Monday, January 26, 2015

Love is Layout

Today I have a wonderful layout of love to share with you. For this project, I used three different Unique Laser Designs wood d├ęcor pieces. I know this may seem like a bit much, but just stay tuned and you will see how it works out perfectly.

Below are the first two designs I used:

Heart Stencil

Now let's begin with the paper embellishments. I use stamps to create my own ephemera. This time I'm using a stamp and spray mist to create more of a splattered background image instead of a crisp background.

I started by spraying the stamp but my mister is a bit clogged, this is where using a paint brush helps.

Use a brayer to gain a flat press on the cardstock and to grip the ink from the stamp.

This is the final result of the background. Continue to distress the ephemera with stamped script, paint splatters, etc.

Next, let's begin altering the Love Birds using embossing adhesive and a paint brush to get into the smaller areas of the bird branch. After applying the embossing adhesive, liberally add your choice of embossing powder then set.

Paint the birds using Tim Holtz distress paint, after the paint has dried add embossing adhesive and powder for a vintage look.

It's now time to build layers.

After using a stencil and light molding paste to create the first layer, I then used the Heart Stencil to add a layer of hearts.

I used liquid scrap dots to add height to the love birds as well as hold the letters within the birds in place.

The third design I used on this layout is Border Swirl G. I covered the flourish with gesso then distress paint.

Finally, there's the completed layout.

Hearts were randomly used from the Heart Stencil.

Up close view of the reverse stamped misted hearts.

Pattern Paper - Fancy Pants Designs, Crate Paper, Handmade Ephemera
Inks - Prima Chalk Ink in Teak Wall, Ranger by Wendi Vecchi Archival ink in Watering Can, Heidi Swapp Color Shine in Mustard, Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist in Kraft, Tim Holtz Distress Paint in Antique Linen
Various Stamps
Embossing Powder - Tim Holtz Distress Vintage Photo, Stampin' Emboss Scented Powder (Discontinued)
Other - Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher, Helmar Adhesives

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Sentimental Love Tag

Hello friends! I have a special vintage inspired look tag to share with you today. It's all about celebrating "LOVE" and vintage love.

Let's begin with the Unique Laser Design products I'll be using.

Here you will see I used the Deco Frame Oval Heart and Heart Shapes to embellish my tag.

Of course every great project starts with the building of wonderful layers.

Next, let's enhance the wood embellies by adding two different embossing powders. I went with gold and white for added texture and of course because I love the colors.

Continue to build your layers with embellishments of raffia, flowers, etc.

And now you have the completed embellished tag, ready for gift giving.

Up close view of the wood Deco Frame and Hearts.

Prima Julie Nutting Tag and Tim Holtz packaging (tag)
Crochet Lace Doily
Gesso and Light Molding Paste
Prima Pattern Paper Scraps
Seam Binding
Cookie Dough Scrapbook paint
Butterscotch Gelato

I hope to have inspired you to create your own vintage inspired "LOVE" tag.

Have a wonderful day!

Friday, January 9, 2015

Two Hearts as One

I just "heart" that title. Don't you just feel love in the air? I know it's just January, but I hear the hearts just calling my name. Today I have two projects to share with you to get you in a heartfelt spirit.

I used cork hearts to embellish both projects. However, I'm going to begin with the layout I created first.

Of course every great project starts with a pile of products to begin the process of layering.

Here I ripped the darker pattern paper and adhered it above the lighter piece. This gives the effect of the lighter piece being torn to expose the other. (hope that makes sense).  Then I used a stencil and light molding paste to add texture above it all.
After the base layers have been created then we're off to the good part, adding Unique Laser Designs embellishments.

I used the cork embellishments in it's basic state, but added a bit of silver distress stain to portions so that it tie into the other colors used (also for added texture).

Continue to add ink, flowers and your title.

I had this great idea of using the Circle Stencil and cutting only two of the circles to create the look of wedding rings.
After cutting the individual rings, I covered each of them with Tim Holtz silver distress stain.

After the circles were dry, I adhered them to the page and added a tear drop pearl to one ring.
Next, I created a masculine valentine card. 

We all know men actually love receiving Valentine gifts as well.

For this card I used the same embellIshments as on the layout, but I also used this set of Keys.

To distress the key I used a bit of blue color mist and topped it with a splash of silver distress stain, which gave it a rustic look.
I love this view of the mixed textures, cork, wood, chipboard and grunge paper mixed together.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Stamping with Pink Bow Ties

Good morning all! I just want to share a very quick post showing a tag I created using my Soulful Sunday stamp set by Pink Bow Ties. I had actually planned on keeping this tag for myself, but I met the most beautiful spirited woman that has had a lot going on in her life lately. We chatted one day and during our conversation I knew I had to give her this tag along with a few other heartfelt items. My heart goes out to her each time I see her, she is full of God's word and energy, yet her heart is a tad broken and she still speaks highly of the Lord. A blessing!

I should move on before I cry...she is such a beautiful woman of God in spite of her circumstance.

Moving on (being I said this would be short..LOL!) Below is the tag I created and there shall be more to come.

The background stamping seen here was done with another stamp from the same set. It says, God is good all the time.

Have a beautiful week!

Friday, January 2, 2015

Happy New Year of Creating

Happy New Year! I hope everyone enjoyed a great end to 2014 and are ready for an even better 2015. Blessings to you all!

I have my first project of the new year completed and ready to roll. I love journals, And what I love more is creating my own personal journals. This particular journal is my 2015 Sunday Soulfilled art journal. Each Sunday I will share my creative art page from the previous Sunday. I'm so excited about expressing myself though mixed media.

This journal is actually a Smash Book that I covered with fabric (Fat Quarter from Hobby Lobby). 

I'm so eager to get started on inking up these pages with the word of God!

 I love layers and being the front cover is the only space I'll have to add those chunky layers, I took full advantage of that. I will really need to keep the inside layers fairly flat...but we'll see how that goes later. Lol!

Thanks for taking a peek at my first project for 2015. I wish you all an abundance of blessings throughout this year and beyond.