Thursday, February 27, 2014

The March MMM Kit: A Reverse Canvas

Hi everyone :)

I'm here with you today to share a project using the March Magnifique Mixed Media kit from C'est Magnifique. This kit is like a breath of fresh spring air- and just in time. 

I thought I would help you out with an idea as to how to put the cute little glass bottles included in this month's kit to use. I decided on a reverse canvas as the wooden stretcher bars were the perfect little shelf for my bottles to sit on :).

"Make Someone Happy Today" Canvas
 I used the blue Pearlescent Liquid Acrylic ink to decorate the blue bottle. Simply squeeze a couple of droplets inside, replace the cork, and give it a shake. The inside of the bottle will be coated in ink, giving it a nice and even coloring. I dabbed the outside of the bottle with gesso before securing some sticks with jute twine. The green bottle was first painted with gesso before spraying the outside with the Lindy's Stamp Gang "Edelweiss Moss Green" mist included in the kit. 

 A hot glue gun was all I needed to secure these bottle in place. 

 The Blue Fern Studios chipboard was decorated with a variety of colored microbeads.

Twinkling H2Os, including the "Blue Grass" and "Pear Blossom" in the kit helped decorate the edges of my canvas. Simply apply randomly using your fingertip.

I've used vintage book pages to cover the frame. They've been painted with gesso and stamped (with the stamps included in the kit) with distress ink.

 The Cosmo Cricket mini word stickers made for quick and easy titling!

The March Magnifique Mixed Media Kit:

Twinkling H2O’s: Pear Blossom Mini Jar
Twinkling H2O’s: Blue Grass Mini Jar
Twinkling H2O’s: Apple Blossom Mini Jar
Lindy’s Stamp Gang Edelweiss Moss Green
Daler Rowney Pearlescent Liquid Acrylic Ink: Sun Up Blue
Ranger Ink- Distress Stain:Worn Lipstick
Assorted Flowers
Cosmo Cricket :Cardstock Stickers: Tiny Text: Just Because
Inkadinkado Stamping Gear Collection: Inkadinkaclings Rubberstamps: Meadow Flowers
The Crafter’s Workshop 6x6 Doodling Stencil: Mini Swirly Garden $5
2 glass bottles
Blue Fern Studios: Chipboard: Bohemian Flowers
* some items may be partial packages

Thanks for visiting today!

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Webster's Pages: "Sprinkled With Love"

Webster's Pages came out with 6 amazing collections for Winter CHA! Today I'm here to share with you a layout that I created using the "Sprinkled With Love" Collection :)

"Awesome Bliss"
There are so many directions in which you can take this fun and sweet collection. Here's a look at what the Sprinkled With Love Collection Pack has to offer:

Loaded with trendy colors, patterns, and text- this is a must-have!

I chose the softer, more neutral patterns in this collection and added in some brights here and there to create this sweet layout of my daughter. I've applied acrylic paint with a spatula to create my background and then masked and heat embossed on top of that.

I've also added a variety of past collection embellishments like the resins and chipboard button seen here. I love that you can easily coordinate one Webster's Pages collection with another. Makes for easy creating!

Products Used:

Patterned Papers:
Sprinkled With Love Collection Pack

Resin Bird
"New Beginnings" Resin Cameo & Frame

Thanks for coming over!
Hope you have had a great week so far :)

Thursday, February 13, 2014

February PPP from Prima!

Hi everyone :)

Sorry for being so absent this month. My whole family has been sick for weeks and it's been a struggle to keep up. But I thought I would check in today with my February PPP sample for Prima. I hope you get a chance to join us this month!

"Be Happy"
I've used the Princess and Something Blue collections for this layout, which were perfectly dictated by this month's color palette:

Here's a closer look at some of the details and stunning new Prima products used on this layout:

 I've used a couple of different masks in the background here: the Flourish mask as well as the new Floral Rose mask.

I've had a bunch of painted Natural Bark Hearts laying around for quite some time, and this project seemed like a good place to use one of them. I simply flipped the hearts over to their smooth side, painted with gesso, and then painted again with acrylic paint. Before the paint dried, I sprinkled on some clear sparkly embossing powder.

Products Used:

950989 Princess Collection "Lily"
813444 Something Blue Collection "Wedding Planner"
814083 Something Blue 6x4 ATC Pad
814120 Something Blue 3x4 ATC Pad
572716 Princess Collection Flair Buttons & Clear Stamp
573676 Crochet Icons
572242 12"x12" Stencils- Floral Rose
950927 Delight Sugardots
571559 Le Mia
571535 Le Mia

Thank-you for coming by my blog today. I hope to get back into the swing of things soon- I still have plenty of projects to share and lots of catching up to do!

Take care :)

Monday, February 10, 2014

One Final Look @ the February MMM Kit!

Good morning :)

I'm here with you today for one more final look at our {SOLD OUT} February Magnifique Mixed Media Kit from C'est Magnifique!

"This Makes Me Smile" Journal Cover
Collage work is so much fun...and easy. This kit provided so many fun paper embellishments that were simply perfect for this type of project. Most of the Prima cards seen here were cut in two or more pieces and layered throughout the cover.

I've used the stencil included in the kit and some chalk ink to create the flourished masked areas seen here. I've also applied both the Shimmerz paint and Twinkling H20s along the edges, touched by a dab of the Tim Holtz Distress Paint for depth. {I use my fingertip to apply}.

I love ready-made titles :). And this Prima Paintables card was perfect for titling a journal cover.

There really isn't a science behind the layers. Just do what feels right- I've said it before and I'll say it again: there's no wrong way to collage. Really. Just try it!

Thanks for joining me today for one more look at our February MMM kit. Stay tuned for the reveal of our March MMM kit coming up SOON.

Take care!

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Blue Fern Studios Sketch Challenge!

Blue Fern Studios has yet another great sketch to work with this month :)

I hope you can join us!

Another amazing chipboard prize pack to be won too!

These are all newly released designs, and here is your chance to get them all!

Monday, February 3, 2014

Prima: Free Spirit Collection {CHA Winter 2014}

Good morning!

I hope your new month is off to a good start. I'm happy to start my month here on my blog with a layout that I created for Prima for CHA, using the amazing "Free Spirit" Collection :)

I fell in love with Free Spirit the moment I laid eyes on it. The pretty pastels are right up my alley- and I could not wait to put it to good use! It was perfect for this whimsical photo of my daughter on her birthday :) The "Enlightened" paper with the images of the balloons was just what I needed to get this moment scrapped, and the coordinating stamps and embellishments made for a fun day of play!

Prima Products Used:
846596 Free Spirit Collection "Enlightened"
846626 Free Spirit Collection "Perceptions"
846619 Free Spirit Collection "Expressive"
573133 Free Spirit Cling Stamps
573164 Free Spirit Say It In Crystals
572983 Free Spirit Metal Clips
572914 Free Spirit Wood Embellishments
572754 Free Spirit Brads
551551 Say It In Crystals
571801 Abbey
571351 Serenity- Floral Mix
571528 Le Mia
571542 Le Mia
571634 Lil Missy
567071 Joulee Marble
565947 Mini Sachet Lakeside
566005 Mini Sachet Meadow
561611 Soubrette- Blue/Green

Have an amazing day!!!