LOVE Fairies – Home Decor

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I finally got a chance to play around with the fabulous Creative Embellishments’ February Mixed Media Kit. I absolutely love everything that’s included! There are tons of fun bits like wood veneer mini tags, title pieces, flowers, acrylic words and hearts, metal embellishments, along with a full sized mist and embossing powder too! Be sure to check out the pic at the bottom of this post that shows everything that comes in the kit! 😀

Since I wanted to create a piece to go in my daughter’s bedroom, I decided to go with a fairy theme. She adores everything magical and mystical, especially fairies. 😀 To start out, I peeled of the protective layer that’s over the acrylic to keep it from getting scratched in transit, then used modeling paste and the stencil that comes with the kit and applied a thin layer to the back of the LOVE word piece. Once that dried, I used 2 different colors of Maya Gold metallic paint to coat the back of the Love piece and the base. I used a pink shade for the word and a purple for the base. Once that dried, I applied a Hematite shade to the edges of both pieces.  To alter my fairies (sold separately), I used PITT markers and coated the wings with a metallic blue Maya Gold paint. Then finished it off with flowers from my stash and the metal butterfly piece from the kit. Here’s how it turned out:

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There are sooo many awesome goodies in the kit, I decided to make a tag to go with it. To create the tag, I used one of the precut chipboard tags as my base, blotted it with a light gesso, then stamped over it with the CE script stamp. I then added one of the chippy heart arrows, and 3 of the flowers from the kit, pearls from my stash and a flair button (sold separately) and added a large flower from my stash to anchor it. A bit of ribbon and it was done. How easy is that? 😀 Here’s how it turned out. Left is without a flash, the right is with a flash.

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This final pic just shows how I dabbed the dark metallic gray on the edges of the piece to give it a bit more dimension. 😀

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I hope you enjoyed my project as much as I enjoyed making it! I also hope you check out the fabulous February Kit. After making both these pieces, I still have enough product left over for a layout and another tag or two!

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Sweet Baby Boy – Layout for Kaisercraft’s January Sketch #2

Every Saturday, Kaisercraft posts a sketch for their monthly challenge, so depending on the month, there are 4 or 5 sketches and they are each due on the last day of the month. You can choose to complete 1 or all of them (one entry per sketch) and all you need to do to enter is make sure your project contains at least 70% Kaisercraft products and you upload your image to a gallery, photobucket, blog post etc. with the sketch title/name in the your title, then post the link to your project in the comments on the appropriate sketch post on their blog. The first place winner is awarded one of Kaisercrafts new collections, with an approximate $50 retail value and the second place winner receives a Kaisercraft scrap pack which includes new products and has an approximate $30 retail value!!!

This month, I decided to go with the gorgeous sketch #2 using a photo of Madison holding Christian when he was 5 months old. I made him the subject of the layout since he’s looking at the camera, but she’s looking at her baby brother. 😀 This is my take on the fabulous Kaisercraft sketch:

Materials:

Kaisercraft Sweet Nothings pp
Kaisercraft Sweet Nothings rubons
Kaisercraft Sweet Nothings diecuts
Distress Ink
Shimmerz paints
Harmonie acrylic scalloped circle
Liquid Pearls
Prima bling
Webster’s Pages Storyteller Alphas

Adhesives:

Helmar Acrylic Sealer
Helmar Quick Fix Adhesive Runner
Helmar Premium Craft Glue
Helmar Zap Dots (foam dots)

Kaisercraft’s January Sketch #2:

TFL!

Like Father, Like Son Layout – DT work for Let’s Capture These Sketches

I loved working with this sketch by Ness for my dt work on Let’s Capture These Sketches. I’ve been dying to scrap these awesome photos of Larry with Christian when he was just 4 months old. Our little ham is soooo good at imitating all of Larry’s weirdness, so it was fun to capture these images of him mirroring his daddy. I went with some fab papers, rubons and acrylic by Fancy Pants. I just added a touch of Tim Holtz alcohol ink to the acrylic star and mounted it to some coordinating ledger cardstock, then topped it with a fab Heidi Grace translucent button. The journaling spot is by Jillibean Soup. Here’s what I came up with:

Here’s Ness’ fabulous sketch:

TFL, and I hope to see your entry in the challenge!

Inspirational Journal Challenge for Tracy/Helmar

Soooo, back at the beginning of May, Tracy Weinzapfel of Helmar USA threw down a challenge to join her in creating a personal Inspirational Journal. You can see the recorded Ustream video clip on her blog here along with further details: Tracy’s awesome blog. The challenge was from the beginning of May through the end of June, to complete this album. Well here it is with less than a week of June remaining and I finally finished my COVER. Yes, my cover. lol So, here we go…

I knew that I wanted to use this one perfect image off of the Webster’s Pages diecut paper from the Spring Market collection. I knew I was going to use this specific quote with this image from the first moment I saw the paper months ago, so when Tracy announced the Inspirational Journal project, well I already had an idea in mind…but how to make it look like I imagined? Not a clue. Here’s what I ended up with instead. This is a 2 part cover here’s the outside/cover of the entire album (the quote reads, “Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass…it’s about learning to dance in the rain”:

When you lift the acrylic cover, this is the inside page/second part of the cover which actually illustrates the first part of the quote (the fussy cut image from the WP diecut is coated in iridescent medium, but you can’t see it in the pic):

So as you can see, it’s a bit backwards, but so am I…so I think that’s about right for me. 😉 If you’re thinking hmmm…that acrylic looks kinda hazy…you’re right! It’s not your eyes and it’s not me trying to get a photo on a castover day, it’s diluted acrylic paint that I coated on the backside of the cover to make it look like a hazy, rainy day. TFL!

Materials:

Webster’s Pages Spring Market diecut
Winsor & Newton Iridescent Medium
Folk Art Acrylic paint
Strathmore watercolor paper
Kaisercraft large square acrylic album
Stazon ink
Stamp by Victorine Originals

Adhesives:

Helmar 450 Quick Dry (make sure to test before use on acrylic)
Helmar Zapdots
Helmar Acid Free Glue