Thursday, December 19, 2019

Lemon Craft Guest Designer for December 2019

It has been such a wonderful pleasure to Guest Design for Lemon Craft these past couple of months. For December I am using the gorgeous Joy To The World 12x12 collection. I decided to do a layout and a Trifold Folio that will hold my Holiday memories from this season. There are 2 color versions in this collection. The blues I used for the folio, and for the layout, I chose the more traditional Christmas colors, except I added a vintage touch by using Distress ink in Vintage Photo. I hope you enjoy this post as much as I enjoyed creating for Lemon Craft. The layout features my twin grandchildrens trip to see Santa last week. The background paper is 06, and I mounted it on some distressed corrugated cardboard. I distressed the edges and machine sewed around the perimeter with red thread.

I used 2 different Sizzix dies to create the frames. I also used 2 different patterned papers for the layers. The papers I used are 03 and 04. I absolutely adore the wood pattern! I love all of the cutouts on the 02 and 05 paper. I had a few sheets of the papers and decided to fussy cut all of the poinsettia flowers and create some layered dimensional flowers for the layout. I fussy cut everything out of the paper. I used the cookies and stars and pine branches. Once they were all cut out, I chose a few to tuck around the photos and flowers. I rubbed them all with some Mod Podge then sprinkled them with Rajni Chawla's Crystal Clear. I wish you could see the gorgeous sparkle. They look like real tiny  sugar cookies!!

Here is a closeup of the flower cluster  and leaves. The larger leaves are from 49 and Market, then i layered them with the pine branches I fussy cut from the 02  paper.

For the middles of the flowers I used Prills, in beautiful Autumn colors that matched the flowers perfectly. Once the flowers were layered and assembled, I ducted them with the Crystal Clear to make them sparkle. I really love the way they came out.

I fussy cut out the mug and also used some Crystal Clear on it. It gave it a beautiful frosted look.
I placed the frosted stars all around the layout. It simply gave it a finishing touch. Twinkling stars all around. Simply magical. Just like the season.

This is the Trifold Folio I created using the blues in the collection. I added a lot of Vintage Photo inking to give the Folio an old world vintage feeling. I think the images on the papers are vintage looking and I wanted to portray that nostalgic feeling. The Folio is closed by a belly band.

This is the backside. I fussy cut the rocking horse and adhered it to the back panel.

  This is the inside opened up. there are tuck spots  and a waterfall feature in the middle.

I had fun created the belly band for the closure. Once again, I layered the fussy cut flowers, created the middle of the flowers with Prills,  and added sparkle with Rajni Chawla's Crystal Clear. I tucked in some 49 and Market laser cut leaves. In between I tucked in stars and die cut snowflakes, then added golden rhinestones for sparkle. It just slips over the Folio beautifully.

Each card is removed from the pockets of the Folio. Each card can hold more photos of journaling.

  Each card was covered with the tags in the 04 paper. I created  small title spots under each tag. 

In back of each waterfall layer I created Sizzix die cut frames to add photos. 

 I fussy cut a lot of the images from sheet 05 and adorned each layer of the waterfall feature.

I want to thank you for joining me today. And thank you so much to LemonCraft for having me as a Guest Designer for November and December. I have enjoyed creating my projects with their gorgeous papers. I want to wish everyone a beautiful happy Holiday season. I cant wait to see what the Lemoncraft Designers will create in 2020.

Friday, December 13, 2019

49 and Market Travelers Journal.

Hello Lovelies! Today, I am sharing a project other than a layout. Last year, I took a course in Bookmaking with Nik the Booksmith. The lovely part is, I get to use ALL of my scrapbooking supplies and then some. I couldn't wait to use some 49 and Market product to create books and journals. This is a hardcover Travelers Journal. It is thick,  full and each page is simply luscious. Each signature is created with 49 and Market paper with pockets, and inside of each signature cover are tea and coffee dyed papers, vintage dictionary pages and ledger pages. There are 5 signatures created with the 12x12 papers, 78 pages, and lots of pockets and inserts. Vintage Remnants and Vintage Artistry was a perfect choice for this Travelers Journal.

    This is the front cover. Paper, Lace and flowers. I adore the pieces of laser cut shapes from the                               frame set. There are so many elements to layer or use for tuck spots. 

        This is the back cover. The pattern on the paper needed no additional embellishments other than the beautiful lace ribbon along the side. I did ink the edges with distress ink. 

                                                     Here is a closeup of the front cover.

       This is another closeup of the front cover. The word Vintage Artistry came from the strip at the                           bottom of the 12x12 papers. I fussy cut the words and inked the edges.

                    This is a closeup of the beautiful vintage layers of all of the pages in the journal.

      This is a view of the book when it is open. My mother in law gifted me with her very large 4 volume vintage dictionary. I have been tea dying them and using them for book pages as well as collage sheets. 

This is the top of the spine. There is some 49 and Market burlap layered with some cheesecloth peeking out of the top. 

For the spine, I layered  a piece from the Laser Cut Shapes Frame set 03 and the word Memory is from the Archival Board Memory Captured set. 

These are some closeups of some of the small paper pads I created and ATC cards with envelopes that i tucked in some of the pockets in the journal. 
 These are more closeups of some of the inserts I created. And never throw out those smaller pieces of paper. I created little tabs at the top of the journal. I stitched some burlap onto the paper before I placed them on the page. 

There are so many cards and tags. I machine stitched some, stamped some and inked them all.

And here is yet another photo of some of the pockets I created for the inserts. There is plenty of realestate to tuck away all of the memories you may have of your travels. And there are plenty of blank pages where you can stick those photos onto, or journal your thoughts and dreams!! 

49 and Market Products Used
Vintage Remnants Paper No 09, 04 and 05.
Vintage Artistry 12x12 paper
Vintage Artistry 6x6 paper pad,
Vintage Artistry Flora and Fauna

Burlap Ribbon Roll Cream

Seaside Blooms Aloe

Laser Cut Shapes Frame Set N 03

Archival Board Memory Captured

Friday, November 29, 2019

Lemoncraft Guest Designer November 2019

Look who I have the opportunity for Guest Designing!! Lemon Craft. I have had 3 collections that I purchased about a year ago,  they are so beautiful, and I was hoarding them! Then  I was asked to Guest Design and Lemoncraft sent me several new collections and I was like a kid in a Candy Store opening the package from Poland. I hope you are inspired with my first 2 projects. I have added gorgeous 49 and Market flowers, my own handmade flowers, and my favorite Dusty Attic chipboard. What a gorgeous compliment they have added!!
I am a sucker when it comes to patterned paper that looks like wood. The paper I used, inspired me in both design and color. I created an open shutter window using craft wood and wooden coffee stirrers. I wanted the window peering into a photo of my grandaughter. Like looking into a secret garden.

I fussy cut some of the blue flowers and tucked them in the layers of the layout.

I fussy cut the tags, that were on the back of the cover pack as part of a bonus of the Sense and Sensibility pack. I punched holes though the top and added eyelets with my Cropadile and put string through it.

The title Wild and Free is a Dusty Attic Chipboard. I used Brutus Monroe Mermaid Tail embossing powder for color. I fussy cut the butterflies, added some Rock Candy Stickles and dipped them in Rock Candy glitter for sparkle.

My floral clusters were created by combining 49 and Market Flowers Daisy Stems in Cornflower and the Distressed Berries from the Seaside Blooms collection, I handmade the darker blue flowers using Susan's Garden Black Eyed Susan die, and the rolled flowers were created with a metal die. I made all of the flower centers with Walnuts by Art Glitter. I used some Prima Marketing die cut leaves for fillers.

This next layout was created with the Grow Old With Me collection. Such gorgeous vintage color to this collection.

I tore 2 pieces the length of the paper from 03 paper. I then distressed the edges and inked them with Vintage Photo distress ink, and layered them in the middle pulling up on the edges to create depth. I used texture paste and Dusty Attic stencil Damask #2 on the papers. Once it was dry, I sprayed Lindys Stamp Gang Ramblin Rose and Sea Mint Green Starburst Sprays. The butterflies were fussy cut and covered Rock Candy Stickles and Rock Candy glitter.

The beautiful Dusty Attic chipboard Mystic Frame #1 was covered with crackle paste and then sprayed with Lindy's Stamp Gang Ramblin Rose Starburst spray. I used the beautiful 49 and Market flowers to cluster around the chipboard frame. The pinks and yellows blend in beautifully with the background paper.

The leaves were die cut using Heartfelt Creations Classic leaf die. I used a little of the sprays to enhance the green cardstock. I fussy cut the yellow roses and tucked them in the layered spots around the layout. I absolutely adore the way they pop off the page.

Thank you so much for joining me as I create as a Guest Designer for Lemoncraft. I will also do a Guest Spot in December creating 2 Christmas Themed projects!! I hope you were inspired. Please stop by their social media sites to see other wonderful projects done by their design team.

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

More Than Words November Challenge /Success and Key / 49 and Market Sponsor

 I was asked by 49 and Market to represent them in the More Than Words November Challenge. 49 and Market is a key sponsor. Every month you have a chance to win some wonderful prizes by doing what you love. Creating. The challenge will kick start your creativity, and you could be on your way to being one of the winners. For ny layout, I used a variety of 49 and Market products. I listed them at the end of this post. The Bold and Beautiful is a gorgeous collection. I played on the pinks in this layout.

The word success inspired me to do this layout of my grandaughter. In the photo, she is only 4 months old, but I see a big bright future for her. She has the world at her tiny feet. Although she is young, we will try to lay a path for her upon which she will be able to thrive in this big world. She doesn't know it yet, but she will be a success.

I incorporated a key that ties into the quote "the key to success".

I have had this wonderful Sizzix die for years. The window is one of my favorites. You can use it in a variety of different ways. Here I wanted to use it as a picture frame poking out of a garden of delightful flowers and vines.

49 and Market Products Used:
Bold and Beautiful' Patterned Papers & Laser Cut Sheet 
Enchanted Petals Ballet Slippers
Garden Petals - Ballet Slippers 
Stargazers - Petal Pink
Pixie Petals - Ballet Slippers

49 and Market ...Vintage Canvas

 Hello Lovelies!! This week I decided on creating a canvas. I mounted a piece of  Vintage Remnants paper onto the canvas using Mod Podge. I used some texture paste and a stencil on the background, and then covered the whole canvas with clear gesso. Once everything was in place I used a paintbrush and painted the Distress ink in various places around the canvas. I love to add a little vintage color to my pieces. Especially this this one, which is canvas textured with the paste and a stencil.

I mounted a dollar store plastic frame onto the background, and covered it with white gesso, then with texture paste. I placed some of the archival chipboard on the frame. I used texture paste on the archival chipboard, and after it was dry, I painted it with Art Alchemy Fairy Sparks paint.

 I also used pieces around the canvas borders. Then the magic began. I started to arrange the flowers around the picture frame. Once all of the flowers and the butterflies were in place. I added the gold flakes, glass beads and microbeads around the arrangement. To finish the whole piece, I added Wishing bubbles and pieces from the Embellishment Set scattered around the canvas.

Thank you for joining me. I hope you were inspired to create your own canvas using 49 and Market product. 

49 and Market Products used:
Paper  Vintage Remnants Paper #2
Flowers  Wild Flowers in Mushroom, Country Blooms in Tangerine, Flower Mini Series #1 in Tangerine
6x6 Archival Board, Treasure and Happy Moments
Wishing Bubbles Limeade
Serendipitous Layered Embellishment Set

Other Products Used:
Dollar Store Frame
Art Ingredients: Mica Flakes Gold Leaf, Microbeads Copper, Glass Beads  butter.
Finnabair Stencil Tapestry
Art Alchemy Sparks Paint in Fairy Wings
Ranger distress Oxide Spray Vintage Photo

Monday, November 4, 2019

49 and Market "Garden Treasure"

Hello lovelies!! Today I am sharing a layout I created using the fabulous Old School collection. It looks like I used 2 different pieces of paper from the collection when I actually only used 1. Off the Grid is the paper, and I used both the front and back designs. I cut out a square from the middle of the paper, mounted the middle peice on a piece of corrugated cardboard, distressed it, and used the opposite side of the other peice and mounted it on 12x12 corrugated cardboard. Then I just layered the pieces together, and continued to distress the outer edges.  The paper design itself looks like multiple layers and it is fabulous! The white Archival Board was colored with Starburst Spray like watercolor and kissed with a hint of brown distress ink. No need to prime!

I am in love with 49 and Market flowers. Mixing and matching them is simply so easy!! I used 3 different collections and 2 different colors.  I die cut some vines, painted them with Lindys Magicals and layered the flowers over the vines.

I tucked some moss all over the layout here and there. It gives the layout an earthy feeling. I love the moss that grows beneath the trees in my back yard. This was my inspiration for this layout!

 I just love clustering the flowers. They look like little bouquets popping up out of the paper! Tucking the moss around them gave them a realistic feel. The pinky rose colors are simply beautiful! I scattered some dragonflies and a butterfly from the Ethereal Layered Embellishment set. They really are so sweet.

49 and Market Products Used:

*Paper, Old School off The Grid
*Flowers/ Garden Seeds Watermelon, Country Blooms Scarlet, Flower Mini Series #1 Scarlett
*6x6 White Archival Board Treasure
*Wishing Bubbles, Taffy
*Stamps, Vintage Artistry
*Ethereal layered Embellishments

Other Products Used:
*Lindy's Stamp Gang Magicals/ Sea Mint Green and Rusty Lantern Lime
Starburst Spray in Opal Sea Oats\Cotton Candy Pink Starburst spray
*Sizzix: Die Frame with Flowers and Vine and Bigz Scalloped Edge
*decorative moss from Jo-Anns
*Ranger Tim holtz Distress ink in Vintage Photo
*Prima Art Extravagance Texture paste