Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Traveler's Notebook Layout - Can't Wait to Pack my Bags

I was just in the right mood for this type of layout today!

Sorry, no video this time. I was actually planning to keep my traveler's notebook just for myself but then when the layout was finished I decided to share it anyway. That's the power of blogging habit!

So this is how I created it:

1. I stuck a strip of wide 4'' washi tape to the left side of the spread;

2. I die cut my phrase out of white paper using Spellbinders alphabet dies (see the supply list below). This one is my absolute favorite by the way!

3. I have actually drawn my own backpack and a traveling bag on the right side of the spread (black ink outline and colored pencil coloring).

4. I have attached a few more strips of washi right on top of the drawings.

5. Using a sharp craft knife I cut around the outline of bags. I tried to be really light-handed to cut through washi tape but not completely through the paper underneath.

6. I peeled off all washi tape pieces that were overlapping the bag images.

7. I stamped a few phrases from the Simon's sentiment stamp set with brown ink and then attached a smiley sticker to the backpack. That's it!

I will probably be adding more travel layouts to my Instagram account soon so if you like this kind of creativity be sure to follow me on Istagram: @olgadirektorenko

Have a beautiful day!


Sunday, January 13, 2019

Draw your own Distress Ink Organizers with 3D pen and 3Dmate!

Hi, hope you are having a fabulous weekend!

The beginning of a new year is a perfect time to try something new so today's project is going to be a bit different. It's definitely time to get organized for me since my desk is a total mess. Therefore I am going to use some cool new tools to draw my own 3D custom organizers for distress inks and stains!

Watch the video tutorial below for step by step instructions!


Tuesday, January 8, 2019

See Through Lattice Card

Hi, I'm so happy to see you back here in 2019!

Today's project is an all-occasion card that has a wide see-through ornamental border decorated with pearls.

To create this project I was using a couple of dies from Diecember 2018 release by Simon Says Stamp.

I kept the color palette extremely simple (almost no color at all!) but added quite a bit of texture - watch the video below for step by step instructions!