Friday, November 2, 2012

Cream Layout

I've got a layout to share with you today that I challenged myself to go monochromatic.  I really had fun with thisusing texture to add interest. Scrap-Mart carries so many great lines, it's really easy to put together mixed media type projects.  Did you know that Scrap-Mart offers a 40% off coupon every month, that you can use on one item (off the MSRP).  The code for November is "STUFFING".  So, I'm sure if you head over to the store, you will see all kinds of wonderful goodies that you might want to use the discount on or maybe get an early start to your Christmas shopping!


Heartfelt Creations Classic Editions Collection Paper Pad

Wow Embossing Powder Ultra High Clear; Pepper

Dusty Attic Chipboard

Vintage lace, embroidered organza

Mix’d Media Inkz – Leather

Versamark Ink

WorldWin Papers Cardstock

Ranger Melting Pot

Heat Gun



1.        Roughen the edges of the base page using a distressing tool, then ink the edges with brown ink.  Cut an 11” square sheet of patterned paper, attach to the base and paint with gesso.   Allow to dry.

2.       Randomly stamp the Vintage Word Background using water mark ink, and emboss using Pepper colored powder. Glue a piece of lace down the left side of the page.  Dry emboss a panel of white cardstock and add over the lace. Add another light coat of gesso over this, and rub the gesso away from the embossed areas of text.  Stamp a few flower swirls from the Tattered Blossom Swirls. Layer a piece of embroidered organza or other sheer fabric, under the area where the photograph will go (extending beyond the space for the photo).

3.       Randomly spritz the entire page with the Iridescent Gold Glimmer Mist.  Paint the chipboard pieces with Gesso, allow to dry, and ink the edges using the brown ink.  Apply to the page.

4.       Using the cream and black patterned paper from the paper pad, stamp and cut multiple flowers in all sizes from the Tattered Blossoms.  Shape the flowers, arrange them in stacks, but don’t glue them together yet.

5.       Heat Clear Ultra High embossing powder in a Melting Pot.  Using tweezers, dip each of the flowers into the molten powder – starting with the bottom flower of the stack.  Remove a flower, set it on a heat resistant pad, and do the same thing with the next flower in the group.  Take the second flower and place in the center of the first.  The embossing powder will “glue” the flowers together.  Continue doing this for each layer of the flower. Make 3 large flowers in the manner.  Use single layers of smaller flowers for fillers.

6.       Take the completed flower and slightly heat with a heat gun, and while it is hot, mist it with Tattered Angels Chalk mist.  Attach the flowers to the layout.  Add a pearl to the flower center.

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Fantastic News!

Woo hoo! I am so excited!  I made the Heartfelt Creations Design Team! I absolutely adore their line of stamps,dies and paper and can't  wait to share with you my creations.  I've been on their team for one term before, and now I am blessed to be back.  Congratulations to all of the other new and returning designers.  Huge thank-you's to all of my friends that took the time to vote for me!  You can check out the rest of the team here.

Monday, October 29, 2012

Boo To You!

I realized I really haven't made too many Halloween projects this year, so I thought I better sneak one in while I still can.  My flower was created using the leaves and petals from the Franipani set, built on a calyx from the Embellishment 2 set.  My sentiment was created using a mix of fonts and words (you).  The new Delicate Lace Script is my favorite font set ever! Such a perfect size.
The new challenge is up at the Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge blog, and it's one of my favorites! Vintage!  So be sure to play along for your chance to win a $20 gift certificate.
Patterned Paper - DCWV: Witches Brew
May Arts Ribbon
Robin's Nest Dew Drops

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Scor-Pal and DCWV Week

The design team from Scor-pal has been having a great time playing with the Autumn Melody stacks from DCWV this week. If you haven't seen all of the fabulous projects, be sure to go back to the  Scor-Pal blog and check them out so you don't miss a thing. The papers from DCWV's Autumn Melody stacks are wonderful to create any type of fall project and when paired with the  Scor-Pal, the ideas are endless.  This book card opens to reveal a shadow box feature as well as a handy pocket.


To get started, cut the following from a very heavy paper:
(2)  8" x 4.5"
(2)  8" x 6"

For each panel of paper, align  the long side against the top fence of the Scor-Pal.  Score at every inch.  Do this for all 4 panels of paper and accordian pleat them.

Ink the edges of all the folds.Interlock the folds, with the two longer panels running vertically and the shorter panels horizontally.  Glue each section together, in the corner intersections,  to form a rectangle.

Cut a sheet of brown cardstock from the Autumn Melody Cardstock pad - 6 3/4" x 10 3/4 ".  With the long side along the top of the Scor-Pal, score at 5" and 5 3/4".  Add patterned paper to the back of the frame using Scor-tape.
Cut 4 strips of paper from the wood grained patterned paper -
(2) 4 1/2 x 1 1/4
(2)  6 x 1 1/4

Arrange these panels on top of the accordian book frame, to form a frame with mitered corners. (See how to use your Scor-pal to easily align this in the photo below.)

Decorate the inside and outside panels as you desire.
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American Crafts Button
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