Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Snow Crusted Mittens



Next up on my “to scrap” pile is this image of my grandson looking at his snow-crusted mitten.

 
I cut a piece the FabScraps Stripe paper to fit under my photo and punched the edges here and there. Next, I tore a couple of book pages to form another layer. After inking them heavily, I crushed the pattern paper into a ball, flattened it out and taped it to a bit of packaging before adhering it to the Bo Bunny sheet. I glued the book pages in place (I like using glue here; it gives me the chance to adjust the paper to “just right”.), then adhered the photo that had been backed with another piece of packaging. I framed it all with a bare chippie – simply a circle left from a Blue Fern Studios package.

The branches were die cut from a mix of FabScraps Reed and Core’dinations cardstock. I topped them with some berries that I’ve had for years. 

I’ve added a few bits of 7 Dots Elements to give a bit of interest: the banners and the circle, all inked to give them an aged look.
To finish it off, I covered my photo and splattered my layout with watered-down gesso.


A big, big thanks to my wonderful Daughter-In-Law for the photo of her Little Guy.

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Supplies

Bo Bunny – Rose Café Collection – Garden #17201690
FabScraps – Timeless Travel Collection –Stripe #C31-003A
FabScraps – Timeless Travel Collection – Reed #C31-004A
Core’dinations – Textured Cardstock – Forest #GX-FG040-12       
7 Dots Studio – Nature Walk Collection – Elements 6x12 #SDOE8016
Hobby Lobby – Berry Spray – Blue
Golden – Gesso
Ranger – Tim Holtz – Distress Ink – Ground Espresso
Sizzix – Tim Holtz – Alterations Collection – Thinlits Die – Holiday Greens #658759
Martha Stewart – Punch Around the Page – Craft Punch Set – Double Loops 

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Sunday, February 4, 2018

You Sparkle



This layout contains something that I haven’t done in a long time – handmade flowers! I fell out of practice because I’m up to my ears and beyond with packages of blooms that I’ve had left over and have been saving for years!

I started by prepping my paper with clear gesso to cut down on the warping that’s caused by wet mediums – in this case, light modeling paste applied through a stencil.

While that was drying, I stamped, die cut and shaped my flowers, using some Heartfelt Creations images.

I wanted to keep it pretty simple, so I used a couple of pieces to mat the photo, then added the blooms and topped them with a DIY cherub.
The title is a chippie that my good friend, Maggi Harding gave me. I’ve colored it with Distress Ink, then a few coats of embossing powder and a touch of Wink of Stella to make it shine.

To finish it off, I added a few pearls to the corner of my photo and scattered a few more around the page.


A big, big thanks to my wonderful Daughter-In-Law for the photo of her Mini-Me.

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Supplies

Bo Bunny – Rose Café Collection – Post #17201692
FabScraps – Timeless Travel Collection – Flower #C31-001A
FabScraps – Timeless Travel Collection – Reed #C31-004A
Layers of Color – Art Stencils – Belle Brocade
Kaisercraft – Self-Adhesive Pearls – Copper #SB790
Liquitex – Clear Gesso
Golden – Light Modeling Paste
Ranger – Tim Holtz – Distress Ink – Victorian Velvet
Ranger – Time Holtz – Distress Ink – Hickory Smoke
Ranger Ink – Embossing Powder – Super Fine Detail - Clear
Tsukineko – Memento – Ink Pad – Tuxedo Black
Wink of Stella – GL Clear #999
Heartfelt Creations – Botanical Rose #HCDC3651
Heartfelt Creations – Classic Rose #HCPC3752
Heartfelt Creations – Botanical Wings #HCD1-785
Heartfelt Creations – Classic Rose #HDC1 – 7110
Art Prosvet – Dreamy Angel #ARTMA 0033
Premier – Lightweight Stone Clay

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Friday, February 2, 2018

Sweet Tag for the Very Valentine Tag Swap



A very sweet lady – Donna Anderson – runs a tag swap on Scrapbook.com. I signed up for the January Swap and I’m so glad that I did; yesterday I received the tag made by my partner, Carri Lett and it is simply gorgeous. (Here’s a link if you want to take a peek https://www.scrapbook.com/galleries/981943/view/6072251.html )

And here’s the tag that I made for Carri…


I was in a layering mood and the Love Story collection from Blue Fern Studios was perfect for this design, with the rich color of the Twenty-One sheet making a perfect background for the cutouts from the two other sheets. I taped the piece with the frame image on three sides to make a pocket for several calling cards and fastened a bit of lace to the edge.
The Prima resin frame was treated with Art Alchemy wax and glued to the front of the pocket. Next, I used a bit of foam tape to place the cherub in the center.
I added some layers of lace on the top and the bottom and the “sweet” cutout to the bottom of the pocket.
And next, for a perfect finish, I added a few hearts from Renae Harrison’s Beautiful Boards collection.

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Supplies

Blue Fern Studios – Love Story Collection – Calling Cards
Blue Fern Studios – Love Story Collection – Concerto
Blue Fern Studios – Love Story Collection – Twenty-One
Renae Harrison – Beautiful Board – Beautiful Bits – Shabby Hearts
Prima – Shabby Chic Treasures Collection – Ingvild Bolme – Resin Oval Frame #892111
Hug Snug – Seam Binding – Chalk White
Lace
Prima – Art Alchemy – Metallique Wax – Rose Gold #963972
Premier – Lightweight Stone Clay
Aleen’s Original Tacky Glue
Scor-Pal – Scor-Tape – ¼”
EK Success – Circle Punch – ¼”
Art-Prosvet – Silicon Mold #ARTMA0029
Zutter – Bow-It-All



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