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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!


Dashboard:


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!


Wednesday, November 8, 2017

"Beautiful" Layout for Bad Girls Couture

Hello, crafty peoples!

I'm up on the Bad Girls Couture blog today sharing a layout I made using the October scrapbook kit, Roadside Thrift Shoppe.

I hope you can go to the blog and check it out, as well as what the rest of the design team has been up to! If you want to grab a kit of your own, check out the Bad Girls Couture Shoppes! (AND, there's a MAJOR contest for a giveaway going on as well!



Monday, November 6, 2017

Bad Girls Couture HUGE Giveaway!

Bad Girl On a Mission!
HUGE Giveaway!
Hello my BADDIES! In CELEBRATION of our Grand Opening we are having a Giveaway…not just any giveaway…this is HUGE! This is a 3 part Contest and you are going to want to stay with us for a chance to win some really big prizes!!!
Wanna be BAD??? Of course you do…..
This is where we will keep you updated…visit often for updates:

PART 1.
Here’s the Prize:
Bad Girls Couture October Kit
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“Road Side Thrift Shoppe”
Value: $49.99


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Part 1MISSION will be open for entries 11/6/17-11/10/17
Winner announced 11/11/17 on our Blog and our Facebook page.

***Stay tuned for Part 2….the prize is a 3 month subscription to BAD GIRLS!!! Your Mission will be given on 11/11/17 for Part 2.  Part 2 Mission will be from 11/11/17-11/15/17. You must take part in Part 1 to be eligible for Part 2. Part 3 Prize (which is HUGE) will be announced on 11/11/17. To be eligible for Part 3 prize you must have taken part in Parts 1 & 2. Part 3 Mission will be from 11/16/17-11/20/17.  Good Luck to all…and here’s to a successful MISSION!
All winners are responsible for all taxes and fees.
You are still eligible to enter if you have a current subscription. If you win the October kit you will receive the November kit for free. If you win the 3 month subscription you will be refunded your subscription fee for 3 months.

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Dapper Layout for Bad Girls Couture

Hi, friends!

I'm sharing a layout on the Bad Girls Couture Blog today, inspired by a paint palette I found on Pinterest which was perfect for the Bad Girls October scrapbook kit, Roadside Thrift Shoppe which you can buy here: Bad Girls Shoppe.

So, here's the layout of my little man looking DAPPER in his little suit for Kindergarten Graduation this past June:


So, go check it out- I have a lot of closeups and details. :) While you are there on the Bad Girls blog, look around and see what the other designers have been up to- it's amazing! 

Thanks for checking out my project!

Rae

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Amber Moon Autumn Bunting

Hello, friends!

Last weekend, I made this Autumn bunting using the Amber Moon collection designed by Frank Garcia of Prima Marketing. I have been DYING to play with this collection. So, here's the bunting:


Of course, this thing is huge, and too big to even hang from my mantle, so it has to go on the wall. And, this picture doesn't even show all of the details! The banners are chipboard from Prima, from the Julie Nutting collection.

Here's some closeups of the bunting on the wall:




The Amber Moon A4 pad was the perfect size to make each of the banners, and I used MANY, MANY Amber Moon flowers!

Still, you can't really see the details, so here's a close up of each banner in the bunting.






Thanks for having a peek at my bunting!




"Us" Layout for Bad Girls Couture

Happy Saturday!

I have a layout I'm sharing on the Bad Girls Couture BLOG using the October scrapbook kit, Roadside Thrift Shoppe. Check out Wendy's amazing kits HERE.


I have many more details, as well as a simple tutorial on how to use embossing powders for borders as well. Be sure to check it out!

Rae



Friday, October 20, 2017

Altered Jar for Bad Girls Couture

Hello!

Today I'm sharing an altered jar using the October Bad Girls Couture scrapbook kit, Roadside Thrift Shoppe, which is available HERE. This month, our design team challenge was to use the Prima Marketing moulds and paper clay that came in the kit.

I LOVE the Prima moulds, and these borders are just THE BEST! They are so versatile and add so much to any project. Here's what I came up with:

I started out with a plain Mason jar, and sprayed it with white gesso to give the moulds some "tooth" to stick to the jar. Once dry, I made my moulds and glued them. I used two of the borders from the mould- the thicker one with an oval design for the top, and one of the thinner ones for the bottom.



I also used some of the paper clay in a heart mould I have in my supplies.
Once dry, I added some gel medium and art stones to the moulds where they had shrunk to give a "plastered" look.
 Then, I painted the jar. I used the Tattered Angels paints that came in the kit: High Impact paint in Ivory and the gold Glitter Glam.


I painted the heart blue for contrast, and then I added some metallic wax to the entire jar to highlight the  texture.


Thanks for checking out my project today! Be sure to go the Bad Girls Couture Blog to see what the rest of the team made with the mould and clay!

Rae








Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Dream Layout for Bad Girls Couture

Hi, friends.

Today I'm sharing a layout I made using the Bad Girls Couture September scrapbook kit.


I have many more details on the Bad Girls Couture blog, as well as a tutorial on how to make a dimensional vintage bunting. If you get a chance, check it out!




Sunday, October 1, 2017

"Lady" Layout for bad Girls Couture

Hi everyone.

I'm up on the Bad Girls Couture blog today showcasing a layout I made with the September Kit, Hurry, Hurry, Step Right Up!

This layout is simple, but the stenciling on black cardstock gives it an interesting look.


You can checkout closeups and my tutorial on the Bad Girls Blog HERE.

Thanks for letting me share!



Thursday, September 21, 2017

"Fun" Mini Album for Bad Girls Couture

Hello, friends!

Today I'm sharing a fun mini album I made using recycling cardboard and the September Bad Girls Couture kit, Hurry, Hurry, Step Right Up! This isn't my typical style, but I loved playing with these papers!


If you want to see how I made this, CLICK HERE to check out some closeups and a tutorial on how to make a mini album out of recycled cardboard.

Thanks for letting me share my project with you!

Rae

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Bad Girls Couture Challenge Layout

Hello, friends!

Today I'm sharing a layout I made using the September Bad Girls Couture kit, "Hurry, Hurry, Step Right Up!" This month there are a set of six ColourArte Twinkling H2Os in this scrapbooking kit and they are AMAZING! I have many of these little sparkling watercolor pots, but it's been a while since I used them. They are a very versatile medium- let me show you:


The main way I used the Twinkling H2Os was using them with stamps.  First, I added some Distress Ink in Vintage Photo (brown) to a script stamp, and then I added the (Ancient Coin) gold H2Os with a paint brush over the brown ink, so parts of the script looks brown, and other parts look more mottled with gold for a distressed look. Then I stamped this image all over the Kraft cardstock to make my own patterned paper.



Using the Pretty Peridot (green) Twinkling H20s wonderful way to add color to the leaves that I die cut using the white cardstock. I started out with painting the white cardstock with the H20s, and then randomly dry brushed them with white gesso tone down the color in some spots.


Lastly, I made some splatters using the Ancient Coin, Sea Spray (blue), and Playful Pansy (pink) all over the layout, which are kind of hard to see in the picture of the whole layout, but really add a lot of sparkle and highlight the colors used on the layout.

Thanks for checking out my first project made with the September Bad Girls Couture kit! You can see how the rest of the team used the Twinking H20s as well on the Bad Girls Couture BLOG.

Monday, July 31, 2017

Endless Summer Altered Wood Decor

Hi friends!

Today I'm sharing a project I made for the July Make it Prima challenge, with only hours to spare. :)

Here's the challenge:

I just love the red and peachy colors mixed with the browns- it inspired me to think of beachy and nautical ideas for making something with this color palette, and here's what I came up with:

I started out with a 12x12 wood piece and dry brushed gesso, followed by a combination of Prima Impasto paints in Azure and Cobalt for a gradient/ombre effect. Then I added some stenciling with light paste and dry brushed the entire wood again with the gesso and paints I used for my first coat. To bring back some of the brown spots, I added some of the Prima Artisan Powder in Umber in random spots.



Next, I painted the large chipboard clock face with Prima Brown Rust paste. I dry brushed the clock face with gesso, then randomly added some Prima Metallique Wax in Bronze. I also added some of the wax to the doily, and the chipboard pieces that were previously treated with with a mixture of embossing powders for a distressed look.


I added Prima Sparks pain in Magical Pond to the Melange pieces, as well as the blue flowers, and Sparks paint in Unicorn's Hair to highlight the rest of the piece.


Here's a close up of the doily, which has the wax, paint, and also ink in Linen from the Prima Color Philosophy inks to give it an aged, stained feel to it.

Thanks for taking a look at my project for the July Make it Prima challenge. Good luck to all of those who have entered!



Rae




Monday, May 29, 2017

Two Projects Made in Classes from Anna Dabrowska

Hi, friends! 

In April, Anna Dabrowska came to my local scrapbook store, The Paper Bunny, here in Las Vegas. And, I was lucky enough to be able to go! It was an amazing experience. Anna is an amazing teacher, and I always learn so much when I take her classes. (I've been to Art Venture twice- class junkie here!)

Class One: Tangled Mixed Media Canvas


I LOVED creating the layers of this canvas, which is 8X10. I could take many closeups, but it could never accurately show the layering of all that was done to this piece! I went for a teal/green/brown color scheme, and I love the results.



 Here's a close up that shows the stenciling, clustering, priming, misting and painting.


I can see myself combining all of these techniques for many future projects!

Class Two: Frozen in Time Journal Cover


So, I chose my focal point in advance for this class- I ADORE the image of that gypsy woman that on paper and ephemera from Prima's Wild and Free collection. I knew that I'd have to use pink because the flowers in the gypsy's hair are pink, and that definitely took me out of my comfort zone, but I love the result!



I chose the Prima Color Bloom 2 Black Tulip for my pink color, and added brown and gold to create a vintage/grungy look.


This class also has many layers to it- I love how the copper and blush microbeads look in the embellishment cluster.

Combining two colors of waxes was a great tip for the finishing touches of the embellishments.

 If you ever get a chance to take classes from Anna, DO IT- you will learn so much and bring some treasured projects home!

Thanks for taking a look!

Rae