Thursday, April 29, 2010

Wow This Month Flew By

But that's really not what this post is about, however, I really do feel like this month was a total blur. I thought I would drop off a couple more layouts to share with you. These both feature Dusty Attic products. This first one is a pic of my youngest holding one of her several baby dolls. I used a Dusty Attic butterfly and the gorgeous vintage clock and the bottom.
I decorated this butterfly with smooch paints and Stickles for the body.
Lace is one of my favorite things to work with and I had some of this gorgeous vintage lace laying around. I just glued it along the backside of the chipboard.
Here is a close up of the closer pic of the clock and other embellies. The fan and grapevine hearts are sold at my Etsy.
This layout was done with a photo of Rylee that she took of herself. She has been doing some amazing photography lately. She set up her camera on my tripod and did this a couple days ago. The paper and embellies came from the May Swirlydoos kit. I added the Dusty Attic music bar and candlestick holder to this one. I just spritzed them with some Shimmerz.
These letters are Bo Bunny chipboard and I shimmered them up a bit too and used white Smooch paint for highlighting.
Look at the tiny details of these die cuts. The flowers used are Petaloo and I through in a little Prima berries.

Thanks for stopping by and God Bless!!

Friday, April 23, 2010

May Calls for Scrapbook News and Review

Every month I am going to start posting the current calls here on my blog for Scrapbook News and Review magazine. I am a little late for May, but there is still time to get in your work by May 1st!! Here is a link to the current calls for May and the a link for their online submissions form!
Please note that the submission link I provided is for layouts only, but if you would like to submit another project listed in the current calls, you can look to the top right on the SNR page and you will see the tab for "calls." Just move your mouse over that and it will open up and say "submit your stuff," then that will open up a new list of all the submission links for you.

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Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Dark and Dramatic

After receiving the new Swirlydoos May kit, I knew I had to get dramatic. I love the dark reds and blacks along with all the amazing embellishments.... Plus this kit is screaming for a touch of Dusty Attic. They just go absolutely perfect together. This first layout is one of my daughter Rylee dressed up. For some reason the paper lost it's darkness when I photographed the entire layout as a whole, but it still looks neat. So here is my "Dress Up" layout.

Here is a close up shot of two Dusty Attic pieces. I used this gorgeous border strip and sprayed it first with Tattered Angels ink and then went over it with some Ranger black ink. The form I dyed black and decorated it with some tulle, stickles, and wire to make it look as funky as possible.
I just made some more gorgeous stick pins for my Etsy including this beautiful three rose pin. It goes absolutely perfect with the May kit.
I had to experiment with these Petaloo flowers so I poured some UTEE on the top of it and took my heat tool and melted and mildly burned the flower. It turned out really cool. The flourish is coated with puffy paint and UTEE over the top of that.
This is my take on Beggahuna's monthly sketch that she makes for Swirlydoos. I used all Swirly goodies except for the Music Bar made by Dusty Attic. I have to give my daughter Rylee a big pat on the back for this photo. She took it of my daughters Tyler and Brooklyn. I love the contrast of it.
The white stamping was done with the mini Prima music sheet stamp and I used gesso. Works awesome for stamping and look how much the white pops off the black background.

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Friday, April 9, 2010

~Creating Wonderlands with Dusty Attic~

There are so many amazing dies that Dusty Attic has to offer. I recently worked with some of their clouds, branches, and birds on these two layouts. If you love creating a scenery effect or paper piecing type of layout you will especially loves these dies. Swirlydoos recently stocked their store with Dusty Attic products, but they are selling out SUPER fast!! Here is another creation of Tyler as "Little Miss Muffet"! Other than the Dusty Attic branches and Prima spray, I used all products from the April Swirlydoos kit.
Here is a close up of these wonderful branches. All I did was lightly ink them.
This is a close up of some the little details I did on this layout. Some pink skittles and stickles!!
I didn't get any closeups of this particular layout, but the fun is more in the entire scene of it. I used some gesso on these Dusty Attic clouds and chalked the bottoms with a light blue color. As for the little birds, I inked them in a way that their bellies stayed natural. The fiber at the bottom is Prima natural paper.

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Wednesday, April 7, 2010

~ First You Tube Tutorial - Ribbon Butterflies ~

My 12 year old, Rylee, has been showing a lot of interest in making videos. So I decided to make a video tutorial of my ribbon butterflies that I have sold in my Etsy store. After I was finished Rylee edited it and posted it on You Tube for me lol. So I wanted to share it here with you. I haven't figured out how to attach the actual video in my post, so I am just linking it for you below the photo.

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Thursday, April 1, 2010

~ Glorious Destruction ~

Yes More Grunge!! I have decided that I seem to go two different directions when I scrap. On one end I have shabby chic and on the other I have grunge/mixed media. So should my new style be Shabby Grunge? Who knows! This latest layout of mine is another one of my "shabby grunge" creations. This was made as an example layout for a challenge over at Swirlydoos. The challenge is of course to grunge, distress and creatively destroy your layouts. I used a pic of my daughter Tyler who is only 9 years old. She looks so grown up, it's scary!!
These are just some standard chipboard letters that I inked and sanded. Very easy technique to do.
I love distressing ribbon and lace. Lace especially will add a very feminine touch to what might be a more boyish style of layout. This pic also shows a great shot of the fun mess I made on the background. I used molding paste as a base, then added color by using alcohol inks and mist sprays. I almost always use my fingers and I just swirled the color together a bit, not completely though. I also added some black sparkles. After all glitter is my scrappy dirt :)
I have been sitting on these Tim Holtz acrylic shapes for awhile and decided to break them out for the first time on this layout. I dyed them with alcohol ink and stacked them in an overlapping fashion. You can get a neat look at a gob of paste with glitter in this shot too. Also you can see that I used felt as the photo mat.
These flowers were easy to grunge up. Flowers are of course another way to bring a feminine flair to a grunge layout. You can see a glimpse of some stitching I did at the bottom corner as well.
Some of the products used for this layout were 7 Gypsies pattern paper, Petaloo flowers, Golden molding paste, and Ranger alcohol inks and acrylic shapes.
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