Thursday, June 28, 2012

Creative Chaos

So I'm sure I haven't shown a photo of my crafty space in a while - but obviously there's a reason for that!!  Check it out.  I've been working on so many different things lately that all the miscellaneous "stuff" is piling up.  And I feel like I've been neglecting the blog but I've also been spending alot of time studying for my insurance course which will be done on July 5th.  Then I'll have more time to be crafty! until the next one starts :-)
See anything exciting in there??

Well I thought I would share one project that I've been working - at least the outside of it.  And then hopefully it will be completed this weekend and I will post a video, woohoo.

Here's a close up of some of the pictures that I hand died with Tim Holtz Distress Inks.  I just love them.

Stay tuned!

Happy Papercrafting!

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Color me Scrappy Challenge Day!

 Well it's time for another color challenge over at Color Me Scrappy!  I love this one with lots of pinks and blues and red - what a great challenge. Sorry for the delay - my mind was on Relay for Life yesterday - Madison and I walked all night long and helped raise money to help cure cancer!

For this one I chose a lovely photo of Madison from Valentines day quite a few years ago.  And I couldn't resist when I found these wing die cuts on a sheet of valentines die cuts.  All the elements were from the die cut sheet and worked perfectly with the color challenge.

Here is a little close up to show you the dimension I used behind the wings.  Head on over the Color Me Scrappy and see what the rest of the design team has come up with.  There is another great prize up for grabs.

Happy Papercrafting!

Friday, June 1, 2012

Color Me Scrappy - Challenge Day

Well today starts a new challenge over at Color Me Scrappy and if you are a neutral scrapper then this one is for you.

I'm not to keen on all neutral scrapping, I always seem to have some color in my layouts so this was a true challenge for me.  I decided to pull out a new stamp that I purchased in Buffalo at CKC last month.  It is a really cool medallion flower that you stamp on different papers and fussy cut into different layers.  Each time you use it you get a different effect by using different colors or choosing different layers to cut.

I chose four different patterned papers in the neutral colors and stamped the flower a couple of times.  I then chose what order to layer them and cut out each section.  To add a little bit of dimension I shaded with my spectrum noir markers.

I then glued some layers directly onto each other and some layers were attached with foam dots (which I bought in black this time - yes it does make a difference, you can't even tell they are there).

I topped them off with a rhinestone flower which I colored in with my markers.  I bought a whole bucket of these at Hobby Lobby - great purchase!

When I saw that I had the spotted feathers in my stash I just knew I had to add some.  And the die cut fence was something I acquired from a visit to my mothers house (Thanks Judy ;-)

I really love how the flowers turned out and will definitely make more, can you image these in bright colors!!

Well here is the final layout - another picture from Vegas but it was neutral and that's what I was going for.

Head on over to Color Me Scrappy and get your layout in.  There's a great prize up for grabs.

Happy Papercrafting!