Saturday, October 12, 2013

Boo To You - Art Anthology, Authentique and Basically Bare Week!

Christmas came early at my house this year, because I just got a big box of goodies from Art Anthology and couldn't wait to jump in and start playing.  This is my first official post as a new DT member, so I hope you will enjoy going on this artistic journey with me.  I was also "thrilled" to receive Authentique's  Thrilling Collection - it is adorable!

I have so many ideas, and this layout gave me the perfect start.  I was really jumping from one idea and product to another, but I'll walk you through what I did.

I adhered the black "Foundations" paper to a sheet of orange cardstock, and then distressed the two at the same time, so that bits of the orange would show through.  I then painted the edge with Kenyan Copper Sorbet. This looked so glossy and shimmery when it dried - perfect with the dark background.

I trimmed the "Moonlit" paper slightly, and spritzed Juicy Colorations onto my mat, and dredged the edges of my paper through the puddle.  Then I manipulated the damp edges to shape and curl them.

I painted  Tuxedo Velvet onto a Unity Stamp, and stamped it once onto scrap paper, and then used  2nd generation stamping onto my layout (so it was a bit more faint).  This gave me the perfect weathered look - with more paint collecting at the edges.

Stamp by Unity

Making my own flowers is probably my favorite technique , and I make them for almost every project.  I die cut layers of cream cardstock, and misted them with the  Honey Bee Colorations. Then I sprayed some of the  Juicy Colorations onto my mat, and dipped just the tip of each petal into it.  I let the flowers dry just a little, and then I began shaping them.  I let them dry completely before I glued them together.  The color was just a little to bright, so I grunged it up a bit with a light misting of Cinnamon Twist Colorations.

Die by Heartfelt Creations/Spellbinders, Cardstock by WorldWin Papers

My flower needed some leaves, so I grabbed some canvas fabric and painted it with a mix of 
June Bud Sorbet, with just a little Basil Velvet over the top.  

This gave me a nice smooth surface to stamp on and the paint also served as a sealer for the fabric, so it didn't fray when I cut it.

Heartfelt Creations Stamp

 I layered this chipboard fence over the cute little witch - and misted it with Plush Colorations and then painted a layer of Dazzle Sorbet over that - for a little glitz.

Chipboard by Twiddleybitz

I painted the Kenyan Copper around the edges of my photo .

And for the photo of my nephew in his Karate Kid costume - I added texture around  using dots of the Sunbeam Dimensional Crystal.

Under my photo and mat, I sprayed an acrylic mask with the Honey Bee Colorations, and then laid it on my paper. I also spritzed some May Arts Lace with the Guacamole Colorations, to help it fit in with my Halloween palette.

Bling by Zva Creative

And for the other side, I sprayed the Plush Colorations on a rubber background stamp, let the excess drip off just a bit, and stamped it.

Here's a final look at my layout - thanks for letting me share the fun with you today!

Twiddleybitz: Washi Tape
Cest Magnifique: October Sketch

Check back with us every day this week for more inspirational projects! We have an Art Anthology Prize Pack to give away to one of our lucky commenters!  Make sure you also stop and visit our friends over at Basically Bare & Authentique for prizes and lots more wonderful inspiration coming your way!  And don’t forget to visit the Basically Bare & Authentique Facebook Pages and tell them Art Anthology sent you!
If you are on Pinterest, check out the special Pinterest board that we have created for this hop! Re-pin some of your favorite projects for an extra chance to win!
Last but not least, don’t forget to follow all 3 companies on Pinterest for more inspiration!

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Xyron and Doodlebug Blog Week

This week the Xyron Design Team has been having a great time hopping with the Doodlebug team.  Be sure to hop over to the Xyron blog, as well as the Doodlebug blog to see lots of amazing projects and maybe even a giveaway.

I worked with the Home for the Holidays collection - which is so bright and cheerful! But I think my favorite things in this collection are the Mini Bows. Don't you just love that big paper bow?  I inked the edges a little and assemble it with the Xyron 1/2" High Tack Tape.  I thought that  the sketch this week at Mojo Monday, would be the perfect layout to use with these papers and embellishments.


Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Heartfelt Creations New Release - Sweet Juliet

We are pleased to introduce the Sweet Juliet Collection. This collection is inspired by the beauty of ancient rooms locked away and laden with antique treasures. These rooms are filled with yellow candlelight and dusty vases. Crinkly letters lay scattered around, turning crisp and fading more every day. A postcard lays covered in thick dust, forgotten in a dark corner. Wildflowers lay around, as crisp and crinkled as the beautiful wallpapers. Using these detailed floral and typographical stamps, complemented by black, gold and burgundy papers will enable you to create an outstanding classical creation.
Leave a comment on the Heartfelt Creations blog by October 15th and you will be eligible to win the entire collection valued at $150.

Heartfelt Creations Products:
HCPC 3566 Beautiful Juliet PreCut Set
HCPC 3563 Post Card PreCut Set
HCPC 3499 Delicate Asters and Butterflies PreCut Set
HCD 740  Sweet Juliet Die
HCD  739 Banner and Trees Die
Spellbinders Les Papillions  Die
HCDP1 237 Antiquity Paper Collection
3D Metallic Stamp Paint
WorldWin Cardstock
Watercolor Crayons
May Arts Ribbon
Want2Scrap Pearls
Embossing Powder
Clearsnap Ink
Xyron Mega Runner, Creatopia

Stamp the post card image on the patterned paper with watermark ink and heat emboss with embossing powder. Use watercolor crayons to add color to the floral image and blend with a water brush.  Distress the edges of the paper, creating a couple of torn flaps.  Adhere a piece of the lace tree die cut behind the opening. Stamp and cut the butterfly with the matching die - add color using the 3D stamp paint.  Stamp the sentiment with watermark ink and heat emboss.  Use a watermark pen to extend the lines of the stamp to fit the width of the card, and heat emboss.  Fussy cut and apply to card with foam adhesives.  Create a Sweet Juliet flower using 2 layers of the large die.  Assemble with a jeweled brad.  Glue a ribbon behind the flower and add to sentiment.