Friday, October 14, 2016

Baby Card with Quick Quotes

Today I am sharing a sweet baby card featuring  the new Winter Bliss Collection from Quick Quotes!  The collection contains some really cool designs rendered in beautiful shades of pinks, blues, teals and whites.  To create today's card, I selected a few of the papers in pinks and white.

 I also tried out a new technique using one of the Sentiments Quote Cards, which come printed in black on heavy weight white cardstock.  I chose Pink Melon Deco Foil from Therm O Web to coordinate with the card colors...

...and ran the card and the foil through a heat laminator.

When I lifted the foil I was so tickled with the results - all pink and shiny! I will add that it was not a perfect transfer as some of the extremely fine lines did not pick up the pink foil, but it really  is a stunning effect!

I layered up the stripes and arrows papers, inking the edges with Pixie Pink Powderpuff Chalking Ink.  I adhered the sentiment before finishing up with a double scallop element across the card.

You can see a short video clip of the reveal when I lifted off the foil HERE.

Quick Quotes Supplies:

  • Winter Bliss Collection (coming soon) WI100, WI102
  • PowderPuff Chalking Ink - Pixie Pink
  • Sentiments - 3" x 4" Quote Cards
Other supplies: Therm O Web Pink Melon Deco Foil, heat laminator, edge punch, cardstock.

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

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Butterfly Kisses Photo Tray

As many of you know, I recently applied to join the BoBunny DT. While I did not make the final cut this year, I was absolutely tickled to receive the beautiful Butterfly Kisses Collection to use for my 2nd round projects!  The colors and imagery were perfect for a project I had in mind: a photo tray to hold pictures of my beautiful great niece, Ella Jules.  It was created as a gift and as it has now reached its destination I can finally share it on my blog!
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The very first thing I did was to apply Crackle Primer and White Crackle Paste to the front edge of the frame creating lots of texture.

I must say I am a huge fan of 6x6 paper pads.  The smaller patterns are perfect for cards and for projects like this.  I purposely positioned this photo so that the strip of butterflies just peeked over the top edge.  I love it!  I also added a bit of dimension using elements from the Buttons, Brads and Chipboard packs.

The mason jar in this opening is from the Layered Chipboard Sticker pack and the touch of glitter on the butterfly wings is just gorgeous!

I added some twine to a small chipboard banner from the Buttons pack and I think it is the perfect bright pop for this mini collage!

I added my niece's name with alpha stickers on this lovely card cut from the Foil Vellum paper.

I used a craft knife to cut a slit in this card trimmed from the Flutter paper.  Slipping the photo behind the banner created the illusion of depth.  The laser cut chipboard cukoo clock was painted with gesso and adorned with a Double Dot Think Pink Jewel.

I filled this opening with a photo and then added a silver heart trimmed out of the Foil Vellum paper.
Simple. Elegant. Perfect.

I popped this photo up with foam dots before adding a word from the Combo Sticker sheet. The background card was trimmed out of the Flutter paper and then dressed up with butterflies from the Noteworthy and the Chipboard pack.

The final opening is probably my favorite!  I fussy cut a butterfly out of the Foil Vellum and created my own little fairy!  The banner in the background was created using pieces from the Chipboard, Brads, and Buttons packs.

I really enjoy creating these photo displays because each individual opening is like a mini-scrapbook page.  There are so many options in this collection to make layering fun and easy.

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

BoBunny Supplies:
Patterned Paper:  Butterfly Kissses
Paper Pad:  6x6 Butterly Kisses
Foil Vellum Paper:  Butterfly Kisses
Cardstock Stickers:  Butterfly Kisses
Buttons:  Butterfly Kisses
Brads:  Butterfly Kisses
Noteworthy:  Butterfly Kisses
Chipboard:  Butterfly Kisses
Layered Chipboard:  Butterfly Kisses
Lasercut Chipboard:  Timepiece
DoubleDot Jewels:  Think Pink
White Gesso
Crackle Paste Primer
White Crackle Paste

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Spooky Art Panel with Rebecca Baer Designs

Today I am sharing another mixed media project I created by combining a collage stencil from Rebecca Baer Designs with Ken Oliver's Color Burst.
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I started by placing the medium sized Secret Garden stencil on top of a 6"x6" Mixed Media Art Board.

I sprinkled tiny amounts of Ultramarine Blue and Violet Color Burst concentrated powder into the openings of the stencil...

...and spritzed with water!

When I removed the stencil I was not able to see as much of the design as I had hoped... I replaced it and then inked through it with Tumbled Glass Distress Ink.  I used a pouncing motion with the blending tool so that I did not smear the background.  Use a heat tool to completely dry the background at this point.

I stamped and heat embossed the female figure on top of the background.

I replaced the stencil and traced parts of the design in black ink and then filled it in using the black brush marker.

I painted her hair with Dirty Martini and Lime Green acrylic paint, adding details with a black pen.

Detail:  I stamped the face on vellum with permanent black ink and trimmed it out.  Then I flipped it over and used Fresh Lime green to paint the eyes.  I adhered it in place and used tiny staples as an embellishment.

I used a black pen to highlight some areas of the stencil design and added a spider sticker.

To create the text, I painted more of the Lime Green onto cardstock and topped it with clear tape I ran through my trusty Dymo label  maker. I cut apart the words and glued them onto the art panel.

I embellished the metal token with a piece of purple rhinestone, added a couple of pieces of spider web washi tape, and adhered a metal photo corner in the top right corner!

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

Materials for Spooky Art Panel:

  • Rebecca Baer Designs Secret Garden Stencil - Medium ST-8006
  • Ken Oliver Crafts Mixed Media Art Board
  • Ken Oliver Crafts Color Burst - Violet, Ultramarine Blue
  • Penny Black Rubber Stamp - Muse
  • Dylusions Acrylic Paint - Dirty Martini, Fresh Lime
  • Tim Holtz Idea-ology Typed Tokens- Halloween
  • Ranger -  Distress Ink, Tumbled Glass
  • Ranger -  Archival Ink, Black
  • Want2Scrap 72 Count Purple Rhinestones
  • Paper House Productions 3D Happy Haunting Halloween Stickers
  • Momenta Metal Photo Corner Stickers
  • Faber-Castell Pitt Big Brush Artists Pen, Black
  • Dymo Label Maker
  • Washi Tape

Monday, October 10, 2016

Whale Watching with Want2Scrap!

Today I am sharing a layout I created with pictures from a Killer Whale Watch excursion I enjoyed with my family last year.  This outing was one of the highlights of our trip to Alaska and the 12x12 Whales Overlay from Want2Scrap was the perfect start to my scrapbook page!

The Whales Overlay comes with a white background paper.  The first thing I did was to adhere the laser cut outs of the whales to the white paper. Then I took out my craft knife and carefully trimmed around the outside edge of the whales and discarded the rest.

The first photo I added was one of a whale breaching! I used 1/8" "Tear-ific" Tape from Sparkle N Sprinkle on the backside of the frame to adhere the photo in place.

I chose this photo-realistic paper of the ocean from Paper House Productions to back the overlay.  It came with a double white border printed along the outer edge - such a nice detail!

I decided to accent that detail by trimming down the outside of the overlay so that it fit perfectly inside the border!  (I will admit that I purposely lined up the horizon line of my photo with the horizon in the paper!)

I heat embossed "The Best Day Ever" Chipboard Quotation with Red Glitter Embossing Powder.  It picked up the red from my pictures and really made the perfect title!

I take a lot of pictures so I often create multi photo collages on my layouts. I print my photos with a white border.  If you are unable to do that and want to get the same look, just double mat them with both white and black cardstock. I just play with the placement of the pics until I find an arrangement that works for me!

Suprise!  That center photo flips up to reveal one more picture

Want2Scrap has an amazing assortment of laser cut overlays to help with your scrapbooking.  Check out all of your choices HERE.

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

Want2Scrap Supplies for Killer Whale Watch layout:

Cross Promotional Partner Products:
Other Supplies:

Friday, October 7, 2016

High School Senior Layout

My baby girl graduated from high school last May and today I am sharing a fun layout I created using the Senior Year Overlay from Want2Scrap.

The overlay is designed so that there is a collage area for all your pictures.

I used the overlay as a guide to cut pictures to the right size and shape:.

I flipped it over and added 1/8" Double Sided "Tear-ific" Tape around the edges...

... and then pulled up the liner and adhered the photo.

I added the photos one at a time.  I had a lot of photos so I was able to completely fill in the collage.  If you don't have enough pics, you can fill in the open segments with coordinating patterned paper.

The added the main photo and then edged it with Sleek Strip 6" Rhinestones in black.
Here's a close up:

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

Want2Scrap Supplies for High School Senior Layout:

Cross Promotional Partner Products:
Other supplies:  cardstock

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Remember Me Vellum from Quick Quotes

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which is an annual campaign to raise awareness of the disease.  I encourage you to remind all the women in your life to do a monthly exam - early detection saves lives.

Today I am sharing a layout featuring the Farmhouse Collection from Quick Quotes.
I created this layout using one of my favorite techniques - layering coordinating papers behind a photo.  I chose papers from the Farmhouse collection containing colors that accented the photo.  I also added in a piece with a large polka dot pattern from the Chiffon collection and a piece with a tiny dot pattern from the Urban Oasis collection.  I inked the edges of the papers with either Barn Board or Warm Sand PowderPuff Chalking Inks and added a chipboard piece in the bottom right.

This vellum quote by Patsy Gaut is perfect for creating a memorial layout.  Sometimes finding the right words is the hardest part.  I kept it simple, letting the vellum extend past the edge of the paper creating a delicate detail.

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

Quick Quotes Supplies:
Other supplies: tag

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