Category: Layouts

Just in time for Valentine’s

mothersday1I’m in a heart mood. And since I don’t have Valentine’s photos to scrap, I dug out this photo from Mother’s Day last year, my Gelatos and decided to create a heart background with my cameo. You can snag that .png file here.

I started out with some woodgrain white paper from Studio Calico and then added the rainbow background using my gelatos. Not familiar? They are an awesome little staple in my craft room by Faber Castell. And they are incredibly versatile – you can use them directly on paper, add water to them for a more transparent look, dissolve them in water to create mists…for this technique, I just colored a spot on my craft mat (Ranger), loaded up a wide paintbrush with water and grabbed the color and put a stroke across the page. Then I grabbed a smaller brush and splattered paint along the stripe.

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For the black outline around the page and the lettering, I used my black NeoColor crayon. With the Life Scripted class going on over at SC – I want to make more cards with my handwriting – that bold black and white look is just so fun!

Enjoy your weekend – stay warm out there.

Try something new

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I love sketches, right? They offer great inspiration when you need that extra little push. A few weeks ago, I was totally inspired by a sketch over at the Studio Calico blog and I created this page based on that sketch.

It was a big leap for me:

  1. I used the sketch that week AND uploaded my layout to the challenge gallery (and won! by the way :))
  2. I incorporated digital elements onto my page. This is somewhat new for me – I’ve been using some digital elements in my project life pages – but using them on a traditional layout was new.
  3. SEWING!!! My dear friend Amy A taught me how to sew on pages the weekend before I made this page – and it was my first attempt at sewing on a page. I LOVE IT and am totally addicted. I’ve always drooled over pages with stitched elements but was afraid to try it. I’m not a seamstress! I don’t really know how to sew – and that held me back. But – NO LONGER! I now need to find space in my craft room to set up my machine permanently!

Here’s the rest of the page:

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