Monday, January 26, 2015

What's Up Doc? - Let's Get Sketchy

Hello! Let's Get Sketchy has a new sketch up on their blog today. I used some pictures of my kids at Bugs Bunnies Home at Marineworld.

I mixed some Gesso and orange Dylusions and spread that in a thin layer on the background. Also used some Tattered Angels Stained Glass in Orange. Then sprayed more Dylusions and let it run down the page some.

I fussy cute the quote bubbles and the view finder out from some pieces of Simple Stories Daily Grind. I pop dotted the quote bubbles up.


The sketch

Product List:

Cardstock: Bazzill
Patterned paper: My Minds Eye Izzy, Simple Stories Daily Grind, October Afternoon Snap Shots
Embellishments: Fancy Pants, Jillibean Soup, October Afternoon
Stickers: October Afternoon
Mixed Medias: Tattered Angels, Dylusions, Gesso
Writing Tools: Zig
Sketch Designer: Shirley Mascarina
Challenge Site: Let's Get Sketchy

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Baby It's Cold Outside - Red Carpet Studio

Hello! Today over at Red Carpet Studio there is a new challenge inspired by the movie Frozen. Which is pretty much what I have been all week, frozen. Its been so cold here where I live. The challenge is to use something glittery. Which was perfect for me to try out the Glass Beads Texture Gel that I have had for awhile now. I like it! It added a fun texture to my background and it kinda looks like snow crystals. 

I used Gesso over the edges of the doilies paper to stick it down and used the Glass Bead Texture Gel in a few places over that. Then sprayed Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist in Trunk Bay. I think that has to be my favorite color by them that I have tried so far.

I really like the little crystals on these Prima flowers. I thought they were perfect for a wintery page since it looks like ice. The title I cut out using my Silhouette Cameo.

Product List:

Cardstock: American Crafts
Patterned paper: Basic Grey doilies and Eskimo Kisses, Best Creations Inc, BoBunny Snowy Serenade
Embellishments: Prima, BoBunny
Stickers: BoBunny
Mixed Medias: Tattered Angels, Gesso, Glass Bead Texture Gel
Ribbon/fibers: Twine
Miscellaneous: Silhouette Cameo
Challenge Site: Red Carpet Studio

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Round and Round Horsey - Picture This!

Hello everyone! Are you ready for another Picture This! challenge? Today's challenge reveal is use 3 photos + black & white + lace. I love how these challenges make you think. At first I was thinking that my entire page needed to be black and white, but no it's how you interpret it. I went with black & white embellies and black & white pictures. Then for the 3 photos I used 3 of the same pictures and layered them up.

Product List:

Cardstock: American Craft
Patterned paper: BoBunny
Embellishments: My Minds Eye, Crate Paper, Maya Roads
Stickers: Washi Tape
Alpha: Glitz and Thickers
Mixed Medias: Tattered Angels, Gesso
Ribbon/fibers: Lace, twine, tulle
Challenge Site: Picture This!

Monday, January 12, 2015

Girl Time - Let's Get Sketchy

Hello! It's time for another sketch reveal over at Let's Get Sketchy! I went all out girly on this page of my daughter and her friends. Also had lots of fun using different mixed mediums on the background.

Used lots of Gesso on the torn edges of the papers and then once dried rolled the edges up slightly. Took some Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist in Cadillac Pink and with a paint brush painted it on the edges. Also sprayed the mist close to the paper and tilted the page to let it drip down the paper some.

Painted some Tattered Angels Simply Sheer Plain Jane in Vintage Blue on the white flowers to give them a slight blue tone to them. Fussy cut one of the roller skates from the Crate Paper Oh Darling and then tucked it in with the flower cluster along with a die cut ticket I had in my stash.

Flicked Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist in Beetle Black and Gesso. I also really love these butterflies from Prima.

 The LGS sketch I used for inspiration.

Product List:

Patterned paper: Heidi Swapp Dreamy, Crate Paper Oh Darling
Embellishments: Prima, Jenni Bowlin, My Minds Eye, Heidi Swapp
Stickers: My Minds Eye, Pink Paislee, Recollections
Mixed Medias: Gesso, Water colors, Tattered Angels
Writing Tools: Zig
Sketch Designer: Jenessa Franco
Challenge Site: Let's Get Sketchy

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Me - Red Carpet Studio

Hello! Today I have a page I created for Red Carpet Studio. The challenge is inspired by the movie New Years Eve and to use stars and something new on our projects.
I created this page of a picture of me which I am never overly excited about doing but it's my goal for the new year, to get more pictures of me scrapped. And like what the journaling says "I'm not perfect, but I am perfect at being me".
On the background I used some Gesso did some random stamping with the 7gypsies Distressed Background Stamp and then sprayed some Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist Electric Blue and some Tattered Angels Plain Jain Simply Sheer Vintage Blue.

The gold dots were created by using a stencil and some gold paint.

I punched some stars out of cardstock and doodled some lines around the picture and onto right side of the page.

With a stencil and distress ink I sponged some distress circles around the edges of my page and flicked some mist onto the background.

Product List:

Cardstock: American Craft and Core'dinations
Patterned paper: Amy Tangerine Stitched, My Minds Eye Jubilee
Alpha: Thickers
Mixed Medias: Gesso, Tattered Angels, 3D Stamp Paint
Writing Tools: Zig
Ribbon/fibers: Sewing Thread
Miscellaneous: The Crafters Workshop Stencils
Challenge Site: Red Carpet Studio

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Saturday, January 3, 2015

Cheers - Let's Capture Our Memories

Hey everyone! Hope you all are having a great weekend so far. Let's Capture Our Memories has a new sketch reveal today. I really struggle with 4 picture layouts so this page was a challenge for me. I was also trying a new technique that didn't turn out the way I wanted it to. Will need to work on that. Anyhow, here is the page I came up with for the LCOM sketch.

I tried doing some polka dots with some modeling paste and a stencil and then spraying some mists on it. I really didn't get the results I was wanting but it is still kinda fun in an unusual kind of way.

LCOM Sketch #105

Product List:

Cardstock: Bazzill
Patterned paper: Fancy Pants Oh Deer
Embellishments: Fancy Pants
Stickers: Pink Paislee
Alpha: Thickers
Mixed Medias: Gesso, Modeling Paste, Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists, Water colors
Writing Tools: American Crafts
Ribbon/fibers: May Arts Twine
Miscellaneous: Crate Paper Maggie Holmes Doilie
Sketch Designer: Isabelle Doucette

Friday, January 2, 2015

Stocking Fun - My Scraps & More Sketches #97

Hello scrappy friends! My Scraps & More Sketches has it's 1st sketch reveal up for the new year. I used one of my favorite Christmas collections from Crate Paper and I'm kinda sad that I am running out of it. For the background of my page I mixed some Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist Ruby Slippers in with some Gesso and painted it onto the background. Also flicked some of it onto the background along with some Tattered Angels Plain Jane Baseboard in Leaf.

I really love all the cute chipboard pieces in this collection.

MSAM Sketch #97

 Product List:

Cardstock: Bazzill
Patterned paper: Crate Paper Snow Day
Embellishments: Crate Paper, Fancy Pants
Alpha: Thickers
Mixed Medias: Gesso, Tattered Angels
Ribbon/fibers: Sewing thread
Sketch Designer: Audrey Yeager
Challenge Site: My Scraps & More Sketches

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Roller Skating - Picture This!

Happy New Year!! I hope everyone had a good one. I'm kinda happy about life getting back to normal now that all the holidays are behind us, whatever normal is.
Today I have a layout I created for Picture This!, a brand new challenge blog. The challenge recipe was to use a 1 photo, a sunburst and some paint.
It took me a little while but I finally came up with page of my daughter and one of her friends at the roller skating rink for her birthday. I also made posted a tutorial below on a quick easy way to make a sunburst.

Here is a super easy way to make a sunburst with paper for either half your layout or for an entire 12x12 page. 

1. You will need a 6x6 piece of paper and then fold it in half like shown below.

2. Then fold it in half again. 

3. Unfold and number the triangles, 1 through 4.

4. Cut the triangles on the fold lines.

5. Take a 12x12 piece of paper and cut it in half so it is 6 in wide. Then starting with triangle #1 in the bottom left corner trace around it and then line up #2 next to it and trace and so on till you get to #4 and then use triangle #1 again like in the below picture.

6. Once all triangles are traced it should look like this.

 7. Now cut along your traced lines. I knew I wanted to use 2 different patterned papers and because I'm lazy I held another piece of paper behind the one that I drew the lines on and cut both pieces at the same time. If you are uncomfortable doing that then just repeat the above process on as many other papers you would like to use. Once all cut out you can see what it looks like on half of a page. Since I used 2 pieces of papers there are enough pieces to do a full page but I only wanted to do half.

8. This is an extra step. Because I was using a pattered paper as my base for the sunburst and I wanted some of it to be within the sunburst I took a few of the triangle pieces and cut it a little smaller. Make sure to keep the point of the triangle the thinnest part and the wider part at the top to be where you take more off. Like the example below.

Here are some close ups of my finished sunburst. I thinly spread some Gesso with an old gift card on the edges of the triangles, distressed some of the edges once the Gesso dried and then sewed some extra rays onto the sunburst. Flicked some mists onto it and viola, all done!

Product List:

Patterned paper: Crate Paper Oh Darling, My Minds Eye Jubilee, Basic Grey J'Adore
Embellishments: My Minds Eye, Freckled Fawn, Crate Paper Maggie Holmes
Stickers: Elle's Studio, Washi Tape
Alpha: Thickers
Mixed Medias: Gesso, Water colors, Heidi Swapp Color Shine
Writing Tools: Zig
Ribbon/fibers: Sewing thread
Challenge Site: Picture This!

Monday, December 29, 2014

Beautiful Girl - Let's Get Sketchy 5th Week

Hello everyone! Today over at Let's Get Sketchy there is a 5 week challenge instead of a sketch and the challenge is to make a monochromatic page. I went with greys and blacks for my page to go with the picture of my daughter. I really love how this page turned out!

From Canvas Home Brand I used some French Script on Ivory Tissuestock on the background and behind the picture. I mixed a little of Tattered Angels Black High Impact Pigment in with some white Gesso to create a light grey and to also adhere the tissue to my background.

I took a white Prima flower and sprayed it with some Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist Silver Sugar. Love the silvery shine this mist has.

You can see more of the light grey Gesso I made by mixing in some of the Tattered Angels Black High Impact Pigment into it. I just used an old gift card to apply along the edges of the torn papers. Once it dried I lifted up a few of the torn edges of the papers to give it more dimensions.

I got these butterflies by using a stencil and some modeling paste mixed with a lot of the Tattered Angels Black High Impact Pigment. I could of just used the High Impact Pigment but I wanted it to be a little thicker so I mixed it with the modeling paste. Also on the background you can see one of my favorite stamps by 7gypsies. To give my page an all over shine I sprayed some Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist Abominable Snowman, this mist is awesome to add a little glimmer to any project.

Product List:

Cardstock: Bazzill
Patterned paper: My Mind's Eye Now and Then Dorothy, Crate Paper Oh Darling
Embellishments: Prima, My Mind's Eye
Stickers: Washi Tape
Alpha: Thickers
Mixed Medias: Gesso, Modeling Paste, Tattered Angels, Distress Ink
Ribbon/fibers: Sewing thread, Twine
Miscellaneous: Canvas Home Brand French Script on Ivory Tissuestock, The Crafters Workshop Stencil
Challenge Site: Let's Get Sketchy

Friday, December 26, 2014

Let's Get Inspired Magazine Christmas Issue

The Let's Get Inspired Magazine Christmas Issue is here! Perfect timing to get some inspiration for all those newly taken holiday pictures. I am excited and honored to be published on several of the pages along with so many other talented designers. Click HERE to view all the beautiful Christmas/Winter projects throughout this magazine!