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N & E on a fantastic Adventure

In altered art, art, Photography, scrapbooking on July 2, 2014 at 1:57 am

Items used:
-Modeling Paste
-Color shine mists
-fabric
-tiny attacher
-velum
-old book page
-journaling pen
-doilies
-watercolor
-mess
-1/4 tsp salt
-Hello Kitty sewing machine
-some other things
-and two cute little girls

 

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mixed media scrapbooking

Trees… I’ve always been a fan.

In altered art, scrapbooking on June 12, 2014 at 4:42 am

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There’s no loving paper without loving trees!  …If love were hurting someone in the name of pretty paper! Or if love were making something disappear!  Not unlike a tasty dessert!
But. I. digress…

So this 12 x 12 I’m not actually sure I like yet…  but in the spirit of “don’t trash everything that isn’t appealing to you right from the getgo,” I decided to keep it for now.

I have a few pics of roo with her favorite tree…  we should probably name it.

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And really, I didn’t pick the best one to feature…  I’ll probably use the rest for the opposing page… but I picked it because I figured since it had writing on it already, I could just use that as my title.

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So for the background, I decided I wanted to play with modeling paste again… but not with a stencil… so I just kinda threw it on there with a spatula in the rough shape of a tree.  At some point in my process I thought to myself… this is kinda lookin like a toddler’s art project… but I didn’t quit cos I figured by the time I tossed a bunch of other stuff on top, it would take on a more abstract look.

 

IMG_2753I do like how the modeling paste added texture to the trees.  Def took it a step up…. and I couldn’t resist cutting out a couple birdies from one of the cardstocks that came in the June Studio Calico kit.

The kit also included a giant quote… and I had planned on trying to use that in the background somewhere, but it would’ve covered most of page, so I decided instead to just copy the quote (I wasn’t really concerned that it could be read… the words were more for decoration)

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The little bit of aqua blue string that came in the kit also I ended up just looping around the top and some integrated in the layering under the photo.  I figured the two birds (Raymond and Harriett) might need some extra bits for their nest.

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My favorite thing in the kit were this little round slices of tree trunk.  I can just imagine they came from a tiny tree in a tiny forest full of tiny people on a tiny speck on a tiny clover that a GIANT elephant is holding to keep it from….  wait… what…

 

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Well anyhow… like it or not, I went to the trouble to record the process, so I figured I might as well share!  lol…

Here is the video…

I seriously considered doing a voice-over, but I just love sharing music! So… maybe next time… :)

KIT ITEMS I USED:

Cardstock:
White Prismatic Paper (Bazzill)

Patterned Paper:

Vintage Charm (Crate Paper)
A grey paper that I cut the label off so I’m not sure who made it

Embellishments:
6×12″ Sticker Sheet (Life-Love-Paper for Studio Calico)
Sunny Day Color Theory Acrylic Paint (Studio Calico)
Something Blue Color Theory Acrylic Paint (Studio Calico)
Opaque Gems (Studio Calico)
Foam Stamps Set (Hello Forever for Studio Calico)
5 Cut Wood Circles (Studio Calico)

On top of that, I also used these items that I had in my stash:

Modeling paste
Acrylic paint
Mr. Huey’s color mist in Dessert
Close to my Heart’s Liquid Glass
Close to my Heart’s inkpad in Slate and Blush
Tim Holtz’ Tiny Attacher (LOVE THAT THING!)
Gelatos

The Butterfly – YTLH- MAY

In altered art, Photography, scrapbooking on May 31, 2014 at 5:47 am

It’s the Youtube Layout Hop time again.  And it’s a special one because it’s the 3rd year Anniversary!  Congrats to the founder Zoe!

Anyway… this month’s theme was using Die Cuts.  I made my own with my Silhouette Cameo.  I had no idea what I was going for…  and I had no idea what photo I was going to use… but I had this one from the mothers day shenanigans sitting on my desk because I almost included it in a mini album but decided on another instead.  So it was just hangin’ out begging to be glued down.  I used some iphone apps to alter it…  I should do some photo app vid reviews…  because that’s probably the number one question I get… “What program did you use to get that effect?”  And sometimes it’s lightroom, but the majority of the time, it’s an app. It’s just more convenient.  I always have my phone to snap a pic, so loading it onto my computer to edit adds at least 20 extra minutes to the process.  lol. And now a days you can print from your phone soooo  …  and back to the hop…

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I always get good results when I have no idea what I’m going to do.  I had a couple hours before I had to go out… and I had to get the video recorded because I always run into problems when I go to edit, so I wanted to save time at night for that.  So little time and no inspiration are a good combo.  I’m not into butterflies… but my daughter definitely is.  So when I opened up my silhouette library and saw the butterfly die, I just went for it.  I think it was a die that just came with the program. So I cut out three with an overlay of edging.  Somewhere along the way I got the idea to feed the wings through the picture… and I think the only reason this didn’t turn out cheesy is because of her expression and the colorless photo effect.  It’s an almost haunting kind of beauty.

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I also meant to use the letters I cut instead of the background, but when I ripped the holes in the grey paper, the book paper behind was just too… clean looking.  So it worked better peeping through the letters.  And I did some sewing with my daughters Hello Kitty machine again.  And let me just side note again by saying that thing kicks A$$! I had to sew 20 table cloths last week for a wedding and there was neither a hiccup or a hitch to be had!  I’m thinking of sending Singer a picture of me and that kitty Janome getting married.

 

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So again, very little product was used… I know I should be better about listing what I use.  Working on a system!  But you can look in the layout video for products or send me a message if you have any questions.

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Make sure you visit all the channels in the line up and comment for a chance to win a prize from our sponsors.

Enjoy the hop!

 

SPONSORS:

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www.wrightcreations.blogspot.com

 

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