Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Lindys Stamp Gang ***Girls Just Want To Have Fun***....yes we do!!!

 Good day to my wonderful Lindys Lovers!! I want to share a mixed media layout with you today.
I wanted to go all out pink with a touch of gold. I found this gorgeous picture of a cake on Pinterest, fell in love with the flowers on the cake, but then wanted to do the color combo. No matter what color palette you find, Lindy's Stamp Gang is sure to have the colors to match and meet your needs. I found my colors to do this layout.

I started my layout in the usual way. Mounting a piece of background paper on corrugated cardboard for support. I cut up squares of patterned paper and adhered them to the background. Then I brushed Liquitex gesso over the entire layout and let it dry. Over that I  used a Prima Chickenwire mask with Golden Light modeling paste and let it dry completely. I sprayed the layout with water in a couple of places then sprayed over the background using 3 different colors. Raspberry Lemonade Flat Fabio Spray, Alpine Ice Rose Starburst Spray and Bayou Boogie Gold Starburst Spray. I did spray on a bit of Sea Grass Green Starburst Spray, but I must have covered it with my embellishments. I wanted to bring out the leaves in the flowers. There is a bit peeking out. Very subtle.

I have these wonderful pink flowers that I enhanced with Lindys Spray. Alpine Ice Rose is a gorgeous color with an underlying hint of gold. A beautiful shimmery gold. I wish I could capture its beauty in these photos. I did a little stamping on the background once all of my embellies and photo were placed. 

This is a closeup of the little resin frame I found at Joanns Fabrics. You get 2 in the pack for $1.50. They were white and I dry brushed a bit of gesso on them to create a base for my spray. I used the Bayou Boogie  Gold on it when the gesso was dry. When it dried,, I gave it a second coat of spray. I let it settle in the crevices to create a gilded look.You could get the same effect with Lindys embossing powder.

The photo is kind of special.You will see this photo in the near future. (wink) In the photo are 2 of Tracey Plakinger's daughters (Lindys owner) and the other 3 are daughters of Lindys wonderful employees Wendy and Kim. I fell in love with this photo and got permission from Tracey to use it. It was the inspiration for my title on this page.
I mounted the photo on corrugated cardboard and to give it height, I popped it up from the background using bits of corrugated cardboard underneath. I tucked the other frame up in the corner. The edges were rubbed with gesso, then used the Bayou Boogie Gold and Alpine Ice Rose over the edge when the gesso dried.

This is a closeup of the masking and you can see some of the shimmer the Alpine Ice Rose leaves behind. It really is a gorgeous color and one of my favorite  in my ever growing  stash of Lindys Colors. I just love how the gold settled in the crevices of the molding paste. When you spray it on, tip your project back and forth to get the spray to settle in different spots.

I added some stamping and a few pearls to my background and called it DONE... Thank you for joining me today. I hope you will go check out the April Color Challenge and enter for a chance to win. The palette is beautiful!!!

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Mini Album featuring the BoBunny Forever Young Collection

 If you love the bright colors of summer that remind you of carefree fun and sherbert!!! Then this collection is for you!! BoBunny's Forever Young Collection is fun and funky!! I love to create mini albums, and while playing around with Sizzix Movers & Shapers L Die - Pocket Envelope, I had, an idea came to me. Incorporate it with a Sizzix Movers & Shapers Die - Tag & Tie that fit inside a pocket envelope perfectly, and pair it with the gorgeous colors and patterns of Forever Young, and a Star was born. 5 pockets = 5 pages, 5 tags. Plenty of room for photo's and journaling.

 Here is a closeup of the cover. I used the Pearlescents in Blush to create the pearls around the frame. The flowers are all BoBunny Blossoms in 3 different colors. Love them!!

I have a thing for ribbon. I picked out all of the  colors I could find matching the colors in the papers. I have a pretty good collection. I simply tied them to the book rings that bind the mini. BoBunny has quite the choice of Carded Ribbon colors as well.

This is what the pockets look like from the opening. Each pocket opening is actually the bottom of the pocket envelope. I just slid a tag in each pocket. 

I die cut extra hole rienforcers from the tag die, and used them to reinforce the holes I created with a Cropadile on the flaps of the pocket envelope. This part would be the flap that covers the envelope, but I left it out to use as the binding space. I placed a reinforcer on the fronts and backs of each page.

The next few photos are some of the pages of the insides of the mini. I left room for journaling and photos on each page.

 Here are a couple of photos of the tags. I covered both the front and backs. I used a different pattern from the 6x6 paper pad for each of the tags. I also used the stamps on a few places.

This is the back of the mini. I punched little flowers out from the fruit patterns on the paper and layered each color to get the different colored flowers. I actually cut the Forever Young sign from the throwaway strip of paper at the top of the 12x12 paper. I backed it with a piece of black card stock.

Here is a closeup of the back. I used the Pearlescents to create the little pearls around the entire back.I cut apart the flags banner from a larger piece in the Noteworthy collection. 

Just another closer view of the flowers.

Thank you for joining me today. I hope you will be inspired to create using Forever Young.

BoBunny Products Used:
Patterned paper:Blue Skies/Forever Young
6x6 Paper Pad: Forever Young
NoteWorthy" Forever Young
Layered Chipboard: Forever Young
Double Dot Paper:Tangerine
Ink Pad: Licorice
Pearlescents: Blush
Blossoms: Clover Daisy,Harvest Orange Daisy, Daisy Blush
Stamp: Captured
Double Dot: Natural Necessities Collection Pack

Spring***Lindys Stamp Gang April Color Challenge***

April Showers bring May flowers...But with Lindys colors they bloom all year long in my world!!! Are you ready for the Lindys Stamp Gang April Color Challenge??? Now is your chance to join us by entering your creations. Just follow the simple rules to enter and you could be 1 of 5 winners to win a $50.00 Gift Certificate to the Lindys Store.
I hope to spark your creativity with my layout today. A with all of my layouts I mounted a 12x12 patterned paper to a 12x12 piece of corrugated cardboard using Mod Podge. This gives me a wonderful base to work on, kind of like working on canvas. It keeps my paper intact, it doesn't ripple or curl, and if you give it a quick light coat of clear gesso, it is like working on a a piece of canvas. For my layout today, I used the Prima Epiphany Collection. A couple of the Lindys colors were very subtle in the paper, I just kicked it up a notch and BAMM...Color perfection (sorry, my daughter is a chef and I watch Emeril to much!!)
The links to all of the colors I have used can be found at the end of this post.

Here is the beautiful palette you get to work with this month!! You only need to use 2 colors for your entry, But I used ALL... I just love coloring my world with Lindys.  To  make it super easy for you, Lindys puts together the color bundles for you every month. You can get the Limited Edition Spray Set, the Limited Edition Embossing powder Set, or the whole Dang Mega set!!!

 I used a few layers for my photo mat. Each layer is mounted on a piece of corrugated cardboard for added dimension. Using a paint palette and a small paint brush, I  mic my colors with added water for a muted watercolor effect, and painted it on each layer. I used a bit of twine and tied it around 2 of the layers for added texture.

  I created the pink flowers using the Sizzix Susans Garden Dogwood die and colored them with Pink Ladies Pink. The middles were painted with Sumer Lovin Sun and then I added a small dot of  BoBunny Pearlescents in Blush. The very tips were painted with Peony Scarlet Red. The smaller flowers were created with an EK Success Daisy punch that I have had forever. I sprayed them with Tilt a Wheel Teal.The leaves were colored with a mixture of Lucky Shamrock Green and Sea Grass Green.

 The Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz dragonfly was stamped twice on Prima patterned paper, the wings were fussy cut from one of the images and both pieces were sprayed and painted with Summer Lovin Sun, Tilt A Wheel Teal, Pink Ladies Pink and Sea Grass Green. I placed the wings over the whole dragonfly piece and curled the wings for dimension.

The tags were die cut from Sizzix Alterations Tim Holtz Tag and Tie die. I applied some Sandra Dee Sepia to a Ranger foam sponge, and applied it to the edges of the tag as well as the hole reinforcer before adhering it to the tag. I tied some twine to the tags.

 Just a closeup of the flowers I created using the Sizzix Dogwood die and colored them with Pink Ladies Pink. The very tips were painted with Peony Scarlet Red. The smaller flowers were created with an EK Success daisy punch that I have had forever. I sprayed them with Tilt a Wheel Teal.

I used Summer Luvin Sun on some cheese cloth to tuck under my layered photo mat.

Thanks for stopping by today for a little inspiration. Don't forget to check out the Lindys Blog for more Lindys inspiration from the fabulous Design Team, and tomorrow, there will be a second reveal on the Lindys Blog. Join us for the APRIL COLOR CHALLENGE.... You could win big!!!


Lindys Products Used:

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Dusty Attic Discover Layout

Hello friends, Lisa here to share another layout using the gorgeous March Mood Board. I chose to use just about all of the colors in it for my layout, and  it morphed into a color frenzy.  I guess that is what inspiration does for you. It gets your mojo going. But that's good!!! Right?? Here is the March Mood Board. Why don't you try and see what it does for you!! The colors in each board, every month, will surely inspire you to create. The colors for me, have the lush feel of spring on the verge of summer. It is simply splashed in gorgeous color.

In Florida, we have the beautiful little hummingbird. I found this photo on Pinterest and fell in love with it. I used a piece from the String Set chipboard as a frame because it reminded me of  the beginnings of a nest. I painted it with Dusty Attic Colour in Raisin, then sprayed it with Lindys Stamp Gang Moonlit Mulberry MoonShadow Spray. It was a perfect match and added that bit of drama to the piece.

I created the blue flowers from die cutting patterned paper, then watered down some Denim paint and just lightly brushed it over the petals. I made the nest with Spanish moss and moss purchased at Joanns. The tiny eggs which are the true size of hummingbird eggs were created with Fimo Clay and painted with  Oceania. The Dusty Attic Soot colour was watered down a bit and using a toothbrush, I flecked the black paint on them for a speckled look. 

I clustered some Dusty blooms with my handmade blooms. The leaves are also from Dusty Attic.

The Ornate Corner was treated the same way the String chipboard was done.

Here is a closeup of one of the curled back ends showing the mix of flowers. I wanted the blue flowers to have a painterly feel. Like watercolors.

The word Discover, taken from the Words #3 pack was treated the same way as the other pieces.

Finally, this is just a closeup of the photo and frame. I die cut some tags to place behind the framed photo.

Visit the Dusty Attic Blog for some more Moodboard Inspiration from the Designers. They are so inspirational. Check back often and look for the Mood board Challenge every month.And is you see something Dusty Attic that you must have, Visit the Dusty Attic store to place your order! Oh the choices are nearly endless...and gorgeous!!!

Dusty Attic Products used:

Saturday, March 28, 2015

A4 sized Layout

 Sometimes you may just want to create outside of the box. I have a lot of A4 paper pads that I usually use for cards or mini albums. I decided to create an A4 sized layout. I love how the Dusty Attic pieces just about fill up the page. I also decided to use  both the positive and the negative pieces of the Brick Panel set. I wanted to create a glimpse of a garden climbing over a brick wall. Some gardens should not be contained! So take a peek out beyond your walls. You never know what you will find. The world is a garden!!

The frame was treated with a coat of Dusty Attic Hot Chocolate paint, and after it dried, I coated it with a generous layer of Crackle Varnish. When the varnish dried and crackled, I gave it a quick spritz of Lindys Stamp Gang Starburst Spray in Mission Bells Brown, and let it settle in the cracks for a gilded look.

 I split the title into 2 parts on the layout, which brings the framed  photo into main focus. I created the quote in Photoshop, printed it up on patterned paper and cut out the words. I arranged them on the layout sing a small piece of chipboard underneath to lift them off the page.

 I clustered and tucked the flowers over the bricks diagonally to soften and break up the straight lines in the layout.

The brick panel was treated with a coat of Lindys Stamp Gang Spray Flat Fabios  in Sandra Dee Sepia over the raw chipboard. Before it dried, I sprayed it with some  Lindys Stamp Gang Spray Starburst Spray in  Mission Bells Brown.        

Thank you for joining me today. I hope you will try to create a layout in A4 size and use your favorite Dusty Attic products to adorn it. 

Dusty Attic Products Used: