Saturday, June 7, 2014

"One More Kiss" - a wedding scrapbook page for "Scrap Yourself" challenge blog

O HAI!   Guess who's a new part of a great challenge blog?    Yup - I've joined the team over at "Challenge YOUrself", a challenge blog devoted to getting YOU on your pages.  This month's challenge is to create a layout about YOU AND THE MALE(S) in your life.  This could be your father, grandfather, husband, son, a furry family pet.  I chose my Prince.   

When you're done here, please hop on over and see what the rest of the team has created!

I love to cluster embellishments.  Chipboard shapes can be a great 'ground' for a cluster, helping to keep embellishments from looking like they are just 'floating' on the page:

I revisited an old favorite technique of tucking flowers under the edge of papers:

Customizing chipboard can be a lot of fun.  These were embossed using acrylic paint, and metallic embossing powder.  I used an uneven coverage to get an aged look

Lace was tucked in on the page, in a few places, too:

Thanks for visiting!  And don't forget to check out "Scrap YOUrself" - we'd love to see your take on the challenge!

PP - Webster's Pages, Prima, 7gypsies
chipboard - Dusty Attic
flowers - Prima
cameo - Webster's Pages
letters - Webster's Pages
pearls - Basic Grey, Kaisercraft
stick pins - Maya Road
lace - Webster's Pages, Love My Tapes, unknown
paint - Ranger Distress
embossing powder - Wmt
ink - Ranger Distress Stain

Friday, May 9, 2014

Montreal Color Run

So, yeah... ^^^ this happened.  And it was fun - lots of colourful fun.  And I got to use colourful papers and embellishments to scrapbook it!   I have a crush on Lucky7Factory papers.

You know what's perfect for making fimo embellishments stay put?  Helmar 450.  Still my favorite go-to for hard to stick items.

Stash-busting tip - pink Magic Mesh and Doodlebug jewels match this collection perfectly!

Check your cut-off strips before you toss them - the ones on this collection will all get used.

PP - Lucky7Factory (Technologie collection)
letters - Rose Moka
wood -  Studio Calico
jewels - DoodleBug
fimo embellishments - Kimmieprout
ink - Distress Stain by Ranger
marker - Faber-Castell PITT pen
other - Magic Mesh

Monday, March 24, 2014

"Run for the Cure" - mixed media scrapbook page featuring Susan K Weckesser products

Hi there!   I created this layout for my guest spot with Susan K Weckesser this month.  This month's theme is mixed-media - which I like including on my scrapbook pages, so it was a good match for me.  :)

After covering my background with gesso, I added border strips with Susan's stencil and some texture paste:

I added a little colour to the background with Inktense blocks and blended with gesso.  Then I added some stamping, including the banner from "Create Your Day", and some texture stamping with a stamp from the ABC.123.Washi set. 

I wanted a little more bright colour, so I spritzed some Dylusions spray through a Want 2 Scrap stencil.

You can also spot stamps from In-Circle-Me, and Insta-Cute in these detail shots.

Thank you for visiting!

Susan K Weckesser supplies:
Live in Color paper collection
borders stencil by The Crafters Workshop
ABC.123.Washi , Create Your Day, In-Circle-Me, and Insta-Cute stamp sets by Unity

Other supplies
Arrows stencil and pearls by Want 2 Scrap
Dylusions sprays
letters - American Crafts, Basic Grey
washi tape - Hambly
cork geotag - Studio Calico
flower - Prima
flair - Evalicious
ink - StazOn, Distress Stain
Inktense blocks - Derwent
texture medium - Liquitex
gesso -  DeSerres
marker - Faber-Castell
die - Memory Box

Friday, March 14, 2014

"Dreaming of Spring" - mixed media on canvas

Hello friends - long time no see! This month I returned for a visit on the Susan K Weckesser blog.   I was delighted to find that this month's theme was mixed media, as I love playing with different products and seeing how they work together.

My project started out as just a piece of raw canvas, to which I added stamps from the "At Ground Level" set.   Then I stitched over many of the lines with my sewing machine:

I added clouds from the "Create Your Day" stamp set, and some colour using Inktense pencils & water.  I also stamped some background texture using a stamp from the "Abc-123-Washi" set, and the "In Circle Me" stamp.

I decided the colours didn't 'pop' as much as I would like, so I added india inks, and a little more Inktense (but using the blocks this time):

The final steps were adding a few touches of colour with Smooch inks:

and a bit more sewing (and fraying the edges):

Here's a close-up of some of the stitching:

And the final project, again.   I was originally planning to put this on a card, but my daughter has laid claim to it, and it will be mounted in a shadowbox for her bedroom, instead.  :)

Thanks for visiting!

Susan K Weckesser Supplies:
Stamps by Unity - At Ground LevelAbc-123-Washi, Create Your Day, In Circle Me

Other supplies:
Colorsnap Smooch inks
Derwent Inktense pencils & block
Dr Ph Martins India Inks
Ranger Archival Ink
unbleached raw canvas, sewing machine thread

Saturday, March 8, 2014