Candlestick made of flower pots

Today is Tuesday and we are creating with junk! Are you ready to create with us? I have to show you an old flower pot made of clay)))) We will look at how to turn an old flower pot into a candlestick.
I will use the flickering colors Twinkling H20’s of the September 2017 Scrapbook Kit “Hurry, Hurry, Step Right Up” in this project. These colors Twinkling H20’s can be used on a variety of surfaces and these include paper and cardstock, wood, plastic and even old ceramic flower pot (LOL) – and they are ideal for many altered art projects.

How Are Twinkling H20’s Used? Twinkling H20’s can be used in the same way as any watercolor paint and different stampers have their own favorite way to use these shimmering colors. The colors are highly pigmented giving strong and vibrant colors. Twinkling H20’s are excellent paints and are extremely versatile. The colors are bright and the shimmer is a proper ‘shimmer’ and not a glittery finish, making these paints ideal for my project.

Before I started, I cleaned the surface of my ceramic pot. I added a lot of water to the watercolor paints and freely applied them to the surface with a brush. I let the paint dry and watched the gorgeous flicker of colors on the ceramic pot surface. It looks great! You should try it !!!

I let the paint dry and watched the gorgeous flicker of colors on the ceramic pot surface. It looks great! You should try it ! I tied some burlap twine around pot. This piece of twine looks stylish and gives an artistic texture. Does it look like an old flower pot ???

I cut out the oak leaves from white paper and painted them Twinkling H20’s. Our September Kit includes colors of autumn colors and they can be freely mixed to achieve the effects of autumn leaves. Each of the colors is bright and vibrant and blends well. I used colors: Pretty Perido, Spiced Pumpkin and my favorite Ancient Coin.

I could not wait for my oak leaves to dry … Lol ))) They flickered in the sun and I admired them. I made a composition of leaveses and twigs and pieces of fabric flowers from Prima. I put a candle inside the flower pot and it changed into a candlestick. I really liked the result! I hope you also like it))) Treasure is everywhere….you just have to open your eyes and look for it!

See you my creative girls. Thank you for coming in!

Irina

 

 

Let me INSPIRE you!!!!

Hello everyone! Today is all about INSPIRATION! It is all around us…everywhere you look you can glean some type of inspiration …whether it be color, shape, line, architecture, etc. I usually start with something very simple in concept and then I just keep adding and it’s hard to believe what originally inspired me. AND…that is exactly what I am after most of the time!

So, let’s take a look at what my inspiration was….

I love.love.love this message board of mine. What do I love about it? I adore the distressed wood frame, the designer fabric, the upholstery tacks, the ribbon, and I especially love how it’s padded so I can use my pretty little pins to post notes and reminders on it. So….I wanted to translate that into a smaller piece that I could also add little notes to if need be…but I wanted to make it more of a work of art and put a funky twist on it….this is what I came up with…

Wayyyyy different right???!!!! But…note…I added my designer fabric with stick pins so I can add notes like I wanted. It also is built on a wood surface that I distressed with gesso and paints. I added ribbons on top, and note how I added the upholstery tacks to anchor it to the wood. This enabled me to slide the card in from the side for even more reminders or a cute photo…whatever I want. The little envelope on top can also hold a note or memento. I am tickled pink with how it came out. I started out pinning some vintage leaves on it with a glitter heart and a gold metal frame that is attached to a paper frame….what I absolutely LOVE is that I can easily change the look just by pinning something else to it! And this is one of our kit offerings this month….”Kisses: 5 Cents”. If you want to create one for yourself and at the same time learn a lot of different techniques please order yours today HERE! Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderfully BAD ASS DAY!!!!

xoxo

Wendy

Bringin’ it back y’all!!

Today our theme is “bringing sexy back” so how am I bring it back?  Well remember those old paper bag books we used to make years ago that were so fun and cute?  Here is the BGC version of it using the retro popcorn bag in this month’s kit!

This book was so fun to make!  I used a lot of the scraps from the wonderful papers in this kit and pulled a few bits and pieces from my vintage paper stash to mix in to create the pages.

It was constructed by simply folding all the pages in half between the popcorn bag and securing it with the polkadot ribbon include in the kit.  The ribbon was a little too bright white for the vintage look I was going for in this mini so I distressed it up a bit with some brown ink.

Finally, I made a couple little slide out cards to slip in the pocket that was created in the opening of the bag with some card stock and a scrap this awesome 7 Gypsies Architextures paper as the tab.  You will notice I just used staples to secure these pieces to make the tabs on the card stock so they can withstand being pulled in and out, plus I like the additional texture it gives.  You can also cut a slit in the back cover to make another pocket for another slide out card as well.  Then finished it off by embellishing it with that OH SO CUTE Prima flower and some hand cut leaves.  Ink it all up (cause it wouldn’t be complete without ink) and I was done!

Hopefully you are inspired to bring this sexy lil number back because it is certainly one you will LOVE to create!  Happy Scrapin’!

Dream Squad Layout

 

Hello everyone!

For those who do not know me, my name is Zoey and I am a mixed media artist from Italy.
I am really happy to be here and share with you my first project for this awesome team!

To create this project I used scrapbooking paper and embellishment included in our amazing kit — you can find all the info over here.

I used a watercolor paper for the base of my layout and I cut it down to a A4 size paper.

I randomly covered the background with gesso, I used a spatula to apply it. I let it dry completely. Once the background was dry I took the Twinkling H20’s that were included in the kit and I started having fun with them!

Twinkling H20’s are so easy to use and they are so vibrant – I love their color and I was so happy that the color palette included in the kit had some of my favorite colors! For this project I used the shade of blue and green.

From the scrapbook paper included in the kit I cut a circle shape and then I cut another circle inside it. I was left with a “ring” and I cut it out in little pieces. I used again Twinkling h20’s to add some color and I let it air dry. When dry I glued it down to my background.

I added a couple of stamps here and there but I wanted to keep this layout “pretty simple” (LOL)

I stitched all around the background and over the circle I just made and then I started building up my layout.

I printed my favorite photo of my four best friends – I love this photo so much because it reminds me of a night where we went to a restaurant and we had so much fun. I stacked the photo with some old book page behind it and then I simply glued it down. I made sure to not glue the entire cluster so that I could add some more bit and pieces here and there behind the photo.

I cut out two tickets from the paper sheet included in the kit and to make it blend with the background I added some color with the Twinkling H20’s.

The word Dream is also included in the kit and I think it is AMAZING for the title of my layout! You can find gold in the tickets too!

Here’s another look at the focus of my layout…

And here’s the final page:

As you see I don’t go by rules. I don’t care what the protocol say… I just go with what my emotions tells me.
So I hope you enjoyed this project and that you will be inspired by it!
Thank you for stopping by!
Ciao Zoey

Bad Girls Couture Grand Opening!

 

Hi Everyone! Today is an exciting day! We celebrate BAD GIRLS COUTURE GRAND OPENING!!!! Please grab your cuppa cause I have quite a few things to share with you! First our theme this month is CARNIVALE!!!!

Everything this month is so FUN!!! Bright and Colorful but with our signature Vintage flair! You can see everything the Design Team created HERE….You will be there for a while…trust me girlies…everything is nothing short of AMAZING!!!!

The kit the Design Team created with is our Scrapbook Kit “HURRY, HURRY, STEP RIGHT UP”

Once the kit went up it SOLD OUT quickly…eeeekkkkkk!!!! To make sure you DO NOT MISS OUT on next months kit (which is to.die.for) please email Admin@BadGirlsCouture.com and request to be added to our WAITLIST. We will notify you as soon as we have a subscription spot available for you!

Also offered this month is our VINTAGE KIT

Such a Fun Kit!!!! Lots of painting, use of Gesso, learn to make balloons that are suspended in air, and the Vintage mini crate from Kraft is outfitted hy us with Antique lotto markers from France that actually do work! We will be creating this….

Also offered for our Grand Opening is our MIXED MEDIA KIT!!!! Very special to me it comes with an Antique “Book of Knowledge” which can be altered into a Junque Journal….this kit is loaded with Goodies! Take a look!

And my favorite of all is the HOME DECOR KIT!!! Such an AMAZING KIT to create something you can hang up inside or out or prop up on an entry table or dresser…and please know that you can choose your own colors which I will explain…me myself…I love pushing myself out of my comfort zone….I usually create something I love when I do that!!! But with this kit you just LEARN SO MUCH…how to create on wood, how to do an 8 step paint process on resin appliqués to create the ultimate in an aged patina….and boring? No way….look at all that color…I will also help you overcome your fear of mixing and working with color…and by the way I had this appliqué created specially for BAD GIRLS…it’s GORGEOUS!…You learn a lot about color theory and how that effects you in your home. How to add color to your home. How to work with so many different mediums within a small space (your wood is 7″ x 9″)…and you learn to do with mega aesthetics.Notice the Vintage fabric, the upholstery nail heads, the vintage leaves, the gorgeous red heart…bestill MY heart!… DO NOT MISS THIS ONE GIRLIES…it is truly one of a kind!

You will create this….OMG!!!!!

 

 

Please make sure to look around our new website…join our PARLOUR and chat with us and JUST HAVE FUN!

xoxo

Wendy La Croix

 

 

September Scrapbook Kit Sneak Peek!

I must say I think I may have changed my point of view about watercolor after sitting for hours playing with these. They are not  ordinary watercolors..these are Twinkling H2O’s and they have AMAZING SHIMMER to them!!! I just love anything sparkly! Usually I favor acrylic paint over any other medium…but these are GORGEOUS and OH.SO.FUN! Take a look…and yes..I went CRAZY!!!!…What started off as a blank sheet of White Prima Paintable Paper became an EXPLOSION of HAPPY COLOUR! LOL… and you get 6 BEAUTIFUL COLORS in your September Scrapbook Kit. Available September 15th by Subscription. Subscription button is not up quite yet..but you can pre order your kit today by sending an email to: Admin@BadGirlsCouture.com

Happy Creating and have a wonderful day!…xoxo Wendy

 

Sneaky Peek of …September’s Mixed Media Kit…available 9/15

 

Hi girlies! I hope you all are having a FAB Thursday! I have been getting a lot of request for more peeks! I designed the Mixed Media Kit this month with the vision of a  Junque Journal that contains a DROP.DEAD.GORGEOUS. ANTIQUE book that was created way back in the day as a set of Children’s learning books..aptly called “The Book of Knowledge”. It is fully leather bound and embossed and I was shocked that they are completely intact for their age. I do believe they weren’t used that much.  I have saved this set for about 6 years just waiting for the right opportunity to share them for something very special. When you see it you will understand why. The illustrations and writings inside are nothing short of AMAZING. Will make for some super fun ART JOURNALING! A place to write about your hopes, dreams, fantasies…and maybe realities if you dare…LOL. I also needed a small edition of kits as there were only one set of the books. So this kit has a smaller availability and going forward I just want to let all my clients know that I am more interested in QUALITY versus QUANTITY. There may not be a lot of my specialty kits each month available due to my love of all things Vintage and Antique…but I GUARANTEE to WOW you and bring you only the BEST! With all that being said…if you would like to reserve this kit send an email to Admin@BadGirlsCouture.com if you want a guarantee to get one before reveal on September 15th.

Just a little tease….because I’m BAD!!!!…hahahaha

Check back daily for more peeks! xoxo….Wendy

 

Sneaky Peak of Our Vintage Kit and Scrapbooking Kit!

With our Grand Opening coming soon on September 15th I thought I would start some sneaky peeks for you girlies! I thought I would first let you know that here at BAD GIRLS COUTURE we handle your kits with the utmost of care….this is how your kits go out to you…as you can see they are already packed and ready to go to their new homes!!!!…..

Yes…your kit is packed in your very own BAD GIRLS COUTURE PINK TOTE BAG that has a front pocket for any of your notes and we add any correspondence to you there…so always check your front pocket!….This is a GORGEOUS way to keep your kits organized with all elements in one place so when you go to work on it you are not looking for the kit content!

I have received a lot of EXCITEMENT in regards to all the kits we have coming out and one of those is September’s Vintage Kit….”SIDESHOW”…take a look at these Vintage Wooden Mini Crates that I found in an Antique Store here in So. Calif. I marveled at how they were possibly made by Kraft. Not sure…but it makes sense…they don’t look to me like they were cut form something else and repurposed…and see how the lettering is perfect size for the crate??? Absolutely STUNNING…and what we are making with it is TO.DIE.FOR.!!!!! I still have a few of the Vintage Kits left…if you want me to reserve one for you prior to release please email me at Admin@BadGirlsCouture.com to ensure you get yours!

 

 

These Limited Edition BAD GIRLS COUTURE STICK PINS are also in the Vintage Kit…they are made from 100% Vintage Elements…they are truly GIORGEOUS!

 

The Main Scrapbook Kit is AMAZING girlies…DO NOT MISS OUT ON THIS ONE! And I only have a few subscription spots left…we have gotten a lot of pre order requests…so please again..email at Admin@BadGirlsCouture.com if you are interested in being added to the list to secure your spot…A peek of that GORGEOUS KIT….

 

More sneaky peeks are on the way soon! Excuse our dust on the website while we are still preparing for Grand Opening…and if you have any questions please reach out to me via Admin@BadGirlsCouture.com….(((hugs))) xoxo…Wendy

 

 

 

CONGRATULATIONS to our BAD GIRLS COUTURE ARTISTS!!!

Happy Friday everyone! I am so dang EXCITED to be announcing our 2017-2018 DESIGN TEAM! First I would like to thank everyone who applied. There were so many AMAZING entries and it was so hard to choose! These 8 girls just completely WOW’ed me and I am so ELATED to say that I am going to have them on my team!

At BAD GIRLS we completely embrace that there is NO FEAR and NO RULES in creating art and I just LOVE.LOVE.LOVE. when an artist can show that there are no barriers…that she can create with utter abandon from the depths of her heart and soul… and that is exactly what I saw in each of these girls. The further you stray from typical the better…right????!!! WE are BAD!!! LOL… So…let me have a little fun here…I am going to share with you one of the entires from each girl and tell you what I love about it….So…grab your favorite cuppa and a little snack…let’s get started….

 

Nicole Martel is my Design Team Coordinator. She’s one heck of a sassy ass BAD GIRL from Maryland and she RAWKS the BAD GIRL vibe with her BAD ASS style….when I saw her entry I was like…ummmm…HELL YA!!!!! Check out this LO that she entered….Nicole can seriously mix it up and make it look effortless…but make no mistake…some serious thought goes into her talent of keeping the art balanced…yet funky cool! I love her use of mixed media and how she holds hand journaling close to her heart…all I can say is WOW!!! And yes Nicole…you can do AMAZING things!

 

 

Elena Olinevich is my Bad Girls Couture Artist….she may be across the ocean in Belarus but her BAD GIRL STYLE is close to her heart…when I saw her entry it just screamed at me…”I HAVE NO FEAR AND I DO WHAT I WANT” and I know how to make it look dang good!!! Her attention to detail is AMAZING! Take a look at this Layout that Elena created…it has that funky BAD GIRL vibe but her articulation of all elements is extremely evident! I love her ability to be super versatile. She works just as confidently with mixed media as she does with paper and embellishments…get ready to be WOW’ed by this EXCEPTIONAL artist!

 

 

Irina Volzhina is my Bad Girls Couture Artist that represents us in Russia. One look at her entries and I knew she not only dreamed in  color but I’m pretty darn sure she dreams about art! This BAD GIRL can create ANYTHING….I had a lot of trouble choosing JUST ONE of her entires to share with you…one of them involved cake!!!! Need I say more???!!!! Versatile is an understatement and everything she creates is nothing short of breathtaking! Be forewarned…Irina is totally bringing SEXY BACK!!! Take a look at this mini album…I love how she can use so many elements and make it look ASTOUNDING!

 

 

Michelle Rossibell is my Bad Girls Couture Artist creating her funky cool and sophisticated BAD GIRL STYLE art in sunny California. Michelle loves so many different types of media and when I saw her entry I was like…”REALLY????…OMG…I LOVE EVERYTHING!” You can give Michelle anything and I promise she will make it MEMORABLE, PRETTY, and QUITE MARVELOUS!!! Take a look at this artwork….It completely STUNS! I love her use and no fear of COLOR. I also love how she is elegant and at the same time she knows how to grunge it up a bit with mixed media! Prepare to be INSPIRED!

 

 

Michelle Sanders is my Bad Girls Couture Artist….a blushing BAD GIRL belle who resides down South in Louisiana…how can she not be BAD???!!!! When I saw her entry I had to just sit down and pour over it because swear…she EMBODIES BAD GIRL STYLE in TOTALITY…Michelle will put ANYTHING on her art…I LOVE IT!!! She DOES NOT overthink it and it’s so obvious…why??? Because it’s AMAZING!  Look at this Layout…she put fabric (a girl after my own heart), she used embroidery thread…and she grudges it up with NO RULES! Look no further if you want FUNKY mixed with INNOVATION!

 

 

Rae Moses is my Bad Girls Couture Artist who creates her AMAZING BAD GIRL STYLE art projects in Nevada…and wait till you see what this BAD ASS creates!!! When I saw her artwork I was like…”OK…DROP THE MIKE!!! THIS ARTIST IS AMAZING” I think you will agree with me when you see this Layout she created…she pays attention to all the little DETAILS and I love how she adds so many elements and does it with SO MUCH STYLE, BALANCE and HARMONY! Her use of Mixed Media and all things artsy are just DREAMY…you just want to keep looking at it…RIGHT???!!! Soooo INSPIRING!

 

 

Zoey Scarpelli is my Bad Girls Couture Artist from Italy. OK…let me just say that when you think BAD GIRL…you think ZOEY…she lit her art ON FIRE…literally. NO FEAR? CHECK. NO RULES? CHECK. BAD ASS? CHECK. It’s when you can let go like this that the ABSOLUTE BEST comes out in you…and you MUST SEE this layout she created…Can you just say “WOW???!!!” I love how she adds mixed media, stitching, ummm…fire, and so much more…but it makes you CONTEMPLATE art and it ASSURES you that the beauty of art is found in so many different guises..and that is what makes it sooo FUN!!! THAT is BAD GIRLS!!!!

 

 

I know…I know…I didn’t try out for my team…but if you know me…and a lot of you do from BAD GIRLS before….I am not just the owner…I ALWAYS create art with my team…I wouldn’t be happy if I just sat on the sidelines because art is my LOVE.  I decided to share a mini album with you that I created… in what embodies BAD GIRL style to ME. I love using COLOR!!! I feel there is a misconception that Vintage has to be sepia toned…NO RULES!!! I just love to mix everything up…life in itself is serious…when I create art I just love to let go and DO WHAT I WANT!  I love using lots of funky elements. I search the world for all the crazy vintage elements I add to the kits every month….I can’t show you every page of this album…but see the glass cherries?…I found those in France….sooooo FUN! So…expect the UNEXPECTED in BAD GIRLS kits….and make sure you come here to not only learn…we WILL TEACH YOU to work with all mediums…but most important come here to PLAY…to LET GO…to just HAVE FUN and create something BAD ASS!!!

If you don’t want to miss out on the first SCRAPBOOK kit you can send me an email…I only have a few kits left. The release will be September 15th. The website is still being worked on….all the subscription buttons and kits will up on the 15th. There will be three other kits…the MIXED MEDIA kit, the HOME DECOR kit, and the VINTAGE kit. Those kits are available in a very LIMITED EDITION. You cannot subscribe to them. They are on a FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED basis. If you would like to reserve one please email me at Admin@BadGirlsCouture.com. Please subscribe to our NEWSLETTER  so that you don’t miss anything…we have sneak peeks coming up soon and lots of other things happening. Please check back to the BLOG daily to see what updates we have.

 

Bad Girls Design Team Call…Wanna Be Bad????

 

Hi Everyone! It is that time again and I am excited to once again be developing a new Design Team for Bad Girls. Please read through the info below and if you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact us. I look forward to seeing everyone’s work and Good Luck!

 

Bad Girls Design Team Call

2017-2018

www.badgirlscouture.com

Entry Period: 7/1/17-7/20/17

Open to all US and INTERNATIONAL Artists

 

Wanna be BAD??!!!!

Bad Girls is a one of a kind Artistic Kit Club specializing in state of the art scrapbooking, mixed media, home, and vintage kits. We are also a manufacturer who offers our own private line products both wholesale and retail. We pride ourselves in providing a bad ass community of artists who come together to teach, inspire, and instill an ever evolving atmosphere of No Fear and No Rules…matter of fact if you are a RULE BREAKER then you are in the right place. We are looking for artists who create art with no fear and are not afraid to break every single rule, push the envelope, and who have no boundaries! If you want to join the best in the industry and at the same time gain some really good exposure, enjoy great perks, and get to create with the best kits then you are who we are looking for.

 

Qualifications:

Passion for creating art and projects with a broad knowledge of not only the paper art but also mixed media art, and the ability and desire to grow as an artist and try new things.

Proficient with excellence in photography and knowledge of video taping tutorials and classes.

Must work well under pressure and tight deadlines.

Must be a team player and participate in Bad Girls promotions and contests

Must be active on all the top Social Media sites (Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, & Twitter)

Must have a current Blog

Must be exclusive to Bad Girls Couture as a kit club Design Team Member. Manufacturer Design Teams are accepted.

Graphic Design experience is a definite plus.

Entry Requirements:

 

Submit a combination of 4 projects/layouts…at least one MUST BE a project. Make sure this is your best work and it epitomizes your unique style and abilities. One project/layout must be created exclusively for this call. Please indicate which one.

Submit your resume, links to any online galleries, your Blog, your Social Media accounts, and anything else you deem highlights the exposure of your art, social media, and ability to advertise it.

Please indicate which Design Teams you are currently on. If you are currently on a kit club team indicate when your term expires.

Tell us why you would like to be a BAD GIRL! What makes you a good fit for our team? What would you like for us to know about you? You can tell us in a video you make or in a paragraph…get creative!

You may submit your completed entry to:

Admin@BadGirlsCouture.com

In the Subject Line please write Design Team Entry/Your Name

Include your name, address, email address, phone number.

Artists will be notified by 7/25/17. We will have a meeting in July and your official term will begin in August. You will be creating with our Grand Opening Kit which will be mailed to you in August. Grand Opening will be in September.

 

Your Benefits as a BAD GIRL DESIGNER:

You will receive one kit per month to design with. Value $50-$200. Depends on what kit you are designing with for the month.

Opportunity to design with a diversified line of kits….Scrapbook, Mixed Media, Home, and Vintage.

A discount in our Shoppes of 30% off.

Published projects with Bad Girls Kits and/or BAD GIRLS COUTURE signature products will be generously compensated. Amounts to be disclosed to Designers who become a part of our team.

Opportunity to attend and teach at trade shows and retreats.

Good Luck to all you BAD GIRLS!!!