LET IT GLOW | Scrapbook Circle November 2015

Monday, November 30, 2015

I wanted to share another project I did using the Scrapbook Circle November 'Good Cheer' kit.  I used almost exclusively Pinkfresh Studio papers and embellishments, which are unique and inspirational!

Taking cues from the Pinkfresh collection, I kept the color palette to red, white and mint/teal.  It is a fresh and fun take on the traditional Christmas colors, especially with black and white or monochromatic photos.

I always feel like specific die cuts, like the deer or mouse I used, should be relative somehow to the story of a layout or project.  However, these are so fun and whimsical, they are easy to use in any situation!  

I layered the deer die cut directly over the deer in the patterned paper I used for a background, but used 3-dimensional adhesive.

Thanks for stopping by today!  Hope everyone has an amazing beginning of December!!

THANK YOUR LUCKY STARS - Scrapbook Circle November

Friday, November 20, 2015

It's FriYay!!
This is the page I did for the Scrapbook Circle "One Item Wonder" using the acrylic stars included in the November 'Good Cheer' kit.  Unlike the other projects I created with the November kit, this one was not a holiday page.  

This is however one of the shots taken from a little photo shoot for a Christmas card photo.  Hard to tell, since the weather has been so warm, we were still in shorts!

I decided to make the most of the large Pink Paislee alphas and use the majority of the page for my title.  I scattered the stars across the letters and added a couple other Pinkfresh Studio die cuts.

I ran the page under the sewing machine several times and added some journaling on the back of the layout.  Thanks for stopping by the Blog and have an amazing weekend!

Counting Today - The Crafter's Workshop Art Journal

Friday, November 13, 2015

Hi there crafty friends!  For my post today, I am sharing an art journal spread to remind myself about the importance of today & being thankful for it!  I really enjoyed this project because I just went for it without too much of a plan.
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I used the 5 stencils below, but one of them I used both the 6×6 and 12×12 of the same stencil.
FELEstnclLGB  SBC_cf-tcw579s 0000607215PrintComplicatedHearts
I started with lots of mists on top of the pages I prepped with gesso.
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I used the music notes stencil around the edges with a yellow ink and white modeling paste with the Sequin Waste Bit stencil.
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I added another layer of paint over the modeling paste to help it blend in and added some of the larger starburst pattern with a silver mist.  After finding my quote and printing it out, I was inspired to use the large numbers stencil using a finger dauber and chalk ink.
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After adhering my quote, I stencil the three hearts with black archival ink.  I used several different black and white paint pens to add some definition and doodles around the spread.
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Thanks for stopping by the blog today!  I hope this inspires you to make a fun project too!  Carpe Diem!
You can follow the links below to the stencils I used.

december 2014 - Scrapbook Circle November Mood Board

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Hi there!  Today I am sharing my take for the November Mood Board using the ‘Good Cheer’ main kit and the ‘Count On It’ Embellishment Add-on.
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The Scrapbook Circle monthly Mood Board is always one of the best motivators, if not for project inspiration, then certainly for discovering beautiful items to covet! :)  November is no exception as you can see below.  It is also so varied, it makes it easy to interpret and combine paper and embellishments!  I love that this Mood Board includes a watercolor inspiring me to use technique as well!
November Mood Board
I love that this Mood Board includes a watercolor, inspiring me to use technique as well!  Using the painting as the starting point for my background, I added Distress Ink with the popular and highly complex technique of smushing.  😉 The twig tree was my motivation behind the stacking of my photo and strips of paper, embellishment and die cuts.
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I was also inspired by the knit toboggan for the colors and patterns of paper I chose.  I added the glittered tag, gold stars & gold thread to tie in that gorgeous gold dress.
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The large NOEL signage influenced me to use the over-sized red numbers from Pink Paislee, part of the Add-on, as my tree trunk.  I finished off the layout with stitching and a few other bits to emphasize all the horizontal lines.
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I hope my page motivates you to use this month’s Scrapbook Circle Mood Board as inspiration in your projects!
Thanks for stopping by and have an amazing day!

Trick or Treat - The Crafter's Workshop Stencils { & Video Tutorial }

Monday, November 2, 2015

Happy Dia de los Muertos and hello my crafty friends!
This is the project I shared on The Crafter's Workshop on Halloween!
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These are the three stencils I used below.
Ronda Palazzari Spiderweb SF         Ronda Palazzari Spiderweb          Well Rounded
The spider webs are so much fun and I decided to try something different!  Click below to see the process or HERE to go to my YouTube channel.

Using the large spiderweb stencil, I added embossing powder in metallic silver onto black cardstock, to really make my background pop.  I also used some white modeling paste with the smaller spiderweb.
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I used a title cut from the Silhouette and misted it in orange.  I also added a couple layers of tracing paper under my photo to keep it light and somewhat transparent.
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Several weeks ago I used a piece of this doodling template to use up some leftover modeling paste on a scrap of cardstock.  I used a strip of that at the bottom as a border.
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I added some paint splatters, stitching and my journaling!
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Thanks for stopping by the blog today and checking out one way to use this awesome web stencil.  Have an amazing day!
You can follow the links below to the stencils I used.

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