Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Layout using BoBunny's Juliet Collection

Have you seen the Spring Preview of Bo Bunny's 3 new collections??? They are fabulous! I am featuring Juliet in this layout. It is elegant and romantic with vintage undertones.
To prepare my layout, I mounted the patterned paper on a 12x12 piece of corrugated cardboard using Mod Podge. Fter it was dried, I wet the edges with a spray bottle of water, then distressed them by peeling back the paper with the top layer of cardboard revealing the corrugated part.

 The photo mat was created by mounting a 6x6 paper and treating it the same way I did the background paper. Then I just layered the chipboard tag, a piece of Noteworthy, and created a little layered button that I tied around the Noteworthy using twine, then tied it in a bow. I also added a chipboard butterfly. Both the tag and butterfly were sprayed with Gold Glimmer Spray.

When the edges of the background are still wet, wrinkle, fold and crease the edges. It will dry this way. I added a bit of crackle texture paste to the edges and creases for texture. Some of the roses on the patterned paper were fussy cut, and some pieces of Noteworthy were placed under the floral cluster using foam dots for dimension.

The background was stenciled using Brocade and crackle texture paste. After it dried, I added some stamping, sprays and foil rub ons that I cut apart for added texture. The edges was sprayed using Gold Glimmer Spray.

The next few photos show the dimension created by layering.

I adhered the butterfly by the body only, then lifted the wings up a bit for dimension. The layered pieces were all edged with Gold Glimmer Spray.

The Blush Daisies were sprayed with Gold Glimmer Spray after they were adhered to the background.

I hope you were inspired to add a little shimmer of gold to your next project and check out the Bo Bunny Blog for more inspiration from the Design Team.

BoBunny Products:
Blossoms: Blush Daisy
12x12 Patterned Paper: Juliet,Verona/Juliet Collection
6x6 paper pad: Juliet
Stamps: Stitches, Flutter
Glimmer Spray:Gold Glimmer, Tutu Glimmer
Buttons: Juliet
Brads: Juliet
Laser Cut Chipboard:  Lace Laser Cut Chipboard Tags, Butterfly
Noteworthy: Juliet
 Doilies: 4 inch small
Stencils: Brocade
Filigree Foil Rub On: Gold

Sunday, May 24, 2015

So Happy Together***Bo Bunny*** featuring Wood Shapes

Hi there! I am up on the Bo Bunny Blog this holiday weekend! I'm here to show you that Bo Bunny's  wood shapes can be primed and sprayed to match your projects! I decided to mix and match some wood pieces from 3 different collections for my layout. I  love the colors of the sea. The blues and greens are just so calming. With just 2 beautiful colors you can create a masterpiece.On this layout I used BoBunny's Glimmer Spray in Frost and Mint.

Layout by Lisa Gregory featuring Forever Young

The background paper ForeverYoung Yum,was adhered to a piece of 12x12 corrugated cardboard using Mod Podge and a foam applicator. I then used the Brocade Stencil and Golden crackle paste on the background. Once it dried, I sprayed some Glimmer spray in Frost on a piece of plastic bag, then sprayed on a bit of water to water it down and pressed the bag, spray side down onto the background to achieve a watercolor effect. I did this using the Mint as well until I got the coverage I wanted. I also die cut the butterflies from the Flutter dies and sprayed them with Frost and Mint to get a variegated color.  Once they were dry, I adhered them to the background by the body only and slightly folded up the wings.

Layout by Lisa Gregory featuring Forever Young and stencils

For the blossoms, I enhanced the darker blue ones with Glimmer Spray in Frost. For the lighter blue flowers, I sprayed them with Mint to change the color up a bit. I also die cut some blossoms and leaves from the Double Dot paper in Clove, then I sprayed them with the Frost and Mint
Glimmer sprays for a 2 toned effect. They dry to a gorgeous shimmer.

Layout by Lisa Gregory featuring Forever Young and blossoms

The wooden pieces were all primed using white acrylic paint. Once they were dry, I sprayed them with Frost and Mint. I arranged all of the pieces on my layout until I was pleased with the design and then I adhered everything down permanently. I used the stamps around the page in random spots, just for texture.

Layout by Lisa Gregory featuring Forever Young and wood embellishments

I had the photobooth strip photo of me and my kids for years. I scanned it, and printed it out on photo paper. I cut it apart, matted them on Double Dot paper in Clove, and popped the individual photos off the page for a dimensional look.

Layout by Lisa Gregory featuring Forever Young and wood embellishments
These colors just make my heart sing!

Thank you for joining me today. I will be back soon when Bo Bunny will be showcasing projects with the newest Spring collections. Until then, get out those wooden pieces and give them some color!!

BoBunny Supplies:
12x12 Patterned Paper: Yum/Forever Young
Double Dot Paper: Clover Dot
Blossoms: Denim Blue Daisy
Wood Shapes: That's Life/Ironworks/Kraft Wood Keys and Butterflies
Dies: FlutterDies
Stencils: Brocade
Glimmer Spray: Frost/Mint
Stamps: It is Written/Distressed Textures
Ink Pad: Emerald
Layered Chipboard: Heritage
Double Dot Jewels: Emerald

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Lindys Stamp Gang*** Pocket Letter ***

I am up today on the Lindy's Stamp Gang Blog today. I am joining the Pocket Letter Craze and thought it was a perfect time to showcase the Lindys Embossing powers. Og course I used the sprays for my leaves and to touch up color on my flowers, I even sprayed the butterfly!!. It’s not new, but pocket letters are sure making their way around scrappers’ desks lately.They make for great swaps, and even “happy mail”! Who wouldn’t want one of these as a RAK? I know I would! This one will go to  special friend...In the hopes to give her wonderful Prima
The papers I used for this Pocket Letter are from Prima. I used the 6x6 paper pad Romance Novel Collection.

On the front of my pocket letter I used some of my favorite Lindys spray colors. The leaves were die cut and sprayed with Lucky Shamrock Green Starburst Spray and then a bit of Ocean Breeze Blue was stroked on with a paint brush to highlight the blue in the spray. On the black butterfly, I sprayed on some Royal Peacock Fire Glitz Spray.

The seam binding was sprayed with Bells of Ireland Green Starburst spray. I didn’t want to soak it so that I would get a variegated look. I tied 2 pieces into each hole on the pocket page.

This is the back of the pocket letter and it’s where I used all of the embossing powders. On the wooden embellishments, I dabbed on a bit of white acrylic paint. Once dry, I heat embossed the colors onto the pieces. I picked the colors out from the papers to coordinate.

Here are a couple of closeups of the embossed pieces. If you look closely you can see some red flecks in each of the pieces. I did that just to add a little drama. I added some Razzleberry Plum embossing powder to each of the other colors. The pink butterfly is Geranium Coral Blush and the frame is Reindeer Moss Green.

The scissors  and the frame were embossed with  Scotch Broom Yellow.  All of the black pieces were embossed with Obviously Black. The corners of each of the pocket letter cards were stamped with a Prima corner stamp, and heat embossed with Obviously Black, Reindeer Moss Green and Razzleberry Plum.

I love the little wooden embellies from Prima. I used Stationers Desk for this project. They were primed with gesso, then heat embossed when dry.

This is the bottom row of the pocket letter. Every embellishment is from Prima.

This is the middle section of the Pocket Letter. I love that the 6x6 pad has very small pocket envelope that you can cut out and put together. They are perfect for writing little notes or keeping memories tucked away.

This is the top section of the Pocket Letter.

When folded up, these pocket letters fit perfectly into a regular #10 envelope. But if you have an Envelope Punch Board like I do, you can custom make one in the perfect size for your bulkier Pocket Letters.

Thanks for joining me today!! Don't forget to check out the Lindys Stamp Gang Color challenge!! 
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Sunday, May 10, 2015

Mini Album featuring Elegance With BoBunny's Foil Rubons!

Hello everyone! BoBunny's  Garden Journal Collection is the perfect collection to create a mini album for the gardener, to display the wonders of a floral garden. The Gold Alphabet gives the album the old world richness of leather covered books embossed in gold. The Gold Alphabet rub-ons allowed me to create that look.  I absolutely LOVE them!!

    My project is a Gatefold Mini Album featuring the Alphabet Foil Gold Rubons and the Garden Journal collection. To create the base of the album, I followed a you tube tutorial by Ginger Ropp (My Sisters Scrapper ) It is her Sweet Day Mini Album Tutorial. The base is chip board covered with Kraft card stock. It was my canvas!!

 The  gold rub-ons are so rich that they look like gold leaf embedded in the paper. They are so easy to use and rub on with perfection. To enhance the gold, I created a jeweled closure using gold jewelry finds and seam binding, that were strung  through pink wide eyelets that were set in the cover. I also edged the album with Gold glitter paste.The glitter paste was easily applied using my fingers. Just dip your finger on the pot, and rub it onto your surface.

 I simply love to incorporate my jewelry finding into the closures and hanging dangles of my mini albums. It just lends a charm to them . The wide eyelets are from We R Memory Keepers.

 This is a side view of the album. I created one that was a little on the thick side as to fill the pages with dimensional embellies. I just love the way the glitter  paste sparkles

No garden is complete without butterflies. On the back of the album, I used modeling paste with the stencils doing floral corners and the 3 smallest butterflies down the middle.

On the inside of the album there are 6 large envelope/sleeve pages that each contain a journaling card that slips into the sleeve. On a few of the pages as in this one, there is a pocket on the sleeve itself that holds tags and additional cards. I used the Gold rub-ons to spell the word "flowers." The gold throughout the album is a little treat to add to the elegance. 

This is a closeup of one of the cards in the album that feature the Gold rub-ons. I created a few pull out tags. You can adhere photos to the back of the tags.

These are 2 of the 6 cards that were pulled from the sleeves. The lined pattern on the Delight paper was perfect  as you can use these cards to journal on. The opposite side of the cards have patterned paper and plenty of room for photos. They slide easily back into the sleeves. 

The top of each fold on the cards I placed a button. Once the button was adhered to the fold, I used my Cropodile to punch a holes over the existing holes and placed  a piece of string through and tied a bow. 

 Just a closeup of the buttons.I adhered the buttons to the flap, then punched a hole through the buttons and the flap using my Cropodile, then pulled some jute through and tied it into a bow.

These are the left and right sides with the slide cards still in the pockets. One side can be used for photos and the other side has the patterned paper that looks like fine stationary with lines that can be used for journaling.

Left side
 Right Side
As you can see it is chunky enough for filling with creative embellies if you choose. 

Thank you for joining me today. I hope that you are inspired to use the Foil rub-ons to add that special elegance to your next project. Please visit The Bo Bunny Blog for more inspiration from the designers, Tips, tricks and previews you wont want to miss!!


BoBunny Supplies:
Patterned Paper 12x12: Airy, Garden Journal, Bloom, Wonder, Stripe,Sketch, Gratitude, Journal, Delight /Garden Journal
6x6 Paper Pad: Garden Journal
Glitter Paste: Gold
Blossoms: Blush Pansy
Buttons: Garden Journal
Stickable Stencil: Love
Alphabet Foil Rub on: Gold
Chipboard: Garden Journal

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Lindy's Stamp Gang Color Challenge ***Happy National Scrabooking Day!!!!***

It's May!!!! That means Lindy's is revealing the designers projects for The Color Challenge!! I get to debut mine on my most favorite day of the year!! National Scrapbooking Day!! Woo Hoo!!! I have been on a mini album kick lately, but I just had to splash paint and spritz on color, so I created this layout. I did this for a dear friend who sent me a photo of her mom. This months colors were perfect to compliment the photo.

This is a closeup to show you the dimension of the layering I did. Just a few strategically placed scrap papers ont he background gave me the base of the layout. The frame is a wooden embellishment that I picked up at Joanns for 50 cents. But with the addition of Lindy's Embossing powder in  Morning Glory Azure  it looks like a million bucks!. I love the 2 toned affect the embossing powders have.

The Cherish title is from Dusty Attic Word Pack #4 set . I primed it with  white gesso and then sprayed it with  Frenchy's Pink Pouf Flat Fabios white the gesso was still tacky.

The dragonfly is a Stampers Anonymous stamp that I stamped and cut twice. The wing section was cut from one of the images and after painted, I placed them  under the whole stamped image giving the wings dimension. To color the dragonfly I used Frenchys Pink Pouf Flat Fabios, Ocean Breeze Blue Flat Fabios spray and Clam Bake Beige Starburst Spray.

The blue Prima Flower was actually pink. I love these flowers but only have pink left. So I covered it with gesso, let it dry and spayed it with Ocean Breeze Blue Flat Fabios spray.. Wouldn't you know I added some pink back, by painting on some Frenchys Pink Pouf!!! Go figure...I love how they came out!!! The smaller pink flowers I die cut from white card stock and sprayed with Frenchys Pink Pouf. The leaves were also die cut and sprayed with Lucky Shamrock Green Starburst Spray and then a bit of Ocean Breeze Blue was stroked on with a paint brush to highlight the blue in the spray.  

This is just a closeup of the flower. You can see the gorgeous shimmer of the embossing powder on the frame.

The background was textured using a Prima stencil and some texture paste. I also added a few bits of fabric trim. Once it was dry, using a  large paint brush, I sprayed some of the sprays in a plastic paint palette and watered them down a bit more for a water color effect, then randomly started painting the background. I did spray a few places and spattered in other areas. I love mixed media. And Lindys makes it beautiful!!

 Dont forget to enter your projects in our May 2015 Color Challenge. The rules are easy and you could win a $50.00 Gift certificate to the Lindy's Stamp Gang store. There will be 5 winners, so get your entries in!! CLCK HERE or the picture.
If you just love the colors in this challenge, Lindys has put together Limited  Edition sets for you. Just get the May 2015 Sprays...Just get the May 2015 Embossing Powders OR order yourself the May 2015 MEGA set which has both!!!
Thanks for joining me today!! Till next time, 

 Check out The Lindys Blog for more fabulous inspiration from the talented designers at Lindys!!

Lindys Products Used:
Frenchy's Pink Pouf Flat Fabios
Morning Glory Azure embossing powder
Ocean Breeze Blue Flat Fabio
Hydrangea Blue Starburst Spray
Clam Bake Beige
Pink Ladies Pink Flat Fabios Color Shot