Wednesday, August 16, 2017

My Creative Scrapbook August Limited Edition Kit Layout

Hi There, Thanks for stopping by!
I hope you are all enjoying this gorgeous summer weather, I know I sure am!

Today I have one last layout to share with you using
Limited Edition Kit!!

I created this layout using the talented Frank Garcia's St Tropez Collection by Prima Marketing!





Thanks for looking, I hope you enjoyed my layout and are inspired to create as well!!
 I love reading your feedback, so be sure to leave me a comment! If you have any questions, leave me a comment, contact me by email or you can find me on Facebook! 

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

My Creative Scrapbook August Limted Edition Kit Layout



HelloThere!
Thanks for stopping by, I hope your having an amazing summer!

Today, I have another layout using
August Limited Edition Kit
to share with you!


This was actually a really quick and simple layout, with minimal detail. I kinda felt like the paper, embellishments and photo were gorgeous enough without a lot of extra detail added. I choose this phot, because one day I'd love to see the Eifel Tower in person. I have seen the one in Las Vegas, but somehow it's just not the same! There is something about Paris that romanticizes the whole idea! Literally all I did for this layout was layer a photo over some doilies before adding a couple of flower clusters and sentiments. I finish off the layout by adding a bit of splatter paint and a white wash coating over the flowers to mute down the colors a bit and help everything to blend a bit!
Simple, yet elegant!

 Thanks for stopping by, I hope you enjoyed my layout and are inspired to create as well!! I love reading your feedback, so be sure to leave me a comment! If you have any questions, leave me a comment, contact me by email or you can find me on Facebook! 

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

My Creative Scrapbook August Reveal



Hello Everyone, thanks for stopping by!

 Today I am super excited to share some close up's and details of my first layout using
August 2017 Limited Edition Kit!!



This kit features the lovely St Tropez kit from Prima Marketing as well as some beautiful Blue Fern Studios!

I had a lot of fun creating with this kit! In fact, it might just be my favorite one I've designed with for My Creative Scrapbook!

As you can see with the layout above, I layered and distressed the papers before adding some texture and dimension with some water colors, distress inks and Prima stamps.


 Here is a texture view of all the layout on my layout. I've combined crumbled up doily edges with some gorgeous Prima flowers as well as some delicate pink fussy cut flowers from the St Tropez collection. I also layered in a bit of raffia ribbon from my own collection just for added dimension and detail.


 Another close up


 This close up features a beautiful bicycle from the St Tropez Collection, It just seem to fit so perfectly with the color scheme, but more importantly, I could envision this gorgeous bike riding out in front of these gorgeous homes, it just seemed to fit and add character to my layout! I embellished it with more Prima flowers and fussy cut flowers.


 In this close up, you can see where I've distressed the paper edge and pulled back a bit to reveal the paper beneath the layout. Atop this, I've added another fussy cut flower to add dimension, but to also continue my theme of delicate gorgeousness!! I also added a bit of journaling to the edge of my photo, for those of you who have followed my work over the years, you may know that journaling is something that I'm pretty bad about including on my pages. However, seems how it's one of the most important elements on scrapbooking, I have been trying to make a conscious effort to include it on more of my layouts lately.

This is a close up of the top left side of my layout. Again featuring Prima flowers as well as some fussy cut flowers from the collection.


Another close up!


To finish off my layout, I gave everything a whitewash with gesso to tone down and mute the colors, to blend and make everything a bit more cohesive!!

For information on how to get your very own kit, check out this link
http://mycreativescrapbook.com/



Thanks for stopping by, I hope you enjoyed my layout and are inspired to create as well!  I love reading your feedback, so be sure to leave me a comment! If you have any questions, leave me a comment, contact me by email or you can find me on Facebook! 

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Another layout using My Creative Scrapbook January Limited Edition Kit




 
 
Hello everyone!
Today I have another layout using the
January Limited Edition Kit
to share with you!
 
For those of you that do not know, My Creative Scrapbook is an extremely reputable, high quality kit club that offers something for everyone! They cater to the clean and simple scraper as well as to the shabby chic scrapper and those who love creating mini albums and everything in between!
 
I would like to personally invite you to visit
to purchase your kit while supplies last!
 
And now without further ado, I'd like to share my layout with you

 
 
This is a layout of a dear friend of mine's wedding day, photos complementary of Breanna Rein of Rein Jenkins Photography!
 
I used the Beautiful Kaisercraft Ohh La La Collection found in this kit to create this layout. As you can see, it's a relatively simple layout with a lot of fussy cutting and punching. I added a lot of doilies to add to that soft delicate look.
 
Here are a few close ups of my layout
 
Thanks for stopping by, I love reading your feedback, so be sure to leave me a comment! If you have any questions, leave me a comment, contact me by email or you can find me on facebook!
 
 
 
 


Friday, January 27, 2017

My creative Scrapbook January Kit Layout




 
 
Hello Everyone!!!
Today I have another layout using the
January Limited Edition Kit
as well as a sketch from
 
 
For those of you that do not know, My Creative Scrapbook is an extremely reputable, high quality kit club that offers something for everyone! They cater to the clean and simple scraper as well as to the shabby chic scrapper and those who love creating mini albums and everything in between!
 
I would like to personally invite you to visit
to purchase your kit while supplies last!
 
And now without further ado, I'd like to share my layout with you using the sketch
 
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Thanks for stopping by, I love reading your feedback, so be sure to leave me a comment! If you have any questions, leave me a comment, contact me by email or you can find me on facebook!

Thursday, January 26, 2017

My Creative Scrapbook January Limted Edition Kit DT Layout

 
 
 
 
 
Hello Everyone, thanks for stopping by!
I hope you all are enjoying 2017 so far!
 
Today I am super excited to share a DT layout for
using the 
 
 
 
 
This is a layout created using one of the photos from my oldest daughters senior photo shoot!! Thanks Breanna!!
 
This kit features Kaisercrafts beautiful Ohh La La Collection along with some gorgeousness from Prima as well as some color bloom spray and stencils!
 
I had a lot of fun creating with this kit!
 
As you can see with the layout above, I layered and distressed the papers before adding some texture and dimension with the color bloom spray, stencils and texture paste as well as some distress inks and stamps!!
 
 
 
 
I painted one of the Prima chipboard with distress crackle paint and then adhered one of the stickers to it
 
 
 
 
With the Prima flower clusters I used the dark brown paper from the collection to punch out some leaves. I gave them a quick and messy coat of gesso and traced the outer edges with my white gel pen
 
 
 
To finish off my layout, I gave everything a whitewash with gesso to tone down and mute the colors
 
 
 
Thanks for looking, I hope you enjoyed my layout and are inspired to create as well!!
 
 
 
Thanks for stopping by, I love reading your feedback, so be sure to leave me a comment! If you have any questions, leave me a comment, contact me by email or you can find me on facebook! 


Wednesday, January 25, 2017

My CReative Scrapbook January Limted Edition Kit Tututorial

 
 
Hello everyone!!
Today, I have an easy technique tutorial to share with you all today using the My Creative Scrapbook  January 2017 Limited Edition Kit.


I'm going to show you all how to white wash your projects. It happens to be one of my favorite go to techniques and you will see this in just about every single one of my projects, whether it's a layout, card, tag or some other type of project! White washing tends to give your projects a toned down, soft, cohesive look, and can definitely give some added texture!
Lets get started!!
 
You will need:
white gesso of your preference (I prefer heavy gesso)
 paint brush
something to squeeze your gesso onto if your not accustomed to squeezing it directly onto your paint brush (I just used some flower packaging)
 
 
 
**note: something I forgot to add in my photo of supplies needed is the larger brush I use, which is actually not a paint brush at all but a cheap make up brush. the tip is so thick and soft and I have found this to work best on large areas as well as when covering a large background space, such as a layout.
 
 
 
 
STEP 1:
 
Once your project is complete and the glue is dried you can apply a white wash to it. You begin by squeezing a small amount of gesso onto something disposable or washable such as a paint tray. If this is your first time working with gesso you might want to start with a smaller amount on your brush until you are comfortable with applying it to your project and have a feel for the amount you need for the look you are wanting to achieve. There is no set rule to how much or how little you can apply to your project, it's all about how dark the items you are covering are as well as how toned down you want the project to look. To apply it to your project you just start lightly applying and randomly spreading the gesso over the things you'd like covered, You can apply gesso to just about anything on your project, it is not limited to paper and flowers, I have even applied it to ribbon and trim to tone them down and blend them in.  I personally like to start from the inside out, but however you work is up to you. Keep in mind while doing this that the coverage does not have to be full but instead random....this gives it a textured, distressed look and feel.
 
 
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This is my flower cluster and chipboard frames prior to white washing
 


 
Beginning to apply the gesso to the flowers
 

 
 
 
Gesso completely applied to leaves and flowers
 



Applying gesso to chipboard frame 





Applying gesso to some rafita ribbon I applied beneath the flowers





finished applying gesso, my project now is now white washed!!


 
 
The nice thing about gesso is you really can't mess your project up, as it blends in so nicey if you just smooth out anything you don[t like with your paint brush or finger. The biggest tip I have to offer is don't be scared of mixed media supplies, they are really less daunting than they might seem. The best way to get started is just to give them a try, try different techniques on a scrap paper and supplies and see what does and does not work for you, you might be surprised!
 
Like I said, this white washing is a super easy technique, anyone can do it and with so little effort it can really transform your projects!
 
Thanks for stopping by, I hope this was helpful and you are inspired to create your own masterpiece!