Thursday, May 19, 2011

Crafters Workshop

Have you tried any of the Crafters Workshop stencils yet?  I bought the leafy one along with a couple of metallic mists and made this gorgeous shimmery background.  I tore the page in half and used it to border each end of my layout.

The colour combo is another of the Color Room's challenges. This weeks palette is very pretty.  Check them out and play along.

I've used Karen Foster and Basic Grey patterned paper, green vellum, Prima blooms, Making Memories journal pages & travel tape, and one of my border punches.

Monday, May 2, 2011

New stuff...

hi girls! I just took some layouts to the store, and I got to see Heathers layout that she just posted below, and it's even nicer to see in real life with all the layers and dimension. Go have a look!

So, I saw a sketch online this week that was SO simple, i had to do it -

just a simple photo that shows what i've been really into these days - and a small collection of things at the corner that speak about the photo or your journaling. Perhaps it's more simple than something you would normally do - but it's sometimes so gratifying to make a layout in 20 minutes that totally captures something about life RIGHT NOW.

I also have no will power when it comes to resisting alphabet chipboard/stickers/thickers. I tried to use up the odd ones that are left over on one layout for another favorite photo:

Doodled a bit and added some embroidery border. Embroidering on a layout is a good thing to do when you're watching Project Runway re-runs. {Just in case you were looking for something to do.}

And another one inspired by Crystal - I always like her colorful layouts with lots of fun patterned paper.

i like the little clouds that are on layouts now, and I happily discovered that you can make cloud-like shapes with the scalloped punch, by using half the scalloped circle. I'll be doing it again. Have a great week! Spring is here!!

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Tropical holiday photos.

I scrapped my sister's first Mexican holiday album using the Making Memories vacation line.  It was quick and simple with clean lines. I think I did most of it in a weekend.
But that was almost 3 years ago and I'm really enjoying playing with my masks and spray inks now. I hope she likes this layout as much as her previous ones.

I used a Heidi Swapp hibiscus mask on my background and sprayed it with pink Glimmer mist. Then I found an old package of HS hibiscus rubons so I layered them on top of the misting. They must have been past their 'use by' date because they didn't go on very easily.  I really like the cream on top of the black on top of the pink on top of the white.

The turquoise vellum I wet, scrunched up, then laid flat to dry. I edged it with light blue stickles and then sprinkled a little dark blue glitter on top of that. I thought it looked like a pool of cool rippling water.

The patterned papers are all Karen Foster. I also used some Mulberry paper because I love the texture. And my border punch that I think looks like a sea shell.

The alphabet chipboard is a Basic Grey set.  I love their sets.  You get a ton of letters.  I've used this set a couple times before and I still have lots of e's and a's left for more titles.  I swiped some blue and pink ink across the white so it wasn't so bright.  And then sewed the letters down to secure them. 

The colour combination is from this weeks Color Room challenge #56.