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:

Monday, August 15, 2016

Back to School with Quick Quotes

Today I am sharing a little back to school project featuring vellum quotes from Quick Quotes!
I like to send in a gift card at the start of the year as a teacher's gift and I wanted to create a fun way to present it.  Quick Quotes has a wide selection of vellum quotes on just about any subject so I pulled a few of my favorites on the topic of children/childhood and started to play!

I adhered this great striped paper from the Earth Wind and Fire collection to mat board and die cut a Recipe Card Box.

I dressed up the outside of the box with 3D stickers and attached a velcro button to hold it closed.

Next I die cut coordinating paper and vellum quotes and inked the edges with Seafoam PowderPuff Chalking Ink.

I die cut scraps to make customized embellishments...

...and then had fun decorating the quote cards!
Even teachers need a little inspiration now and then!  I hope the quotes (and the gift card) help start the year off with a smile!

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

Quick Quotes Products Used:

  • Chiffon 103
  • Urban Oasis 100
  • Earth Wind and Fire 102
  • PowderPuff Chalking Ink - Seafoam
  • Vellum Quotes - ER Visit

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

No Selfie Control! with Want2Scrap

People take selfies absolutely everywhere these days and the beauty of this overlay from Want2Scrap is that it is so easy to customize to any theme!  You can see here that with the right embellishments, it was perfect for my pictures from a girl's night out!

I started by trimming the overlay down to an 11.5" square and centering it on a cheerful polka dot background.  I love the laser cut title in this overlay but I felt I had to alter it just a tiny bit to reflect the silliness of our evening. You can see below that I added just a couple of words with my label maker and now it quite properly reads "No Selfie Control" as we amused ourselves by snapping selfies with our drinks!

Each window in the overlay is an opportunity for a little fun!  I used Sleek Strip Irridescent Rhinestones across the top of this opening and then I just started to play with embellishments from my stash.

Here I used the Red Sleek Strip Rhinestones and, when paired with the little arrow stickers,  they really help to move the eye around the layout.

These cocktail stickers were perfect for my theme and helped me use up some of my stash!


The 3 large openings were filled with our selfies and embellished with stickers and chipboard pieces.


So what kind of selfies do you have to scrap?  Pics from the beach?  A birthday party? A sporting event?  Let's get them out of the camera and onto a page!

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


Want2Scrap Supplies for Selfie Overlay Layout:

Other Supplies:

Monday, August 8, 2016

Gelli Print Dragonfly Card

Today I am here to share a little inspiration with this mixed media card.  It was so easy to create by pairing one of Rebecca's beautiful stencils with acrylic paint and a Gelli Arts plate!

 I used the small sized Dragonfly Fantasy stencil.

Monoprinting with a Gelli plate is fun, easy and fast!  To create a card sized print I started with the 3" square Mini Gelli Arts plate and brayered on 2 colors of acrylic paint.
I wanted to feature the actual dragonfly image from the stencil so I positioned it diagonally on the gelli plate.  Next I covered it with a piece of white cardstock and carefully rubbed the entire back of the paper to pick up the details of the stencil.
Once the paint dried I stamped a sentiment with permanent black ink.  I trimmed it down, rounded the corners and matted the image with black cardstock.
I prepared the base of the card by using a different part of the stencil.  I moved it around and applied ink to transfer the grid design you see below.

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

Materials for Gelli Print Dragonfly Card: