Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Creating Depth With Glitz Design

Hi everyone! As you may know, Glitz' blog challenge is well underway and our design focus is to use book paper in our projects. Lea, our DT coordinator extraordinaire provided this beautiful image as inspiration...

I also wanted to challenge myself to create depth in my layouts. In my first LO, I created dimension using layers while in the second layout, I played around with mediums, sooo much fun!

This layout features the new and totally awesome Pretty In Pink. This collection has soft, romantic colors as well as grungy, vintage ones, it's totally me! The paper layers were an excellent way to incorporate book paper into my LO.

The cherub and vintage clocks images were fussy cut out of a mini album page.

The circle frame is a Dusty Attic chip piece which I covered with crackle medium and acrylic paint, then inked and sprayed with Glimmer Mist.

For my next layout, I used the Happy Travels collection, another stunning release!

There's lots of dimension here, I had a blast creating this page!

This clock is also by Dusty Attic, I just love all their pieces! I used a Crafter's Workshop template to achieve the brick background but painted over it with modeling paste instead of paint and that resulted in even more texture.

I combined coarse craft sand with Mod Podge to spread thoughout my page. Small sea shells along with craft netting (found in the river rock section of the craft store) were also tucked around the photo for a more 'beachy' effect.

Thanks so much for joining me today. I hope you find time to play along with the blog challenge, I absolutely enjoy seeing all your wonderful submissions.

Have a happy scrappy time!

Supply List:

You Make The World Go Round
Pretty in Pink Polka
Pretty in Pink Ledger
Pretty in Pink Toile
Pretty in Pink Music
Pretty in Pink Roses
Pretty in Pink Chipboard Album
Pretty in Pink Epoxy Stickers
Pretty in Pink Paper Layers

Life Is An Adventure... Experience It
Happy Travels Stripe
Happy Travels Floral
Happy Travels Layered Stickers
Happy Travels Titles Stickers

Saturday, March 17, 2012

MCS March Sketch Challenge

It's time for another challenge over at My Creative Sketches and this month's sketch is beautiful and inspiring.

As usual, the prize pack is amazing, just feast your eyes in all this MME and Prima goodness!

Here's my take on the sketch, I wanted to create a spring LO with the gorgeous new collection Meadow Lark by Prima.

The title for this layout came from a famous quote which fitted my daughter so well. The photo was taken when she had an 'excuse' to wear make-up. Emily was a fairy in her ballet recital a couple of years ago and while we waited backstage, she begged to wear make-up. I finally gave in and let her put on some gloss and blush. She was over the moon excited!

The colors of her costume went really well with the ones in the paper collection. The designs in these papers just remind me of a bouquet of spring flowers, so beautiful!

Head over to My Creative Sketches and get inspired by the other DT samples to create your own. Remember, you have a whole month to play along!

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Cameo Mini Album

Hello friends! I'm back to share a mini I created using a custom Accucut album designed by my sweet friend Jules Aviles of the Jule Box. She designed this Victorian Cameo mini album and asked me to create with it. How lucky am I? Thanks so much Jules, I absolutely loved working with it!

The beautiful silhouetes reminded me of elegant, vintage ladies and I thought it would pair beautifully with Prima's Printery collection. I really like the end result...

Here's a closer look at the pages inside.

I was excited to find these vintage mirror charms and included them in the binding for an added femenine touch.

I also created the video below to share with my fellow crafters on You Tube. In the video you can see the pockets, tags and other interative features of the album.

Thanks again Jules, I appreciate it so much! If you're interested in purchasing this chipboard set or a mini album kit, click here to visit Jules' blog.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Follow Your Heart, Be Happy

Hello again, I'm back to share my projects with the wonderful LE kit this month from My Creative Scrapbook. The featured collection this time around is the stunning Follow Your Heart, Be Happy by My Mind's Eye but it doesn't stop there, there's also a ton of beautiful embellishments, laces and flowers from Prima and Kaisercraft!

Here's my first page, lots of layering and misting here! I really like the shabby colors in this kit and the collage images in the papers, very easy to work with!

I misted the background paper slightly with Glimmer Mist in the Flower Power color then splattered droplets of Trunk Bay for a touch of turquoise.

My next page is pretty simple. I just added some punched paper strips from white cardstock and a bit of stamping using bubble wrap.

And my last page... I also did lot of layering here. I love this photo of Emily running in and out of the lake and thought it went well with the whole 'follow your heart, be happy' theme.

The inking you see in the background was achieved by sponging Frayed Burlap Distress Ink over a metallic mesh packaging.

My last project with this kit is this shabby chic tag, the colors were just calling for it!

I've been enjoying making tags lately. I cut the base out of chipboard so it could be sturdy enough to hold all those wonderful embellishments.

That's all from me today! Thanks again for taking the time visit me. Have a wondeful week!


Monday, March 5, 2012

MCS Main Kit Reveal!

It time for another fabulous reveal over at My Creative Scrapbook and this month's kits are as gorgeous as ever with brand new goodies fresh out of CHA. Today I'm sharing my projects created with the Main Kit which features This And That Graceful collection by Echo Park.

I love that this kit includes so many beautiful colors and patterns. There are greys and neutral tones, bright, floral designs and sweet, aqua hues, truly something for everyone!

With so many embellishments, this card came together very quickly!

Thanks so much for stopping by today. I'll be back tomorrow to share my projects with the GORGEOUS LE kit!