Tuesday, September 30, 2014

a little sketch inspiration....

Today I am sharing a layout I did based off a sketch over at C'est Magnifique Kits' Blog. I stumbled across this sketch and thought it was pretty inspiring... 
I am continuing to work on my birthday pictures and with Echo Park's Capture Life Line. 
I really had fun with this layout using all kinds of mixed media goodness.
Here is my take on the sketch: 

the details:

 I started by painting a thin layer of Gesso on my patterned paper.

You can see here the difference, the bright piece of patterned paper is what my background originally was before I cover it in Gesso. 

 A little stenciling with Art Anthology Dimensional Gel Paint and a Prima Stencil.

I thin went in with another Prima Stencil and Super Heavy Gesso and then sprayed it with Ranger's Dylusions Mist and Water. 


Using my Silhouette Cameo, I cut out my frame. Before I took it off the mat, I laid my stencil down and sprayed it with Dylusions Ink Spray. 

Then the layering of paper begin. Once I got things where I wanted and adhered them, I went back with my stencil and Super Heavy Gessso. Then a few embellishments and wa-la! 

Monday, September 29, 2014

The Best Little Brother

Happy Monday. I hope you all have had a fabulous weekend... and were able to have some time to create! 

I have another layout to share with you from my 30th birthday... I am still using Echo Park's Capture Life Line.  This time I am using a little bit mixed media...

I started by using some of Dina Wakley Media Heavy Body Acrylic Paints. This was the first time that I have played with these... and I am in love! I used Turquoise and Lime. I started with the Turquoise and just dabbed it on with my paint brush. I then brought in the Lime.

Using a Prima Stencil, Staz On Ink, and a Blending tool I added a little more pop to my background. 

The outcome: 

I used a Hero Arts Background stamp and stamped a little here and there. I also used the Tim Holtz Frameworks Hexagon Die. I cut it out and then pop dotted the center pieces. 

Using my Cricut I cut out the title. I then traced the letters in Brother with a Copic Atyou Spica pens. I hand journaled "little".

I kept with the theme from my previous layouts and used the arrows and hearts.

I hope that you guys have a fabulous week filled with blessings and inspiration! 

Saturday, September 27, 2014

30... umm.... wow!

My time has flown... and it has been so long since I have been here. To be honest, it has been quite awhile since I have created. I lost the inspiration there for a moment... or two. The beauty of having a passion for something, though, even though lost for a moment, it will slowly creep back... or, in my case, it comes back at you full force and you are almost knocked down! It has felt so good to be back in my studio. To be creating again. Searching the Internet to learn new techniques and just experimenting myself with different mediums. I have gain a part of me back that was lost for so long and I can't tell you how happy that makes me!  

I turned 30 in August! 30! WOW! So over the next week or so I am going to be sharing with you the layouts I have created to document the memories captured from this day.

I am using Echo Park's Capture Life Paper Line. I saw this paper and fell in love! I have so enjoyed working with it. 

This layout started with two sheets of yellow cardstock. The cardstock has some texture to it. I took my Ink Blending Tool and Distress Ink in Seedless Preserves to ink it up a bit. I then just started playing with the layout. The title was cut with my Cricut.

The Details: 

The heart and arrows I stamped on to the pattern papers and cut out to use as embellishments.  

I used twine to attach my hearts to the layout. I love how they look like they are hanging from the swirl stamp. This is one of my favorite stamps... and oldest! I pulled it from the archives. 

I hope that you all have a lovely weekend.... and have time for a little creating!
 I am so happy to be back!