Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Teresa Collins-Life Emporium Layout

Modeling Paste is so much fun to play with when I have some sturdy paper to use with the it. Which is one of the things I love about the Emporium collection, thick, sturdy, textured papers! It has been so cold lately, that I feel slightly warmer thinking of old wood-burning fireplaces. So, why not play with some good old wood print papers!

I used a couple of stencils with different modeling paste on the background of the lovely wood print paper. But before doing this, I swiped some gesso paint across the paper and stamped some plus signs. I love that I can see the texture of the background paper where the gesso is slightly covering the paper.

I wanted to use the FancyPants large navy alphabet stickers on this page, but I really don't gravitate to navy supplies and did not have any other navy alphabets to complete my title. I ended up painting some small October Afternoon alphas with the Heidi Swapp Navy color shine. It worked for me!

I kept the embellishment to a minimal so that the background paint and modeling paste would be the main embellishment of the layout.

Stay warm and thanks for clicking in, Tisha :)

Layout Supplies
Teresa Collins-Life Emporium Papers
Amy Tangerine-Plus One Stickers
Fancy Pants Designs-Navy Alpha Stickers, Grey Buttons
October Afternoon-Alpha Stickers
Crate Paper-Oh Darling Vellum Doily 
Carta Bella-Wildflower Feather Sticker
Modeling Pastes- Liquitex and Art Anthology
Heidi Swapp Navy Colorshine
Blue Feathers-Found Objects

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Fancy Pants Designs-Burlap & Bouquets Layout

It has been very chilly around the craft room, literally. We have some wonky heating issues inside our home and even wonkier ice weather outside with mother nature. :P So, I got to work playing with some spring photos from two years ago and pairing with my current favorite Fancy Pants papers, Burlap and Bouquets. I had to get some of this paper as soon as I saw the burlap, I am a sucker for some burlap. 

Yes, I used the burlap print for the base, get as much of it showing as I could. :) I trimmed my photo down to a 4x4 and decided to elongate the design of the layout by using rectangle cuts of paper to offset my square photo.

Of course, I used a bit of my Maggie Holmes stash with the bow and a teeny scrap of paper. :) I used my gold Krylon pen to color over the Fancy Pants tiny alpha I wrote our names with in the corner. It worked well with the Maggie Holmes gold label.

I was happy to play with some pretty papers to warm my day. I hope wherever you are today, you are warm and cozy and quite happy. 

Thanks for stopping by, Tisha.

Layout Supplies
Fancy Pants Design -Paper, Stickers, Brads, Buttons, Resin Flower
Crate Paper, Maggie Holmes-Fabric Bow, Brads, Gold Label Sticker, Paper
WRMK-Heart Vellum
Michaels Store Brand Kraft Doily
American Crafts Thickers-Dear Lizzy
Maya Road-Heart Pin

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Teresa Collins Nine and Co. Layout

I fell in love with this paper line as soon as I saw it. I love the contrast of the white with the mint, soft yellow, and faint coral. I knew it would go perfect with the street photos from our trip to New Orleans. Mmm, I really love the colors in this layout.

I wanted to use the globe from a MME chipboard set. I am not a world traveler and I am not missing the opportunity to use this cute globe with the gold stand. The only problem was the globe is on a pinkish background and did not go with my white cardstock layout background.

I decided to trim the globe from it's background. Before I trimmed the globe, I pulled the layers of chipboard off the image. I pulled the chipboard from the image with the image face down on my craft table so that I did not wrinkle the image.

Once the image was thin enough to cut, I trimmed the globe from the stand with my small detail scissors. I was pretty nervous free hand cutting the circle of the globe, but it did come out just fine.

I used foam dots to give the globe and stand dimension and I did layer it over another chipboard element. I also gave the globe a bit of white wash from gesso to tone down the green. 

A little fun playing with paper and customizing an element!  
Here's wishing you a great week! ~ Tisha

Layout Supplies
Teresa Collins Nine and Co Papers, Tags, Chipboard Elements, Brads
American Craft Gold Glitter Cardstock
My Mind's Eye Market Street Chipboard Element
Maggie Holmes Gold Photo Overlays
Maggie Holmes Gold Word Labels


Monday, February 2, 2015

Fancy Pants Designs, Me-ology Layout!

It is always so much fun to play with pink! And I love FancyPants Designs papers. :) Perfect play day in the craft room when I get to combine pink and Fancy Pants Me-ology papers! And perfect combo for my sister's surprise birthday party photos!

I dipped into my paints with this layout. Splattering some gesso over the Maggie Holmes polk-a-dot background paper and then mixing a touch of water with peach & pink gelato over the dried gesso.

I really wanted to use the multi-colored striped Me-ology paper, so I sewed the Maggie Holmes paper onto it. First, I layered a sheet of yellow vellum between the Maggie Holmes and the bright Me-ology paper. I roughed up the Maggie Holmes paper to give it an edge over the softness of the vellum and brightness of the multi-colored background paper.

Because I couldn't stop myself, I embossed white doilies onto a piece of vellum to put under my photo. Add some black ink around the Me-ology Alpha Stickers, colored a white doily dark pink. Mostly, I had fun!

Layout Supplies
FancyPants Designs Me'ology Papers, Alpha Stickers, Ephemera
Maggie Holmes Styleboard Paper, Frames
My Mind's Eye Doily Stamps
Amy Tangerine Camera Flair
Bella Blvd Black Button
Studio Calico Journal Sticker
Yellow Vellum
Peach Crochet Doily & Black Hairbow-Found Objects
Faber-Castell Gelatos

Thanks for clicking in! Hope you have a lovely week! ~Tisha