Journey Layout with Junque!

Hello, everyone!

Today I am sharing a layout I made using the January scrapbook kit. This was the last project that I made with the kit, so it was the perfect time to come up with some junque to use because I had already used so much of the kit. I had already used the flowers from the kit, but those flowers really got me thinking about how I had some old artificial flowers that I had planned on tossing because they were falling apart, but I pulled them out to see what I could do with them, and they became the “junque” that I used on this layout.

Even though I pulled out these white leaves, I did not use them. The berry stems I did use however, after I painted them with some Bad Girls Couture gesso, which I also added to the photo, mat, and the rest of the layout to mimic snow.

I also added a broken resin frame from my stash, which was also “junque”! 🙂

In this closeup, you can see that I used some of the pink Tattered Angels Glitter Glam on some chipboard. I also used it on the white handmade roses.

I love how the Hambly Screen Prints Vellum paper looks over the 7 Dots paper! I also added some snowflake stenciling to complete the look.

 

Thanks for stopping by the blog today to check out my layout that’s “All Junqued Up” with artificial flowers. If you aren’t already a subscriber, go to the shoppes and grab yourself a kit!

 

 

Use that Junque Wisely!

One of my favorite ways to use up the “junk” on my studio desk is to collage it all up! And, thats exactly what I did for this project.

To get started, I grabbed the binder ring from the mini book included in this month’s kit, and a couple of the old bingo cards.

I then just started layering up lots of bits…

Under paper from my desk, chipboard pieces from the kit…

I even took the plastic packaging from the flair badges in the kit, filled it with sequins, stitched it on, then hung some ribbon (that I dyed using the simmer paint from the kit) from it! What a fun addition to this collage!

Lots of paint, plenty of stitching, some face sketching, a couple of feathers, and some splatters pull it all together!

A magazine clipping inspired the title… “Wise.”

Now, all I need to to is frame it up in a lovely shadowbox and hang it!

I love turning “Junk” into something pretty!

Have fun getting junky today!

Junque it up Mini Art Journal

Now you guys know I like to use some junk and reclaimed stuff in my projects.  But this month we had some pretty cool stuff in this kit, including this amazing mini book made with vintage game cards.  WHA?  That had to be utilized and showcased in all it’s Junque it up glory!!  So, I did what any bad girl would do and I rocked that journal!!  Those old cards could have been easily tossed out as junk but Wendy scooped these amazing treasures up and included them all bound with rings and ready for us to get our creativity on!

I really liked the idea of turning this little mini into an art journal and it turns out there was the perfect little title sticker in the 7 Dots stickers that came in the kit.  SCORE!  So that was really my jumping off point.  And there were some great square stickers that made the perfect tabs so I used them to tab off each game card as separate sections in my little art journal.

Then I just got into painting and layering and just laying on some texture to give the cover the look I was going for.  I wanted to have a really dimensional cover filled with texture and rich colors without being too bright.  The flower was perfect for that but I didn’t want it to too new or store bought.

So I went to work on deconstructing it, only using one layer of the flower.  I painted it with a generous coating of the Bad Girls Couture Gesso.  Once the gesso dried I applied layers of watered down brown acrylic paint with my finger till it was toned down and aged looking.  For the center I use a couple of the chipboard cut outs and painted them with the teal Tattered Angels paint.  I also mixed some texture beads into some gesso and applied it to the edges and over the center pieces for more texture and interest, then a bit more brown paint.  I did the same with the other chipboard cut outs and applied the 7 Dots “art journal” sticker with glue dots to give it a title.  Finally I filled it with water color paper between the tabbed sections and gave the cover and all the game cards and tabs a good inking.  Now it’s ready for all my art journaling and painting needs!

I really love how the flower is totally transformed and almost looks porcelain.  Hopefully you will find some inspiration to get junquey and painty and make a fun mini like this!

~Michelle Sanders

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!

 

 

 

 

Life is beautiful

Hello, crafty friends! Happy new year! I am glad to meet you in the New Year! I love this photo, it conveys the mood!It was a wonderful day and I wanted to keep it in my memory. I wanted to create a light and airy page, such as my mood on this day!

I did not use many colors, it’s only white, black and gold! On the page are different golden accents and they play with each other! These gorgeous gold glitter stickers! Oh! I can not take my eyes off this flicker)))I love the gold accents of foil. I used Reactive mist from Heidi Swapp. Just spray with Heidi’s spray, put a sheet of foil over it and rub it with your finger. These golden splashes look great! I like that when you hold a spray you do not know what the result will be))) You get what you get!I did not think at all what composition this layout would be))) I just created! First, spray sprays and foil, then I cut off put the photo on the sheet, it became clear that it should be highlighted. A piece of black and white sheet in stripes was what you need!

I printed out a photo from instagrams in a special machine – the device that stands in the mall. I like that the photo goes to press together with the comment. It acts as a journalist))) I do not like my handwriting, it is always difficult for me to make a juranling handwritten text. I love Nicole’s handwriting on her pages!

 

The title ideally fits the meaning and mood of the layout. I made this layout very quickly and easy, try how to just create with these awesome sets!

Enjoy your time and creative inspiration! Thank you for visiting me today! Have great days!

Junque it Up! Upcycled Cell Phone Case Box

Hello, friends!

Who doesn’t love boxes? I am such a box hoarder- I save all boxes, and while most people think they should go in the trash after opening, that’s the kind of “JUNQUE” that holds a special place in my heart! I save boxes of all kinds so that they can be upcycled, and this box that held a cell phone case is going to be the perfect gift box for my daughter’s new cell phone for her upcoming birthday.

 

This was just an ordinary white box that got a hefty coat of Bad Girls Couture Gesso- you HAVE to get some- the quality and consistency is PERFECT! There’s a jar of the gesso in this month’s kit, so if you definitely don’t want to miss it- it is a must-have item for all of your projects!

After I primed the box with gesso, I used the flourish Prima Marketing stencil (also in the kit) with some modeling paste in random spots. Once dry, I added some green and grey/black color sprays/mists from my stash. Then, I dried the box with a heat tool and applied the Prima Marketing Metallique Wax in Old Silver over the stenciled modeling paste for nice distressed and blended look.

Now that I had my foundation/background done, it was time to work on the design, which  wanted to somewhat simple and girly. I fussy cut out one of the little ladies from the Prima Marketing “Welcome to Paris” paper, and used the Prima Marketing “French Riviera” paper to die cut a fancy oval.

I used black archival ink to color the little lady from yellow to black for a classic silhouette appearance. I diluted some of the Bad Girls Couture Gesso and gave the oval a lighter appearance, then slightly misted it with a green spray so it would blend in with the colors on the box. Then, I inked the scroll part of the oval with black chalk ink.

I added the Prima Marketing Peridot rhinestone chain- I cut pieces to add larger rhinestones for added interest.

And, because I am hopelessly addicted to flowers, I added some small roses and leaves from my stash.

Lastly, I added a sentiment and put the elastic strap that came with the box to complete the look.

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Fussy cutting- this is one crabby layout

Hi everyone! This has been such a fun kit to work with. I’ve been doing a lot of fussy cutting lately. I love looking through my patterned papers for fun little patterns to use as die cuts on my projects. It’s super easy to do and it helps me save money on embellishments! Most of the time, I cut the patterns out using a pair of scissors, then I use foam squares to adhere them to my projects.

This layout has quite a bit of fussy cutting and lots of layering. I cut the tag from the cut-apart sheet to help frame my photo. The crab, celestial sun, boat and “the seashore” word flag were all cut from patterned paper. I stamped the “love this” rectangle onto patterned paper then cut it out using scissors to add another layer to the photo. The green and brown paper behind the photo is actually the packaging from the Prima flowers that I decided to recycle onto the layout! I am all about recycling… My husband thinks I am nuts… I may be… just a little nuts and crazy, but a fun one! haha

Since this is a beach layout, I added some torn paper at the bottom to make it took like ripped tides…

I cut the “Remember” title using my Silhouette Portrait to complete the layout. This is as about a junked up I could manage considering I tend to be more of a simple scrapbooker. 🙂 I hope I was able to inspire to try fussy cutting on your next project. I find that it can be very therapeutic!

 

Thanks for visiting today!

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!

 

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) 

Junque It Up Candle Holder

Are you ready to get Junqie?!  I was so excited to do this project!!  As soon as I saw the Prima Moulds this is the vision that I had in my mind.

This dreamy vintage looking pillar candle holder that looks like it came from another time.  But I was nervous to work with the paper clay, I had never worked with it before and wasn’t sure how it would turn out.  So, in true junk fashion, I headed out to the scrap wood pile and found me a piece of wood and it was perfect for this!

Next I just pressed a good size piece of the clay into the mould and immediately removed it.

 

Since I needed it to take on the shape of the rounded edges I had to wrap it around the wood.  I thought I could just glue it and it would be ok…so I hot glued it and trimmed the extra pieces.  Then I attached an old junk brooch and layered a little brass clock charm on top right to the middle for interest and I headed to bed for the night while it dried.

 

Well it dried.  And cracked.  And all fell off.  Lesson learned.  But…it did hold it’s shape where I needed it to around the corners so I was able to piece it back together and reglue it.

But the cracks and gaps remained where the clay had shrunken.  So I pulled out my joint compound and began to patch the cracks with a pallet knife and the results were pretty good.

Next I gessoed the entire thing and then grabbed the Ivory Tattered Angels paint and painted over just the exposed wood section.

Lastly, I gave the clay and the metal pieces in the center a distressed antique finish.  As you can see on the scrap pieces of clay I played around with the finishes I wanted to use before I landed on the one I really liked.  I used a combination of paints by Plaid (layering and sponging until I like the effect) and then applied a layer of the Gold Glitter Tattered Angels that came in the kit to finish it off.

I hope you are inspired to go junking and find an old treasure to spruce up!!