Friday, May 25, 2012

Want2Scrap & GlueArts Blog Hop!

Welcome to Day 5 the final day of the Glue Arts and Want2Scrap Spring into Summer Blog Hop! We have had such a great week sharing projects from our two companies and the creative magic of the talented designers.
Remember to be eligible for the prizes you need to leave a comment on the Want2Scrap AND the Glue Arts Blogs.


Glue Arts provides a wide range of adhesive from their Glue RiderPro Adhesive Squares, or Embellishments Adhesive. They have just what you need for your next scrappy or crafting project.
To be eligible for the prizes leave a comment on the Want2Scrap AND the Glue Arts Blogs.
Comments will be taken until Sunday May 27 at midnight.
Day Five: Friday May 26

I have not done a layout in a while but had fun using all the fun Want2Scrap and GlueArts goodies! These great adhesives made it fun and easy to layer lots of products for extra texture and dimension. The Pro Glider made it super easy and was really strong. I also loved the Adhesive Squares, very versatile.

You can't get too much bling either.  I seriously love the Silver Rhinestone Fancy fun!

The Silver Rhinestones - 72 Count were perfect to add some depth to the kraft border.

Lastly the Silver Rhinestone Baby Bling was the perfect accent for this layout.

Thank you for joining our blog hop! Remember to leave a comment on the Want2Scrap AND the Glue Arts Blogs. Comments will be taken until Sunday May 27 at midnight.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

My Inspiration Album...

Every girl needs an inspiration album, full of wonderful things and colors to draw from when you need a little kick start to get creating. I am going to share mine with you. I used this fantastic Assorted Rectangles Chipboard Album by Want2Scrap as a fun starting place.

On each page I focused on a different thing that inspires me. Both technology and of course my wonderful family!

Who is not inspired by fun fabrics and textures? My love of photography and cameras is always a great place to start to get my creative juices flowing.

The beauty of nature and art are always inspiring to me.

When all else fails food and my love of color works every time!

As always just getting my hands a little messy is enough in itself to get me inspired to create.

Of course we need to get some detail shots to give you a feel of how inspiring all these things really can be.

Now it is your turn, create your own inspiration album. It will be fun making it...and drawing from it whenever you need a little push.

Want2Scrap Products:

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Other Products:
Paint- Claudine Hellmuth, Plaid, Liquitex
Gesso- Liquitex
Spray Ink- Tattered Angels
Alphabets- American Crafts
Ribbon, Trim- American Crafts, Heidi Swapp,  Making Memories, Stash
Buttons- Stash
Canvas Butterfly- Maya Road
Pen- Scarlet Lime
Stamp- Clearsnap

Monday, May 14, 2012

Art Journal Background Tutorial

I wanted to share with you this tutorial on how to create this background. It is amazing what a little bit of paint, paper, and glue and create. This is the beginning of our background...first use a base of Gesso to prep the original paper. Then using adhesive and Modge Podge glue down the pattern paper.  I also added some wads of tissue paper to create extra texture. I wanted the image to looks like rolling hills of sand. 

Now comes paint. I added several layers of paint in complementing colors to create depth. I rubbed it on with my fingers and really got it in the nooks.

I added even more paint such as these lines of gold metallic paint. I did the same to create the sky, using various colors of blue and a few streaks of white.

Next comes the colorful part! To create the the umbrellas I dug into my scraps of paper and paper pieced the umbrellas. I then cut out birds and used a black pen to define the edges.

Next up...blinging it up with tons of  Want2Scrap goodies!  I used the Fancy Wave Bling Borders and added them to the bottoms of the umbrellas. 

 The Finesse Swirls in LeCreme Pearls were perfect to  create the illusion of rolling hills in the sand. A few of the Blue Green Rhinestones Baby Bling  added that little extra "something special" to these pages.

And here is our final project!

I am hoping you are now feeling creative and want to create a few designs of your own.

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Other Products:
Pattern Paper- Studio Calico, Pink Paislee, Lily Bee Designs, My Minds Eye, Websters Pages
Stamps- Unity Designs (Christy Tomlinson SHE ART Line)
Pens- Scarlet Lime, Faber-Castell
Paint- Liquitex, Lumiere Light Body Metallic Acrylic
Modge Podge (Matte and Sparkel)- Plaid
Glitter Sand- Magic Scraps
Rub-ons- Fancy Pants, Black River Designs, Studio Calico
Gesso- Liquitex