CHEESE

Hi everyone. Nicole here with a fun mixed media layout for beginners. I LOVE the Colorations Sprays in the shop and I just want to use them all...all the time. The colors are so vibrant! For this layout, I used six different colors.



Using a paint brush, I brushed the Colorations Sprays onto the cardstock that was initially white with writing. The colors used on this layout include: Granny Smith, Ink Spot, Salmon, Glorious, Plush and Juicy.



I decided to use a variety of Colorations Sprays to create a fun, happy layout and this layout just feels happy to me when I look at it. We had such a great time that day.



I used the Lattice Stencil to create splashes below the matted photos with a palette knife and Velvet Cotton.



I embellished the layout using stickers and chipboard from my stash. It feels good to use up those un-touched embellishments that have been sitting for some time.



Thanks so much for visiting today! What's your favorite color or colors from our Colorations Sprays?


Products Used:
Colorations Sprays: Granny, Ink Spot, Salmon, Glorious, Plush, Juicy
Stencil: Lattice
Velvet: Cotton

FABULOUS

Happy Sunday everybody. I've spent the day scrapbooking and it's been fun! Nice and relaxing, just the way a Sunday should be. Hubby at a friend's watching football and Edward's in his room watching YouTube videos. :)

I felt like getting my hands dirty with a colorful mixed media spread using Pinkfresh Studio's watercolors and lots of pretty embellishments from their Just a little lovely collection.


Neci is one of the most funniest, craziest people I've ever met and I am glad to call her my friend. She is a beautiful woman inside and out. This summer, she invited me to her party and it was such a fun time. I snapped this photo of the two of us while it was still early... no one had enough to drink yet. :)


I went a bit overboard with the embellishments on this layout, but I don't mind junking up a layout every now and then. The more the better.


Love the cut-apart cards in this collection. The colors are gorgeous.


I layered the transparency flowers with puffy stickers to add dimension.


I used several puffy stickers, 3-D stickers and buttons/enamel dots to frame the photo.



This shot really shows all the different texture/dimension on this layout. What do you think?


Thank you for visiting today! Come see how this layout came together!


HELLO

Hello everyone! I've been itching to play with my new goodies from Pinkfresh Studio!! My box arrived this week and I am ready to play. I created another layout of baby Henry. I can't get enough of my nephew and Edward LOVES his brother cousin. We actually didn't realize that "brother cousin" was a real thing until one night while my family and I were having dinner, we looked it up. :) Instagram had lots of brother cousin photos. :)


Pinkfresh Studio's September challenge is to play with watercolors... and that's what I did! And it was fun! Their liquid watercolors are beautiful. I just bought the entire set... I've been eyeing them up for awhile now.


To begin, I coated white cardstock using clear gesso. Once the gesso was dry, I mixed two drops of the Aquamarine Liquid watercolor with a tablespoon of water. Then I smeared the watercolor all over the cardstock. I love how the water created a marble effect in the background.


I ordered some of my favorite metal dies as well... I decided to treat myself this month. I've been working hard and so I figured, why not.


Lots of love and layered embellishments went into this layout. I just love how pretty this turned out. I love Pinkfresh Studio's products. They are my absolute favorite manufacturer without a doubt.


Here is a process video so you can see how this beauty came to life! Thanks so much for visiting today!



TRICK OR TREAT


Good morning everyone! We are halfway through the week. The weekend will be here before we know it. Today I have a fun art journal spread that I created using stencils, molding paste, acrylic paints and glass beads! Halloween is around the corner and I have yet to scrapbook Edward's Halloween photos from last year!


Love the colors and textures on this layout. Such a fun piece! I embellished this spread using vellum die cuts and tags from Pretty Little Studio. The acrylics are from Bramble Fox. Both companies are small businesses owned by women. I enjoy supporting small business whenever I can!

To begin, I coated the stitched chipboard page using the Bad & Tatted acrylic paint. Once the paint was dry, I added splashes of the Last Sin and Sweet Candy Kisses. Then I mixed a dab of the Drama Queen acrylic paint with some molding paint to create the flowers in the background using a stencil.



I covered the vellum leaves using the gel beads. Once the beads were completely dry, I coated the beads using Colorations Sprays by Art Anthology.





I coated the raven using the gel beads to give it some texture. Then I glued the epoxy heart to the center.







I hope you were inspired today! Thanks for visiting today!

BOOK WORM


Happy Friday! Edward made it through his first week of 4th grade. So far, he's happy. Today, I'm sharing a layout I created using Scrapbookingstore.com's September Kit. I really like the papers and stickers from Authentique Paper. The patterns are adorable.



Love this adorable sticker of a boy reading a good book. It's perfect!


Since I ran out of room for journaling...I managed to squeeze something in the corner.


I used a foam square to add dimension to the sticker and punched stars.



Book worm Instructions:

1. Cut six rectangles from pattern of choice to measure 7 3/4"x2", 9"x2", 8 1/2"x3 1/2", 10"x4 1/2", 7 3/4"x3 1/2" and 3 1/2"x11". 
2. Mount the two smallest rectangles as shown 1" from the left-side of the base, starting with the smallest. Mount  the 3 1/2"x11" strip to the center of the layout. Then mount the 7 1/2"x3 1/3" strip as shown. You should have four vertical strips and one horizontal strip.
3. Add embellishments as desired using a few foam squares. Use a star punch to punch two stars and adhere them to the layout using foam squares and glue.
4. Use a ruler and black pen to add journaling at the bottom of the layout.

Thanks for visiting today! Hope you have a fabulous weekend!