Saturday, November 16, 2013

New Sketch at My Creative Sketches!

It's time to reveal the November Sketch at My Creative Sketches
 November sketch
We would love to have you come play along! Head to My Creative Sketches to get all the details, and a peek at the gorgeous prize, as well as lots more inspiration from the design team! 
I created my layout using the November Main kit from My Creative Scrapbook.

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Friday, November 15, 2013

Fall Card - Cheery Lynn Desigs

Hello!  Today I am sharing another fall card I created as guest designer at Cheery Lynn Designs
I began my card by cutting the background from pattern paper using the Scalloped Coved Rectangle Nesting die, and the coordinating Silver Coved Rectangle from white cardstock.  Next I inked the Woodgrain Embossing Plate  with distress ink....I just rubbed the inkpad directly onto the embossing plate.  I then embossed the cardstock as usual.  The ink was stamped into the impression as it embossed!  Cool huh! 
The stem for my Sunflower came from the Expandable Tiny Borders plate.  I just trimmed it to the length I wanted! Don't you love the tag?!  I'm so happy the set comes in a variety of sizes so I can chose the one that best fits my need! The wreath was created from flowers in the BAF#2 and BAF#3 sets.  The little Mum was created using several layers from the tiniest Darling Daisy!  The little Pumpkins are my favorite of the fall dies!  I cut each pumpkin twice, then trimmed the outer edge away and adhered the smaller portion with foam adhesive to add dimension.    All the leaves and flourishes were cut from white cardstock and inked with Ranger distress ink. 

Cheery Lynn dies used:
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Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Altering wood pieces Tutorial (My Creative Sketches)

The kits at My Creative Sketches are always full of an assortment of incredible embellishments.  The November Main Kit has some fabulous wood pieces from Dear Lizzy.  Today I am sharing how I altered a few of those pieces! 
 *reminder* just click on the photo to enlarge!
The first one I chose is the word "love."  I started by applying ink directly to the wood. Although I will be adding glitter, I don't want white showing through.
Next, I applied a generous coat of Ranger Glossy Accents.
While the Glossy Accents was still wet, I covered the piece in copper glitter. Set aside to dry.  I love the shimmery glitter affect but we all know how glitter seems to go on and on now matter how much we clean.  My solution....once the glitter had dried I applied another coat of glossy accents.  Not only does it keep the glitter in place, it adds a fun glassy look!
For my second piece, I grabbed the heart.  I started by applying a quick coat of gesso.
Once dry, I brushed Vintage Photo Distress ink to the edges using a dauber. When wet, the ink will bleed, contributing to the aged, distressed look I am hoping to achieve.
  Next, I applied regular embossing ink directly to the wood, and then a generous coat of UTEE Embossing powder.  (Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel) 
 Heat embossing powder.   I repeated the embossing ink and UTEE process 3 times. ( By adding three layers, it created a thick coat in which I could create a good impression with a stamp.)  After heating the last layer of embossing powder immediately press your stamp into the UTEE while it  is still warm.  I did not to add ink to my stamp as it was the flourish impression I was after. 
Here is the impression!  I used a Prima stamp from a previous My Creative Scrapbook kit.
To distress my image, I covered it entirely with black paint, making sure to get into all the crevices.
  Before the paint dries, wipe the paint back off.  The paint will remain in the impression creating a distressed look, and enhancing the details.
Here you can see both the sentiment and heart being used on my layout
Lastly, I chose an arrow.  I started by adding gray and Vintage Photo Distress Ink around the edges and filling in sporadically. By using Distress Ink, the inks will bleed when wet, adding to the distressed look.
Next, I lightly dry brushed gesso here and there.
 I applied embossing ink directly to the wood on the edges and in random area.  While still wet, I added Ranger Distress Embossing Powder.  Heat.
Adding to the rustic look, I added a generous coat of Ranger Crackle Accents.  Once completely dry, I rubbed ink into the cracked crevices.  The Accents also enhanced the colors of the inks and embossing powder!
I love how this one turned out!  It is the perfect touch for my masculine page!
For more information on the kits available and inspiration from the design team, head to My Creative Scrapbook.  More how-to tips and tricks can be found daily at My Creative Scrapbook blog!
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Sunday, November 10, 2013

Haunted House

Hello!  I'm here today to share a little Halloween inspiration for those precious photos you just printed of your little monsters! 
This layout was published in the Fall 2013 issue of PaperHaus Magazine! 
My layout features papers and embellishments from October Afternoon, and the SpiderWeb die from Cheery Lynn Designs.
Head to PaperHause Magazine for lots more inspiration!
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Saturday, November 9, 2013

Blessings Card

 Hello!  Today I have a fall card I made featuring my dies from Cheery Lynn Designs....looove my dies!!  I am adding to their current challenge on the Cheery Lynn Designs Blog
I love how the Chicken Wire adds a hint of color and texture! 
 I love that the sentiments come in two different sizes so I can chose the one that best suits my card!  Here I covered my sentiment with glitter to add a bit of pizzazz to my card!
I added two layers of petals for the sunflower, then adhered the flower center with foam adhesive to give dimension to the flower.
All the leaves and flourishes were cut from white cardstock and inked with Ranger Distress Inks.  Notice how the veins of the leaves really pop when inked!
Cheery Lynn Designs dies used: 
Dotted Swiss Embossing Plate
Silver French Flair Classic
French Flair Scallop Nesting Die
Build a Flower Embellishment #2
Chicken Wire
Small Leaves #1
Small Leaves #2
Flourish Leaf Strip
Mini Fanciful Flourish Right
Mini Fanciful Flourish
Stacker Flower #1 Leaf
I hope you are getting a chance to get out and enjoy the fall! 
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Friday, November 8, 2013

More from My Creative Scrapbook!

Hello!  I'm here today to share another layout I created for My Creative Scrapbook using the November Main kit featuring the Reflections collection from Echo Park.
The embellishments in this collection are so fun to play with!  The colors and patterns fit together perfectly!!

For more information on this kit, and several more, check out My Creative Scrapbook.  Tons of amazing inspiration from the design team can be found in the design team gallery!

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Tuesday, November 5, 2013

My Creative Scrapbook November Reveal

Hello!  It's time to reveal another fabulous kit from My Creative Scrapbook!  This month I had the pleasure of working with the Main Kit featuring Echo Park. 

I love the feel of this kit!  The papers as well as the embellishments are so versatile that they can easily be used for everyday photos as well as fall activities!

Stop by My Creative Scrapbook to get details on all the amazing kits available.  For more amazing inspiration from the design team, go to My Creative Scrapbook gallery.
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