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Design Team Projects for Scrapiniec

Hi!  I’ve missed you!  Now that our show is over, I have all this free time again and I thought I’d share some of my latest projects with you, these ones all done for Scrapiniec.  They are a Polish chipboard company, and they have some of the most unique designs I’ve seen in chipboard.  There are some amazing artists on our team, and I am so lucky to be able to count myself among them.  Are you on any design teams?  I would love to check out your projects!!  Drop a link below.

Design Team Projects

I have 3 design team projects to share with you.  The first is an altered box that I created as a thank you gift for a friend.  The chipboard and flowers really dress it up and make it look super classy.

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I created this layout with various types of chipboard from their collection.  My favorite part, though, are the frames over the photos.  The chipboard comes packaged securely, laser cut but still clinging to frames and sheets that allow them to travel without getting bent or ripped apart.  Once I had taken the chipboard out of its’ frame, I was left with quite a few extra pieces of square shaped frames.  So, I decided to use them!  And what a great effect it turned out to be.

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The last of my recent design team projects I’ll share with you is my scrapbook canvas from this week.  I made this, along with several others (stay tuned for those!) as thank you gifts for the directors of and producers of the show we just finished.  I love being able to give meaningful gifts that will last forever.  If they love them half as much as I had fun making them, then they will be cherished for years to come.  🙂

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Thanks for visiting!  I’d love to hear your thoughts and ideas- what inspires you the most?  What is your favorite type of mixed media art?  Let me know!

Scrapbook Layout with Stitching for Prima BAP Challenge

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Good morning!  I don’t usually participate in challenges, usually because I’m so caught up in whatever I’m doing that I don’t even think about doing anything until I find out the challenges are over.  This time, I caught the early train for the  Prima BAP challenge.  It’s fun sometimes to create something from a particular set of guidelines, and challenging in a different way from how I normally create.  I’ve uploaded a video of the process- check it out below!

I actually rotated the sketch for my layout, and based everything around the stitching I added.   I thought it would be fun and different to stitch the top and bottom of the layout with lots of messy lines and chunks, then use the tail ends of all the threads and tie them together all over to form a kind of web.   It was rather labor intensive, but so fun, and I love the way it turned out!

I used Prima’s Archivist line of paper for most everything you see- I just love the steampunk/vintage look to that line, and all the maps and text on every page. Since the stitching is the star here, I didn’t really add much else besides the paper- just some texture paste and a few tiny metal charms.

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This layout is rather simple at first glance, and I really like that the simplicity of the layout itself allows the complexity of the stitching to be the shining star.  I even love how I ended up with a few lines of threads on top of my photos.  Like I’m caught in the web that is Los Angeles.  🙂  My husband should be happy!  It is a pretty cool city.  So big!!

Does anyone else use their sewing machine when they create layouts?  Are you participating in the Prima BAP challenge this month?  I can’t wait to see what you create if you are!

Don’t forget to check out the video of my process!  I’d love your feedback on what you think of this layout and the techniques I used.

Let’s Scrap Sketches layout- 08-01-15

I don’t usually post on Saturdays, but it’s Aug. 1st, and that means I have a let’s scrap sketches layout to share with you.  It also means I need to call my sister and wish her a happy birthday.  Happy Birthday Adriana!

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I love putting my own spin on these sketches, and this one was so fun!

  • I started adding some tissue wrap to the right side where I knew my photos were going.
  • My new grunge stencil was perfect for adding a bit of texture paste.
  • I layered together lots of paper, most of it from Prima’s Archivist line, and stapled them all together.
  • Red glimmer mist was a great addition onto just the layered paper, not the background itself.  I used purple mist on just the background, and I really like the contrast and how the colors compliment each other instead of blending together.
  • Of course this sketch wouldn’t be complete without some hexagons and chipboard. Adding them to the layout to form a sort of line from the top to the bottom of the page to highlight the photos really took this layout to the next level.

I’m so happy with how this layout turned out, and the best part is it only took me an hour to create.  My layouts normally take way longer than that, mostly because I hem and haw way to much about which element goes where.let's scrap sketches layout close up hexagon chipboard

The rest of the design team has come up with some amazing layouts, too.  So, come see what they’ve done and play with us!!  Check out the blog and our awesome sponsor, Eureka Stamps, and show us how you would use this sketch.

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Mixed Media Canvas Collage with video- “Home”

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Happy Friday everyone!  I wanted to share my latest mixed media canvas collage with you today.  I created it for UmWow Studios Creative Team call, and I’m using their chipboard confetti as the basis for the theme of the piece- Home.

I will confess, I love adding symbols to my artwork.  I do it on purpose a lot, but sometimes as I go back over a piece I’ve just finished, I’ll see some new ideas or elements that I didn’t mean to be symbolic, but somehow have taken on new meaning.  The clocks and gears I added with modeling paste and some stencils represent the time and work it takes to create a happy home and build lasting relationships.  The text symbolizes communication, and the blocks of cardstock are our priorities, lined up in a way that they all fit together and help balance and support us and our families.  One more thing to share- I love the microbeads in this piece- when I think of symbols of home and family in this artwork, they stand out above the others, as the many, many ways we can serve each other every day.  I believe it is so important for us to be serving our families, without keeping score or expecting anything in return.

Of course,  I know that many will look at this piece and see different things.  It will not have the same meaning for others that it does for me, and yet even that dynamic is fascinating.  What symbols do you see that I may have missed?  What do these elements represent for you, if anything at all?

Mixed Media Canvas Collage

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fpnUVHOFvFg

Thank you for letting me share these thoughts today.  I’ve included a supply list with some affiliate links so you will know what tools and supplies I used.  (Affiliate links mean that if you make a purchase through a link I’ve provided, I will be paid a commission.  Don’t worry, you won’t be charged more.)

Don’t forget to check out my video to see the whole process, and let me know what you think in the comments!

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Supply list and links-

Liquitex Matte Gel Medium

Liquitex Modeling Paste

White Gesso

Tim Holtz Tissue Wrap “Terminology”- retired

Crafter’s Workshop Stencils

Prima’s Archivist paper line

India Ink

Cheesecloth

Elmer’s foam tape

Black twine

UmWow Studios chipboard confetti

PearlEx powders

glass microbeads

acrylic paint

Petaloo flowers