Monday, May 16, 2016

PGCB #104 - Inspiration Picture

This Challenge from the inspiration picture was a good opportunity to get out my mixed media goodies and create something that looked a little like graffiti. I don't usually go this route for my scrapbooking so it's fun to stretch my usual style. The paper came from We R Memory Keepers and I painted over the bottom half with Gesso before applying some of the Ranger texture paste mixed with Ken Oliver color splash pigments over stencils. I liked how it mixed easily and it spread well. If you try this, I'd make sure you don't wait too long to remove the stencil from your paper because it will start to stick. So work quickly,,  Afterward I spritzed the paper with Dylusions spray ink in Orange and fuchsia to continue with the tone transition like in the inspiration picture.   Then it was just about finishing of the page with embellishments. I thought it worked well with this picture of my daughters and my Mom painting canvases.

As always don't miss the other projects from the Paper Girls and make sure you join in!

Monday, May 2, 2016

PGCB 103 - All About the Ladies

We all know Mother's Day is just around the corner. And since my Mom doesn't read my blog I thought I'd post the card that I made her for Mother's Day for this challenge. I stamped my new favorite image from the Stampin' Up Occasions mini catalog Birthday Blooms in Tim Holtz Wild Honey and used my Koi watercolor paints to paint in the image. K Werner did a awesome tutorial here if you want tips on how to get this effect. I'm definitely going to play with this a lot more.

Thanks for stopping by! Make sure to check out the Paper Girls Challenge blog for more ideas and to enter your creation.

Monday, April 18, 2016

PGCB #102 - Fancy Folds

 Today I'm hosting at the Paper Girls Challenge blog and I wanted to show you this fun card I made for the Fancy Folds Challenge. It's called a Pinwheel fold card and the great part about it is that you can use it without an envelope if it's a hand delivered card or attached to a gift. And bonus, it takes no time at all to make!

This is a view of the card open. It would be really easy to slip a gift card into also. The full tutorial by Dawn Olchefske is posted at SplitCoast Stampers. Definitely check it out.

Make sure to link up a project at The Paper Girls Challenge Blog after you finish your project.

Monday, April 4, 2016

PGCB #101 Mixed Media

This challenge took a little bit of time to get into the right mindset to work on but once I was in the zone I had a lot of fun. Here are the products I worked with: 12x16 Canvas, Gesso, Dylusions Ink spray, Mixed media paper, Ken Oliver's Color Burst and Gel Medium

I learned a few things while working on this so I'll share my process. I primed my canvas with Gesso. After that was dry, I spritzed my paper with Dylusions spray ink. I absolutely love this stuff. Seriously, the pigment is so concentrated it only takes a little to get a saturated color. I used London blue and Lime green. The rest is paper, I custom dyed my papers for two reasons. #1 I just really wanted to play around with these powder pigments more and #2 I wanted the variations in tone were desirable for the look I was going for. I proceeded to glue everything down with Gel Medium which is amazing. Throw away your Mod Podge now.  LOL The main thing I found out was that the Gel Medium picks up the Dylusions spray pigment. So, if you try something like this put a coat of Gel Medium over the tip and let it completely dry, then work on the rest of your canvas.

Thanks for checking out my post, make sure you go to the Paper Girls Challenge post to enter your project.

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Paper Girls Challenge #100!! - Paper Girls

I cannot believe that The Paper Girls are on their 100th post! It blows my mind. It has been such an honor to work with these awesome ladies for this long. So this card is to all of the Paper Girls I've worked with over the years and to all of the people who participate in our challenges each month. You are all so awesome!! XXOO

Monday, February 15, 2016

Paper Girls Challenge #98 - Sunshine

With February half gone I imagine most of us are craving a little more Sunshine! Which happens to be the challenge over at the Paper Girls Challenge blog right now. I have this beautiful sentiment stamp from Stampin' Up called Feel Goods which I adore so it was an easy choice for the challenge. I paired it with some Crate Paper Random collection and some gorgeous ribbon and done!

Join in on the challenge to for a chance to win a prize! Good Luck!

Monday, January 18, 2016

PGCB #96 Forest Friends

Hello there! I'm hosting the challenge at The Paper Girls Challenge blog and our theme is Forest Friends. I stretched the theme to its limits and chose to use my favorite Yeti stamp. It's "Yeti, Set Go" by Lawn Fawn. I just love this happy little guy. It paired pretty well with this older paper from Crate Paper, Sleigh Ride.

This card will probably end up being used as a birthday card but the great thing about it is right now it is all purpose. I hope you have a chance to join us for this challenge!

Monday, January 4, 2016

PGCB #95 - Home/ Family

These pictures are old, but spending time together up in Santa Fe really fit the theme of Home/ Family for this week's challenge. It's fun to go back and scrap some pictures from when my youngest is a tiny little guy. In a way it's bittersweet, but it brings back feelings of nostalgia and I hope this doesn't sound weird, but I love him just a little bit more too.
Let's see your projects that reflect this theme and upload them to the Paper Girls Challenge Blog to be entered into the drawing.

Monday, December 21, 2015

PGCB #94 - Celebrate

 I still have Christmas on my mind. So with the theme Celebrate I still thought of Christmas and Christmas cards. I combined two stamp sets from Stampin' Up for this card. I love the reindeer from Jolly Christmas and the sentiment from Cup of Cheer went perfectly with my idea. I masked the reindeer for the layered look and stamped the foreground reindeer a little lighter than the background reindeer.
I added dots of snow with my white chalk maker and dots of glue with my fine tip glue pen with dazzling diamonds glitter sprinkled over it. Finally the harnesses are red jute twine I stitched onto the reindeer with chunky copper glitter for the bells.

Join in on our challenge over at The Paper Girls Challenge blog for a chance to win.

Monday, December 7, 2015

PGCB #93- Christmas

It's been a while since I've been able to join in on the Paper Girls Challenges, and I've missed it. I assumed that I would have so much more time to craft when all my kids were back in school but I've ended up having a few health problems that have foiled my plans. 

Anyway, I decided to finally decorate the outside of some papier mache cones I had in my stash. I kept it fairly simple and used paper and glue. I used hand punches in my collection and it came together very quickly. As an added bonus, They look great with the new nutcracker set. I just couldn't resist them! We would love to have you join in on the Christmas themed challenge. Go to The Paper Girls Challenge blog and enter before December 19th.