Friday, May 31, 2013
Hi there blogger friends!
I am very excited to announce that there will be three blog hops hosted by Frosted Designs' awesome Design Team.
The Design Team over at Frosted Designs are a talented bunch of ladies that will be hosting. There will be some wonderful prizes up for grabs!!!!
The first one will kick off at the end of May, and will be running from May, 31st to June, 5th, so make sure to mark your calendars and be ready to make some beautiful scrapbook projects, and of course win some AWESOME prizes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Saturday, May 11, 2013
Hi friends! I have so enjoyed catching up on all my blog reading and commenting today. It makes me realize just how much talent and inspiration there is out there..from my friends here and all over the globe. Scrapping and being creative really makes me happy, as I've said before it's my outlet. So that leads me to my latest layout for Frosted Designs. I chose a few pictures that really inspire me from everyday and a pic of myself in the middle as the 'artist at heart'. I am really happy with how this turned out. For the Fabulous Friday Challenge, our rules this time were to use black & white plus one other color for our layout or project. I first thought I would use purple, but then I found these photos and I thought one of my favorite colors, teal, would go perfectly! All you have to do to play along is link up your project or layout to the Frosted Designs blog no later than Wednesday, May 22nd and you will be entered to win our fabulous prize from SpeigelMom's Scrap Shop ! So get to it! Good luck and don't forget you also could be in the Design Team's pick for Top 3!!
Here is my layout:
I started my layout with basic white cardstock. I used Smooch Spritz in River Mossy and Silver foil to spray my background. I also smudged some of it with my fingers. I originally wanted to do a textured background using gesso or some other medium but this paper wasn't thick enough to take it so I just went with it. I added my main strip of black and white chevron paper and went from there. I knew what photos I wanted to use so I matted them then heat embossed the black picture frame I had from another kit with UTEE to bring out my main photo. Then I started adding my embellishments and stamping.
Here are some other shots:
Thank you so much for stopping by today! I really enjoy reading all my comments and visiting all your blogs. It's so inspirational! One day I will have all the time in the world to create which is what I would really love to do. Only about 19 or so days until the move then I get to travel with my sis and have 3 weeks off!!
I can't wait to have some free brain time and not have to worry about doing all this stuff!!! Trust me...there is sOO much to do between now and then, just hoping I can get motivated to get it all done!
Don't forget to link up your project to the Frosted Designs sidebar linky by May 22nd to be entered to win our fabulous prize from SpeigelMom's Scrap Shop!!! We can't wait to see what you create!!
Thursday, May 2, 2013
Good afternoon friends! I am back today to share my take on Tim's tag for May. I am so proud that I have been playing along all year and I'm starting to collect a nice little batch of tags that I currently display in my craft room! It's been really fun to try and come up with something similar to get the look with all the techniques he's used. I am not very wealthy so I don't have ALL the items he's used, but I have been able to improvise here and there. So here is Tim's tag, and this time he used remnant rubs then distress paint over them for a image-collage resist kind of look:
I started with a #8 manila tag, and used some distress inks and other inks to get the rainbow effect. I then misted with water to blend and heated with my heat gun. Then I started to add my cut out pieces for the 'rub on' parts and I had some washi tape that was film strip so I added that, then heat embossed it and other parts with UTEE. I did have the crinkle ribbon so I inked and sprayed that as well to add to the top. Here are some photos:
And some close ups of my stamping and embellishments that were added:
The 2 bee embellishments I made with some tim holtz fragments, paper and my favorite mini bee stamp from 7 Gypsies. Then I used glossy accents to glue them to the fragment for a custom embellishment. I tried to miz musical notes, titles of places, bees, stamps and the 2 different washi tapes to try and create that 'image collage' affect.
Thanks so much for stopping by today. If you would like to see my take on the other tags for 2013, just check out the Archives at the bottoms of the sidebar. I love getting comments! Good luck if you are playing along this month too, I know we would all love to win that TH prize pack!!!! Until next time, Peace Y'all~VV
Saturday, April 27, 2013
Hi everyone! I hope you have enjoyed your week so far. I have been lucky enough to finally have some real time off, instead of just a day here and there- this past weekend I had 5 days off and I have enjoyed myself catching up on DT work, new April challenges, and of course the dreaded task of packing and organizing for our move on May 29th. There's still alot to do but I feel like I am making headway. The hubby was off with me for 2 days in a row as well so I made sure to put him to work! LOL!
I am here to share my LO for the new challenge that's up over at Frosted Designs! It's our Fabulous Friday Challenge again and this time we want you to create a layout or project using doilies and this sketch:
Isn't this a great sketch by Brenshevia?? I love it! So this is what I ended up doing, I pretty much stuck to the original, since I liked the sketch so much I didn't rotate it or anything. I had some real paper doilies in my stash so I made sure to ink them up with lots of Tim Holtz and added them to my LO.
This is how it turned out:
Here are some more close up shots I took in the window today, while the sun was out for a short while :)
The papers and most of the embellishments I used were from a pack I bought on discount at Tuesday Mornings! I love that store!! They have some good stuff every now and again if you dig thru their bins. I found this huge paper pack that included brads, flowers, trims and lace, chipboard letters, fussy cut pieces, plus about 20 sheets of 12x 12 patterned paper all for only $16.99. I think this line is made by "The Girl's Paperie" and it's called " On Holiday".
From my stash I only added the red crochet mini doilies, the red baker's twine, paper doilies, thickers, buttons, and of course some ink and stickles!!!
Ok friends, if you want to win our prize for this challenge, all you have to do is link up your layout or project using this sketch and doilies no later than May 8th and you will be in our drawing for the prize this time from VINTAGE STREET MARKET and of course the DT pick's TOP 3! We would love for you to play along! Thanks for stopping by my blog today... I always enjoy the lovely comments! XoX :) until next time, Peace Y'all~ VV
Saturday, April 13, 2013
Hi everyone!! Hope you've had a good week. I am excited to share another 2-PAGE layout that I did for the Frosted Designs Fabulous Friday Challenge. This time our challenge is to complete any project or layout with the theme of 'travel'. Well this isn't too hard at all..if you're like me you travel any chance you get, in fact most of my photos are from traveling..whether it's just a day trip on the road or flying across the country, I LOVE to TRAVEL!!! (almost as much as I love to scrapbook all the photos when I come back LOL).
So all you have to do to participate is get out those travel photos and start to work! When you're done link up your project to the Frosted Designs blog and we'll vote, there will be a Top 3 and an overall winner, who gets a lovely voucher from our sponsor this time, Artsy Albums !!! We'd love to see what you come up with!
Here is my project. I originally was going to just do a one-pager with more photos but I liked both papers so much that I had pulled from my stash I decided to spread the photos out and do more embellishing...my favorite part!! These1 photos are from our trip down to Fort Morgan during Spring Break in 2011. Actually neither one of us is in school any longer but my sis and her hubby were down from Tuscaloosa for her spring break from Grad school and they invited us to stay with them at their awesome condo for a few days. It was great!! We took these photos on our way home, we rode the Ferry from Fort Morgan to Dauphin Island then drove all the way back to West Mobile. It was a neat trip, took a little longer than driving but the scenery was worth it! This is the first page:
Here are a few close ups (cold and windy out the last few days, sorry for the not so great pics! I took these at night in the scraproom.)
I have been doing this alot lately, but I really like smearing my flowers with distress stickles (because the glitter is chunkier) or regular stickles and then heating them with my heat gun. It makes them dry quick and kind of perk up if they are laying kind of flat. I do this alot to make flowers match the color scheme of my pages better. Also this time I smeared some on the corrugated cardboard piece too as a accident, but I ended up liking how it looked so I smeared some more!
"Have Dreams.... Will Travel"
And this is page two:
A few closies:
And here are the two pages together, will be happy to add these to our book! I normally don't do 2 pagers but I have done quite a few of them latley, need to look for some more 2 page sketches to get the mojo going again!!
Thanks again for stopping by! Don't forget to link up your project to the FD blog no later than April 23rd for your chance to win our great prize!!! Until next time, Peace Y'all~ VV
Thursday, April 11, 2013
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
So I was so EAGER to get started on t!m's tag for April that I stayed up late last night and finished it, after it's only been posted for 24 hours on his blog. Me thinks I might be a wee bit obsessed...oh well it's always great to start a new month off right with new challenges and some fresh inspiration. I was really in love with the whole 'patina' technique' he did on this tag and I did my best to replicate it. Sadly, I don't have any of the new distress paints- which I am DYING to get my hands on soon- so I had to make do. This is what Tim's Tag looks like as our fabulous inspiration:
Well I knew I didn't have any of the distress paints, or metal pieces. I had some other metal pieces including a mini dragonfly that I found so I first pulled out all my supplies. I had the #8 manila tag, distress inks, tissue tape and crinkle ribbon. I actually experimented by using some folk art craft paint that I mixed together and also spritzed with water to get my background effect. Then I heated everything to dry and started laying on the elements.
I used some Hampton Art stamps on my background along with tissue tape and a few stickers from Tim's crowded attic collection. Then I added on my patina clock and corner piece. The clock is layered with a clear piece that I stamped and the metal dragonfly, then inked all over with distress ink.
And a few more shots, some close ups!
And my favorite, instagram shares!
Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today! I love getting comments and new followers. I need to get to work but I will be sharing up more inspiration and new challenges for what's going on in April! Have a great Wednesday everyone, until next time~ Peace Y'all~ VV
Folk Art craft paint- teal, baby blue, bronze, pine green, gold metallic
#8 Manila tag
Tim's paper distresser
Tim's distress ink- walnut stain, vintage photo, tea dye
Tim's tissue tape
Tim's crowded attic stickers
sticker quote from stash
metal flowers,dragonfly and #4 from stash/Thickers
Ranger stickles in Patina
gem drops by The Robin's Nest
mesh ribbon from stash
distress ink in Salty Ocean
Hampton Art script stamps
Archival ink in Jet Black