Thursday, June 30, 2016

Kathy's first 'An Ocean's Tale' layout!

Good morning!

Kathy created a fabulous multi photo layout with the 
July Scraps Of Darkness kit 'An Oceans Tale

She started by using 2 of the G45 papers for the background.  She cut off 1 inch on the top and the bottom of the main background paper and matted the photos first with a yellow and then an orange G45 paper included in both the Main and Coordinating Paper Add On.  She wanted to create little scenes across the top and bottom using all those whimsical designs that G45s is famous for.  Lots of steampunk and fun! She stamped a wave design across the top of the orange mat.  The top has Die cut gears she painted with the Art Alchemy paint "Steampunk Copper" and then inked over them with black ink.   She splattered watered down gesso on the top and fussy cut little fish from another paper.  The flowers are included in the Floral Add-On.  

She started on the right side of the layout and used some black netting she cut from a plastic fruit bag.  She created a collage on top of it of flowers from the Main Kit, Tim Holtz "Mechanicals Steampunk" gears, and a tag from the G45 cardstock collection of tags included in the Elements Add On

She fussy cut another image of the man sitting on top of the large fish and adhered it into the middle of the scene.  Below the image she stamped some swirly images to look like seaweed coming from the bottom of the ocean flower and placed beads and sequins on top.  

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Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Annie's gorgeous layouts!

Good morning!
Today I have 2 stunning layouts from Annie to share both feature her son and use the Belle Journee kit!

I adore the color and design with such an adorable photo!

her second layout is so sweet with pastel colors

Her background is amazing!

Thanks so much for stopping by

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

beautiful and sweet from Lisa and Annie

Good morning!

It is a beautiful day here and i have two beautiful layouts to share!

Annie created such a sweet and pretty layout using the Scraps Of Elegance 'Belle Journee' kit!

For this layout she thought the background paper was so beautiful that did not want to hide it with too much medium.  She used Heavy Gesso with the Stencil included in the kit and added a little bit of Pink paint at the end.

Now we go from sweet and beautiful to dramatic and beautiful with this layout from Lisa Griffith using the same kit

She used the Bo Bunny 'Soiree Collection' for the base paper and all her layers, a Prima flower from the Floral Add On, called 'Maestro', and the Crafters Workshop stencil 'Victorian Sketchbook' from the Main kit. 

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, June 27, 2016

Mixed Media Monday - June 27th 2016

Good Morning!
I have three stunning projects to share today for our mixed media Monday post!

Wilma is an outstanding artist and this layout shows how talented she is!

Using the Scraps of Darkness Soulshine kit, Wilma layered punched circles, mixed media techniques, chipboard and more to create this amazing layout.

The butterfly was cut out from the kit paper then embossed two times (mix blue and yellow embossing).
When the embossing was still a little soft she carved some lies in it with something pointy...
To keep the photo the focal point she used the negative from her punched circle to highlight the photo.

The next uber talented lady is Denisa with an amazing layout that highlights a very dramatic and amazing photo.
She used the Scraps Of Darkness 'Soulshine' kit

I love how the black and white photo pops with the beautiful blue mixed media background

The final project today is a gorgeous journal spread from the super talented Anna using the Belle Journee kit.

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Saturday, June 25, 2016

Shabby Chic Mixed Media Handmade Card Tutorial

If you are like me, you're not a fan of giving impersonal mass produced cards to the people you care about - handmade cards are so much nicer and more personal!
So today, we have a wonderful new tutorial by Tracey Sabella. Tracey makes the most beautiful cards, and today we're sharing two cards - 'Thinking of You' and 'With Sympathy' - she made using our May Belle Journée kit and some of the kit add-ons:

After the video tutorial, I'll provide a link to the products in our store that are available as of now, as we still have a few kits left, as well as some of the products available individually.

Here's Tracey's step-by-step tutorial:

And the products Tracey used from our kit and store:
May Belle Journée kit: BoBunny Soiree collection 'Linens' paper, DecoArt Modeling Paste, Crafter's Workshop Victorian Sketchbook 6x6 Stencil, May Arts Light Blue Wrinkle Ribbon, Blue Fern Studios Vintage Keys Chipboard, Prima French Riviera Marseille Flowers
May Creativity Add On: Prima Art Basics Gesso Sampler, Prima Art Basics Double Sided Texture Brushes Set 1, Prima Art Alchemy Vintage Rose and Light Patina Paint, Petaloo DIY Paintable Rosebuds
May Color Add On: Ken Oliver Crafts Color Burst Metallic Sky and Metallic Rose Liquid Metals, WOW! Atlantic Seaspray Embossing Powder
Elements Add On: Epiphany Crafts Hex Bubble Caps, USArtquest Minnie Pearls Prills
Floral Add On: Prima Salvage District Palais Royal  

And here are a few detail photos of Tracey's card:

Thanks for stopping by today, have a beautiful weekend!

Friday, June 24, 2016

Nicole's beautiful cards!

Good morning!
Cards are beautiful little art pieces!
Today Nicole share three fabulous cards she created using the 
Scraps Of Elegance Belle Journee kit.

here is the first one...a beautiful 'new home' card

She colored the ribbon and chipboard BFS key with Ranger Distress Stain.

her second card is a retirement card

and her final card is a 'friendship' card

Thanks for stopping by!