Splatters, Rips, and Flair, Oh My!

Hello, friends!

Today I’m sharing a grungy layout I made using the January scrapbook kit with the FABULOUS 7 Dots Paint Chips papers! My style is usually shabby chic-like, but I have two boys, so it’s fun to do some grunge-type layouts, and this kit was perfect for that!

I started out by adding some circle stenciling with distress ink, and also some faux stitching to the edge of the base layer. This is easy to do- if you have one of those sewing wheels, you can just run along the paper, and then pierce the holes with a needle, then trace it with a marker. I also ripped the paper and used some black cardstock in between those layers for added dimension.

I cut some circles from the blue/green paper, then stamped each of them using a stitched circle stamp with embossing medium, and added black embossing powder. I added flair to 3 of the four circles.

On the bottom circle, I added some stars, and some numbers from my stash, which is the title of the layout (15, because this pic was taken on my son’s 15th birthday).

I inked the paint splatters chipboard with black archival ink, and added the layout. I also added some  word stickers.

Lastly, I added many splatters over the entire layout, except for the photo. I added both black and white India ink from my stash, and some of the blue Tattered Angels Glitter Glam.

 

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Live Inspired

 

Hi everybody! I hope you’ve had a wonderful week. Today I am back with another layout I created using the January kit. For this layout, I decided to play with my stencils, mists, acrylic paint and thread to create a fun layout! I just love the vibe here!! Such a fun layout! There’s so many little details I love about this layout. Let me share them with you.

I used the triangle stencil from the December kit to create multiple triangles. Once the paint was dry, I splashed some teal mist to add more color. Then I hand stitched little plus signs randomly throughout the layout. I matted the base of the layout onto teal cardstock to help frame the layout. I had a tag in my stash that I used to frame my photo that is approximately 2″x2″. I love this photo of me with my little man.

I grabbed some buttons from my stash to embellish my layout. I don’t know what it is about me and buttons this month… I went a little crazy with them… I’ve had them in a jar on my desk for awhile now, untouched until this month.

I added a few buttons at the bottom of the layout and on the tag. I love how pretty the word stickers look on this layout. The stitched plus signs really adds so much charm to this layout. I just felt like the triangles were missing something… and then I thought of the plus signs, thinking about Edward PLUS me… and it totally worked.

I layered two buttons and tied them together to create a fun, unique embellishment for the tag.

Here is a closer look at the triangles, misting and stitching!

What do you think? Is there anything in your stash that you have not touched in awhile? Why not pull them out and think of a creative way to use them with your kit!

Thank you for visiting today!

It’s Your Day

Ok ya’ll, I don’t know if I broke any rules here but I was certainly bring my sexy back with this little mini gift box!  I have been so inspired with these 7 Dots papers that I have just been creating my little heart out!

So here is another project I made with the January kit.

It’s a mini gift box!!  I used a Sizzix die to create the cut out of the box and after folding it all up I gave it a good inking along the edges with my brown stamp pad.

Next is the really fun part!  I took one of the layers of a silk flower that was in the kit and coated it with a generous coating of Bad Girls gesso.

Once that was dry I gave the center of the petals a good swipe of the Tattered Angels turquoise paint and then adhered some glitter to the edges and center with more gesso.  I cut out more flowers out of the 7 Dots papers.

Finally I made a sweet little tag with a scrap of the Daisy D’s paper and added one of the Um Wow flair buttons and tied it to the box with a scrap of the vintage French fabric.

It was a fast and fun project!

Dance

 

Good morning ladies!! Happy Monday! Today I am sharing a layout I created using the January kit! This kit is sooooo pretty. I just love all the 7 Dots Studio Paper and stickers and the chipboard is totally fun! And let’s not forget the beautiful flowers!

I came across this photo from a long time ago… this was my 21st birthday party and it brought a smile to my face… occasionally, I like to scrapbook older photos to look back on those fun times!! And this was such a great night…one of my best birthdays ever.

For this layout, I decided to make my flowers work for my layout… and since using pink was out of the question, I decided to use the pretty Glimmer Glam paint to paint them! They add such a gorgeous shimmer too! I coated the flowers a few times to add a few layers of paint to make the flowers more opaque.

I love the word stickers in this kit. They are fabulous! I cut a few of the words from some of the sentiments to make them work for me. I used the circle stickers to create a fun little border at the bottom of the layout to help pull it together. And for fun, I added a button on top of the circle sticker below the flower just because I wanted more circles on this layout. 🙂

I coated the chipboard with a few coats of paint to use as a chipboard leaf. It totally works! Also, I painted the brad too. Yea, I got a bit out of control with the paint… I LOVE PAINT. It’s so fun getting messy after a crazy day of work… I was totally in my zone when I created this layout.

What do you think? Are you ready to get messy? You really can’t go wrong with paint, chipboard and flowers… just paint and have fun! Enjoy the process! If you are interested in subscribing, click here! We promise you deliver gorgeous mixed media kits to your doorstep every month! You will not regret it.

Thanks so much for visiting today!

Christmas Baubles

Good morning girlies! There’s nothing sexy about this post. SORRY! LOL… I haven’t been out in awhile so I don’t really have any sexy photos to scrap unless you’re OK with me sharing a picture of me in my jammies… 🙂 Instead, I’ve been making paper ornaments using scraps from the December 42nd St. Soda Shoppe Kit! This kit is so bright and cheery, I can’t get enough of it.

While looking through Pinterest, I came across this link on how to create Christmas Baubles so I thought I’d give it a try! It’s something different… so I thought, why not!

 

To create these two ornaments, all I needed was two sheets of patterned paper,  a 2″ circle punch, pink string and LOTS of glue dots! Don’t look too closely… somehow, some of my images ended up up-side down. Maybe, the next time I create these, they will be better. 🙂

This is my favorite ornament. I just love the colors! Don’t mind the upside down hearts!

Thanks for stopping by today! Are you all ready for Santa? I am all ready to see a BIG smile on Edward’s face tomorrow morning.

Nostalgic Christmas Cottage!!

Who grew up with those sweet little vintage looking cottage houses with the white painted and glittered roofs either on their Christmas trees or on their tables at Christmas?  I know my grandma always had them and they were so sweet!  Well they are so easy to make!  And the papers in this month’s kit are so cool and funky that you can make the neatest retro ones that have an updated twist that will be such a fun and add a fresh pop of color in your decor!

Using some basic card stock I had in my stash and some textured paper I created the base of it and then used all the beautiful papers from the kit to embellish it and bring it to life!  You really could create it just from the papers in the kit but I wanted it to have a little more structure.

So heres how what you need to construct the basic house

Cut two squares and two squares with a pointed rooftop from a heavier card stock or even cardboard if you want it really sturdy.  Then cut out a large rectangle out of whatever paper or material you would like to cover your roof.  I used texutred wallpaper for mine and trimmed the edges with decorative edge scissors.  I didn’t include measurements because I really just eyed mine and you can adjust your depending on how large you want them.

Next you will tape the pieces together (from the inside) side by side till you form a cube constructing the outside of the house.

Lastly you will secure the roof on with tape from the inside as well.  Again, if you are using heavier materials like cardboard you may want to use a heavier adhesive like hot glue or something similar.

Now comes the FUN part!!  I used all the AMAZING papers and glitters in the kit to decorate!!

I covered the front of the house with one of my favorite papers in the kit because I just loved the graphic black and white of it and thought it was a great contrast to the colors.  Then I added a hand cut whimsical scalloped corner edge to the front sides.  I also cut out three identical trees and then folded creased them in half and glued them to themselves so they would form a three dimensional tree that would stand on it’s own at the front of the house.  I used one of the large felt flowers as a door mat.  You can cut out a door, windows, or whatever you like.

The wreath over the door was created by punching out a bunch of branches with a punch and glue dotting them in a circular shape with a circle of the same paper as beneath it to appear there is a hole in the middle like a wreath.  Finally, I created “snow” along the roof top with some of the Bad Girls Couture Gesso and applied the glitter from the kit while it was still wet.

It was a fun project that could be adapted for kids projects, Halloween, Easter or any season really!  Y’all have fun creating!!

California Sunshine

Hi everyone, Melissa here with a page for Bad Girls Couture!  I took this photo a long time ago when I lived in Southern California. My friend in the photo is one of the nicest people I’ve ever met.

I was amazed by the beaches there, and it seemed like it was always sunny,warm, and dry. I think this 7 Gypsies paper fit well with the colors of the photo, and the elements of the kit.

To make this page I applied gesso with a cosmetic sponge, then stenciled on texture paste. I made the paste by mixing baby powder with the gesso to get a thicker consistency. When it was dry I rubbed on some Prima silver wax.

 

 

I took some of the top layer of paper off a piece of cardboard, and sponged it with gesso. I added color to the page with watercolor pencils and some gold metallic paint. I put cheesecloth under the cardboard to add detail.

 

I added part of the chain of Bohemian crystals around a glass pebble I’d painted. I used a bottle cap to hold them, and sprinkled in some micro beads.

I applied flowers, pearls, and rhinestones. I glued on microbeads to the flower for more texture.

I glued on gold embossing powder to sort of bring the sand onto the page. I also rubbed on gold mica powder.

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

 

 

 

Mini Mannequin!! Totally sexy!!

Hello, Candy here bringing sexy back with this mini mannequin form.  Making these beauties is my passion and I have made them smaller all the way up to full size.  I have even created a wearable dress out of paper.  I am a  true vintage girl, so 7Gypsies is close to my heart and it made it pitter patter when I got some in the November kit.

I took a punch and made small flowers.  Layering them from the bottom up to create the main dress.  The middle corset is more paper that is layered vertically to create the look.  These metal balls were just perfect to complete the look up the corset as well as finish off the necklace.  And don’t even get me started on the mini picture frame.  So vintage and cute!

 


Close up of the details in the corset and top

 

Inspiration with Love

Hello everyone. Irina here, and today I have a something special to share with you. November Main Subscription Kit inspired me! This set is great, I love Prima products. I made this art object with a photo of my daughter. 

The design is a deer horn made of cardboard. You can draw them on a piece of cardboard or print out a template and circle with a pencil, like I did!The base is made of two layers: the first is the horns made of cardboard, the second layer is made of patterned paper with a pattern of wood.

 

In a rich set of November we have a  Art Alchemy Metallique Wax by Finnabair for Prima Marketing. Beautiful, metallic, wax-based paste which will turn your artwork into a real treasure while adding amazing, rich, metal-like finish to most surfaces and elements. Great for applying with your fingers and sponges. Perfect for adding color and finishing touches to home décor projects. Metallique Wax has a permanent finishing cover giving you great, color-filled, shiny results on dark and light backgrounds. It’s very cool to have in the set this Metallique Wax.

 

I like to have a headline in my work, it decorates and fills my project with meaning. I used the title “Love” from the chipboard.This title is very suitable for this photo))) LOL

 

I used Super Gesso to paint the chipboard in white.Premium white Gesso from @Bad Girls Couture has an excellent consistency and a beautiful white color. You should definitely try it in your projects. I always use sponge, for such work.

 

Elegance and splendor of my project is attached to pearl beads from @Blue Moon Beards.This is a great set of beads. Beads have different shapes and I can create different decorations from them! I collected 4 pendants and it looks very nice in my project).

 

The main decoration is of course the flowers from Prima. They want to admire and hide them in a box and protect))))) I created a composition from a plaster Shabby Chic frame and flowers from Prima Marketing Inc., it turned out great! I made two songs, one for the center and the second for the edge. It is important to glue the frames well, they are quite heavy and should hold tight. I hope this Art object my have inspired you today. Thank you for stopping by!

The November set will certainly inspire you as well as me! With you was Irina) Inspiration friends!

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