Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Celebrate Simple Moments Together - Quick Quotes


Hi! I'm sharing a layout that I created with the new Dream Big collection and Want2Scrap Bling for Quick Quotes today! We recently attended a family wedding and my daughters were absolutely thrilled to spend time with their cousins. We all enjoyed a weekend of non-stop laughs!

I built up a layered background on this page. I cut two stripes from a piece Dream Big 400 patterned paper, lightly distressed and inked the edges with Midnight Confessions PowderPuff Chalking Ink and then layered them over the corresponding stripe on another piece of Dream Big 400 patterned paper. I then cut circles from a piece of Dream Big 100 patterned paper and adhered them over the stripes with foam mounting tape for some fun dimension.


I found the perfect vellum quote in the Babies, Kids, Family Itty Bitty Quote Box. I framed the sentiment with Want2Scrap Fancy That! Beautiful Bling Borders.


I used several Want2Scrap Nestabling Petite Scalloped Circle Small Turquoise Rhinestones to highlight the circles that I cut from patterned paper.


I filled in my flower clusters with hand cut and layered blooms and topped one with a Want2Scrap Turquoise Butterfly.

Quick Quotes Supplies:
Dream Big 100
Dream Big 400
Sheer Joy 600
Calypso 200
Itty Bitty Box - Babies, Kids, Family
Blue Lagoon PowderPuff Chalking Ink
Midnight Confessions PowderPuff Chalking Ink

Want2Scrap Supplies:
Nestabling Petite Scalloped Circle Small Turquoise Rhinestones
Fancy That! Beautiful Bling Borders
1-inch Turquoise Blue Butterfly
72 Count Self-Adhesive Turquoise Rhinestones

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Monday, September 1, 2014

Bow Tie Mini Book - JnW Crafts


Hi! I"m sharing a mini book for JnW Crafts today. This mini book is a pre-made embellishment by Heidi Swapp that contains lined pages. I altered the cover with pieces of vellum, chipboard stars and buttons and stickers.


I covered a JnW Crafts Metal Bow with patterned paper. I distressed the edges of the paper which allowed the metal underneath to peak through for a bit of shine.

Thanks for stopping by today! You can also find JnW Crafts on facebook!

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Sing Your Song Tag - Susan K. Weckesser


Hi! I'm sharing a sweet and sunny tag that I created with the Susan K. Weckesser Sing Your Song and Fly Away stamp sets today. I cut my tag from a piece of Live In Color Patterned Paper. I added texture by applying molding paste over a The Crafter's Workshop Labyrinth Stencil (TCW486).


I used the Susan K. Weckesser Live In Color Stencil to add X's down the side of the tag and flowers along the bottom.


I colored the stamped images with watercolor pencils and finished the tag with some colorful ribbon, trim and pearl accents.

http://unitystampco.com/shop/sing-your-song/ http://unitystampco.com/shop/fly-away/ https://www.etsy.com/listing/109130411/susan-k-weckesser-inc-crafters?ref=shop_home_active_11 https://www.etsy.com/listing/84732887/live-in-color-scrapbook-paper-collection?ref=shop_home_active_7

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Vintage Tag Album - Love My Tapes


Hi! I'm sharing a piece of family history today for Love My Tapes. I was so inspired by Tessa's Fabric Tape-Bound Mini Album that I had to make one for myself! A family member posted this photo and some of the history about it on facebook. I know almost nothing about the older generations of my family so this find was a real treat.


I followed Tessa's instructions to assemble this album and then filled it with information, photos and some washi tape bubble cap embellishments that I put together with my Epiphany Crafts Shape Tool.


For more information on how to create these patterned bubble embellishments, see my previous post.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Let Your Heart Sing - Susan K. Weckesser + Zeus and Zoe


Hi! I found some extra time this month and created this layout based on the August sketch from Once Upon A..Sketch. The journaling theme this month is "The Men in our Lives." I snapped this photo of my sweetheart while on vacation last month. I'm lucky to have have a husband whose many talents include playing guitar and singing. My life has a fabulous soundtrack! Relaxing on the beach in front of a fire is one of my favorite things to do and it's even better with a moonlight serenade.


I salvaged this fabric guitar from one of my daughters old shirts. I tucked a coiled guitar string behind the photos.


I had a lot of fun dressing up this patterned paper with stenciled designs. I mounted my layout on a piece of Core'dinations Tillie Dot Spotted Cardstock for a fun textured frame.


I used The Crafter's Workshop Mini Beaded Curtain and Mini Positive stencils with Faber-Castell Stamper's Big Brush Pens to add colored accents to my background.

Here is the sketch if you want to play along. You have until the end of the month to link up your layout.


The lucky August winner will receive a prize from the main sponsor Zeus and Zoe!

https://www.etsy.com/shop/ZeusandZoe/
 
I used several items from my Zeus and Zoe Kit as well as my favorite patterned papers, stencil and stamps from Susan K. Weckesser. Susan partners with several fantastic manufacturers. I also used supplies from Core'dinations and The Crafter's Workshop.







Susan K. Weckesser Supplies:
Live In Color Patterned Paper
Live In Color Stencil
A Little Bit Washi Stamp Set
Sing Your Song Stamp Set
Splatter It Stamp Set


Thanks for stopping by today!

Monday, August 25, 2014

Domino Matching Game - Tando Creative + Paper Wings Productions


Hi! I'm sharing a fun set of altered dominoes that I created for Tando Creative and Paper Wings Productions today. My girls have about a week of Summer left before they go back to school and I made them a matching game to help fight their boredom. New games always help keep them occupied for at least an hour or two so this project was a win-win!

I used the Vintage Domino and Nouveau Domino Cling Stamp Sets on Tando Creative Chipbaord Dominoes. After applying a light coat of gesso to both sides of the dominoes, I stamped the pretty ladies and gorgeous baroque design onto the dominoes with archival ink.


I then colored the images with Gelatos. I finished the edges of the dominoes with a black paint marker and then added a coat of glaze to both sides to seal and protect the images.


There is still time to enter the Paper Wings Productions August Anything Goes Challenge for a chance to win a $25 gift certificate to Nani Ke Ola Scrapbooking. We have been sharing the work of several talented Guest Designers this month. If you haven't seen Kristie's, Ashley's, Monica's and Marie's posts you are going to want to check them out!





You can pick up the chipboard dominoes I used for this project from the Tando Creative Retail Shop.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Delight In The Day Canvas - Quick Quotes


Hi! I'm sharing a canvas that I created with products from the August Club Q Page Layouts and Altered Kits for Quick Quotes today. I had a lot of fun using 10 colors of PowderPuff Chalking Ink to color the background of my canvas. The embellishments in the August Club Q Kits were a fantastic mix of textured ribbons, die-cuts, flowers, brads and paper straws. I piled all of these supplies onto a sturdy 5x7 Canvas Panel, which is included in the kit.


I used a stencil and molding paste to add the circle pattern to the canvas. I then cut pieces of mesh ribbon and attached it to the corners of the canvas with washi tape. I let the canvas dry overnight before moving on to the next step.


I covered the canvas with a layer of gesso to help seal the ribbon and tape to my canvas and to prepare the canvas for color. I dried the gesso with a heat gun, which only took about a minute, and continued on to the next step--adding color!


I planned to add blue embellishments over this background, so I chose yellow and purple inks for a bold contrast. I used sponge daubers to apply the PowderPuff Chalking Ink to the canvas. I started by first coloring the circles with Lemonade PowderPuff Chalking Ink. I then blended Brandywine, Purple Passion, Very Berry, Plum Crazy, Pink Cheeks and Blue Jeans PowderPuff Chalking Ink in the spaces between the circles. Lastly, I used Mocha Mama and Midnight Confessions PowderPuff Chalking Ink to hightlight the edges of the yellow circles. I set the ink with my heat gun and then used a dry brush to apply a light coat of white acrylic paint over the canvas to soften the color for a more shabby finish.


I inked the edges of flower and leaf die-cuts with Mocha Mama PowderPuff Chalking Ink. I wanted a less intense color on my die-cuts so I applied Coconut White PowderPuff Chalking Ink to the die-cuts with a stipple brush using a pouncing motion.


I used the paper straws to finish the edge of my canvas. I simply cut a slit down each straw, slipped them over the edges of my canvas, and then trimmed them to length. I sealed the inside edge of the straws with a white dimensional paint pen.


I attached beautiful Petaloo blooms in a cluster on the center of my canvas and topped it with a sentiment. I trimmed the colored border from the sentiment and inked the edges to match my canvas. I punched a hole in both ends of the sentiment and used brads and twine to tie the sentiment around the canvas. I covered the printed dots on the sentiment with the same white dimensional paint pen that I used around the inner edge of my canvas. I finished the canvas with a big bow.


I'm planning to hang this colorful canvas in my scrap room. Any day that I can find some time to craft is a delight!

Quick Quotes Supplies:
August Club Q Page Layout Kits - Option A
August Club Q Altered Kit - Option B
Lemonade PowderPuff Chalking Ink
Brandywine PowderPuff Chalking Ink
Purple Passion PowderPuff Chalking Ink
Very Berry PowderPuff Chalking Ink
Plum Crazy PowderPuff Chalking Ink
Pink Cheeks PowderPuff Chalking Ink
Blue Jeans PowderPuff Chalking Ink
Mocha Mama PowderPuff Chalking Ink
Midnight Confessions PowderPuff Chalking Ink
Coconut White PowderPuff Chalking Ink

Thanks for stopping by today!

Friday, August 22, 2014

Butterfly Wing ATC - Tando Creative


Hi! I'm sharing an Artist Trading Card that I created for the Free For All theme this week on the Tando Creative Design Blog. I found this gorgeous butterfly wing in my garden and thought it would look fantastic on an ATC.


I used the fabulous Dotted Star Mask, designed by Kaz, first with a black marker and then with light molding paste that I tinted gray. I moved the mask slightly before applying the paste to create a shadow effect for the background of my card. Once the paste was dry, I colored the card with ink, mist and gelatos. I sealed the butterfly wing to my card with a thick coat of crackle glaze. While the glaze was still wet, I pressed the wire circle and rub-on onto the card to finish my piece.

http://www.tando-creative.co.uk/catalog/mask-dotted-star-p-719.html
http://www.tando-creative.co.uk/catalog/artist-trading-cards-p-288.html


Thanks for stopping by today! You can pick up all the pieces I used here from the Tando Creative Retail Shop.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Tweet Arch - Tando Creative Challenge


Hi! I'm sharing an arch that I created for Tando Creative today. The theme on the Tando Challenge Blog this month is Lovely Layers. I had a lot of fun building layers for this piece. The base of this project is an inner layer from an Arabian-Style Layered Arch Frame. I mounted a Flourish 7 (Large) and half of a Large Scalloped Bunting to the back to create a funky birdhouse shape.


I dressed up the top corner of this arch with a Cloud and Mini Flower.


I added a piece of the NEW Grass Flexistrip along the bottom of my arch. I painted it with acrylic paint for a fun pop of color. I finished this piece with a hand-dyed ribbon bow and a sticker sentiment.

The beautiful bird and background design were created with the gorgeous Pam Carriker Bird in Window 9 Stencil and colored with PanPastels. A big thanks to StencilGirl for the amazing blog hop prize!

http://www.tando-creative.co.uk/catalog/arabian-style-layered-arch-frame-p-603.html http://www.tando-creative.co.uk/catalog/flourish-large-p-181.html http://www.tando-creative.co.uk/catalog/bunting-large-scalloped-p-308.html http://www.tando-creative.co.uk/catalog/tando-minis-flowers-p-544.html http://www.tando-creative.co.uk/catalog/grab-clouds-p-375.html http://www.tando-creative.co.uk/catalog/flexistrips-grass-p-820.html

Thanks for stopping by today! You can now swing by the Tando Retail Store to pick up these pieces for yourself!