Best Day

        Hello to creative girls)))) Today is Wednesday, which means the rubric “Color splash” and I have an incredibly bright and cheerful card for you. The set of March Kit “With Sprinkles On Top” is so bright and life-affirming that it is obvious – to create bright projects)))) I took several sheets of Shimelle “Glitter Girl” by American Crafts: “Snap To It” and “Make Magic”

I was inspired by the inscription “Today is the best ever”))) I made it the main one in this project. I cut out the card from the sheet and worked the edges a little, First with a blade of scissors, and then shaded them with bureau color.

   Bright pictures on the sheets can become independent elements of the decoration of your project. Just cut what you like! My choice is a small raspberry camera. Gently cut it out along the contour and have a gorgeous decoration!

This postcard has several layers. On the workpiece from the white cardstock, first glue the cover from the yellow paper into the crimson asterisks. The second layer is a smaller-sized cover from a turquoise leaf to a yellow strip. Lastly, paste a card with an inscription! All covers are glued to adhesive two-sided adhesive tape.I often use in my projects a strip with a patterned border – this is the bar on which the bar code and the name of the collection. I cut off these strips and then play with them, using them for decoration. 

All the decorations I glue on bulk adhesive pads to create volume and emphasize many layers.

The main decoration of this postcard was a kite! From the patterned leaf we carve a lilac rhombus. And then we make a contrasting turquoise substrate under the diamond, it is obtained from two layers.Between the layers attach a yellow waxed cord. It will perfectly complement the composition in terms of texture and free attachment. It is important not to stick the cord along the entire length! Only a few fixing points! I decorated the rope of a kite with colorful bows made of one-colored cardstock and patterned paper.

This postcard will get a real Splash of color! It will give you the mood and inspiration for today! Have many better days in your creative life by my creative girls! We are waiting for your work in the gallery of the blog)))) I’ll see you soon, thank you for visiting our blog!

BEST FRIENDS

Good morning!! The other night, I was bored so I grabbed a patterned paper from the February Bad Girls Jardin des Tuileries Kit and started cutting out the flowers…

Once I had a few patterns cut, I had an idea as to what I wanted to do with them. Initially, I was going to create a quick card, but then I decided to create a layout using photos of my sister with her BFF, Maddie. The photos are pure bliss and they make me smile every time I look at them. Oh, to be young, free and fearless again!!

I used Creative Memorie’s Circle Cutting System to cut circles from more patterns to frame the photos.

Then I just moved the matted photos and flowers around until I was satisfied with the arrangement. This took me some time…

I tore a few pieces of patterned paper and added them at the bottom of the layout to fill in the space a bit. Then added a few die cuts and the chipboard title to complete the layout.

What do you think? Do you ever have a hard time cutting into pretty paper? I do, but sometimes, it’s so worth it!!

Thanks for visiting today. I hope you enjoy the rest of your week!

Altered Wall Art

Hi everyone! Today, I have a very fun project to share with you! A few weeks ago, I was thinking I needed something for my wall in my scraproom. I searched online for something pretty with lots of color and shapes/patterns and saw some paintings that were a few hundred dollars…and I didn’t even like them that much! So, I sat at my computer searching other websites and I just wasn’t feeling it. Then I talked to Wendy for a little bit on the phone and was like, I gotta go… LOL, I have an idea. hahaha, I just love when that happens.

I didn’t waste any time. I pulled out a piece of white cardstock and applied lots of Bad Girls Couture’s gesso to it. While it was drying, I pulled out stencils, paints, mists, Nuvos, stickers and buttons. I had a vision!!

When applying gesso to cardstock, I don’t worry about making sure it’s completely smooth because I want to add some texture to my project. Notice the messy look… You’ll see what I mean later in the post. 🙂

I used several stencils on this piece with a variety of different bright colors. I started with the darker color (blue) first using a mini circles screen. The brayer helped flatten the acrylic paint. Then I added some orange mist and blended it in with a baby wipe. Initially, I was going to use a pink butterfly. If you look closely, it’s there… but isn’t really clear. I decided to use the white paint to mute it down some. I used the cap to add a few bigger circles in the background, here and there. I used a scribble stencil at the top left-side of the paper using the orange mist to give it a rougher appearance. Once the paint dried, I added a little bit of lime to break up the orange, blue and pink a bit by applying a small dot on the brayer and rubbing in on the layout… By using a little at a time, I had more control over the color.

Here is a glance at the stencils I used…

I used Bad Girls Couture’s Molding Paste and a triangle stencil to add more dimension to the background. I decided to keep it white so it would pop off the page more… rather than mix it with some acrylic paint.

I was going to stamp a girl with wings to the center and it didn’t turn out well… so I covered her up with some more paint and splashed some more orange paint to the background. That is one thing I like about creating a mixed media piece…you can easily cover up your mistakes!

I love a little touch of black with bright colors… So I used this splatter stamp and some black ink. Then made swirls in the center of the splatters. Once the Nuvo dried, I added Jillibean Soup Buttons to the center using Tombow Glue. This glue is awesome… Nothing is coming off this page with this glue.

As an after thought, I added the chipboard hearts as well. I left them in their natural color since I had enough color… These chipboard hearts are by 7 Dots Studio. I glued some Doodlebug rhinestones to the center of the buttons just for fun.

And here is the final piece! I just love this piece and I especially like the fact that I didn’t have to pay a few hundred dollars for it! What do you think?

And here’s what it looks like framed. I was looking for a 12 x 12 metallic frame, but then I decided to just go with a gray frame.

Thanks so much for visiting today! I hope I’ve inspired you to experiment with your mixed media products. It’s sooooo therapeutic and fun. I totally want to try this again. 🙂

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!

Care Bear Colors!

February’s kit is FULL of lovely colors! For this page, I was inspired to use strips of most of the papers included, to showcase all the prettiness that this kit includes!

And, I am such a sucker for a rainbow of pastels!

I layered them up, including strips of the fabric in the kit as well, and stitched them down!

Some watercolor action, along with some of the beautiful Prima flowers in the kit finish it off!

My journaling tag is in a pocket behind the photo and it holds the story about how when I was little, all I wanted was a Care Bear. They were quite spendy, so my crafty mother made me one instead. I had a one-of-a-kind Care Bear! It doesn’t get much better than that, right?!?!

Happy

Happy hump day all! Today I am back with another layout using several pieces of fabric and the ribbon from this months’ kit! I love working with fabric because it adds such a homey feel to my projects. I don’t know how to explain it… it just looks so good!

Using ribbon or fabric on projects doesn’t need to be complicated… And although, it may look intimidating to use, it is not as scary as it looks. I used scissors that I have on my desk that I use ONLY for fabric. Do not use scissors that you normally cut paper with. If you do, you will not get a clean cut and your ends will fray. One of my favorite adhesives is Fabri-Tac. This glue works WONDERFUL with fabrics. Seriously, once you apply the glue to the fabrics then place it on the cardstock… it’s not going anywhere. Trust me.

Once the glue dried, I matted the photo collage on a few different pieces of patterned paper then adhered it to the center of the layout. I splashed some mist on to the layout then added the chipboard pieces using foam squares.

I used thread and a button from my stash to add to the center of the butterfly to make it pop.

I love the chipboard sentiments! I added a few pieces to help frame the collage then stapled the heart chipboard to the bottom of the collage, using a tiny heart to off set the larger heart.

Thanks so much for visiting today! Are you ready to pull out your fabric and create something beautiful with it? I promise, it’s not that scary once you start cutting into these beauties!

 

Altered Art Journal

Hello everyone! I am back today with a fun altered art journal I created using the chipboard from this month’s kit. I love creating mini books/altered art journals. They give me a chance to just paint, get messy and have fun. When I first pulled the album out, I wasn’t exactly sure what I was going to do so I turned on some Taylor Swift, pulled out my paints, stickers, buttons, chipboard and just started painting some of the pages with the Glimmer Glam. The butterfly on the cover was a stamp that I stamped on to patterned paper then cut it out to use for the cover of my art journal. I cut the “art” sentiment from the Hambly vellum paper and glued it to the flair.

And for a few of the pages, I added white gesso so the paint really stood out… Then I painted the splattered chipboard pieces in pink. Wendy will be proud… I am normally not a pink person, but I like this shade of pink and it looks great with the teal!

I glued several pieces of the splattered chipboard throughout the journal. Then I added a few stickers that were perfect for an art journal. And I love buttons… so I added a few of those as well to add a certain charm to my journal. Some pages were left blank so I can go back and write down my journey…

I love the lotto pages! Totally vintage and cool!

What do you think? Honestly, this journal is super simple to make once your pages are prepped! I just love the green, teal and pink with a touch of black.

Thank you for visiting! Don’t forget to add your projects to our gallery. We’d love to see what you create using this month’s kit!

Find Your Muse…

It’s Wednesday! And, you know what that means, don’t you? It’s time to get colorful!

I recently went on a little day trip to a local/not so local knit shop with a dear friend of mine. It was as fun and inspiring as it was colorful!

With the shimmer paints included in the kit, I was well on my way to scrapping this colorful adventure!

I layered up a tag from my stash, a scrap of the fabric from the kit, a flair badge (also from the kit), and created a happy little grouping.

I also sprinkled around a couple of the 7Dots stickers, added plenty of watercolor, the Chipboard paint splatter shapes, and some gesso…

TA DA!

I just love how it turned out!

So, how will you get colorful today?

Black and White With a Punch of Color!

I never grow tired of a black and white photo paired with lots of bright color. And, that’s exactly what I did on this layout! Ashli here with you today to share a fun layout using an old, cherished photo of my mother and I.

I knew I wanted to pair this photo with lots of color, and the December kit was just the thing for this. I grabbed some of the boldest papers and patters and set about layering them up, under my photo…

I cut some edges, and tore some others to create nice layers of texture. Once that was all set, I used the Prima triangle stencil to create some graphic elements and to help bring all that color together through the use of white paint…

When that was dry, I went back in with some watercolors to really create a fun and colorful, yet painterly feel. And, I have to mention how much I love that sweet patterned paper with the children playing. Perfect for this layout, I’d say!

For an embellishment, I cut the heart out of the Amy Tangerine patterned paper, stitched around it, and added some white paint. Set up on pop dots, this is the perfect hand made touch!

I cut the orange flower from my kit in half and tucked it around too, followed by some sequins and dots from my stash. And finally, a title from the gorgeous set of Thickers included in the kit…

Ta da! Doesn’t all that color set off the black and white picture perfectly? I think so!

 

And, now it’s your turn. Go make something colorful!

Happy Together

 

 

Hi everyone! Melissa here with a page for Bad Girls Couture!  I have used a pic from the day a  photo shoot didn’t happen. With 60 mph winds my son’s fiance Aron, and the professional photographer decided to postpone. I do have a few pics with the water in sight where there were high winds, but this one was at a pool at the hotel right on the water there in Galveston. Aron had her dad take photos with her camera, and fortunately Rich and I were invited too. Both families are just so thrilled with the way things are working out with the kids, and pretty soon, the wedding dress is going to be picked out! And I’m invited to that occasion too.

 

To make this page I sponged gesso on, glued on dyed cheesecloth, and added layers of paper and foam core board for a dimensional look. I did some fussy cutting from the papers, and also from the pink butterfly Hambly Acetate Overlay, and glued them on.

I think the sparkly gold Thickers were perfect for the happy occasion.

I love the paper with the little coffee cups, and had to include a few pieces.  I added micro beads, sequins, splashes of teal metallic water colors, and more.

 

I used some grey pearls and peridot Bohemian crystals from last months kit. I liked them so much, I’ve used almost all of them. Check out the cute pink felt flower, there are other colors and sizes in the kit, I used almost all of them this month.  They add a nice cheerful touch.

Thank you so much for looking, and have a great day!  I hope you have as much fun with this wonderful kit as I did!