Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Some Shine and Pizzazz!

Hi everyone!

My turn up at UmWowStudio! You can see more details of the reveal here

The page I made was totally inspired by the fun photo of my eldest...I so love this pic! She was at dress rehearsal for an upcoming performance and I thought I'd better a photo "now or never" in costume. So glad I did! 

I used the UWS chipboard to add some pizzazz to my page by loading them up with glitter..they really sparkle under the light!

For the background I painted with an acrylic metallic blue and stamped with paint too. The red is watercolor paint on watercolor paper (imagine that) (insert self sarcasm) and stamped with Stazon ink. 

I used my Silhouette all over this too....the star page, the anchor, and the helm. Got the nautical shapes free from here. It says they will only work in Photoshop but I just converted them to a PNG file on my PSE so that I could open it up in Silhouette. 

Hope mid week is treating everyone well and thanks so much for stopping by! Oh and you're probably going to be sick of me repeating this but you can follow me on Bloglovin' by clicking on this imagine in the sidebar:

Friday, July 26, 2013

UmWowStudio and Gauche Alchemy

Hi everyone!

Today is the last day of the UmWowStudio/Gauche Alchemy swap so if you haven't done so already, go check out the all the different, inspirational projects by the DT members here and here!

My page was up on UmWowStudio yesterday and I wanted to share it with you all:

I don't know about you but I find with little ones around, it's tough it a get photo that has everyone in it AND everyone looking. Oh and it's recent too, yay! So this one is precious to me. And I just loved using the UmWowStudio Potty People to represent us!

Most of the title bits come from the Gauche Alchemy blue mixed media color kit...lot's of cool bits and pieces to make your page look unique!

One more close up...used some heart punchinella as a stencil with some molding paste.

All right people, that's all for now! It's Friday (!) hope you all have a great weekend!

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Where's Miae?

Hi everyone!

Wow, it looks like I took an unintended hiatus from the scrapping/ blogging world. I haven't posted anything since early June! Yikes!

I was thinking about what it was that kept me away for so long it really wasn't anything more than the busy-ness of life. First there was the visit by the in laws, then there was my daughter's end of school year activities, quickly followed by a family vacation overseas....phew! One thing I have discovered about myself is that my creative mind is like a muscle. If I don't use it, I lose it.... Drove myself a little crazy wanting to scrap but drawing blanks whenever I'd squeeze in a little time to try :(

I did finally manage to make a page. I struggled, I'm ambivalent the way it turned out but that's OK because I created SOMETHING! Thanks CSI for this one!

I don't think I've ever worked this color scheme before, it's not an easy one for me. I turned to my trusty washi tape, paints and stencils to help me sort it out. Once the paints ran in the directions it did, the rest of the page came together a little easier. 

Molding paste mixed with Adirondack Color Wash gave me a blue textured medium which I spread over my TCW circle stencil. I painted over some of the circles with Daler Rowney Liquid Acrylic in Sky Blue 

Used the Silhouette to cut out the "kapow" shape (no really, that's what it's called) out of vellum to imply a burst and with green paper as leaves for this flower cluster.

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