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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!

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) 

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!!

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.
Thanks so much for visiting today!

Recycling trash into a beautiful mini album

Hello everyone. I have a fun mini album to share with you today. I used Bad Girls Couture’s September kit to create this adorable mini. As soon as I saw the adorable Carnival patterned paper from Crate Paper and popcorn bag, I knew exactly what photos I’d use to create a cute little mini album. I took several photos last year at the fair and never really scrapped them. This is nothing new for me. Sometimes, I’ll hold onto certain photos until I have the right papers and embellishments to scrapbook them. I do not scrapbook in chronological order. I scrapbook photos that inspire me at that moment.
I am an avid re-cycler. I recycle anything I have at home so that it doesn’t need to go into the trash. It makes me feel like I am helping our community! My husband just shakes his head at me. Having said this, I hate throwing away pretty packaging. This month, I decided to re-cycle the packaging from the embellishments into a cute little mini album cover or insert. I used the packaging to trace onto the patterned papers to create my insert pages so they were the same size then cut them out using a pair of scissors.
I tore the Bingo Card in half to use with on a layout last month so that I could use it on more than one project. I like to stretch my embellishments as far as they will go.
I painted the Twinkling H20’s onto the paper by Prima Marketing Inc. using the Sea Spray and Playful Peony watercolor paints. This is such a pretty color combination. These paints look so vibrant once dry. I am thinking I am going to need lots more of these Twinkling H20’s.
Once I had my pages cut down, I punched a hole at the top of each page then used the ribbon from this month’s add-ons to bind the album together.
I used the tickets throughout the mini album to keep a nice balance between the pages.

 

I cut the puffy word sticker in pieces to stretch it out.
What do you think? Are you inspired to create a mini album of your own?
Thanks for visiting today!

 

Play Layout

Hello everyone and happy friday!

I am Zoey and today I will show you how you can incorporate Antiqued/Vintage Items in your projects!
I used a couple of old book pages as the base of this Layout. I love working with old book pages because they already are yellowish and have lots of words in the background that create awesome texture and interest.
I buy my book at the thrift store, so I don’t feel guilty by ripping them because if I didn’t buy them, then they would be trashed. So it is like giving them a new purpose!

Zoey Antiqued Mixed Media Layout To start with, I glued together a bunch of book pages – this is very important because book pages can be really thin and since I wanted to use a lot of watercolors I had to make sure the page were solid!

I also added a layer of clear gesso to give it even more strength. I let the gesso dry and then I added Twinkling H20s that were part of the Monthly Kit. I added a lot of water to them, then with a brush I added colors here and there. I used a spray to add even more color and moved the paper around to help the color spread all over the page.

I let it dry again then with heavy gesso I went over to tone the colors down a bit.

Zoey Antiqued Mixed Media Layout I used paper included in the Monthly Kit to add interest. I cut a strip of paper that I glued right in the middle of the pages. I did this to give the pages more strength (I was afraid the pages would separate) and also I cut little banners from another paper.

To help these pieces of paper blend with the background, I used the same process I did with the background – Twinkling h2os then gesso.Zoey Antiqued Mixed Media Layout I love how the Gesso perfectly works on these paper. They are not the “usual” scrapbooking papers, they have a thin layer of…mmm…gloss I guess? I don’t know how else to call it! But fact is , gesso works amazingly on them. Look at this detail!

Zoey Antiqued Mixed Media Layout Meanwhile I was waiting for the banners to dry, I created my cluster. I cut another piece of paper and simply stacked with other book pages and on the top of it I glued down my photo.

I then took the background to my sewing machine and stitched all around the pages.

Zoey Antiqued Mixed Media Layout I glued everything to the background, I started with the banners, then the cluster and finally I added some more details like this beautiful Prima FLower and I spelled out the word “play”. I cut these letters from another paper that was included into the monthly kit.
I really like how this turned out and I think the black and white photo helps to tie everything together!

Zoey Antiqued Mixed Media Layout And here is it the final project :

Zoey Antiqued Mixed Media Layout

I hope you had fun and got inspired, till next time!

xoxo Ciao Zoey

Thirty-eight

Hi everyone. I am soooo excited to share this colorful layout with you! After I finished prepping the layout with gesso and it was dry, I immediately started painting the background using the orange and pink Twinkling H20’s. Once the watercolor paints were dry, I splashed blue watercolor paint on top of the pink and orange to make it more messy. I actually messaged Wendy the beginning stage of this project and said, “I hope this doesn’t look like shit when I’m done.” LOL… Have you ever started something and thought, “uh, I don’t know about this.” Sure, the idea in my head looked good, but getting it on paper is a bit tricky.

I am seriously loving how vibrant these watercolors are on this layout! Just a heads up, you may want to get some gesso before you start using these babies because it really helps prevent the paper from warping and it helps make the watercolors keep their color!

For the flowers, I used the ribbons from this month’s add-ons. LOVE THEM. Ah, they are so pretty and I am so lucky that I was able to play with them. Thank you Wendy! I forgot that I had these Glubers in my stash so I decided to pull them out. These adhesives make it so easy to create flowers from ribbon! It’s been awhile since I’ve made my own flowers so I though, why not since I had all of these pretty ribbons.
The Glubers are easy to use. Simply pull the top plastic off of the base. Then place the end of your ribbon to the center of the Gluber and twirl the ribbon around in a circle, pressing down every so often so the ribbon sticks onto the glue. Once you’ve covered the entire Gluber with ribbon, you might need to cut the ribbon and tuck it behind the flower.
Aren’t these flowers gorgeous? I am not normally a flower girl, but these ribbons had me thinking… and they look gorgeous against the orange and pink background. And since I love the orange Prima flower that came with the kit, I decided to use it. These colors look so vibrant against each other.
I  used stamps by Altenew to create the leaves for the flowers and I used the sentiments for my journaling. I was lucky that I had magenta ink in my stash! It worked so well for this layout. And because I am totally digging the chipboard, I used the number “38” which, now that I think about it, buy the time this post goes live, I will be 39, but Oh well.

I decorated the center of the flowers using enamel dots of different colors, sizes and shapes. They really makes the flowers pop. I painted on the Prima Coloring Paper and cut a piece out to mat my photo. This coloring paper is awesome! I used it on three of my projects this month, using bits and pieces here and there.
Thanks so much for visiting today! I hope I was able to inspire you to use those Twinkling H20’s and ribbon (if you bought them) on your next project.
Have a wonderful day!
 

Be in the moment

 

Hi, Girls! Hope you have a great day today! It’s Irina back with you today with a new layout using the lovely september Kit.This layout is about me. Life can change in a moment, so we must appreciate every single day we are given.

I used some patterned – 7qypsies – Architextyres Collection on the background. This patterned paper looks great with my photo.

I placed my photo above the title and started embellishing. I cut out the headline and oak leaves from white paper. I love autumn colors and watercolors with a flicker effect! I used Twinkling H2O watercolors from the set to add color.

I used colors: Ancient Coin, Pretty Perido, Spiced Pumpkin. it’s hard for me to choose my favorite, this paint is gorgeous! Autumn leaves look like real. It looks very impressive!

You should experience it !!!

This was a lot of fun to create! I hope it gives you some fun ideas to try with your Kit! Have a nice day! Irina.

Between the leaves I put flowers from the fabric of Prim. I divided one flower into parts and added them to the mock-up. On the video you can see how I did it.

I made a video scrapbooking process. Pleasant viewing and creative inspiration of the girl!