I actually used paint on my layout! If you're like me and love the look of clothespins, but not the bulkiness, just take them apart and use the decorative side. I just twisted a little twine around it and tied a simple bow to hide the groove where the clip was originally.
Saturday, April 27, 2013
I just received, assembled, and loaded up my Raskog cart from IKEA. I'm using it to store the majority of my art supplies and was instantly inspired to create a layout about my cart! I used Stephanie's Designer Choice Challenge for my starting point. For this challenge, we had to take a photo of something we've been loving lately (my cart), use one color predominately (aqua), and use "hello" in the title. Here is my take on the challenge.
Sunday, April 14, 2013
Yesterday I went to an all-day crop and had a wonderful time. I was able to catch up with some friends I haven't seen in ages and had lots of laughs and too much food! You would think I would get a ton accomplished, but I did more socializing than anything. I did start on a 2-page Easter layout, but wasn't feeling super inspired. Today as I was unpacking, I decided to finish the layout. I added some stitching, ink splatters, and a few more goodies, and now I'm pleased with the end result. Most of the products used were from Cocoa Daisy's April kits with a few things from my stash. Thanks for stopping by!
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
If you read my last post, you know that I just organized all my UFOs into my albums. Jody at Cocoa Daisy threw out a Sweet 16 Challenge - the challenge was to use 16 elements on a layout. It sounded like the perfect challenge for one of my UFOs. I completed the first page of this layout in 2011! Of course I couldn't find one, little scrap of the paper I had originally used, so I had to get creative and find a patterned paper to compliment my original layout. The new Webster's Pages Modern Romance Collection (Carving our Name) had the perfect color match (I love when that happens!)
I found these adorable Kelly Purkey stamps that came in a Cocoa Daisy kit and thought they would add such a fun element to the page. I stamped the bubble phrases onto blue vellum paper with VersaMark and embossed with various colors of Zing Embossing Powder. I was giddy when I saw how cute they turned out! I then cut the embossed bubbles out and used pop-up dots to give some dimension.
There you have my version of scrappy multi-tasking. I finished a UFO, a challenge, and ended up with a fun 2-page layout!