I hope your all enjoying a nice 4-day weekend! I am! Especially the lovely weather which is much better than expected.
Today i want to share with you a layout I created for the Scrapbook AdhesivesTM by 3L blog.
I used my E-Z Runner Permanent to adhere pieces of book paper on the cardstock, Then I put stripes of Washi tape around the book paper and let some Wild Plum glimmer mist run down the page. Then I used the E-Z Runner to put the the paper circles and the picture on top. It is so easy applying the adhesive around the round edges! I also used this for the paper embellishments.
For the heavier embelishments I used Crafty Power Tape, one of my all time favorites. This adhesive is so strong and so easy to use. I even used it to adhere the heart jewel.
For the flowers and the word awesome I used 3D Foam Squares – White, Regular Size. They are great to add some depth to your page. I also used them for the buttons and the metal number that has a gap on the backside that needed to be filled in order to be able to apply it to the page. The foam squares filled the gap and stuck the number to the page at the same time.
Finally I used DODZ™ for the the flies in the middle of the page. I made these by hand with wire and beads a long time ago and just found them again while I was looking for something else. Happy findings! :)
Products used in this layout:
And here is a little something I created yesterday. Check back later to see what I used them for :)
Today I want to show you are 2 tags I made a while ago and are up on the Tattered Angels blog today. The background of both tags was covered with Gesso, only this time I did not spray the chalkboard and mist.
I took of the lid off the bottle, dripped some Firefly chalkboard on my misting mat and put the tags on top with the right side down. After the chalkboard dried I dripped some Wild Plum glimmer mist at the top of the left tag and let it run down, repeating the same procedure from the bottom up. To create the splashes I just let the glimmer mist drip from the straw that is inside the bottle. The dots on the book paper where made with punchanella and Stazon ink.
Thanks for stopping by! Wishing you a lovely and creative week ahead!
I have been using cheap tin foil on cardstock before, embossing it for texture and adding alcohol ink for color. I wanted to use this technique in my art journal too but since I can't put the whole journal in an embossing folder I had to do something else to get the texture.
For this page I punched a bunch of butterflies from cardstock and glued them on my page. Then I covered the whole page with an adhesive sheet from Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L and carefully layered the tin foil on top. I rubbed the tin foil gently with a cloth to make the butterflies under neath pop up.
I added alcohol ink, Stazon ink, stamps and rubons and used punchanella to create texture. I finished the page with a couple of butterflies punched from book paper and the quote.
If you have created something with tin foil, I would love to see. Please leave a comment with link so I can have a look!
Thank you for stopping by today!
Years and years ago I bought some chalks to use on my scrapbookpages. I never really liked them and didn't use them much, just to color edges and maybe for some stenceling. I still have a box with 9 colors and it looks brand new. So when some of my friends started posting on their blogs about PanPastel and how excited they were about them I thought that they would be just like those chalks and not something for me to use.
Boy, was I wrong! They told me enthusiastic stories about PanPastel and said I had to try them, that I would LOVE them and that once I used them I would want to have them all... they were right!
So here is my first try on PanPastel and YESI LOVE them, and YES I want all the colors now :)
I fist covered a piece of cardstock with book paper and covered it with Gesso. Then I stamped text and images with black Stazon and added a thin layer of Gesso on top of that.
I sprayed at the top of the page with Glimmer Mist (Dragonfly and Key Lime Pie) and let the paint run down. After the paint was dry I added a tissue paper cirkel that was sprayed with Harvest Orange. I used Gel Medium to do that so the sprayed color smeared a little around the edges of the circle and stamped the coffee stain on top. The dot's around the circle are made using Punchanella and distress ink. Then I started adding color using PanPastel. I filled in all the white spaces and also layerd color on top of the glimmer mist and the orange circle.
I randlomly stamped with a texture stamp and Versamark and added more PanPastel which created the darker green texture. The pink dots were made using a stencil and PanPastel. The leafs and the little butterflies were also colored with PanPastel. After adding some Gesso to the poppies I colored them with yellow PanPastel.
PanPastel Colors used: 580.5 Turquoise, 680.5 Bright Yellow green, 430.5 Magenta, 250.5 Diarylide Yellow, 100.5 Titanium White.
What a great product to work with. These pastels are so smooth and the colors so rich and deep. And the special tools made it so easy to use them whether I wanted to color a big area or just a tiny little spot. I could mix them, layer them and erase them. This was only my first try but my mind is spinnig with ideas. I want to try them on different surfaces and combine them with different mediums. I want to learn what else I can do with them. I want, I want, I want.... the only thing I need right now is a little bit of time! :)
Have fun and remember to answer to the knocking of your soul! ;)
Last week we had our anual family vacation again. Family as in my family in law. Grandma, her 5 children with their partners and children make 25! This year we went to a farm house near Purmerend in the middle of a beautiful Dutch environment. At times i felt like a tourist in my own country :) We went to Purmerend, Volendam, Zaandam, the Zaanse Schans and Amsterdam. We had a lovely week as always! Here a little impression in pictures:
In the car on our way back home Marlijn started to cry. She was so sad that we had to go. I told her that things like this are so much fun especially because we have to go home after a few days. If this would be everyday life it would not be that special anymore. "Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happend!"
And now it's sunday evening already... tomorrow morning the alarm clock will ring again and everything will be back to normal.
Wishing you all a wonderful, sunny and creative week. Make some beautiful memories!
Today Powder Puff Girls team blog post is up on the WOW! embossing powders blog and here is my project:
The background was a result of Nat and Julie's "Second Floor-challenge". The challenge was to use something from your stash that you had never used before. I had 2 boxes with effect salt lying around for about 2 years and never even opened them. I just splashed some Ecoline in my art journal and sprinkled salt in the wet ink to see what would happen. I wasn't to impressed with the effect at first and put the pages aside, moving on to something new.
But they were still somewhere in the back of my mind and then i found the MM masking tape on the bottom of one of my drawers and I thought that might look good on those un-used salted pages.... and that's how these pages were born.
I used a dress doll shape from Basically Bare and covered the top part and the bottom part with Versamark (I did not color the cardboard shape) and embossed it with WOW! Clear gloss ultra high. I sprinkled tiny little glass beads in the heated embossing powder while it was still hot and fluid. Then I painted the skirt with acrylic paint and stamped on it with Versamark using the WOW! Vintage wallpaper stamp. I embossed it with WOW! Earthtone Honey regular. The stars behind the dress form where made using Punchanella and Versamark and then also embossed with WOW! Earthtone Honey regular.
Thank you for stopping by today! Hope you have a wonderful and creative weekend!