I started with a small 8×8 canvas and used the Gold Gesso to add a layer of background shine as well as prep the raw canvas…perfect application!
Thursday, February 2, 2017
Ok. so I am a little late sharing this!
This was a page I created just for me, using the Scrapbook Circle December kit, "Everyday Stories."
Even though this kit was from two moths ago, it has lots of colors and patterns perfect for early Spring!
I started seeing this 'pineapple' quote all over my daughter's school stuff, Instagram accounts and Pinterest.
I didn't really appreciate the pineapple trend until I read it, which I think is a perfect mantra for young girls today.
I basically just created my favorite type of page, a black and white photo, (my daughter's first Selfie)
a heavily layered paper cluster as a photo mat, and some ink and embellishments!
The leatherette splattered alphas from Pinkfresh Studio help tie in all the pastel colors I used.
It is a fairly dimensional layout, but I plan to put it into a Scrapbook shadow box frame..
Slowly but surely, I am working my way through my stack! Thanks for stopping by today!
I hope you have have an amazingly creative and crafty weekend!
Friday, January 13, 2017
This week on the Scrapbook Circle Blog, I participated with DT member Kelly Holbrook in the 1 Product 2 Ways post. Using the Simple Stories ‘Love & Adore’ stickers from the kit, I used the stickers in a traditional layout.
I love the watercolor stripes in this paper from Simple Stories, and as much as I loved the fragmented heart graphic, I really wanted to focus on the paint stripes. I cut out the heart, saving it for another project, and adhered a piece of plain white cardstock behind it.
Then I layered all kinds of the Simple Stories stickers, color blocking, with the printed paint stripes. I added a couple stripes of paint at the bottom to add my title with the Simple Stories Alphas, part of that same sticker package.
I hope this approach inspire you to use the the Simple Stories stickers in an interesting or graphic way! Thanks so much for stopping by and have an amazing weekend!
Sunday, January 8, 2017
Hello my friends! I have been sitting in the sleet rain and "snow" of the Winter Storm Helena, which didn't amount to much, writing blog posts This one, part of the 1 Product 2 Ways post has been a total ray of sunshine. Along with DT member Allie, I used the Jillibean Soup Label Stickers from the December kit ‘ to create a colorful layout.
I wanted to use the stickers, almost as a banner description, for each of the photos. I printed several photos, throughout the day, from my son’s birthday last year. I added a square piece of patterned paper being each photo as well as a vellum ‘banner’ that I placed the sticker onto.
I wanted to create a fairly light page, keeping the focus on the Jillibean script stickers. I added a couple other color coordinating stickers around each photo and used the exclusive SC acrylic words for my title…’best ever.’
Still playing catch up from some of my December projects, so I thanks for stopping by!!
Have an amazing day and stay warm!
Tuesday, December 27, 2016
Hello everyone! We are just coming out of one of my favorite times of year…I love watching the anxious faces of our children, always ready to start decorating for Christmas. Regardless of crazy schedules, parties and activities, we always make time to hang with the cousins!
I used both sizes of the ‘Christmas Lights’ Doodling Template to create a colorful background for my photo from Christmas Eve last year.
The Crafter’s Workshop provided me with some product to create this project. The opinions I share are solely my own.
Christmas projects, layouts and decor scream metallics to me! Gold Gesso is the perfect answer! I gathered several inks, my photo and this Gold Gesso from The Crafter’s Workshop.
I started with a white cardstock base, wanting to keep the focus on the vivid colors and gold in the inks & gesso. I used a round paintbrush to paint through the 12×12 stencil and the large block font words.
After the gesso dried, I used a small black gel pen to outline the cord of the Christmas lights & the bulbs themselves. Using a green marker, I colored the inside of the wire cord. I used several colors of ink pads to color the light bulbs adding more color around one edge, to give the bulb dimension.
I also inked the holly leaves and berries, taping off pieces as needed to keep the design clean. After all the inks dried, I used the same stencil, but in the 6×6 size, to add more of the words around the layout.
I added 2 more ‘VERY’s and another ‘CHRISTMAS’ at the bottom of the page, since the large one was covered by the photo.
I decided to outline the Gold Gesso letters with a black pen too, keeping the elements consistent throughout the page.
To finish up the page, I added a piece of patterned paper as a border at the top and bottom and some gold thread under the photo.
I also added some glitter Stickles to the holly berries and journaling along the cord.
These large scale intricate backgrounds are great to use for a layout, or any other project that makes the most of a lovely composition!
Thanks so much for stopping by the Blog today!