Monday, October 31, 2011

Paper Niche November Sneak Peaks

Here's some sneak peaks of the Paper Niche November Kit. I loved the paper in this kit, very versatile you can use it with so many different pictures.

Be sure to watch the Paper Niche Blog to see the other designers sneak peaks!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

This past weekend I attended the Paper Niche "Crop Pink". We had a great time, lots of laughs and I met some new scrappy friends. I worked on some Halloween projects so I thought I would share with you what I made . . .

I made this spooky shadow box using the Tim Holtz configuration boxes. I just glued the smaller boxes on the outside of the larger box, I didn't even use all of them. I painted the boxes black then I glimmer misted and added the glimmer glam to the Tim Holtz Halloween tissue tape and covered the edges. I added lots of little things, some found at the Niche and some were found at Michael's in the Halloween decorating section. I turned my skeleton into a girl by making her a dress and crown and of course some "bling" around the neck! Love how this came out . . .  I'm gonna do a Christmas one and my mind is on overload with ideas, can't wait to get started on it!

Here are some more photos . . .  I also did an album with some of the same papers, Pink Paislee Phantom line. I ran out of daylight when taking these photos so I will post photos of the album within a day or two.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Paper Niche October Kit

Its time for my October Paper Niche kit reveal . . . . loved working with this kit. I love the diversity of the papers and embellishments. You can check out the other design members projects here, and Sharon does a video reveal for everyone so you can really get a feel for what the kit is like. I don't think you would know that these four layouts came from the same kit, each one is different and unique.

This is a picture of my Summer when she was just five years old. I wanted this layout to have a shadow box feel so I have the My Minds Eye paper posted on foam core to make it pop up. The majority of the flowers came in the kit and the little ones are from my tutorial I showed you using a hot glue gun.

I think the Bo Bunny collection goes perfect with the Older photos you may have. All of these embellishments came in the kit, flowers and all. I dipped some of the flowers in alcohol inks to change the color to match the papers. I did add the paper rosettes. The little nostalgic advertisements was the Echo Park Happy Days paper found in the kit. I just cut out the ones I wanted inked them and then heat embossed them.

These next two layouts are pictures of my sister in law, Destiny who passed away last year at the age of 17 from a brain tumor. I'm making a book for her family.

The blue flowers comes in the kit, I made the white rose and the two small spiral roses. The huge flourish came from one of the papers found in the kit, I just fussy cut it and added some sparkle.

I made the flowers on this layout . . .  so easy it would scare you. Then I just glimmer misted them and added stickles. Lots of distressing and paper tearing on this one.

Thanks for stopping by if you have any questions on what items I used or how I did something just let me know I love the feedback!

Monday, October 3, 2011

Glue Flowers

OK, as I promised you all here's a tutorial on how I made the cute little flowers as shown in the Paper Niche October sneak peak.

Let me first start out by saying I cannot take credit for coming up with this idea, that belongs to Jo from Itsmycreativeworld. I've embedded her video below. So watch that first, she does a great job of explaining how do everything. To listen to the Video just scroll all the way down to the bottom of my page and pause the music player.

And here's a few pictures of my process

First I just make a bunch of random petals, this takes some practice and keep in mind how big you want your petals to be.

Next, I start by putting my petals together that are similar in size and making my flowers. When I get them all together, that's when I put just a little hot glue in the center to hole them all together.

 Now is when you can rub your perfect pearls on your petals or you can try just dropping some alcohol inks right on them. It you want the color to be more transparent when applying the alcohol inks, just put the ink down on your craft mat and set your petals on top of it so the color just goes on the bottom. But, you do have to make sure you remove all the little glue string off your petals before applying the alcohol inks, because it does show up more than with the perfect pearls.

In this layout you can see I made 3 different flowers. Two are the same I just put one on a stick pin like June  did in her video. Two I used perfect pearls on and the other two I applied alcohol inks. You could also make your own little flat back pearls or even hearts and butterflies using the same technique of the shape of the petals. 

I hope you all give this a try and post a comment letting me know how you like it!