Sunday, 30 November 2014

Warm and Cozy Christmas

Hi Everyone,
We received our December kits from Urban and once again, we were allowed to think outside the box and have fun designing any type of project.

Hahahaha, anyone that knows me and my passion for 3D paper art won't be surprised by my December submission
The paper line this month is from Carta Bella  "Warm and Cozy".  Gorgeous thick cardstock in rustic rich tones.

Here's what I did:
I constructed a shadow frame using 12x12 chipboard.  The sides are 2 inches deep. I covered the chipboard with mossy green paper and trimmed out the sides with paper from the kit.

Now that I had a base to work with, I went crazy with the Silhouette machine using papers included in the kit. I have used the following cut files from the Silhouette store:

3D Deer Head ID 36565/6 Megan Hardy designs (2 parts)
3D layer quad bow ID 52257 Jamie Cripps
Moose Frame ID 3611  Joel Pilcher
Old Skis ID 34771 Silhouette
Classic Sled  ID 23704  Jennifer Wamback
3D outhouse ID 46032  Marji Roy
Trees   ID 53331  Marji Roy
I also used  a couple of SVGCuts projects on here as well
witchy hat
I adapted it to become a Santa hat
The thermos is from Camp Smore kit thermos
but cut at 50 % size

The "wreath" around the deer head is a combination of Tim Holtz' Festive Greens  and a Martha Stewart punch 
Can you spot the frosted stars on the background? They were made with frosted film, die cut with Tim Holtz' stacked stars and stamped with his sweater background stamp. I used white Stayz on ink
Stickers from the kit help fill out the scene, as well as the mini blueprint stamps for the lantern and the snow shoes.

Tim Holtz' movers and shapers bell and another silhouette cut file bell.
Thanks for stopping by, I'm sure I missed a few things, but I had so much fun creating this Warm and Cozy December project. You can check it out at the store if you live near by. Come on down, we love new customers!
Here's a link to Urban's blog.

Saturday, 22 November 2014

Creative Chaos

Hello all,
I haven't posted anything in a while because I have been buried in Christmas projects.

Unfortunately also, I have a bulged disc in my L5 lower back,which is causing me a great deal of pain.
I have been off work because I can't sit. Luckily my art room at home has a counter height desk, so I am able to stand and do my projects. Want to see my crazy messy room? Ok, OCD people brace yourself...

Ummm, yeah I'm a little messy. 
Stay close because soon I will start posting my Christmas projects. Also known as the 12 days of Christmas Creations.
Until next time...

Wednesday, 5 November 2014

Urban Scrapbook November Kit

Fratres per Vitam
"Brothers for Life"
Hi everyone, I realized I hadn't posted our November kit layout yet. This month features the Legacy line from Simple Stories with a family theme.

It always starts with a great inspirational photo, and this one was taken by a dear friend during their scotch and cigar smoking poker night. Yes it's a new photo, but the vintage feel of it was perfect for the layout.
I used my Silhouette machine to cut the title and the caduceus. The rest of the embellishments are in the kit this month. 
I decided that the overall layout was really dark, so I sprayed a little white distress ink over a stencil to pull out the white in the photo. 

I hope you liked my tribute to work brothers. EMS is a great family. They are who they are.