Hi!! Today I'm sharing my layout made with the mid-month challenge from CSI

こんにちは!今日は、 CSI の二つ目のチャレンジで作ったレイアウトを紹介します。

I was inspired by the piano, clovers and colors from the picture. First I painted the background with red and green watercolors and let it dry. Then I cut out 4 heart shapes from vellum, added sequins underneath and machine stitched them to the background to create a clover. To make it stand out, I colored the outline. I fussy cut doilies, hearts and sheet music and layered them along with the photos. I also used stickers, wooden pieces, a tag, an acetate butterfly, enamel dots and some more sequins for embellishments. Here are the close-ups;


Thank you so much for visiting, and I hope you will join us!


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Natsuko xxx



Hi! I'm back to share my new layout made with the new challenge from CSI


I used a cutfile designed by Paige Evans. I truly LOVE her cutfiles! I backed it with patterned paper with the colors from the scene. Instead of using a white background, I decided to use black cardstock. As it seemed too black, I sprayed some pearly ink to soften the black a bit, and splattered white acrylic paint. I punched out some buttons and embellished around the pictures with yellow string. There was no room for journaling, so I wrote it directly on the background with a white pen. Here are the details;

Paige Evans がデザインしたカットファイルを使用。Paigeのカットファイルは可愛いものが多くて大好き!まずチャレンジに合う色のパターンペーパーを使い、カットファイルに重ねました。背景にはいつもの白ではなく黒を使うことに。真っ黒なので、パールインクをスプレーして色を和らげてから白のアクリル絵の具を散らしました。ボタンをパンチし、黄色の紐と一緒に写真の周りに飾りつけ。ジャーナルの場所がなかったので、白のペンで直接書き込みました。クローズアップです。

This was so fun to make! Thank you so much for visiting, and I hope you will enjoy playing along!


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Natsuko xxx

happy new paths (white...with 1DT Work)

Hi Scrappers! I'm back with a new layout made with a new challenge from White...with 1! This month's color is.....RAINBOW!! Yay! my favorite!!

こんにちは!今日は、White...with 1 の新しいチャレンジで作ったレイアウトを紹介します。今月の色は…レインボー!やったー!大好きなカラフル!

I started with a cutfile designed by Paige Evans. I used the inside pieces of the cutfile as templates, and cut out rainbow colors. After I adhered all the pieces, I used watercolors to add a little more interest to the background. I cut two thin strips of paper and put them on the top and bottom of the layout. Under the photo I layered a cloth and embellished around it with fussy cut pieces that matched the color. Also, I lined the edges of the cutfile pieces with color pencils to make it stand out. Here are the close-ups;

まずは、Paige Evansのカットファイルの中身の部分をテンプレートにして、レインボーカラーのペーパーをカットし貼ってから、周りを水彩絵の具で着色しました。細いボーダーを2本カットし、レイアウトの上下に貼り付け。写真の下にはガーゼを重ね、周りをカットアウトした同色のお花などを飾りました。最後に、カットファイルのペーパーの周りを色鉛筆で縁取り、目立たせました。クローズアップです♪

Thank you so much for stopping by, and I can't wait to see your rainbow color layouts!


INSTAGRAM   http://instagram.com/natsukoslittlecraftroom

Natsuko xxx



Hi! I made a layout with this month's COLD CASE from CSI. This is a bonus challenge for those who want to resurrect some of their old stash. I used a whole pack of diecuts I had been hoarding for years!


I was inspired by the numbers, colors and grid design. I splashed some red paint and black splatters on the background and layered the diecuts. Really simple, but I feel happy that I used up some of my stash. Here are the close-ups;


Thank you so much for visiting, and I hope you will enjoy playing along!


INSTAGRAM   http://instagram.com/natsukoslittlecraftroom

Natsuko xxx


extraordinary (CSI CASE FILE #292 DT Work)

Hi friends! This is my new layout for CSI. I used all the colors from the color palette, and took inspiration from the frame and flowers.


I used a cut file designed by Paige Evans, and backed it with colorful patterned paper. Before I adhered it, I sprayed pearly ink on the background and added white acrylic paint. It doesn't show much in the pictures, but you can see the shimmery background when you tilt the layout. I layered frames under the photo and overlapped the cutfile. I fussy cut some flowers and butterflies, popped some of the up and adhered them to the layout. Also, I added a bow and diecuts, one for the title. Here are the close-ups;

Paige Evans がデザインしたカットファイルに、パターンペーパーを貼り付けて使いました。カットファイルを貼る前に、背景にパールインクをスプレーし、白のアクリル絵の具を飛ばしました。写真ではわかりにくいですが、レイアウトを傾けるとキラキラしているのが見えます。写真の下にフレームを重ね、さらにカットファイルを重ねて貼り付け。お花や蝶をペーパーからカットアウトし、いくつかをポップアップして貼り付けました。さらにリボンとダイカット、タイトルも加えて完成!こちらがクローズアップです♪

Thank you so much for stopping by, and I hope you will enjoy playing along!


INSTAGRAM   http://instagram.com/natsukoslittlecraftroom

Natsuko xxx


moments (White...with 1 DT Work)

Hi friends! The new challenge from White...with 1 has been revealed! This month's color is PASTEL PURPLE / DEEP PURPLE. You can choose either color or both, and there is a sketch to go with it. 

こんにちは!White...with 1の新しいチャレンジが発表されました♪今月の色は、パステルパープルとディープパープル。どちらかの色、または両方使って作ってね。スケッチも合わせてどうぞ。

I chose both colors and painted the background. I tore two strips and machine stitched one side of each strip. After I layered vellum and foam under the photo, I adhered it and added fussy cut flowers around it. I also added diecuts, rhinestones and pearly pieces and stitched around the journal. Here are close-ups;


I don't often use purple, but I love how it turned out and thought I should use this color more! Thank you so much for visiting and I hope you will join this month's challenge!




Natsuko xxx