I am up on the Evalicious blog today, sharing my latest DT project. I was inspired by all of the new Life's Sweet goodies to create this page of my youngest enjoying a frozen lemonade. Lemonade has always been his beverage of choice and we dare not run out, but frozen lemonade is all the better and such a treat for him.
Life's Sweet is full of vibrant colours and darling icons, I dug through my stash of papers and pulled out some great colours to coordinate with these goodies. I opted for a lot of white (or orange) space on my layout and several layers behind my photo.
The stickers, badge buttons and wooden accents layer up so perfectly together. I also added a bit of stamping onto my page and used a Copic marker to add colour to the stamp.
Combining the puffy alpha stickers and a stamp to create my title worked out great, it is te perfect size for my page.
I like to pull in and layer a variety of elements like the labels and page tabs to create a small embellishment cluster on an opposing corner when I leave a lot of white space on my page, I love the look and it means I get to add more goodies to the page!
I also stamped this adorable cup with the little hearts in it and coloured it with water colour paints. Although this little cup was designed to represent bubble tea, is just perfect for any sweet bevie!
Evalicious Supply List - click on images to be taken to the shop
Other Supplies - patterned paper: Jillibean Soup, Echo Park and Bo Bunny; Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher; My Mind's Eye Washi tape; Momento ink; Copic marker; water colour paints; black Sharpie.
I am sharing a tutorial over at the Boys Rule Scrapbook Kit Club blog today, using masking tape as a stamping tool. I learned this technique from my scrappy friend Cathy (she is not a blogger or I would link you to her) and it is just perfect for adding a bit of texture and grunge to our masculine projects!
Cathy taught me this technique with masking tape, however I only had painters tape on hand, it's pretty much the same thing though. Aside from that you will need ink in the colour of your choice.
For this tutorial i will be making a card, but of course this would work just as well on a layout as well.
Start by laying a piece of tape over your ink pad, gently rubbing your finger over the tape to press it into the ink.
Next lay the tape over your project piece in your desired location. I have already sort of planned our my card so I know where to strategically place my ink.
This is the effect you will get.
i added more to my card, reusing the same piece of tape.
And this is my finished product, I love the look, how about you?
Kit Club Supplies - Patterned Paper: Echo Park, Pink Paislee and Kaisercraft; Rubons: Paper House; Ephemera: Echo Park.
Other Supplies -Hemptique button twine; CTMH black ink; misc. tape, cardstock and button.
I was so fortunate to be invited to guest for Jillibean Soup, in fact it was almost a year ago when I was invited and the exciting guest spot took place last Tuesday, yesterday and today. I would love for you to check out my projects here, here and here.
I began my page by adding some large splotches of white Mr. Huey's mist to the background, I love the way it looks against the black cardstock. Then I added some of the gold Smooch Spritz form the kit.After adding a few narrow strips of patterned paper (which were inked with yellow ink), I pop dotted my photo and began embellishing.
The arrow clip was too cute to hide so I stapled it onto my page.
I added some of the gold rubons, loving the phrase to do with travel or adventure for this photo.
I also layered a bunch of die cute and stickers, adding a bit of super messy doodling to some of them to pull in the black background.
Kit Club Supply List - Patterned Paper: Pink Paislee and Echo park; Ephemera: Jillibean Soup and Echo Park; Stickers: Jillibean Soup and Echo Park; Gold Rubons: Paper House; gold mist: Smooch Spritz, misc: cardstock and arrow clip; Doodlebug alpha stickers.
Other Supplies: Mr. Huey's white mist, Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher, Hemptique button twine, CTMH yellow ink.
I have a super easy tip for you today, which has the added bonus of recycling, too!
Tape an empty tape dispenser.
And instead of throwing it out, do this.
Recycling, practical and so pretty, too! If you are super clever you could trace and cut out the label onto a piece of coordinating patterned paper - or white cardstock covered with the Washi tape that is in the dispenser.
As you can see, I am a little circle happy right now!
Here is my take on the sketch...
I started my page by layering my photo onto punched and torn strips of paper, that were inked with black ink. Next I created a backdrop for this focal point by adding some water colour paints in a few splotches around the page, then I stamped randomly with a mesh stamp and StazOn ink, and finally I added paint circles using a variety of sizes of lids as stamps. I like to keep a random supply of these in my craft area. As a final step for my background, I added black Mr. Huey's (from my stash) and some of the gold Smooch Spritz from the kit.
Next I added some of the gold rubons around my page, I love that they are slightly distressed looking. And don't those fun little glasses look cute!
This little plastic clip is perfect on my photo, it was a little slippy so I added some Washi tape on the back to hold it in place. PS I seriously love that little face!
I trimmed off one of the phrase strips from one of the patterned papers and adhered it to the bottom of my page. I then added a journaling tag from the ephemera package, and a little banner clip, as well as another rubon.
Lastly, I added my title with the great Simple Stories alpha stickers, and a few Doodlebug enamel triangles that I had left over from the last kit.
Supply list: Kit contents - Echo Park patterned paper, die cuts and
packaging used for photo mat; Smooch Spritz in gold; Kaisercraft gold
rubons; misc. cardstock, glasses, Simple Stories alphas, plastic and wire clips.
Decoart and Anita's acrylic craft paint, Leow's water colour paints,
black StazOn ink, Tim Holtz tiny attacher, black Mr. Huey's mist,
Doodlebug enamel triangles (from prior kit); Bo Bunny mesh stamp,
Staedtler black felt tip pen.