Today’s project is
a features a daydreaming boy surrounded by fussy cut ocean images. I
finally ordered papers by 49 and Market and I have not been
disappointed. The designs are printed on heavy cardstock which stands
up to mist and mixed media layers very well. I ordered the Sand and
Sea collection. The colors are vibrant and harmonious, and mesh with
this photo perfectly!
~ Sail Away With Me ~
This layout is
centered on the “B” side of The Lookout and surrounded by images
fussy cut from Tangled and the accompanying image strip.
My newest crafty toy
is the Stamping Gear by Inkadinkado. I peeled it from it’s
packaging Saturday morning and immediately put it to use. The upper
left and lower right corners are stamped with repetitions of a
nautilus shell from the Under The Sea stamp set.
To get the look of
space between the fussy cut layers I inked the edges then crimped
them up just the tiniest bit. I did add a strip of foam under the
title. The rest is all an illusion of carefully bent paper and ink.
After I fussy cut
the images from Tangled I had a large piece of cardstock still
available. I straightened out the edges and made a card, again using
the Stamping Gear. A bit of washi tape and stickers completed the
The roses and leaves
are fussy cut from patterned paper. It’s a time consuming process,
but sure looks great layered. The key is not to worry about the
details. If you cut a little too much off, ink the edges with a dark
neutral and it’s all good.
That layer is topped
with cardstock circles separated by foam tape. I slipped the fussy
cut flowers between the circles with more foam tape.
Finally the die-cut
bird, feather, frame, and sentiment are arranged with the help of
more foam tape. Two feathers were a little too much. I had to save
one for another project. The remaining die-cuts in spring shades
express “Thanks” with class and garden charm.
If you haven’t
tried Rinea Foiled Paper with dies grab a Variety Pack and get
started. Kitty says “What are you waiting for?”
Dies:Momenta, X-cut, Echo Park, Crafter's Companion
Ink:Close To My Heart
I spent the weekend playing with Fairie Dust, handmade flowers, and foiled paper diecuts! I love this Graphic 45 paper pack so much I don't want to waste a even a SCRAP! I made the layout below with less than two sheets of patterned paper, one and a half sheets of cardstock, and assorted foiled paper scraps.
~ Believe ~
The first trick is to use front and back of the same patterned sheet. That plaid is the reverse of the sweet pea and violet paper. The second trick is to cut the chosen patterned paper into 3 strips of verying width and cut about an inch off the top of two of those strips.
Mount the shorter strips on either edge of a cardstock sheet, about 1/2 inch in from the edge.
The longer strip should be turned over and mounted over the gap on the cardstock. The longer strip will overlap each side by half an inch. I also added a 1" strip of patterned paper down the length of the longer strip for contrast and layers. You can see the thin strip of blue peeking out, below.
I used chipboard and wood shapes as well as an assortment of die cuts for clusters between the layers. Rinea's Marigold, Violet, and Lavender foiled papers are the exact hues to compliment the Fairie Dust collection.
The multi-layered flowers are cut from 2x12" strips of patterned paper from the Fairie Dust collection. After die-cutting the flowers I inked the edges, rolled the petals, stacked them with Best Glue Ever and added a gem for the center.
The plaid paper was a little too busy so I added white doilies for a bit of definition. Scattered chipboard words and a title made from one of the stickers finished off this layout. I love that the orange stuffie in the photo is the exact shade of the Marigold Foiled Paper and the Sweet Peas.
I loosely followed the sketch below by Laura Whitaker.
A pair of Fairy
cards with Rinea Foiled Paper and plenty of toadstools occupied my
weekend crafting time. I’ve been salivating over Graphic 45’s
Fairie Dust collection while I waited for my paper pack to arrive. It
came in last week and I spent spare moments fussy cutting to prep for
a creative Saturday.
First up is a Fairie Queen, chatting with butterflies in her garden. This
fussy-cut beauty has a crown and armband enhanced with copper Stickles. The butterflies are heat embossed and embellished with
Rinea Jade/GoldGlossy Foiled Paper embossed with a butterfly folder from Darice sets
the stage for the second card. The foiled paper is matted with a
rectangle of Violet Vale. These papers are centered on a 4x6, cream
A trio of toadstools
grace the bottom border while foam tape helps the center medallion
pop. A pair of fairies are tucked behind and dots of copper Stickles
pick out the details. The layered butterfly stickers are a gift from
my Australian pen pal.
For the first card I
used a Sketchy Saturday prompt. There is plenty of time to play along
at Laurel Seabrook Designs. Here is a peek at that sketch.
Finally found the time to play along with Sketchy Saturday. The card sketch was simple this week, which made it perfect for personal interpretation. I have all these mermaid themed products from Bella Blvd so I put those to good use.
~ Beautiful Day ~
Secrets Of The Sea collection comes with lovely puffy stickers. I used those to decorate the embossed, die-cut white frames. Rinea Foiled Paper takes up the center and gives the mirror impression. ~Swimmingly~
The sentiments are stamps from the Sea View Collection by Sheena Douglass. I love getting craft magazines that come with freebies. This set was included with Creative Stamping from Practical Publishing.
Today's creativity produced this Mixed Media layout that is rich in pink and rainy day symbols. I spent the weekend with a dear friend in rainy Tacoma. We had a fabulous time hanging out. Along the way we found this sign that defines the greatest quandary of all time!
~ Good Times ~
To come up with my pink texture I mixed modeling paste and acrylic paint. I was very thrifty and used the back of a damaged photo for my palette. A butter knife served as my palette knife.
I had to mix two batches of pink modeling paste. The first batch I spread thinly thru the honey comb frame. The second I used to fill the umbrella/rain boots silhouette. To add texture I used a produce netting.
My inspiration for this layout came from Laurel Seabrook's Inspired By blog. I choose the color, the friends having fun, and the rainy atmosphere for my prompts. This is the offered image:
Along with the modeling paste I also did a lot of stitching. The burlap is stitched to the cardstock and the tabs are stitched onto the photo mat. The two pieces of cardstock are stitched together using a Sew Easy with a Loop-de-Loop attachment.
Patterned Paper:Blue Fern Studios
Acrylic Paint:Tattered Angels
Stencils:Peachy Cheap Die, Studio Calico, Memory Box
Brads and Tabs:Echo Park
When you can't choose which paper or alpha to use you throw them all together and make a Stash Buster layout. The layers on this page just kept adding up as I cut new windows. I ended up four layers deep and then started adding flowers.
~ A Series Of UN VERY Fortunate Events ~
Three teens in the same house, what could go wrong? Nothing! These kids are a delight and a treasure. They are fairly calm, get along well, and enjoy school. A series of VERY fortunate events keep us together.
A pale green patterned paper with a diamond cut Vine and Vase paper started my layout. I decided a few windows would add interest and got busy with my craft knife. Of course, where one is good two is better so I cut all but the east and west points of the diamond.
I wanted the dark blue paper to show through the windows, but I also wanted to roll it and have it show through the widows. I cut a diamond and a large "V" out of the dark blue paper to fit under the corresponding windows. I flipped the "V" over and and adhered the papers to the underside of my layout.
The windows showing the gingham pattern were cut from corner to corner. I rolled these bits up and the dark blue paper was on display. Of course that left MORE holes. I added kraft paper as my final backing.
The windows needed something more so I added flowers in shades that complimented my papers. I didn't have any yellow flowers so I misted a white one to get the correct shade. I punched a few tiny flowers and misted those to match as well.
This layout is my entry for the Paper / Sketch Challenge. Rochelle offers this sketch and the use of kraft paper as a requirement.
Today's show and tell is a pair of framed mermaid cards with shiny Rinea Foiled Paper. I used my new order from Peachy Cheap:Secrets of the Sea by Bella Blvd. Of course I'm a sucker for anything mermaid. This collection is super cute and will make tons of cards.
I checked out Scrapy Land for a new challenge and was not disappointed. Their criteria are "anything goes" and "use a brand of die sold by Scrapy Land". I have both Crafter's Companion dies and Lawn Fawn dies so I was all set. The supplies I used for Challenge # 87 are arrayed below.