Sunday, August 14, 2016

Scraplift Sunday - To The Beach!

Hello Sunday scrappers :) I love Scraplift Sundays at the Paper Issues Friends and Fans Facebook page... they pretty much give you permission to copy someone's gorgeous page!

I scrapped some fun photos of the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk. The boardwalk pictures really fit perfectly with the bright fun embellishments from Doodlebug Fun in the Sun collection.

The scraplift inspiration today comes from this amazing layout by the super talented Kelly Feldman

Enjoy the rest of your Sunday! Hopefully you get some craft time in :)

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Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Myrtle Beach Layout

Quickie happy hour post! I'm sharing a layout I created featuring a panoramic picture I took of our hotel view of Myrtle Beach...

I was inspired by the current August Sketch at Paper Issues

I used the happy and colorful new Doodlebug - Fun in the Sun collection. I never would have considered myself a Doodlebug person but this line had me sold immediately!

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Monday, August 8, 2016

Mini Wood Pallet Home Decor

Two weeks ago my friend and I visited an amazing store called Scrapbooks by the Sea in Myrtle Beach. There we found these adorable mini wood pallets by Maya Road, and the store owner said "We'd love to see what you make with those!"... so this was my challenge to myself! Use those darn wood pallets!

I used the 4"x4" pallet to create a mini home decor piece for my autumn mantle. This project is also created for the August Mix it Up Monday Challenge at Paper Issues - ANYTHING GOES!

I combined some Faber Castell Design Memory Craft Gelatos with beautiful new paper from Jen Hadfield's new Warm and Cozy collection. Here's how I did it:

I started by Gesso'ing my pallet, then coloring the wood with Gelatos in Ice Coffee and Gold Champagne. Then I generously sprayed it with my Orange Soda Gelatos mist that I created. This helps bring in some orange color to the wood that's also found in the Warm and Cozy paper collection.

Here's a little tip for decoupaging with pattern paper: carefully separate the layers of paper in one corner, then slowly peel the patterned layer apart from the base paper. You're left with a very thin designer paper that will easily glue to whatever project you're creating!

I tore pieces of my paper and adhered them to the wood pallet with Gel Medium. Now it was time to pick my favorite Warm and Cozy embellishments to finish off my mantle decoration :)

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