Tuesday, April 8, 2014

UmWowStudio - Look at the Stars

Hi everyone!

It was my turn up at UmWowStudio this week and here's the page I made:

I've been waiting to scrap this photo for a long time and I'm just so happy with the way it turned out! "Yellow" by Coldplay gave me the perfect title.

I've got more close ups here and I write about how I altered the chipboard tags and stars....I hope you visit!

So that little girl above (who is now almost 8!) had spring break last week. We headed out on our annual trip to visit our wonderful friends in Boston. We both had so much fun hanging out and catching up! These two have known each other since birth and I just love to see their closeness:

Alright, signing out....have a great week!

UWS Soar Tags
UWS Dream a Little Dream Flair
UWS Star Confetti
7 Dots Studio Love is in the Air
Distress Stain
Dylusions Ink
Tattered Angels

Monday, March 31, 2014

Kreative Koncepts Sketch Challenge #23 - Girls Only!

Hi everyone,

April is here so that means it's time for a new sketch at Kreative Koncepts (previously known as ScrapFriends)! Here's my page....

and here's the sketch......The bold triangles are so fun! I definitely wanted to make sure I used some on my page :)

I went for a more grungy look since this photo was taken on a desolate, vast, dried lava field. 

But of course it's a fun, colorful photo of us girls (3 generations!) on our road trip so I decided to use some hearts and flowers for a feminine touch too :)

Hope you find inspiration in the sketch and play along with Kreative Koncepts! Happy April everyone!

Faber Castell Gelatos
Faber Castell Big Brush Pens
Angora Watercolor paints
Twinkling H2Os
Pearl Ex powder
Perfect Pearls
Dylusions Inks
Heidi Swapp Chipboard hearts
Prima Flowers
Washi tape

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Um Yeah! UmWowStudio is having a Birthday!

Hi everyone!

Guess what? UmWowStudio turned ONE this week!

I absolutely love being a part of the CT! With the fabulous chipboards, stencils, and flair buttons you need to check them out...AND since they are celebrating all week long, you don't want to miss out on the giveaways, inspiration and of course checking out the new products!

Here's my celebratory card with the new Celebrate Confetti, Banner MASH and the ever useful Chevron Mask.....

Now you couldn't turn down a face like that could you??

Sunday, March 23, 2014

My Foray into Video Tutorials :)

Hi everyone,

I'm made a few videos as tutorials for Kreative Koncepts (formally known as Scrapfriends) and I wanted to share them here on my blog.

Kudos to all you creative people out there who prolifically make videos....it's one thing to create on your own time but it's another thing to do it for an audience, and then edit the whole thing! It's definitely been an uphill learning curve for me :) but as each video had been made, I've learned something new and have been proud of the outcome.

I'm sharing 3 videos here and a photo of  what I end up making or and example of a layout I made with a technique I showed:

I'd love to know if you enjoyed the videos or found them interesting or helpful! 

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

UmWowStudio - Being Silly

Hi everyone!

Spring is almost here! We are having some fantastic weather in California and we've even got a pair of Mallard ducks that have been hanging out a bit in our backyard :) Totally random stuff but it makes me feel happy!

Something else that makes me happy is this page I've got a page up at UmWowStudio:

My little duckies (I'm on a roll here) are being goofy in a photo booth. I'm enjoying the contrast of the darker color to the lighter subject too...

My UWS Layered Triangles came in very handy too in adding that extra something I needed to make this page feel complete!

That's all from me. Hope you all have a wonderful week!

Friday, March 14, 2014

Kreative Koncepts Color Challenge #23 - Soar

Hi everyone,

Oooo I think there is such a beautiful spring color palette up at Kreative Koncepts (formally known as Scrap Friends). It's lovely pastels with a wee bit of magic gold glimmer thrown in :) 

I thought it fit just right for this photo of my youngest. She's entranced by something she sees and I love that I caught that moment. Child not aware that photo is being taken = some of mommy's favorite photos.

And of course, here is the fabulous palette:

I wanted to get that gold somewhere in a more concentrated form so I chose one butterfly....

Washi tape, gesso, watercolors and stamps, my background go-to's......

I sketched around the other butterflies with an embossing pen then dusted over the embossed areas with Pearl Ex powder...

I'm also submitting this page for the March mood board at Scrap Around The World. They've set a beautiful mood flowing with feminine pink pastels. What inspiration did I get? Tucking something floral on my page, and using the alphabet in the background.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Sunday, March 9, 2014

UmWowStudio - ROTFL!

Hi everyone!

Here's a CT page I made for UWS using their awesome chipboard, flair, and stencil...

The original reveal is here and I write more about the design elements of the page.

I greatly enjoyed making this page since I'm happiest when I get to play around with different mediums. I used a high gloss, heavy gel medium over gesso and cardstock then painted over everything with watercolors and Faber Castell gelatos. The gloss created a nice resist effect. To emphasize some of the circles I used Derwent Inktense pencils.

I thought the title ROTFL (Roll On The Floor Laughing) was very appropriate since that's exactly what my daughter was doing in this photo :) 

Hope everyone has a great week!

UWS Circle Confetti Mask
UWS Polaroid MASH chipboard
UWS Mustard 29 Flair
UWS Circle Confetti
Faber Castell gelatos
Derwent Inktense Pencils

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