Thursday, May 28, 2015

A sketch and a layout

Here's a sketch I created for October Afternoon
and a layout based on it...
I am LOVING making scrapbook pages about these precious time with my baby girl!
You can find details of the layout over here.

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Inspired by an old poem

My heart sings when I find something that validates how I feel... and this is how I feel!
I took this poem as my inspiration for a layout

I you want, you can find the details here.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Monday, May 18, 2015

Drowning negative noises

Hi everyone, Mou here with today's post.
It's an art journal page about drowning negative noises around us.

I used:
Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® Textural Accents: Gesso, Gel Medium, Whipped Spackle, Texture Gems™ 3ct Metallics
Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Designing with Gelatos® Kit
Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Gelatos Mist Maker Set
Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Mixed Media Stencils 101 collection: Dots
Others: Sizzix Bird Silhouette die; die-cutting system; art journal, patterned paper, book paper, stamp

Let me walk you through the steps of creating this page.

Color the page with Gelatos colors from the Designing with Gelatos® Kit. Blend colors with gesso.
Attach diecut bird to page with gel medium.
Color the floral foam stamp from the kit and mist it with water. stamp on the page.
Color rubber stamps with Gelatos colors and stamp on the page.
Apply Whipped Spackle through Dots stencil as shown. Let dry.
Cut chosen text from old book paper. attach to page with gel medium.
Cut off a small section of bubblegum Gelatos into the mister included in the kit. Crush it with the back of the paint brush. Add water. Shake to mix. Mist the section of the page above the bird. let some wet mist drip down the page.
Embellish the bird by adding small dots along the outline of the bird to finish the page.

Here's a close-up of my page.

Hope you enjoy!

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

A Baby Card with Sizzix

Here's a baby step-up card with a dresser, onesie, rattle, bottle and all, made with Lori Whitlock's Baby Dresser card die set. I LOVED working with this set! So many adorable elements in one set...
Let me show you how I made this card.

To diecut the Baby Dresser Card, create this Sizzix Sandwich from bottom up: Standard Magnetic Platform for Wafer-Thin Dies, one Sizzix Accessory Standard Cutting Pad, patterned paper, Baby Dresser card base Thinlits die by Lori Whitlock blade side down, and another Sizzix Accessory Standard Cutting Pad on top. Pass the Sizzix Sandwich through the Sizzix Big Shot machine. The Magnetic Platform ensures a neat and clean cut by keeping the Thinlits die in place while passing through the machine.

Diecut the various embellishing elements using the same Sizzix Sandwich described above. Here, as you can see, I used up a lot of small scraps. The powerful magnets of the Magnetic Platform help  secure even the smallest paper scraps and dies allowing you to get several clean cuts with a single pass through the machine.

Here are all the diecut pieces. To make the card, mountain fold the two crease lines farthest away from the Dresser feet. Mountain fold the crease closest to the feet and valley fold the crease just above it.

Layer the embellishments as you like. I used brads to imitate drawer pulls.  

Start assembling the card. Use foam tape or pop dots for a dimensional look.

Here's my card after assembly. You can arrange the pieces any way you like. I doodled some details on the bear.

I ended up doodling on every piece and realized that if you are planning to doodle on your embellishments, it would be easier to do so before you add the embellishments to the card.
Hope you enjoyed this card and the tutorial. With so many possibilities, this Baby Dresser die set is going to be a favorite of my for a long time to come!
Here are all the supplies I used:  
Others: patterned papers, black pen, brads, adhesive, scissors

Monday, May 11, 2015

There's a blog hop with Waffle Flower

with Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft and Waffle Flower over at the Design Memory Craft blog and today my project is up...