Friday, July 29, 2011

"Looking Glass" Sketch Challenge

The sketch that came with the "Looking Glass" kit fro Swirlydoos was awesome! It was a great starting point for this layout that I have wanted to do for some time.
It's hard to get good photos of Owen, but I really like this one. He was having such a good time listening to a song on the computer, and I thought for sure I was going to get some good shots, but this was the only one. It kind of makes me sad, but I'll take what I can get. That's what sparked the journaling for this layout, which I hid, and out a pull tab at the top using a metal key.
There aren't really any cool techniques on this layout, but I did use some clock masks with brown chalk ink on the background paper. I also used Crackle Accents on the faces of the chipboard clocks and the

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Petaloo's "Color Me Crazy" Challenge Submissions

Petaloo is having an awesome challenge using their "Color Me Crazy" products.http://petaloo.typepad.com/blog/2011/06/details-for-the-color-me-crazy-challenge.html

ALTERED PROJECT: Mini Album
I made this album for a class I taught at my local scrapbook store recently. This was the store and class sample, so it got pretty banged up. The poor flowers didn't survive, so I thought I would repair the cover with some Color Me Crazy blooms.

Here's a close up of what I did. First, I used some blue Magical Mica with water to the tips, then I sprayed them with some light brown Glimmer Mist. When the blooms were dry, I used some brown fairy dust glitter on the tips.

Petaloo's "Color Me Crazy" Challenge Card Submission

Here is my submission for the Petaloo Color Me Crazy Challenge:
I wanted to make the CMC hydrangeas bold to contrast with the soft papers I used on this card. I started by saturating the blooms with pink Magical Mica and water. I only wanted them to look pink on the back so when they were molded you could see that. Once they were dry, I painted them with black Glimmer Glam and shaped them before they dried. When dry, I painted some lines from the center with some green Smooch paint, then put some pearls in the middle.

Petaloo's "Color Me Crazy" Challenge Submissions

Petaloo is having an awesome challenge using their "Color Me Crazy" products. http://petaloo.typepad.com/blog/2011/06/details-for-the-color-me-crazy-challenge.html

Here are my submissions for the challenge:

LAYOUT

I made this layout for the round robin challenge at Swirlydoos. My friend and scrap idol, Lisa Gregory made this layout to kick off the challenge: http://what-a-beautiful-mess.blogspot.com/2011/07/heartfelt-creations-wednesday-7-6-11.html , and this is my take on her fabulous creation.

I used the Swirlydoos July kit for this layout. The bigger blooms are Petaloo from the "mixed florals" pack.

Here's some close ups of what I did: I used an alcohol ink pen to touch the edges of the blooms. On the ones that have open petals, I also drew thin lines with the alcohol ink for more dimension. Then, I used my finger to apply some Distress Stickles in Tattered Rose.



ALTERED PROJECT: Mini Album

I made this album for a class I taught at my local scrapbook store recently. This was the store and class sample, so it got pretty banged up. The poor flowers didn't survive, so I thought I would repair the cover with some Color Me Crazy blooms.

Here's a close up of what I did. First, I used some blue Magical Mica with water to the tips, then I sprayed them with some light brown Glimmer Mist. When the blooms were dry, I used some brown fairy dust glitter on the tips.


CARD

I wanted to make the CMC hydrangeas bold to contrast with the soft papers I used on this card. I started by saturating the blooms with pink Magical Mica and water. I only wanted them to look pink on the back so when they were molded you could see that. Once they were dry, I painted them with black Glimmer Glam and shaped them before they dried. When dry, I painted some lines from the center with some green Smooch paint, then put some pearls in the middle.

Getting Back in the Swing of Things

Well, it's been a while since I've updated! With a difficult pregnancy and a new baby, it's been tough, but I'm ready to get back in the swing of things!
Here's a few layouts that I did with the Swirlydoos May kit, "Grandma's Garden".

I love this pic of Audra. Her teacher took this pic for Kindergarten graduation, and Audra brought it home in a frame that she decorated. Of course, I scanned it and just had to scrap it!



I took this pic of Owen and me a few weeks ago, and I was surprised that it actually came out. I have yet to master taking a pic of myself! That circle is a Dusty Attic chipboard piece, and I LOVE IT! I used a Distress Stain on it, then outline the design with Liquid Pearls. I am pleased with how it came out. I also used the Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher on the green ribbon.
AND, the icing on the cake is that it was picked for Layout of the Week at Swirlydoos: http://swirlydoos.blogspot.com/2011/07/layout-of-week-7-3-11-rae.html

I didn't take or have not one picture taken of me being pregnant with Elijah. It never happened, and it kind of makes me sad. But, I actually have about 70 ultrasound pics because I had them so often. This one is my favorite because you can really see his face, and now that he is actually here, it is absolutely amazing how accurate the ultrasounds are! So, I used a Dusty Attic chipboard silhouette of a pregnant lady as a substitute! And, this was the first time that I used a piece of chipboard without coloring or covering it, and I think it goes so well with these colors on the layout! I went crazy with the flower cluster!



This Swirlydoos kit is one of my favorites to work with. The colors are amazing!