fit perfectly in between the lines here.

Larkindesign Mixed Media Layout | Monday Monday ft. Paige Evans Turn the Page!!!Larkindesign Mixed Media Layout | Monday Monday ft. Paige Evans Turn the Page!!!

At the top of the page I added just a tiny banner from the 2×2 paper pad. This establishes the boundary of the layout here, so your eye knows exactly where this layout ends. 

Larkindesign Mixed Media Layout | Monday Monday ft. Paige Evans Turn the Page!!!Larkindesign Mixed Media Layout | Monday Monday ft. Paige Evans Turn the Page!!!

I am so glad you joined me today! This was a fun layout and a great way to practice creative self care during a really rough week. See you soon!

~Theresa

New Series and Free Cut File!!!! Freebie Friday | You Are So Loved

Hi guys!!!! Don’t forget my In My Pocket Memory Keeping Class is open, live, and you can sign up on my blog to learn all about pocket pages. Click the banner at the top of this page to check it out!!

Today I am beginning a new series that I hope to bring on the first Friday of every month called Freebie Friday!!!! I am so excited to bring a new concept in using Silhouette cut files called Cut ‘N Fold. I am offering this cut file on my blog for free so you can download and use it for your own personal layouts. Please do not give this cut file to others, however I would LOVE to see what you create with it. Please tag me @larkindesigntm or #larkindesigntm!

I hope to release a new cut file every month, so be sure to subscribe and look for a new cut file on the first Friday of each month!!!!

Larkindesign Freebie Friday Free Cut File!!!!!!

To download click the above link. You will be asked to add it to your cart and then check out. This cut file is free, there is no charge to you! Once you check out you will receive an email with the zipped file. You can then unzip the file and use it in your die machine as you wish!

My design concept is to use the cut file in my layouts and allow the background or patterned paper behind it to show through. So each cut file will have a series of fold lines that you can fold over or raise up to reveal your patterned paper or card stock. Here is my layout I created using this cut file.

Larkindesign Freebie Friday | My Heart Is Yours Free Cut File!!!!!!

I have used the Maggie Holmes Crate Paper collection for this layout, with the gold alphabet for my title and word strips + puffy stickers for tiny embellishment clusters on random hearts. For this layout I decided to fold half of the hearts over to allow more of the background patterned paper to show through!

Larkindesign Freebie Friday | My Heart Is Yours Free Cut File!!!!!!

I wrote my journaling around the white card stock. This is part of my Things I Need to Hear series where I remind myself, and you, dear viewer, that I am loved and you are loved. Sometimes it is hard to hear it and hard to believe it, but it is true and it is real.

Larkindesign Freebie Friday | My Heart Is Yours Free Cut File!!!!!!

Thank you for following along with me today! I hope you enjoy the cut file and come back to visit soon!
~Theresa

Traveler’s Notebook Favorite Things Edition | Nico the Cat

Hi guys! Today I am sharing a traveler’s notebook spread I created using my Gossamer Blue kits! This layout is in my Favorite Things Notebook and is about my cat Nico. 

I am so very sad to hear that Gossamer Blue will no longer be offering their lovely subscriptions and products. I have truly loved being a subscriber over the last few years and the last few kits have been absolutely amazing. I hope to continue using the May, June, July, and August kits up for a while. This is today’s layout:

Larkindesign Traveler%27s Notebook Favorite Things Edition | Nico the Cat

I am loving this yellow polka dot paper, so it is the starting point for the layout. I cut a square and then cut that in half diagonally. Everything is then layered on top of that.

Larkindesign Traveler%27s Notebook Favorite Things Edition | Nico the Cat

One of the 3×4 cards had these darling little scallops, so I hand cut those and used those as home bases for my embellishment clusters.

Larkindesign Traveler%27s Notebook Favorite Things Edition | Nico the Cat

I also used the tiny dot stamp to add a little color to the background.

Larkindesign Traveler%27s Notebook Favorite Things Edition | Nico the Cat

Thanks for following along today! See you soon!

~Theresa