Monday, May 25, 2015

Beach Art Decor - CropStop

Hello, today I have a fun and simple to create mixed media art decor piece that I created for the CropStop. The Mix the Media Galvanized Plaques by Jillibean Soup, are so much fun and the possibilities are endless as to what you can do with them.

With summer almost here I decided to go with a mixed media art decor in a beach theme.

I first applied some Prima Art Basics Heavy Gesso in White onto the plaque and let it dry for about 5 minutes and stamped into the Gesso with the Prima Fence - Vintage Vanity Clear Stamp.

Once the Gesso was completely dry, I then sprayed it with some Dylusions Ink Spray, I used the Campso Teal color.

I adhered some rope or cording around the outside of the plaque with a hot glue gun. Then I added some burlap pieces, stickers, letters, and some Petaloo Flowers also with a hot glue gun. Then to finish up my mixed media art decor piece I used some glitter. To get the glitter to stay, I randomly applied some Prima Art Basics Matte Gel in Transparent and then sprinkled the glitter over the gel.

Super easy, and now I have a gorgeous mixed media art decor piece to hang on my wall to remind me how badly I need a vacation to the beach. :)

Be sure to check out the CropStop Shop to find all the supplies to create this project and so much more!

Thank you for stopping by and I hope you have a happy crafty day!!

Friday, May 15, 2015

Smile - My Scraps & More Sketch #106

Happy Friday Everyone! Today I am sharing a layout a created using the sketch over at My Scraps & More Sketches by guest designer Ana Castro. I soooo loved working with this sketch! 

MSAM Sketch #106

Product List:

Patterned Paper: Amy Tangerine Rise & Shine, Elle's Studio Cienna

Embellishments: Queen & Co. pink button bouquet, Heidi Swapp tags, 
Webster's Pages clip, Amy Tangerine chipboard frame
Stickers: Queen & Co. skinny mini tape in pink polka dots, Webster's Pages #Happy stickers, Heidi Swapp epoxy stickers, Crate Paper accent stickers
Stamps: Elle's Studio Cienna stamp

Sketch DesignerAna Castro
Challenge SiteMy Scraps & More Sketches

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Mixed Media On Burlap Canvas - CropStop

I had so much fun decorating this mixed media burlap canvas from the CropStop. Visit the CropStop blog for more details and the products I used to create this canvas.

Monday, May 4, 2015

Thinking Of You Card - CropStop

Happy Monday! Today I am sharing a card I made for my first guest design team project for the CropStop. I used a mixed media technique using an embossing folder in creating this card. Check out the CropStop blog to find out more info and products I used for making this card.

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Enjoying Life - The Little Blue House

Hey, everyone! I hope you all had a great weekend. Today I am sharing a layout I made for The Little Blue House. I used the Echo Park Anything Goes Collection.

On the background, I used some Art Basics Heavy Gesso in white to break up the solid blue color of the background and then layers some of the Echo Park Anything Goes papers. Over the paper layers, I used a cut piece of the Bella Blvd Clear Cuts.

Using some ribbon and stickers from the Echo Park Anything Goes collection a super cute Maya Road Mini Say Cheese chipboard piece I made a fun embellishment cluster. I really love the We R Memory Keepers Aqua Sequin Stickers.

Thank you for looking and make sure to visit The Little Blue House Blog for even more inspiration!

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Our Moving Journey - My Scraps & More Sketch #105

Hello everyone, today I am sharing a layout I did for My Scraps & More Sketch #105.  Loved the sketch and I also really love these papers. They were perfect for our move from Nevada to Texas.

Product List:

Cardstock: Bazzill
Patterned paper: My Mind's Eye Hello World, Crate Paper Journey
Embellishments: My Mind's Eye, Crate Paper
Stickers: My Mind's Eye, Washi Tape
Alpha: Crate Paper, My Mind's Eye
Mixed Medias: Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist, Distress Ink
Sketch Designer: Audrey Yeager
Challenge Site: My Scraps & More Sketches

Friday, April 17, 2015

Little Blue House “Clearly Creative” Blog Hop

Today I am sharing my "Clearly Creative" blog hop project for The Little Blue House. There is also a super yummy prize involved if you comment on all of the LBH design teams blogs.

For my Clearly Creative project, I made a shaker card.

1. You can make your card any size that you like, I used a 4 ¼ x 5 ½ card. You will also need another piece of cardstock the same size as the face of your card. For the Bella Blvd Clear Cut Sheet, cut it a ¼ inch wider than the face of your card. 

2. Cut a circle in the cardstock piece and then line it up on the front of your card and trace the circle onto the front of the card and then cut it out. 

3. Using a small cellophane bag (I recycled an embellishment bag) pour some beads or glitter into it and fold the end of it up and glue down. Adhere it to the outside of your card.

4. Adhere the cardstock piece onto the front of your card and over the shaker bag.

5. Embossing the Bella Blvd Clear Cut Sheet is a fun way to add texture to them. Fold the extra ¼ inch behind your card and adhere it to the back of your card and embellish it with the cute stickers from the Echo Park Anything Goes collection. 


I hope you enjoyed my shaker card tutorial. Make sure to hop along to all the LBH designers blogs and comment. The more you comment, the more chances you will have to win this super yummy prize.

Here's all the blog links, so get hoppin :)

You are here -Nadine

Monday, April 13, 2015

Enjoy Life - The Little Blue House

Hello everyone, today I am up on The Little Blue House blog with this step by step tutorial on how I made my layout using Echo Park Anything Goes Collection. All month the LBH team is sharing different tutorials and projects. Make sure to stop by and see all the amazing projects they have created.

I love the colors in this collection and all the cute coordinating stickers to go with it. 

Supplies Needed:
6. Gesso
7. Water paints
8. Black paint
9. Black fine tip pen
10. Ruler
11. Paintbrush
12. Bubble wrap
13. White Cardstock
14. Standard Scrappy Supplies... adhesives, trimmers, scissors

1. Paint and flick some water colors onto a white piece of cardstock with a paintbrush.

2. Paint some Gesso onto a 12 x 12 piece of plastic. I used the packaging from a scrapbook kit. Press a sheet of bubble wrap into the Gesso and stamp it onto the cardstock paper over the water paints.

It will look something like this.

3. Paint the edge of a large bowl or anything round with a thin edge with black paint and stamp it onto the cardstock paper.

4. Layer your picture over some various pieces of patterned papers from the Echo Park Anything Goes collection, make sure they are cut bigger than your picture. Layer those over a Jillibean Kraft Polaroid strip. Doodle some lines around the outer edge of your page with a ruler and black marker.

5. Paint a thin layer of Gesso over the Maya Road Camera Chipboard.

6. Add some color with some water colors.

7. Apply a layer of Glossy Accents. It will look whitish in color at 1st but once dry it will be clear.

8. Add some doodles around the cloud stickers and pop dot them up. Tuck some flower stickers under and around your picture and paper layers and add a few fun sequins and you are done.

Thank you for looking and happy scrapping!

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Kids Can Do It - Canvas Corp

If your kids are anything like mine, they love to play with your color mists. This fun and easy headband lets them do exactly that.

Supplies Needed:
2. Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist in desired color (I used Electric Blue) 
3. Tattered Angels Glimmer Glam in desired color (I used Chandelier) 
4. Headband (got mine at the dollar store)
5. Large rhinestone or button. 
6. Beacon Adhesives Fabri-Tac
7. Paintbrush 


Step 1: Spray Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist onto burlap flower as much or as little as you like.

Step 2: Paint Tattered Angels Glimmer Glam in between burlap flower layers and on the edges till you have the desired amount of glitter effect you like.

Step 3: Adhere gem or button in the center of burlap flower.

Step 4: Adhere burlap flower to the headband.

Once dry they will have a pretty headband to wear and will most likely want to make several of them in many different colors.

Check out the Canvas Corp blog for lot of other "Kids Can Do It" Inspiration by the Canvas Corp Crew.