Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Nuggets Of Wisdom Album Part 2

I'm here with you again for the second half of a fun project using the Basically Bare Funky Findings Album.

I’ve used another chipboard piece from the Sew Vintage set and heat embossed it with several colors of powder to give it an antiqued look.

Next, I’ve painted several hearts and then layered then together.

Next, I’ve used several pieces from the Up, Up, and Away Set, all of which were heat embossed with WOW powders. Did you know you could heat emboss on canvas? You absolutely can. The same as with embossing on felt, you just have to be very careful not to burn the fabric.

The last page was created by using a Crafter’s Workshop template, applying Perfect Medium over the template, then applying Perfect Pearls. This page such a wonderful shine and shimmer! I’ve used felt, chipboard, and canvas pennants on the right edge of the page. The chipboard piece has been colored with Tattered Angels Glimmer Glam. The canvas pieces have been heat embossed and the felt pieces have been covered with clear glitter.

Friday, March 16, 2012

Nuggets Of Wisdom Album Part 1

Today I have a fun album to share that was in the Basically Bare CHA 2012 booth. When I sat down to work on this album, I was in a fun, lighthearted mood. That being said, this album clearly shows off the mood I was in.

I used the acrylic page as the front album cover. It was colored entirely with alcohol inks and then, using a Crafter’s Workshop template, I added highlights to the page with Liquitex Glass Bead Gel Medium and StazOn Ink.

I highlighted the next page with lots of clear embellishments. The gear was inked with two colors of alcohol inks.

On the next page, I used WOW embossing powder around the edges of a dress form and on the stand.

Did you know you could heat emboss on felt? Yes, you can!! Just be very careful not to burn the felt, because it will scorch very quickly. Both of the felt flowers were heat embossed. The smallest chipboard flower was spritzed with Tattered Angels spray and the little bird was colored with alcohol ink.

On the next two pages, I’ve used the Sew Vintage chipboard embellishments. Te spool as colored with Tattered Angels mist then wrapped with cording from Canvas Corp.

The scissors have been heat embossed with WOW embossing powders.

Check back on by blog for the second half of this fun, witty album!

Monday, March 12, 2012

Layouts to Share

Who knew it would be well over a week without a post? Time flies when you're busy! Anyway, here's two layouts that were previously featured in Scrapbook News and Review Magazine

This first layout is of one of my youngest nieces. She loves dogs, even the not so real ones! This picture was just too cute not to scrap. This was a quick and simple layout. I used a dry brush technique to paint the blue onto the back ground, then cut out circles from different patterned papers and adhered it onto the background.

This second layout I did a bit of masking and added color to the middle of the page. Then I punched a border strip for the bottom of the page, matted the photo so it would stand out, then added the pennants across the bottom as part of the title.

Two super fun layouts of my nieces, the oldest who is celebrating her 14th birthday today. Seriously, where does the time go?

Friday, March 2, 2012

Create Canvas

I'm back with you today to jump start March with a fun canvas. I've had a major case of scrapper's block recently, so I thought I'd try something just slightly different to try to get those creative juices flowing again. Guess what? It worked!

I started the background by using Claudine Hellmuth's Studio Acrylic Paints and just slightly blended them together. Then I used a Crafter's Workshop template and Liquitex Gesso to create the circle texture. Next, I added a bit of Tissue Tape and added the color using Gelatos Ink. Then I added a strip of clear punchinella and then painted on the letters.

Now, on to the good stuff! I used Basically Bare Paisleys to add a bit of dimension to the bottom of the canvas. I heat embossed them both with two layers of Bubble Gum WOW embossing powder.

By just slightly overheating (but not burning) the embossing powder, I got this really cool mottled look. I wanted to add just a bit of shine to the paisleys, so I heat embossed a layer of clear embossing powder on top of the pink.

For the finishing touch, I added a couple flowers to the paisleys and used a bit of puff paint around the edges.
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