Saturday, September 28, 2013

Today Tag- Prima's Everyday Vintage Collection

Here is another tag I created for CHA. This time I used the Everyday Vintage collection from Prima

I fussy cut a few of the images from the papers and I used matching canvas flowers to compliment the design.

I also added a piece of corrugated cardboard and some burlap to add layers and volume to the tag.

813314- Everyday Vintage- Flora kit
813369- Everyday Vintage Flairs
571160- La Tela
561826- Sarah flowers
red ribbon
 black card stock
 corrugated cardboard

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Two Tags for Prima

Prima is having a mini blog hop with Card Maker Magazine.
You can check out the amazing projects created by the CardMaker team right here on their blog...and check out the cards & tags on the Prima blog that the design team created! 

Here are the ones I designed:

I created this "Lovely Tag" using the Anna Marie collection from Prima.

I just love this collection!! It is just so girly and pretty I just couldn't resist using one of the chipboard dresses for the centre of the tag.

570033- Anna Marie Chipboard
846305- Anna Marie- Anna Marie
846329- Anna Marie- Sewing basket
846367- Anna Marie- Nightingale
846299- Anna Marie- Eloise
571528- Le Mia pink
571672- Lil Missy
551490- Say it with crystals

other materials: gesso, cheese cloth, black sheer ribbon.

This "You and Me" tag was created using the Delight Collection from Prima.

I just love the soft romantic colours from this collection. I used lots of layers and a few matching flowers for this tag.

My favorite part though was adding a feather at the top. I just love the look of it. I thought it was more original than using the usual ribbon.

571399- Scarlett
570873- Delight flower with stem
950897- Delight Tag me
950767- Delight- Doilie
950750- Delight Discover
950743- Delight Delightful
950804- Delight Note cards

Other materials: feathers, white ribbon, cheese cloth, gesso

Thanks so much for visiting me today!!
have a great day!!

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Love- Inspiration for Shimmerz

For my second post this month at Shimmerz I created a colorful textured background and used a picture of my family.

To create the background I first masked a circular pattern using some light molding paste. Then I sprayed it with both Chikadee and Lime in the Coconut Shimmerz sprays.

Then using another small circular stencil, I masked the mini circles with two different colored Dazzlers: Sour Apple and Lemon Drop.

I used Before Dawn to sprinkle some dots on the background. I also used it to color the triangular banner which was then sprayed with Chikadee.

I also stamped different images on the page to help tie in the layout together. The Love title is a chipboard from 2 Crafty 

White Card stock: Core'dinations
Shimmerz: Chikadee, Before Dawn, Lime in da Coconut
Dazzlers: Sour Apple, Lemon Drop
Flowers: Heidi Swapp, Prima
Masks: Prima, Crafter's Workshop
Stamps: Prima, Glitz Dedsigns
Golden white gesso
Crystals: BoBunny
Chiboard title: 2 Crafty
Banner: Heidi Swapp
Ranger black archival ink
Prima Black coal chalk edger
Resin frame and cameo: The trinket track
Picture Frame: Kaisercraft die cuts

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Delight- Featuring the Delight Collection

Here is another project I created for CHA using the Delight collection from Prima which is just so magical!!

I just love how pretty and delicate it is. Like a little fairy which is perfect for my daughter!!

SP Delight

The new butterfly resins are just divine and how could I not add them in this delightful layout.

I used many of the new flowers. I especially love the roses. They are so beautiful this year.

I loved masking the Finnabair doily here. Although most people want to use it with a grunge look. I used it in a Shabby Chic layout.

950767-  Delight Doilie
950743-  Delight Delightful
950712-  Delight Decorative
950897-  Delight Tag me
570873-  Delight mini roses
571443-  Layla
571474-  Chalotte
566722-  Paloma
569945-  Prima Resin Butterflies
960551-  Elementals Doily mask
571726-  Lucido
571504-  Le Mia
571931-  Florella leaves
571115-  La tela
890902-  Ingvild Bolme Shabby Chic Metal Treasures Lamp Post
570415- Say it in Crystals
891886-  Ingvild Bolme Junkyard Findings rose hearts corners

Other materials: Golden Light molding paste, cheesecloth

Friday, September 20, 2013

Thankful for You- Sketchbook 365 featuring BoBunny

This Month, BoBunny is sponsoring the DT at Sketchbook 365 and each one of us got one of their new collections to play with. I received the Autumn Song collection and all I have to say is that its gorgeous.

Below is the sketch we used as inspiration and we hope you come join us and play in this month's challenge.

This month the sponsor is : 

BoBunny is a family owned and operated company. They are an industry leader, producing wonderfully eclectic ranges of paper and co-ordinating accessories. It all started with two designs in a single store and now this wonderful range can be found in over 38 countries!!

This is a picture of my son sitting on a large fallen tree. I framed the picture with a frame from the BB frames and tags paper. Then I fussy cut some other images and layered them under the photo.

I used a music note stamp from the Autumn song collection to stamp a pattern underneath all the layers.

I used some of the BB metal embellishments and gemstones. I also used some metal butterflies from my stash that I layered on top of the flowers. I found these beautiful doily-like embellies in my stash and I cut them down in half to add as layers across the page.

BoBunny Autumn song papers and stickers
BoBunny Autumn song stamp
BoBunny Autumn song brads
Ranger brown archival ink
Metal butterflies and doilies: unknown
BoBunny gemstones
Shimmerz: mud-pie
Flowers: Prima, Recollections
Birds and Butterfly stickers: K & Co

Monday, September 16, 2013

Smile, Be Happy- 13 Arts Reveal Part 2

This is my second layout for this month's reveal at 13 Arts. It is also bold and bright like the other one but with a different colour scheme.

I built my background on top of the "Spring Morning" paper from the 13 Arts "Faces of Spring" collection. However, after applying all the mediums, you can only see a glimpse of the original paper underneath. I do have to say that the 13 Arts papers are of amazing quality. They hold up so much wet mixed media without ripping.

To start off, I created a stone like pattern in the background using a new Prima stencil and masking it with 13 Arts Modeling paste. Then I spread (generously) 13 Arts Glass filler microbeads all over the wet medium.

 I started spraying the page with three different chalk mists from 13 Arts: Yellow Lemon, Celadon and Sap Green. I let the ink drip down the page by spraying it with water to dilute the consistency. I also used some "almost dry" 13 Arts Primer from the edges of the jar. As we always have some hardened paste around the edges of the jar, I didn't want them to go to waste. Using a palette knife, I smeared them randomly on the page, creating a rough surface in my background.

I used Ranger black Archival ink and stamped a couple of different images on the page using two different Prima stamps. Then I embellished the page with 13 Arts flowers and stems. I also used Prima flowers and wooden icons, yellow seam binding, and black pearls. 

The Chipboard pieces are from 2 Crafty. I used the Avery vines and the Scallop Circle Bunting to create layers on my layout. I simply primed them in 13 Arts gesso and left them white. The "Smile" title I sprayed in Yellow Lemon spray.

Finally, to highlight the background and to bring some depth into the layout I used some 13 Arts Pearl Black mist. I sprayed it on my mat and then, using a brush, painted underneath the embellishments.

13 Arts Materials:
Faces of Spring papers
Modeling Paste
Glass Filler microbeads
Chalk Ayeeda Mist: Yellow Lemon, Celadon and Sap green
Pearl black mist
White flowers
White stems

Other Materials
Prima flowers and wooden icons
2 Crafty Chipboard
Prima Mask
yellow seam binding
Ranger black archival ink
Prima stamps
Prima alpha
cheese cloth
Queen & Co black pearls

All 13 Arts Products can be found here

Have a Wonderful day!!

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Cutie Pie- 13 Arts September Reveal part 1

Its my turn again on the 13 Arts blog and I'm here to show you my layouts for this month showcasing bright and bold colors. All Mixed Media products used here are available at the 13 Arts shop here.

To start off, I masked the purple Matte Berry Paint with a circle stencil from Prima. I masked up and down the page. Then I sprayed Chalk Fuchsia spray around the white card stock.

Then I dripped some Violet water ink on my mat and using the lid, I created small circles around the page.  I also used some Prima black coal fluid chalk ink to mask some larger circles around the LO.

Finally I used some papers from the "All is Love" collection across the page and cut a large butterfly with them. I used 13 Arts and Prima flowers to decorate around the page.

13 Arts Materials
Violet Water ink
Chalk fuchsia Mist
Matte Berry Paint 
All is Love: Pink Paradise
Pink Flowers
Pink stems

Other Materials
Prima flowers, gems, wooden clip, leaves
Queen & Co black pearls
cheese cloth
W R Memory Keepers: string
Alpha: Thickers by American Crafts
Martha stewart butterfly punch
Cherry Lynn Designs Large Butterfly
Circle mask: Prima
Large tea stain circle mask: RP
Black Coal Fluid chalk edger
black washi tape Studio G

All 13 Arts Products can be found here

Have a Wonderful day!!

Friday, September 13, 2013

Alaska- Shimmerz Inspiration

Its my turn on the Shimmerz blog today and I created this layout about our recent trip to Alaska

It is obvious that after my trip to Alaska I would have lots of pictures to scrap. Here is a picture of my husband and I in Tracy Arm, Alaska, near the glacier.

I used Websters Pages papers and matched the embellishments to them.
I sprayed the resist canvas flourishes with Sea foam Shimmerz and the white flowers with Bamboo Leaf Shimmerz.

I used lots of blue and green tones on this layout. I created the background using Sour Apple and Gummy Berry Blue Dazzlers which are perfect for this month challenge.

Check out the challenge here:

Papers: White card stock, Websters Pages
Shimmerz: Sea Foam, Bamboo Leaf
Dazzlers: Gummy Berry Blue, Sour apple
Flowers: Prima
Resist canvas swirls: Prima
Golden Gesso
Crafters workshop mask
Queen & Co black pearls
Stamp: Prima mini stamp by finnabair
cheese cloth
alpha: thickers by AA

Thanks so much for visiting my blog today!!
Have a fabulous day!!

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Grade 2- School Memories

The Prima blog is featuring the School Memories collection and I created a layout about my daughter's first day of school in Grade 2.

To create this layout I used lots of school elements from this collection and embellishments from other collections. I combined chipboard pieces with a ruler wooden icon, a junkyard finding light bulb and the the metal frame with the inspirational words from the Engraver and Life time collections.

I used the elemental doily and masked it on the page in two different places to add interest to the layout.

I love this picture of my daughter walking away from me like a big girl. This photo above shows her feet only and I just want to freeze that moment in my mind forever.

Prima Materials:

846169- School Memories- Full Classroom
846107- School Memories- Chalkboard love
569525- School Memories- Chipboard stickers
569594- School Memories- Accent tape
569553- School Memories- Tag Me
570798- School Memories- Canvas flower
960575- Finnabair Elementals doily mask
890995- Black Coal Fluid chalk edger
571467- Charlotte flower: white
960223- Sunrise Sunset wooden icons
563417- Engraver Decorative frames
563431- Life Time Decorative Frames
891534- Junkyard findings typo bulbs 2
562984- Sunrise Sunset Canvas Alphabet Stickers

other materials: 
Viva Decor Crackle paint black
 Shimmerz: my bleeding heart
FW pearlessence acrylic paint.

I hope the first day back at school was good for everyone!!

have a wonderful day!!