Sunday, July 22, 2012

12x12 Canvas

Hey there blog readers, I'm here with another project featuring one of the new lines, Just Because and QQ's 12x12 canvas.

Canvas is one of my favorite mediums, so needless to say, I had a ball with this!!  Creating the frame around the edge was really easy, but takes a little patience.

I started by randomly tearing all 4 edges off of a scrap piece of 12x12 paper. (final size was about 10.5 square give or take) I used repositionable adhesive to adhere the scrap paper to the center of the canvas. Next, I used 2 different stamps and embossing ink to stamp on the exposed canvas, 1 side at a time. Once I finished one side, I poured WOW Embossing Powder in Opaque Bright White on the image and then tapped off the excess. Once all 4 sides were coated, I removed the scrap paper and  used a heat gun to melt the powder.
I then used an inking sponge and Quick Quote's PowderPuff Chalking Inks in Baja Blue, Mocha Mama, and Green With Envy to add color to the edges.  I re-adhered the scrap paper to the center and continued to add ink until I was satisfied with the look.  (the frame took on the shape of the scrap paper) 
I used a damp paper towel to remove the excess ink from the embossing.  The embossing acts as a resist and you will see all of the different inks in the recesses.  This is one of my favorite techniques. 
I lightly spritzed the center with misting inks in 2 different colors before adding photos and embellishments to the canvas.  I matted the photo using JB-400 and then framed it with images cut from JB-100 and JB-400.  I cut strips from the new vellum strips to serve as part of my title and journaling.

I added the hot air balloon from the 8x10 Chipboard Balloon set.

I added texture to the hand cut items using buttons and twine.

Thanks for stopping by today.   More great projects are coming up, so check back soon!!

Products Used:
Quick Quotes Just Because (JB-100, JB-400)
Unforgettable Moments Vellum Strip
Memories Vellum Strip
PowderPuff Chalking Ink (Baja Blue, Mocha Mama, Green With Envy)
Balloon 8x10 Chipboard
12x12 Canvas

Embossing Powder- WOW Embossing Powders
Foam Alpha- American Crafts
Buttons, twine

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Back 2 School - CHA-S 201

Just sharing a couple of projects that I created for Creative Imaginations for CHA Summer.  This adorable line, Back 2 School, was designed by Debbi Mumm.  Don't you just love those owls? 

Friday, July 13, 2012

New From Quick Quotes

Hey everyone!!  I am here with an "out of the box" layout featuring Quick Quote's new paper line, Just Because. 

Don't you just love it when you spot a beautiful line and you get a lot of ideas at first glance, but the more you look at it you are inundated with an entirely different set of ideas??  Well that's exactly what happened to me when I received Just Because in my DT box.  At first sight, I saw flowers, butterflies, and polka dots...all the makings of a beautiful girly or Spring layout.  The more I studied it, I began to notice the blues and greens and the grungy look it had and began to think of boy and Fall layouts.  This collection is the epitome of versatile!!

Here's what I created with this line.  I pulled the brown (JB 300)  from the layout and used the green (JB 200) to help the photos pop.  I tied the two together with the JB 100.  I added a vellum quote from the new Itty Bitty Box to help finish it off.

Thank you for stopping by today!!  Have a scrappy day!!

Friday, July 6, 2012

WOW Layout

Hey there!!  I'm here with a layout featuring a picture of my sweetie and I from a few years ago. When I came across this photo, I knew I wanted to scrap it, but I needed bright colors to help it pop.  That's where WOW's Suzy West's Embossing Powders in Cable Car Red and California Sunshine come in. (Pretty appropriate colors since this photo was taken in the San Diego Zoo) 

 I used them along with a chicken wire mask to create a colorful background so that the photo didn't get lost on the white paper.

 I don't know about you, but I don't think a layout s complete without a little bling.  That's where embossing glitters come in pretty darn handy!

I used WOW's Black Glint Embossing Powder with a stamp from WOW's "Is It A Bird?" set to create the tag here.  I inked the white flowers and then coated them with WOW's Neutral Ultra Shimmer.

I Used the heart border from the "Gratitude" stamp set and WOW's Clear Gloss Ultra High to add embossed heart borders to the layout.

Gratitude Stamp Set
Is It A Bird? Stamp Side
WOW Black Glint Embossing Powder
WOW Neutral Ultra Shimmer Embossing Powder
WOW Clear Gloss Ultra High
Suzy West Cable Car Red
Suzy West California Sunshine

Thanks so much for stopping by today!!


Sunday, July 1, 2012

QQ Card

Don't you just love it when you can take a piece of a pre-made scrapbooking item and make it your own?   That's exactly what I did with this piece of vellum from Quick Quotes.  I cut the revelevant paragraph from it, adhered it to a piece of patterned paper from the One Fine Day collection and created this beautiful card.  I added a couple of naked chipboard pieces from the Bag O Chips Stackable Flowers for a little neutral balance.

Thanks for stopping by today!!

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