Saturday, July 30, 2011

Canvas Layout

Quick post tonight. I made this a couple week's ago for my daughter and am just getting around to posting it. This was my first time working with canvas. The 12x12 canvas was part of the July Kit from The Flying Unicorn Store, along with the Tattered Angels screen. The kit also included some glimmer mist. I will definitely have to work on my technique with the glimmer mist. My first attempt with the canvas did not go well and I thought the canvas was most likely going in the trash. I used the pink ink that also came in the kit and went over the screen and then used some Tim Holtz to add some black. Overall, I thought it came out okay. I got to use some of my new Sizzix dies. I added some Webster's Bloomers and Maya Road Zipper Trim for the flowers.

Thanks for stopping by. Enjoy the rest of the weekend!

Sunday, July 10, 2011

My First Layout in Years

Hope you all had wonderful weekend. I was so inspired by the lovely layouts over at the Flying Unicorn Forum, that I decided to make one myself. It's probably been close to 10 years since I scrapbooked anything and they were much more basic (and my kids were much You will definitely be seeing more layouts from me. I really enjoyed making this.

The paper is from Pink Paislee's Butterfly Garden and was in my July kit from the Flying Unicorn store. I just got this great butterfly by Sizzix and thought it would be perfect with this paper.

I bought some cheese cloth a while ago to use for my card making but hadn't gotten around to using it yet. So I decided it was time to pull it out and try it on something. Here's a close up below.

The lace and flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts.

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, July 8, 2011

Flying Unicorn Shimmer & Shine

Happy Friday! The Flying Unicorn had their first blog hop over the 4th of July weekend and WOW...what inspiring projects. If you're haven't been over to the Flying Unicorn store, you must check it out. Alda has a wonderful selection in her store. She offers monthly scrapbooking kits, which include an "off the page" project. I found some time to play with my June kit and this chipboard album, exclusive to the Flying Unicorn, was included in the kit. Also in my kit were these fabulous Webster's Pages from their Ladies and Gents line. Here's a close-up of the embellishments.

I made the white flower and white rose bud using some Melissa Frances crepe paper with some stickles on the edges for some added shimmer. The white resin ornate corner, pearls and the chandelier drops are also from Melissa Frances. Some Webster's Bloomers, black leaf and ticket were also used. That beautiful cameo button was also included in my kit.

I used the postcard stamp from Whimsy Stamps and ripped it in half. Sizzix postage frame and Tim Holtz Baroque and Mini Baroque dies. The flower is from Maya Road.

I added some Maya Road organza rose ribbon to the top. Some flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts.

The crochet ribbon on this page was also included in my Flying Unicorn kit.

A Flourish die from Sizzix and another Webster's Pages ticket on this page.

I just got my July Kit yesterday in the mail and can't wait to get playing. It has some really great products I've never tried before. Hopefully I'll get some time to play this weekend.

Thanks for stopping by. Have a fabulous weekend!

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Abundance....of pictures

Hello, hope everyone is enjoying the long weekend. Something a little different to share today. I've been in Copic coloring funk and can't seem to color anything right lately. I've been busy though with my new obsession...making chipboard albums and some altered art. The Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge this week is "Show a Word". I bought this paper mache letter "B" last week at Joann's Fabrics and immediately thought...7 Gypsies Lille collection would be perfect for this. I cut up several different sheets and glued them on with Zip Dry, then used some Martha Stewart Decoupage to cover it with after I did some sanding on the edges and VP distress ink.

I added this cute little clipboard I found at AC Moore. Used some distress inks and added some 7 Gypsies and Tim Holtz embellies. The clock is a Tim Holtz stamp, stamped in Barn Door and covered with Glossy Accents. The tag desgin was made by accident. I meant to distress with my sponge applicator but picked up the stamp pad instead and pressed down before I realized what I was doing (Watching TV and crafting will do this). Well I just decided to go with it and keep pressing the stamp pad down in random spots.

Some more views.

This was so much fun to make. I plan to do more like this. I hope you enjoyed it. Thanks for stopping by and have a safe and fun 4th of July!