Tuesday, 20 June 2017

Smile with Kaisercraft


Here is a page I made featuring the new Basecoat papers from Kaisercraft - they are beautiful and grungey...the perfect backing for any page.  They are dominated by lots of colour so they co-ordinate beautifully with any other papers that you have - for this page I have used a mix of older and newer Kaisercraft papers to match with my photo - there is a bit of Bombay Sunset in there, and also some Kaleidoscope and Blue Bay too - I just dug through my Kaisercraft papers and pulled out a few bits. 

 Having chosen the papers and getting a rough arrangement for my photos, I decided to add a little bit more colour to the Basecoat background, and since Ann and Karen have been inspiring us with diffusions and I managed to pick a few up, I had a play too.  I started with a large and thick area of white gesso, then added some sprinkles of the infusions in - I could have mixed them in with my palette knife but instead I added water and so you get drips of the Sunset Beach, Rusty Car and Golden sands - it is great watching the colours change, and it adds a lovely vintage look.

You can find the Basecoat papers here and the infusions here


Saturday, 17 June 2017

June Virtual Crop Class 3 with Mel

Hello and welcome to the last class of the day in our June Virtual Crop.

I worked with the beautiful Kaisercraft Just Landed collection and with a very paper heavy kit I managed to get FIVE layouts from it - that should keep you busy for a while!

Although some of them are travel themed I tried to get one in there that wasn't just to vary things up a bit!



Click here to download the full PDF instructions and see the other layouts.

I hope you have enjoyed the three classes on offer today, join us again in July for another Virtual crop and pencil in the third weekend in August for our annual Cyber Crop; a full weekend extravaganza with EIGHTEEN Classes from our lovely talented Design Team plus challenges across the weekend!

June Virtual Crop Class 2 with Tricia using Simple stories 'Sunshine and Happiness'

Good Afternoon (just) 

This month I'll be working with the Simple stores 'sunshine and happiness range. These papers are so bright and full of summer, they scream hot days, ice cream and maybe the cheeky odd cocktail.....


I've brought in a little bit of that grass skirt, tiki hut feel by adding some fringing to my first page 


The gorgeous 'Happy day' paper gives it a floral paradise feel perfect for summery days in the garden or wherever in the world you find yourself.


It just wouldn't be summer without ice cream, summery drinks and making the most of the good weather.  We've been pretty lucky recently weatherwise so these papers are great for celebrating these precious days out.






June Virtual Crop Class 1 with Karen using Amy Tangerine 'Oh Happy Life'


Hello, hello. Karen here kicking off the June Virtual Crop.

This month I bring you not one, not two, not three but four pages created with the lovely and vibrant 'Oh Happy Life' range from Amy Tangerine.  If you don't have one of the kits you are still very welcome to join in using your own stash and make your own version of the pages.

Page 1 - Everyday Happy


Quite a simple page with only a little bit of rough fussy cutting for the title but lots of 'happy' all over the page.

Love This Life


I think this may well be the quickest page I have ever made.  The paper was just perfect for adding four photos and a title and it was finished!

Love This So Much


Back to my usual 'full on' style of page and this one involves a little optional colouring.

More of This Please


This page uses the manufacturer's strips and pieces from the border paper to make the base of your page - it was such a fun technique that I am sure I will use it again.


Hope you have a happy scrappy weekend and please share the pages you make on our Facebook page.

Friday, 16 June 2017

June Inspired by Challenge

Third weekend of the month already and so it's time for another inspired by challenge where I upload an image that I think could be the starting point for a layout.


We've gone floral for June and I hope you find many things to inspire you from this image, the flowers, the colours, the border, the A4 shape How will this kick-start a scrapbook page for you?

Don't forget to share your project on the June Inspired by gallery on Facebook and you could win a £5 atdml gift voucher drawn at random. If you want to enter but don;t have Facebook why not email mel@atripdownmemorylane.co.uk and she will forward on your email to me for uploading on your behalf.

Thursday, 15 June 2017

Photo Requirements for June Virtual Crop 2017

Hi, Here are the photo requirements for this months Virtual Crop.  Remember that it all starts on Friday night, here, with the challenge and then the classes start at 10am on Saturday.  Come and join the chatter in our Facebook group ATDML #Create and share your pages.  If you didn't manage to get the kits then play along with your own papers.

Class 1 - Karen

Layout 1 - one 5in square
Layout 2 - four 2.75 square (mine are black and white)Layout 3 - one 6 x 4 landscapeLayout 4 - one 3 in square


Class 2 - Tricia


Layout 1 - 4 by 6" portrait
Layout 2 - 4 by 6" portrait

Class 3 - Mel

Layout 1  - two 6x4 landscape ideally with some bright colours and an urban theme (mine are Izzy in front of some graffiti)

Layout 2 - two 4x6 portrait photos mine are black and white with a travel theme

Layout 3 - one 4x6 portrait any theme.

Layout 4 - one photo mine is 4 1/2 x 3 1/2 inches but there is some wiggle room in both directions but not bigger than 6x4

Layout 5- Five photos each approx 2 1/4 inches square. Around the world travel theme or a places I would like to go travel theme.

Tuesday, 6 June 2017

Gallery Favourites for May using Simple Stories

Here are a few of my favourites from May's gallery which is all about Simple Stories.  Hopefully they will also fuel you with inspiration for the scrap lift challenge - choose one of the pages from the gallery and use it as inspiration for your page, then share it in our Facebook group ATDML#Create to be in with a chance to win a prize.


First up is Ann's - I love her messy pages this month using Paperartsy's Infusions (you can find them here) and lots of the Simple Stories Faith collection.  I also like the way she's tilted the white cardstock to back it onto the patterned paper.


I love Karen's dimension in this page and all the little bits of doodling around the edges of the page and photos.  The gold foiling on the papers and the embellishments really add some sparkle to a beautiful page celebrating love.



More gorgeous pages from Tricia - using Domestic Bliss - perfectly matched colours with the yellows, greens and blues, and I really like the idea of balancing your page with a half a square at the top and half a circle at the bottom, which is the perfect place to put an arched title.


Here is my page, inspired by my sister...and uses Domestic Bliss too.  I tried cutting with scissors rather than my go to guillotine this time so everything is more uneven than normal! I added lots of layers and stickers all from the same range so that the colours worked well (though I have noticed that Simple Stories use similar colours across their ranges, so you can easily mix ranges and have perfectly matching colours too!).  I used lots of flicks of metallic paints in co-ordinating colours on the card stock background.

Do go and check out the gallery this month, as this is just a taster...you can find it here.  The shop is also packed with Simple Stories ranges here.