"Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time." -Thomas Merton

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Designed for C'est Magnifique using the September Kit

This was so much fun to create using the pretty papers from the September Kit.

The background was created by tearing long horizontal pieces of the Riddersholm papers and alternating each pattern paper strip, lace from the kit, and masking tape and then gluing them down. Once the strips dried, a soggy wet tea bag was used sporadically on the paper to age the papers slightly and to meld them together. Once the tea dried on the paper, a script and doily stamp was placed sporadically on the pattern papers.

Paper Collection:
Riddersholm Design, Huntington Garden-Huntington
Riddersholm Design, Summerfield
Riddersholm Design, Pavillion

Kit Embellishments:
Lindy's Stamp Gang: Moonshadow Mist: Smoky Sapphire
Wrights: Ruffled Lace: Natural
Manor House Creations: Rosettes: Lilac

Flower Add-on:
Manor House Creations: Imagine: Cocoa
Prima: Charme Rose: Nature's Garden

Embellishment Add-on:
Zva: Pearl Flourish

Personal Stash:
Liquid Pearl
Spellbinder Flower and leaf die cut
Glossy Accents
Two buttons
One circular paper clip
Martha Stewart Oak Leaf punch
Martha Stewart glitter glue
Masking tape

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Mom and Friends Circa 1950's (Designed for C'est Magnifique

This months kit at C'est Magnifique was packed full of all the things I love:  lovely quality papers from Riddersholm Design (Huntington Garden Collection); pretty Prima, Kaisercraft and Manor House flowers in various sizes and colors to match the paper collection; chipboard pieces from Dusty Attic; Rub-on's from Kaisercraft and Bo Bunny; various other scrappy goodness and my absolute favorites....two colored mists from Lindy's Stamp Gang.  Add some mist and paper in front of me and I'm good to go.  Below is a list of the supplies used on this page, and the inpirational design of the sketch came from Design-Honey.
Paper Collection: Riddersholm Design- Huntington Garden; Summerfield, Songbird, Balloon, Blue Sky, and Pavillion.

Kit Embellishments:
Lindy's Stamp Gang: Moonshadow Mist: Smoky Sapphire
Wrights: Ruffled Lace: Natural
Prima: Flutter Bits: Nature's Garden

Flower Add-on
Manor House Creations: Imagine: Cocoa
Prima: Celyon: Attic
Prima: Charme Rose: Nature's Garden
Prima: Coventry: Tranquil
KaiserCraft: Paper Blooms: Misty

Embellishment Add-on
Bo Bunny: Rub-Ons: Weekend Market

Personal Stash:
Paper doily
Sizzix swirl die cut
Martha Stewart glitter glue tube
The Crafter’s Workshop Harlequin and a Damask mask
White cardstock paper
Prima Clock Stamp
Paper clips
Safety Pin           

Monday, August 6, 2012

There's a New Sketch Artist in Town

Psst…I found a new sketch artist! Check out a few of the sample sketches I attached above. Don’t they get your scrapping mojo churning? They did mine. Can you see a romantic or vintage Prima collection used with some of these sketches? Or maybe you want to try a mixed-media layout but don’t know where to start. Design Honey has captured it all for us with her eye for details and compositions. These are truly inspirational and you’ll be seeing me use them on future pages. See more of Design Honey's sketches on her blog.  She'll be posting more daily, so become a follower of hers so you don't miss out on any of these amazing sketches.