Happy First Day of FALL

Hello Bad Girls,

My favorite time of the year is here, so HAPPY FALL YA’LL

The Fall season is so full of rich colors and this layout is full of it.

I wanted to add texture and dimension to my layout so I pulled out my hexagon die punch, and also went through my floral stash to find just the perfect shades of Fall to tie in the papers and embellishments.

In my October kit I was pleasantly surprised and happy to find the clear acrylic pages that had these amazing beautiful frames, and how awesome does the distressed print look over my Vincent’s face. It kind of looks like it a very vintage photo.

I cannot wait to see what you create with this months kit, I hope I was able to inspire you today.

Thank you for stopping by, and also wanted to say that I just received my November kit and it has me dancing like a crazy maniac……I love it so much, and I cannot wait to show you what I have created.

Always,

Inspire Me: Paint Color Palette

Hello, Bad Girls!

It’s Rae with you today, sharing a layout I made with the October kit, inspired by a paint color palette that I found on Pinterest. I confess: I am a Pinterest Junkie! I use Pinterest every day- I have thousands of pins including recipes, craft projects, beautiful backyards, dream homes, and paint color palettes! I pin so many of these color palettes- some of them are definitely combinations I want in my house, and others I save just for scrapbooking inspiration. This one is so beautiful, I couldn’t wait to use it:

And, I saw all of these colors in the October kit, so I decided to use it for inspiration for this layout of my littlest man, all dressed up on Kindergarten Graduation Day. I edited the picture to coordinate with the color palette, as that shirt was quite a bright teal.

I printed out a small, wallet sized picture for this layout, so to make sure it was still the focal point, I cut down the blue Websters Pages blue paper, distressed it, and glue it to the Melissa Frances ledger paper. The blue and ephemera/script style paper was a prominent theme in the kit, so I was able to repeat those layers in my paper cluster.

I added some of the 7 Gypsies Architextures stickers (the wood, tin tiles, and the door) to my layers for added interest and dimension as well, mixing in some of the blue and brown/grey tones from the color palette.

I also added in some greys and silver tones by adding the frame that I fussy cut from the 7 Gypsies paper, and a metal heart from my stash on the little tag.

I added the title with some alphas from my stash, that are actually a greenish grey that are from the same line/ collection as the Websters Pages paper I used.

I also made the clock using the Prima Marketing paper clay that was in the kit, and a mould that I already has. I painted it with the ivory Tattered Angels High Impact paint, and then used some silver metallic wax to accent the groove for definition.

I also die cut some leaves from the Websters pages ledger paper, and colored them blue and distressed them.

Thanks for taking the time to check out my project today. I definitely recommend browsing through color palettes on Pinterest for some amazing inspiration!

 

Flying by the Seat of your Pants is Soooo BAD GIRL SEXY!

I’m just gonna be honest…most times when I sit down to create I have no idea what I am going to do. Rarely do I plan ahead. I just sit down and let my supplies inspire me. And that is what being a BAD GIRL is all about…and that is how we are BRINGING SEXY BACK! If art is something that was going to stress me then why would I do it??? So that is what I encourage you NOT to do…NO STRESS…just play girlies…and most of all HAVE FUN!

So when I sat down to create this Layout, again my mind went to the book that I started making for my husband to hold love notes. So this is another page. I really love the Gypsy on the 7 Gypsies paper so I decided to highlight her. But I love the fabric and the moulds and the flash card…and the transparency…yep…her we go…I have to put it all on the page…*sigh*….lol…

I went a little crazy with my sewing machine…*gasp*…what else is new???!!! hahaha…

I cut out the numbers on the flash cards and grunged them up a bit with the cream paint…holy crap I love that paint…when they say HIGH IMPACT they really mean it…super opaque…gets the job done in one swipe! Take notice that all that is holding my numbers in place is the stitching and to add interest I put half the numbers behind the transparancy…who’d a thunk??? lol….

The Gypsy photo is held in place with the 7 Gypsies ephemera as hinges and I added a shabby half frame around Ms. Bad Ass Gypsy that I created with the Prima moulds and I colored them with the Gold Glimmer Glam. I wanted to #keepitreal which is why I left the frame white where I have the break…I wanted it to appear like a worn broken frame…another reason why I didn’t trim neatly around it.

I added turquoise paint to the background to add contrast in a #badassway! Look closely and you will notice I also added a touch of the Gold Glimmer Glam over the paint on the bottom to create harmony with the gold frame and the gold in the fabric.

I formed pockets to the side by stitching and made three tags with assorted papers in the kit. Take notice at the top I folded the fabric backward at the top and created a place to put a pen…this way I can grab the book at any time and not have to look into the black hole where all the pens disappear into…LOL…

Here’s a closeup of the gorgeous 7 Gypsies ephemera…gosh I am so in love with it…it adds so much interest and texture…and look at how amazing the fabric looks with the transparency on top of it. So girlies…get your kits out and just PLAY…have fun and DO NOT be afraid to be BAD and just try ANYTHING…mx it all up and create something SEXY! Have a fabulously BAD ASS DAY!

xoxo

Wendy La Croix

Playing with Screen Prints

Hi everyone. I am back with another layout using the fabulous October Bad Girls Couture Kit. When I first saw the Hambly Screen Print, my eyes immediately went towards the big oval frame. So, naturally, I thought of something to use it for… a frame of course! I simply used scissors to cut out the image then used my tape runner to add some adhesives to the corners behind the black. You can staple transparency to the layout as well… that is what I usually do.

I added a few sheets of the tin foil to decorate the base of my layout. Then I added a strip of patterned paper and transparency. I hand-cut the postal image to use as a die cut for my layout. The “Good Times” banner was created using a roller stamp and an image cut from the Prima paper. I used a marker to color it lime green to pull the green from the leaf of the flower.
I hand-cut the cupids from the Prima paper then used a pink marker to color in the heart. Then I used a foam square to pop the image off the page. I added the gold heart to the center of the heart from my stash. I tucked one of the antique tags at the top right-side of the photo mat.
I used a few stamps at the bottom to help tell my story as well as my own hand-writing.
I painted the “Happy” laser die cut (by Creative Memories) with the Gold Glimmer Glam paint and Twinkling H20’s.
Thanks so much for visiting today!

Let’s Get Vintage!!

Happy Friday y’all!!  Today we are getting vintage!!

I’ve been itching to scrap these pics of our family ladies tea for a couple of reasons, first of all, we were all dressed up and looking fancy and ummm…how often do you get a photo op with the queen?!  LOL! Well a cardboard cut out of her but still.  So needless to say this layout required just the right combination of class and style but I couldn’t lose my usual grit I normally like to have on a layout.  Then the October kit came and I knew this was the kit to tackle these pics!  I mean, hello…that Hambly overlay?  *swoon*  I was in my element to say the least.  Well enough talk…let’s take a closer peek, shall we?

Let me start with the Prima flower in the middle I toned the bright pink down a bit with the Tattered Angels Ivory paint in the kit and glittered the edges up with the Gold Glimmer paint.  Took a while for paint to dry on that felt but it was worth the effect I think.

 

I knew I wanted to use that glorious Hambly overlay (which I cut up in bits and pieces and cherished).   So I cut the large frame and started layering from there.

I loved the way it looked on top of the 7 Gypsies Architectures Floral Guide Paper but as I cut and layered more pieces and then stencil some painted feathers with the Tattered Angels Ivory paint (and by the way the paint covered really well on that transparency),  I decided to place a plain sheet of clear transparency over the 7 Gypsies paper.  I begin attaching everything to the clear transparencty so everything had an even “transparency” gloss and the seems didn’t appear so harsh and evident.  Then I started hand stitching!  I stitched the little tag on to include some journaling, I’m not much on a lot of journaling text so that was perfect.

Then I knew I had to include some vintage linens, hello…it’s Antiqued Friday!  So I pulled out my linen stash and found these wonderful cross stitched pieces and sewed them on.   I was pretty happy with the look of how it turned out.  All that was left was the title so I just searched through my alphas and popped on some trusty ‘ol alpha stickers from my stash and inked up all the edges and I was done.  It all really came together and suited the mood of the pics pretty well.   I hope y’all are inspired to get your vintage on today on your layouts and projects today!!

Altered Chipboard Tag

Hi everybody! Hope you’re having a fabulous week so far. Today, I have a fun tag that I altered using the Mouldings from the October Bad Girls Couture kit. I love tags; they are my favorite. For this project, I used a chipboard tag and vintage moulding by Prima Marketing.

The first thing I did was coat the chipboard tag in Heavy White Gesso with a paintbrush. I pushed the tag aside and used the Moulding and paper clay to make a border for the bottom of the tag. I gently peeled the mold from the Moulding then added a good amount of gesso at the bottom of the tag and gently pressed the Moulding on top of the gesso and let it sit to dry for 24 hours.

Once the tag was completely dry, I sprayed some of Prima Marketing Inc.’s Colour Blooms on the tag and used a brush to brush the mist onto the Moulding in the colors of Cobalt and Deep Teal. I splashed some Gold Glimmer Glam onto the tag as well. I stamped a butterfly image onto the tag using black ink and added some lace at the top of the tag to complete my project.

 

 

These Mouldings are addicting and so much fun to play with! What do you think? Are you ready to try these beauties out on your next project?!

Thanks for visiting 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) 

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 Ass Vibe = Using Embossing Powders for Borders!

Happy Saturday!

It’s Rae with you today, sharing a Bad Ass layout I made with the October kit:

First, I’ll talk about how I created this layout, and then how I used a SIMPLE, yet BAD ASS technique to create the border around the page. For me, a Bad Ass layout has a lot of details- details that you don’t necessarily notice at first glance, but when you look up close, there they are!

I started with painting the main paper with clear gesso. After adding the embossing powder around the edges, I added some stenciling, pink mist, and some pink wax over the stenciling. In the close up below, you can all of that, AND you can see a bunch of the small details, including some faux stitching on the heart! And, the embossing powder on the page. 🙂

On the other side of the layout, you can see some of the layers from under the photo- the 7 Gypsies pink Architextures distressed wood, and some paper images I cut from the Prima Wild and Free Paper, as well as the 7 Gypsies paper with the frame. Fussy cutting images from paper is always worth the extra effort and adds wonderful layers and dimension.

Because pink was one of the major colors on this layout, it was great to have so many pink tones in the layout. However, the brightness of the pink Prima Marketing felt flowers felt like too much of a POP to me, and I didn’t want the flowers to be the first thing that was noticed on the layout- the picture is always my focal point! 🙂 So, I decided to tone them down with some Bad Girls Couture white gesso! ( I added gesso to the pink felt bow at the top of the picture as well.

I added some fussy cut flowers under the felt flowers.

Here, you can see more of the fussy cut images peeking under the photo, and that super cute distressed tag from the kit that was perfect for a small title.

And now for the simple tutorial on how to use embossing powder to create a distressed edge. You need embossing medium, embossing powder, a heat gun, and paper.

First, I used an embossing medium dabber. But you can use an embossing pad as well. I just like the dabber. Any embossing powder will do. I used this aged one from Stampendous! because it’s what I have, and I like the color combo, but you could mix any powders that you have to create a mottled look: this powder has black, gold and silver, mixed.

Add the embossing medium to the edges in a random fashion. Use as much or as little as you want. I tend to put more than I think I will need because you can always take some off with your finger or paper towel. The shiny part at the bottom corner of the paper is the embossing medium. If you use an embossing medium pad, it may be a little difficult to get the same pattern, but adding the medium from the pad with a sponge should be helpful.

I used a dinner plate under the paper when I pour on the embossing powder, but you could use scrap paper if you wanted. This way is just easier for me because of the size of the paper I’m adding the powder to.

Shake off the excess powder. Decide if this is how you want it to look- rub off what you don’t want on there.

TIP: if you feel like it’s not enough, as though you didn’t add enough embossing medium and want more coverage with the embossing powder, that’s okay- you can add more after you heat emboss your first attempt. 🙂

Because this is a 12X12 paper, I work in sections, doing one side at a time, to heat emboss them so I don’t smudge off the powder before it’s dried on there.

 

Here’s a closeup after using the heat tool. You can see some “splatters” of the powder- this happens when you curl your paper in your hand, creating a barrier so the powder doesn’t fly away, and melt, even if there is no embossing medium there!

Since I have added clear gesso, and the embossing medium, and also heat, the paper is now warped/curled. This is where a magnetic mat is very handy. You can see in this picture the magnets are making the paper flat. I keep it this way overnight. If it’s still warped when I get back to my project, I will place it under the mat and put some heavy objects on there for a while and/or glue the paper to a piece of 12X12 heavy card stock. a combination of these things always work. 🙂

It really add a BAD ASS VIBE to my layout!

Thanks for taking a look at my project today!

 

 

 

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!