Thursday, March 25, 2010

~ Glam Grunge ~

Who says grunge can't be girly? I had this urge to get messy last night, so I pulled out a 12x12 canvas and went to town with molding paste, gesso, inks, paint, lace, jewellery, diecuts, paper clips, and more. I used a couple of Dusty Attic laser cut dies and dressed them up a bit.
I wish I could take credit for the paper clip idea, but I can't and I want to give credit where it is due. Another staff member over at Scrapbook News and Review magazine named Scarlett Salamone created a layout covered in paper clips and I loved it, so I lifted the idea from her.

The two photos below feature close ups of the Dusty Attic dies I used. I covered the lock in gold alcohol ink and got it a little grungy. The gorgeous scroll is partially covered in ink and gesso.

This is just a close up shot of the messiness and the lace. I used a few pieces of old costume jewellery I had on hand including this cross. In this shot you can see that I also applied some mesh for added texture.

Thanks for stopping by and God Bless!!

Friday, March 19, 2010

Dusty Attic Debut!!!

Here is my very first Dusty Attic layout!! These die cuts are so gorgeous and can be left totally bare and still dress a page up. However, I couldn't leave mine bare :). I used some recent pictures I took my of daughter Rylee wearing a black wig. I also wanted to use another one of my hidden meaning titles. "Dare" stands for dare to always be different and unique. I took some close-up shots!!
I used a couple of the laser die cuts on this layout. This one here is one of my favorites. I just love the flourish and the frame all in one. I dyed mine with some Ranger raisin colored alcohol ink and highlighted it with a bit of pearl metallic paint.
Isn't this bird incredible?! I also dyed it with some Ranger alcohol ink in raisin, but I went over some of the feathers with metallic Smooch paint.
I thought I would show these circles up close a bit. I cut them out of Prima Pastiche paper and distressed and inked the edges. It's an easy way to dress up the background and add detail.

The papers used on this layout are a combination of Basic Grey and Prima. The flowers and bling are also Prima.

Thanks for stopping by my blog and God Bless!!

Thursday, March 18, 2010

~ Acrylic Sheets and a What's to Come ~

This is the first time I used an acrylic sheet without actually covering it entirely with paints and inks. I really like how it turned out. It's one of my more simple layouts, but the meaning is bold. The title "SEE" has a double meaning... one for the fact you can see through part of my layout and the other for the excitement I have for Brooklyn to see all the wonderful things in her lifetime.

The edges were inked in Ranger raisin colored alcohol ink and I let it run just a little. The paper is Bo Bunny, the flowers are Prima Pastiche, the bling is also Prima. I used black Scribbles puffy paint for the ring of pearls. I love how easy that stuff is to work with. I was missing out. On another note:


I can't wait to show off these amazing laser cut chipboard dies. They are absolutely gorgeous with lots of detail!! So in the next few days check back for layouts featuring Dusty Attic dies.

Thanks for stopping by and God Bless!!

Sunday, March 14, 2010

~ A Couple Toots to Share ~

I am officially a DT member of Dusty Attic and am so excited about it!! Dusty Attic offers a gorgeous line of laser diecuts that are so detailed and perfect for scrapbooking and other projects. I can't wait to get my first shipment of goodies to show off to you!!

I was also offered a position with Scrapbook News and Review Magazine to be a staffer!!! I never in a million years thought I would be blessed with such a wonderful opportunity as this. I am very thankful for both of these opportunities!!

Big Hugs and Blessings!!!

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Prima Goodness

I LOVE Prima and the newest Swirlydoos kit was flooded with so much of it!! I haven't had a ton of time for scrapping this month and this layout took me a total of three days to complete, because I kept having to set it down and get something else done. I finally got my title on it today and got some pics taken. I used some of the new Prima packaging and journaled on it as well. So here is my latest.
I took some gold stickles and outlined the Prima felt. The mini letters were just printed off my computer, cut and inked with alcohol ink. The 2nd picture has a close up of a Prima butterfly.
I printed the photo on matte paper so I could ink the edges and give it a mild distressed look. The round cardboard like paper is brown cardstock that I ran through my crimper and painted with gesso and other inks.

Thanks again for stopping by!! God Bless!!


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