Sunday, February 28, 2016

Getting Messy

Sometimes, you just need to get messy.  And... I did.  My workspace is also quite the sight too!  

I decided to go the mixed media route for the new challenge at Lasting Memories.  The challenge is use glitter and glam!  Hence - the mess.  The result:

The mess includes gesso, modeling paste, ultra fine Flower Soft, color mist, ink, water, glitter glue, and glitter! (The jury is still out if I went overboard with the silver glitter.) Placing a few embellishments in the corner and altering letters and numbers to make a title complete the page.

I hope you can join us on this challenge - the links are due at the end of March!

Materials Used: DCWV papers, Bazzill cardstock, paper stencil, Liquitex gesso & modeling paste, Studio G glitter glue, Flower Soft - Ultra Fine Strawberry, Studio Calico/Mister Huey's Color Mist - Real Red, Prima Marketing - Say It in Crystals - pearls, Jolee's Boutique - dimensional sticker (crown), Thickers alphabets, silk flowers, silver glitter, and Stampin' Up Brilliant Blue ink.

Sunday, February 21, 2016

Love This Color Combo

Blue and green are my all time favorite colors - especially together.  They simply make me happy.  So, imagine my delight when I saw the new color challenge at Lasting Memories (#281).  Here is the palette:

This is what I created:

I must have pulled out 20 different pieces of paper to make this color combo work - I just could not decide which patterns to use! After a decision was made, I started to layer my papers and pick embellishments.

I kept the souvenir photo in the jacket in which we received it.  Though it does not photograph well, I adhered the middle of the jacket directly onto the paper.  I then put foam tabs under the outside edges.  The idea is to make the jacket appear like an open book.  Subtle, very subtle, but it works.  

AND - if you follow my, you know that I struggle with my alphabets all the time.  I never have the right letters and I have so many letters that I have this strange desire to use reduce my stash!  So for my title, I did not have "e's" nor "r's."  UGH.  So the I use an old trick.  Turn "3's" around to make the "e's" and cut "p's" to make the "r's."  Finally, to add just a little more finished look to the project, I inked the edges of the base paper.

I hope you can join me in this awesome color challenge!  But hurry, links are due this Friday (2/26).

Materials Used: DCWV papers, cardstock, 3 different ribbons, unknown manufacturer of chipboard photo corners, Paper Trunk - Benny alphabet, Recollections flowers, Sizzix Flower & Vines #2 big die, and Stampin' Up Brilliant Blue ink.

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Thinking outside the box...

When I first saw the color challenge for this week, I immediately thought of fall.  Perhaps it is because of the heavy socks in the photo....  In any case, I am working on beachy pictures at the moment so this was a particularly interesting challenge for me.

I started with finding papers that met the color palette below.  Then I was off to find suitable pictures.

Lots of layering, some ribbons, and a few embellishments - this page is a wrap.

However, I noticed my taupe and "lake" colors look deeper in color in my picture below than in real life... hmmm.  Oh well... photographing inside is always a little tricky for me.

I hope you can join me in this great challenge over at Lasting Memories (#280).  Be sure to link up by 2/26.  I can't wait to see your work!

Materials Used: Bazzill cardstock, scrap paper (BONUS!), Jellybean Soup - Country Pumpkin Chowder paper, ribbon, Echo Park - Paradise Beach alphabet (small squares on bottom), Studio Calico alphabet, Krylon Make-It Acid-Free! spray (for letter souvenir), paperclip, Kaiser Scrapbook rhinestones, and Petaloo - The Penny Lane Mixed Blossoms.

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Nothing Like The Beach

When you look at the new mood/color board challenge at Lasting Memories, you can't help but think of the beach!  Ahhh - there is nothing like the beach!  The new challenge this week (#279) is another board to be inspired by...

Life is grand when you find just the perfect papers for this challenge.  Using the accent color as my base, I sanded the Coredinations paper for a worn effect.  I added the patterned paper that matched the colors on the board.  With a little fussy cutting and sewing, my page is complete.

All links are due February 26.  I hope to see your work!

Materials Used:  Coredinations paper, Bo Bunny - Key Lime papers, Paper Trunk- Benny alphabet, thread, and clear button (lower right).