Sunday, May 31, 2015

June Calendar Page

Hello! I got my calendar page finished just in time this month! I was inspired by this sketch from Stick It Down:

I went to the October Afternoon warehouse sale the other night and was able to pick up some new fun stuff the create with, including their new summer line, isn't it cute? The 5/28/15 Throwback Thursday challenge  at My Scraps and More was to use something old (the inks and Thickers used for the title), something new (the papers and embellishments), something blue (the main sheet of patterned paper).

I was also inspired by the third lesson from 5 Ways to Use Gesso at Big Picture Classes which was about using stencils. I used a Studio Calico stencil on both pages of my layout. After the gesso was dry, I sprayed inks and water over it and let it blend and flow over the paper.  I love how it turned out! I ended up with bubbles in the gesso, which gave some extra texture.

I really like how the two toned title worked out on this page, so I did it again here.
 Thanks for stopping by!

Cardstock- Bazzill
Patterned Paper, Brads, Tin Pins, Stickers- October Afternoon
Gesso- Liquitex
Ink- Tattered Angels, EK Success
Buttons, Thickers, Glitter- American Crafts
Pen- Sharpie, Marvy
Mask- Studio Calico

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Welcome Baby- The Card Concept #35

Good morning! I have another baby card to share today. This time it is a for a little girl and is based on the last challenge at The Card Concept:

I just loved the soft colors of the inspiration piece, so I started there.  I didn't have any grey patterned paper I wanted to cut into, so I used some whitewashed black Core-dinations cardstock and dry embossed it with this distressed line pattern.  I then sanded it to make the black show a little more.  The flowers were cut with my Cricut and the "Storybook" cartridge. It is really hard to see (and photograph) but there is a circular piece of tulle over each of the flowers that is held in place by the pearls.  A stamped sentiment and a hand cut banner finished off the card.

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Special Delivery- Fusion Card Challenge

Hello again! I have a baby card to share today. I was inspired by the current challenge at Fusion:

Since this is for a baby boy, I was inspired by the colors, but decided to skip the flowers.  :) I didn't have much for paper that matched the colors, so I ended up stamping and heat embossing the elephants and bird. The banners are patterned paper and washi tape. For the sentiment, I cut grey cardstock with my Cricut and the "Sentimentals" cartridge. I then heat embossed it with silver embossing powder.
Thanks for stopping by to check out my card!

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Thank You- CAS(E) this Sketch #124

Hi all!  It has been quiet around here lately, I'm sorry!  I've been working on a non-scrappy project, which I will share in the next few days.  But first, I have a card to share that I made based on the current sketch at CAS(E) this Sketch:

I actually made two of these cards for my son's preschool teachers.  I am still loving these tapes on black cardstock, so I made another card using them! I placed the tapes on the card front and then ran it through my dry embossing machine.  This gave the whole thing some texture and made sure the tape would stay stuck. 

I cut the sentiment from kraft cardstock and then painted it with gold acrylic paint. For dimension, I attached it to the card with foam adhesive.

Friday, May 22, 2015

Make A Splash

Hi all!  I have a layout to share that I made a while ago.  I started with some Simple Stories "Hello Sunshine and went from there.  I watered down some white acrylic paint and dabbed it on some plastic packaging and then pressed it onto my background where I was planning to put my title.  I did the same in the bottom right corner where I know I would be placing an embellishment cluster. I then spray and splattered some blue Glimmer Mist in those areas.

The sun in the upper left corner was added after much of the page was done.  I had to peel off some of my title and the enamel dots so I could stamp the rays.  To add the shading, I made a mask in the shape of the arc that the rays created and then used Wild Honey Distress ink and inked off the mask onto my background. For the word "Splash" I used DIY Thickers and some American Crafts glitter.  I went with a subtle two tone effect, using two colors of blue glitter.

I didn't have many embellishments that matched the look I was going for, so I made a couple.  I took a round sticker and added it to a button that was larger than it. I finished it off by covering the cloud in Diamond Stickles. I stamped the little girl and colored her in with colored pencils and then fussy cut her. I decided to bring the glitter from my title to this corner of my layout by covering the tube she is floating in with some Glossy Accents and then sprinkling on the same glitter.

Patterned Paper, stickers, enamel dots- Simple Stories
Foam Letters, glitter- American Crafts
Journaling card- Echo Park
Tape- Target
Buttons- Fancy Pants Designs, Jesse James Co. 
Twine- Pink Paislee
Stamps- Pink Paislee, Unity Stamps
Ink- Ranger, Clearsnap
Colored Pencils- Chartpak
Spray Ink- Tattered Angels
Paint- Liquitex
Pen- Zig

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Ready, Set, Play- 7-12 months

Hello!  I have a layout that I finished a couple of days ago to share today! I was inspired again by the Big Pictures Classes's "5 Ways to Use Gesso."  This time I played a bit with water colors over the top of the gesso. For my layout, I cut up some patterned paper to make a frame around my page.  I spread some gesso over the center part of the layout and then went to work with some watercolors borrowed from my kids.  I made some subtle circles in a few spots around the page.

I was also inspired by the 5/1/15 Friday Free for All challenge at My Scraps and More. The challenge was to use circles as embellishments, alter die cuts by coloring and scrap a series of photos.  The photos on this page are of my older son showing his growth from 7 months to 12 months. The journaling spots were colored using the same watercolors I used for the background.

Cardstock- Bazzill, The Paper Company
Patterned Paper- Echo Park, October Afternoon
Stickers- Basic Grey
Journal spots- Jillibean Soup
Gesso- Liquitex
Tape- My Mind's Eye
Cartridge- Boys Will Be Boys
Die Cutter- Provo Craft
Pen- Zig, Marvy
Brads- Crate Paper, Echo Park
Enamel Dots- My Mind's Eye
Epoxy Stickers- Cloud 9 Designs, EK Success
Other- Watercolors

Friday, May 8, 2015

Mother's Day Cards

Mother's Day is just 2 days away and I finished my cards today!  I had some great inspiration for these!  First up is the Fusion Challenge:

I loved the colors and textures in this one and was inspired immediately! I had the script paper in my scraps, so I started there with my grey card base. The flower was stamped, heat embossed and fussy cut from watercolor paper.  I colored it with gelatos. The sentiment was cut with my Cricut and the Holiday Cakes cartridge, so I am also entering it in Bitten by the Bug 2's Mother's Day challenge.

My second card was inspired by The Card Concept's challenge going on now.

There is so much to be inspired by here!  I started with the floral pattern and went from there. I used some October Afternoon "Woodland Park". I worked within the color scheme and finished it off with some twine, which was also inspired by the photo.  My card is in the Clean and Layered style this week.

Thanks for stopping by! Have a great weekend and a happy mother's day to all the moms out there!

Cards: Thanks and Happy Birthday

Good evening!  I am sharing a couple of cards tonight that I made this week.  First up is a thank you card for my daughters' dance teachers. I was inspired by this sketch from CAS(E) this Sketch:

I used a mask and my Versamark Dazzle ink pad. I used some washi tape to highlight my sentiment. I tried to emboss my sentiment directly onto the card, but the Versamark on my background was attracting the embossing powder, so I had to stamp it on another piece of paper and attach it. I finished it off with some platinum Stickles splatters.

My second card is for my nephew who turns 5 tomorrow. I used the "Boys Will Be Boys" cartridge and my Cricut to cut the bat and ball.  The background is dry embossed. Then I inked everything with some Walnut Stain Distress Ink. The sentiment was cut using Sure Cuts A Lot and my Cricut.