Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Dress Card

It's time to share a few cards that were in the June issue of Scrapbook News and Review Magazine. I absolutely love how this card turned out! It's such the girly girl card!

The skirt was super simple to create. I just took a half circle and created pleats then added a bit of tulle on top. Layer on a few pearls and a glittered butterfly and the look is complete.

What little girl wouldn't love to receive this card?

Friday, August 26, 2011

Fun with Inks

Life has been so busy I've almost completely forgotten about my blog. Hopefully soon things will settle back into a normal pace. But for now I have a couple of cards to share that were in the June issue of Scrapbook News and Review Magazine.

My first card was created by stamping on cardstock with Ranger's Perfect Medium and them brushing Perfect Pearls over the stamped areas. Then I simply inked the background and added a few butterflies.

My second card was made by stamping a piece of fabric with a grid stamp and then randomly spraying the fabric with Adirondack Color Wash spray. Once the fabric was dry, I adhered it to a card base and added my embellishments.

Both of these are fun and quick cards.

Monday, August 22, 2011

A Wise Owl

Most of the schools here have finally started back, so I figured what could be better to make right now than a quick card for either a teacher or even for a child as a reward for good grades (maybe even tuck a few dollars into that card, lol).

Did you notice I said a quick card? From start to finish, it only took about 40 minutes to make, which is quick for me.

The grid on the background was made using my ScorPal. Then, I inked around the edges and over the grid lines. Next I added a flourish stamp, a strip of patterned paper, and the chipboard letters.

Now, on to the cutest part of the card. I took one of the Basically Bare chipboard owls and covered it entirely with patterned paper and then inked it up. Next, I added the googly eyes. Lastly, I cut an apple from cardstock using my Cricut and attached it to the owl.

Until next time, keep creating!

Monday, August 15, 2011

Wall Decoration

I'm back with you again today with another Basically Bare project and this time it's something a bit different for me, wall art. It's always a good thing to crawl out of your comfort zone, and that's just what I did. :)

I started with a wooden heart, covered it with some gorgeous Webster's Pages paper, sanded the paper to create a worn look, then added a bit of ink to distress it further.

Next, I added a bit of vintage lace and Prima flower that had been inked a bit.

And then I was on to the really fun part, adding my Basically Bare dress form and wings!

First, I heat embossed the dress form, slowly building up the embossing powder until I had 4-5 layers. Once that had cooled completely, I ran the dress form through my Cuttlebug for a bit of dry embossing. Do you see all that wonderful texture?

Lastly, I took a set of felt wings, covered them with adhesive and then dipped them in glitter. Everything is better with a bit of shimmer.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Monday, August 8, 2011

Pretty In Pink

Today I have a layout that incorporates several of my favorites items: a clean and simple style of layout, pink, and or course canvas! I've used the Basically Bare canvas pennants to create a simple page border.

And the border couldn't have been easier to create. In a small jar or bowl, I took a couple dropper fulls of Liquitex liquid ink, added in a bit of water to dilute the color a bit, and just painted the mixture over the canvas banners until they were thoroughly saturated. Once they were dry, I used Ranger's Enamel Accents to create the edging.

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Laoyouts Featuring Fabric Pieces

Time again to share a couple of layouts that were in the June issue of Scrapbook News and Review Magazine. Both of these layouts have one thing in common, the use of fabric, felt, lace, or ribbon and fibers. Using fabrics is quickly becoming one of my fave things to incorporate into a layout.

This layout of the munchkins at the Tybee Island Pirate Fest last year was made using mostly canvas (the background and rolled flowers) with a few bits of lace and fibers.

The second layout was made using a felt vine and a vintage piece of lace doily.

Bring in textile pieces into your pages is a fun, and beautiful, way to bring lots of color and texture into your scrapping.

Thanks for stopping by!
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