Saturday, February 4, 2012

Ready, Set, Spring

I have been so spoiled this I'm writing this post the sun is shining and it's been in the 60's this week. I know there is probably some wintery weather still heading my way, but I'm happy for all of the pretty days! What better time than now to share a Spring layout with you! I used so many fun techniques on this piece to really build some interesting layers.

Do you love this little embellishment? I had a vintage celluloid charm that's been in my jewelry drawer for ever. I used Amazing Mold Putty to make a mold of it - and it was time to cast away! I poured it up using the Amazing Clear Cast and after it set, I painted it with Creative Inspirations Paint (beige). Now I can make these little trinkets over and over again.

This Dusty Attic Chipboard chair was covered heavily with Wow! Embossing Powders Ultra High Copper. The Ultra-high powders create a ton of texture. Next, I used the Wow! Brocade stamp set to stamp over the copper and embossed in the Suzy West Presidio Purple and Tea Garden Green. I love how you can see the hint of pattern, like worn antique upholstery would look.

I used my Cricut to cut the paper doily and random stamped over the cut, again using the Brocade stamp. The Presidio Purple was used over the green designer paper to create a custom patterned paper. I also added some of the Copper powder around the edges of the layout.

Spring makes you take notice of all of the little things around you, and I hope that I have inspired you to add these extra touches to your layouts.

Friday, February 3, 2012

Friends With Flair Friday Hop

I absolutely love the new release of Spellbinders dies - and since I design for Scrap-Mart, I'm one of those very lucky girls who ends up with some of these brand new releases early! So today, I thought I would show off some of the dies from the Damask Accents and my Unity Stamps from the Simple Stories line ( the patterned paper is also Simple Stories - Baby Steps).

I stamped the flower/doily from Unity's Generations set, using Wow! Embossing powders in Honey and Paprika. I fussy cut these out, but wrapped parts of my Damask cuts around the flower. The leaves and border are also dies in this set. I have to tell you, the Damask Motifs and Accents were my very favorite sets this go round (although, I have a list a mile long of all of the sets I have to have!) Scrap-Mart is accepting pre-orders now, and the dies are expected to ship the end of this month. So what are you waiting for? Head over there now!

Unity: Friends With Flair Hop
The Craft's Meow: sketch

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Love Cast in Clay Blog Hop with Creative Paperclay and Amazing Mold Putty

Welcome to the Love Cast in Clay blog hop with Creative Paperclay® and Amazing Mold Putty! You should have arrived here from Barbara Moore's blog, if not, you may want to start back at the beginning with the Creative Paperclay® blog so you don't miss anything! We have great inspiration for you as well as awesome prizes! A winner will be choosen from both Amazing Mold Putty blog and Creative Paperclay® Blog to receive a 16oz package of Creative Paperclay® and package of Amazing Mold Putty. In order to win you must leave a comment on all blogs as well as become a follower of each blog.

I love making embellishments for my cards and layouts, and when I noticed a pea-pod ornament on my Christmas tree, I set it aside to make a mold that I could use year round.

Amazing Mold Putty is so easy to use! It is a two-part putty, that you mix equal parts together and press your object to be molded into it. You can then use the mold over and over again.

Since this embellishment was kind of large, I didn't want it to weight my layout down too much, so I used the Delight ™ Air Dry Modeling Compound, which is lighter in weight than the Paperclay. I just pressed the Delight into the mold, and let it dry.

After my pea-pod was dry, I painted it with a base of Creative Inspirations Paint. Next, I used the new Terri Sproul Mixers and Sakura Crystal Lacquer to make my pod look almost like porcelain.

Now that I've shared my project with you, it's time to hop on to Brenda's blog!

Full Hop List

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Paris in the Springtime

I'm determined to get through this winter by making loads of springy projects! Do you think if I make enough, spring will actually get here sooner? These papers from the ScrapCake certainly are the perfect palate to bring some sunshine!

Prickley Pear: Sketch
Sisterhood Sundays: Photo Inspiration -SS8
Stamp and Show: Song Title