Thursday, May 31, 2012

My Favorite

Welcome back for another fun layout! I'm here with you again to show a page I created using both Basically Bare embellies and Nikki Sivils paper.

The paper was absolutely perfect for the picture of my niece that I used. She is very much a tomboy, so the Messages Collection Kit made it very easy to create this layout. I started by simply using a bit of masking in the bottom corner and then just tearing and layering the papers.

Next, I took three sizes of chipboard gears and painted them all the same base color. Once the paint was dry, I ran two of them through my Cuttlebug for a bit of added texture.

The largest and smallest gears were then inked further to bring out the embossed texture. I added a bit of ink and a button to the middle size gear to make it pop from the page.

Next up, I painted, inked and stamped the large chipboard pennants. Then I layered on a small felt pennant, which was purposely left white for a bit of contrast. There were a few die-cut pennant paper shapes in the Messages Collection Kit that worked beautifully on top of the felt pennants. I simply glued just the top of the die-cut and then slightly curled the bottom.

Lastly, I added a bit of punchinella and washi tape to finish the page.

*Basically Embellies Chipboard Gears

*Basically Embellies Small Felt Pennants

*Basically Embellies Large Chipboard Pennants

*Messages Collection Kit

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Love You

I'm back with you today with a layout featuring both Basically Bare and Clearsnap products!

I started this layout by distressing the edges of the patterned paper, then lightly inking them with a French Blue and Aquamarie Cat's Eye Chalk Ink Pad.

The background color was created using a mixture of Pool Smooch Ink mixed with an equal part of Liquitex Glazing Medium. I then used a dry brush technique and just randomly painted the patterned paper. Then I used the same dry brush technique and painted on a bit of Taffy Smooch Ink.

On to one of my fave embellies, the dress form! I heat embossed the entire dress form with Metallic Copper WOW powder. I then edged the dress form with Bubblegum WOW embossing powder and also heat embossed the wings with the same color. Once the wings were cool, I then ran them through my Cuttlebug for a bit of added texture.

In the bottom corner of the dress form, I used the Glue Gloss on a script stamp and then covered the stamped image with glitter.

And for the last bit of embellishment, I used Snickerdoodle Smooch Ink (again mixed with glazing medium) and painted all of the pennants. Once they were dry, (which took about 24 hours because of the glazing medium) I used a simple back-stitch to adhere them to the layout.

One last little trick I'll share - I used an Ice Blue Cat's Eye Chalk Ink Pad to add a slight highlight around the edges of the pictures.

*Basically Embellies Chipboard Dress Form

*Basically Embellies Large Canvas Pennants

*Basically Embellies Chipboard Wings

*Basically Embellies Felt Blossom

*Smooch Ink in Snickerdoodle, Pool, Azure, and Taffy

*Fluid Chalk Cat's Eye Ink Pad in Ice Blue, French Blue, and Aquamarine

*Glue Gloss

Monday, May 7, 2012

A Trip Down Memory Lane

Welcome back! Today I have a layout featuring Basically Bare and Paper Loft.

I've been trying to sort through my Grandmother's old pictures and recently came across the two I used on this layout. And of course, the paper and cardstock were perfect for these pictures. I did a lot of distressing on the paper.

Once I had all the papers layered and distressed, it was time to start layering on the embellishments. The first one I used was a Fleur De Lis, which I painted with a white Zig Painty FX Pen.

Then I added a pair of chipboard scissors from the Sew Vintage Set. I fully embossed both pieces with gold embossing powder. Then I added a second layer of embossing powder in green to only the handles to add a bit of contrast. I love how the embellies hold up to all the ink, powders, and paints I throw at them!

And the last pieces I added were the small canvas pennants. I just lightly misted them with Glimmer Mist, then added a bit of faux stitching across the bottom with a Zig Fabricolor pen.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Card Duo

Welcome back for another cute project! I'm here with you today with a couple of super cute cards. I wanted to show how, just by changing the colors used, the look and feel of a card could be easily altered.

For both cards, I used the same embellishments and design. However, the pink card has a softer Springtime feel, whereas the yellow card has more of a Summery feel.

To start, I inked and distressed the layers of patterned paper. Then using the Holiday Ornaments acrylic pieces, I used white StazOn to give them a frosted look.

Next, I just inked around the edges in either pink or green, depending on the card. I used the same technique on both cards.

My next step was to layer on a bare felt flower and simply adhere a button in the center.

Lastly, I used the Stack-a-Bellies Birds. The two chipboard birds I covered with patterned paper and then spritzed with Chalkboard Glimmer Mist. The felt bird was saturated with Glimmer Mist, then I just ever so lightly inked the edges with Distress Ink.

Basically Bare supplies used:

*Basically Embellies Birds

*Basically Embellies Holiday Ornaments
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