Friday, August 30, 2013

Colorblocking Fun

I realize that colorblocking is an old technique, however, it was/is new to me as I have never used the technique.  Recently, Scrapjazz hosted a challenge that involved colorblocking, and I wanted to share with you what I had come up with. So here it is:

Supplies:  Cardstock (Bazzill); Pattern Paper (My Mind's Eye, Hambly, Prima); Embellishments (Mon Ami Gabby, Echo Park, Pink Paislee); Other Supplies (Fiskars)
I spent a lot of time laying out the blocks, measuring, cutting, and stitching.  And as a result, I did not want to cover up all that hard work which lead to me using a single photo and acetate.  I love the way that this layout turned out, although I have to admit, I may not do this very often because it takes SO MUCH TIME.  However, I can say that I did finally trying colorblocking!

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Game Time

Today I thought I would share with you a layout I created of my sweetie and my fur baby playing together.  I wanted to capture them playing together as this is a regular routine in my house.  My husband turns on the Playstation and my fur baby hearing the beep of the machine turning on comes running and patiently sits next to whatever he is going to sit in and play video games.  She is waiting for him to play with her toy.  She will sit there for hours with him waiting for him to jiggle the toy for a few minutes between game matches, it is amazing.

Supplies:  Cardstock (Bazzill); Pattern Paper (Moxxie); Paper Punches (EK Success); Stamps (Unity Stamp Company)

Monday, August 26, 2013

(Super Late) Earth Day Projects

I know that it has been a while, okay a long while, since my last post.  However, I wanted to pop in and share some projects that I created in honor of Earth Day (which was forever ago).  These little projects were created using all upcycled products including button envelopes, spam mail envelopes, plastic product packaging, toilet paper rolls, the pretty packaging of scrapbook supplies, and used card envelopes.  Here is the first project that I created using these supplies AND scraps of paper, no new sheets (I love that):

I tried a new technique with the cover - using modeling paste/embossing pasted and coloring it with my glimmer mist.  I just love the way that it turned out.

The envelope page is created using Laura Denison's envelope pocket tutorial on YouTube.  I just loved it, and the idea that I would have an endless supply of envelopes I would never have to purchase (since I save the junk mail envelopes and use those instead).  Thankyou Laura Denison and unwanted mail senders.

This is the second project that I made - much quicker and more simple.  I ripped out the insides of an old photo alum I found in a thrift store.  I liked the beautiful French Country pattern on the front.  The inside is filled with pieces of whatever I had laying around that had a nice little pattern to it.  Not sure what I will fill it with yet, but I have something to play with when the time comes. 

Thanks for stopping by and taking a quick gander at my lovely paper playing projects!  I hope you enjoyed and have a lovely art inspired day.