Sunday, January 8, 2017

Something new

Here's a new little piece of mixed media art I made this morning.  I used the cover of a composition notebook as my base.  I was inspired to make this after watching a video by Maremi SmallArt.  She used packaging to make some tags and created beautiful works of art.  So I followed her lead and used notebook cover for my base and scrap paper for my background.  I was extremely excited to use for the first time IamRoses flowers.  I finally after all these years of crafting made myself order some of these beautiful flowers.  I forced myself to use them.  I love buying pretty Prima flowers and put them on a shelf never using them because they are so beautiful and I feel like I have to find the perfect project to use them on but never seem to find anything to justify using them on.  My New Years resolution is to start using my crafting supplies instead of creating a museum to my favorite things.  Does anyone else have this problem?  Anyway I love the way this turned out.  It felt good to get in the craft room and just create something today.  Hope everyone has a great day!!!  Go create something.

Saturday, November 26, 2016

You & Me Layout

I found some time to scrapbook. Here's the sketch and list requirements for the Scrap Our Stash November challenge.
From List #1 I used all of them, Glitz, Glitter and Grey.
From List #2 I used Gold spray on my background paper.
From List #3 I used a blue index card.


I used modeling paste and a homemade stencil to give some texture to my background.  I used Lindy's stamp gang spray to give the background paper a gold shimmer.  I also used Lindy's stamp gang spray and watered down gesso for splatters on the background paper.  The "You&Me" title is wood.  I painted it with white gesso and covered it in glitter.  I used ALOT of glitter on this layout.  There's glitter all over me and my work table.  My daughter says glitter is the herpies of crafting!!!  LOL :)

I also included my layout in the Scrap The Girls November Challenge. They have a beautiful sketch that also works with my layout.  I kind of flipped it from left to right.


Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Christmas 2014 Layout

Here's my newest layout. These pictures are from Jacey's 2014 Christmas. She was so excited about the Super Loom for making braclets. My daughter does amazing work with her braclets. She's super talented. This was also the year that I made her a Minecraft blanket. She's so into that game!!! She builds some of the prettiest houses you've ever seen. I'm entering this layout in Lasting Memories November Triangles Challenge. My christmas trees are the pretty little triangles. :)
I'm also including this layout in Lindy's Stamp Gang November Color Challenge These are the colors that I had to include atleast 2 of in my layout.
I used 5 Lindy's Stamp Gang products on my layout. I used Starburst Spray Ramblin' Rose Pink & Lucky Shamrock Green on the Holly Berry picture frame. I used Bells of Ireland Green on the white layered paper. I used a swirl stencil and brushed on the spray to get the cute swirly background. I used Moon Shadow Mist in Buccaneer Bronze on the cardboard layer. I also used Moon Glow's Starburst Stains in Black Orchid Silver to outline the triangle trees. I couldn't find this one on the website to link it. So I'm not sure if they are still making this one or not. Mine has a dauber top. I love using it on canvas work and making splats with it. I had alot of fun making this layout. I love that it's not all in traditional christmas colors.

Sunday, November 13, 2016

My layout for My Creative Sketches

Ok I've really been bitten again by the scrapbooking bug. I can't believe I took such a long break from doing something that I love!!!! Here's another layout that I've completed. This picture is soooo cute to me. Jacey was taking a selfie while Jody was pumping gas. She didn't realize that he photo bombed her. :)
This one is for a challenge at My Creative Sketches. Here is the sketch that I had to follow.
If you want to join in on the sketch challenge you have til tomorrow to get your layout linked to their page.

Saturday, November 12, 2016

My new most favorite layout!!!!

I decided to join in on the layout challenge over at More Than Words Blog. This was the Board that had to inspire you.
I kind of dreaded trying this layout challenge because I didn't know how I was going to come up with a layout that includes either the quote or the things involved in the quote. I was overthinking it!!! I absolutely LOVE how my layout turned out.
I used modeling paste and one of my favorite stencils to give a little background texture to the layout.
The challenge included using an Inspiration word which was Special. I used the word as the title of the layout. Also my daughter ofcourse is very special to me. The creative part of the challenge was to either use the quote "Something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue" or to use things on your layout that are old, new, borrowed or blue. I used 3 of the elements. The Prima flowers are old. The paper and the picture is new. There is a "blue-ish" color in the paper.