Friday 31 March 2017

Live Simply

Today I tackled Lindy's stamp gang March Color Challenge, here is the mood board

I loved all these colors so I bought color sprays and embossing powder. March 2017 Limited Edition Color Challenge Then i put them away and almost missed the deadline for challenge.

I started with a intricate stencil, instead of the spraying on the color i splatter with nozzle then sprayed real close with water.  I didn't want harsh edges from the edge of stencil or overspray on base page.  I used
Cosmopolitan Pink and
Merci Beaucoup Mint

 Here's how it turned out.  I also sprayed the stencil with Danny Zuko's Demin just the stencil not the layout.  Once i sprayed the stencil i laid it on the layout to get the reserve pattern.  Did that make sense?  Added a couple color spots, sew around circles and outside edge.

Next paint chipboard pieces with black acrylic paint, I used chipboard pieces
available at Boozybear Etsy store
Next i embossed them with  Golden Angel Wings, Terra Cotta Plum, Geranium Coral Blush.  Painting the chipboard black first changes the tone of embossing powder versa if the chipboard was white.

Here's a close up of embossed chipboard pieces, the embossing powder looks super cool on black paint.  Its really hard to get a good picture that shows the wonderful sparkle and color.

Add photo cluster, tags and paper panels, ink the edges with distress ink.  I added twine to tag and tried to artfully arrange around cluster.

Next add some mechanicals draw around outside with black charcoal then smear and blend.  Add photo and rub ons.

Finished layout with a tangle of thread around photo cluster, and add title.  Around the title is Clock chipboard embossed with Merci Beaucoup Mint Embossing Powder. Finished by splattering entire layout with white acrylic paint.

This is another family photo not sure who but man what a great photo.

I love sewing random circles!

I like the subtle background colors

I also love outlining elements with charcoal.

I put this rub on crooked, it really bothers me.

The white acrylic splatter really pulls everything together, just the finishing touch needed.

Chipboard used available at
BoozyBear etsy store






Tuesday 28 March 2017

Be Bold

Here is the mood board over at Mixed Media Place

Amazing right!!!

I started with a plain vanilla piece of cardstock, laid a floral stencil over top.  Sprinkle Lindy's magical autumn maple crimson then spray with water. Doesn't that look amazing, the mixture of color pinks, yellows, blue and purples.  Dry

Next I drew on brick all sketchy like.

Next i sprinkle on Stampendous shabby white embossing enamel and heat set from the bottom, this is where the gold sparkle comes from.  I also added more texture with alchemy deep water and sponged through a stencil.  I folded the floral paper to look like corrugated cardboard, this one is a kit so I folded a lot of paper it takes patience and time.  Ink edges and layer on paper panel along with photo.

Next add some blue with Lindy's Danny Zuko's Demin splatter on with nozzle and spritz with water to move color around.  Splatter entire layout (cover photos) with alchemy wild fushia and emerald.

Add cardstock texture bits and film frame around photos.  I painted dream catcher available at my etsy store BoozyBear with alchemy emerald, wild fushia, deep waters, and black berry.  This is a new piece I just designed this weekend and love how it turned out and the metallic paint makes it look amazing.  Yes I am bragging.

Finally I painted the backs of pebbles with alchemy emerald and wild fushia let it completely dry.  Glued them onto layout as anchors for journaling, outline pebbles and journaling with black charcoal.  Wrap wire in circles glue around outside of pebbles. Add rub ons randomly around layout then splatter entire layout with white acrylic paint.

The close ups, I really love how this layout turned out- definitely bright and bold!!

Love how the pebbles look with painted back.  As always a favorite spot close up.

A close up of the detail on the dream catcher.

Here you can all those wonderful colors created by Lindy's magical- autumn maple crimson

I didn't rub off the entire rub ons instead purposely made it look old and worn.

Right now I am listening to Lilac Girls about 3 women during WWII- it is heart wrenching and haunting but so well written it is an a fabulous book. I recommend it is a definite must read.  That is what I do when i create either listen to a book or listen Netflix.


Saturday 25 March 2017

A True Love Story

New challenge at Mixed Media & Art, here is the mood board

Beautiful Right? All those wonderful blues love me some blue.

My Creation, this is my great aunt Em and uncle Walter a truely great love story spanning years.  Lots and lots of layers as usual, and I pulled out my silhouette again cut a bunch of textures and some new shapes. Really happy with the final.  Whoo Hoo I have been in a creative slump this feels like have crawled out of a hole.  Maybe the couple drinks I had tonight helped with the creative juices.

No tutorial tonight just the close up. Maybe one two many drinks ready to sleep.

I outlined around mechanicals with black charcoal- just a little touch but adds punch.

I used chandelier and flourish 2 chipboard from my etsy store Boozybear.  I embossed the chipboard with gold embossing powder.

I used lindy's to color the layout, added harlequin texture painted with black and white and some random stamping to create the background

That's all today folks.  I am now off to bed.

Sunday 19 March 2017

Butterfly Kisses

I am working on layouts for a family album to for a family reunion this summer here is number 2.  I am killing 4 birds with one stone, family album, use some chipboard to promote my etsy store, page kit to sell at a scrapbook store and finally More than Words challenge!  Whew that's a lot of pressure.

Here is the mood board.  Beautiful and butterfly to be included.

Started with pattern paper added a light coat of white gesso, cut paper panels, tore some edges of paper panel then punch with some random holes.  Layer paper panels onto page, add distressing around outside edges with gelatos- used orcal, rust, and brown.  Add texture with modeling paste and stencil.

I added a light coat of clear gesso on entire page over top paper layers and texture. The color soaks to quickly into paper the gesso gives more time to move color around.  Add some color- Lindy's Maidenhead Fern Green, and Kissin Kenickie Coral. Using a paintbrush splatter on color then spritz with water move around with a heat gun.

Paint stencil texture with brown paint, add some stamping.

Punch 1" circles and ink edges, glue onto page.  I added nests of white thread underneath circles along bottom of page beside butterfly.

Sew on circles then around and around some.  I love sewing around and around and around in funky ass circles.

Paint chipboard pieces with alchemy paints- rose opal, rusty red, and blue gold opal in an ombre effect.  I used chipboard pieces from my etsy store BoozyBear
Zippy Butterflies
Wallpaper texture
Scroll Flourish

Splatter with white acrylic paint, I water it down so it splatters easier.

I find when I work on a layout I hate it, I rarely work on a project I like but once I see the pictures I like again. This is very frustrating!!!  Most of the time I like sections but not as a whole- anyone else creative go through this process?

Not sure who this couple is I will need to check with my mom but it is a great aunt and uncle.  I love old pics so much style.