Documenting a Favorite Story with Katarina Prevendarova

We love seeing you use your favorite pieces from our monthly kit and add-ons to create beautiful things, and today, for her first post as a new Elle’s Studio design team member, Katarina Prevendarova is sharing which products are her favorite, and teaching us some fun ways to use them with a new layout! Let’s see what she created!

Hi friends! It’s Katarina here with my first blog post for Elle’s Studio! Let me begin with saying how excited I am about 2020 bringing me this chance to work together with super talented crafters, and play with the most amazing products to bring you some crafty inspiration!

When I saw the January kit and extras for the first time, I immediately knew I would use it a lot to scrap photos of my husband and son, as it was all about love. Here I decided to scrap a cute photo of these two from our autumn weekend hike.

Supplies | January 2020 Kit, I Adore You StickersYou Are Loved Die Cuts, Magical Memories Acetate Die Cuts, La La Love You Puffy StickersValentine Multi Color Puffy Alphabet StickersPuffy Autumn Heart Stickers, Little Moments Leatherette Stickers, Love Is 6 x 8.5 Paper Stack, Love You Lots StampMini Dated Extras Stamp

Those who know me also know that I really love stamping, and since one of my favorites from this month’s add-ons was the Love You Lots Stamp, I wanted to do some stamping on the background. I took both heart stamps from the set and chose to use my favorite technique: stamping on a white background and heat embossing with a transparent powder. That way the white background stays “conserved.” Next, I used a dry brush and made a bunch of horizontal strokes with gray watercolor paint, which immediately made my white hearts pop against the background.

Tip: If you want your stamped pattern to be nice and shiny, you can use a rubber eraser to lightly erase the paint remains.

My other favorite product was the Little Moments Leatherette Stickers. I used them for my title together with the Valentine Multi Color Puffy Alphabet Stickers.

On the opposite side of the layout I created a little cluster of embellishments to place a label with date. I felt like adding a pop of yellow to brighten up the layout and for that I grabbed a yellow acetate heart from the Magical Memories Acetate Die Cuts and yellow hearts from the Puffy Autumn Heart Stickers. To nest the cluster I tore a part of the white background paper and backed it with the gray heart and dot pattern from the Love Is 6 x 8.5 Paper Stack.

To complete the visual triangle I created a vellum pocket in the bottom part of my layout. To better ground the pocket, I added brush strokes at the base with gray watercolor and placed a black and white hearts sticker from the I Adore You Stickers under the pocket which hides a tag I made for my journaling.

Tip: I only wrote a general sentence on the front and placed the main story on the back side of my tag, that way my journaling stays private.

And that’s about it friends! I hope I inspired you to go and play with your monthly kit and add-ons or try the fun heat emboss/watercolor technique with the new Love You Lots Stamp. Don’t forget to share your projects with us on Instagram by tagging #ellesstudio. We love to see what you create!

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