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Happily Ever After

Here’s a photo from when my son Nick and his fiance Aron were first engaged. There was supposed to be a professional photo shoot happening, but down by the water in Galveston, winds were gusting up to 60 mph. Not very good for hair and make-up so carefully done by professionals hired for the occasion. Aron decided to postpone the shoot, but she had her dad take photos anyway. Rich and I were invited to the beachfront hotel also, and of course I took as many photos as I could. Imagine all the emotions here with both families so thrilled about the kids finding someone wonderful, and settling down! There are just no words for that.

To make this page I took some 7 Gypsies paper and glued on some cheesecloth. I layered the cheerful Prima papers and put the photo on top. I used a couple layers of foam core board to add dimension. I surrounded the layers with lots of flowers I made. I used plain cardstock, water colors, and a flower die to make them.  I got the stamens in the cake decorating section at a local store.  I cut the flowers, and dunked them all in the watercolor, spread them on a craft sheet, and dried them using both a heat gun and just air drying.I glued the layers together, curled them with tiny round tipped jewelry pliers. and glued in the stamens.

 

I added a big felt flower, Thickers, Bohemian Crystals,fussy cut flowers, grey pearls, metal glitter, micro beads and a ribbon.

The blue on the ribbon is one of my favorite colors, and I dyed the paper for the flowers to match it.

 

The butterflies were fussy cut from a Hambly acetate overlay. It’s no coincidence that all the colors in the kit coordinate.

Thank you so much for looking, and have a great Bad Girl day!

 

 

 

 

These Are a Few of My Favorite Things…

The December kit includes a super fun vintage book card. Or perhaps it should be called a library card or a flash card. Whatever you choose to call it, it is so fun! Mine had the word “like” or “likes” on it and because of it’s oblong size, I just knew I had to make a mini book!

So, what to put in as the pages? Well, the fun black pockets filled with tags were just the thing!

As you can see, I used some patterned paper to create a quick little accordion binding. To do this, all you need is paper that has been folded back and forth, as if to make a fan. You then glue your page, or black pocket in this case, onto one side of each fold. Ta da! Instant book. And, it’s so cool how it folds out!

And here you can see it all stacked up…

I went to town on the cover, stenciling with the Prima stencil, painting, collaging, etc…

One of the gorgeous gold Thickers points to my inspiration word. And what’s that about anyway? Well, I am going to journal on all of those tags inside those black pockets all the things I am loving right now as a 39 year old. Fun, right? Things like favorite tv shows, foods, colors, etc…

The inside got the same messy, painty fun…

See all that yummy stitching? I used some of the ribbon in the kit to reinforce the spine and simply stitched it on. Practical and pretty. YAY!

And as you can see, one of the cool clips included in the kit keeps all the goodness closed up tight.

I made sure to tie some lovely ribbon bits from my stash and from the kit to each of the tags in the black pockets so that the mini has lots of texture. I just love the way this came out and I think it will be so fun to look back on what I was loving at this time in my life.

Thanks for stopping by today! What will you make with some of your vintage kit goodies?

 

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!

Magic Time

What inspires you? You never know where inspiration comes from ….? When the inspiration comes to you? I was inspired by the first snowflake in this photo))) This little snowflake and so beautiful ….

To select a photo, I put it on the substrate, and added a few snowflakes of chipboard on the top of the photo. I love making statement elements like this interact with my photo because it makes my photo part of the scene.

A piece of lace and wool knitwear added warmth and comfort. This lace of a set of November is very textured, and beautiful! Composition strip of paper is complemented with a wood pattern.

Snowflakes began to snow-white after painting premium white gesso on @Bad Couture girls. A few bumps and give a little time to dry.

I used the name of chipboard «Magic Time» I love the headlines in the newspaper))) This header is painted using wax pearly silver color!

The strip of patterned paper under light wood texture background will be for the title. I like this almost monochrome composition. It looks stylish and expressive due to the texture of different materials. Knitted piece provides comfort and warmth in this scheme. Small buttons look incredibly cute. 

I kept this cute cup piece of wood from Prima for so long. She was in for a long time and waited for this page … LOL   I added a little red dot, to attract attention)))  Rich set of textures complemented stripe lace pastel colors. Roll lace complete November, it was very useful))) My favorite part of the page is a cup on a knitted wool flap.

Page was really about winter. For the background, I used a wonderful sheet from the new collection Zella Teal from Prima. Color on the photos and circles on the patterned paper perfectly match. I like the layouts on a light background, they give a lot of opportunity for using different urksheny and shadow. The first snowflake is documented for memory and this layout will store memories of this day.

Thanks for stopping by today everyone and I hope you’ve been inspired!

California Sunshine

Hi everyone, Melissa here with a page for Bad Girls Couture!  I took this photo a long time ago when I lived in Southern California. My friend in the photo is one of the nicest people I’ve ever met.

I was amazed by the beaches there, and it seemed like it was always sunny,warm, and dry. I think this 7 Gypsies paper fit well with the colors of the photo, and the elements of the kit.

To make this page I applied gesso with a cosmetic sponge, then stenciled on texture paste. I made the paste by mixing baby powder with the gesso to get a thicker consistency. When it was dry I rubbed on some Prima silver wax.

 

 

I took some of the top layer of paper off a piece of cardboard, and sponged it with gesso. I added color to the page with watercolor pencils and some gold metallic paint. I put cheesecloth under the cardboard to add detail.

 

I added part of the chain of Bohemian crystals around a glass pebble I’d painted. I used a bottle cap to hold them, and sprinkled in some micro beads.

I applied flowers, pearls, and rhinestones. I glued on microbeads to the flower for more texture.

I glued on gold embossing powder to sort of bring the sand onto the page. I also rubbed on gold mica powder.

Thank you so much for looking, and have a great week!

 

 

 

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!

 

Italy trip

All welcome! Today is Thursday, and this time for create art with your garbage and go green! We continue to create with an excellent October Main Subscription Kit: “Roadside Thrift Shoppe”.  This time I made a page about my daughter. She travels a lot and always smiles in the photo))) Thanks to my daughter I have many beautiful photos) This page about the trip to the Italian city of Sanremo.

I took the Patterned Paper: 7 Gypsie  Architextures™ 12×12 Paper – Floral Guideand and one more sheet from the set of October. I have a habit of immediately cutting strips from the whole sheet with the name of the collection and then I can not determine what kind of paper it is. Oh (((Now I do not know which sheet I took for the background, but you will definitely find the exact same here 

I always try to use packaging! This time, as a substrate, I used the packaging from Prima Marketing.This patterned turquoise cardboard was ideal for this project. His color nuances refreshed the layout of the layout.I tore off a few pieces from a cardboard package and put them in a puff cake from paper LOL…I cut an Italian-style building on the plotter … So I think LOL There is a lot of my design chipboard in the project. Yes, I’m doing a chipboard on my designs))) Chipboard “Smile” I tinted the ink in a beige pink color and then covered some of the places Crakle Paint.I often use Crackle paint in my projects, I like the effect of aging.

I slightly drowned the torn edges of the cardboard with turquoise inks.I love all the toning))) This helps to combine the elements in the work. Create a single whole!  I want to tell you an interesting trick! How do I make headlines))) I used a strip with the manufacturer’s logo and cut the letters. Then I composed my words from separate letters)) His is the same method I made the headline “Trip” and “Italy” It can be any clippings from magazines too.

 I hope you liked the result! Do it with us! How do you like Italy?  Do you love to travel?  Create pages with your photos from travel and share them in the gallery! Thank you for taking the time to look. Good Thursday and creative mood!

Irina was with you today.

Shabby Box

              Hello my scrap friends! Today is Tuesday and we are back with you! In the Kit of October Main Subscription Kit “Roadside Thrift Shoppe” magnificent molds from Prima, I made myself a box for ribbon. I sew vintage teddy bears and I love to make them ribbons. New hobby – new materials and place for their storage LOL… 

I had an old box. I already wanted to throw it away. I turned it in my hands and thought that if I tore off the lid, it would suit me! I painted box on all sides it acrylic  white gesso. I did not use the brush to work. It is better to use sponge. This will give a more uniform coating.

Moldes from Prima Marketing are great! I made decorative elements  modeling material Paper Clay. This modeling material very pleasant in work, velvety, plastic, does not stick to hands. Easily ironed with fingers and a tool. Air dry modeling material. 

This multilayered flower I made of gray paper. I cut out several colors on the plotter of different sizes. Then I dampened the paper blanks with water and pressed in the center of each petal to shape it.I added pink plaster stamens. I made a hole in the middle of the flower and stuck a bunch of stamens through the flower. Not on the front side of the flower, I bent and glued the tail of the beam. Also a little painted the edges acrylic white gesso. 

I added a felling of the leaves of the rose to the composition. The final process add to is a little marshy green and the color of lavender)))

Prima Marketing Rossi Belle Say It In Crystals created beautiful accents. They are good in style and color. My Teddy bears like a box for ribbons)))Now the tapes will be stored in a beautiful box. This box will decorate my place for creativity and hobbies.

I do not know English well enough, google translator helps me)))) I really hope that you understand me;) I continue to spend my time playing with the Kit of October. Join now! Have excellent creative and productive day! Thank you for being with us)