Jardim Botanico – The Wild Hare Kits

Hi there everyone, it´s time for my very first The Wild Hare Kits guest design team project share today. But just let me first tell you how thrilled, excited and happy I am to be able to part of The Wild Hare Kits for the month of January. It is a dream come true for me.

If you haven´t heard about The Wild Hare Kits before, see my previous post for more details (there I also shared the unboxing video of my kit). I received a fabulous travel themed Deluxe Kit to play with.

Now to the project – here is what my first scrapbook layout looks like:  

Here are the steps for making the project:

Step 1: Arrange the photos on the white cardstock and lightly outline the area with a pencil. Remove photos and stamp with the Leafy Backdrop clear stamp set in various light green and blue tones across the upper area of the white cardstock. Stamp the images both overlappingly and next to each other for a more interesting look.

Step 2: Outline some of the petals with a black fine tip pen.

Step 3: Add rub-on images (flowers, stitches and sentiments) onto the next to the photos. These rub-ons are of very good quality and really easy to use. Cut some of the butterfly images in half and apply them onto the page randomly, like flying butterflies. This way one rub-on image goes a longer way and you create a more realistic look of flying butterflies.

Step 4: Using a paper trimmer, cut the patterned paper into a right size and adhere the piece with paper glue onto the right side of the photos, on top of the white paper. Also fussy cut the thin flowery strip of the same paper and adhere that piece on top of the striped paper.

Step 5: Apply embossing ink onto the wood veneer piece and add two tones of green embossing powder to create an ombre look onto the wooden piece. Heat set with a heat gun.

Step 6: Add the title using alphas of your choice. I used some of my older alphas as I didn´t have any in my kit.

Step 7: Add the journaling using a white gel pen, outline the white cardstock with a black pen and a ruler and add some golden  Nuvo Mousse  droplets with a water tank brush around the areas of the title and the journaling This creates additional interest to the page.

I´ve also recorded a start-to-finish video for you to watch – to give you a better idea of the products I used and the steps that were necessary to create this page.  Hope you like it!

I do hope to have inspired you with my layout idea and my hand-curated kit. I am totally in love with my personalized kit – The Wild Hare Kits did a fabulous job picking the product for my kit. I LOVE IT!

See you soon again with more projects,
Happy crafting,


Good Memories layout – Studio Forty

Hello there! Today I get to share my very first scrapbook layout tutorial for & with the Studio Forty Moonchild collection. I am very thrilled to be joining this team and being able to share scrapbooking fun with their products!! Here is a little sneak peek on my very first project:
In case you don´t know Studio Forty yet, you should definitely check them out (go here). The owner and designer, Monika, started the company in spring 2016 with her own stamp and paper designs. There are also other manufacturers products available at their store too. The website is in Polish, but you can easily change the language by using the Google Translate tool featured at their site.

Like I mentioned earlier this month, I am joining a very talented team, who truly sets the bar very high, so I´m really hoping I can meet the expectations :). I´ve created a layout with the Moonchild collection and using various transparent stickers and clear stamps from the Studio Forty range. I immediately fell for this collection. The colors and designs are so very beautiful!!! And I scrapped again, after quite a while and it really felt good! So I´m hoping you will like the results and get inspired. Here is my finished layout:
I used a resist technique with the Patterns 4 clear stamp set, heat embossing and Brusho on the background and built my page around that.

I used scraps of white paper to create green and pink colored papers with Brusho colours (see the video for details) and then stamped flowers and leaves  (Flowers 1 stamp set) with black ink and fussy cut those.

The title of the layout is also stamped (Happy Memories stamp set) and then again fussy cut. I´ve added a couple transparent stickers (Colors of Memories & Hello Today stickers sheets) for interest next to the photos and the stamped images. I really like the fact that they are very thin and transparent, this way they don´t make the page bulky.

The enamel dots happen to compliment the Brusho color which is a happy accident. They are from my own stash, but I´ve been looking at the nice sets they have at the Studio Forty store – might need to get a few of those for further projects :-)!!! Finally I´ve added hand drawn and written details and some Nuvo Crystal Drops for additional detail as well as black ink splatters (Tattered Angels Glimmer Glaze) for interest. The story behind the multiple photos is simple; it´s not that easy to take a family picture where everyone looks their best. There is always someone making faces or looking somewhere else than towards the camera ;-)… so there, that is the story behind this layout and there are plenty of good memories behind these Christmas group photos of ours :). Hope you enjoy the video too:

Happy scrapping,
xxx, Sanna