Thursday, October 17, 2013

"As You See It" Challenge #006

So glad to be back after missing last weeks colour challenge. So. . . here is my take on this weeks challenge. I tried to add interest to the page with some 3D effect butterflies tied together with twine, some glossy accents, brads, layering and lots of matting. Often when surfing the web I see these layouts with layer upon layer of gorgeous papers and I absolutely love them, maybe one day I will be able to do that too < wink >. Definitely something to challenge myself with!
My Beautiful Mom
 Ingredients:  My Minds Eye - So Sophie Paper Collection; Stampin' Up Butterfly Punch; Fiskars Edge Punch; TH Distress Ink - Vintage Photo & Dusty Concord; Glossy Accents; Random Brads & Twine and of course my Thrifty Sewing Machine.

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving & Under Construction

Well there's nothing like being forced to change your blog template. Lee Lou Blogs is shutting their doors to all free blog templates after October 19, 2013. So please bear with me as I try to remember how to change all of this stuff over to a new template.

In the meantime. . . Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!

Thursday, October 3, 2013

"As You See It" Challenge #004

Here is my take on this week's challenge. This week I really tried to challenge myself using some techniques I was not familiar with, such as using TA Glimmer Mist on my paper and Acrylic Paint on my banner and burlap swatches. I also tried really hard to move away from the oh so familiar linear style of scrapping. What can I say I like all my ducks in a row. . . LOL
The sea shell fans were taken from a template I found at the "Spotted Canary", just to give a little more dimension and texture. I'm definitely a fan of burlap and want to try it again on a few more layouts.  I strung the burlap banner through eyelets on the page, again trying to add more interest to the page.

Ingredients: Papers Used - Basic Grey Max & Whiskers Collection; Studio Calico Home Front Collection & Pink Paislee Nantucket Collection; Alpha - Pink Paislee Daily Junque Wood Alpha; Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist  Twilight; Martha Stewart Acrylic Paint - Aegean Blue; Gesso & Random Twine. Phrase was created on my computer; Random seashells; American Craft Eyelets and of course my thrifty sewing machine.