Tuesday, April 15, 2014

BoBunny Enchanted Garden Sneak Peek!!

Today we bring the first collection teaser for the NEW Spring Collections for BoBunny! As we preview the collection logos be sure to check out our Facebook! Once we get to 40,000 "LIKES" we are going to start giving away the NEW Spring Collections!

Enjoy this mood board from Rae! She is the designer of this collection! She also shares some of her thoughts about this collection!

"When I started developing the idea for this collection I was instantly drawn to my own love of all things fairies. I have books of fairies, I collect fairy statues & I even try to have a fairy garden in my flower bed every year!
I wanted this line to have hints of fairies, though I didn't want this to be a "fairy line" because I wanted it to appeal to those who might not share my affinity for fairy culture. I also wanted it to have layers & groupings of things you might find in grandma's treasure box: old stamps, little tags, dried flowers, pieces of old cards, etc.

Enchanted Garden is  a whimsical line full of magical charm. Perfect for scrapbooking all of your enchanting memories!"

Friday, April 11, 2014

BoBunny Misc. Me 8x9 Keepsake book

Today is my Blog Post at BuBunny showcasing the 8x9 Misc. Me book pages. I am creating a keepsake album for my daughter using Misc Me. She will use this keepsake to record her memories of going to culinary school and other memories she had growing up in a house where cooking was always a ritual and a pleasure.

 The page on the left has a waterfall feature which gives you more "real estate" for journaling those special moments. Below is a picture of my daughter receiving her diploma on the day of her graduation. In between the left and right page is a divider from the Avenues Journal Dividers set. I have attached a small pocket envelope that I created by die cutting one of the papers in the Avenues Note Paper set.
This pocket envelope I created with the Sizzix Tim Holtz Alterations Pocket Envelope  die, was opened to reveal another journal card that I created with Sizzix Tim Holtz ATC and Corners  die, and when you turn it over, there is lined paper on the other side for journaling.
This is a view of the back of the divider and you can see the right page in it's entirety. I attached another one of the envelope pockets I created.
This is a view of the pocket envelope opened to reveal an ATC card that can be used for journaling or a picture on the other side.
When you turn the page, the left page has 2 more envelope pockets and 2 photos. (It is shown out of the Pocket Protector for photography purposes.) On the right side, the page is from the Journal Dividers set. The divider I used has a pocket that I tucked 3 mini booklets into.
Here is a closeup of the 3 mini booklets. The front and back covers were die cut from the small ATC sized cards in the Avenues Journal Contents set. I adhered the front, back, and middle page to chipboard. There is a total of 3 pages in each mini booklet, and on the insides I used lined paper from the same set. I used my Cropadile to punch through the 3 pages, set an eyelet through the front cover, and tied the 3 pages together using twine.
 Each one of the little minis has 3 pages. The insides contain lined paper for journaling.
Here is a closeup of the waterfall journaling feature. This created more room for either journaling or adding more pictures or both. 
This view is one of the pages that I slipped into a pocket protector.
No Matter what you want to journal, Misc Me is the perfect for creating that special keepsake to do it.

BoBunny Supplies:
Misc Me Binder: 8x9 Kraft
Misc Me Notepaper: The Avenues
Misc Me Journal Dividers: The Avenues
Misc Me Note Paper: The Avenues
Misc Me Journal Contents: The Avenues
Misc Me Page Protectors: 8x9 Variety Pack
6x6 Paper Pad: Baby Bump
Chipboard: The Avenues Layered Chipboard, The Avenues 12x12 Chipboard
Stickers: The Avenues Dimensional Stickers, The Avenues Combo Sticker

Friday, April 4, 2014

Spring Is In The Air...Blue Fern Studios April Blog Post plus a sketch challenge.

 Spring is in the air, and that means the flowers bloom and gardens flourish. To get you in the mood for spring I used lots of flowers and spring colors. Blue Fern Studios has lots of floral inspired chipboard for your projects.
  On the first layout I used the Graduated Circles to frame my photo. I painted it with Lindy's Magical Micas  and after it was dry, used glossy accents on it to stick my micro beads to.I did a bit of machine stitching around the layout and the mats. I used Blue Fern Garden paper for this layout.

Once the frame was dry, I added some Doodle Flowers to the circle. I primed the Doodle Flowers with white gesso, then sprayed them with mist, then I topped each with a rhinestone.

 I used the Angel eyes word from the Spiritually Speaking set. I used the same colors and technique as on the Doodle Flowers.

 The flowers are a mix of silk flowers from Michaels plucked off of their plastic stems, Prima, and hand made flowers using various Sizzix dies.The leaves are a Spellbinders die from the Foliage set. All of the peach colored flowers and chip board were colored with Heidi Swapp's spray in Georgia Peach.

On this next layout, I used the Best Of Times chipboard frame from the Memory Frames set.  The design was inspired by using the April Blue Fern Studios Sketch Challenge. It is a beauty, so give it a go and you'll have a chance to win some beautiful Blue Fern Studios chipboard!

The paper I used is Blue Fern Gardens. I did a little mixed media with gesso, distress ink and masks for the background. The Crafters Workshop and Prima masks were both used.

For the frame, I primed it with gesso, then colored it using  Gelatos in 2 colors, plus Lindy's Stamp Gang Magical Micas, spritzed it with water, and rubbed it into the frame. I used Liquid Pearls to dot the outer edges of the hearts.

I used the Mini Ring Things in various parts of the page. The little heart is one of the pieces  from the Blue Fern Bits. Don't throw away those pieces that fall out of your Blue Fern Panels chipboard, they make great little fillers. With left over paper bits I created some rolled roses for the centers of my Prima flowers.

 Here is a close up of the Memory Frame, and a border from the the Doily Bunting set. 

This next layout was put together in 30 minutes. Which even amazed me, as I am a slow scrapper. I was very inspired by watching some mixed media videos, and Nadia Cannizzo did a video tutorial that made me pull out my Industrial Chic spray set from Lindys. Check it out HERE...I practically closed my eyes and just started throwing things onto my paper.  I let the Blue Fern Studios chipboard dictate the design. I used a brick mask to mimic the Shabby Brick Bits, the word Believe from the Spiritually Speaking set to evoke emotion from the beautiful photo I found on Tumbler (I know the last name of the photographer is Mueller) and the Spring Branch to signify the season. I simply am in love with concrete angels.I want to travel the world and just visit old cemeteries... I have also entered this layout into the 7 Dots Studio March challenge Fly Away. After all it was Blue Fern Studios that introduced me to 7 Dots Studio!!

I primed the word with gesso and sprayed it using 2 coats of Lindy's and dried  it in between each coat.

I primed the Spring Branch with gesso. Once it was dry. I sprayed the leaves  using the green in the Industrial Chic set.  and then painted the branch part with acrylic paint. Then I used a pearl pen in the same brown/gold color and rubbed it into the branch. I did the same with the brick bits.

I sprayed some Gauze and fluffed it out to add under my photo. Then I just tucked the brick bits under the photo here and there. 

I also sprayed the flowers to enhance the colors and blend them into the background paper and chipboard.

Thank you for joining me for my April Blog Post. I hope you have been inspired. Until next time, Happy Spring!!

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Splash Of Color + the LooLah 6x6 paper collection = a happy little mini album.

Happy Saturday my scrappy Divas  with a project to fuel your creativty. I love ATC cards, So when I looked through my wonderful stash of Splash Of Color goodies, I was delighted to find a 6x6 paper pack and an ATC collection pack from the IOD Loolah collection. The pinks, reds, and greens are a fave color combo of mine, and the very sweet lady bug design was perfect for a collection of pictures I have of my daughter when she was a toddler. I decided on creating a mini album.
I started with 8 pieces of 4x6 chipboard. For the front and back cover, I adhered canvas to the outsides of each piece. Using a mask, I painted through the mask with Primary Elements Artist Pigments in Pear Blossom and Spanish Moss  mixed with glossy gel medium to give the paint some body. Frank Garcia taught me the technique to bind this type of album. If you watch his La Vie album tutorial  this is the technique I used. Love the 4x6 size.

I used some Grunge Paper to create the spine and binding. I primed a piece of the Ranger Grunge paper with LuminArte Silks Acrylic Glaze in Oyster. Then I went over it with a mix of Luminarte Silks Acrylic Glaze in Guatemalen Green and African Jade.
For my cover title I used LuminArte Silks Acryic Glaze in Nutmeg to paint my Blue Fern Studios chipboard and when it dried I rubbed it with a little Viva Colour Metallic Rub in green for a patina look.
The flowers were created using  Ranger Glassine paper. I die cut them using my Sizzix Tattered Florals die , wrinkled the flowers and painted them using primary Elements in the same colors I used on my canvas cover. To color the brads, I rubbed more of the Viva Colour Metallic rub in green over them. I also used the metallic rub on the flowers.
You can see a few of the ATC cards I created sticking out of the top of the album..Let me show you how adorable they came out.
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I created the pages before I bound them together. I used the IOD Loolah 6x6 paper pad for the pages and the pockets, created on some of the pages. Then I die cut the bases of the ATC cards using my Sizzix ATC Card and corner die and thick white cardstock (110 pound), then cut the papers in the pad and adhered them to the white bases. This created a heavy ATC card to adorn with the IOD Loolah ATC Die Cut Cardstock Shapes.  The backs of the ATC cards were left intentionally white for future journaing. Here are a few photos of the inside of the album.
In addition to ATC cards, I also created little trifold folders to hold photo's or journaling.
Here is one of them opened up.
Here is another trifold card. I used Kraft paper for the base. Tied it with thin hemp cord  from Hemptique.
This is the trifold card tied, and tucked in a pocket.
The painted canvas flourish on the cover was taken from the Monarch Canvas Shapes pack. 
The silk ribbon is from a roll of ribbon I won from May Arts. I just sprayed the slightly water dampened ribbon with a little LuminArte Radiant Rain Shimmering Mist in Fern.
I hope you were inspired by my Loolah Mini today. I just love creating these little treasures.

OH!!! One more little teeny weeny tidbit. This idea popped in my head this morning while strolling the garden. And I still has time to edit my post!!! I saw a lady bug on my Azaleas. I thought to muself..Self, I make flowers!! How about lady bugs to go along with them..So I pulled out my Viva Dimensional Pearl Paint Pen “Red Pearl” and in Black Pearl. On my non stick craft mat, I placed a small red dot about the size of a real lady bug. Then I took the black pen and placed a smaller dot on one end of the red dot..When the dots were dry, I took a black Sharpie and very carefully drew a line down the middle to separate the wings and drew teeny weeny little dots on their backs...Lady Bugs!!!! To create a sense of scale, here is the smallest one shown on my fingertip.

Till next time, Color your World with a little Splash Of Color!!!!
xoxo Lisa