Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Painted Backgrounds: Play

Today I have another mixed media layout. I used the DCWV Embossed Brights stack which you can find at AC Moore. 

I used some white and gold Martha Stewart Crafts paint on the background to bring out the embossed design. 
I layered some papers from the DCWV Whimsical Fun stack behind the photo and made some embellishment clusters with various embellishments from my stash.
I watered down a bit of paint and added some paint splatters on a diagonal across the page. 

 I felt like doing some messy backgrounds. So I made this one and 2 others to satisfy my creative craving. 

Hope this inspires you to create :)

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

DCWV August Challenge

Here is my take on this month's challenge. I used the DCWV Birds and Butterflies stack. 

These photos are of one of our hikes. My little one loves playing in the rivers and streams. 
She had these new Frozen water shoes, which she loves.

And here's my take on the card sketch: 

Hope you get a chance to play along at the DCWV Blog.

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Frameable Quotes

This time I have something different to show you :) I used the new Frameable Quotes stacks, which are available at Michael's. That wall and shelf in my bedroom were both empty, so I decided  to give it some color. It's on my husband's side of the bed, so I thought it needed something sweet for him to see in the morning.

The banner plaque and heart are also from Michael's, although they might be in the clearance section now. 

The banner plaque and long quote are being held on by stikki clips, which I think are brilliant for holding paper to the wall without damaging it.

I got the pretty frame in one of Michel's $2 bags with a few other things. I know! It was such a great deal! 

 I'm really enjoying the frameable quotes and have been making layouts and cards with them as well. 

I love how versatile these are! 

Monday, July 18, 2016

Under the stars

Ok... so it's a good thing that there's no scrapbooking police because I liked this photo so much, I've scrapbooked it twice! This time I used my Nuvo embellishment mousse and a home made star stencil. 

I rarely use stars, so I didn't want to buy a stencil. I cut this out on my Scan n Cut using a sheet of the DCWV Whiteboard stack. 

The paper is from the lodge stack. I love the result!

How cute is the little owl?! I made it using a mod podge melt.

Hope you're having an awesome day!

Monday, July 11, 2016

Painted Backgrounds: Explore the beach

Hello! Are you loving the summer weather? 
I am...Whenever it's not ridiculously hot!
Today, I have a layout about my baby's first time building sand castles at the beach. 

This layout is a first in a series of layouts with painted backgrounds, which I'm excited to share with you all!

For this one, I used the  DCWV Coastal stack, which you can find at AC Moore. It has great textures with pearl foil and some linen pages. The first thing I did was add more color to my background.  I used distress stain, water and Heidi Swapp color shine in sea foam. I put each color on a piece of plastic packaging and smooshed it on the diagonal along the background.

I liked so many of the patterns in the stack, I decided to cut strips of my favorites and punch some of them with my Fiskars scallop edge punch. The dark blue scallops are linen so I cut those by hand. I also backed the photos with the 6x6 Kraft and Gold stack. Have you seen this one? It's so pretty!

Once all my layers and embellishments were in place, I used some more ink to bring it all together. I used the lightest blue and made sure to add some in the corner layers. Then, I splattered some Prima color bloom gold mist on all the embellishment areas. I love how DCWV paper holds up to paint and ink. I love happy messy layouts!

Do you have summer photos to scrap?

Saturday, July 2, 2016

In with the old: Rub ons

In an effort to use up old supplies, I'm digging way, WAY, deep into my stash. 
This time, it's my OLD rub-ons. Surprisingly, they worked so well! 

I had several photos of our time in Belgium that I really wanted to scrap. There is one more photo behind each of the top 2 photos. I really like hiding photos and journaling when I want to scrap a messy/busy page. 

I started with the DCWV 12x12 Vintage essentails paper and collaged it on to a white cardstock. Then I used the entire pack of rub-ons and added some white paint and watercolor splashes over it. When all was dry, I inked the edges. 
I layered some vellum under the photos, I love that little detail peeking out behind the photos. 

The bottom picture is a lovely little second hand store we found while exploring Bruges and we bought several unique items there. 

A few days after I made this layout, I noticed I made a mistake. The top photo is actually Tallinn, Estonia, Hahaha! oops! I'm gonna leave it like this and make a note next to the photo. 

Have you ever made a mistake on your layouts?

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Boho Gift Bag

Hello! I have a gift bag idea to share with you. 
I'm using the new Boho stack out at AC Moore. 

I used my scan n cut to cut out the 'Relaxation Kit' out of the paper and backed it with a strip of cardstock. The little flower is cut out from the stack and layered on another flower using Tombow foam tabs. 

Inside the gift bag, there is a coloring book, color pencils and a gift card!

Here's how I made a really easy gift card holder: 

I used two journaling cards in the stack. They are printed next to each other on the paper. I just cut them out, used my circle punch to cut out the tab, folded them and used thin scor-tape around the 2 sides I needed to close.       

The tags were the perfect size for a gift card. 
Hope that life has been good to you this weekend!