Quick page with a silly photo – my friend Arleigh always gives me a hard time about not scrapping my own stories so this one is for her
All goodies from the January Cocoa Daisy Kit except for film strip.
This month at Tattered Angels, we’re all crafting up some cards with a little help from our friends at Epiphany Crafts. My first card was inspired by a new book I picked up recently –Collage Couture by Julie Nutting. Such a fun book with great tips for illustrations and collage work. I clearly need more practice- I cut my girly out of dictionary paper and misted her with Tattered Rose Glimmer Mist, her top is a scrap with some Mermaid Glam and her skirt is made from hearts punched using the Epiphany Button Studio Heart Tool. For the background I used a Glimmer Screen from the Fancifuls set and Patina Glimmer Mist on top of some Bo Bunny paper. A few butterflies coated in Big Apple Glimmer Glam to cover up a stamping boo-boo and this card is ready to roll.
Up next, a card with flowers using one of my favorite things to mist – Athletic Tape. I discovered this one by accident and just love how the color saturates the tape without it losing it’s stickiness. I sprayed strips of tape with Patina, Turquoise Blue and Dragonfly Glimmer Mists and then accordion folded them into flowers. The tag was left over from last month’s Birthday Girl layout. For the background I used the plastic grid from a latch hook rug kit as a stencil.
Have you noticed all the projects with pinwheels popping up around the web, it’s no wonder, they are a great icon of the carefree days of summer. I couldn’t resist making a card with them. For the background I was inspired by a piece of paper from Sassafrass’s Sunshine Broadcast collection – since I couldn’t really cut the paper to scale and maintain the look, I created a similar look with glimmer glam, mists and a little distress ink. Remember that Glimmer Glam works as a resist when you mist on top of it.
Until next time…
is thing still on…
I know it’s been awhile and the reasons range from pathetic laziness to true heartache and everything in between.
with a summer like mine, it’s easy to question your place in the world, but…
The good news…it’s a beautiful fall day and the tide is definitely changing at least I hope so. Positive outlook…right?
One of the things that kept me close to the edge of sanity was the pool. It seemed as soon as I jumped in the craziness of the day would wash away. I decided to make a quick layout about that experience to remind myself that everything is temporary.
Here’s to getting back on track and regular blog posting…wish me luck!
back to reality
back to work
back to real shoes (I know, the horror, I silently wept as I walk past my flip flops this am)
It’s a good thing this is a short week after two off, I’ve become quite accustomed to afternoon naps and reading trashy novels all day…if that’s not a motivation to put more into the retirement account I don’t know what is…
the good news: I got just about everything on my list accomplished. Nearly every piece of clothing I own has been washed and the biggie—put away (I KNOW!) I learned that I don’t own enough hangers and the sad part even after throwing away 2 large trash bags of clothes I still barely squeaked by.
I think most of all I will miss being able to craft at random points during the day, even though the mojo disappeared after the first week it was still great to play whenever.
I think this is my favorite layout I did over the break
Look at that lovely Crate Paper love, love, love the aqua and red combo, and speaking of Crate, did you see the sneak for their new lines? Gorgeous! It opened the DT rejection wound right up.
Love the look of the glimmer mist splotches with pearls so fun. I’ve read lots of people wondering how to get the splotchy look with mists — here’s my favorite tip: open up the top and flick the tube over your paper—voila, perfect splotches.
I believe that everyone in our life is there for some reason or purpose and I know the ‘Big Girl in the Sky‘ put the lovely Ronda Palazzari in mine for pure inspiration and encouragement. Slowly but surely, after each scrappy time together a little of Ronda rubs off on me and my pages get better. Here are a couple that definitely have that Ronda feel.
I was lucky enough to have Ronda right next to me as I was working on the one above, it was almost done just a little something — more bling and some loopies.
and this one I just finished yesterday, Ronda is the queen of paint and mixed media. Her’s always turns out looking perfect, mine not so much…but luckily for me along comes a tutorial on the SC Blog by Jenn O on turning splotches into digital brushes. Jenn posted her samples on her blog to the share with the world and I am ever so grateful.
the purple block, the darker blue splotches and the grey circles are all digital art. I sprayed a little glimmer mist on top for some contrast and a little something else. I think I’ve mentioned before that Ronda is responsible for my obsession with this wonderful product. Before meeting Ronda I think I had 3 bottles (and one was a sample from CHA) and now, well thank goodness for Tattered Angel’s fairies and Archiver’s coupons because the bottle count is probably close to 20.
Another fun note about this layout even though you can’t really tell from the photo, the purple strips at the top and bottom as well as the tape holding pick and ticket are actually the same PP tape. You can sand the pink paislee tape and a little of the design will show through — so fun
yep I’ll admit it…
even make a fool of myself…
but after much thought I really, really want to selected to be on Crate Paper’s DT.
Unlikely, I know… since they already have amazing talent, but I know I’ll kick myself all summer if I don’t at least try.
So, one of the requirements is a love of all thing Crate Paper hello? have you met me? Ok since most of you haven’t, I prepared this lovely video to permanently and publicly profess my love for this paper, hopefully it will make up for a little bit for my squeaking my submission email in just before the deadline.
A little disclaimer: I know there were a number of fabulous lines between Avenue and Lilian, that’s when I was working at the store and Mary Kay can vouch that I made a sample with just about every one — in fact I may have been slightly (ok more than slightly) territorial whenever a new line hit our store.
Disclaimer #2 Sorry for the poor lighting, wouldn’t you know a big old Colorado thunderstorm rolled in right as I was starting and poof went my usually good light.
It’s been great viewing blogs over the past week and seeing what folks have chosen for their Top 10 lists. I can’t resist joining in on the fun. Picking 10 was a little tricky, I scrapped more than I thought I did.
1. Belly…Loved so many of Cosmo’s line this year, this one features Early Bird, it think it was my favorite. These goodies came from my first Studio Calico kit.
2. Chatterbug. A major accomplishment to learn the key skills needed for decent digi work
4. She…I think this layout started my obsession with tiny alphas, it’s still going strong.
5. Laugh…another photo that I could scrap over and over and probably be happy with every one, love the aqua and orange combo, it was a new one for me.
6. Ode to Eggnog, I know you just saw this one, but I really, really love it.
7. You…I think this layout began fueled my love for mists and text paper.
8. Everlasting Love…timed with the newspaper story about my grandparents
10. This girl…another set of photos that make me smileThanks for walking down memory lane…
and from the ‘wipe my memory please’ the 2009 Denver Broncos…if they would have been bad from the start it would have been ok, but to have another crash and burn season was plain painful.