Wednesday, May 25, 2011

I've often been told I was certifiable...

but now it's official... ;) I recently achieved my Tattered Angels Certified Designer designation. I'm so happy!!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Springy Ride

Really enjoying the great colours in the new Lily Bee lines (this is from Happily Lost and Stationary). They are such happy colours! I combined them with a little Tim Holtz washi tape, and punched up the green with Doodlebug jewels. (I forget that I have these in my stash - I need to use them more often).

I coloured these wooden butterflies with Glimmer Mist (Viva Pink). I love mists on wood, as it allows you to still see the grain.

And the story behind the photos:

PP - Lily Bee
letters - Rose Moka
washi tape - Tim Holtz
jewels - Doodlebug
wood butterflies - Studio Calico
glimmer mist - Tattered Angels
ink - Ranger
marker - Faber-Castell

Thursday, May 5, 2011

She Art canvas #1

Seems like half the people I know online have been taking the She Art classes from Christy Tomlinson. This comes as no huge surprise to me, as I have taken the classes myself, and thoroughly enjoyed them. She is a good teacher, and her style makes mixed media art very approachable. This is the first canvas I created, after following the course. (Oh, the size is 6"x12")

Mixed media is something that I've wanted to get into for about 10 years. Yup - I waited that long. I was that intimidated by it. It's something that I will be exploring further, so you will most likely see more of it mixed in here with the scrappy stuff. :)

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Poser - Scrap Attack Scrapbooking

This is my final layout for Scrap Attack Scrapbooking (my term ended in April). Thank you Lauri for having me on the team - I've really enjoyed working with you and the rest of the designers.

I spritzed the background paper with a bit of "Tattered Leather" Glimmer mist, then brushed it on around the edges for a darker border. Here's a close-up of some tulle I wrapped around the page. The tulle adds an airy detail, and I love it.

These pearls/crystals/fimo flower combinations from Prima are so pretty!

These flowers started out orange, but I wanted a darker colour for this page, so I spritzed them with Glimmer Mist in "Sugar Plum Fairy", which had the side benefit of adding a little shimmer.

The story:

Supplies (available here from Scrap Attack Scrapbooking):
PP - Basic Grey, Prima Marketing
leaves - Zva Creative
flowers, pebbles, jewels, stickers - Prima Marketing
tulle - Bazzill
letters - American Crafts

Other supplies:
Glimmer Mist - Tattered Angels (Sugar Plum Fairy, Tattered Leather)
ink - Ranger
marker - Sakura

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Say what? - Scrap Attack Scrapbooking

This is the fourth layout I created for Scrap Attack Scrapbooking in April. I loved these Prima papers - the colours are outstanding.

Lauri sent me a full package of the Zva Creative leaves, and they are a beautiful accent, even when not combined with flowers.

I didn't realize it until I received the package, but the bling with these Prima pebbles is not attached, so you can use it separate from the pebbles, giving a lot more options for placement.

I used one of the journaling spot stickers to back my title, which draws a little more attention to it, and makes it easier to read the dark letters.

Supplies (available here at Scrap Attack Scrapbooking):
PP, stickers, pebbles & jewels - Prima Marketing
letters - American Crafts
leaves - Zva Creative

Other Supplies:
ink - Ranger
white pen - Unibal Signo
marker - Faber-Castell