Merry Christmas LO & VIDEO - Tonic Studios December 2018

Friday, December 28, 2018

Hello friends!  Today I am sharing a Scrapbook layout for Tonic Studios USA using a photo from Christmas Eve.  I was inspired by this patterned paper from Pinkfresh Studio that has graphic background of hexagons and the Hexagon Layering Dies from Tonic Studios.

Tonic Studios provided me with some of the products used but the ideas and opinions are totally my own.
*Compensation Affiliate Links Used.*

You can click on the video below or HERE to go directly to my YouTube channel.

I used the Hexagon Layering Die Set to cut out several sizes of hexagons that would layer in the pattern of the paper.  I used the Red Satin Cardstock, Red Glitter paper and plain cardstock that I coated with Expanding Mousse in the color ‘Worn Linen.’

I love the texture that the Expanding Mousse gives and think it looks a little like faux snow.  I added some of the delicate pieces I watercolored from this 'Twirling Arches' die under the photo cluster and layered die cuts.

I die cut the 'Merry Christmas' Sentiment Die for the title out of a dark navy and watercolor cardstock that I misted with gold Color Shine.  I offset the navy die to add a bit of shadow and contrast to make the title stand out more.  I added dozens of the metallic Bright Gold Nuvo Crystal Drops everywhere I could!

Thanks so much for stopping by the Blog today and check out the video too!  Below is the list of supplies I used and links to where you can find them.

I hope you have a happy & safe weekend!

"December" - Art Journaling with The Crafter's Workshop

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Hello everyone!  It is hard to believe we are approaching the end of 2018!  
To take a little break from all the Christmas hustle and for a little art therapy, I spent some time creating these pages in my Art Journal.  I knew I wanted to use colors that would provide lots of contrast and drama and had planned to use some song lyrics from one of my favorites from Sara Barielles called 'December.'

The Crafter’s Workshop provided me with some product to create this project.  The opinions I share are solely my own.
*Compensated affiliate links used*

Below are the stencils I used...

Click below to watch the video or HERE to go directly to The Crafter's Workshop YouTube Channel.

I began covering everything with shades of violet using the Heavy Body Acrylic paint 'Grape Jelly.' Using this 'Jungle Vines' stencil and plain White Modeling Paste, I created a loose border around the outside edges of the spread.

Then added some black in the center, fading outwards.  Using my favorite Champagne Gold Modeling Paste, I stenciled this large 12x12 'Onion Blossom' across both pages.  I added lots of additional color with watercolor crayons, Gold Gesso and some Mixed Media Paper with more lyrics on them.

I wrote my favorite part of the song using a white gel pen to stand out against the dark background.  There were some things I wish I had done differently, but I really like the overall feel and look to the page.

  It is definitely dramatic!

Thanks for stopping by the Blog today.  Please check out the video for a more detailed look at the products I used and the overall process.
I hope you have a wonderful December Day!


Tonic Studios - Tools of the Trade - Scrapbook LO & VIDEO!

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Hello friends!  I am excited to share a new scrapbook layout and process video for Tonic Studios.  I used a few Tonic products, but mostly wanted to share my newfound love of the Tonic & Nuvo "Tools of the Trade," i.e. basics, like adhesives, trimmers, basic cardstock, etc.

Tonic Studios provided me with products but the ideas and opinions are totally my own.
*Compensated affiliate links used*

You can click below for the process video or HERE to go directly to my channel.

I love the colors and patterns of the Pinkfresh Studio collection 'Indigo Hills' and used a 12x12 as the main background piece and several pieces of the 6x6 papers and some of the Pinkfresh ephemera and some of the American Crafts gold Thickers.

I used some of the Tonic Craft Perfect Watercolor paper to cut out some leaves using my Silhouette Cameo.  I watercolored the leaves to match some of the colors in patterned paper.

I added a light layer of Silver Smoke Mica Mist over the center of the background paper where I planned my photo cluster to be.  I used several pieces of the 6x6 papers under my photos and layered them on a piece of the gorgeous Craft Perfect Mirror Satin Cardstock in Burnished Rose.

I added the watercolored leaves under the photos and around the page, along with a couple other embellishments like the Ephemera from Pinkfresh Studio and American Crafts Thickers.

Finishing up with some gold rub-on pieces, I added several of the Nuvo Vintage Drops adjacent to those rub-ons.

Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you check out the video as well!
The complete listing of the supplies used is listed below...

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