Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Arrow String Art Layout

Just like yesterday, today's layout uses an Arrow String Art cut file and an abundance of Fancy Free goodies... but I promise this layout is completely different than yesterday's! See for yourself...


Everything on this layout is from Fancy Free (except the twine, thickers, and gold mist). I'm in love! Anyways, this photo is from March when I got to meet some of my Paper Issues girls at the Crop on the Cape! Such a blast!


I'm playing along with the new Take 5 Tuesday challenge at Paper Issues! I used the color red, circles, string, title, and the date. 


I first cut the Arrow String Art pattern on this gorgeous Fancy Free paper... by the way this pattern is FREE in the Paper Issues Store! Then I used some pink and orange ombre twine from Lawn Fawn to stitched the arrow outline.


I did a lot of fussy cutting for this one, too! I cut the flowers and punched out all of the circles from the Fancy Free 6x6 paper pad.



As always, you can get EVERYTHING in the Paper Issues store for 20% off with the code RWKRAFTS at checkout... maybe you can snag yourself some coveted Fancy Free :)





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Monday, May 2, 2016

Mix it Up with Stitching

I warned you in yesterday's post that I was immediately addicted to Ken Oliver's Color Bursts! And here they are again in action... this time on my layout for the May Mix it Up Challenge at Paper Issues! We're hoping to see your layouts that feature stitching of any kind. Just have fun and join us in the Paper Issues Friends and Fans group!


The photo on this layout is from a couple weeks ago when Matt and I decided to go have brunch near the water in Baltimore! Such a gorgeous day! The photo of us by the water is why I went with a teal and lime green color palette. 


I just had a lot of fun with this one and got inky and messy and stitchy. I first cut the Arrow String Art pattern on a white sheet of cardstock... this pattern is FREE in the Paper Issues Store! I gave the entire sheet a thin coat of gesso and let it dry completely, and then I stitched the arrow pattern with some silver and white twine from Lawn Fawn. 

Then I went crazy with my Color Bursts! I sprayed the page generously with water, then sprinkled some Turquoise and Lemon color bursts, along with the liquid metal to give it some shine. I tilted the page around to get the color moving, then let it dry.


I also got to play with my brand new FANCY FREE collection! I love the embellishments, especially the chipboard pieces. I kept the embellishments to a minimum because I wanted the stitched arrow and background to still stand out.



As always, you can get EVERYTHING in the Paper Issues store for 20% off with the code RWKRAFTS at checkout... maybe you can snag yourself some coveted Fancy Free :)




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Sunday, May 1, 2016

MMMC #24 - Butterflies and Blooms

May already?!! This year is flying by way too fast! But of course, a new month is always welcome around here because that means we have a brand new theme at The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge! The month of May wants to see your projects featuring Butterflies and Blooms!


We are beyond excited to introduce our May Guest Designer... KEN OLIVER!!! He is also offering an awesome prize that includes a set of Color Bursts and the Best Ever Craft Mat!


Now here is my project using some of the fun fun fun Ken Oliver Color Bursts!


I actually spent my entiiiire Saturday just playing with my new Color Bursts. I had a pile of beautiful colorful papers on my desk, but the background of this card was one of my favorites.


I created the background by placing my Crafter's Workshop 'Mumsy' stencil on top of watercolor paper. Then I sprayed over it with water and carefully removed the stencil. Now the fun part! I sprinkled a few different Color Bursts and the water just soaks that color right up! Love love love!


The flowers and leaves are die cut in watercolor paper with Essentials by Ellen 'Wild Garden' dies. Then I sprayed the die cuts with water and sprinkled them with green or purple Color Bursts. I backed them against some white cardstock with matte medium and then cut them out for my card.


Thanks for joining me for my first ever project using Color Bursts! I know it's not the last... in fact I'll have another one up tomorrow ;)

Make sure you join the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge for your chance to with some Ken Oliver goodies of your own!




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