Thursday, February 25, 2010

Coloring rubons.MP4

I wanted to find out if I could color rubons. So I experimented with tattered angels glimmer mist, watercolor pencil, acrylic paint, shimmers paint, stickles,copic marker. Here are my results.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

What I have been up to

Hello everyone. I hope you are all having a great day. Today is sunny and cold in Northwest Indiana. We just got about a foot or two of snow over the past couple of days. Now we are in the process of digging ourselves out. It has given me plenty of time to finish a tag for a tag swap I am in at Deux Shabby Chic. I posted a video to show you the process of making this tag. I hope you enjoy the video. I also have another tag I am making for a tag swap on the scrap beach. I will be posting a video soon on that as well. I will of course be posting a haul video either today or tomorrow of some recent purchases. SO as you can see I have been a busy little bee. I want to thank you for stopping by and visiting my blog. I hope you are enjoying your stay.

Love notes tag for swap.MP4

I created this tag for a tag swap I am in. I hope you enjoy the video and thank you for watching

Sunday, February 7, 2010

In this layout ave a bowl. I used a bowl shape to make the two tags and the corner pocket that holds the tags. The papers used in this layout all are My Mind's Eye. I also edged the corner pocket with copper distress stickles and I accented the flower dots with the copper distress stickles. The tags are double sided.One side with pattern paper for photos and the other is graph paper for journaling. I also used brown making memories ribbon to tie a bow and then lace for the tag pull on both circle tags

This photo shows the tags removed from their spot and gives you a better look at the layout without the tags.

I had fun playing with this layout. The layout theme is play. I really played around. The main pattern paper and the other pattern paper came from my mind's eye. the smaller patten paper is edged with Tattered Angels blue skies glimmer mist I also edged the cardstock photo mat with that color. I loved tis technique. I have never tried this. I also have not used any flowers as accents on a layout. Te flowers used are prima. On the left flower I stamped polka dots and than overed the flower with pearl glimmer mist. The flower on the right is edged with blue skies glimmer mist.FOr the ticket journaling spot I used 3 differnet distress inks. I tood weathered wood and inked it first then I used broken china and finally faded jeans. After the ticket dries I sprayed blue skies on my glass cutting mat and took the ticket shape and dipped ech edge in te puddle of glimmer mist. I dipped my paint brush in blue skies and accented some of the flourishes on the lagrest square. I really had fun playing with my glimmer mist and flowers. The largest square is edged with glimmer mist as well.

This is my completed layout for the love of my life challenge. This showms my gatefold page closed. I used vintage findings alphas for my title. I used a martha stewart heart boarder punch to decorate the edge of the gatefold. The background pattern paper is from My Minds Eye. The brown embossed paper is just scrap from my stash.

This is my layout open. Inside I used handmade paper from Michaels I bought last year. The paper on the sides is from My minds eye.I took a heart punch out and inkedindie to create the hear shapes. I took a tag die cut I made with a sizzix die and tear it sand it love it paper. I also addedmaking memories ribbon on either side of the photo mat in the center.

This shows my layout with the journaling spots and photo tag removed from their original positions. The circles are meant to swivel and reveal a spot for journaling and photos.

This shows an up close look at my photo mat with the shadow stamping of the photo corners. I fist stamped with versa mark dazzling champagne and then went over it with distress ink in vintage photo. I also used my stamp ama jig to help with placement. On the other side is a spot for journaling.

This is a picture of my completed entry for the shadow stamping. The on the front of the top circle is my shadow stamping technique. I used a lace stamp in 2 shades of pigment ink. I also stamped a lace border and added a piece of lace on the bottom of the circle. The brad holds 3 circles to the page it also allows the top two circles to swivel to reveal a larger circle for photo placement. I used pop dots to elevate the bottom circle to allow for the photo mat to removed easily. The photo mat also has shadow stamping on it. The ribbon is a piece from my stash I also used making memoreis brads on the ribbon for accents.

I created 2 angular pockets using 2 different types of pattern paper and finished them off with ribbon to transition into to the background pattern paper. All the paper used is K&Company Madeline paper collection.I also created 2 tags to go into the pockets.One is a tag phot mat that fits a 4x6 photo and there is a journaling spot on the back. The other tag is smaller and also has room for journaling on the back

This shows the page with the tags removed.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Michaels hobby lobby and jenn from the scrap beach

Hope you enjoy the video. Please feel free to leave comments or questions. Thank you so much for watching.