Monday, February 25, 2019

GUEST DESIGNER | Zsoka Marko

We are absolutely delighted to introduce our special Guest Designer - Zsoka Marko and we know you are going to love Zsoka's beautiful designs using the French Kiss collection.
Zsoka is an incredible talent who is from Hungary but lives in Germany with her Dutch boyfriend and their 10-year-old son. She has been crafting ever since she can remember and has dabbled in crafts including glass/porcelain/silk painting, bead weaving, mosaics in all forms, cake/cookie decorating, papaercrafts and lots more. She "needs to craft to keep sane"! Scrapbooking has been Zsoka's main focus since early in 2015 and now she has added card making to the mix. She says "I love, love, love patterned papers and all colors of the rainbow, so you won't be seeing me use a lot of white and solids". 
And that love of patterned papers and rainbows colors was one of the reasons why we thought Zsoka would be a wonderful fit to guest design for Doodlebug. Please make her welcome!



Zsoka here with you today! I'm so honored to have been invited by Doodlebug Designs to guest on their blog! And that with the cutest collection ever! Have you guys seen the French Kiss collection?! I love love love that the colors are not your typical Valentine's colors - the addition of that gorgeous blue is just fabulous!
I actually had a hard time putting down the collection, I only did because I had other deadline work to do. I've created 3 layouts and 4 cards for today's post. I hope you enjoy!
For my first layout I chose my most favorite paper from the collection. Isn't this blue just gorgeous?! 
I cut the Floral Square Frame cut file from Handipaper from white textured card stock and backed some of it with various patterned papers. I added some foam adhesive to the back and adhered the cut file to the background. 
I layered some tissue paper and patterned paper behind my photo and tucked all this behind the wreath. I added a some embellishments around the photo, an adorable bow clip and some sentiment die cuts. I also used one of the die cuts for my title. As a finishing touch, I scattered some enamel dots around the wreath.

On my next layout I used the Rainbow cut file from Handipaper - I figured it would go perfectly with the cloud patterned paper! 
I desperately love dimension and 3d flowers! I die cut 3 layered flowers (cut file is from Paige Evans) using many different patterned papers to showcase more of this lovely collection! I added enamel dots for the flower centers. 
I backed the rainbow with patterned papers as well and glued it down on my background paper. I also ran my sewing machine over the rays because the white cut file didn't stand out so well. I added some tissue paper behind my photo and glued it down.
To finish off the layout, I placed several die cuts, stickers and a clip, here and there.
On my last layout I went with a partially white background which I don't do often! But I love that crisp white against the blues and pinks/reds, so I couldn't help myself.
I cut the Floral Frame cut file from Handipaper in various sizes. First I backed the flowers and leaves   with patterned paper, then I added a photo to the biggest and more patterned papers to the other two.
I added some machine stitching to the frames so that they stand out from the background. I placed the frames on foam adhesive and glued them in place.
I decorated my page with lots of die cuts and some enamel hearts. 
As for the cards. As soon as I saw the teeny tiny envelope pack, I knew I had to make some cards! Aren't they the most adorable thing you've seen?! The bigger envelope on the left is a layered sticker, that comes in a different pack. The tiny ones come flat on sheets, you have to assemble them, but that takes like 10 seconds!
I die cut a scallop rectangle from patterned paper for my background. I also attached a piece of red scallop sticker at the bottom. I then arranged the envelopes the way I liked them and glued them down. I filled some with a note, some with hearts (also included in the mini envelope pack). 
I added a few strips of patterned papers and stickers to the white card base, then die cut a big heart from blue patterned paper (I used the 6x6 paper pad for my cards). I glued a mini envelope on top and scattered some die cut and enamel sticker hearts all around. For the sentiment I used a die cut tag which I added to the card on pop dots.
I just had to use the adorable kids flying airplanes on my last two cards! I created two A2 size top folding card bases (landscape), attached some patterned paper on top, then added a slightly smaller piece of white card stock too. 
I pulled out all clouds I could find - die cuts and stickers. I used two big ones on the girl card, as well as some heart balloons. I added foam adhesive to the balloons and the plane/banner for a more dimensional look. A cute enamel birdie and bow finish off this card.
For my boy card I used a lot more clouds - some of which I placed on pop dots. The plane and the banner are also attached with foam adhesive. I scattered some enamel hearts in between the clouds. Oh and the boy is also accompanied by a little enamel bird! Last but not least I added some border stickers at the bottom of both cards.
That's it! I hope you enjoyed my projects as much as I enjoyed creating them!
A big thank you to Doodlebug for having me!
And thank you all for stopping by today! Have an amazing day!

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