Sunday, May 25, 2014

Papertrey May BlogHop Challenge - Aqua & Melon

It's a popular color combo these days and one I've gravitated towards often recently.  Today, Papertrey Ink is hosting a bloghop showcasing these colors and their products through the creativity of their customers!  Here are a couple of cards I made using this combination of aqua and melon, and using Papertrey stamps.

For this card I used the Feather Finery Stamp Set with Melon Berry Ink and silver embossing powder.  The sentiment is from the Signature Greetings Stamp Set. 
(And no, I'm not happy with the match between the watercolor paper and the card stock card base.  It looked like a match in the store, and in the scrap room….outside, not so much.  And yes, I'll probably take it apart and match it up with something better before I give it away.) 

 This card uses the Papertrey Ink stamp set Quilled Elegance,  white heat embossed over top of the aqua watercolor wash.  

 I used watercolor paint to tint the white Prima flower to melon as well.

Thanks for stopping by today and enjoy the rest of the blog hop!

Monday, May 12, 2014

where does the time go!?

It really IS only last week that my sister-in-law and I took these kidlings to the park to climb on the structure and swing on the swings.  
And now they're building businesses and paying taxes and changing the oil on their cars themselves!!  How/when did this happen??
 I created this layout for last month's spring crop in Winkler, MB, hosted by Love is in the Details.
The chipboard title is one I created exclusively for LiitD, and manufactured by Lasered Edge.  

 The coloring of the large photo is actually a little wonky.  I spray painted half of the chipboard title with white spray paint and the other half with gold.  Couldn't decide which I like better and in the end loved the two tone!   And check out that aDORable Studio Calico roller stamp phrase I stamped on the label.  You are going to see that in heavy rotation, just watch!
 Many of the elements on this layout are from the March Studio Calico Office Hours/Coffee Break kits.

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

That's how we roll...

Haven't posted a layout for awhile!  Here's one I did recently for the Love is in the Details spring crop.  
The photos are from our trip to NYC last year, my daughter's and mine…of the highlight that was riding bikes through Central Park.  A total pinch-me day!!
Here's another sample of my Lasered Edge chipboards I'm designing for LiitD.  Love a title all ready to slap down on a layout! 
 Most of the elements on this layout are from the Studio Calico Office Hours kit and the paper feathers are die cut from vellum, dictionary paper and handmade paper.  Love that water color paper die cut below!  

Friday, May 2, 2014

Mini Albums with Chipboard

Oh wow.  How has it taken this long to discover that I actually love multi-media-mess-making!?  These projects I'm showing you today have kind of opened up a whole new world to me!  A world of paste and metallic acrylic and stencils and heat tools, and gesso and dimensional materials!!

These two albums were samples made for the recent spring crop held by Love is in the Details, to demonstrate ways to use the Lasered Edge chipboard I've been designing.  I cut the chipboard covers, painted them inside and out, front and back with 3 different colors of paint, overlapping and running into each other to blend.

Then I covered the surface with random stamps, a few layers of washi tape and then muted the whole thing with a watered down coat of gesso.  After that, I colored some modeling paste with yellow paint and used the Tim Holtz rays stencil to create the raised design.  Before the paste dried, I dropped chunky glitter and micro beads into.  I did the same with the chipboard title.  It has a coat of gold spray paint and then a coat of heat embossed UTEE.  As the UTEE cooled, I dropped more glitter onto it's surface and reheated to secure the debris.  
 Then some Prima flowers and leaves (with the edges touched with gesso), some cheesecloth and good strong Helmar Quick Dry adhesive and assembled the works!

This album cover is much the same, with the exception of the modeling paste. After painting, stamping and washi-ing the cover, I blotted Versamark ink through a couple of different stencils and heat embossed with silver embossing powder. 
 The chipboard title is rubbed with Viva Decor Inka Gold in green, silver and hematite.  The embellishments I added to this one include the Prima leaves and flowers, some seam binding ribbon, a metal feather and a real one and again, some cheesecloth.

Thanks for stopping by again today!