Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Cherish- 2 Crafty Reveal Part 2

Here is my second layout this month for my 2 Crafty reveal.

I've used the C'est Magnifique July Kit to create this layout.

I used the Frame round ornate to frame my picture. I covered with gesso and the stamped it with a script stamp and edged it in black coal fluid edger.

 I used the Chevron border along the page. I primed it with gesso and then covered it in dimensional gel paint by Art Anthology. Then stamped it with a doily pattern.

The last 2 Crafty piece I used was the Cherish title. After priming in gesso, I inked it in red Inka Gold paste.

C'est Magnifique Kit: metal key
Papers: UHK Gallery and Kaisercraft
2 Crafty Chipboard
Die cuts: Kaisercraft
Flowers: Prima and Recollections
Prima flower packaging
gate, checkers and doily stamp: Prima
script stamp: Hero arts
red inka gold
Black coal Prima fluid chalk edgers
gesso, cheese cloth
ribbon: walmart
pearl: miscellaneous
black micron pen

Monday, July 22, 2013

Thanks- Sketchbook 365 August Challenge

Its a new month at Sketchbook 365 and we have a new sketch for you today!!

I really love this picture and there's a story behind it like any picture but I think I'll let you interpret it any way you want. Just know that G-d is watching you and shining a ray of light on each and every one of us.

This is one of my favorite color combos and I used lots of Prima flowers to embellish this old collection from Basic Grey.

I used one of my favorite Elemental masks from Finn's 2013 Summer release. I masked the circles using molding paste and then painted them with Pearlescence peach colored acrylic paint and gesso.

Finally on the sides, I added words that are very meaningful to me and that make my soul soar!

Papers: Basic Grey
Flowers: Prima
Elemental mask from Prima
light molding paste
Gesso, cheesecloth
metal embellishments: Prima
Die cut: memory box
Pearlescense paint
Dark Bark fluid chalk ink by Prima
words: melody ross

May God bless all of us with health and happiness now and always!!

Saturday, July 20, 2013

In Your Eyes- 13 Arts Monthly Reveal

Here is my first project for this month using the papers from 13 Arts new collection Faces of Spring.

I used the paper "In your eyes" from the Faces of spring collection because it fit the theme of my picture perfectly. Here is my son, hiding behind his hat and I can barely see his eyes.

I love the song by Peter Gabriel "In your eyes" and while I was designing this layout, I kept on singing it in my head.  
I used gesso to mask some chevrons onto the page. Then I added some watered down Green 13 Arts ink to add some color to the background.
Finally using some 2 Crafty chipboard chevrons, I covered them thickly in 13 Arts Gesso and then stamped them with a crackle roller stamp.

13 Arts Materials:
Faces of Spring collection
Green Twigs
13 Arts Gesso
13 Arts green Ink

Other Materials
Prima: flowers, leaves, resins, nest, metal lamp and clothes pin.
2 Crafty Chevron Chipboard

If you would like to buy any of the 13 Arts Products mentioned above you can visit the 13 Arts store here.

Have a wonderful day!!

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Always & Forever- 2 Crafty Monthly reveal part 1

Its my turn again at the 2 Crafty Blog today and here is my first creation for this month.
I created 2 Shabby Chic layouts this month, quite different from my usual mixed media layouts but still using similar techniques.

For this monochromatic layout, I used the Floral Branch and the Love Bird Swing. I simply painted them in a tan colored paint and then doodled on them with a brown pen.

I used lots of matching Prima flowers to decorate around the branches and photo.

As this is a picture of my husband and I, I decided to use the title Always and Forever. I also painted it in light acrylic paint and inked it with brown fluid chalk edger.

Papers: Basic Grey
Chipboard: 2 Crafty
Flowers and metal bird: Prima
resin nest: The Trinket Track
Branch Bark fluid chalk edger by Prima
gesso, cheese cloth
brown pen
crafter's workshop brick template

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

New Design Team at Scraps of Elegance

I have some exciting news.
I've been invited to join the Design Team for 

I will be designing with their amazing kits starting this August.

Hope you come visit me there at

and I hope you all have a wonderful day!!

Monday, July 15, 2013

Encourage- Tag- Prima School Memories collection

Prima is having another sneak peek up on their blog today. The new School Memories collection is being featured and I made this tag with it.

Prima's not going old-school with this collection filled with fun school sayings, flair buttons, trendy accents, and more! You'll love the retro images of days gone by mixed in with the latest and greatest accents and embellishments...perfect for scrapbooking your children's school adventures, or your own!

SP School Memories-

Included in this collection:
Hexagon Sugar Dots: dots in a fun geometric shape.
Chipboard Shapes: perfect sayings and images for titles, accent,s and more.
Wood Buttons: just check out the sweet designs on these wood buttons.
Trendy Flair: hola and Let's Do This are just two fabulous flair examples.
Custom Coordinating Flowers: Of course we have worked hard to come up with new shapes and designs for your floral accents.

This is a perfect tag to add to a graduation gift, or give to a child to show him/her how proud you are.

This new La Tiza black flowers (above) are amazing. They have a black smooth surface like a real blackboard. You can write with chalk, stamp or I'm guessing even emboss on them. I wrote a few encouraging words on each petal both on top and underneath. When I lifted the petals to write, it reminded me of the cootie catchers we used to make as kids.

Prima Products:
  • 846107 School Memories- Chalkboard love
  • 846138 School Memories- Type away
  • 846609 School Memories- Roll call
  • 569529 School Memories- Chipboard
  • 569556 School Memories- Tag me
  • 571238 La Tiza flower
  • other materials: red ribbon, black card stock

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Explore- Art Banderoli Travel Album

This is my last page for my 6 months GD at Art Banderoli. This is the last layout for the travel book and its also the last photo I have of our trip to Florida in December. I love making beach pages as you might have noticed, so I don't know what I'm going to do as we won't be going to a beach anytime soon. 
I might take some pictures down by the lake, that might work lol.

This is my second time using the 2 Crafty Palm Trees. I used them for another beach layout and now for my final beach layout of this album. I simply covered them in crackle paint and then dabbed them with gesso once the paint was dry. I also used the pointing finger sign which I only painted in gesso.

I got inspired by this beautiful July mood board from Maja Designs. Its just perfect for the beach theme!!


There's also a challenge at the Shimmerz blog and Facebook and its super easy. You just have to use a mask and Shimmerz products. I used a Crafter's Workshop mask to create the ocean and 3 different shades of Shimmerz blues: Rock a fella, Sea foam and Jenny B Blue.

white card stock
Maja Design papers
Crafters workshop mask
Prima flowers and resin
2 Crafty chipboard
gesso, cheese cloth
light molding paste
ranger crackle paint
Heidi Swapp title
resin flowers: Creative bags
Shimmerz sprays: Rock a fella, Jenny b blue, Sea foam

Monday, July 8, 2013

Time Flies- Altered Clock- Prima Anna Marie Collection

Another Sneak peek today on the Prima Blog and this time its a sneak of the Anna Marie collection

I made this altered clock that I got on sale for 5 dollars. I opened it up and covered the inside with one of the Anna Marie papers. Then I added a picture of my kids sitting on a log.

SP Anna Marie

I used some Prima flowers from the Anna Marie collection pack and lots of pink roses to embellish around the frame. I also added a pink thistle vine for added effect.

I embellished with a resin key (from the new releases) and two Ingvild Bolme resin birds from last year.

Finally I added the title "Time flies" because time truly passes so fast and my kids are growing rapidly right in front of my eyes.

Prima Products:
  • 846299- Anna Marie- Eloise
  • 846367- Anna Marie- Nightingale
  • 846305- Anna MarieAnna Marie
  • 570033- Anna Marie- Chipboard
  • 570675- Anna Marie flowers
  • 571474- Charlotte flower
  • 571528- Le Mia pink
  • 543389- Summer Carnation Thistle 
  • 570002- Prima resin keys
  • 891480- Ingvild Bolme Shabby Chic Treasures Fly away
  • 562984-  Sunrise sunset Alphabet stickers

Other Products: Gesso, cheese cloth

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Pure Bliss- 13 Arts Challenge #9

Here is the layout I created for this month's challenge at the 13 Arts Blog.

Here is Challenge #9
- Create any project using 3 colors from the palette. You can add neutral colors: white, gray and black
- use minimum two mediums (inks, mists, etc.)
- use any stencil in minimum two different ways (for example by using ink, mists, modeling paste or gesso, drawing shapes etc.)

As a background I used the "Natural Beauty" paper from the Faces of Spring collection. I wanted to have a neutral background so I can add all my mixed media on top.

I started by masking some chevrons with the 13 Arts gesso and some flowers with modeling paste. Then I stamped some images with archival ink. Finally I sprayed and colored with 13 Arts yellow and orange pearl sprays and adding 13 Arts Pink Ink.

Finally I embellished with lots of flowers to match the flowers on my daughter's dress.

13 Arts Materials
Collections: All is Love, Faces of spring
Modeling Paste
Pearl Yellow spray
Pearl orange
Pink Ink

Other Materials
Flowers: Prima
Resin cameos: The trinket track
Doily: Webster's pages
Alphas: WP and Heidi Swapp
Clothes pin: Prima
cheese cloth

Hope you come visit us and play along in the challenge.
you can always go to the 13 Arts store to buy some of the supplies mentioned here.

Friday, July 5, 2013

This is us, Best Friends- Prima BAP- July

Its that time of the month to introduce the Prima BAP for July.

Come check out the Prima blog for this months inspiration including this layout designed by moi!

This lovely sketch fit perfectly with my style. I white washed the flowery background with some white gesso, leaving both corners intact. Then I masked some flowers with the new Elementals stencil from Finn's new line.

They've also changed the way you send you layouts. Instead of sending them to Sharon, you get to link them directly to  the bottom of the BAP post. Now we can all enjoy everyone's creations!!!

I loved layering this layout with lots of bright colors from the Anna Marie collection. Stay tuned this upcoming Monday for its reveal.

This is a picture of my daughter and I and I thought it would be perfect for this girly collection.
I  used the resin heart from Ingvild Bolme and then added the title chipboard on top as a title.

Prima Products
846336- Anna Marie Calico
846299- Anna Marie Eloise
570033- Anna Marie Chipboard
846329- Anna Marie Sewing Basket
563035- Anna Marie Tags & Tickets
891886- Junkyard findings Rose Heart Corners
565886- Labelle Harbor
960513- Elemental Stencil
570675- Anna Marie Flowers
570873- Delight mini- flowers
571528- Le Mia pink 
571726- Lucido

Other Products:
Golden Gesso, 
Cheese cloth, 
Shimmerz magenta paint, 
Shimmerz Caribbean sunset spray, 
pink slick writer marker, 
Golden light molding paste.

Hope you can come and join us this month at the Prima Blog and try out their BAP.

Have a wonderful day!!

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Free- Red White and Blue Inspiration at the Prima blog

I'm up on the Prima blog today with a red, white and blue palette perfect for the 4th of July. Although  I don't celebrate it here in Canada, I though I could combine those colors to create a summer beach layout.

I got inspired by the 12x12 Elemental stencil. The shape reminded me of the ocean's waves and I wanted to create a serene beach layout.

 I used pieces of papers in both reds and blues to match the July 4th red-white and blue palette.


I used deep, rich Shimmerz sprays in both blues and turquoise to get the water in different shades, like the real ocean. I used Jenny B Blue, Sea Foam and Rock-a-fella blue. This was the perfect layout to combine with a challenge at Shimmerz which requires you to use a mask. Check out the challenge here on the Shimmerz blog. 

I used lots of matching Prima flowers for embellishments and the resist canvas alphabet which I didn't even color.

Prima Products:
570484- School Memories Sugardots stickers
846138- School memories type away
846138- School memories chalkboard love
569532- School memories flairs
569952- Prima resins cameras
960438- Elementals Mask
566654- Avante blue flower
561659- Soprano white flowers
564506- Engraver vines
570255- Say it in crystals white chevrons
548841- Corine flowers
571368- Serenity flowers
564100- Resist canvas alphabet stickers wood grain
950750- Delight discover
891466- Ingvild Bolme Shabby Chic treasures Dell' Arte

Other Products:
white card stock
Golden light molding paste, 
Golden gesso, 
cheese cloth, 
Shimmerz: Jenny B Blue, Sea Foam, Rock a fella, 
Pearlescence: blue and white, shells.

Hope you have a wonderful day and for all my American friends
Happy 4th of July!!