Sunday, January 28, 2018

Bad Girls Couture Blog Hop!

Happy Saturday! Welcome to the Bad Girls Couture blog hop! Be sure to start the hop here:  Bad Girls Couture Blog. 

I'm Rae, and I live in Las Vegas, Nevada with my husband, three kids, an one awesome cat. I used to be a high school English teacher, which I loved, but I had an amazing opportunity to work from home in a completely different industry (pharmaceutical sciences), so I've switched careers and I couldn't be happier.

I've been scrapbooking since 2007. It all started when I wanted to do something special with some vacation pictures- I went to Michaels to get a photo album and stumbled into the scrapbook aisles and the rest is history!

Being a part of the Bad Girls Couture design team has been an amazing experience. I love all of the hard-to-find treasures that Wendy finds for us to use! Every kit is filled with awesome papers and embellishments, not to mention the Bad Girls Couture mixed media products! Check out all of the kits available in The Shoppes! The kits are very versatile- one of my favorite things to do is browse the DT Gallery to see how everyone uses the same kits so differently!

Today, I am sharing a layout that I made with scraps and pieces of the different kits we've had so far. I used an old Prima sketch for inspiration.

I thought I'd share a little bit of my process with you and how you can incorporate your mixed media products into your projects.

I always start all of my layouts with cutting up my layers, and adding a thin layer of clear gesso. I used Prima clear gesso, but I hope to purchase some Bad Girls Couture Clear Gesso in the near future! It adds weight to the paper, gives it a nice matte look, and creates a barrier between any mixed media you want to use, which is great for blending or even wiping up mixed media mistakes!

For my paper layers, I am using a grey sheet of paper from the "A Little Bit Gaudy" kit from the 7 Dots Paint Chips collection, some blue paper from the "Joie de Vivre" kit from the Prima Marketing Zella Teal collection, and pink paper from the "Roadside Thrift Shoppe" kit from the Prima Marketing Wild and Free collection.

Once the clear gesso was dry, I added some stenciling using a Prima stencil and Bad Girls Couture Molding Paste. You can get these products in the "Spoiled Brat" November Mixed Media kit. I used a silicone brush to scrap the molding paste onto the stencil.

This is what the stenciling looks like. (I went back and added more later.)

Once the molding paste was dry, I added some stamping with two different stamps.

Here's a closeup of what the stamping looks like. For parts that were too dark for my liking, I used a baby wipe and blended the ink.

Next, I added some chalk ink to a doily that I die cut from regular copy paper. You can get these chalk inks in the "Spoiled Brat" mixed media kit as well.

I gathered some embellishments from my stash (chipboard swirls, and title) and some from past kits. The tags and keys are from the "Caricature" September mixed media kit. The brads are from the flowers in the "A Little Bit Gaudy" kit.

I white washed them with Bad Girls Couture Gesso. And then I used the silver and pink paints, also from the "Caricature" mixed media kit.

Here's a closeup of the keys:

Lastly, I cut out some feathers from the Hambly Screen Prints vellum from the "A Little Bit Gaudy" kit. I used chalk ink on the edges, which, again, can be found in the "Spoiled Brat" mixed media kit.

The teal chalk ink was the perfect shade to coordinate with the teal paper.

I also added some pink lace from the "Paris Flea Market" mixed media kit to the tags.

The pink and grey flowers are Prima. The grey one is in the flower pack from the "Joie de Vivre" kit. The blue ones are handmade.

So, this layout was all about me- I ADORE flowers- they are my favorite embellishment in scrapbooking. I have silk flowers throughout my house, and I buy fresh ones whenever I can! 

And, I titled it "Dreamer" because I am always dreaming of scrapbooking. 

And here is a list of questions and answers so you can get to know me a little more! 

1. What's your favorite color? Blue, black, and grey.
2. What's your favorite song right now? That's hard- I haven't listened to anything new lately, but I've been on a "Matt and Kim" kick lately, so I guess even though it's older, "Daylight."
3. Who inspires you? People who are kind.
4. Favorite Book? Breakfast at Tiffany's by Truman Capote
5.Favorite Movie?  The Big Lebowski
6.Favorite snack? Chips
7. What is your favorite food?  Indian and Italian
8. Where would you like to visit someday? Greece
9. Who got you into scrapbooking? Me!
10. How many years have you been scrapbooking? 11
11. Favorite Manufacturer? PRIMA, of course! I love everything Prima.
12. Currently Reading: Heart Shaped Box by Joe Hill
13. Favorite Bad Girl Kit so far? Joie de Vivre 
14. Favorite artistic technique? This changes a lot, but lately, I love black and white splatters with India ink.

So, this is the prize that is up for grabs from my blog:

The Bad Girls Couture Glamour Girl Planner kit! This prize is one of many of our Travel Planner Kits…our Glamour Girl kit has everything you need to get started with recording your hopes, dreams, travels, and aspirations! 

Check out all of the details about the kit HERE.

Thanks for stopping by! Leave a comment for a chance to win one of our amazing prizes! Your next stop is Michelle's blog. Check out her amazing project, and be sure you visit all of the blogs! The blog hop ends February 2, at 10:00 PST. 

Blog Hop Order:
Rae Moses- YOU ARE HERE!

There are still a few of the different kits available in The Shoppes, so take a look at them- you will love them! And, check out the information on how you can SUBSCRIBE! 

Friday, December 15, 2017

Bad Girls Couture December Scrapbook Kit Projects!

Hello friends! The December Bad Girls Couture reveal is TODAY! It's filled with FUN paper from American Crafts, and there's even a VINTAGE Archie mini album, which you MUST have!

Take a look at 42nd St. Soda Shoppe

Here's what I made with the scrapbook kit:

Sweethearts Layout

Life is Beautiful Decor: An Altered Tin Tile 

A Mini Album (Vintage Archie) Inspired by the TV Show Riverdale

One Lucky Girl Layout for the Design Team Challenge

Get yourself to THE SHOPPES and subscribe, grab a kit, and do some last minute Christmas Shopping! ALSO: Wendy has added more planner kits in the store- PERFECT GIFT!

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Happiness Altered Box for Bad Girls Couture

Hi, friends!

Today I am sharing details for my project I made using the Bad Girls Couture November kit! The Bad Girls blog on Thursday is all about using "junque" on or for your projects. I used a recycled phone case box from Casetify.

Check out the details on the Bad Girls Couture blog here:

And, I THINK you can still get this amazing kit in the Shoppes still!

Friday, December 1, 2017

Forever Layout for Bad Girls Couture

Hello, crafters!

I'm up on the Bad Girls Couture blog today sharing this layout and fussy cutting tutorial that I made using the AMAZING December scrapbook kit!

Check out the blog: BLOG
AND, grab a kit for yourself: SHOPPES

Friday, November 24, 2017

Timeless Layout for Bad Girls Couture

Hello, friends!

I'm sharing this layout I made using some awesome 7 Gypsies products from the November Bad Girls Couture kit.

Be sure to check out close ups and details on the Bad Girls Couture BLOG.

And, you should subscribe to the kits! Check out the SHOPPES

Monday, November 20, 2017

Beauty Blooms from Within Layout for Bad Girls Couture

Hello craft people! Today I am sharing a layout I made using the November Bad Girls Couture scrapbook kit, Joie de Vivre. You can purchase the kit HERE.

This kit is filled Prima Marketing goodness, including some of the new Zella Teal line, and some of the "classic" Welcome to Paris line. I decided to pair these two lines from the kit for this layout:

I've always loved the way that a light blue or teal accents red- it makes both colors simply POP.

I started by tearing the papers and then giving them a white wash with the Bad Girls Couture white Gesso- this is a high quality gesso- it's thick, but not too heavy, and it can easily be diluted for white washing, and splatters without compromising the the integrity of the coverage of your projects.

Next. I added some stenciling with the Prima stencil from the kit- I used modeling paste from my stash, and then lightly added the old silver wax paste over the stenciling for the background.

This closeup above shows how the mixed media is used all together. I added some India ink in black, and also some teal mist for splatters. You can also see part of the chipboard title that I added some of the Prima silver wax paste to.

I fussy cut some of the roses from the Zella Teal paper to give some more dimension to the floral clusters.

To mat and frame the picture, I used the packaging from the resin frames from the kit, and used a scrap piece of chipboard to create the circle frame using the silver beads from the kit.

Thanks for taking a peek at my layout today. You can see what the rest of the ladies came up with for the challenge on the Bad Girls Couture Blog today.

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Planner Kits from Bad Girls Couture

Hi, friends.

I'm excited to share that I have entered the Planner World. As an avid list maker and scheduler, I've been wanting to delve into the planner craze that seems to be happening. I've purchased TWO planners (both Prima) and many planner supplies. They've been sitting in a box, and I was thinking it would be a good resolution for the new year to bust these out to help me stay organized in a fun, creative way.

And, then... Bad Girls Couture was offering planner kits, so it was a no brainer that I should get an early start on this adventure. Take a look at the kits available IN THE SHOPPES.

Design team coordinator, Nicole Martel, designed with this "Girl Boss" kit- take a look what she did HERE. I just LOVE what she did with this planner!

There are also two other Bad Girls Couture Planner kits that feature the Prima Traveler's Journal:

Society Girl,

And this one, Metro Confidential:

I LOVE this Metro Confidential kit- it's so girls and pink- not my typical color, but I love how classy and chic it is!


This is the planner kit that I got to play with, and here's what I've done with it so far:

So the first thing I did, was decorate my inserts- the Traveler's Journal had room for 4 inserts. It comes with two, and you get those and the monthly insert in this kit. I decided to add the weekly insert that I had already purchased on my own, making a total of four to fill that baby up! I left one blank- I figured I might want to do something specific with it later, or I may just use it for scratch paper, so it's waiting for a purpose. :)

Here's the three inserts that I'm using now:

The first one is my monthly insert- I used the washi tape from the kit to  decorate the cover, along with a black paper die cut so I could add a title.

I used the script stamp from the kit with some white chalk ink on the cover. I also used some watercolors for some pink and purple splatters. I used a few things from my stash- doily and ephemera pieces. The heart stickers and small clock sticker are also in the kit.

The journal insert that matches the cover design is blank, but I'm using that one for journaling "happy thoughts", which I added a black card stock die cut to with some alphas from my stash, and some cute heart stickers from the kit.

Monthly Insert:

To start out designing this monthly spread, I dry brushed on some clear gesso because I wanted to use some watercolors for the border. Once dry, I took the prima scroll stencil that came in the November Joie de Vivre scrapbook kit and placed it on the border of the pages and added some fall colored water colors- it doesn't exactly look like the stencil, but it gives a great mottled look of fall colors.

Next, I added the pink and gold washi tape to frame all of the boxes for the days of the month. I pulled out the gold square stickers from the kit that I wanted to use, but with the washi tape borders made the boxes too small for the stickers so I put them into a circle punch to cut out to make smaller and add some different details to the spread. Because it's November, I dug some fall scrapbooking stuff from my stash to complete the look.

Weekly Insert:

I started out this spread the same as the monthly- clear gesso to use watercolors. I started off with a diluted green color for the entire page, giving the spread a darker green vignette,  I added some stamping with some basic floral images. I went back in with the watercolors with green and bright pink to accent the leaves and flowers. I added the pink and gold washi tape to separate the days of the week, and added one of the fun tickets that says "Celebrate" to Sunday.

Journal Insert:

I have left "journalling" out for now. I plan to use this insert for random thoughts and ideas. I used the same gesso, watercolor, and stamping design for this insert as well. (I accidentally put this stamp in my planner kit box- because it doesn't come in the kit, but I thought that it did!)

I can't wait to keep adding to this planner and make playing with all of these pretty things a part of my routine. And, if you haven't joined the planner world yet, getting one of the Bad Girls Planners kits would be a great way to start! Check out the shoppes today and see what kits are still available!