Thursday, June 26, 2014

Down The Garden Path featuring "Under The Boardwalk Flat Fabios"...Lindys Stamp Gang

I am going to take you down a garden path. I  absolutely love Lindys Stamp Gang "Under The Boardwalk Flat Fabios"...The set contains all of my favorite colors. I especially love the lavender and green. So I decided to create something that reminded me of my moms garden full of pathways, hydrangeas and lilacs.I found that one of the new collections from BoBunny, Enchanted Garden is a perfect color match for "Under The Boardwalk".  I have been so lucky to have been able to mix and match my DT paper collections to Lindy's sprays. Or maybe, Lindys just goes with everything!!

I used a mask to create the stone look behind the photo. I sprayed it with Orange Creamsicle then used  a small paint brush and painted the "grout" with Merry Go Round Green to help define the design.

The butterflies were painted using Tilt- a- Wheel Teal, then covered with Rock Candy Stickles to enhance the color.

Lastly, all of the flowers were sprayed with the teal and Pop Rock Purple to further enrich the colors. Most of the flowers were homemade using various dies.

Just another closeup of the flowers and butterflies down my garden path.

I hope you enjoyed the walk down my garden path. Under The Boardwalk helped take me there.
Be sure to enter the June Color Challenge while there is still time.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Heartfelt Creations Alumni Design Team June Blog Hop

 If you followed me from Amarilys Doria's Blog, you are on the right track.
 One of my favorite design teams to be on was for Heartfelt Creations. So after my term was up after serving 2 terms, I was blessed to be asked to join the Alumni Team. It gives me a wonderful reason to create with their beautiful stamps and dies! One of my favorite sets is the Tattered Blossom Set. It is part of the Old English Garden Collection. The possibilities are endless when creating with this set. I have created a card this time. But soon I will reveal a 12x12 layout using the same Flowers. For the paper, I used BoBunny's newest collection Somewhere In Time.

Here you can see I stamped the Tattered Blossom Swirls PreCut Set on the top and bottom of the card. I painted the stamp design using Lindy's Starburst spray.

 Here is a closeup of the flower cluster I created. The middle of the flowers were created from a fiskars punch and a spellbinders die. You can use the Arianna Blooms die to achieve similar results for the middles of the flowers. That die is sure on my list!!! The flowers were die cut using The Tattered Blossoms die  that matches the Tattered Blossoms PreCut Set.

Heartfelt Creations Products used:
Tattered Blossoms PreCut Set

Tattered Blossom Swirls PreCut Set

Tattered Blossoms Die


Thank you for joining us on our hop today. And don't forget to visit all of the blogs for a chance to win. Just leave a comment and become a follower. The  winner receives a $25 gift certificate to shop at Heartfelt Creations!! The winner will be announced at  noon on Sat. June 28th.ent on Sat, June 28. If you win, please send an email to Emma Lou and write "Winner of June Alumni Hop" in the subject line.


Now head on over to Vicki Dutcher's Blog to continue on the hop!!

Friday, June 20, 2014

BoBunny Somewhere In Time...

 I have been dabbling in  lot of mixed media lately. My BoBunny  assignment gave me the perfect opportunity to do more. I used  lot of soft inking to give the papers a worn antique look. I inked just about everything on the page. I also used a mask and some molding paste randomly on the background, then misted it using the brand new Lindys Flat Fabio tilt a wheel teal to match the papers. I also randomly splashed some of it onto the background.

I created my own flowers from the patterned paper to coordinate perfectly. The rolled roses are so easy. Just cut spirals into a circle and ink the edges, then roll them up. The others flowers were all die cut from various dies. I gave the rolled roses a spritz of Lindys Tilt  wheel teal to enhance the color of the Double Dots paper.

I also used a bit of fabric burlap under the photo mat. Did some punching on the paper edges and some machine sewing around the photomat. I also did a bit of fussy cutting the clock and flowers from the patterned  paper and tucked  them into the flower cluster and under the photo mat.

Sometimes I find  pretty butterfly images in my patterned paper and I want more than 1 or 2 butterflies to match my papers perfectly. Sometimes I want them in different sizes. So I scan the image of the butterfly on my scanner in large format. 300dpi or larger. Then I upload to my computer, bring it into Photoshop and create the butterflies in different sizes. Just be sure to use this for personal use only, remembering this is copyrighted art work. But if you want 10 butterflies, you wont have to buy 10 papers just to fussy cut them. The butterfly in this layout was one I created in a file. 

 Thanks for stopping by today!!

BoBunny Supplies:
Patterned paper: Somewhere in Time/ Timeless, Chrononaut, Memento
Double Dot: Caribbean
Combo Stickers: Somewhere in Time

Thursday, June 5, 2014

My Submission for Lindy's Stamp Gang Call...

 Today I would like to share with you the project that I created for the design team call for Lindy's Stamp Gang. It is a 12x12 layout based on a beautiful photo I found on the internet. Just a simple sunflower evoked all of the creativity I used for this layout.  I started with a paper from 7 Dots Studios using the 9th Wave Collection. For all of my colors, I used Lindy's Autumn Leaves Starburst Spray Set. It contains  the following colors. They are all rich and velvety in color!

Autumn Maple Crimson- a beautiful, rich crimson (burgundy) color with a soft red shimmer. 
Cattail Copper Brown- a rich, coppery brown with a copper shimmer.
Ponderosa Pine Olive- a deep rich green colors with a subtle olive hue.
Red Hot Poker Orange- a beautiful and vibrant red orange color
Tibetan Poppy Teal-  a rich and vibrant teal color, with a deep turquoise/teal shimmer.

The flowers were purchased at Hobby Lobby.  I stripped them from their plastic stems, along with the leaves. For the leaves, I used  technique that I learned from my very talented friend Lynne Woolgar that she did for Lindy's last year. Click her name for details. I used the Olive and the Teal for the leaves. I used a splash of the Copper Brown on them as well.

The frame is a combination of 2 different Sizzix Frame dies. I just layered them. I primed them with white gesso, then sprayed them with the Copper Brown and Red Hot Poker Orange, then I stippled on some embossing ink onto the frame, and splashed on some Lindy's King Midas Gold embossing powder, then heat set it. I sprayed some ripped corrugated cardboard using  couple of layers of Cattail Copper Brown. I used a copper pearl pen  to outline the inner frame. The Blue Fern Studios Chipboard Mini Ring Things was primed with gesso, then sprayed with Olive and Teal.

My flowers were sprayed with the warmer colors of the set. The gold undertones they leave are simply stunning.

I cut apart  Blue Fern Studios Framed Winter Words set and treated it the same as I did with the Ring Things. Using my finger dipped in the Copper Brown, I rubbed it into the edges of the layout. Then flicked on some additional color.

Just another angle of the frame. Both Sizzix dies have been discontinued and I m on the hunt for them both. Vintage Sizzix!! I had die cut these at a retreat last year.I may have to book another retreat just to cut some more!!

 Thank you for stopping by and letting me share my Lindy's Stamp Gang Creation. I am honored that they chose me for their Seasonal Design Team. Their products are simply amazing!! Now onto some summer colors!!!

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Delicate vs Grunge.. Which do you prefer!! Blue Fern Studios

I love both delicate and grunge depending on my mood!!!! Sometimes I love to get all delicate and dreamy and other times I want to get all messy and dirty. But my messy and dirty kind of comes out elegant sometimes!! Today, I have 2 layouts to share with you using both styles. The first one is  a little bit of Grunge. Kind of Steampunk. The Blue Fern Studios Techno Rings chipboard set brought out the grunge in me. But the Techno rings don't have to be grungy!! Go check the Blue Fern Studios blog and see what Kelly Foster and Patter Cross did with them.
I started this layout with a piece of black textured card stock. I mounted it on cardboard using Mod Podge. I gave it a good misting with Lindy's Stamp Gang Starburst spray in Bayou Boogie Gold. For the patterned papers I used Cartographer designed by my dear friend Frank Garcia.

I wanted an old worn look to the Techno Rings, so I used Lindys  in Bayou Boogie Gold, a gold based 2 toned spray to achieve that effect. Very simple but very striking. The photo is an Alex Hardie print. I collect beautiful greeting cards. I just reversed the print and edited it in Photoshop for dramatic details.

I fell in love with the little keys in the Spare Parts set, that reminded me of the ones used to wind up old toys. In my fantasy layout, they are winding up the hot air balloons for flight. I spryed them with the same spray as in the Techno Rings and added splashes of the spray on the entire layout when it was done. It shimmers in real life.

The flowers are Recollections found at Michaels.  The leaves are a die cut.

The second layout is my interpretation of the June Sketch Challenge. 
Michelle Singe designs some of the prettiest sketches!!!
  I didn't want to place to many embellishments on the page as the Rose Border is so elegant and I didn't want to distract from its beauty. And to add to it's beauty, I used  the brand new Lindy's Stamp Gang, Flat Fabios, "Under The Boardwalk" designed by my beautiful talented friend Limor Webber. The colors match Blue Fern Studios Ombre Dreams papers that I used for this layout to perfection.

  I primed the chipboard Rose Border with white gesso. Then painted on the Lindy's Flat Fabios with  a paint brush. I did about 3 coats to get a pooling effect on the flowers and leaves.

Here is a close up of the Rose Border. I absolutely love the delicate cuts in this piece. 

Here is  closeup of the photo. It is of my husband and I on our wedding day and the First Toast to our new life as man and wife. Here we are 29 years later!! And loving each other even more!!

I used one of the new Prima masks for the background of my layout. I used molding paste and before I lifted the mask, sprayed it with Lindys Flat Fabios.

Thank you for coming and taking a peek at my blog today. I hope that you were inspired to create a project of your own using Blue Fern Studios chip board and papers.Until next time, grab that Blue Fern Studios chipboard. Bluemoon Scrapbooking, Janene carries them at The Scrapbook Diaries, and  A Cherry on Top all carry Blue Fern Studios!

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Lindy's Stamp Gang June Color Challenge

 It's the 1st day of June..Good Sunday Morning to you!!! (Monday if you are in Australia!!) Today, I have the pleasure to introduce to you a gorgeous brand spankin new color set from Lindy's Stamp Gang. and it is no surprise that it was created by my very talented dear friend Limor Webber!!!! The colors remind me of when I was a little girl at the fair, and trying to pick my favorite flavor of ices or Gelato...oh the colors made me want them all!!! I always went for the Orange Creamsicle. So Yummy!! Yummy as the colors in the new set. "Under The Boardwalk" Flat Fabio Spray Set will surely become one of your favorites!

This is the layout I created using the Under The Boardwalk. I started with a blank piece of textured white card stock that I mounted to a piece of cardboard using Mod Podge. To create the design on  the background, I used Blue Fern Studios Turkish Panel, laid it on the card stock and sprayed it using "tilt-a-wheel teal" in random places. I removed the panel, saved some of the pop out pieces, then sprayed the paper a little more. I also used a bit of "merry-go-round green" in random spots.

  There is wonderful fine art photographer named Carolyn Chochrane  and she has a wonderful Etsy Shop where I purchased a few fine art prints. I resized this one for my layout. The photo is named My Home is The Sea. The colors were perfect for this layout. I placed a piece of cardboard under the photo that I primed with gesso and sprayed with tilt a wheel teal and merry go round green.

The Blue Fern Studios Grande Cages and heat embossed them with Orange Dreamsicle embossing powder. I coated and heat embossed them twice for extra texture. I saved the pop outs from the chipboard panel I used and painted them with white crackle paint. After they dried, I sprayed them with "tilt-a-wheel teal" and "merry-go-round green" and set them aside to dry. Once my layout was all put together, I placed them on the background in random spots.

 I created all of the flowers and leaves using some of my various dies and white cardstock. I used "raspberry lemonade", "pop-rock-purple" and "orange creamsicle" for the flowers, then merry-go-round green for the leaves.

Just another closeup of the flowers.

Athough you are welcome to use your own creativity in picking colors, Lindy's usually creates a set, just in case you don’t want to “think” too much about which colors to use.    However this month, they are SO EXCITED as Lindy's has an EXTRA special set to share with you!!! UNDER THE BOARDWALK designed by Limor Webber!!

So head on over to the Lindy's Blog to get all of the details for the color challenge and be entered to win a $50.00 gift certificate to the Lindy's Stamp Gang Store. Help spread the word and you could win!! Go forth and create!! This palettte is yummilicious!!