Thursday, March 23, 2017

Lil Stinker - a Stuck?! sketch

I'm definitely not caught up on 2016 or anything, but I'm trying to stay fairly up-to-date in 2017 too, so today's page has super recent photos of my little guy from this week!

I used a wonderful sketch from Stuck?! Sketches.

Here's the original sketch, which I rotated:

I was reflecting today, and I thought that this time last year, I probably would not have added any of the mixed media elements I put on this page. It's nice to evolve your style.

I inked the rim of  a plastic cup and the rim of my shine top for the circles, and I splattered some blue, Heidi Swapp shine.

I used some orange tulle to add some texture behind my photo row, then layered circles.

I used papers from a Heidi Swapp paper pad I found the other day at Tuesday Morning. These American Crafts Thickers I had in my stash just happened to go quite well with the HS paper.

I fussy cut some bits from the paper pad and used some puffy Studio Calico stickers from my stash.

I inked all the bits with navy blue and added a few rain dotes & boom done. It was a fair quick little page & I had a lot of fun creating it. I always love Laura's sketches from Stuck?!

Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Art of Animation - a pocket page

Happy Hump Day!

Today I'm bringing you a rainbow themed pocket page documenting our stay at the Art of Animation resort at Walt Disneyworld. I loved making my other rainbow projects recently, so can't stop won't stop!

The colors in my photos were very bright and energetic, so a rainbow theme worked so well. I kept the backgrounds of the cards bright white to balance the page, and I did a white border around each photo.

I love scouring Instagram for inspiration, and I definitely used two cool techniques I've seen on there recently. I borrowed the letters over the photo idea from @ScrappySarah & stamp within a stamp idea from @gjoysy.

I put a tiny piece of washi on my card before I stamped my large letters, then removed it to reveal white space within which I stamped my smaller alphas,

I'm loving the clear stickers in the new Say Cheese III collection by Simple Stories! That's the white sticker on the top right corner photo.

I mean who doesn't want to shower under the sea?! I used up all my As on my Hakuna Matata - good thing I found another pack of those Amy Tan thickers at TM!

The tabs behind the top photo are rainbow washi folded over, and used as pull tabs for an additional photo that didn't fit on the layout. I like the fun, interactive element, especially for a photo that isn't spectacular which I don't mind hiding.

I loved making this fun, bright, rainbow page! I also really enjoyed using more stamps in my scrapbook.

Green Thickers - Amy Tangerine
Magic Stamp - Echo Park
Art of Animation stamps - Stampin' Up
Ink - Stampin' Up
White stickers - Simple Stories Say Cheese III
Puffy stars - Freckled Fawn
Heart paper - My Minds Eye

Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Wish Upon a Star - my first Process video!

Hey, friends!

Today I'm really excited to bring to you the first process video I've ever made! I faced my fears and some dislikes I have, and I created a process video of a page I made for my Disneyworld scrapbook. I used some mixed media & created a sketch.

Please be honest with your feedback. Let me know ways to make my videos better, if you like them, if they're useful, any anything else you may want to see!

Since my photo was dark, I wanted to accent with silver and stars. I did a bright white background to offset the dark photo.

I used Heidi Swapp texture paste with a stencil that mimics the Epcot Spaceship Earth sphere.

I also stamped strars with black & did yellow Heidi Swapp shine splatters to accent the side papers.

I adhered the sequins with foam dots to pop them off the page a bit.

The black paper & clear photo stickers are from the wonderful new Simple Stories Say Cheese III collection!

Check out my YouTube video and let me know what you think!

Thanks for looking! 

Monday, March 13, 2017

Still with the butterflies ... a MTW challenge

It's a rough Monday after springing forward, but I have a little something to brighten your day, I hope!

Today I'm bringing you the layout I created for the More Than Words March challenge to use the word beautiful and a butterfly on your layout.

I just really adore how this all turned out!

This year marks 14 years as a couple & this man can still give me butterflies. 

I found this lovely pack of Prima butterflies at Tuesday Morning a while back, before this challenge was posted, actually. So when I saw the prompt, I knew they would be perfect.

Luckily the color scheme ended up working well with this photo I made him pose for last Sunday, which he laughed and called, "stupid," but he did it!

I chose a fun paper with orange and yellow flowers, gessoed it, stenciled small polka dots & used Heidi Swapp shine in Salmon. I also threw a little black shimmery Tattered Angels on there too.

I stamped a couple of small butterflies in black ink.

I layered my photo with oranges, and broke that up with a small black and gold doily and some white lacey Heidi Swapp paper I found on clearance a while back. I love that stuff!

I used my cricut to cut the gold parts of the title out of metallic paper, and to create the "typewriter" look - which I will do a bit smaller next time.

I also embossed a few Maya Road chipboard pieces in gold to tie that color theme together as well.

I had picked up these black paper straws on clearance, so they tied the black color theme together well and gave good dimension to the layout.

I continued the title down my MM stream, as it was so long. Then I scattered the Prima butterflies around the page.

I think this may be my prettiest MM layout to date, since I began with the art earlier this year. I love it!

Flower paper - Studio Calico
Heidi Swapp Shine in Salmon
Tattered Angels glimmer mist in JackOLantern
Gold foil paper - Me and My Big Ideas, Mambi
Butterflies - Prima
Straws - Recollections by Michael's
Chipboard - Maya Road
Gold embossing powder by JoAnn's
White flower laser cut paper - Heidi Swapp

Thanks for looking!