Navy Sailor With Jean

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Hi! Jean here and today we are stepping outside the box! We are trying Vintage - distressed edges and all! When I saw this gorgeous paper from 7 Dots in the April kit,  I knew I had to get out the older photos! I have some of my dad as a navy sailor. This might have been just when he signed up. Unfortunately, I do not know if he enlisted or many of the details of his service. My sisters have that info and now I am determined to learn more of the story. Included in this month's kit is the die cut cardstock. To be honest, I never quite know what to do with the die cuts. I decided to group them as  a border on either sides of the photos. I used the Tim Holtz Distress marker around the edges. I made a flower cluster including a black flower, newsprint flowers and a wood veneer camera from my stash. I also added a touch of lace and ribbon.

This kit has everything you need to complete a project like this!



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A Framed Layout Using The Nature Of Beauty Kit With Debbie

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Hi everyone, Debbie here with you today to share my project I made using the beautiful April kit, Beauty of Nature.  Brandi has shared a beautiful layout and altered tin, Sandee a decorated bird cage and Jean a layout and album cover. I've made a 8 x 10 layout of my grandparents that I framed.
I layered papers from the kit and added some stamping, inking and distressing.  

I took apart some of the Prima Joyous Burlap flowers from the kit and painted them with the Lindy's Stamp Gang Magicals Misson Bells Brown.  I also splatter some of the magical on my flowers and on my layout.

Here is have taken the Maya Road chipboard flourishes and painted them with the Lindy's Mission Bells Brown Magicals, and them stamped over them.  Love the Prima Crochet Icons in the kit.  Here I have used the Cherish Icon.

I distressed some edges of the papers.  Some I inked and some I brushed with the Lindy's Mission Bells Brown Magicals.

There are so many options you can use with this kit as our designers have highlighted this month.  We still have a few kits left to purchase.  You can find the details of the kit here and place your order.

Happy crafting!



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The Deconstructed Layout With Anita - Lindy's Stamp Gang Magical Powders

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Hi everyone!
Anita here today with another project for
The Deconstructed Layout.


For today's project we are going to be working with the 
fabulous Lindy's Stamp Gang Magicals powders, which of course are
available in the Frosted Designs Store, so be sure to pick some up!


Here is a look at my project,,
I used the Prima Princess papers for this project, along with the new Heidi Swapp
Watercolor Tags, some UmWow chipboard, and Petaloo flowers.

I love this background I created with the Lindy's Nantucket Pearls Magicals 
Set- I have several sets, but this one is my favorite!

Here is how I did it,
I started by sprinkling the DRY powder onto my background paper, just a little bit 
then spread them around with my palette knife just a bit. . Here I used
the Cape Cod Coral- I love how these powders start white and change to such 
beautiful colors when wet! 

Give the powder a good mist of water, until the colors start to run. I did 
not use a paintbrush or anything else to mix them, I just sprayed with 
water and then picked my paper up and tilted it from side to side to let the 
water run around the page. 

Once you have moved the water around the page a big, use your heat gun to
dry the excess water. I held my paper up off the table while I did this so that
the water was still moving around the page- the heat gun will also blow it around a bit.
So it will get mixed up pretty well! Depending on how much water you sprayed
on, you may have to blot the last little bit of water off the page. 
You can add another layer of powder and repeat if you like. 

I am also loving the new Decorative Edge Chalk Tape from Fancy Pants. It is 
great to write on with your white Signo Pen. A couple of tips on that
#1- write slooowly- the ink really needs time to flow out
#2- set it aside to dry for a bit. Heat drying does not work on this- trust me. 

I sprayed my Heidi Swapp Watercolor Tag with silver ink, then stamped over it with
dye ink. I placed a bit of black cardstock behind to make the word stand out.

Well there you have it! 

I hope you give this background technique a try- it is so easy and fun.
You will be super impressed with the results!




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Jillibean Soup Mini Placements With Joni

Monday, April 21, 2014

Happy Monday!!  Hope you all had a wonderful Easter weekend!   It's Joni here today sharing a few layouts that I've made using the Jillibean Soup mini-placemats that are for sale in the Frosted Designs store!


These are just so easy to use "just the way they are" or the can easily be dressed up to add a little more umph.

 I used the last pieces of my December Frosted Designs kit Seasons of Stars on this layout that shows my silly son decorating our pomegranate tree at Christmas.  The fun title on the placemat helped set the mood of my layout. 

I wrapped red and green twine around the placemat on the diagonal (secured with scotch tape on the back) and then popped the placemat to add dimension.



On this layout to document one of my son's art projects, I used 2 different Jillibean Placemats.

I colored them with Lindy's orange, on the lower one, I highlighted the number 4 (for 4th grade) and in the top one, the "Favorite" frame, I colored the word Favorite, then added a stripe pattern paper and Fancy Pants Chalk tape with the words Art with Verbs written with my white Signo pen.  Hint:  I tried it first and it smeared, but tried it again after letting it dry and it set up just fine!  



 This next one is actually a 9x9 layout that is the front page of an album I'm creating for some friends, so I've left it fairly plain.  This album is a surprise so I stole this photo from their Facebook page!

I decorated the placemat with some rub-ons, stickers and rhinestones, and popped it to add dimension.


 On this next layout, I used the placemat that is a pattern of different circles - top left in the set below.

First I used the placemat as a stencil and traced the circles all down the left side of my background paper just by moving it around to the next spot I wanted to make some circles.
My top right photo looks cloudy because I have used one of the awesome Project Life Photo Overlay on it.
It looks fine in real life...just looks funny here when I tried to photograph it.

I colored the placemat with ink and mists and cut it in half and adhered it.
Colored a few circles white for accent with my Signo pen.



For this layout, I used modeling paste and paint with the brick stencil to make the smaller bricks, cut them out, inked them and then adhered them to the white background square.  I also happen to have the larger version of the brick stencil so I used that on the background.

The placemat on this layout was simply backed with black cardstock and I added a few swipes of ink to match the grungy-ness of the layout.  I also used a Project Life Photo Overlay (Today was Epic) and a Maya Road Metal Heart clip.

These placemats are great to use as your title...or as a subtitle, as an embellishment or even as a stencil or mask.  I love these (yes I bought all 4 sets) and can't wait to play with them some more!!
You should pick some up before they are all gone.  While you're at it, grab some of the Project Life Photo Overlays!!










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