Saturday, June 27, 2015

7 DOTS STUDIO JUNE 2015 CHALLENGE - TIME FLIES






The two photos are of my grandson, Taylor, and as you can see the pic on the left was when he was a youngster and the pic on the right shows him at 18 years of age.  And, if I do say so myself - he was adorable when he was little and is quite handsome now.

I am entering the layout in 7 Dots Studio's June challenge - Time Flies - and wow, how true is that!

Below is the 7 Dots Studio's Time Flies graphic and directly below it is the link that will take you over to that challenge.



Layout Details:

Paper:  7 Dots Studio Love is in the Air
Mediums:  Prima/Finnabair Art Basics Clear Gesso, Prima/Finnabair Art Extravagance Copper Crackle Paste
Ink/Mists:  Prima Bloom Glistening Waves and Gold Foil; Tim Holtz Vintage Photo; Inka Gold Copper Paste; Tim Holtz Rusty Hinge Stain
Beads:  Finnabair Glass Beads - Turquoise and Plum
Stencil:  13 Arts Mental Vacation Tattered Grid Stencil
Misc.:  Tim Holtz Clock Die and Tim Holtz Cogs Dies

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Thursday, June 25, 2015

HAPPY PLACE JOURNAL PAGES



This is a set of journal pages I had started some time ago and it was in a pile of "to be finished eventually" - so I pulled it out and finished it up.  The solitude of the beach is a happy place - but unfortunately, unless I travel some distance - all that is around here are lakes and rivers - nothing tropical.  I used some napkins cut apart and split apart and decoupaged them down with Finnabair Art Basic Soft Matte Gel.  Here are a few details:

Scenes - napkins 
Background:  Tim Holtz Distress Paints Wild Honey, Scattered Straw, Rusty Hinge and Antique Bronze
Mediums:  Prima/Finnabair Art Basics Clear Gesso and Soft Matte Gel; 13 Arts Sand Grit
Stamps:  Tim Holtz Worn Text

Thanks for taking a peek.


Wednesday, June 24, 2015

FLYING UNICORN MOJO MONDAY CHALLENGE FOR WEEK OF 6-22-2015




This layout titled Adventure is my entry for this week's Mojo Monday challenge at The Flying Unicorn.

Here is Alda's sketch for this week, with a link to the challenge directly underneath the graphic:





Layout Details:

Paper:  13 Arts Virgo
Ink/Mists:  13 Arts Splash Paint Turquoise; 13 Arts Ayeeda Mist Chalk Indigo
Stamps:  Bo Bunny Stitches and Finnabair Bubbles;
Beads:  Prima/Finnabair Turquoise Glass Beads
Stencil:  MFT Fish Net
Chipboard:  UmWow
Flowers:  Unknown - Huge bag of unknowns in my stash - gift from a friend.
Mediums:  Art Basics Clear Gesso; Art Basics Soft Matte Gel; Art Basics Heavy Black Gesso (diluted with water for splats); Art Extravagance Texture Paste
Blue Gems/Black Pearls: Zva

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Monday, June 22, 2015

DIVA KITTY!




Last week I did a layout about our oldest cat, Chewey, who is 18 years old - and still agile and spry.  Our other cat, Ms. Bit, is 15 years old and such a diva!

This is a second entry for Scrap Around the World and 13 Arts challenges.  There will be a link directly under each graphic which will take you directly to the site of each challenge.



(The Scrap Around the World Challenge inspired me with the shades of pink - as my Ms. Bit cat is a diva)




Layout Details:

Paper:  13 Arts Starlight Collection - 2 pages - Sagitarius and Virgo
Mediums:  Prima/Finnabair Art Basics Clear Gesso; Prima/Finnabair Art Basics Texture Paste; Prima/Finnabair Art Basics Soft Matte Gel
Inks/Mists/Paints:  13 Arts Splash Paint Pink; 13 Arts Faded Pink Fine Grained Grit; Lindy's Stamp Gang Raspberry Lemonade Embossing Powder; Lindy's Stamp Gang Bonjour Butter Embossing Powder; Staz-On Black Ink
Stencil:  MFT Fishnet Stencil
Flowers:  Prima Avante Berry; A few stash flowers
Stamp:  Bo Bunny Stitches
Chipboard:  Sa Crafters
Crystals:  Prima Say It With Crystals - Hearts

Thanks for taking a peek!



Tuesday, June 16, 2015

GUARD KITTY




This layout features Chewey, one of my two cats.  I will create another layout soon with Missy.  Chewey believes he is a guard cat - and walks the sun room/porch back and forth in nice weather - chattering at bunnies and birds.

This layout will cover three challenges, as follows:
Scrap Around the World;
13 Arts; and
Mixed Media Monthly Challenge.

The information and links for these 3 challenges follow.
The links are directly below the graphic for each challenge.




FOR THE SCRAP AROUND THE WORLD CHALLENGE, I USED THE TURQUOISE ON MY LAYOUT.








FOR THE MIXED MEDIA MONTHLY CHALLENGE I OPTED FOR INKS AND MISTS; STENCILS AND PASTE; BIRDS OF A FEATHER AND MAY FLOWERS

Layout Details:

Paper:  13 Arts Forever Skies and 13 Arts Polaris 2 from the Starlight Collection
Ink/Mists:  13 Arts Ayeeda Mist Chalk - Indigo; Tim Holtz Vintage Photo for trim
Flowers:  (Unknown - have some loose flowers in a bag - not identified)
Stencil:  13 Arts Mental Vacation Tattered Grid Stencil
Metal Adornment:  The Flying Unicorn - My Garden
Bird:  Prima
Textures:  13 Arts Blue Light Line Grained Grit and 23 Arts Gold Microspheres
Mediums:  Craft Smart Satin Acrylic Paint - Steel Blue mixed with Prima/Finnabair Art Basics Texture Paste; Prima/Finnabair Art Basics Clear Gesso

Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek!