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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
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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.

 

Make the Most of It!

I love using every single last bit of my supplies! And, it’s a great way to repurpose too. For this layout, I used the packaging that the Prima Stencil came in. I mean, really… it was too pretty not to!

It was so easy to do a bit of fussy cutting… for both the script word, “cherish,” and that awesome key…

I also cut out bits of the lacy black border. Once I had those pretties, and all of my pattern paper bits, I simply lined them up at the top of my page, and stitched across it all with black thread. Easy peasy!

Some messy gesso, applied with a palette knife and some watercolors really set off all the fun patterns. Oh, and the gorgeous foam embellishments from the Thickers included in this month’s kit are the perfect touch too!

I also added the cute pink flower from the kit, as well as some enamel dots, sequins and buttons from my stash.

Yes! This layout was capital FUN to put together!

I just love using up every last bit, even if it’s just packaging. I hope this has encouraged you to find some use in things you have lying around and to do some repurposing of your own too!

Thanks for stopping by the blog today. See you soon!

Some Serious Bad Ass Fussy Cutting

When I see full sheets of paper with flowers and designs that can be cut out, I tend to go to town on it.  I am a true fussy cutter and find that when I am doing this fine cutting that it completely relaxes me. It is one of the few times that I can push out all the other thoughts and stay focused on what I am doing.  With the beautiful papers that came in the kit, there was a plethora of designs to cut out and go crazy with on this layout.

Just keep cutting out all kinds of designs and layering them with foam squares to give it dimension.

To add a little extra effect, cut and curl some paper and tuck it behind a piece that is adhered to a foam square, distress and ink the edges and add some pearl effects.

 

Thank you for stopping by!

 

 

Archie Comic Mini Book!

Happy Friday ladies!! Our December Bad Girls Couture kit reveal is TODAY and I just love the 42nd. St. Soda Shoppe kit. I love using bright colors on my layouts/projects. They make me so happy, but what made me even happier this month was receiving the adorable mini album that Wendy made by hand using Archie comic books!! AH, IT IS SO AWESOME. I wanted to hoard mine, but Wendy made me use it. 🙂 I am not sure what she used to glue the pages to the chipboard pieces, but it’s nice and sturdy. Nice job Wendy on making such  a one of a kind piece for this month’s kit.

I decided to use the gold thickers throughout the mini. The gold looks so pretty against the album pages. And I am not a big gold person…but it looks pretty… and masculine. For this album, I decided to focus on the silly, happy photos of my son. He is ALWAYS happy… he’s such a happy kid.

For the inside, I used some cut-apart labels and word stickers from my stash to help tell my story. I wanted to keep this mini simple, focusing on the photos. ;0

I love these crazy pictures of Edward. He asked me to do a photo shoot before his soccer game and I captured his personality PERFECTLY.

That smile…I can’t get enough of it. Yes, there’s pink in this album. Who says you can’t use pink, flowers and butterflies in a boy’s mini book? It’s perfectly OK.

What do you think? Are you ready to try making one of these? I just love how this turned out. This little mini is going into a baggie then into Edward’s baby box.

Antiquated FRIDAY!!

HAPPY FRIDAY BAD GIRLIES!!  Y’all ready to get your antique vibes on?!

For this layout I didn’t actually use anything vintage or antique at all but I think it really has a wonderful vintage french victorian feel to it and it just suits the feeling of the photos and the event I was scrapbooking so well.

To create this feeling you have to have lots of details, layers and rich textures.  This kit was perfect to create that feeling.  The papers had plenty of wonderful elements you could select to focus on and cut out to make focal points and really use a embellishments rather than over all background papers.  I really loved the Prima paper with all the frames, this really helped to set the tone.  Also creating some little mini hat pins with the pearls gave some great dimension and richness.  To create these I just strung the pearls on some jewelry head pins and secured them between the pearls with a dot of hot glue.  The lace really gives texture and a vintage victorian feeling.

I really loved the pretty blue and metallic silver flowers in the pattered Prima paper but I thought a whole sheet of it would be too busy and overpowering for this layout.  Cutting out a few and placing them as embellishments worked really well again some the simpler pattern paper and some coordinating card stock I had on hand.

For the title work, I used the Prima stencil and the Bad Girls gesso and scraped a dollop of it across the stencil then pulled it up so it would be kinda think.  Once dried It gave a somewhat raised, embossed effect…not as raised as modeling paste but very lovely and perfect for durability in a scrapbook album.  Then I rubbed some of the silver Prima wax across it with my finger and dug through my alphabet stash to find the perfect letters.  I loved that I found some letters that were a coordinating color and had some texture to them, I think that added a lot to the overall feeling of the page.  If you didn’t have letters with texture, you could smear a bit of thick paint, emboss them with embossing powder or glitter them and that would be great texture options as well.

Lastly, I added a generous touch of gesso on the Prima flower and a heavy inking all around the page as well as a silver wax rub around the edge of the photos.

These little inking and gesso touches really do give them a finishing vintage feeling.  I hope you can take some of these touches to give your next layout or project a vintage vibe!

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!

 

Inspire Me Monday…….Vintage Glam Gift Box

 

Hello Bad Girls,

Michelle Rossibell here today hoping to inspire you in many ways.

With the holidays near I have been thinking a lot about what holiday theme I will be doing this year for Christmas. I love me a good old glam Vintage Christmas, and thought I try my hand in making my own gift box with the look I have envisioned.

Here is my vintage gift box I created with my mould and paper clay from the October Kit.

 

I had a blast playing with the paper clay. It was super simple, and drying time was was very minimal.

Once the clay mould dried, using the multi purpose High Impact Paint, I covered the whole mould with the paint. Using my 3D gel I attached to a lid of a black kraft box. I then proceeded to paint the rest of the gift box all around.

Once the paint has dried I used my Glitter Glam Paint to add the vintage glam I wanted to achieve.

Here is a close up of the sides of the box, and I love how the paint dried to give it texture.

Once I allowed the whole project to dry, I felt like I was missing something so off to my ribbon stash I went and found the perfect vintage ribbon.

Thanks for stopping by…….I hope I was able to inspire you this happy Monday morning.

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!