Friday, August 30, 2013

Any Direction- CSI #87 GD with 2 Crafty.

This was my last layout for my 2 Crafty GD at CSI. This is CSI #87. 
I used this cute picture of my kids and called the layout "Any direction". I journaled about how no matter which direction life takes them, I will always be there by their side.

How I solved the case:

Evidence: travel accent (globe), butterflies, arrows.
Testimony: Word: direction, and journaling across the page.

I used the World Globe from the set. I simply primed it with gesso and then dabbed it in some green and blue dazzlers.

I used papers from Prima and Webster's Pages combined. Then I embellished with lots of Prima flowers.

In these two pictures you can see the two of the 6"clock face frames. They were simply primed with gesso and left raw.
Below you can also see the Frame Madeline's flourish peeking underneath the photo. After it was primed with gesso, it was painted with Shimmerz paint: green with envy.

Materials used
Papers: Prima: Hello Pastel, Websters Pages
Chipboard: 2 Crafty
Flowers: Prima
Metal birdcage: Prima
Golden white gesso
Liquitex Heavy gesso
cheese cloth
white pearls: dollarama
black pen
arrows: Pink paisley
Alpha: Jillibean soup
butterflies: Prima
Shimmerz: green with envy

Thank you so much for coming to visit me on my blog today!!
Have a wonderful day!!

Thursday, August 29, 2013

So close to the North Pole- New Holiday Jubilee Collection by Prima

The Prima blog is showcasing a brand new collection this week. Its a X-mas/ Winter collection called Holiday Jubilee.

I created this wintery layout using this collection.

This picture was taken on our recent trip to Alaska. It was the perfect photo to create a winter themed layout using Prima's new Holiday Jubilee collection. The "North Pole" paper, added the perfect touch as it has a map of the North Pole including the state of Alaska.

 I cut out a number of pine trees from one of the papers to create a forest like pattern across the page. 

 I really wanted to create a frozen like scenery on my page, so I used blue and white, papers, flowers and mists.  I even incorporated these new Prima doilies that actually have the shape of a snowflake. They really added an extra touch to the frozen atmosphere.

The title "So close to the North Pole" was perfect for my layout. The map paper, already had the words North Pole written on it. I just added the rest of the title using some black canvas letters from the Sunrise Sunset collection.

I used lots of different Prima flowers like the blue Serenade, Le Mia, Charlotte and Layla. 

Prima Products
846459- Holiday Jubilee: Christmas Angel
846411- Holiday Jubilee: Chilly
846480- Holiday Jubilee: To: Santa
846466- Holiday Jubilee: North Pole
570545- Holiday Jubilee: Brads
569976- Holiday Jubilee: Resins
569464- Crochet doilies
561475- Serenade A
551506- Say it with crystals
564636- Hello Pastel Metal paperclips: cameras
571412- Layla flowers
571450- Charlotte flowers
571566- Le Mia flowers
960490- Elementals mask
562984-  Sunrise sunset Alphabet stickers

other products used: Light molding paste, cheese cloth, black pen, Shimmerz; sky blue, 4 Leaf Clover

Thank you so much for visiting my blog

Have a wonderful day!!

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

You are the anchor to my heart- Canvas for Prima

I created this Canvas for last month's Prima Artzine and to display at CHA!!

I used many of the new collections of flowers, masks and stamps.

I created this canvas and made it seem as if the picture was underwater. I was able to create this underwater effect by using Finnabair's Elemental masks and Vintage Vanity stamps. 

I used flowers, shells and fishing net to embellish around the photo. This added to the effect of a beautiful underwater coral reef

Prima Products:

960926-  Finnabair Vintage Vanity clear stamps fence
960445-  Finnabair Elementals mask
960438-  Finnabair Elementals mask
970888-  Wishful thinking flowers
565855-  Labelle Island
571597-  Audrey Turquoise
571818-  Abbey Turquoise
548841-  Corine flowers
571337-  Serenity flowers
891343-  Fluid chalk edger turquoise stone
562984-  Sunrise sunset Alphabet stickers


Sea Foam,
Jenni B Blue
Bamboo Leaf
Olive branch

other materials: Gesso, Light molding paste, matte gel medium, Pearlescense, shells, twine, cheese cloth, black pen, net. 

Monday, August 26, 2013

Video Tutorial for Shimmerz

Hi Everyone

As promised, I will show you today my Shimmerz video tutorial for my Fairy layout.

I've tried to explain my creative process step by step.

I hope you enjoy it!!

This is the layout below

thank you so much for visiting me today!!

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Fairy- Shimmerz DT project

Its my turn again at the Shimmerz blog and I have a very soft and delicate layout here to show you. 

I've used this beautiful photo of my daughter and created a magical fairy garden around her. I've created a video on how I made this layout and I'll be uploading it in a few days back here on the blog, so stay tuned.

I've used many different types of Shimmerz both on the paper and on the chipboard. 

For the pink tones I used Cotton Candy, Bed of Roses and RazzleDazzle Berry.

For the Yellow tones, I've used: Egg Nogging, Tuscan sun, Mandarin Mai Tai and Sunny side up.

I used lots of Prima flowers and embellishments to compliment the page. I especially love the Ingvild Bolme Shabby Chic treasure Fairies as they were perfect for this garden.a

White Cardstock
Prima Flowers
Shimmerz sprays and paints
2 Crafty Chipboard
Prima Mask
Prima Shabby chic treasures: fairies and bench
Alpha: Webster's pages
crystals: Prima
light molding paste: Golden
cheese cloth
resin frame and cameo: The trinket track

Hope you have a wonderful day!!

Friday, August 23, 2013

Remember to follow your Dreams- CSI #86 with 2 Crafty

Here is another layout  as GD this month for CSI along with 2 Crafty who is sponsoring them. 
I played along with this yummy pastel palette from CSI # 86

Here is how I solved the case:

As evidence I used art mediums, architectural accents and I tied a bow to the tag hidden behind the photo.

As testimony I hand wrote on my journaling tag. The journaling is very personal but its very much related to the title. It is a message to my future self and to my children to always remember to follow your dreams.


I used lots of 2 Crafty chipboards on this page. To frame my photo, I used the Frame 2 Etched. After priming it with Gesso, I painted it peach colour acrylic paint. While paint was still wet, I sprinkled clear embossing powder on it and melted it with a heat gun. Then I stamped it in brown archival ink with swirl pattern.

On the picture above, you can see a little 2 Crafty Twiggy nest with eggs. I painted the eggs in cream acrylic paint and the nest I dabbed with Dry Sand Fluid chalk edger from Prima.

For the title, I used two words from the Friendship mini word pack. I painted them in cream acrylic ink.

Finally, I used the Flourish adornment set 3 which I also painted in peach coloured paint and stamped with brown archival ink.

papers: White Cardstock, Teresa collins, FabScraps
Prima Flowers
Resin flowers: The Trinket Track
Chipboard: 2 Crafty
Shimmerz paint: pink
Golden LIght Molding Paste
Golden Gesso
Prima mask
Tim Holtz stamp
Ranger brwon archival ink
Crystals: Prima
Cheese cloth
FW peach acrylic paint
Making Memories cream acrylic paint
Alpha: Prima
Epoxy Heart: Heidi Swapp
Dry Sand fluid chalk ink
Prima Shabby Chic Treasures column
Seam Binding and tag: unknown
Brown pen

Thank you so much for visiting my blog today!!
I hope you try out the challenge at CSI this week!!!

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Friends- Scraps of Elegance August Kit- Part 3

This is my third and final layout for my August Scraps of Elegance Kit: Sweet Summer Nights. 

This layout features the beautiful Kaisercraft collection: True Romance.

I used Kaisercraft Saturday Sketch #2 as an inspiration for this layout.

Papers: Kaisercraft, FabScraps
Flowers: Prima, Green tara
Alpha: Pink Paislee
Light Molding paste
Dylussions white spray
Rhona Palazzari Stencil
Light blue: seam binding
crystals: Queen & Co

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Sweet Treat- Scraps of Elegance August Kit Reveal Part 2

Here is my second layout for my reveal at Scraps of Elegance Kits. I love the combination of the pinks and aqua colors and I created a feminine layout about my daughter.

The kit is called Sweet Summer Nights and its filled with lots of yummy goodies!!

I used the Prima checkered stamp from Finnabair to mimic the checkered pattern from the FabScraps papers.

papers: FabScraps
Flowers: Prima
doily, cheese cloth
Alpha: thickers
Prima Finnabair checkered stamp
Prima: bird cage
Kaisercraft rub-ons

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Free- Sketchbook 365 September Sketch Reveal

I was excited to scrap more pictures of my son flying the kite at the beach last month. This sketch for Sketchbook 365 gave me the perfect opportunity.
I'm delighted to reveal my layout for the September sketch at Sketchbook 365

It is a very linear sketch with lots of white space which is quite different from my style. However I made it my own and chose to add some mixed media elements and flowers.

I was super excited to use the new 9th Wave collection from 7 Dots Studio, designed by the multi talented Finnabair and all I have to say is that these papers are gorgeous!!!

One of the things I loved creating on this LO was these mixed media strips up and down the page. first I spread some clear gesso across the page and then using some Shimmerz paints and the tip of the wooden part of my paint brush. I used: Green with Envy, Blue By U and Peas be mine.
I simply dipped the tip in the paint and then painted the strips roughly. 

If you want to try some of the Shimmerz paints come visit the Shimmerz store. If you mention my name during checkout at the "Instructions to Merchant" box, you can receive a free Shimmerz product. I'm a GD there this month so come visit to see everyone's work.

Papers: 7 Dots: 9th wave
Flowers: Prima
golden gesso
Liquitex clear gesso
Shimmerz: peas be mine, green with envy, Blue By U
Stamp: Hero arts
Black coal IB fluid chalk ink by Prima
art studio turquoise paint

Monday, August 19, 2013

Cruising- Layout Video Tutorial on Prima's Blog

I'm up on the Prima blog sharing how I made this layout with a video tutorial. 

Scroll down to see the video and a list of materials used.

A lot of people have been asking me how I make my beach layouts so here is a video showing you how to make this one using the School Memories from Prima, Finnabair's masks and lots of gorgeous Prima flowers.

Here are some close ups of the layout

846145 School Memories: Teacher Talk
846138 School Memories: Type away
960575 Finnabair Elementals Doily Stencil
960438 Finnabair Elementals Fish Scales
571474 Layla 
571337 Serenity
571283 Nieve
571672 Lil Missy
565855 Labelle Island
565886 Labelle Harbor
566654 Avante blue
555375- Fairy Belle Canvas Alphabet Stickers

Shimmerz sprays and paints: Sea Foam, Rock-a- Fella, 4 Leaf Clover, Olive Branch, Bamboo Leaf, Jenny B Blue, Tuscan Sun, Blue Jeans

other products: white card stock, Golden Gesso, Golden Light Molding paste, shells, Cheese cloth

I hope you enjoyed my tutorial. Come visit me at the Prima blog here

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Follow Me- Layout with Shimmerz

Here is a layout I created for the Shimmerz Blog today.

For this layout I used lots of Shimmerz sprays to create my background.
I used Mandarin Mai Tai, Bed of Roses and Pink Stiletto

I used a lot of texture and matching flowers to build layers along with the Shimmerz Sprays.

The chipboard flourishes were painted with Choc-a-lot Shimmerz paint and then embossed with bronze embossing powder.

Pink Stiletto
 Bed of Roses
Mandarin Mai Tai
Choc-a-lot paint

Other Products:
white cardstock
Flowers: Prima
Alpha: Sassafras, Thickers
Golden white Gesso
Liquitex Heavy Gesso
Golden Matte gel
Crystals: Prima
Prima packaging
Chipboard Flourishes: 2 Crafty
Mesh tape
Cheese cloth
Ranger copper embossing powder
Colorbok Transparancies 

If you want to see more of my creations, come visit me on my blog here