Saturday, 12 March 2016

Free Spirit Scrapbook Layouts

Hi crafty friends, well I let time get in the way again and I've been super busy with work, life etc.  Illness and injury have waylaid me the last couple of months which has not been fun but I'm on the mend finally :)

I subscribed to a scrapbook kit from Like Forever and I've been really enjoying playing with collections and papers I would never have bought because I thought they were too pink and girly, but somehow I've been making them work for me and actually loving all the pinkness lol!

The latest kit was all about Cocoa Vanilla's gorgeous Free Spirit collection.  It's full of beautiful pinks, peachs, navys and aquas.  Pretty florals, watercolour scripts and a lush aqua woodgrain which has to be one of my favs.

I've been busy making scrapbook layouts using the kit, I am determined this year I am going to get at least 2 years worth of photos scrapped and into albums.  I've already got all of last years photos printed as well as the majority of 2014 and I'm on a roll.

I apologise right now for the exorbitant amount of layouts I will be posting of my gorgeous puppy :)  I just can't help taking photos of his uber cuteness!

Here are the layouts with the Free Spirit kit so far

Tranquil Beauty

Layout of a beautiful pastoral scene my hubby photographed on one of our walks up in the Lake District last year. The horse was stunning, so beautiful, in a gorgeous wild setting, surrounded by sheep and lambs. I used the Cocoa Vanilla Free Spirit collection, die cut the title on my Cricut and die cut the butterfly from water colour paper on my Cameo, and coloured it with gelatos. The background was coloured with Heidi Swapp Color Shine in Coral, TH Distress spray in abandoned coral and Mr Huey's Sea Foam spray. The stencil was reversed chicken wire from TCW.

Fabulous and Priceless

A layout of my niece, the colours reflect her bright bubbly nature and her crazy fun personality. Lots of texture created with modelling paste coloured with Stampin UP calypso coral ink refill. Lots of splattering with Navy, coral, blush, rose, mint and gold Heidi Swapp color shine. The quote was from a cut apart sheet in the collection and was perfect for my niece as she has just graduated from her performing arts degree and loves nothing better than playing a character


A layout of my neffypoo .smile emoticonHe's completely different from his sister, much more chilled out and laid back. I added in some project life cards from Kaisercraft bluebay collection to bring in more navy and aqua.  The title was cut on the Cameo from watercolour paper and coloured with mint and navy Heidi Swapp colour Shine and I splattered the page using the same colours.

Beautiful Dreamer

My gorgeous youngest niece, I wanted to convey the day dreamy side of her nature, she is very much like me and I wanted to keep the layers soft and pretty so added vellum and tissue paper, I think this has to be one of my favourite pages.  Some of the flowers are part of the Free Spirit collection, I also added in some Bobunny crochet flowers too and a Dear Lizzy tassel, lots of different texture and dimension on this page.

Thanks for stopping by
Happy Crafting
Anna :)