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!

Forever- A Vintage Layout with Fussy Cutting

Happy Friday, friends!

Today, I have a layout to share using the amazing November scrapbook kit, and a simple tutorial for using some cut outs. The Prima Marketing Zella Teal paper in the kit is out of this world beautiful! I love the paper with the rose pattern, so I decided to fussy cut nearly the entire sheet. On the other side, there is a vintage map print, so I used both sides for my project. I knew I wanted to use one of the large circles and one of the small ones, so I cut those out first, then turned the page over and fussy cut out a lot of the images so I would have a lot to create my design. I used nearly every image on the paper!

Because I planned to use the background paper you see in the picture, I wanted to add some definition of the flowers, so I added some black chalk ink to the edges.

This picture below is an “in process” design as I was trying to see how I wanted to place the fussy cutting. Once I decided on placement, and took a picture, I was ready to remove all of the elements for gluing down.

To add dimension and ease of placing the fussy cut images, I wanted to “pop up” the globe. I COULD have used foam adhesive squares, but that would have been a lot of squares- and cardboard is better because it’s quicker, not to mention, FREE! I added double-sided tape to a piece of cardboard with plenty of room underneath to place the fussy cut images, and also support the size of the Prima Marketing resin frame.

And, here’s the end result:

I added some script stamping with grey pigment ink around the flowers. (I also added some extra flowers from my stash to coordinate with the beautiful flowers from the kit.)

For the smaller circle, I added the smaller Prima Marketing resin frame, and used some of the Prima Marketing wax to highlight the features of the frame and tone down the bright white. The cute little tag was left over from the October Bad Girls Couture kit, so I used it, and added some number stickers from my stash for the year.

I popped up the photo a bit by adding some vintage blue lace trim that was also from a past kit- the October mixed media kit- the blue tone was perfect for these Prima Marketing papers!

I also added a title from my stash, as well as some lace and scroll for added interest on the right side of the frame.

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Vintage Layout Using 7 Gypsies Paper

Hello, Baddies!

Today, I’m sharing a vintage style layout using some of the beautiful, timeless 7 Gypsies papers from the November scrapbook kit.  7 Gypsies is my go-to paper for all things vintage- the patterns are unique, yet classic, and will always give you the worn-out beautiful look that makes your projects look ANTIQUATED!

Here’s my layout:

 So, I used all 4 sheets of 7 Gypsies paper from the kit- the background page is perfect as is- the only thing I did to this paper was give it a light white-washing of watered down Bad Girls Couture Gesso (This gesso is perfect- you NEED IT!).

I did the same to the black patterned paper- minimal white washing for a slightly more distressed look to tone down the dark- it’s a small detail that adds so much to the composition of nearly any vintage project.

I cut out some bricks from one of the pieces of paper to tuck under the flower clusters- I distressed the pieces, then inked with black chalk ink for added definition.

I also cut out a frame using one of my favorite Sizzix dies, and made flowers with the tan and red polka dot paper.

I also white-washed the flowers with the gesso- the red flowers are from my stash, but could easily be made by hand, which I WAS going to do with the leftovers of one of my projects with the red Prima Marketing paper from the kit, but I MAY have accidentally thrown it away! :(

Behind the flowers, I used some pieces of an old applique I had. I love the look of using fabric and appliques on vintage projects. I knew it would be a good fit for this layout, but when I was working on my design, I noticed that the applique was the same shade as the lace trim from the kit, so I colored the applique pieces with some pigment powders.

The Prima Marketing peridot rhinestones from the kit were the perfect accent for the frame, which really ties the green from the applique and the papers all together. I cut up the cup chain to add the rhinestones in different sizes individually to highlight the die cut frame.

Lastly, I added a title and a heart locket from my stash to complete the design.

Thanks for stopping by the blog and taking a look at my layout! Be sure to grab a November kit from the SHOPPES, if you haven’t already!

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.

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Creating A Vintage Element

Hello Michelle here on this happy Friday sharing my Antiqued project.

Adding a special touch to your layout has never been easier! The moment I saw this paper I knew exactly what I wanted to do!

This layout project was made using Prima’s paper clay, vintage border mould and stamps along with the Tattered Angel paint, all included in this month’s Bad Girl Couture kit.

It’s very easy to use the moulds! Once you start creating with them using the silicone moulds & paper clay, you will want to do it over and over again because of the possibilities of what you can create using them together. Once you allow the clay to dry you can start adding color to give it that vintage antique look. To get the color match my paper, I used a very high pigmented ink in the color teal. I love that you can choose so many of combinations to fit the color scheme in your home. And to add that vintage aged look I used added a distressed ink.

The pink felt flowers in the kit are simply amazing. The made my page pop! and I added pastel leaves using my punch to tie it all in.

Extra Tip…….the moulds are food safe! You can create gorgeous candies and chocolates in exquisite designs! Or use them to make beautiful, shabby-chic candles and soaps!

 

Weekend

Happy Friday bad girls! Are you ready for the weekend? I have am sharing a vintage layout today using one of my favorite photos from my birthday celebration in September. My husband surprised me with a party with all of our neighborhood friends! It was a lot of fun… he even bought me a tag, hat and some other fun birthday goodies that said 21. Haha, it was a joke… I just turned 39. He did good… He even got me a Chocolate Truffle Bomb cake and it was da bomb! Seriously… so good.

Enough about my birthday party… Here’s a layout I created of my friend Angel and I at the party. I altered the photo using PicMonkey to make the photo look more vintage looking so it would blend nicely with the papers.

I used a stamp to stamp my title at the top of the photo. Also, I cut a piece of the Tin Foil stickers in half to use as photo corners for the photo. Oh, and what did you think of the Hambly screen print? OMG, I was so excited… yet, sad that they are no longer in business. I hope Wendy has some more of their screen prints somewhere… maybe she’s hoarding them, I don’t know, but I am not greedy and I will gladly take a few more sheets. LOL In the mean time, I think I’ll hold on to my scraps. :)

I cut the frame from the 7gypsies paper to use as a frame for the photo.

I cut the spades and date strip from the Prima Paper to use as embellishments for this layout. Since none of dates on the date print had September, I used my stamp to add September at the bottom. It was bothering me… teehee
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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!!

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

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Me & You

Hello everyone. I created this layout for Bad Girls Couture using the September kit. Today, I want to share with you, how I created this fun, colorful layout. The Twinkling H20’s are so vibrant on this layout. It just screams fun!
Before, I started doing anything with this layout, I coated the white cardstock with gesso and let it dry overnight. Once dried, I splashed the pink Twinkling H20’s onto the cardstock. I used a black Sharpie to draw a 1/2″ border around the layout.
I coated the chipboard alphas using the gesso. Once dry, I splashed blue and pink watercolor paints on them and let them dry.
I matted the collage of photos using a few pieces of patterned paper then I hand-cut the hot air balloon and photo corners from the Crate Paper and colored them using markers.

I recycled the packaging from the Crate Paper embellishments to use as a fun border for the bottom of my photo collage. Since I was running low on embellishments, I stamped flowers onto patterned paper then used scissors to cut it out. I used a foam square to pop it up off the page. Also, I painted the Prima flower using the Twinkling H20’s so that the flower would blend in more with the layout.
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