Friday, 27 September 2019

Starry Night Mixed Media Card

Heat embossing, inks, waxes, gel pens, acrylic paint, glitter glue, chalk, & crackle paint.  This card really has a bit of everything. A true mixed media creation.

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Tuesday, 24 September 2019

Super Climber Layout - The Robin's Nest DT

My nephew Colin has his fundamental origin in pushing his limits to explore the extremes of any situation.  His motto is "Bigger, Faster, Louder, Stronger." A true all American boy so I had to select red white, & blue which also complimented his Super Man t-shirt. I love these photos of him in action; climbing to the top of a hexagonal rope play-set. Aren't the wooden transportation embellishments the cutest thing ever?
The step by step tutorial can be found HERE.
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Oh boy, I must confess I find it a bit challenging to create little boy themed layouts because I can't use my favorite colors or items like flowers and butterflies. When I browsed through my wooden shapes, the transportation items caught my eye.  I like the look of the natural raw wood so I didn't paint them but something was still missing. Instead I added a pair of Dew Drops to each car to create realistic headlights or tail lights.  Dew Drops are the perfect finishing touch especially when a rhinestone or glitter is just too feminine.

Monday, 23 September 2019

Tropical Paradise Layout

I incorporated a bit of rubber stamping into the background by accentuating the travel theme with postal stamps and travel related words. I also stamped the palm leaves onto acetate to add to the tropical vibe. The flamingo was created with pink texture paste applied through a stencil.   For the Color My Heart Challenge #360 I selected the colors in the left column (pansy, pomegranate, 1 neutral)  I also used the left side of the Scrap Our Stash sketch challenge for inspiration.  Wooden embellishments and woodgrain washi tape were also used.  Away we go!

This layout is jam packed with tiny details.  Be on the lookout for flip flops, sunglasses, a scuba mask, a guitar, and a tropical drink!

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Saturday, 21 September 2019

Sneak Peek - Super Climber Layout - The Robin's Nest DT

Come over and see the complete layout with a step by step tutorial on the Robin's Nest Blog.  I promise it is a super fun little boy layout that you won't want to miss.
The complete step by step tutorial can be found HERE...

Friday, 20 September 2019

Birthday Message

I was inspired by the science/technology themed moodboard to include the typewriter and make a more masculine birthday card.  I love how the argyle looks over the subtle text background.

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Monday, 16 September 2019

Funny Robot Card

In honor of "back to school" time let me present my cute robot card.  He looks like he is about to burst out and dance.  He is full of personality and I can't wait to use him again.

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Monday, 9 September 2019

Transparent Card Front

I had forgotten about the technique of having a transparent card front. Now I'm inspired to try more of this style. It is fun to plan the layers.  Although, it does make it a bit tricky to sign the card. I stamped the sentiment and embossed it in gold.  To create the flowers, I stamped onto watercolor paper and painted them. I added gold micro beads to the front flower for more realistic dimension.

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Sunday, 8 September 2019

CAS Rainbow Cards - The Robin's Nest DT

Simple can be a very effective strategy.  I love the rainbow color order.  White space is always a challenge for me as I usually fill every part of a project with tons of layers. Here is a rare attempt to keep in clean & simple.  The full tutorial can be found HERE.  I hope you enjoy my CAS cards.

Dew Drops are transparent gems and will change color
depending on the color of the paper you attach them to.

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A Closer Look at the Details...

A similar CAS card with Diamond Dew Drops.