…gaining perspective…

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I had an idea pop into my head, and still had plenty of supplies that I hadn’t used, so after grabbing a couple other things, I managed to get this done in two days!  Unheard of!

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And I even added a little media to it!  So I grabbed some awesome patterned paper from my most recent Citrus Twist kit.  I turned it sideways and dripped from Liquitex liquid ink in red and yellow in two spots.  While and after it was drying, I put together my other layers.

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I’ve read from other people how it’s rather freeing to just use what you have and call it done.  I have to admit they’re right!

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For me it’s easy since I tend to grab way more stuff than I’ll actually use which means plenty of leftovers ;P

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However, a majority or this layout came from stuff that I’d grabbed but not used.  I added some washi, alphas from a past Citrus Twist kit, and a sheet of Kelly Purkey stickers.

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An UmWow Studio badge and chipboard arrow that I covered using my Sakura orange paint marker and used my white-out pen to outline it.

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That rainbow tag is actually a reclaimed envelope covered in watercolor crayons.

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The layout just didn’t seem finished until I added a little hand-drawn border.

I’m entering this in Scrap Our Stash #30 – LAYERS

Labels
Acrylic die-cut
Yellow
Edge distresser
Red ink
Stickers

and Stuck Sketches September sketch.

Happy scrapping!

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…having a flashback…

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I’ve noticed that lots of mixed media scrapbookers tend to use gesso to cover their page before adding paint or whatever.  My issue with that is I usually really like the paper I’m using, so I’ve started using matte medium instead.  Same purpose, but clear.  So I grabbed some Amy Tangerine patterned paper and spread matte medium, then sprayed Dylusions ink through my Dylusions alpha stencil in a couple spots on my page.

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With Scrap Around the World‘s moodboard this month, I got inspired by the writing, letters, and school atmosphere.  I also had yet to scrap the photos from my little guy’s first day of pre-school (he’s now in 1st grade).

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I used cameras and hearts for my visual triangles.  That’s a Webster’s Pages cameo, a acrylic die-cut that I colored the heart green with paint markers, and a chipboard diamond from my Citrus Twist.

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Washi tape from Citrus Twist kit, Pinkfresh stickers and stamp

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UmWow Studio chipboard covered in gesso and orange paint marker and Heidi Swapp phrase stamp

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UmWow Studio chipboard frame colored with paint markers, alphas from CT kit, Pinkfresh puffy and epoxy stickers, MME chipboard paper airplane (a classic symbol of school in my opinion), SC chipboard camera, thread from my stash

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I stuck with grid and notebook designs in keeping with the school theme.  Simply Stories journaling card, Leftover tag from SC kit (I cut the top off for a previous project), chipboard shape with goil foil word

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Sodalicious (honeycomb with book text) and Little Yellow Bicycle (letters) patterned paper, paper clip from my stash, wooden phrase from CT kit, label from SC kit, Kelly Purkey label sticker, Pinkfresh sticker

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Journal stickers, paint splatters

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Amy Tangerine Stitched rub-on, cork alphas, Kelly Purkey label sticker, HS stamp

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Chipboard heart painted green, chipboard alpha stickers from CT kit, retro alpha stickers from stash

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Kal Barteski thickers, SC chipboard camera, Pinkfresh (?) wooden badge

I also want to enter this for Scrap Our Stash‘s challenge #30 – school supplies (Little Yellow Bicycle alpha patterned paper, paper clip, notebook and grid themed journal cards and chipboard paper airplane).

Happy scrapping!

…feeling spectacular…

A quick entry for Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge

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A small art piece that includes two Dylusions stamps, and lots of paint marker goodness.  It started as white cardstock and me making with spatters using my water brush and markers.  Then I played with my new orange Sakura Solid Paint marker, my store-brand red paint marker and my TCW Cloud stencil.

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Then I outlined a Heidi Swapp stencil “Spectacular” using my black paint marker.  Continuing my layering, I grabbed my blue paint marker and outlined a homemade silhouette mask and then filled it in.  I added some wubway map washi tape, the Dylusions stamps (the corner arrows and “Not my problem.”)

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A little oulining with my pen, and I called it done.  And just for kicks, I’ll enter this for Gauche Alchemy‘s challenge this month.  Enjoy!  Happy scrapping!

…yelling at me…

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So I’ve been neglecting my poor blog and you readers and I am SOOOOOOO sorry.  I’ve been doing a lot of stuff, I just haven’t gotten around the posting yet.  I need an assistant to post all my stuff 😛  Anyway, it’s going to be post heavy for a bit today because I have two layouts I’m entering into various challenges.

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So first is a layout I did for Scrap Around the World.  I missed last month’s moodboard, which I was very upset about.  So colorful!  This month’s moodboard is decidedly toned down, but I was able to work with it.

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My layout is still colorful, but I took inspiration from the sign posts (the arrows), the toned down colors (my background paper), and the tone of discovering and exploring, with my son randomly finding a rainbow.  It ended up covering his hand (not seen in the photos) and his face.  That’s actually the main bright spot in the photos, everything else is subdued, which helped to show off the rainbow.

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For this layout I took ripped one patterned paper and adhered it to a second, notebook style paper that I’d drawn over the pink lines with orange pen.  Then I pulled out my gelatos (birthday present from my aunt, woo hoo!) and used the metallic mint gelato through a Dylusions stencil (to echo the circular shapes in the moodboard).  I also added some splotches of primary red, yellow, and some sky blue to a few spot to get my visual triangle.  I also used the metallic mint on a small wooden frame.  Lots of other goodies, including flair (fussy cut and ready-made), more frames, a little thread, other wood elements (colored with gelatos), and a some goodies from my Citrus Twist kits.

Happy scrapping!