Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Sometimes simple is good!

I love to create layouts with lots of layers, embellishments and techniques but sometimes I really believe simple is good.
Sometimes its the photos sometimes its the paper is really dramatic and sometimes I just really feel like creating a simple layout.

So thats what I did...

I just adore these papers from kaisercraft....I did not want to distract from the fun photo and fabulous papers!

 I cut one of the title blocks from one of the papers...

I layered some stickers and was happy with the end result.

My next layout I used the Graphic 45 Enchanted Forest Collection which has some pretty busy patterns (that I love)

I just added some flowers

and a title!

I used a wonderful sketch from Stuck?!

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Spending time at the Zoo with SOD and Graphic 45!

Many years ago we were lucky enough to take the kids to the Detroit Zoo with my family.
When I received this months Scrap Of Darkness kit 'Safari' I knew that those photos were going to get scrapped! 

This first one I used photos of my family at the elephant fountain!
The boys were having such a great time!

I LOVE the Graphic 45 Safari Adventure papers and I had a lot of fun layering all the different patterns!

Here you can see some of the layering and I used the stencil from elements add on and the Tim Holtz Crushed Olive Distress Ink Mini from the color add on

In the main kit are Graphic 45 Safari Adventure Banners Die Cuts
that I mixed and matched and I used the Petaloo & kaisercraft flowers from the  main kit and floral add on

also in the main kit is this really cool Olive Jute Square Mesh
Love the texture it added!

My second layout I created with a photo of the boys outside the Aardvark habitat on a termite hill - not a real one lol!


I fussy cut some images out for this one. 

I used the jute square mesh and the fabscraps chipboard title from the main kit.

I inked the 'at' with the Tim Holtz Crushed Olive Distress Ink Mini from the color add on and the 'Wild' and 'heart' with the Tim Holtz Rusty Hinge Mini Distress Ink from the main kit.  I then added some Blue Fern Studios Imagine Ink Autumn Glitter from the elements add on and some crackle medium from my stash

I loved layering a bunch of the different Graphic 45 banners!!!

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, August 20, 2016

more blue Fern and Stuck?!

Hi!  I am back today to share another layout I created using awesome blue Fern Studios products and a stuck?! sketch!

I ADORE this photo of our Ty taking a nap!
The papers from the fabulous Tranquility line from Blue Fern Studios was perfect for this wonderful photo!

I created lots of distressed layers to highlight the photo

I cut the title from the calling card paper and added a few small flowers and some gems

I created a cluster using a Tim Holtz metal wing, some flowers, gems and a Blue Fern Studios chipboard butterfly

 I inked the butterfly with ground espresso ink, embossed it with Lindy's Stamp Gang midnight brown embossing powder then added some Prima glass glitter in midnight blue.

Here is the stuck?! sketch I used

 Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, August 18, 2016

My second ScrapFX reveal

Good morning today I am back to share my second set of layouts I created for my guest spot at Scrap FX!
Mojo hit me at night to create my next layout so I could not take photos of my process.....but the end product is a lot of fun!

I used the Anchor and Chain, Shells, and the phrase

To alter them I used 'Squeezed lemonade' distress ink and dandelion yellow embossing powder and 
Prima Opal Magic pink- blue

'Moments to Remember'

I did some wet distressing by trimming my papers then spraying the Bo Bunny papers with water, crumpling them into a ball, then laying them out.

I tucked in the chipboard shells in the layers

I added the anchor and chain

This was a fun and cheery layout to create!

My final project I wanted to create another grungy feeling project...

For this one I used the 'together is a wonderful place' to be wordlet

I started by covering the  chipboard with gesso, then I used the Brusho colours in Burnt sienna and olive green.

I sprayed each piece with water....added the brushos  then spritzed with more water to create the grungy look I wanted

'Together is a Wonderful Place to Be' 

The chipboard turned out pretty cool.... 

I altered some cheesecloth with the brusho's and tucked it in here and there then added some gold pearls to it and the flourish!

I added some flowers to the flourish cluster!

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoyed my Scrap FX projects

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Blue Fern Studio's and Stuck?! sketch

Good morning!

As most of you already know I love Blue Fern Studio's and I love sketches so when I get to work with a fabulous sketch from Stuck?! sketches and Blue Fern studios products I am a happy camper! 

I admit I have a tendency to hoard papers - and I LOVE the serendipity line from Blue Fern and when I saw the Stuck Sketch for August 1st I knew exactly what I wanted to use!

I took the negative sections of the Blue Fern Studios Harlequin panel and inked it with Rangers Ground Espresso.  I then randomly placed some Lindy's Stamp Gang Midnight Brown embossing powder. 
I also used a stencil that I received in one of my Scraps Of Darkness kits with some modeling paste and a few prills.

The photo is of our youngest son on the day of his grade 8 graduation so the title piece from the Serendipity calling cards was a perfect fit.

Here is the sketch I used

I rotated it so I could use the photo I wanted.
Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

My final project with the Oceans Tale kit

Good morning!

This is my latest and final layout using the Scraps Of Darkness
An Oceans Tale kit.

When I saw this Kaisercraft mermaid tales paper I fell in love!  It is so gorgeous!  

I started by mixing some natural sand medium with some magicals from a previous kit, then applied using a stencil.  I used a white pen and highlighted the circles.  I added the tool from the main kit diagonally across the page.  
I added some circles I cut from coordinating paper, the Prima Finnabair Art Ingredients Melange Art Pebbles from the elements add on, flowers from the floral add on and from a previous kit, shells from the main kit and some small pearls also from the elements add on. Adhered my photo and I was done!

Thanks for stopping by! 


Thursday, August 4, 2016

Petaloo Guest Design Spot!

Good morning!
I am so excited to be guest designing for Petaloo!
Their flowers are so awesome and the ones I received in my guest package were the DIY paintables!  They are so much fun to work with and will always coordinate with your project!

The first projects I worked on is a 7gyspies solo shadowbox I received in my package.

I was so excited to start on it I forgot to take a photo of it! This is how it looked before but mine was brown!

The first step I did was cover it roughly with a paint that was sand color and add some modeling paste using a stencil

I also added some crackle paste - love that stuff!
Then I decided to add to colors I wanted by using the wonderful
Tattered Angels Denim Blue Glimmer Mist that was also in the package and another of my favorite products the Colourcraft Brusho Colours in burnt sienna.

Next was the fun stuff - I got to color the awesome flowers! 
I used the DIY- Daisy Layers  Burlap-Canvas in Ivory, DIY-Mixed Textured Layers also in Ivory, DIY- Burlap Blossoms in Ivory,
DIY- Baby’s Breath Pick in White, DIY- Queen Annes Pick in Whit, and the DIY - Dogwood Canvas in white.  I used teh same products to color the flowers that I did the tray!

After I dried the flowers I used some matte gel to adhere some crushed glitter glass and prills to the tips of some of the flowers!

I added some shells, crushed glitter glass, and Prills and a piece of burlap behind the photo of my husband and our boys, that was part of my package to the shelves of the tray

 I really love the beachy, shabby chic feel to this!

I wanted my next project to be right and fun!
So I used this fun photo of Ty being buried in the sand!

I started by layering the wonderful Graphic 45 Voyage Beneath the Sea papers!

Then I started to color the wonderful flowers!  For this layout I used the same flowers as on my tray and also the DIY- Burlap Medium Sunflower in Ivory.

To color the yellow ones I dabbed the Tim Holtz Squeezed Lemonade Distress ink on my craft mat, then spritzed with water!
I added some  Heidi Swapp Mustard Color shine spray then dragged the flowers through them to achieve a more dimensional look.

For the bluish ones I used the Colourcraft Brusho Crystal Colors in Turquoise.  I spritzed them with water, added the color crystals, then spritzed them again.

I dried all the flowers, and added some more prills and crushed glitter glass.

Thanks so much for stopping by and thank Cheryl @ Petaloo!  I really enjoyed guesting this month!