inspire - Scrapbook Circle April

Friday, April 29, 2016

Happy FriYay!  I wanted to share a layout I created for Scrapbook Circle
with the April 'One Fine Day' kit, just for fun.  There wasn't an assignment or any reason for this page,
and sometimes that makes it easier and lets the creative juices flow!

These were photos from my daughter's 12th birthday.  It turned out to be a hectic day, but we still had a couple friends and a cake...and of course some gifts, including a new planner!

I used the Webster's Pages patterned paper that is a collaged map print in pastels.  I played off the angles in the map, cutting the paper at a 45 degree angle, anchoring the right side.

I cut several of the tiny photo frames from the 6x6 Dear Lizzy pad and then cut them out like frames.  Scattering out the frames, washi strips and a few other embellishments under my photos, popping the pictures up with dimensional adhesive.  I added a few random sequin puff stickers from Pinkfresh Studio and stitched around the outside of the entire background.

I love the soft Spring colors from the April kit, but am looking forward to some bolder colors with May!!  Thanks for stopping by and have an amazing day!

Citrus, Stitching & Sunshine - The Crafter's Workshop!

Monday, April 25, 2016

Hi there!  I wanted to share a scrapbook page I made using one of the newly released stencils from The Crafter's Workshop, Citrus Montage.  I had plans to use this stencil after I first saw it, but after this lunch date, I knew this would be the perfect way to document the story!

The Crafter’s Workshop provided me with some product to create this project.  The opinions I share are solely my own.
I started by using mini Distress Inks directly onto the stencil, overlapping the colors from the pale green to orange.

Then, I misted the stencil with water.

I pressed the paper onto the top of the wet stencil, instead of trying to flip the stencil around muddling the color.  I wanted the reverse of the stencil, so there would be loads of color for the background.

While the background dried, I misted a couple tags, one plain and one that I used as my title, that was already die cut.

Since the background was fairly simple, I wanted to add some definition around the border & used the 6×6 stitched detail stencil.  I used washi tape to isolate the one piece of each stitching piece I planned to use.  This made it easier to avoid over inking the area I was working on.

Using the tiny cross stitch pattern and another t-shaped stitch, I inked the border of the entire background.

Finally, I layered my photo on top of the misted tags and a added a couple more embellishments.

I added my journaling to the bottom of the page and the date to a tag I placed onto the photo itself. To me, this stencil screams for summer and sunshine and bright beautiful lemon-lime colors! 

Thanks for stopping by today!  You can follow the link below to the stencils I used:
TCW614 – Doodled Template – Citrus Montage
TCW603s – Doodling Template – Mini Stitched Art

explore H A P P Y - Scrapbook Circle April

Monday, April 18, 2016

Hi there!  I am sharing a page I made using the April kit from Scrapbook Circle,
'One Fine Day' and the 'Stay Cool' Add-on.

 I was inspired by this watercolor wash paper from Dear Lizzy.  I thought it made a perfect sky for
background with some watercolor for a day at the softball field!

 I fussy cut some of the clouds in this Simple Stories paper and painted the edges in gold to help define the cloud shapes.  Inspired by the gold dipped Thickers from the February Scrapbook Circle kit, I painted the bottom half of the phrase stickers from Bella Blvd., also included in the main kit.

 I love taking inspiration from the products themselves, either by color, pattern or technique.
Adding a few puffy stickers, enamel brads and machine stitching I finished the layout.
Thanks for stopping by today and checking out the blog!
Have an amazing Monday!

Hope Art Journal - The Crafter's Workshop April

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Hello friends!  I am excited to share a new Art Journal spread I created for my April post at The Crafter's Workshop using lots of the new Winter release stencils.  I also made a video of my process.

The Crafter’s Workshop provided me with some product to create this project.  The opinions I share are solely my own.

I started by added an ombre layer of gelatos ranging from light pink to almost red.  After adding another a layer of transparent tissue paper, I started stenciling.  Using the 12×12’s with spray mist and acrylic paint I created a background for the smaller 6×6 stencils I chose.

I used a combination of stamp ink, more acrylic paint and modeling paste with the remaining 6×6 stencils.  After letting the paint dry between each layer I used modeling paste with the angel wings and butterfly stencil along the spine of my journal.
Finally, I added some more black paint, India ink and gold drips.
I finished up by doodling all over the pages with a white gel pen and several different black pens.
You can follow the link below to the stencils I used.

Thanks for stopping by and have an amazing day!

Scrapbook Circle - One Item Wonder March

Friday, April 1, 2016

Hi friends!  I know it is April, but today I am sharing one of my last posts for March, a One Item Wonder using the Maggie Holmes clear stickers from Crate Paper.  The March kit ‘Oh Happy Day’ is full of lots of colors, but because of the theme, I decided to stick with black, white and bright pink.
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I wanted to leave a pretty large area blank because I intended to use the stickers in combination with my own writing to do the journaling.  I love the current handwriting and calligraphy trend, especially combining script and block letters.
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After creating a strip on the right side for my photo and some embellishments, I added lots of watercolor onto the seam where all the papers met.
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I knew basically what I wanted to write, and the words and phrases from the sticker package helped jump start that thought as well!  I did write it down beforehand to try to plan out how much space I would need and how many of the stickers I would be using.  The theme of the sticker sheet was obviously perfect for a page about flowers from my Valentine!
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Part of me hated not hoarding the stickers and spreading them out, but at the same time, it was fun to make a big impact!  Thanks for stopping by the Blog today.
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