Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Pumpkin Layout with Quick Quotes

Today I am sharing with a Pumpkin Patch layout featuring the Honeycomb Collection from Quick Quotes!

The nice thing about working within a collection is that all of the papers are designed to coordinate. I started with Honeycomb 103 as the background and then matted the photo on the orange side of Honeycomb 102.
I cut pieces from other papers in the collection and inked the edges with Barn Board and Navy PowderPuff Chalking Inks.  I layered them behind the photo and added strip journaling and a tag!
The colors in this collection are perfect for your pumpkin patch pictures - oranges, blues, a soft green and creamy off-white.

Quick Quotes Supplies:

Other supplies:  Arrow die

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you find some time to play today!
~ Susie

Monday, September 26, 2016

Mixed Media Panel: Stencils and Color Burst

Today I am going to share a mixed media piece I created by combining a collage stencil from Rebecca Baer Designs with Ken Oliver's Color Burst powders.
I used the medium sized Cascades stencil from Rebecca Baer Designs for today's project:
I started by positioning the stencil on top of a 6"x6" piece of Mixed Media Art Board.
I chose Turquoise, Chartreuse and Lime Green Color Burst and sprinkled the tiniest amount of concentrated powder into the openings of the stencil.
Next came my favorite part!  As I spritzed it with water I could see the colors activate and start to blend!  I removed the stencil and let it dry thoroughly.
Using waterproof, permanent black ink, I stamped a female figure directly onto the art board.
I re-stamped the image onto white cardstock and then heat embossed it with black embossing powder.  I trimmed out just the corset area of the figure and adhered it on top of the original stamped image.
I used the Turquoise Color Burst to tint these flowers and then cut them apart to create a skirt for my figure.
I used a heat gun to make sure the background was completely dry before I stamped and heat embossed the sentiments.  I added horizontal lines with washi tape and 3mm black rhinestones.
To finish things up I adhered an engraved metal token and a piece of turquoise rhinestone over the heart of the stamped image and added some tiny stamped hearts on her sleeve.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you find some time to play today!  Susie

Materials for Watercolor Art Panel

Friday, September 16, 2016

No More Braces Layout with Quick Quotes

The day my daughter got her braces off was a very happy one.  There was one thing she could not wait to do once they were off...

 I created this layout using the September Club Q kit from Quick Quotes. I used the elements from the "So Happy" Premier Page kit and created a layout with simpler lines.
I added in some blue cardstock as photo mats...
...and played with the different sentiments I trimmed out of the cut apart sheet.
I sprinkled the laser cut flowers over both pages...
...and included a bit of ribbon in my journaling area.

For my next project I created a door hanger!  There are several laser cut chipboard frame elements in the September Club Q Kit.  They are 4" wide.  I cut a 4" strip from one of the pages and then traced the shape of the chipboard frame on the back.  I trimmed it out and then attached the chipboard to the back for extra support. I decorated it with a sentiment, flowers and chipboard buttons that were also included in the kit.
Quick Quotes Supplies:

Other supplies:  twine, blue cardstock

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you find some time to play today!

Friday, September 9, 2016

Custom Backgrounds with Rebecca Baer Stencils

I'm a scrapbooker and I really enjoy the process of choosing the right background paper to accent my photos.  I am really very picky about even matching the correct shades of colors.  A super easy way to create your own background paper with custom colors is to pair spray inks with one of Rebecca Baer's collage style stencils.

I used the large size Enchanted Vine stencil from Rebecca Baer Designs for today's project:

I started by laying the stencil on top of a piece of white cardstock and spraying with an assortment of Dylusions Ink Sprays.

I laid another piece of 12"x12" white cardstock on top and ran my hand over the back side, pressing firmly to pick up all the details. Here I flipped the cardstock over and you can see the page on the left is like a stamped image of the stencil.

On the right side, you can see the stencil acted like a mask and left a negative image of the design.  I created the layout using this piece.

I trimmed it down, matted it with coordinating cardstock and started to add photos, stickers, alphas and bling.  I love the visual texture in the background from the stencil pattern and the spray!  It is not perfect but it is beautiful!

I also stamped and heat embossed a sentiment and some feathers.

I loved the color scheme and the photos so much, I decided to add a similar page to my art journal...

...with a slightly different message:

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you find some time to play today!  Susie

Materials for Custom Colored Peacock Layout:

  • Rebecca Baer Designs Enchanted Vine Stencil - Large ST1201
  • Dylusions Ink Spray - Crushed Grape, Cut Grass, London Blue
  • Want2Scrap 72 Count Rhinestones - Purple, Mother of Pearl, Royal Blue, Light Green
  • Kaisercraft Stamp and Die set - Dream Big
  • WOW! Embossing Powder - Primary Ebony, Superfine
  • EK Success Sticko Label Lingo - SPLL09  Zen
  • Card stock, art journal

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Mixed Media Canvas with PowderPuff Chalking Inks

Today I am sharing a mixed media canvas I created featuring several colors of Quick Quotes PowderPuff Chalking Inks.

I started by stamping and heat embossing the image of a lantern onto a small canvas.  I created the lantern glow with Lemon Sorbet PowderPuff Chalking Ink and then blended in the the night sky using Navy.

I placed a star stencil on top of the canvas, masked off the yellow area, and applied Blue Moon PowderPuff Ink with a pouncing motion.

 The whole canvas had been inspired by this quote that I found in the Sentiments Quote Cards pack.

I cut the words apart and inked the edges with either Navy or Rusty Nail Ink, depending upon where the word or phrase would appear on the canvas.

I inked in some light rays from the lantern with Desert Sun.

This month's challenge is to "Feature Embellishments" and I chose to add Want2Scrap rhinestone bling to my lantern.
Find all the details on this month's Quick Quotes challenge HERE and then enter your project for a chance to win a $25 gift certificate!

Quick Quotes Products Used:


Thanks for stopping by and I hope you find some time to play today!
 ~ Susie

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Find Your Wings with Quick Quotes

Today I am sharing a layout I created for Quick Quotes featuring the Farmhouse Collection.  The focal point is a 5x7 of my daughter from her senior photo shoot.
I loved using FH103 for the background.  The grungy wash of all the different colors has such an artsy feel to it!  I  added a bit more orange to the page using Sunset PowderPuff Chalking Ink.

I cut the photo mats and strips out of different papers and inked the edges with coordinating colors.
This Chipboard Die Cut provides the perfect title and sentiment for a graduating senior!
The flower from my stash was the perfect finishing touch!

By the way, the Quick Quotes Challenge this month is to create a flower and then use it on your project.  Find all the details on this month's challenge HERE then enter for a chance to win a $25 gift certificate!

Quick Quotes Products Used:

Other: Flower

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you find some time to play today!  

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Gelli Print Card with Rebecca Baer Steampunk Stencil

Stencils and Gelli plates are perfect partners!  I have another bit of mixed media mono-printing inspiration for you today, showing you how to pull a second print when you are working with a stencil.

I used the small sized Steampunk Clockface stencil.

I started by placing the 3" square Gelli Arts Mini Printing Plate onto an acrylic block and spreading metallic copper acrylic paint evenly over the surface using a brayer.
I placed Rebecca's Steampunk Clockface stencil on top, positioning it to include the corner with the small gears and the key element.
I covered it with a piece of white cardstock and rubbed the backside with my fingers before pulling back the cardstock to reveal the first print. You can see that the stencil basically acts as a mask and the print is a negative image.
At this point I removed the stencil to reveal this delicately detailed image impressed into the remaining acrylic paint.
I covered it with another piece of white cardstock and rubbed the back before pulling this second beautiful print, which is referred to as a ghost print.
I trimmed and matted the ghost print image before adding a stamped sentiment and adhereing it to the cardbase.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you find some time to play today!  Susie

Materials for Gelli Print Gear Card: