Tuesday, June 4, 2019

49 and Market "Framed in Flowers"

 Hello my lovelies. I hope you are inspired by the beauty, of one of the new 49 and Market mini collections. Ethereal. The collection features soft pinks, peach, soft grey blues,  and a splash of lavender. And lets not forget the laser cuts. Wow...They simply blow me away how gorgeous they look paired with the flowers. I used 2 of the same paper for this layout, showing front and backside, because they are both so beautiful! I split the paper in half and curled back the top, and added eyelets to the bottom, and laced through some 5 ply jute cording.

This closeup features some of the laser cuts mingling with the flowers. They pair and blend so beautifully! I cut one of the flowers in half and tucked both halves on either side of the framed photo. Besides the leafy clusters, there are also single leaves. I crinkle them a bit for a more realistic look, then tucked them under the flowers.

Building layers is so easy and so much fun adding depth to your projects when you use the laser cuts and flowers together. The viney leaves in the Ethereal laser cut collection look so real! They are beautiful! Tuck them here and there and EVERYWHERE!!! Can never have enough greens in your floral clusters. Or butterflies and dragonflies either!!

This is just a close up showing the depth that can be achieved from layering. A little bit of mixed media rounds out the whole layout.

Thank you for joining me this week at 49 and Market...

49 and Market products used:
5 Ply Jute Cording
Ethereal Whisper paper
Country Blooms: Blush
Vintage Shades Botanical Blends: Orchid

Sunday, May 19, 2019

49 and Market "Framed in Flowers"

I want to share with you, how I absolutely adore one of the new mini collections from 49 and Market. Serendipitous is simply awesome in many ways.  To create my dimensional layout,  I cut out around the inside perimeter  of the paper using only the image of the frame. I adhered it to a piece of corrugated cardboard and cut out the middle of the cardboard. Then I adhered it onto another piece of corrugated cardboard and painted the exposed cardboard with black gesso. The result was a 12x12 shadowbox look to it. Then the embellishing began!!

For the Frame I used Dusty Attic's  small Garden Tile Frame and rubbed it with Brilliance wax in Lucky Emerald, then for more shimmer, rubbed in some Pearlex Powdered Pigments in Brilliant Yellow. 

I absolutely love doing floral clusters, mixing the beautiful flowers with the cutouts from the Laser Cut Sheet of elements from the collection. The viney leaves are simply divine!! 

Just to give the layout a little of a French Country feel, I added a couple pieces of the Archival Board to the inside corners because it reminded me of chicken wire screen. I rubbed it with the Brilliance wax in Lucky Emerald, then dabbed on some Tim Holtz distress paint in yellow. 

Thank you for joining me today. I hope you were inspired!! 

49 and Market Products Used:
Serendipitous Collection Pack
Vintage Artistry Flora and Fauna Cut Out Sheet

Wild Flowers Ginger
Country Blooms, Tangerine
Vintage Shades Botanical Blends Yellow
Flower Mini Series 01 Tangerine

6x6 Archival Board :

Other Products Used:
Dusty Attic chipboard

Saturday, May 4, 2019

49 and Market...Love Knows No Boundaries

Hello Lovelies...I am coming to you this week with some 49 and Market inspiration using the Captured Adventures collection. I love that it can be used for so many themes. It could be very nautical, and is the reason I chose a photo taken at the beach. But use it for your travel photos!! It is the perfect addition to your paper stash!

For the title on the layout, I used the phrase from the strip of paper that normally would be thrown out. I love that 49 and Market does something with each strip to add to your projects. I layered it on a piece of left over paper and popped it up on the page with some pop dots. This adds wonderful dimension.

My layouts are usually pretty chunky and would go best in a shadow bow, or free standing. I love to layer for a dimensional look. Not only layering the papers, but building layers with flowers, embellishments and chipboard. I want my floral clusters to stand out as if tit were a real garden. 

The laser cut shapes are wonderful to layer and embellish. I added an eyelet to the tag and used a string from the burlap to loop through it. I also used a piece of string from the burlap that I tied around the ticket. then popped both off of the page using pop dots.

Here is a file I created of the dragonflies used in the layout. Just click, save, print and fussy cut. I used Sakura 3D Crystal Lacquer and while it was still wet I sprinkled some Twinklets Diamond Dust  on it for sparkle.

Thank you for visiting today. I look forward to inspiring you with all of the wonderful product from 49 and Market. You can visit my blog for more details and closeups and a special treat.

49 and Market Products Used:
Captured Adventures paper: Eclectic Pieces and Faraway Land
Flowers: Garden Seeds in Seabreeze , Cotton Blooms in Linen and Blossom Blends in Seabreeze
Captured Laser Cut Shapes
Archival Board: Memories Captured
Burlap Ribbon Roll in Natural

Other Products used:
Lindy's Stamp Gang/ Whale Watch Blue Shimmer Spray and Sidewalk Chalk Flat Fabio
The Crafters Workshop Mini Butterfly Collage designed by Janene Meyerowitz
Twinklets Diamond Dust
Sakura 3D Crystal Lacquer

Friday, April 19, 2019

49 and Market "Cherish Moments"

Hello beautiful friends! Sometimes I just want to create a page that screams French Vintage. Small floral bouquets mixed with a  little bit of texture, and just a feeling that is light and airy. I achieved this with the new 49 and Market Bold and Beautiful collection and mixed a couple of different flower packages to create my floral clusters. The background was textured using crackle texture paste and a Finnabair Swirly Florals stencil, then used Lindys Stamp Gang colors in Alpine Ice Rose starburst spray and Starburst colorshot in Yellow Rose of Texas, to bring out the beautiful colors in the flowers. I fussy cut around the flowers in Writings on the Wall paper and layered it over To the Point paper, popping it off of the page with corrugated cardboard. 

I layered all of the flowers and embellishments on top of a Sizzix Alterations Distressed Doily die that I cut from a piece of scrap left over from the paper I fussy cut. I then placed the whole cluster on the edge of the page.

I used the Laser Cut frame for my photo, and layered it with various Archival board that I heat embossed with a soft pink embossing powder. I then created a small floral cluster for the corner mixing Laser Cut flowers with a paper flower and a stamp from the Bold and Beautiful Laser Cut pack. 

The tiny Archival butterflies were painted yellow and added to the cluster, and it was all topped off with a digital butterfly from a collection I created. The butterflies were printed out on white cardstock. and cut out. I added some dots, covered the whole butterfly with 3D Crystal Lacquer, and while the lacquer was still wet, I dipped the bottom portion in Twinklets Diamond Dust
 for added sparkle. Crystal Lacquer is water based and non toxic.

Thank you for joining me today. I hope you are inspired. 

If you haven't already grabbed my butterfly file before, here it is again. 

49 and Market Products used:
Paper: Bold and beautiful  Writings on the Wall/To the Point

6x6 Archival Board: Treasure
6x6 Archival Board: Happy Moments

Flowers: Stargazers Lemon Drop
Blossom Blends Watermelon
Vintage Shades Botanical Blends Yellow

Laser Cut Shapes:
Bold and  Beautiful

Stamps: Pascale's 3x4 Form Stamp

Thursday, April 4, 2019

"Captured" 49 and Market featuring Vintage Remnants Collection

 Hello beautiful friends. The gorgeous papers from the Vintage Remnants collection are easy to dress up. After mounting the 12x12 paper onto a piece of corrugated cardboard, I wet, and pulled back the edges of the paper,then  edge distressed it using the blade of a scissor. Once it dried, I painted the exposed cardboard and the distressed edges with white gesso  I used a little texture paste with the Iris Tapestry Stencil Mask by Prima, and  Lindys Starburst sprays in Delphinium   Turquoise  and Belles of Ireland Green for color.  The  stamping was done with  Pascale’s Rations Stamp set.  Then the layering began...Each layer of paper was mounted on corrugated cardboard  and distressed the same way, building the layers for dimension. 

The beautiful vine from the Archival Board "Love" and the , and the lacey trim from the Archival Board "Treasure", were  both treated with texture paste, and then colored with Silks pearlized acrylic paint. 

I  mixed  some Art Stones and microbeads together using soft gel, and tucked them under the cascade of Stargazer flowers. I also tucked some moss in a few places to give the layout an earthy feel. 

You can see the multiple layers I used to create dimension. I love the rustic feel of the corrugated cardboard under the papers. And saving the planet one piece of cardboard at a time is good for the earth!!  

When creating the layers, I placed a few pieces of cardboard in between each layer to build it up. These types of layouts look gorgeous in a shadowbox type frame. It is like a 12x12 piece of art preserved under glass. 

I also created a butterfly file for your personal use. Just right click, save image to your computer and print on white cardstock.   For the layout, I cut them out, finger painted some Icicle Stickles on them and painted the antennae with a black Sharpie. I added some speckles on the wings using the Sharpie. 

Thank you for joining me for your daily inspiration!

49 and Market Products Used




Tuesday, March 19, 2019

49 and Market...Vintage Artistry and "Flight of the Butterfly"

 Hello lovelies. This week I bring to you the layout I created using Vintage Artistry. I love everything botanical. Especially when it has butterflies!! This collection just reminded me of a walk in the forest. I had to create a rustic feel to the layout, so I mounted the paper on a piece of corrugated cardboard and then peeled back the edges and painted them with white gesso. I tucked some small flowers into the torn parts. I love all of the elements in the flower pack, The fern, the paper curls and the berry stems complete the floral clusters on the layout. I saved the wreath for another project. I added a bit of stenciling with texture paste, and a light spray of color just to enhance the beauty of the paper.

I took apart a small resin photo frame from Michaels and a small resin frame from the dollar store and painted it with gesso. I used some Lindys Stamp Gang spray to match the beautiful colors in the paper and flowers. The flowers are incredibly beautiful. I used Seaside Blooms in Aloe.  I framed the image of the butterfly in the paper using the smaller resin frame.

I simply love the vintage looking butterflies on the papers. This piece came from the 6x6 paper pack. Whenever you get the 12x12 papers, if there is a 6x6 paper pack, grab it!! It is perfect for the smaller touches on your projects, that add a big impact! I mounted it on cardboard using the same technique as in the large 12x12 piece. I added some cardboard underneath before adhering it to the background to give it height and dimension. I fussy cut some of the butterflies, painted them with clear crackle paste, spread on some Stickles for sparkle, and adhered them to the layout by the body only. Lift the wings for dimension.

Have a beautiful day!!! 

49 and Market Products I used:

                                                              Seaside Blooms in Aloe
                                              Vintage Artistry Flora and Fauna Cutouts
 Vintage Artistry Specimen
Vintage Artistry Laws of Nature

Monday, March 4, 2019

"Be Happy" featuring the 49 and Market "Bold and Beautiful Collection".

Spring is in the air, the flowers are starting to bloom, and it is a Bold and Beautiful day!! The new collection from 49 and Market speaks for itself. Today, I am sharing my first post as a 49 and Market designer. My process was quite simple. I mounted 1 sheet of paper on a 12x12 piece of corrugated cardboard using Mod Podge. Once it dried, I edge distressed the paper by wetting it, pulling it back from the cardboard about an inch or so, and just wrinkled and tore. I tucked some bits of the burlap under the wider tears. I painted the edges and burlap ribbon with a metallic pink paint that coordinated with the paper. I was also inspired by the More Than Words Challenge for March Fantasy and Wings. Inspired by fantasy, I see a world where there is peace living among the beautiful flowers and golden sunshine surrounded and protected by Glass Wing butterflies.

I absolutely fell in love with the laser cuts. They make it so easy to adorn a page with plenty of embellishments. After removing the flowers, I used a ball stylus and foam pad to give the flowers a little bit of dimension. They really popped once they were arranged on the layout. I mounted the laser cut postcard on corrugated cardboard, distressed the edges,  and placed it over the post card image on the paper.

I used the wreath from the Seaside blooms flower collection and tucked it under the mounted postcard for added dimension. Then I layered all of the laser cut floral and leaves embellishments around it. I added Art Stones mixed with gel medium and a bit of texture paste using a stencil on the background then sprayed a bit of Lindys Stamp Gang spray onto the stones.

Because the laser cuts coordinate perfectly with the background paper, the viney leaves just melted into the background.

The look is incredibly seamless and beautiful. Everything flows just beautifully.

And you know those strips attached to the bottom of the paper? Yes, we always cut them off before or after the layout is done and toss them in the trash. Well 49 and Market makes perfect use of these strips. I cut the strip off, then cut the individual phrases off of them, and used BE HAPPY as my title. Genius!! I scattered some beautiful 49 and Market pebbles around the layout to finish it off.

I created a file of butterflies that you can print up on card stock and cut out. I used a thick coat of  clear crackle on them, and only attached the body to the layout letting the wings flap in the breeze. If you cut out the antennae, use a black sharpie to color. The ones I used on my layout were printed on a 5x7 white cardstock.

Thank you for coming by to sneak a peak this week!! 

Products used:


And this is also for the More Than Words challenge for March.
Fantasy and Wings...
What a beautiful theme to scrap!!