Bringing Sexy Back with this adorable Gift Box


Hello bad girls,

I am going to be bad today and do something totally different using the items in this month’s fabulous kit.

I was very pleasantly surprised to receive the new gesso created by Wendy for the Bad Girls Couture Club, I love love gesso so much.

It is a must have staple item that everyone should have in their mixed media stash.

 

I took a plain black box with lid and with a brush covered the whole box with gesso. Using my heat tool I was able to dry it real quick to start my next step.

Once the gesso had dried I put my stencil from this months kit on lid and added a generous amount of gesso again to give my lid some texture, and dried the bottom edge so that I could repeat the pattern on bottom lid because the stencil was not big enough to cover the whole area. I just simply matched the designs and again added a generous amount of gesso. I then used my heat tool to completely dry the second layer on lid. To paint my lid I used the High Impact paint from last month’s kit and brushed it until it was completely covered .
To add the finishing touches I used a sponge and wax paste in Old Silver to the textured areas in the design to make it pop! I then added a sheer white ribbon with flowers and sprays to top it off.
The box is perfect to add a special gift under the tree this year for that special someone.

Thanks for stopping by, and I hoped I have inspired you to create beautiful gift boxes this holiday season.

Always, Michelle Rossibell

Please welcome our new BAD GIRL Design Team Member!

Hi BAD GIRLS!

We continue to add to our Design Team! A lot of people ask me what we look for in our Design Team. NUMBER ONE..Our mantra has always been NO FEAR and NO RULES….and that is what our newest Design Team Couture Artist epitomizes.

Please welcome ASHLI OLIVER!…..

When I laid eyes on her artwork I said…OH YA….she’s REALLY BAD!!!….

You can read her BIO HERE….

take a look at a few pieces of her artwork…

She is ready to INSPIRE you…please join me in giving ASHLI a warm welcome!!!! #teambadgirls

xoxo

Wendy La Croix

 

Altered Wooden Box

Hi everyone. Nicole here, with a fun project! I’ve had this little wooden box sitting on my desk for quite some time now with plans of altering it some way… However, I wasn’t sure exactly what to do. I’ve never altered a wooden box before. So I grabbed the supplies I had on hand. Gesso, Blue Color Bloom Mist, Prima Mould from the October Kit, Wax Paste, a stencil and a metal heart.

Before I did anything, I coated the wooden box in gesso. The Bad Girls Couture Gesso is fab!! It went on so smooth; totally easy to work with. Once the gesso dried, I used a stencil and Shimmerz Pasteez to create a fun design for the bottom of the box. I did not actually spray the bottom with the Color Bloom until the stencil dried. For the top of the box, I formed my Mould using Paper Clay, added a coat of gesso along the front of the box then placed the Mould on top of the Gesso very carefully. I did not wait for it to harden for 24 hours… I simply pressed it on top of the box so it would stick to the gesso. It cracked a little when it finally hardened up, but that just adds to the charm. I used a tiny paintbrush to add some color within the grooves. I coated the metal heart with gesso. Once it dried, I added some color to it. Then I used the Wax Paste and a paper towel to add color to the top of the Mould and the latch. LOVE how this turned out. I am so happy with how this project turned out. It was not as hard as I thought it would be and it was very therapeutic for me.

I noticed that the bottom paste was sticking to my metal desk because the house has been so hot… so I came up with  a better solution for the bottom! I coated four metal knobs by Prima Marketing Inc. using the Wax Paste. Once dry, I used Gesso to adhere the knobs to the bottom of the box so the box would stand on my desk. 🙂 I am crafty like that! My 7 year old son saw the box and commented on how pretty it looked. I smiled and said, “thanks, babe!”

What do you think? Are you ready to see what you have available in your house to alter? I am already looking to alter a few frames and wooden objects in my house! Thanks for visiting today!

 

No Place Like Home

 


Hello all my vintage friends, it is time to get Antiquated!  How about a full layout that says nothing but VINTAGE written all over it.  This 7Gypsies Architextures paper was incredibly inspiring along with all the images that I could fussy cut out and make it look like my fireplace mantel at home. Some twine and cord to hang the photos up.  Stenciling and painting, gesso…got a bit messy but what a fun and unique layout.  I keep it up on my mantel.  I adore how it looks.

 

Close up of the stencil work that was only added to the cream/white portions of the original paper.  Wiping it with some gesso and paint ever so lightly to keep the look subtle.

Thanks so much for visiting today! For more inspiration, check out our gallery!

Fabric Mini Book


Happy Monday! I’ve been anxiously waiting to share this little mini album with you! I just love the October Bad Girls Couture Kit. Have you checked out their kits? They are fabulous! I was inspired by these colors and the kit has a few of these colors in a deeper hue. I added a touch of gold to make these colors pop!

Pinterest Inspiration

I used the packaging from the 7gypsies tins as inserts for the mini book. This mini album is 3″x3″. I love making this size mini because it’s super easy and it works great for those of you who can’t seem to throw your scraps out. Hey, I am not picking on you… I am the same way!

I used gesso to adhere the fabric to the packaging to use as theand back of the mini book. I cut several pieces of patterns from the Prima Paper to use as inserts and photo mats for the mini.

Once the gesso was somewhat dry, I used scissors to cut the excess fabric from the edges.

And because I am always looking for ways to save trees and recycle… I cut the little words from the packaging to use as embellishments for the mini album.

Here are my little pages.

Here are a few close-ups:

I used my Bind-It-All to bind the pages together. I can’t remember the last time I used it. I finally dusted it off and put it to good use.

I used a little piece of transparency… sparingly. I am hording the rest.

The photos are all 2″x2″ (maybe a little smaller).

And here is the cover. Nothing too fancy… I wanted to keep it simple!

Remember, the next time you are about to throw those scraps away… you can maybe make a little mini book instead! They make great gifts.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Paris

I have a romantic mood and came to you with my new page about the beautiful city of Paris. My daughter is also beautiful here) It was a dream: to have a wedding dress from Vera Wong and wedding photosession in Paris in December. The most Romantic Bridge – Pont Alexandre III. No doubt one of the most beautiful bridges of Paris. I admire it. Its elegance, the decoration, the beautiful lamp posts, and if you see it a t different times of the day , really gorgeous. When I saw the sheet Patterned Paper: 7 Gypsie  Architextures™ 12×12 Paper – Floral Guidean,  he inspired me to this layout. The collections of 7gypsies Architextures Papers was designed to bring a vintage feel to just about any project.  Gut the paper into pieces and build your composition out of these elements.

Then I took Hambly Studio – Overlay Transparancy – Screen Prints,   нou will find it in the Kit of October     Overlay Transparencies are perfect for adding a unique detail to your scrapbook layouts. I cut out a few elements and arranged them downstairs. My task is to show only a part of the element.

The elegance can be emphasized by peonies made from velum. Loose Peonies The Ton stamps and dies my favorites are from The Ton first I performed a hot embossing of pion impressions on velum. I used the embossing powder Lindys. The color of the powder is perfectly matched with the palette of autumn – winter Paris.

This page is very fast and simple. But I really like it. It conveys the tranquility of a falling asleep nature. The shades of gray, beige and pale pink look harmonious in this work. Thank you for stopping by! All romantic moods and dreams come true!

 

BAD GIRL ON A MISSION PART 2!!!

HELLO MY BAD GIRLS! I HOPE ALL OF YOU ARE HAVING A FABULOUS DAY!

We announced our Winner for Week 1 and we want to say a HUGE CONGRATS to PAM ELLIS. PAM will be receiving our October Scrapbook Kit pictured above. Pam…we hope you will enjoy it and create some BAD ASS ART to share with us!!!

So…we are off to Week 2…this is going to be SUPER EXCITING because one lucky BAD ASS will win a 3 MONTH SUBSCRIPTION to our Scrapbook kit! That is a total value of $150.00!!! The winner will receive our October, November, and December Scrapbook kits! November will be released on 11/15…so make sure you stay tuned! Our Design Team has created some AMAZING projects with the kits that are sure to INSPIRE you!!!

Our sneak peeks start today also…so stay tuned!

For Part 2 of the BAD GIRL ON A MISSION giveaway…all you have to do is follow us on PINTEREST! That’s it ladies….right here:

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ALSO…REMEMBER…you MUST have completed PART 1 to be eligible…and you can catch up…to see Part 1…go here:

www.badgirlscouture.com/parlour/forum/contests-giveaways/

 

xoxo

Wendy La Croix

Creating A Vintage Element

Hello Michelle here on this happy Friday sharing my Antiqued project.

Adding a special touch to your layout has never been easier! The moment I saw this paper I knew exactly what I wanted to do!

This layout project was made using Prima’s paper clay, vintage border mould and stamps along with the Tattered Angel paint, all included in this month’s Bad Girl Couture kit.

It’s very easy to use the moulds! Once you start creating with them using the silicone moulds & paper clay, you will want to do it over and over again because of the possibilities of what you can create using them together. Once you allow the clay to dry you can start adding color to give it that vintage antique look. To get the color match my paper, I used a very high pigmented ink in the color teal. I love that you can choose so many of combinations to fit the color scheme in your home. And to add that vintage aged look I used added a distressed ink.

The pink felt flowers in the kit are simply amazing. The made my page pop! and I added pastel leaves using my punch to tie it all in.

Extra Tip…….the moulds are food safe! You can create gorgeous candies and chocolates in exquisite designs! Or use them to make beautiful, shabby-chic candles and soaps!

 

Colour Splash with Rich Colors

Hi friends!

 

It’s Rae with you today to share a layout with rich fall colors from the October kit. I pulled out all of the deep colors from the kit to create this layout. Of course all of these darker colors needed to be balanced, and the pinkish Prima Marketing paper with the watercolor-like roses was perfect for it as it had the red and green tones already.

 

I started by cutting up the papers for the layers at the top of the layout. I used a couple of border punches on some of the paper strips, and distressed the others. I also wanted to incorporate the black and gold accents I used, so I added some black lace from my stash, and then used the Prima Marketing mould and paper clay to create a border. Before the border dried, I cut along the ovals in the mould design to created an interesting edge. Once dry, I painted it with the gold Tattered Angels Glitter Glam, and then rubbed on some dark metallic wax for a vintage feel.

With the top of the layout done, I moved on to the rest of the layout, starting with the Hambly Screen Prints transparency- I cut the oval frame out to use for the base of cluster/layers  under the photo, and one of the frames that looks like it’s for a label as the base for my title.

This is one of the many pictures my daughter takes on Snapchat with that funky flower crown filter that I covered with some small handmade roses, and a die cut from the green Hambly paper for some twigs and leaves to create a crown that would work for these papers!

 

I added some of the red paper, distressed for the photo mats, and added some of the strings I pulled out of the upholstery fabric that came in the kit into the layers.

Here in this picture, you can see some of the fabric that I cut out- some branches with leaves, and the red and gold flower under the green rolled rose. I also added some more handmade roses and more of the green die cut leaves/swirls that I added to the crown on the picture.

Here, I added a title that I cut from my Cameo from heavy cardstock, and then painted with the Tattered Angels Glitter Glam, and then outlined with a black Sharpie. I added a couple more handmade roses, as well some of the tiny fabric leaves I cut out from the fabric.

I finished off the layout by adding some black splatters of India Ink.

Here’s another look at the layout.

Thanks for checking out my “Colour Splash” layout today!

 

BAD GIRL ON A MISSION!!! HUGE GIVEAWAY!!!

 

Bad Girl On a Mission!

HUGE Giveaway!

Hello my BADDIES! In CELEBRATION of our Grand Opening we are having a Giveaway…not just any giveaway…this is HUGE! This is a 3 part Contest and you are going to want to stay with us for a chance to win some really big prizes!!!

Wanna be BAD??? Of course you do…..

This is where we will keep you updated…visit often for updates:

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PART 1.

Here’s the Prize:

Bad Girls Couture October Kit

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“Road Side Thrift Shoppe”

Value: $49.99

 

 

Rules: 1. Follow us on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/badgirlscouture2007/

 

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Part 1MISSION will be open for entries 11/6/17-11/10/17

Winner announced 11/11/17 on our Blog and our Facebook page.

 

***Stay tuned for Part 2….the prize is a 3 month subscription to BAD GIRLS!!! Your Mission will be given on 11/11/17 for Part 2.  Part 2 Mission will be from 11/11/17-11/15/17. You must take part in Part 1 to be eligible for Part 2. Part 3 Prize (which is HUGE) will be announced on 11/11/17. To be eligible for Part 3 prize you must have taken part in Parts 1 & 2. Part 3 Mission will be from 11/16/17-11/20/17.  Good Luck to all…and here’s to a successful MISSION!

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You are still eligible to enter if you have a current subscription. If you win the October kit you will receive the November kit for free. If you win the 3 month subscription you will be refunded your subscription fee for 3 months.