Making a Splash…A “Colour Splash”!

Happy Hump Day peeps!!  What better subject matter to share on Colour Splash than a journal about ship life?!  Get it?  Splash…ok that was bad…moving on.  LOL!

Ok, so the reeeeeeasonn I am sharing this for Colour splash is not exactly for the irony, although it I though it was genius…I didn’t realize that till after!  I’m sharing this with you today because I mixed colors in this project that I probably wouldn’t normally think to put together.  Honestly, I really went for it and mixed really victorian florals with really retro looking graphic prints and that’s not something I would normally do either.  I didn’t realize it till I started flipping papers around and mixing the companies together that this kit really lends it self to some awesome color mixing that pushed me out of my norm, which was really fun on this journal!!

The Cover was made with two different papers in the Prima “Welcome to Paris Collection” and accented with cut outs from the Prima “Zella Teal Collection” and the Prima “French Riviera Collection.  I really love how the nautical feeling of the “French Riviera Collection” set the tone for the “Ship Life” theme of the journal that will establish what will be my cruise journal and the flowers of the “Zella Teal Collection” give it a very victorian and feminine feeling with beautiful metallic touches of silver.  I carried the metallic silver touches over to the paper Prima flowers with the Metallique wax that was in the kit (which is divine by the way).  To also give it some texture and pizazz I scrapped some Bad Girls Couture Gesso along the bottom of the cover and adhered some gold corse glitter to the wet gesso.  I love that it kinda looks like sand but more glamorous;)

I added a couple pockets on the inside cover to hold some little journaling cards and tags I cut out of the Prima “French Riviara Collection” paper.  Also, since the back of the paper I used for the cover was a bright burgundy with a pattern that I didn’t think went well with the rest of the project, I used a thin coat of the Bad Girls Couture gesso to cover and distress it, along with a little swipe of my brown stamp pad.  Worked out pretty well.

Finally I just cut some plain white paper to size and folded it in half to fit inside, punched two holes in the spine and ran some elastic (you could use string or ribbon) and tied it together to bind it.  I like the idea of elastic because it gives a bit if I want to add some memorabilia like folded brochures or tickets later.  Then just tied a bit of the scrap lace from the kit to the top of the elastic binding.

It was such a fun project to play with mixing colors and patters.  Now y’all go splash into your kits!!

Engaged to be Married

 

Hi everyone! Here’s my very first post for Bad Girls Couture.  I’ve used a photo from around the time my son and his fiance first got engaged. It turned out to be too windy to have the photos done professionally, but we took a lot of photos anyway. This is at a hotel right on the beach in Galveston, Texas, so I felt the maritime theme was fitting.

 

 

To make this page I have used Prima’s Zella Teal Floral Stories with Foil Accent for the background. I used pieces of Prima’s French Riviera Un Petit Mot De La Mer.  I mixed gesso from the kit with baby powder so that I could have texture paste, and applied it to the Prima stencil in the kit. Using a cosmetic sponge I applied gesso over it. I used watercolor pencils to outline the raised areas,and rubbed on Prima wax. I glued on lace, pearls,flowers,bling, and a few strands of cheesecloth.

 

 

I put the photo on the packaging from the flowers.

 

 

You can see the Prima silver wax here pretty well at the right.

 

 

I outlined all the added pieces of paper with watercolor pencil, then softened the lines with a wet brush.

 

 

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

 

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!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bringing Sexy Back with this adorable Gift Box


Hello bad girls,

I am going to be bad today and do something totally different using the items in this month’s fabulous kit.

I was very pleasantly surprised to receive the new gesso created by Wendy for the Bad Girls Couture Club, I love love gesso so much.

It is a must have staple item that everyone should have in their mixed media stash.

 

I took a plain black box with lid and with a brush covered the whole box with gesso. Using my heat tool I was able to dry it real quick to start my next step.

Once the gesso had dried I put my stencil from this months kit on lid and added a generous amount of gesso again to give my lid some texture, and dried the bottom edge so that I could repeat the pattern on bottom lid because the stencil was not big enough to cover the whole area. I just simply matched the designs and again added a generous amount of gesso. I then used my heat tool to completely dry the second layer on lid. To paint my lid I used the High Impact paint from last month’s kit and brushed it until it was completely covered .
To add the finishing touches I used a sponge and wax paste in Old Silver to the textured areas in the design to make it pop! I then added a sheer white ribbon with flowers and sprays to top it off.
The box is perfect to add a special gift under the tree this year for that special someone.

Thanks for stopping by, and I hoped I have inspired you to create beautiful gift boxes this holiday season.

Always, Michelle Rossibell

Please welcome our new BAD GIRL Design Team Member!

Hi BAD GIRLS!

We continue to add to our Design Team! A lot of people ask me what we look for in our Design Team. NUMBER ONE..Our mantra has always been NO FEAR and NO RULES….and that is what our newest Design Team Couture Artist epitomizes.

Please welcome ASHLI OLIVER!…..

When I laid eyes on her artwork I said…OH YA….she’s REALLY BAD!!!….

You can read her BIO HERE….

take a look at a few pieces of her artwork…

She is ready to INSPIRE you…please join me in giving ASHLI a warm welcome!!!! #teambadgirls

xoxo

Wendy La Croix

 

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!

 

No Place Like Home

 


Hello all my vintage friends, it is time to get Antiquated!  How about a full layout that says nothing but VINTAGE written all over it.  This 7Gypsies Architextures paper was incredibly inspiring along with all the images that I could fussy cut out and make it look like my fireplace mantel at home. Some twine and cord to hang the photos up.  Stenciling and painting, gesso…got a bit messy but what a fun and unique layout.  I keep it up on my mantel.  I adore how it looks.

 

Close up of the stencil work that was only added to the cream/white portions of the original paper.  Wiping it with some gesso and paint ever so lightly to keep the look subtle.

Thanks so much for visiting today! For more inspiration, check out our gallery!

Fabric Mini Book


Happy Monday! I’ve been anxiously waiting to share this little mini album with you! I just love the October Bad Girls Couture Kit. Have you checked out their kits? They are fabulous! I was inspired by these colors and the kit has a few of these colors in a deeper hue. I added a touch of gold to make these colors pop!

Pinterest Inspiration

I used the packaging from the 7gypsies tins as inserts for the mini book. This mini album is 3″x3″. I love making this size mini because it’s super easy and it works great for those of you who can’t seem to throw your scraps out. Hey, I am not picking on you… I am the same way!

I used gesso to adhere the fabric to the packaging to use as theand back of the mini book. I cut several pieces of patterns from the Prima Paper to use as inserts and photo mats for the mini.

Once the gesso was somewhat dry, I used scissors to cut the excess fabric from the edges.

And because I am always looking for ways to save trees and recycle… I cut the little words from the packaging to use as embellishments for the mini album.

Here are my little pages.

Here are a few close-ups:

I used my Bind-It-All to bind the pages together. I can’t remember the last time I used it. I finally dusted it off and put it to good use.

I used a little piece of transparency… sparingly. I am hording the rest.

The photos are all 2″x2″ (maybe a little smaller).

And here is the cover. Nothing too fancy… I wanted to keep it simple!

Remember, the next time you are about to throw those scraps away… you can maybe make a little mini book instead! They make great gifts.

Thanks for stopping by today!

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!

 

BAD GIRL ON A MISSION PART 2!!!

HELLO MY BAD GIRLS! I HOPE ALL OF YOU ARE HAVING A FABULOUS DAY!

We announced our Winner for Week 1 and we want to say a HUGE CONGRATS to PAM ELLIS. PAM will be receiving our October Scrapbook Kit pictured above. Pam…we hope you will enjoy it and create some BAD ASS ART to share with us!!!

So…we are off to Week 2…this is going to be SUPER EXCITING because one lucky BAD ASS will win a 3 MONTH SUBSCRIPTION to our Scrapbook kit! That is a total value of $150.00!!! The winner will receive our October, November, and December Scrapbook kits! November will be released on 11/15…so make sure you stay tuned! Our Design Team has created some AMAZING projects with the kits that are sure to INSPIRE you!!!

Our sneak peeks start today also…so stay tuned!

For Part 2 of the BAD GIRL ON A MISSION giveaway…all you have to do is follow us on PINTEREST! That’s it ladies….right here:

https://www.pinterest.com/badgirlscouture/pins/

ALSO…REMEMBER…you MUST have completed PART 1 to be eligible…and you can catch up…to see Part 1…go here:

www.badgirlscouture.com/parlour/forum/contests-giveaways/

 

xoxo

Wendy La Croix