“Friends” Layout with Rae

Happy Sunday, everyone!

Today I am sharing a last layout I made with the October kit.

I kept this layout fairly simple because I just feel in love with this piece of paper from the 13 Arts paper from the Rose Fields collection. I started out by cutting the paper slightly and distressed the edges. Next, I added some faux stitching using a sewing wheel and a fine point black marker.

I also added some stenciling using a large distressed circle stencil- I added white crackle paste, then painted on some of the 13 Arts turquoise spray from the kit.

Under the picture, I added some of the cutouts from the 13 Arts elements sheet. I used a piece of the Prima paper for a photo mat, and some lace from my stash.

 

I added to flower clusters, some of the blue ones are from my stash. In this closeup, you can one of the metal frames from the kit peeking from under the photo. I added some of the Prima paper with numbers to it after painting it with gesso and I added some white gold wax paste.

I used a couple of different shades of green chalk ink to the 13 Arts chipboard leaves. I cut them to fit under the flowers. I sprayed the chipboard title with the turquoise spray. I love that the 13 Arts chipboard is white- it cuts out the first step of paint it! 🙂

On the other side of the cluster I added a piece of the Dusty Attic chipboard that I added some white gold wax paste to.Thanks for stopping by the blog today!

 

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“Just You” Layout with Rae

Happy Sunday!

Today I am sharing a layout I made based on the October sketch created by Kim:

Isn’t that sketch lovely?

Here’s my interpretation of the sketch:

This 13 Arts “Rose Fields” paper is beyond gorgeous! I adore the different shades of pinks mixed with black and white with hints of green. You MUST get this kit if you are not a subscriber!

I started out with cutting down and distressing the “wood plank” paper so I could see a lot of the black of the first layer, as I wanted to add some elegant black accents and I wanted them to pop.

I added the white lace across the layout as the sketch has that design element, and then built my layers around the photo. I used some Prima Misty Rose paper for a mat, then added it to the gold frame that came in one of the Prima flower packs.I added some stamping to peek from under the right side of the photo, then added some of the chipboard flowers which I inked black.

On the left side of the cluster, I added some cut outs from the Rose Fields paper, and a doily die cut. I added another piece of chipboard that I inked black as well as the title, which I inked using a peachy colored chalk ink.  I just love how much chipboard came int he kit this month! Then I added my flowers and some butterflies from my stash.

Lastly, I added the cluster to the lower left side of the layout, keeping it simple, replicating the colors and elements from the top cluster- black chipboard swirl, flower, and another butterfly from my stash, from the Prima Misty Rose collection.

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“Me and You” Mixed Media Watercolor Panel with Rae

Happy Sunday!

Today I’m sharing my project made with the lovely October mixed media kit. Here’s what comes in the kit.And here’s what I came up with:

I started out by spraying the Prima Marketing watercolor canvas with water, then used a few different colors of the metallic watercolors, also from Prima Marketing, from the palette, creating a large diagonal stripe, intentionally leaving lots of the canvas unpainted.

Next, as you can see in this closeup, I added some script stenciling- this stencil is a 12X12 from Kaisercraft from my stash.

Next, I assembled the design, using a picture encased in the window with shutters (Prima Memory Hardware Venetian Shutters) from my stash, and many flowers from the kit. I also added some die cuts of leaves that I painted with the green watercolor pan.

I also added some of the white Prima Metallique paint to the flowers to soften the colors. I also added the soft silk Metallique paint to the shutters.

I added some splatters of the watercolors, using the colors of the flowers, and then some black and white splatters of India ink from my own supplies.

I also added a title from the scrapbook kit that was in the 13 Arts chipboard set.

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“Fun Days” Layout with Rae

Hello, friends!

I’m delighted to share my first project that I made using the October scrapbook kit, which you can purchase here: October Goodness.

For this layout I used the Prima Marketing Misty Rose papers in the kit. I started by adding clear gesso to the papers, once dry, I ripped the “Memorable Floral Wall” paper. I did some stenciling with some crackle paste. Then, I added water, then sprayed both pieces with water, then the 13 Arts Pearl Turquoise spray from the kit. I wiped up the excess moisture with a wet paper towel to expose the stenciling and lighten the color, then I used some brown distress ink around the edges, and glued both of the ripped pieces to the Prima “Scented Love” paper.

In this closeup below, you can see the stenciling detail, as well as the distressed look of the Dusty Attic Chipboard- I used Stampendous Frantage embossing powder in aged copper from my stash to achieve that mottled look.

In the middle, I placed my photo with a mat and cut some elements from one of the Prima papers for some ephemera layers, and made flower clusters on each side of the photo. The clusters are a combination of flowers from the kit as well as some from my stash. 

I added the beautiful white applique leaves to both clusters, as well as some leftover die cuts I had from my watercolor canvas that I will be sharing this month. They are cut from white cardstock, and painted with the Prima Marketing Metallic Accents from the October Mixed Media kit.

I also added a title using the 13 Arts chipboard panel- Fun Days, which I also sprayed with the 13 Arts Pearl Turquoise mist.

I added some white gesso to the flower clusters to soften the colors.

 

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“Fearless” Layout with Rae

Happy Tuesday!

 

Today I am sharing the last project I made with the September kit. Here’s a masculine layout:

I started by ripping the map paper that’s from the Prima Marketing Flirty Fleur collection, the glued it to the striped paper that’s from the same collection. I planned out the rest of my design, then added stamping using a 13 Arts texture stamp from my stash with some Prima Marketing Color Philosophy in in Midnight Blue along the ripped edges of the background paper, as well as areas to show the stamping peeking out from the rest of the design elements.

In my design cluster I added a watch from my stash to showcase the Prima Marketing resin bee from the kit. I added the silver Nuvo Drops from the kit to the clock, then sprinkled some embossing powders over it to give it the mottled distressed look. I added a white flower then placed the bee in the center.

I cut up the Creative Embellishments swirly border, and added some black ink to it, leaving some of it exposed, and placed it under the flowers.
I finished up by adding some of the black gemstones in random areas.

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“Love This” Layout with Rae

Hello, Friends!

Today I’m sharing my layout I made for the September monthly challenge.  Here’s the mood board for the challenge:

And, today is the last day to enter out challenge. You can find the details here.
And, here’s how the mood board inspired me:

All of those pics in the mood board have so many ornate details, so that’s what I decided to add: many small details! 🙂

I added some black vines that I cut from a older Memory Box die.

I added a doily and some lace from my stash, which was a nice contrast to the ripped paper layers. I also added the Prima Marketing green Say it in Crystals to the tips of the doilies and some random other areas.

In these closeups, you can see that I added splatters of black and white (India ink) as well as some blue- the Prima Marketing Color Bloom spray in Glistening Waves was perfect for the Prima Flirty Fleur collection!

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Believe Altered Box with Rae

Hello, friends!

Today I’m sharing an altered box I made with the September scrapbook kit.

If you are anything like me, you save all kinds of boxes for scrapbook projects. This is one that had some skincare products. It was perfect for this kit because it was already a matte black, so no prep work was required.

I started wit the inside of the box. I plan to use this box, so I kept the design to a minimum inside. I added pieces of the Bo Bunny paper to the sides and bottom of the box, only adding some black chalk ink.

For the inside top, I added the same Bo Bunny paper, but I didn’t have enough for the whole thing, so I cut the scrap in half and added it, leaving a blank area in the middle, then added a piece of the Prima Marketing paper for a nice contrast.

I also added one of the silver frames that came in one of the Prima Marketing flower packs, as well as some flowers from the kit, and some flowers from my stash.

The appliques and vellum with script are also from my stash. I completed the design by adding some of the Prima Say it in Pearls items.

For the outside of the box, I kept it simple as well. I added the striped Bo Bunny paper to all 4 sides, and added a knob from my stash and flower where the magnet that closes the box is.

For the top of the box, I ripped a piece of the Bo Bunny and a piece of the Prima Marketing paper. I added black chalk ink to all sides of both of the sheets.

The cluster includes a doily, piece of script vellum, as well  as the Creative Embellishments chipboard frame, the bottom layers and which I added embossing powder to for an aged effect. I also added an applique from my stash.

I added many flowers, and a quote which I took from the Prima Flirty Fleur journaling card from my stash. I completed the design by adding some of the Prima Say it in Crystals border, tucked in between the paper layers, a black resin butterfly from the kit, and some black and white splatter of India ink.

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Mixed Media Decor with Rae

Hello, everyone!

Today I’m sharing my project that I made using the September Mixed Media kit, featuring this lovely wooden heart decor, Prima Marketing Rust Pastes in Northern Lights, some new Prima Marketing Melange Art Pebbles in Sugar, along with some sea shells and assorted white roses.

Here’s what I came up with:

And here’s how I created this background with the pastes:

The one thing that is critical to using the pastes is if you want to blend the colors, you need to work quickly because they dry fast, or at least in my climate which is pretty much devoid of humidity!

I took the lightest color of the pastes, Powder Blue, and added to each of the wood panels. I knew I wanted this to be the base for the other colors because I wanted them to be lighter than the shades they are directly out of the jar.

 

I quickly added some of the turquoise paste, making sure it was int he same direction of the wood panels. 

And once I added the amount I wanted, I added tiny amounts of the purple paste,

and then blended the colors together.

Once I had the background done, I added a couple of things from my stash to help create a focal point- the resin circle frame, a pice of chipboard shaped like a clock, and some cheesecloth.

You can see the Prima art pebbles under the quote- I added a light coat of white gesso to them to soften them up and blend with the design.

Once I glued the flowers, shells, and art pebbles, I took the purple and turquoise pastes and added a bit of water and gave the flowers a wash of the purple, and I added the turquoise to the shells, and surrounding areas.

Here’s another close up.

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All Smiles Layout with Rae

Happy Saturday crafty people!

Today I’m sharing a simple layout with a tutorial I made using the August scrapbooking kit. Some of the Mintay papers in the kit have some beautiful images that help guide designs, and this paper was perfect for a simplistic style.

I started my layout with treating some chipboard pieces. The lanterns are Creative Embellishments chipboard from the kit. The clock and title are Dusty Attic from my stash. I treated all of the pieces with a couple of coats of white gesso.

I treated the clock with copper paint, and then added some wax paste for a distressed look.

In this closeup, you can see the worn look that the pastes create.

Next, I treated the lanterns with some sparkly paint, one in a shade of blue (Prima Sparks in Mermaid Sparkle) and pink (Prima Sparks in Butterfly Spells).

I kept the title simple by adding some blue pigment ink (Prima Color Philospohy in Summer Vibes).

Next, I traced the chipboard clock onto a piece of the Prima Santorini paper from the kit and cut it out. I distressed the circle, then added some chalk ink (Prima chalk in in Old Rose).

I used Glossy Accents in a fine tip container to adhere the chipboard to the paper.

Next, I added some adhesive tape to the back of the paper, and added some of the blue lace from the kit.

Closeup:

I wanted more layers to tuck under the clock, so I cut some of the Mintay papers with a tag die. I distressed the tags and added some sheer pink ribbon from my stash.

Before gluing the layers, I added some script stamping in Distress Ink (Tattered Rose and Frayed Burlap). Some other layers of die cuts are also shown- the peach die cut is from my stash, and the white border is two pieces cut from the Kaisercraft die from the August card kit.

I made some small cuts under the lanterns printed on the paper, then stuck the chipboard lantern pieces into the cuts.

Here’s some closeups of the completed layout:

One of the last things I did was dry-brush some white gesso over the flowers to tone down the colors.

I also added some of the Prima Say it in Crystals from the kit.

And another closeup of the chipboard lanterns:

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More Havana Cards with Rae

Happy Saturday, friends!

Today I’m sharing more cards that I made using the card kit featuring the Prima Marketing Havana collection. I LOVE the colors!

So I made two cards very similar in the way that I designed them. This first one is a 6×6 square, so it’s rather large.

I started with cutting my layers- the Kaisercraft cardstock is slightly darker, completely complimentary to the greens in the Havana papers. The white layers are die cuts- I used the Kaisercraft border die from the kit, and a floral die from my stash.

I added faux stitching to all of the paper layers with a sewing wheel, paper piercer and fine tip black marker, which you can see clearer in the closeup below.

I added some pretty crystals from my stash, as well as some black and white splatters  of India ink to complete the look. The chalk inks I used were Tsukinedo Dew Drop in Ocean Oasis, and the pink is Old Rose from Prima Marketing.

 

Here’s another card I made using the same design concepts, but I added some die cuts from dies in my stash.

 

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