Friday, December 20, 2013

Christmas Joy

Sharing some cards that I created earlier this month for Maya Road DT blog (full details here), using some yummy chipboard pieces, vintage measure tape, wooden bingo bits, paper twine and transparencies... and my selected colors for this christmas... gold and pink (hot pink)!

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Loving these blank wooden bingo bits that you can color anyway you like...

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and the snowflake transparencies... these work like a charm against the kraft cardstock/background...

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and of course, more paper twine. I'm addicted to these now and almost on all my projects I find a way to incorporate these in...

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Thanks for stopping by.... and happy holidays!


Saturday, December 14, 2013

Food Food Food!

Honestly that's all I can think of now a days. For some reason I'm always hungry, even right after a huge meal. It's absolutely crazy. I blame it on the breastfeeding and I truly hope that's the cause otherwise there goes my excuse for not losing those extra weight. LOL

Sharing a layout that I created earlier in the year for the latest CK Mix Media Vol 2 edition.  Here I had some fun altering wood veneer using an ink pad. Love how you can control the amount of ink to be applied and where (unlike misting - harder) and thus creating different shading effect on the embellishments. On another note, I think this is my last layout to be published with Creating Keepsake and what an amazing journey it has been working with all the wonderful ladies at CK (will save the details for another post).

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I used an ink pad to apply the ink onto the bubble speech wood veneer embellishments which allowed me more control on the amount of ink. Therefore was able to create some dimensional effect /create variation. To be honest, I usually either mist these or leave them as is and therefore was fun to experiment with other mediums (another fun option would be to use watercolor).

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And more close ups... using Crate Paper DIY collection, Studio Calico Wood Veneer and Hero Arts Stamps.

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Thanks for stopping by and hoping you guys are having a great weekend so far!