Wednesday, July 18, 2018

How To Make A Vintage Card With Stenciled Background

Die-cuts and rickrack give this card a vintage touch, but it is the stenciled background that sets it apart.
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~Charity Hotrum~ 

Monday, July 9, 2018

How To Make Mixed Media Bubbles For Scrapbook Pages

Today I have a fun layout that is all about imagination and how to make mixed media bubbles for scrapbook pages. My two youngest children discovered this tree with above ground roots by the river. They lived 100 Adventures between those wooden arms. Even at 10 and 12 their imagination is going full tilt!
~ Adventure Is ~
To echo the water scene I used 49 and Market papers from the Sand and Sea collection. I fussy cut this giant jelly fish and popped it up with craft foam. Best Glue Ever holds the project together securely.
I created the bubbles with Drip Rings, a Memory Box stencil. I used Nuvo Embellishment Mousse in Lilac Lavender, Citrus Green, and Coastal Reef over the stencil. Nuvo Mousse dries quickly with plenty of texture and pliability.
 I used Close To My Heart watercolors to fill in the bubbles. The color palette is excellent and the water brush by the same company makes water painting a snap!

Today is reveal day for Lucy's new sketch. For the full reveal stop by
Supplies:
Cardstock:DCWV
Patterned Paper:49 and Market
Border Stickers:Echo Park, Bo Bunny
Alpha:Studio Calico
Tiny Type:Echo Park
Stencil:Memory Box
Mixed Media Paste:Tonic Studios
Watercolors:Close To My Heart

Scrap On!

~charity~

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

How To Make A Shabby Chic Layout the Frugal Way

Do you love Shabby Chic but hate cutting into your stash of beautiful paper? This layout is made with two sheets of patterned paper, one and a half sheets of cardstock, and assorted foiled paper scraps.
Stop by the ScraPerfect Blog to see how it all came together!

Scrap On!

~Charity Hotrum~

Friday, June 15, 2018

How To Create Drama With Only Two Colors

Today's project is a clean and simple layout that creates drama with only two colors. I started with a 12x12 of black cardstock and added depth and interest with stamps and heat embossing. Only the Peachy Cheap wood shapes of clouds and gears relieve the monochrome color scheme.
~ Split Rock Lighthouse ~
This month the color prompt from White With 1 is:
 This vacation photo of a mist shrouded lighthouse is perfect for the color scheme. Adding nautical themed stamps sets it off strikingly. The mermaid above and the nautilus below hold the photo aloft.
 The looped rope stamp is heat embossed with black ink onto white cardstock. I fussy cut the rope and used a die inside the loops. The looped rope boarder is glued over the matted photo. Twine strung through the loops is tied over a silver brad. 
 Wood gear shapes are scattered around the nautilus shell. Two small brads hold the twine below the photo.
 The ocean waves were stamped, heat embossed, then fussy cut. I popped them up with craft foam and layered them below the ship. A length of twine runs from the ship to the anchor below the waves. Wood cloud shapes from Peachy Cheap complete the scene.
Stop by the White...With 1 blog to see the design teams beautiful samples.

Scrap On!

~Charity Hotrum~

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

How To Make a Layout With Foiled Paper Outlines

Today's project is a bright and sassy floral layout with emerald foiled paper outlines. This photo of my daughter in pink needed surroundings as ready to make a statement as she is. I used the Rooftop Garden collection from Craft Smith for the patterned papers of this layout.
~ You Got This ~
 I fussy cut the flower strips and glued them onto strips of emerald Rinea foiled paper. I fussy cut the outline to help the flowers standout against the pink background. Next I layered the flowers with a wide striped paper.
 The title is fussy cut from the Rooftop Garden collection journal cards. Strands of green gems lay across the title words and individual gems decorate the bicycle hubs. The aqua die-cut paper is Recollections. The fuchsia strip of Rinea foiled paper is detailed with a Martha Stewart border punch.
The bicycle is cut with a Peachy Cheap spring die from aqua grid paper. It settles nicely against the bicycle print photo mat.
The flowers here are all by Recollections in a variety of green shades.  The wood leaves and flowers are from Peachy Cheap. 

Scrap On!

~Charity Hotrum~

Saturday, June 9, 2018

Album With Handmade Flowers and Window Casement

Today's project is a spiral album with handmade flowers draped around a window casement. The Tattered Walls kit from 123 Scrap With Me has just the right supplies to make a photo album or garden diary. The spiral binding, vine cutting die, and Lilac Nuvo Mousse are not from the original kit.
~ Moments ~
The album cover is made with two layers. The base layer is cut from Blue Fern Studios Tattered Walls:Apartment B. I punched the holes for the spiral in both layers before embellishing. The included TCW Stencil:Screen Print and Toasted Almond Nuvo Embellishment Paste were used to create a "curtain".
To complete the base layer I added the books from the 7gypsies Architextures. I also placed craft foam on the back of the window frame.
Together the give the illusion of looking into a well appointed sitting room.
Handmade flowers were next on my agenda. 
Step 1:Punch 10 circles from BFS Tattered Walls:Suite 204. Coat the rim with Lilac Nuvo Mousse.
Step 2:Fold the circles so that a dark rim from the underside shows.
Step 3:Fold the circle, accordion style, in thirds.
Step 4:Add glue between the tiers and clamp till dry.
Using a Tim Hotz die I cut a variety of vines from BFS Tattered Walls:The Library. I cut the Bumble Bee from BFS Tattered Walls:The Garage. I spread Toasted Almond Nuvo Mousse on the Bees wings.
I glued the vines to the left and upper edges of the Kaiser Craft Window Frame.
Finally, I adhered the bee to the upper left corner and the Moments tag from BFS Tattered Walls:Ephemera below it.
The Tattered Walls kit has a lovely variety of papers and mixed media supplies. Stop by 123 Scrap With Me to get your kit today! Use KITPROMO at checkout to get 15% off any order that exceeds $50 when you include the Tattered Walls kit.

Scrap On!
~Charity Hotrum~

Saturday, June 2, 2018

Layeres Mixed Media Card: Be Thankful

Today's project is a mixed media card with lots of layers and a reminder to "be thankful". This card is made from the Tattered Walls Kit offered by 123 Scrap With Me. I used the Lilac Nuvo Embellishment Mousse from my kit add-on. The centerpiece is an Architextures vintage typewriter.
~ Be Thankful ~
 Step 1: Cut a 4x6 card blank from BFS Tattered Walls: The Sun Room. On the front, spread Lilac Lavender Nuvo Mousse through the TCW Stencil:Screen Print.
 Step 2: When Nuvo Mousse is dry add one square of 7gypsies Architextures: Light Metal Grates to the lower right corner.
 Step 3: Cut a tag shape from BFS Tattered Walls:The Library. Knot trim from kit onto tag. Adhere tag to card front.
 Step 4: Die-cut a doily from BFS Tattered Walls:The Sun Room. Adhere to card front.
 Step 5:Affix Architextures Treasures:Typewriter to card front. Add Ideology:Clippings sticker "be thankful".
 Step 6:Add Flower to left of sentiment. Each kit comes with a random assortment of Prima flowers. My kit came with a variety of pastel roses.
 This elegant card is a mixture of industrial charm and vintage chic. Blue Fern Studios Tattered Walls papers bring the best of these styles together. Stop by 123 Scrap With Me to get your kit today! Use KITPROMO at checkout to get 15% off any order that exceeds $50 when you include the Tattered Walls kit.

Scrap On!

~Charity Hotrum~

Friday, June 1, 2018

How To Make a Mixed Media Layout With Doodles and Diecuts

Today's projects is a mixed media layout with doodles, diecuts, and lots of little accessories. It's launch day for My Sketch World. Lucy Chesna is back after a 5 year hiatus and has a wonderful reveal prepared for her first month back.
~ These Little Moments ~
 I ordered the Photo Play Paper:Moments In Time collection as soon as it began shipping. I have a soft spot for Eiffel Tower images and dress forms. This lovely collection has both so it was a guaranteed buy.
 I used a Pink Paislee stamp with heat set embossing powder on water color paper for the pink and blue flowers. I fussy cut them and painted with CTMH watercolors. I popped them up with a bit of craft foam.
 I have an old set of Kiwi Lane hexagon dies. I cut 2 of each size then layered them on the photo corners. I added doodling around the edges and liquid pearls on top.
 Echo Park flourish dies turned out more layering components. I doodled around the flourishes and then scattered sequins. Underneath it all is a square of Nuvo Embellishment Mousse in blue and green, run through a Kite stencil.
 Here is a look at Lucy's June 1st sketch. 
Stop by My Sketch World for the full reveal.
Supplies:Paper, Stickers:Photo Play Paper
Stamp:Pink Paislee
Ink:Tsukineko and CTMH
Watercolors:CTMH
Liquid Pearls:Ranger
Sequins:SpiegelMom Scraps
Stencil:Kite
Colored Paste:Tonic Studios

Scrap On!

~Charity Hotrum~











Saturday, May 26, 2018

Silhouette Style Foiled Paper ATC's

Today's project is a set of silhouette style ATC's made with Rinea Foiled Paper. I added the Blush/Gold Foiled Paper to the Pastel Variety Pack  to make an even four cards. I love the spring tones of these foiled papers. 
I cut four ATC blanks (2.5x3.5") from white cardstock and four foiled paper blanks (2 3/8x3 3/8"). I laid the die on the foiled paper so that part of the shape was hanging off. I added a heart cutout in the upper corner then punched flowers from each of the foiled paper colors.
Directions: 
Step 1: I glued the foiled paper to the ATC blank, leaving a rim of cardstock around the foiled paper. 
Step 2: I glued three flowers to the side opposite the animal.
Step 3: I tied a bow of gold braid between the heart and animal.
Step 4: I added glitter glue to the center of the flowers.
 These ATC's are simple enough to make and would be lovely to trade. Punch a hole through the heart and tie one onto a gift bag or wrapped present. These make quick thank you notes to teachers or coworkers and are so much classier than a post-it!
Stop by the Rinea blog for more ideas.
Supplies:
Cardstock:Craftsmith
Foiled Paper:Rinea
Cutting Dies:Peachy Cheap, Amazon
Punches:Kreaxions, EKSuccess
Gold Braid:Michaels

Scrap On!

~Charity Hotrum~

Friday, May 25, 2018

How To Make a Mixed Media Layout with Word Sticker Doilies

Today's project is a mixed media layout with doilies die-cut from word stickers. The Tattered Walls Kit from 123 Scrap With Me comes with a pack of Tim Holtz Idea-ology Clippings. I like the look of printed words so I have been scheming up ways to use the Clippings.
~ Big Adventure ~
 To begin with I placed TCW's Screen Print stencil on the center of BFS Tattered Walls: The Carolina Room patterned paper. I used Nuvo Embellishment Mousse:Toasted Almond to leave the image. I flipped the stencil over and pressed the excess mousse onto the upper left and lower right corners.
 The BFS:Mystic Wand Chipboard needed a bit of lustre. I brushed them with the Toasted Almond Mousse included in the kit. The product is a bit goopy so I used a tooth pick to clean out the intricacies. I also snipped off the tales of the wands so the chipboard would fit on my layout.
 In the upper left corner I layered a scrap of  with a bit of 7gypsies Architextures from the Library Junque pack, also from the kit. I added a chunk of the large Kaiser Craft Die-cut and topped it with a chipboard wand.
 The next part of the design looked ripe for a doily so I pulled out my Peachy Cheap doily dies. I pealed a chunk of Idea-ology Clippings stickers away from the sheet and placed them on cardstock. A few phrases were left behind so I re-inserted those.
 I cut two doilies from the cardstock/sticker mash-up. The die is rather intricate so it took several passes through my die-cut roller, but the final look is stunning.
 One of the doilies I placed to the left of the stenciled image. Mini pink flowers punched from BFS Tattered Walls:The Maid's Room are placed along the doily's edge. Bits and pieces from BFS Tattered Walls:Ephemera are clustered on the far edge of the doily to embellish the title:Big Adventure.
 The lower right corner is a scrap of BFS Tattered Walls:The Reading Room is sandwiched between tag and word Ephemera from BFS Tattered Walls. An accordion fold strip of paper and the second Mystic Wand over lay the cluster. Sitting on top like cherry is a pink rose, also from BFS.
 The second Clippings doily holds a cluster of ribbon, from the kit, two pink BFS roses, and a word circle from the Ephemera pack.
 This sweet conglomeration sits to the upper right of the stenciled image.
 The photos were my last addition. I cut them to 3x3 and matted them with scraps from the Tattered Walls kit. I wedged them diagonally into frames from the Ephemera pack.
 Beach Combing on a rocky shore is less romantic then a long sandy beach. It is full of drama, hard edges, and cold splashes. The neutral tones of the Tattered Walls Kit and the pops of pink mesh perfectly with the photos. Click on the link ^^^ to get your kit!
I flipped a sketch from Alda Stevens' for this layout.

Scrap On!

~Charity Hotrum~