Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Fabulous with SOE July kit 'Chasing Rabbits'

Today I want to share with you my second layout I created with Scraps of Elegance July kit "Chasing Rabbits. I really love the floral papers in this kit and all the cute clocks. This layout is featuring my favourite sisters to scrap, Cassidy and Lucia! They are so cute, and I am sure you can tell why I love to scrapbook them so much!

For this layout, I kept the mixed media to a minimum, using only one stencil and some homemade texture paste. I felt the words described the girls quite well! I did lots of edge distressing, some paper ripping and inked the edges as well.

On this close up you can see the Blue Fern Studio double frame that I altered. I first primed everything with gesso. And then on the top part I used Liquid Pearls to create raised flourishes and designs following the pattern of the frame. Unfortunately, after it dried it flattened out much more than I would of liked, losing most of the detail! I then embossed it with a Shabby Chic ivory embossing enamel and used black distress ink on the outer edges. The large clock is from a die that I own and I used Inka Gold, distress inks in brown shades,  with a few splatters of black and white sprays.

I did a little ripping on this side of the layout and I added a bit of lace to bring attention to this area. I used the cool word stickers from Heidi Swapp that was part of the main kit. I wanted it to sit on top of the frame so I just fussy cut it right on the acetate it was stuck onto to keep it stiff, and the. Just glued it on.

I fussy cut out some clocks and some flowers and used these as the base for this cluster at the top of the page. I added a few flowers from my stash and a cute resin frame.

Here you can see a close up of my main flower cluster using flowers from the Floral add on and from my stash. I used one of my MS butterfly punches and added them in a few stragic places on the layout. Finally, I dry brushed all the flowers with Gesso, and along the outer edges I used more Inka Gold and gesso for definition.

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog, and I hope you gained some insight on how I like to add character to some of my layouts, some inspiration, and I hope you will leave a few kind words of encouragement!

                    Be Blessed!


Monday, July 14, 2014

Guest Designing for Something Tattered Stamps!

Hi! today I am guest designing for Something Tattered Stamps, and I wanted to share with you what I made with their beautiful stamps! The stamps are so delicate and elegant and perfect for a wedding project, so I decided to make a Wedding Card Box! This is actually something very practical for me to make, as my son is getting married this coming August!

  I bought a large round paper mache box from Michaels and  sprayed it white with Gesso in a spray can, as I didn't want the brown showing through. I then took a few sheets of white tissue paper and using black Archival ink and the Den Wallpaper Stamp, and stamped the image onto the tissue paper.  I wanted a softer image, so I used the palm of my hand instead of an acrylic block, to hold the stamp. I was really pleased with the result.

I then  carefully glued the tissue paper to the box with Modge Podge.  I then continued decorating the card box with sheer wired ribbon, white lace, various flowers that I had inked with purple inks and dry brushed with gesso, wooden hearts with chipboard words and a bit of bling!  Voila! There you have a beautiful Wedding Card Box any Bride would be proud to have on her Guest Book table! At least our Bride is!

Thank you to Something Tattered for having me and I hope you have been inspired to make your own card box, but most of all, to try out the beautiful stamps of Something Tattered.

Here is the result!

Thank you to Something Tattered for having me and I hope you have been inspired to make your own card box, but most of all, to try out the beautiful stamps of Something Tattered!  Thank you to everyone who has stopped by to take a peak and I hope you enjoyed my Wedding Card Box!

Be Blessed!


Friday, July 11, 2014

Scraps of Elegance 'Chasing Rabbits' kit & "He asked, She said YES!"

Hello! Happy Friday! I am so happy to finally be able to share with you my first DT project for SOE! I am totally in love with the gorgeous papers from this kit! There are papers from Marion Smith, Kiasercraft, and Websters Pages.
 I chose to use a engagement photo of my son and his fiancee. The photo is intentionally fuzzy as the focus is to be more on her hand and the engagement ring.  I knew this chipboard title I had in my stash would be perfect for this photo!  First I went to town on the papers that I chose.  I did some tearing and border punching, stenciling and misting and stamping! So messy and so much fun!

 Most of the flowers on this layout are from the Floral add on and a few from my stash.  I love to dry brush them with gesso, so I did that here as well as on the edges of all the papers and other embellishments.

 There are some really cute word stickers from Heidi Swap in the main kit and I used some of the stars from it, saving the gorgeous words for later projects to come.  The chipboard title is from my LSS and from a local business called Lasered Edge that is now designing for them. 

  In the main kit there is also some watercolor tags by Heidi Swap. I inked mine with chalk ink, stamped some swirls onto it with embossing ink and then used clear embossing powder to make the design pop but not too much.

I used some Blue Fern Studio chipboard, and painted it black and dry brushed it abit with gesso. I also used a date sticker from the kit to document the day the kids had their engagement photos taken.

Thanks for stopping by, and I hope you enjoyed my debut layout as much as I enjoyed creating it!

Be Blessed!