Make Craft Storage Pretty with Bad Girls Couture

In today’s culture, we are definitely working towards more recycling, re-purposing and up-cycling which is phenomenal for the earth and our pocket books.  When thinking of re-purposing an item as I sit at my craft desk, I come across a pet peeve of mine.  I like pretty storage, it helps to inspire me in my creating.  So as I sat there looking at my very un-inspiring small stack of drawers on my table, I had an idea.  Let’s make it PRETTY!  A sheet of paper, some ribbon, an alphabet stamp set, kraft paper and some glue…easy peasy!

 

You can see here just how uninspiring this little storage unit is, so lets make this bad boy PRETTY!
Cut out strips of paper to the height of each drawer, measure across but give yourself some extra length as this unit has a dipped in middle.  So I accounted for that.

Using a small alpha stamp set, stamp on kraft paper the category of items in each drawer. Cut them out, ink the edges and adhere to the drawer. Then add your choice of ribbon, this one was over an inch thick with design on each edge, I decided to cut it down the middle and then alternate the textures.

 

Do not forget the top to complete the look.

 

Hope this inspires you to repurpose not only items on your craft desk but all around your home.  The possibilities are endless.

 

Welcome to the December Bad Girls DT Challenge!!

 

Welcome! We are so excited to inspire you with the December Kit! The colors in this kit just screams fun!! And they totally made us happy. Do you find yourself in a happier mood when playing with pretty, colorful kits? I know I do! This month’s kit is chocked full of colorful patterns, florals, ribbon, transparency and glitter to get your mojo going! The girls were challenged to use this magazine cover as inspiration for their projects! When I first saw this cover, I immediately thought of using two photos, some flowers and thickers for the title, but then I saw that everything on this cover is symmetrical… So, I couldn’t wait to see what the girls did. I just knew that everyone would spin this a complete different way.

 

Take a look at what they created. We are so inspired with their creativity! We just love how everyone thought outside of the box to create such beautiful projects. If these aren’t inspiring enough, we aren’t sure what is?!

 Ashli Oliver
I was immediately taken with the pattern on the floor, shown in this beautiful photo. With that in mind, I chose the Amy Tangerine paper with the blue hash lines, mimicking the diagonals from the floor. To further reference the photo, I placed the pattern toward the bottom of my page. I then used glossy accents to “write” a title and cover it with the hot pink glitter from the kit. This is a direct nod to the magazine’s title, of course. And finally, inspired by the plant life featured on the table in the photograph, I fussy cut some leaves and flowers to tuck around my page as embellishments. I just love how it came together and had so much fun taking inspiration from this cover!
Irina Volzhina
 I was inspired by the color palette of the VERANDA store cover. I cut out floral motifs from a sheet of patterned paper and added golden colors. First I made glimmering watercolor stains on the ball, and then I placed a LED garland from Prima inside the balloon, and then decorated the top with flowers.
 
Michelle Rossibell

 For this layout, I used an oversize backer card for my background and pulled the colors of the frame and duplicated it around the picture of my Niece, also adding florals to tie the whole look in together. 

 
Michelle Sanders
 I was inspired to use the visuals as a guide to my overall placement and flow on my layout.  I knew I wanted to use the Hambly overlay and it would be perfect to mimic the flowers coming out of the vases so I just had to find something that they could be flying out of.  The trees seemed like a natural thing to use so I used my Sizzix and cut some out of the papers in the kit and it worked out perfectly.  As for the pattern on the floor, it just made sense to me to use the stencil and some molding paste to create the arrow pattern at the bottom of the page.  I really love these types of challenges!!  They push me in great ways!!

Rae Moses

Doing this month’s design team challenge based on the inspiration photo was so much fun! The bold color combo in the December kit really made it easy to get started. Here’s how the photo inspired me: the first thing that I noticed in the picture were many colors (that I would probably never pair myself), and they had a bold, yet natural flow to them in the ivory room with beautiful gold accents. When I looked through the kit,  I chose the teal green and oranges, and paired with black, white and gold/beige, and I felt like these colors in these patterns gave me a lot to work with and balance! The result is something that I don’t think is my typical style, but I definitely enjoyed leaving my comfort zone to play with bold colors and patterns! I added some gold gems to the black triangles, and some flowers, some handmade and some from my stash, which I felt gave some balance and softness to the layout.

Candy Rosenberg
My inspiration was playing off the colors of the cover and the overall minimalist feel and clean lines.
 
Melissa Larson
I was inspired by the title of the Challenge photo, The Joy of Color. I noticed there were two paintings over the table with bright colors.
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 you and motivate you to create something fun, challenging and new for yourself!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Welcome to the November Bad Girls DT Challenge!!

 

Welcome! What do you think about the November Kit?! Have you had the chance to play with the gesso and wax? If you have not, let us inspire you to put that kit to good use! The gesso is very easy to work with; we like how smooth it goes on to just about any surface! And it’s so versatile. Try mixing gesso and paint together to create a fun medium to use with stencils! The wax can be used on just about any surface to create a nice, shiny, look to frames, chipboard, wood and metal trinkets.

Take a look at what they created. We are so inspired with their creativity! We just love how everyone thought outside of the box to create such beautiful projects. If these aren’t inspiring enough, we aren’t sure what is?!

 
Irina Volzhina
 
Nicole Martel
 
Michelle Rossibell
 
Michelle Sanders
 

Rae Moses

 Candy Rosenberg
 
 Melissa Larson
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 a variety of crafty inspiration!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bad Girls Couture October DT Challenge

 

Welcome! We decided to see just how bad our girls can be when we challenged them to try something new on their projects. This month, we are focusing on Prima’s Vintage Moulds. These beautiful moulds are addicting and we think after you’ve seen what these bad girls have been up to this month, you are going to want to play too! There are so many possibilities with these moulds and paper clay. Try using these moulds to create a fun border for your tags and projects. Or if you’re feeling really creative, use try making a candle holder, clips and altered jars like some of our designers! Take a look at what they created. We are so inspired with their creativity! We just love how everyone thought outside of the box to create such beautiful projects. If these aren’t inspiring enough, we aren’t sure what is?!

 
Irina Volzhina
 
Nicole Martel
Michelle Sanders
 
Michelle Rossibell
 
Michelle Sanders

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 some crafty inspiration!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Me & You

Hello everyone. I created this layout for Bad Girls Couture using the September kit. Today, I want to share with you, how I created this fun, colorful layout. The Twinkling H20’s are so vibrant on this layout. It just screams fun!
Before, I started doing anything with this layout, I coated the white cardstock with gesso and let it dry overnight. Once dried, I splashed the pink Twinkling H20’s onto the cardstock. I used a black Sharpie to draw a 1/2″ border around the layout.
I coated the chipboard alphas using the gesso. Once dry, I splashed blue and pink watercolor paints on them and let them dry.
I matted the collage of photos using a few pieces of patterned paper then I hand-cut the hot air balloon and photo corners from the Crate Paper and colored them using markers.

I recycled the packaging from the Crate Paper embellishments to use as a fun border for the bottom of my photo collage. Since I was running low on embellishments, I stamped flowers onto patterned paper then used scissors to cut it out. I used a foam square to pop it up off the page. Also, I painted the Prima flower using the Twinkling H20’s so that the flower would blend in more with the layout.
Thanks so much for visiting today!

Repurposing Your Extra Scraps with Michelle

Hello fellow crafters, Michelle here sharing how I repurposed a box to hold a special gift. Having been a crafty girl for 20 years I find that I have a lot of left over scrapbook paper. I have a drawer full of scraps, from paper, trim and flowers. I usually reach for my scraps when I need to make a quick card.

Here I had a small little kraft round box that held tiny little paperclips. I thought it would be a perfect project to use those leftovers and create a ring box for a present.

With  pencil and paper trimmer I got to work. Using my vintage floral paper from the Bag Girls Couture kit, I went through my other extras scraps and found this left over gem strand, and paper flowers. I used acrylic paint to paint a matching grey to outer edges of my box. After gluing my paper on, I added the finishing touches. I carefully adhered the gem strands around the outer edges, and using a leaf paper punch I created these beautiful leave elements from the same paper and tucked them underneath the flowers on the lid of ring box.

I still had some paper left to make a cute matching gift card using the white and kraft cardstock paper, and topped it off with this beautiful little bow from ribbon both from my kit.

Thanks for stopping by…….Always, Michelle

Playing with Watercolors with Elena

Hello everyone

I am very happy to share my very first post made for Bad Girls Couture kit.

Well, this was fun to wok with the watercolors paints, exactly Twinkling H2O’s. Their colors are vibrant with a slight shimmer. All you need is to add the water to them and leave for 15 mins to set.
Then you enjoy mixing the colors.

I started with cutting out the vines from the paper sheet, they coordinate will with the IOD paper sheet ready to color.
I also cut out the castle from the embellishment package- don’t forget to use the junk , it will save you some money.

But my main focus was the soap bubbles. I used the photos of my youngest son, he played with the soap bubbles in the square. He was surprised how large they were. So I took several shots of him and decided to stretch the soap bubbles from the picture into my my background

I mixed almost all the colors that goes in the set for the kit. and I like how colorful they are.
I partly drew the bubbles and partially colored the rhombs

I’ve added a few paper layers , not large and added the chipboard alphas, they repeat the rhombus pattern and match the colors perfectly.

To make it look more festive I added the tickets with the golden foil. It works great as a title and the embellishment too.

September Design Team Challenge

Welcome! We decided to see just how bad our girls can be when we challenged them to try something new on their projects.  This month, we are focusing on ColourArte’s Twinkling H20’s. These beautiful watercolors are a must have and we think after you’ve seen what these bad girls have been up to this month, you are going to want to be bad too! I like to tell my scrappy friends, there are no rules when creating projects with the Twinkling H20’s, other than have fun and enjoy the process!  No stressing. Just remember, there is no such thing as making a mistake when creating art.

 

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 a beat! Here is what the team created. We love how everyone thought outside of the box to create such beautiful projects. If these aren’t inspiring enough, we aren’t sure what is?!

Elena Olinevich

Zoey Scarpelli

Nicole Martel

Rae Moses

 

Michelle Sanders

Irina Volzhina

 

Thanks for stopping by today! We hope you have a wonderful day.