Wednesday, 21 September 2016

12 Tags of 2016 - September Remix

Welcome to the September Remix based on Tim Holtz' tag series. You can check out the tutorials and other uploaded designs here
I went with a nautical theme again (I know, shocking right?)
I "painted" the yupo with alcohol inks
photo credit: found on Pinterest  

I painted the faux patina on leftover yupo paper.

I had to cover my ugly stamped image on the background, so I just stamped it again on cardstock and made it part of the layout.
embellished with die cuts...
here is the finished 8x8 layout
thanks for stopping by, I will be back soon with some more rogue creations.

Tuesday, 20 September 2016

Urban Scrapbook's Monthly Challenge Kit- September

This month's kit is featuring papers from Authentique, with a fun retro vibe.
I used the square ink pad to add a checkerboard pattern in the background and lots of layered stickers around the photos.
While I was writing this, I noticed that the pictures are not that great. I haven't set up my photo area in my new house yet. Things are coming together slowly though.

You can check out the other layouts over at the Urban Scrapbook blog here

Sunday, 21 August 2016

12 Tags of 2016 Remix - August

welcome to my August layout for Tim Holtz' 12 tags of 2016 remix
I started with an adorable picture I found on the web. I decided to do a monochromatic layout using scraps of blue paper and my trellis framelits die.

thanks for taking a look, see you next time...

Friday, 19 August 2016

Abandoned Dresser

Back in June, I should have been packing for the move. You can see the chaos in the background, but no, I got sidetracked with a project.
A big shout out to Jan at Urban Scrapbook for telling me about Annie Sloan Chalk Paint. (or maybe a good natured curse or two)hahaha
This paint is AHHMAZING! No priming necessary. Gotta love that.
When the man moved out in May, he left this old dresser in the basement. I loved the waterfall top and it reminded me of an old trunk. I had a vision, the challenge was to put what was in my head, onto the dresser.
first stage...
second stage...
third and fourth stage...
I panicked a little because the patterned paper on the bottom two drawers was bubbling, but once it dried it went totally flat. (thanks to a great adhesive "Sculpture Medium" from Prima)
finished with leather accents and hardware. I bought a bag of leather scraps at Michaels.
The buckles at latches were designed by me on my silhouette machine - yes they are made out of paper!
what do you think? I am really over the moon happy with the way it turned out. Not bad for a dresser that was abandoned in the basement.
Do yourself a favor and search Annie Sloan Chalk paint on Pinterest. You will be amazed at the beautiful pieces people have painted.
Bye for now.

Monday, 15 August 2016

Urban Scrapbook's Monthly Challenge Kit - August

Hi everyone,
I realized that I hadn't posted this month's kit from Urban Scrapbook yet. (OOPS)
Bo Bunny is one of my favorite paper companies. Bright colors, fun patterns are featured in this month's kit, as well as an adorable stamp from Santoro. Be sure to check out the other pages this month over at Urban's blogspot
photo credit: from Pinterest

see you soon with the 12 tags of 2016 remix.

Monday, 25 July 2016

12 Tags of 2016 Remix - July

Welcome to the July tag remix featured on Tim Holtz' blog each month here
As in the last 6 months, I've continued on with my 8x8 layouts

I started with an 8x8 design on my Silhouette Studio software. This was great because I didn't have to worry about the paper fitting in my big shot machine.
Here it is cut out on the cardstock.
I did the watercolor resist on the background paper, and added some stamped and water colored images on top.

Friday, 22 July 2016

Abandoned Phone Booth

Hello? I think we have a bad connection. In fact, I don't think this phone works at all.

Check out my abandoned phone booth. This project is from the "Travel the World" kit over at As soon as I saw the kit, I knew exactly what I wanted to do with it.

I constructed a phone out of cardstock and mounted it inside the booth. I love the grungy feel of this project.
thanks for taking a look, be back soon.