March Bad Girls DT Challenge

Welcome! We are ready to inspire you with challenge projects that we created using the March Kit! This month, we let the designers challenge themselves… to create whatever inspired them at the moment with no limitations or boundaries. We wanted them to have fun and just create… and enjoy the process. We are excited to share these fabulous creations with you! These projects will blow your minds.

This month, I challenged myself to play with the acrylic paint and screen. I created this gorgeous background by squeezing three big globs of acrylic paint on to white cardstock. Then I took another piece of cardstock and placed it over the acrylic paint and smeared it a bit. Once the paint was dry, I toned the colors down by applying gesso on top of the paint. I used a credit card to smear lime paint around the edges of my layout.
Nicole Martel
 
Irina
 
 “Hello Gorgeous” Frame – I made this one for this month’s challenge.  I challenged myself to sue the chipboard pieces in a different and functional way.  I knew I wanted to make a display type piece for a photo or one of the word cards that was in the kit but I needed to figure out how to make it functionally possible so that the card would stand on it’s own.  I figured out that I could stand the chipboard pieces up and make sort of a rail for the card to slide in and out of so it’s changeable.  I painted and altered one of the silk flowers in the kit then layered some green moss to form sort of a nest.  I then painted a plastic egg with the blue paint from the kit and speckled it with some brown ink.  For the photo/card “rails” I stood the chipboard pieces up and glued them down and slid the card in.  The card itself is just decorated with some of the canvas resist letters that were lightly brushed over with a green ink pad and sewn on the card.
Michelle Sanders
 
This is my attempt at creating a simple layout! I started with a piece of white card stock that I added some stenciling to with Bad Girls Couture Molding Paste. Then, I sponged on some of the blue paint from the kit onto the stenciling. I cut 4 circles from the blue papers int he kit in various sizes and used black chalk ink on the edges. The chipboard from the kit was painted white and stamped with the coordinating stamp with black archival ink, then slightly inked with teal chalk ink. I added some black accents from my stash (the flowers and crystal swirl).
Rae Moses
Thanks so much for visiting today! Please don’t forget to check out our gallery for more inspiration. We would love it if you would follow us on Instagram (BadGirlsCouture2007) so you don’t miss out on all the crafty inspiration that our Design Team has created! We are here to inspire and motivate you to create something fun, challenging and new for yourself!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Color of life

Hello my creative girls! The March Kit “With Sprinkles On Top” is so bright and life-affirming! I really love bright colors))) A juicy juicy photo and this bright striped sheet inspired me to a new page! I decided to combine a white sheet and a striped sheet:American Crafts – Glitter Girl Collection- Work Hard for the background of my layout. I cut two triangles from the patterned sheet of paper. 

First I glued one triangle into a strip on a white sheet. Then I placed the photo in the upper right corner. A strip of black and white scotch I selected the lower border of the photo.

Then I glued a second triangle into the white background to the white background. I had a small distance between the triangles, leaving a white strip of background.I liked this geometry. It is very fortunate that the photo also has strips. I cut out a rose from the patterned set paper. It has several layers. For leaflets, I also used two different sheets of paper with a pattern and made them from different sheets of paper. Small black enamel points are important accents in the layout. They lead a look to the photo. Strips on the patterned paper are very active and it is important to attract the look to the photo! A small coral banner with the inscription Perfect maintains the bright color of the dress in the photo. These techniques in work help to create harmony in the combination of colors in the project.

I always use in my work part of the sheet of patterned paper on which there is a patterned border on one side, and on the other hand information on the collection is placed. This is where the barcode stands. For work, I used a strip of yellow with hearts. she looks very nice next to the photo.

    I hope this bright and amazing Kit “With Sprinkles On Top”give you inspiration and creative energy! Thank you for visiting our blog, we are looking forward to seeing your projects in our gallery!

Snow Breakfast With a Rainbow?

Wait, snow and a rainbow? YEP! When you have a picture of a snowstorm and some watercolors, anything is possible!

This layout is all about how my girls and I ate breakfast and watched the snow fall. You see, here is Georgia, snow is quite rare, so it was a treat to sit inside, all warm and cozy, and watch the snow collect all over our garden.

To give this page the warmth of the story it tells, I decided to paint out some rainbow inspired watercolor goodness!

I then cut out some frames from the frame patterned paper to embellish with, and included one on the top of this interactive photo mat. It opens to reveal another picture, and the journaling.

I just love the vibrant paint against the cool and calm snow photo!

I hope this has inspired you to get colorful with your paints today!

Nicole’s little space…

 

Good morning bad girls!! I am sharing my little space with you today! I used to have my own little room, but my husband kicked me out of it… he wanted a walk-in closet, but I decided we needed a guest room for his mother instead…for when she visits. I was getting tired of giving up my bedroom…

So, I took the dining room instead! We rarely eat in there anyway and we have a table in the kitchen so it worked out. I am still getting my new space set up, but here’s what it looks like so far. After seeing Rae’s space… I think I need some shelves in the corner. 🙂 Thanks Rae! You enabler… This is what my space REALLY looks like when I am scrapping. A hot mess, I know. I throw stuff where ever I can when I am crafting. I don’t have time to clean as I go… I worry about that later.

 

I bought these make-up holders a few months ago on Amazon to store some of my most used embellishments, paints, stamps etc. LOVE them. They are really good quality acrylic.

Love the “She’s badass with a big Heart” frame. I bought the print on Etsy then framed it.

I like the floral arrangement, however, I have to hide it because the cats keep trying to eat the petals! And yes… I am a feminist. 🙂 I store more embellishments and papers in my little organizers and paper holders. I bought these from Scrapbook.com. Since I do not have a really big space, it’s really important that I stay organized. Otherwise, I wouldn’t know where anything is.

I love this metal storage rack that I purchased from Scrapbooking.com last year. If I had the space, I’d buy another one.

Here is where I type all of my blog posts. 🙂

 

Here is what my space looks like after I tidy up. 🙂

Thanks for visiting today and I hope you have a great weekend!!

-Nicole

Baby Liam Layout – Antiqued!

My sweet baby bird…I have had this layout in my head for a while so it was so satisfying to get it out and see it on paper!

I mentioned to you before that when I see zig zag stitching it reminds me of old linens so it was a no brainer that I would include them on this layout for Antiqued Friday.  I also did some hand cutting on the Crate Paper for “Liam” and then stitched over it, giving it a vintage appliqué feeling.

I used a Prima stencil from a previous kit and my Bad Girls Couture Molding Paste to make the textured designs and then rubbed on some gold paint after it all dried.  You also see I did a lot of distressing along the papers edges with a distressing tool and inked everything with a brown stamp pad.

I used some clear crackle medium to make a crazed, antiqued effect that kinda reminds me of vintage china once rubbed with some brown ink.  I topped it all with a distressed Prima flower, inked with brown ink and rubbed with gold acrylic paint.

Lovely- A Repurposed Box

Hello, friends!

I’m sharing a box that I repurposed today! I love to alter boxes. I save all kinds of boxes- this is one from a Google wi-fi router. It’s a nice sturdy box, perfect for putting a gift in.

I started by covering the box with the Maggie Holmes Chasing Dreams Delicate paper. The box was the perfect size for one 12×12 piece of paper.

I added some Prima Marketing Metallique Wax that was in the November scrapbooking kit. I love the look it gives- distressed and metallic!

I cut out a circle die and used some green chalk ink. I used the last of the Prima Marketing flowers from the package from the kit. (I wish I had more!) I added some small purple roses to show off that lovely muslin flower. The “lovely” sentiment is from the chipboard set from the kit.

The door pull is something I had in my stash. I added some more of the Prima Marketing Metallique wax as well.

Here’s a closeup that shows how the wax looks on the edges of the box.

I added some heart die cuts to each of the sides of the box. I used the Maggie Holmes Chasing Dreams Royale paper.

I completed the box by adding lace trim which is from a past kit- Parisienne Paradise vintage kit.

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Where I Create…

Hi BAD GIRLS! I am here today to SHARE MY MESS!!!!! Where I create….hmmm….not only do I create here…sometimes I work here…sometimes I just come here to chill and unwind. I must say for the most part it is always organized. I try to clean up after everything I do. My last studio was always a complete mess and it makes me scatter brained more than I am already…LOL….

This is the only room in my entire house that has carpet…so I splurged and got leopard…I LOVE IT! Since it’s a small room I knew I had to contain a lot of supplies against the walls…so I purchased the two cabinets. They are very tall with tons of shelves. I purchased the wire bins to organize all my goodies by category and I love them cause they are canvas lined so you can’t see all the stuff in them. Some may say nahhhhh….cause they wanna see all their supplies but for this studio I wanted a cleaner look. I know what is in every single bin…LOL. At this desk I do most of my computer work and maybe embellishing and detail work. Next to this desk on the right is my Die Cut Station where I keep both of Cricuts…one is stationary but I put one on a movable cart and it works sooooo great for me. Since the space is so small I am able to pull the cart out and away from the wall when I want to use it and then back against wall when I am finished.

Did you notice my vintage Barbie collection I keep on my desk? I always look for them when I am antique shopping. I love.love.love. altering them! It’s crazy…wild..iconic…pure FUN!

For all my painting and messier work I work on the desk on the opposite side of the room….I keep it covered with black chalkboard paper and its so fun cause I don’t have to worry about anything…I can even doodle on it! This desk is also my sewing station. I love to stitch on everything so it was a must to have a sewing table. My husband had the idea to cut down our old dining room table and make it work for this space and he did a great job! I keep all the things I use frequently on this table and above in the cabinet mounted to the wall. I also have a small printer on this table and another laptop…this way if I have a meeting in the room I can accommodate 4 people and we can all work together via computer. I also want to mention I totally stepped out of my comfort zone with this room design. I am very well known for very white shabby chic decor. I almost ordered everything in white and then I was like…nahhhh…I want contrast this time and got the new desk in grey and the cabinets in dark chocolate.

In another corner of the room I added one of my favorite little cabinets I have had like forever and I added another cart…gotta love IKEA carts!!! A lot of my paints, watercolors, pastels, colored pencils, etc. are kept in this cart. In the two turpuoise cases I keep a lot of my foam stamps. I keep a lot of my supplies in my warehouse where I have (4) 6 ft. tables to create on. I do some of my creating there too, but I am trying to gravitate here and pare down my supplies. I would be embarrassed for anyone to see how many stamps I have….OMG…I have to admit…I LOVE to SHOP!!! *wink wink* I brought to this studio some of my favorites that I frequently use.

It’s been fun sharing my little piece of heaven with you. Have a blessed day and Create Something Pretty…and maybe a little bit BAD. 😉

xoxo

Wendy La Croix

 

Greeting card with peonies

Creative girl, hello everyone! I gave this gentle postcard to my girlfriend for her birthday! she really liked it;)Do you like to create postcards? I do not do it often, but I love it!  Patterned paper – a favorite again inspires me))) and I very much hope that you, too, are encouraged! This antique pink, and asks him to do this background for a card with peonies)))) Am I right? Do you also think so? As a basis for a card, I took a gray cardboard oist and stuck a sheet of pink in it for the cover. I do not like chasing, but I really like the peonies in this set))) I am a pale pink powder, and then watercolor. I cut out a jar of tracing paper on the plotter, it seemed, was made of frosted glass. it looks really cool! 

A few glass drops became expressive accents! A small sticker from the set of stickers from American Craft looks very stylish on this postcard.

Each element has its own level for gluing. This is very important for creating volume. Share your work in the blog gallery! It’s so interesting to see what you are creating my girlfriends!

Irina

FREE KITS ALL WEEKEND!!!! DON’T MISS OUT!

 

 

HI EVERYONE! Once a year we do our “GET TO KNOW US BOGO BASH WEEKEND”. We want all BAD GIRLS to be able to get to know our kits and see how FABULOUS they are! So every first weekend in March we open up our SHOPPES to BOGO….BUY 2 KITS AND THE LOWER PRICED ONE IS COMPLETELY FREE!!!! USE CODE: BOGOBASH

THIS CODE IS ONLY GOOD MARCH 3-MARCH 5.

This offer cannot be combined with any other promotions or coupon codes. This coupon is only valid for KITS. ALL KITS ARE ELIGIBLE. SCRAPBOOK, MIXED MEDIA, HOME DECOR, VINTAGE, PLANNER, AND TRAVEL PLANNER! VERY LIMITED QUANTITIES….FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED. ENJOY AND SEE HOW FUN CREATING WITH A BAD GIRLS KIT CAN BE…BUT BEWARE…YOU WILL BE HOOKED! 🙂 HAVE A WONDERFUL WEEKEND! XOXO

Wendy La Croix