Saturday, May 2, 2015

Butterfly Garden Collection Layout - Meg's Garden DT

Hello again Scrappy Friends! Today I am sharing a layout created with the absolutely stunning Butterfly Collection papers and embellishments from the Meg's Garden store. I started off with The Butterfly Garden by Night 12 x 12 paper for the base, added a coat of clear gesso and then did some masking with a Prima stencil and Prima Art Extravagance Graphite Texture Paste. Next, I built up layers using pieces from the 6 x 6 papers in The Butterfly Collection Mini Pack as the foundation for my son's first school photo from Junior Kindergarten this year! I fussy cut some butterflies from the mini papers and added some pieces of white floral wire to them as antennae. I added flowers, fibres, ribbon and a bead (added to a pearl stickpin from my stash) from the Meg's Bundles Temptation in Blue embellishment pack. I also fussy cut some text circles from the 12 x 12 Cut & Create Ephemera page to use as embellishments and as the centre for the dark blue flower. Finally, I finished off the layout with some Lindy's Stamp Gang Caribbean Blue Flat Fabio mist mixed with water.
Here are some close-ups!
Thanks so much for your visit to my blog today! I hope you found some inspiration from my layout!
Meg's Garden Products Used: 12 x 12 Butterfly Garden Collection Paper - The Butterfly Garden at Night12 x 12 Butterfly Garden Collection Paper - Cut & Create EphemeraThe Butterfly Collection Mini PackEmbellishments - Meg's Bundle of Goodies - Temptations in Blue

Other Products Used: Lindy's Stamp Gang Caribbean Blue Flat Fabio Mist; Prima Art Extravagence Graphite Texture Paste

Friday, April 24, 2015

Forgotten Meadows Mini-Watefall Folio Album ~ Meg's Garden

Hi Scrappy Friends! Today I'm sharing a mini waterfall folio with you - created with the absolutely gorgeous Meg's Garden Forgotten Meadows paper collection and mini papers, along with some gorgeous ribbons, flowers and embellishments from the Meg's Garden Store. This mini waterfall folio was created based on this tutorial I found on Youtube by the talented Ginger Ropp. I knew as soon as I saw the gorgeous purple Wisteria paper that I wanted to use it for the cover of this mini folio. I wanted the cover to look "garden-y" and so I added some chicken wire masking and chipboard, fussy cut flowers and butterflies from the Forgotten Meadows papers, flowers and leaves and some tassels that I cut off some trim. I also used some thin purple ribbon as the closure for the album.
I don't often use a lot of purple in my papercrafting, though it is one of my favourite colours, so I decided to play up the purple in this mini by using some purple cardstock from my stash as the matting for the tags, pockets and waterfall pages. I have inked the edges of all the patterned papers with Vintage Photo Distress Ink to give a more vintage/shabby-chic feel to the mini folio. I've added some simple decorations to the inside of the album using fussy-cut butterflies and lots of ribbon on the tags! 

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today - I hope you enjoyed my Mini Waterfall Folio Album!
Meg's Garden Product's Used:
Forgotten Meadows Paper Collection - Wisteria ShadeAfternoon Letters, Cut & Create Ephemera and Mini Pack
Meg's Bundle of Goodies - Temptations in Cream and Sage

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Help Me. . . ~ Mixed Media Art Journal Page

I'm back with another page in my music-inspired Art Journal and I've used the song Chandelier by Sia once again. This page was created using the colours in February's Lindy's Stamp Gang Colour Challenge. And, I think I may have a new favourite Lindy's colour - Caribbean Blue!
I started the page with a light coat of white gesso and then a basecoat of Caribbean Blue Flat Shot (mixed with water and Golden Acrylic Glazing Liquid). I splattered the base colour with water to get the water-spotted look. Next, I used a Prima stencil and some Liquitex Glass Bead Texture Gel to do some masking on the pages. Once the masked areas had dried, I added the Bougainvillea Fuchsia spray to the outside edges of the pages – I love how the colours combined and gave an iridescent look to the masked areas! Finally, I did some random stamping with black and white inks and added the stamped quote to the page. Here are a couple of close-ups!

Here is Lindy's Stamp Gang February Colour Challenge Palette I used for this journal page: Lindy's Stamp Gang Products Used: Caribbean Blue Flat Shot and Bougainvillea Fuchsia Starburst Spray.

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog for a peek at my Art Journal page!

Other Products Used: Golden Acrylic Glazing Liquid – Gloss; Liquitex Glass Bead Texture Gel; Prima Marketing 12x12 Mask; Prima Marketing Clear Stamp; Strathmore Watercolor Paper; Black Archival Ink; White Archival Ink

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Gather Your Dreams ~ Mixed Media Collage Canvas for Meg's Garden

Today, I am so excited to share my first Meg's Garden Design Team project with you! The Butterfly Collection is just so beautiful to work with and one of my favourite pages in the collection is the "cut & create" page, which is just full of beautiful little bits of ephemera that can be layered and collaged; so I decided to use the cut & create elements to create a collage canvas.
I started off by cutting an 8x10 piece out of the "Another Delicate Garden for Butterflies" paper to fit the top of my canvas - this paper has a very subtle pattern which peeks through the Shimmerz Inklinz watercolours in places. I used a butterfly stencil and modelling paste on the background paper before painting it. I then cut out all the little ephemera from the "cut & create" paper and created my collage, working from the bottom right to the top left corner. I tucked pieces of lace from the Meg's Garden store in with the collaged papers for added texture. I fussy cut the butterflies and title from The Butterfly Collection papers and added them on top of the collage with a collection of flowers from the Meg's Garden store and from my stash. I used the Shimmerz Inklinz on the flowers and to splatter the canvas. I also tucked in a few metal elements from Meg's Garden. Finally, I added a few different sized half-pearls from my stash. Here are some close-ups and different angles of the finished canvas! I wish you could see it in real life to get the full effect of the gorgeous shimmery paints!

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today! I hope you liked my "Gather Your Dreams" canvas!

Meg's Garden Products Used:
The Butterfly Collection papers - cut & create; Another Delicate Garden for Butterflies and The Butterfly Mini Pack.
Vintage Trinkets - Filigree Flower, Extra Long Filigree and Butterfly.
Cotton Lace (Cream)
Small Roses (White 1cm)

Other Products Used:  8x10 canvas; Golden Light Molding Paste; Shimmerz Inklingz - Good as Gold and Blue My Mind; Flowers by Prima and Recollections; Recollections adhesive half pearls; Bo Bunny Brad

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Winter - Mixed Media Layout

Hello Scrappy Friends! Today, I'm sharing a 'just for fun' layout I created using a kit I bought from the Flying Unicorn. The December 2014 kit included gorgeous papers from the 13 Arts "Cozy Evening" collection, along with some beautiful coordinated embellishments. I've paired these with some mixed media elements and flowers from my stash to create a snowy, winter layout - featuring an older picture of my son on the first snowy day of 2013.
Here are some close-ups! 

Thanks for stopping by for a peek at my layout! 
Happy Scrapping!

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Art Journal Cover - Tresors De Luxe Challenge

Hi There Scrappy Friends! Today I am sharing an Art Journal Cover I created to play along with the Tresors de Luxe Challenge this month. Tresors de Luxe is an awesome Etsy shop that sells gorgeous vintage laces and embellishments. This is originally an old Textbook I picked up for free at the University where I work - I had so much fun recycling it for use as an Art Journal!  I've designed this Art Journal cover based on the colours from the gorgeous January Mood Board and using some laces from the Tresors de Luxe Shop and lots of Prima Finnabair Mediums and Embellishments and Lindy's Stamp Gang Starbursts! I'll be using this journal for pages inspired by music - so I included a Dusty Attic music scale chipboard as a design element on the cover too!
Tresors de Luxe Challenge Mood Board - January 2015
Here  are a few more shots of the Journal Cover! 

Thanks for stopping by my blog for a peek at my project!

Products Used: Lindy's Stamp Gang Starbursts in Wild Honeysuckle Coral, Magnolia Magenta Gold, Bougainvillea Fuschia, Cheshire Cat Cherry and Opal Sea Oats; Luminarte Silks Acrylic Glaze in Solar Gold and Nutmeg; Prima Finnabair - Art Basics - Soft Gloss Gel, Art Ingredients - Glass Glitter in Gold Rush, Glass Beads in Crystal, Mechanicals Vintage Trinkets; Prima Resin Frame, Prima Flowers, Prima Ingvild Bolme Junkyard Findings Keyhole; Prima 6x6 Stencil; Dusty Attic Chipboard - Music Scale; Tresors de Luxe Etsy shop Lace; Golden Light Molding Paste; White Gesso; Washi Tape (stash); Resin Bird (stash).

Monday, January 12, 2015

Meg's Garden Design Team!

I am SO excited to share that I have joined the Meg's Garden Design Team!
I'll be sharing my first projects with the gorgeous Meg's Garden papers and embellishments in the next month or so - I can't wait!

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Holiday Magic is Found at Home

I took a little break from scrapping for the last month or so but I'm back with a new layout created to play along with a couple of challenges! I had lots of fun playing with different media on this one - definitely a good start to the New Year to get my mojo back!  I scrapped a sweet picture of my son wearing a Santa hat that I took this past December ...he's such a cutie! I definitely prefer to stay "home for the holidays" - so the title of the layout is Holiday Magic is Found at Home.

The Scraps of Darkness/Scraps of Elegance January 2015 Inspiration Board provided the inspiration for this layout - the gorgeous colours in the Aurora Borealis and the snowy branches were perfect inspiration to create a frosty layout.
I've used 7 Dots Studio "Cold Country" papers for this layout (actually from a past SOD Kit -Nov. 2013) and a holiday theme to play along with the December challenge at the 7 Dots Studio blog.
I've used a variety of Lindy's Stamp Gang Starbursts on the background and flowers -- together with some glamour dust added to the molding paste in masked areas and sprinkled on the gesso-painted cardboard, this layout has a lot of sparkle. I wish the photos showed the sparkle better!

That's my first layout of the New Year! I'll be back later this week with some exciting news to share - until then, Happy New Year and all the best to you in 2015!
Materials Used: Patterned Paper - 7 Dots Studio "Cold Country" - Forgotten and Lonely Evenings; Lindy's Stamp Gang Starburst Mists - Afternoon Delight Denim; Wild Honeysuckle Coral; Tea Pot Purple; Time Travel Teal; Golden Light Molding Paste; DecoArt Glamour Dust; The Crafter's Workshop 12x12 Template Half Tone Borders; Cosmo Cricket Tiny Text; Farmhouse Paper Company Metal Key; Prima Marketing Inc. Flowers and Bling; Corrugated Cardboard; Acrylic Gesso; Aleene's Tacky Glue.

Friday, December 12, 2014

Untitled (Featuring My Cat Sherlock) ~ C'est Magnifique

Today, I am sharing my final layout created for C'est Magnifique Kits using the November Kit. I used a sweet photo of my cat Sherlock to create this layout using the gorgeous Blue Fern Studios Montage papers and flowers from the Main Kit and various media from my stash.
Thanks for peeking! Happy Scrapping!

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Follow your dreams. . . ~ C'est Magnifique

I'm quite late posting this, but better late than never, right?

I decided that November would be my last month designing for C'est Magnifique Kits - so I am sharing one of my final layouts created for the CM Design Team. Due to a shipping error with my DT package, I only had November's Main Kit to work with, so I have used it plus some leftover items from previous CM Kits and some media from my personal stash to create my layout. This is a sweet photo of my son on his fourth birthday - and I hope he takes the sentiment to heart and follows his dreams...
This was my first opportunity to work with Blue Fern Studios' papers and I have to say that they are just amazing - they are gorgeous and such a nice heavy weight that they are perfect for mixed media scrapbooking!

Thanks for popping by my blog today!