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!

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Have I Gone Mad - Alice Art Journal Spread ~ C'est Magnifique

Today, I have an "Alice in Wonderland" Art Journal page to share - created with the October Kit from C'est Magnifique!
Created with the C'est Magnifique October Kit and Add-ons: Patterned Paper - Maja Design Coffee in the Arbour- Lovely Weather; Ruby Rock-It Heritage Die Cuts; Webster's Pages Strawberry Fields Little White Alphas; Stampendous Frantage Micas and Glitters - Copper Lux Mix; Magnifique Mist - Blueberry
From Stash: White Gesso; 13 Arts Ayeeda Mist - Pastel Yellow; Memento Ink - Tuxedo Black; Charcoal Pencil; Mad Hatter Image from the "Puzzles in Wonderland" book by R.W. Galland

Left Side

Right Side
Thanks for stopping by my blog today!

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

First Day of School - C'est Magnifique October Sketch

There is still time to participate in the C'est Magnifique October Sketch Challenge - be sure to stop by the C'est Magnifique blog for some more inspiration from the Design Team? Here is this month's sketch and my take on it using the C'est Magnifique October Kit. I used a photo of my son from his very first day of kindergarten this September!
Created using the Main Kit, Embellishment Add-on and Magnifique Mixed Media Kit.
Items from Stash: Prima Banner Paper-clip, 3rd Eye Leaf stamp, Burlap, Twine, Book Page, White Gesso, Black Archival Ink, Distress Ink - Vintage Photo, Dylusions Ink Spray - Black Marble.

Here are some close-ups!

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today!

Saturday, September 20, 2014

I'm Gonna Fly Like a Bird Through the Night ~ Art Journal Page - C'est Magnifique

This is my final project with the C'est Magnifique September Kit - an Art Journal page inspired by the song Chandelier by Sia.
I started a new art journal using an old book I picked up for free at work (the benefits of working at a university - people often leave boxes of old textbooks up for grabs). I started out by priming the pages with a light coat of gesso and a light misting and splatter with Lindy's Stamp Gang Starburst Mist in Wild Honeysuckle Coral (stash). I also did some stamping with the Prima stamps and Dark Brown ink pad included in the Main Kit. I added the Prima Canvas ATC to the right page and bits of canvas peeled off the ATC around both pages. Then I used the Coffee Dylusions from the Magnifque Mixed Media (MMM) Kit on the background.  I embellished the journal page with the fussy cut compass and tags from the Riddersholm Design paper/tag sheet and added the birds from the MMM (painted with gesso and then misted with the Lindy's Coral Mist) and the Marion Smith Designs Metal Filagree Doilies from the Embellishment Add-on (EAO). Finally, I added the song lyrics to the canvas ATC using the Authentique Mini-Alphas from the Main Kit. Here are a couple of close-ups!
Left side
Right side
I find so much inspiration in music lyrics - I think I'll keep this art journal dedicated to music! Can't wait to work in it again! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today!

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Me at 39 - C'est Magnifique

Today, I'm sharing another layout created with the C'est Magnifique September Kit. This is a rare layout for me - as it actually features a selfie photo - which is not something I usually do (I hate having my picture taken). So here you are. . . a layout featuring Me . . at 39.
I loved the hints of pink in this Riddersholm Design paper and decided to play on those pinks in the design of my layout. I started off with a light coat of white gesso (stash) in the design area, which I dried and then misted with Lindy's Stamp Gang Starburst Mist in Bodacious Blush (stash). I did some stamping with some Bo Bunny Stitches stamps (stash) and the Colorbox Blackberry Ink from the Main Kit and also used the Prima script stamp from the Main Kit with the Colorbox Dark Brown Ink (also Main Kit).

With the background 'done', I cut some more of the Riddersholm papers into strips/squares to form the mat for my (partially fuss-cut) photo. I added in some white thread (stash), flowers from the Main Kit and Magnifique Mixed Media (MMM) Kit and a large Prima butterfly from the Embellishment Add-on (EAO) and then tucked a few of the Epoxy Stickers from the EAO into my larger flower cluster. I finished off the embellishing with a few pink/clear rhinestones (stash) and a splatter of Coffee Dylusions (MMM). The title is a combination of the Prima wood veneer letters from the EAO and the Authentique alpa stickers from the Main Kit.

After 'finishing' the layout, I decided I wanted more pink - so I went back in with the Magenta Pan Pastel from the MMM Kit and rubbed the colour all around/under the photo and embellishments. A final splatter with some more Coffee Dylusions and the layout was truly finished! Here are some close-ups!

Thanks for stopping by my blog today! Happy Scrapping!

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

My Heart - C'est Magnifique

This is the first layout I created with the C'est Magnifique September Kit - you may have seen it as part of my introduction to the C'est Magnifique Design Team, but today I'm sharing the full details and close-ups with you.
First, used the gorgeous Riddersholm Design Tailgate Marked paper, along with the Prima mask from the Magnifique Mixed Media (MMM) Kit and some modelling paste from my stash. Then I added some of the Tim Holtz Distress Stain in Weathered Wood over the masked area to tint the modelling paste blue. I also did some background stamping with the Prima script stamp from the Main Kit and some Ingvild Bolme White Chalk Ink. Next, I added some white tissue paper from my stash and adhered it using gel medium (stash) and then added some bronze microbeads (stash) on top of the tissue using the gel medium. I tinted the Prima resin frame from the Embellishment Add-on (EAO) with the Coffee Dylusions (MMM). The lace circles on either side of the frame (EAO) are tinted with Distress Stain in Tarnished Bronze (Stash). The gorgeous Blue Fern Chipboard was inked with Distress Stain in Weathered Wood and then I added a few hints of the Tarnished Bronze Distress Stain as well. I finished off the embellishing with the Marion Smith Filagree Butterflies (MMM) and some half pearls (stash). Finally, I added the title "My Heart" using the Authentique Mini Alpha stickers included in the Main Kit. Here are some close-ups of the layout!

Thanks for stopping by my blog today. Be sure and come back again over the next few days as I have a couple more projects with the September Kit to share with you!

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

You and Me ~ C'est Magnifique September Sketch

The September Sketch has been revealed at C'est Magnifique! The Design Team has done an amazing job creating some truly stunning layouts based on the sketch to inspire you - so be sure to stop by the C'est Magnifique blog to see the team's creations with this sketch.
Here is my layout based on the sketch using items from the September C'est Magnifique Kit, Embellishment Add-on and Magnifique Mixed Media Kit. I also used some blue mist (13 Arts Ultramarine Chalk Mist) and a Prima Brad from my stash.
And here are a few close-ups of my layout!

Thanks for stopping by my blog today and I hope you'll join us at C'est Magnifique and play along with the September Sketch!