Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Hard Working Guy

Good morning!

As a mom of two boys and married to great manly man type of guy - I get excited when I find masculine elements I can use on my pages! 



For this layout I used the Gear corners from Southern Ridge Trading Company 


I covered the corners with different colors of embossing powder to get the look I wanted, then added some metal gears.

I cut apart the one gear corner and added a few pieces here for dimension


Here is the piece I cut apart - love that I can do that without the chipboard fraying or falling apart!



Here you can see the mixed media work I did in the background.  I started by die cutting many hexagons using the Elizabeth Craft Designs stitched hexagons die then using texture paste through the circle stencil from Southern Ridge, then different colours of embossing powder.

Thank so much for stopping by 

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

A Cup of Christmas cheer - Elizabeth Craft Designs

Good morning!

I love Christmas - my whole family does....and sometimes it takes a whole family to create a Christmas project!

My husband did the bending and used the epoxy to create the magical flowing effect, our youngest helped die cut the flowers (becasue there are a lot of poinsettias - 32 to be exact) and our oldest when asked what he thought said it needed a few more flowers on the back and sides becasue it looked to flat...then helped me figure out where to put them.



To create the flowers I used my favorite poinsettia die by Els. It is a three layer but I decided to cut an extra regular leaf for each of the large flowers to make it look more full 



For the smaller poinsettias I used only the smaller die of the set and cut it three times for each flower


I also die cut the flowers using the double sided adhesive sheets and the wonderful silk microfine glitter!

Now if you would like to win a gift certificate to Elizabeth Craft Designs...hop on over to their blog - HERE and answer this question...

Which Elizabeth Craft Designs flower or foliage die or stamp set would you chose to create a Christmas card or decoration?

Thanks for stopping by
Laura 

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Lazy Days of Summer - Southern Ridge Trading Company

Fall is here is full force - the leaves have changed, its rainy, and its cold at night....I miss summer

So I created a summer layout!


I started by trimming Tim Holtz papers then applied clear gesso to the front and back  of main sheet of paper so it does not curl.


I then used embossing paste through my new stencil from Southern Ridge.  I added some mocha embossing powder and then some blue tinsel embossing powder and heat set.  I then applied some turquoise and burnt sienna Brusho powders.  I sprayed with water and let the it dry 


Here you can see all the colors and dimension


 I created a line of flowers, shells, pearls and prills to go with the nautical theme



I love the title - it came with a really cute summer sun but it didn't end up suiting my layout so I trimmed it off.


The title I covered with ink then added the mocha embossing powder and the blue sparkle powder and heat set it.  I did it a few times until it looked like I wanted it to.  I put some turquoise Brusho powder on my work mat, sprayed with water then dabbed it on my title piece.
Thanks for stopping by
~Laura

Friday, November 2, 2018

Warm Christmas Memories - Elizabeth Craft Designs

Good morning!
I love the holidays....putting up the Christmas tree, decorating, spending time with family - all of it! It is very special to me and my family. Today I am sharing a Christmas themed layout I created
To create this layout 
 
Step 1 - Die cut 2 large poinsettias then 3 smaller ones using coordinating cardstock. Shape and assemble using flower tools. Assemble. Add pearls or gems to the centers. 
Step 2 - Die cut 3 snowflakes out of coordinating cardstock 
Step 3 - Die cut the Berry Branch 2 times. Cut into smaller pieces. Add berries with liquid pearls, gems, glitter dots peel-offs or half-pearls. Allow to dry as necessary. 
 
Step 4 -Fray/tear the corners from one sheet of 12 x1 2 patterned paper. Adhere to a second sheet. 
Step 5 - Using Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape to hold it in place, add a piece of lace approximately 3" from the top of the square.
 
Step 6 - Using the Stitched Rectangles die set, cut rectangles: ((1) 5 1/4 x 4, 5 3/4 x 4 1/2, (2) 3 1/2x 4 3/4, (2) 3 x 4 1/4 and a focal photo and a title piece at 3 x 4 1/4. Assemble as shown. 
  

  




 Step 7 - Add all your assembled die cuts and any images you cut from your papers to the layout.   

 Thanks for stopping by!
 ~Laura