Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Dans un jardin français ~ Pocket Letter (SOD/SOE Swap Aug. '15)

Hello Scrappy Friends! A quick share tonight of a pocket letter I made for a swap with Scraps of Darkness/Scraps of Elegance! I hope my swap partner, Cindy, likes this pocket letter I made for her! I've called this pocket letter Dans un jardin français (In a French Garden) because the paper I used has some beautiful french translations of Shakespeare Sonnets. I had lots of fun fussy cutting, making  pockets and little tag inserts and embellishing the front side of the pocket letter!
I decided to keep the back of the pocket letter flat since the front side was so dimensional (and I had to fit it in the pocket sleeves)! So I echoed the yellow, red, gold and sepia tones from the front and used my gelli plate and some mists to create a background for a stamped/mixed media pocket page featuring stamps by Finnabair. I added some gold glitter paint to the page to tie into the gold glitter on the front as well.
Here's a peek at the back of the tag inserts from the front page - I also used Finnabair stamps on these.
And, finally, some photos of the pocket letter in plastic page - I made a fun ribbon tassel to add to the edge of the page as a final embellishment!

Thanks for stopping by my blog today! Happy Scrapping!

Monday, August 10, 2015

Finnabair-Inspired Art Journal Cover

Hi Scrappy Friends! I've had a project sitting around completed for weeks and have just now found a chance to share it - isn't summer crazy busy?!?!?! I decided to start a new Art Journal for pages featuring some of my favourite literary quotes. But first - I needed to create the journal cover!!! I've used the Prima/Finnabair Vintage Vanity journal and a collection of Prima/Finnabair Vintage Trinkets as well as plenty of trinkets from my stash to embellish the cover! This was so much fun to create!
I started off   by removing the front and back covers from the journal and used a Finnabair doily stencil with white molding paste across the front and back covers. Next, I painted both covers with a coat of black gesso. Then I added all the embellishments (with the exception of the glass beads) using heavy gel medium. Once the gel medium dried, I painted everything with another coat of black gesso. I added colour using Viva Decor Inka Gold Rubs in Emerald Green, Cobalt Blue, Haematite, Steelblue and Silver. Finally, I added three different colours of glass beads using Soft Matte Gel. As a final step, I sealed everything with some Satin finishing spray. Here are some close-ups!

 And finally, a photo of  both the back and front cover!
I can't wait to start working INSIDE this journal!
Thanks for stopping by my blog today! Happy Scrapping!

Monday, July 6, 2015

Easter Treats ~ Meg's Garden DT

Hi Scrappy Friends! Today I'm sharing a layout with you that I made using the gorgeous Meg's Garden Forgotten Meadows collection! I just love the soft floral images on these papers and decided to make a layout that really played on a balance between a large floral image and my photo collage. Here is my son searching for his Easter Treats this year!
I used a Prima basket-weave stencil and white molding paste along the right side of the layout and chose two colours of Lindy's Stamp Ganag mists that  match the tones in the large floral image on the left side of the page. I used the mini-papers to create the layering under my photos and added a flower (tinted with the same pink mist) and some lace from the Meg's Garden store. Finally, I added a few resin pieces, title and bling from my stash to complete the layout. Here is a close-up and a couple of different angles of the layout so you can see the layering!

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today! Happy Scrapping!

Meg's Garden Products Used:
Forgotten Meadows Paper Collection - Sunshine on Petals and Mini Papers Pack
Meg's Bundle of Goodies - Temptations in Cream and Sage

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Vintage Pocket Letter ~ Meg's Garden DT

Hello! Today I am sharing a new project for the Meg's Garden Design Team using a combination of the gorgeous Butterfly Garden and Forgotten Meadows collections, as well as some embellishments from the Meg's Garden Store and from my stash. Have you heard of pocket letters? I just recently learned about them and, since I love making Artist Trading Cards, I thought it would be fun to create a pocket letter page, which is (essentially) a collection of coordinated ATCs in a trading card page! The Meg's Garden Mini-Papers and Cut & Create Ephemera papers are absolutely perfect for creating pocket letters - you can also use bits and pieces leftover from your larger papers! I wanted this page to look as though it were a collection of vintage memorabilia from a trip to Paris, so I have distressed and added Vintage Photo distress ink to the edges of the papers.
 Here are some close-ups of each of the rows  (out of the plastic trading card page to avoid glare)!

I hope you like my pocket letter page - it was so fun to make! If you create one with Meg's Garden products, leave me a link in the comments below so I can pop by for a look!

Happy Scrapping!

Meg's Garden Products Used:
Forgotten Meadows Paper Collection - Cut & Create Ephemera and Mini Paper Pack
Butterfly Garden Paper Collection - Cut and Create Ephemera and 12 x 12 A Flower Garden for Butterflies
Meg's Bundle of Goodies - Temptations in Cream and Sage and Temptations in Blue

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Love ~ Featuring My Cat Malcolm

I created this layout based on the Prima June BAP and using the Lindy's Stamp Gang June Color Challenge Palette. I promised myself I would start using up some of my stash - so I've used an older Prima paper collection, Tea Thyme, to create this mixed-media layout featuring my cat Malcolm. Here is my layout and the Prima Sketch and Lindy's Stamp Gang Color Palette that inspired it.

I've used Lindy's Stamp Gang Starbursts in  Cheshire Cat Cherry  and Shabby Turbine Teal, as well as Glitz Spritz in Steel Shimmer

I used a Prima Stencil and modelling paste as well as Finnabair's Matte Soft Gel mixed with two colours of Prima Finnabair Glitter on the background. I also added random stamping with two Prima stamps. I did lots of fussy cutting of the Tea Thyme papers, punched/cut out circle shapes from the paper as well as cut some random squares/rectangles. I then enhanced some of the cut out circles using glass beads. Here are some close-ups of the layout!

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

Monday, June 1, 2015

. . . I am Titanium ~ Art Journal Page

I'm sharing a new page in my Music Art Journal - inspired by the song "Titanium" by David Guetta (with Sia). I've used lots of Prima Finnabair goodies on this page - Clear Crackle Texture Paste,   Antique Silver Crackle Texture Paste, Soft Gloss Gel and stamps from Finnabair's Don't Forget to Fly collection. (A shout out to the talented Marta Lapkowska for the idea to stamp on tissue and cut out the images to adhere to the journal page!) I also used Lindy's Stamp Gang Magicals in Queen of Hearts Red for the red misting on the page. (Note: With the coat of gloss gel over the page, it is difficult to get a picture without glare...but here's the best I could get!)
And Close-ups of each side!

That's it for today! Thanks for stopping by for a peek at my Art Journal page.
Happy Scrapping!

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Memories - Prima BAP May 2015

I'm playing along with the Prima BAP this month and have created this neutral, grungy, mixed-media layout using the Engraver collection, Prima embellishments and a family photo from my son's first birthday party. Here is my layout and the Prima BAP sketch that inspired it.

Here are some close-ups!

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today! Happy Scrapping!

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

How Long is Forever? ~ Alice Art Journal Page

Hi Scrappy Friends! Today, I am sharing another page from my Alice in Wonderland Art Journal Series. I love this quote - I find it so meaningful and poignant.
I've used this month's Lindy's Stamp Gang Color Challenge as the basis for the page, matching the colours as best as possible from my stash! I've used Ocean Breeze Blue Flat Shot, Golden Angel Wings Embossing Powder; Hollyhock Scarlet Plum Embossing Powder; Starbursts in Bodacious Blush and Opal Sea Oats and Glitz Spritz in Steel Shimmer.
I started off using the Flat Shot and Starbursts on my gelli plate and laid the page down on top of the gelli plate and ran a brayer over it to get the colour blend for the base of the page. I then did some stamping and embossing with a floral stamp and the Hollyhock Scarlet Plum Embossing Powder. Next, I added the stars using a stencil, embossing paste and the Golden Angel Wings Embossing Powder. I also added some stenciling with Silver Crackle Texture Paste to the bottom of the page to bring in some more of the Silver tone. Finally, I lightly splattered the page with the Steel Shimmer Glitz Spritz. Here are some close-ups of each side.

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

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