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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!

 

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Ready to break some rules?

SOOOO Excited to share this with y’all!!  Today we are breaking rules and getting crazy!  And on this layout I had to do a two page spread, I know, kicking’ old school!  LOL  But lets be real, we need to be working on double page spreads for out books with multiple pictures because we take tons of pictures.  And for me, I have two boys that are both artsy and the theme of this page includes them both but I wanted them to each have their own dedicated space and feel for the page so I did a double page spread.

I used lots of my favorite Hambly that Wendy included in the kit (THANK YOU WENDY!!) and paired with with the Melissa Francis and 7 Gypsies papers.  Since Zane’s drawing was very architectural and almost blueprintish and I printed it with a little bit of a sepia filter it really set the tone.  But I needed a title and I wanted something bold and big but not too bright to distract too much from the large picture of the drawing.  So I wen to last month’s kit and pulled out the big chipboard letters and just rubbed some gesso over them with my finger to give them a white washed weathered look and added some letter stickers from my stash for a little pop of color.  I also smeared some of that gesso and some aqua paint randomly over the page for some color and interest before attaching some Hambly overlay bits I was carefully rationing!  LOL!

For the facing page I pretty much did the same thing, layered the papers, smeared the gesso and teal paint and layered the Hambly overlay piece before placing the pictures in an interesting cluster.  Then added my title in a variety of different alpha stickers for additional interest.  I really felt like I was free to just have fun on this layout.  The letters I used for “Raising” were letters from the hardware store that I loved.  And the teal letters are letters I use in my bible journaling so I just pulled from everywhere.  Lastly, you guessed it, I just inked everything and stapled the last of my Hambly scraps

So go grab some unconventional supplies or do some techniques you have been scared to try and break some rules!

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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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.
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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!!

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.