Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Tough but Sweet


This is my take on the July Mood Board from Très Jolie, using several sheets of the Denim & Girls collection from Maja Design and a good helping of the flowers and other embellishments that Kim selected for the Main Kit.


When I saw the hearts pattern on the “B” side of the Pink Linen sheet, this photo from my “must scrap” pile immediately came to mind. Here’s how it all came together.


I began by cutting an 8” x 8” square from the center of the bottom paper and put it aside. Using Scōr Tape, I adhered the remaining piece to a piece of packaging to give it stability; this would be my base.
The Pink Linen sheet was trimmed to 11 ½” x 11 ½” and punched in random spots around the edges before distressing and inking all around. When I was satisfied with the border, I taped it to the base.

I cut a 4 ¼” x 5 ¼” piece from the paper that I had taken from the center of the base, punched it down one side and distressed and inked the remaining edges. This was placed under my photo with a bit of packaging in between.
I flipped the remaining paper over to expose the dark print and used it along with one of the bracket tags (again, distressed and inked) to complete my layers.

And now it was time to embellish my page.

First, the amazing chipboard heart from Creative Embellishments: I simply dabbed it with the chalk edger; this ink is so “juicy” that one coat on the bare surface was all that I needed. I glued it down to the side of the photo, using a small piece of foam tape under the “splat” on top to give it dimension.

I cut the reverse sides of the UPC strips from the pattern paper into smaller pieces. After distressing and inking the edges, I placed them here and there around the page.

One of the strips went under the photo as the title piece.


I layered several flowers at the corner under the bottom of the chipboard piece. I cut apart some of the lace that came in the June kit and tucked it in here and there. I used some flat-back pearls (a gift from my SBC buddy, Dawna) to fill in the empty spaces.

I finished my page by adding some flowers and lace to the strips that I had placed in the upper corner.


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*****Supplies*****

***Paper***
Maja Design – Denim & Girls Collection – 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper – Romantic Blouse #DEN-1018
Maja Design – Denim & Girls Collection – 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper – Pink Linen #DEN-1025
Maja Design – Denim & Girls Collection – 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper – Tough but Sweet #DEN-1023

***Embellishments***
Prima – Fruit Paradise Collection – Flower Embellishments – Ripe Berry #639815
Prima – Golden Coast Collection – Flower Embellishments – Malibu Paradise #640019
Prima – Golden Coast Collection – Flower Embellishments – Ocean Pier #640040
Creative Embellishments – Laser Cut Chipboard – Grunge Heart Corner
Darice – Pink Bracket-Shaped Paper Tags – 3 x 3 #30030686
Darice – Mini Spring Clothespins – Navy – 1” #30029481
Très Jolie – Venice Lace

***Mediums***
Prima – Ingvild Bolme – Chalk Fluid Edger – Worn Jeans #891336

***Tools***
Martha Stewart – Punch Around the Page – Double Loops #MS-42-60002

***Other***
Scōr Tape – ½”
Duncan Enterprises – Aleen’s Original Tacky Glue
Tombow – Mono Adhesive – Permanent Dispenser #62106


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Monday, July 15, 2019

Four Cards for All Occasions


The July Cards, Tags and More… Kit from Très Jolie was a little more traditional this month: it came with a pretty paper pad from Prima and all of the embellishments that you could possibly need to make a stack of greeting cards.
I chose to create several simple cards that came together in one afternoon.

I began by coloring the wood embellishments and a snippet of the chipboard vine with Oxide Ink, a medium so “juicy” that it took only one coat on the raw surfaces. The pink on the wood shapes was just a little too bold, so I misted them with some Color Bloom spray and dried them with my heat tool.
The card itself came together in under a minute. I simply adhered the layers together, glued the embellishments on and finished it with a strip of Washi tape.

I decided to used the plaid print as my top layer for my second card. I glued a small section of the cut apart down, then added Washi tape, tucking the top strips underneath before gluing the rest. A few blooms and a couple of wood shapes (altered with Oxide Ink) and I was done.

I love the grey music paper print on this paper, but it was just too plain to make it a focus piece. In the end, I decided to make it the middle of five layers and I do like the way it turned out. I used a punch on the edge of the layer under the cut apart to more or less blend in with the ticket embellishment.

This is actually the vellum sheet that came in the flower package, glued to the base paper. I placed a strip of Washi tape from side to side and glued down the cut apart, then tucked a couple of tickets underneath. I wanted to keep the (almost) monochrome color scheme, so I altered the butterfly and vine snippets with black ink.

And that’s it: four cards made in no time, with plenty of “ingredients” left over for at least a dozen more.

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*****Supplies*****


***Très Jolie July Cards, Tags and More Kit***
Prima – Poetic Rose Collection – 6 x 6 Paper Pad #631680
Darice – Finishing Accents – Mini Laser Cut Wood Shapes – Butterflies – 45 Pcs #2015-01
Prima – Poetic Rose Collection – Decorative Tape with Foil Accents #631741
Prima – Poetic Rose Collection – Paper Tickets #631888
Prima – Poetic Rose Collection – Flower Embellishments – Elaborate Love #637484
Creative Embellishments – Laser Cut Chipboard – Flourish 30


***Mediums***
Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress Oxide Ink Pad – Forest Moss #TDO55976
Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress Oxide Ink Pad – Worn Lipstick #TDO56362
Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress Ink Pad – Mini – Hickory Smoke #TDP47339
Prima – Color Bloom – Spray Mist – Pearl White #573751
Tsukineko – Stāz On Ink Pad – Jet Black #SZ-31


***Tools***
EK Success – EK Tools Edger Punch – Round Binding Edge #EKS5440182
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Sunday, July 7, 2019

By the Sea


I created this layout for the July Challenge at Creative Embellishments, where it’s all about Blues with a twist to use clouds or waves.

This was a perfect opportunity to finally scrap one of the photos while on a cruise with stops in Aruba, Curaçao and Bonaire last April. I decided on both clouds and waves for the twist, using this view of the coast of Bonaire.


After coating both sides of my paper with clear gesso, I used a Creative Embellishments stencil and white crackle paste to create some texture around the page.
As this was setting, I selected a few chipboard shells from Creative Embellishments and hit them with a coating of mist.

I backed my photo with a piece of packaging to give it dimension and stability and glued it to the page, tucking several small pieces of cheesecloth here and there around the sides.


I decided to leave the Nautical Corner chipboard bare to blend in with the bottom of my photo. I cut it in half and placed the larger piece to the bottom of the image. The remaining piece was glued underneath, creating a dangle.

My shells were now dry. I wanted them to be a little whiter, so I used my applicator to coat them with Distress Ink before placing them around the photo.




I placed a few blooms and several flat back pearls (a gift from my Swap Buddy Dawna) to the “wheel” part of the chipboard.
Next, I glued down a bit of flair (also from Creative Embellishments) to use as my title piece.

To finish my page, I scattered a few Mélange pebbles around the page.

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*****Supplies*****

***Paper***
Maja Design – Denim & Girls Collection – 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper – Tough but Sweet #DEN-1023

***Embellishments***
Creative Embellishments – Laser Cut Chipboard – Nautical Corner
Creative Embellishments – Laser Cut Chipboard – Seashells
Creative Embellishments – Flair – By the Sea
Prima – Golden Coast Collection – Flower Embellishments – Malibu Paradise #640019
Kaisercraft – Paper Blooms – Coconut #F627
Bo Bunny – Double Dot Jewels – Blue Hues #11707521
Prima – Art Ingredients – Art Pebbles – Mélange #963323
Cheesecloth

***Mediums***
Prima – Finnabair – Art Basics – Clear Gesso #961466
Prima – Finnabair – Art Extravagance – Texture Paste – White Crackle #961503
Prima – Color Bloom – Spray Mist – Frost #582890
Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress Ink Pad – Picket Fence #TIM40781

***Tools***
Creative Embellishments – Stencil – Fishnet

***Other***
Art Institute – Dries Clear Designer Adhesive


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