Kobe// The Pink Camera DT

Today's layout is for The Pink Camera for Mix Media Monday.  I absolutely love how this layout turned out.  The color combination made this layout special.  This layout did take some added prep time because I cut all those flowers individually out on my Cameo with 4 different patterned papers from the shop.

The patterned papers are all from the Shimelle Star Shine collection; Juno, Ranger, Spitzer and Voyager.  All of them have a magenta, raspberry, burgundy tone to them with worded really well together.  I matched some flowers with each layer and others I mixed and matched to make all the bundled flowers.

The navy background paper is from Queen & Co called Travel Wallpaper and it has a small monotone damask pattern to it.  The contrast of the navy and the magenta colors of the flowers really make this layout special.  I used Nuvo crystal drops for the centers.  I used a Prima floral stencil with gold metallic paste from Heidi Swapp to have added interest.

The flourishes were also cut with the cameo and they are the opposite sides of the flower paper.  It worked perfectly.  Once everything was attached with my hot glue gun, I went in with the tiniest round brush I have and added navy and blue hash marks along with a metallic bright blue, almost like creating baby's breath with it.  Its a subtle but beautiful detail to the layout.  Finished off my layout with my gold Color Shine and let my title simply be my dogs name, Kobe.  The alphas are chipboard from MAMBI.  No journalling needed for this layout.  Here is my process video to see this layout come together.

Fave Moments// Kaiser Crafts DT Call

Kaiser Craft's Boho Dreams collection was sent to me for a design team application process.  I have plenty of the kit left over and I wanted to try a few new things.  One, I wanted to use kraft corrugated card stock.  I rarely use this textured paper because I never know how to effectively use it.  Second, I wanted to use 3D flowers like so many other fellow mix media artist/ scrapbookers use.  Both I have never tried before.

To create this look, I simply cut the pretty patterned papers in the collection into different sized rectangles.  You could probably use this technique with all your scrap pieces of paper too.  I used my hot glue gun to adhere this pieces to the corrugated card stock.

I did an extreme amount of layering behind my photo of my two doxies.  It was Zoe's 10th birthday and Kobe dressed for the occasion.  I am holding a treat above my camera in order to achieve this photo.  I layered coral and mint tangled thread between some of the layers of paper to peek out from the sides.

On the corrugated card stock I did use Kaiser Crafts white iridescent mists through the Feathers stencil.  I finished with some extra white splatters at the end of my layout.  Here is my process video to watch it all come together.  Thank you for stopping by.

Documented// Mixed Media Scrapbook Layout

Hello Crafty Mavens!  I am on Art Party Friday this week and have a fun pinky layout for you.  I started off with applying a sheet of text paper from an actual book I picked up at the Dollar Tree.  I purchased the book purely to rip out pages like this and use for the text background.  I adhered it with gel medium from Dina Wakely.  I then used heavy gloss gel through a Heidi Swapp word stencil.  While the gel was still wet, I applied three tones of pink glitter over the text paper.  The rest of left alone to dry clear.  Once if was dried, I did a pink watercolor wash.

I then applied my favorite liquid acrylic paints from Daler and Rowney in Waterfall green in big splatters and used a paint brush to give more of a paint stroke look.  I used some ribbons from my stash to add a bit of interest behind my layers.  The ephemera is from a recent workshop I took on Wilna Furtsenberg's blog and the cut files were a bonus.  The flowers are from Prima, that I recently picked up on Blitsy.

I added a few enamel dots of the centers of the flowers.  The title is from a Thickers collection called Story.  The photo I am scrapping is of me and my new/first DSLR camera and it was matted on more text paper.  I have had this camera a month and I cannot get over how incredible the photo quality is.  I love this camera.

Evi Goes to the Scrapbook Expo in Orlando

It is time for the annual Scrapbook Expo.  The Expo visits Orlando, amoung many cities in the USA, which is a 2.5 hour drive north for me here near West Palm Beach.  Last year was my first attendance and I definitely wanted to go again.  The Expo offers a large variety of workshops in all area of paper crafts from 12x12 layouts, card making, mini albums and canvases.  There is a large weekend Crop going on simulataneously as the expo in an adjacent room which is always impressive to view.  There is also an option to volunteer and work different stations for $10 an hour.  The spots to volunteer fill up quick, but last year I was able to work about 10 hours in two days and this was my budget on the expo.

I spent my money on all the guilty free dollar bins and 20 cents paper bins and a large amounts of stamps.  These supplies I have barely used, despite the good deals.  It was more about quantity rather than quality.  I really did not know my style of scrapbooking and did not realize I would fall in love with mixed media on my layouts so much.

There were 40 vendors at the expo, all with tons of products to showcase.  Demonstrations were given by product educators by many exhibitors, and I took advantage of all of these.  I purchased many items based on how I liked the demonstrations.  This is an expo packed with stamps and dies, a card makers dream.  There were plenty stops along your way for pretty patterned paper.  A scrapbookers dream.

This year, I was better at now wasting time or money on things that do not appeal to me despite the enticing prices.  I found a booth with current Dear Lizzy and Amy Tan collection that are currently sold out online.  I fell in love with Sparkle N Sprinkle booth with all their gorgeous glitters.  My favorite technique involved glitter, so I purchased some really unique ones along with brush-able glue and dimensional glue.  Enamel dots are also become a favorite detail to my layouts and now I bought the new Nuvo drops.  I can now make my own enamel dots at home.  My love for mixed media runs deep, so a new vendor I came across was Art Anthology.  I purchased two huge stamps for some mix media along with their heavy body shimmer and glitter based paints in a few pink tones.  Cannot wait to play with these later.
To finish off my visit, I did purchase the awesome Scrapbook Expo Junkie T-shirt to commemorate this year's adventure.  

Loveliness// Mixed Media Scrapbook Layout

I simply love colorful layouts.  I cannot help myself to add as many as possible.  For this layout I started out with a lovely cut file from the Silhouette Design Store.  Its called Roses Papercut lace 12x12 ID #67045 and I cut it on American Crafts white card stock.

My collection of mists are my favorite.  My newest to my collection are from Shimmerz Paints.  I have Sweet Heart and Cotton Candy mists.  I then added more pink with splatter of Fluorescent Pink from Daler and Rowney and I cannot forget my Heidi Swapp Color Shine in Gold.  All of these mists together, randomly achieved the look seen.  Once it was colored I matted it on a piece of paper that was apple green and it ombre to a bright blue.  I love the contrast of colors and it worked well with the photo I am scrapping.

I have been loving the latest bundle of cut files from Wilna Furstenberg's website.  These were made available in May and it was called May Flowers: A lesson on Grace.  The butterflies are all from Wilna's cut files.  I used hot glue to adhere them on top of simple white flower cut files for some contrast.  I kept the wings slightly bent to give a 3D look to the layout.

I am scrapping a lovely picture of my mom and sister at the Easter Day Parade in NYC this year.    The title "Loveliness" is from Pink Fresh Studio with silver glitter suited this layout perfectly.  I also added large bright pink splatters on top of all the butterflies.  I did my journaling in the back for this layout.  My process video is below:

Sun Kissed// Scrap Your Heart Out Blog Hop

I am so excited to celebrate National Scrapbook Day today.  I am participating in two YouTube hops this weekend.  This layout is inspired by the lovely Wilna, yet again.  I recently purchased Wilna's latest collection for May, with these gorgeous florals and butterfly illustrations.  My doxie, Zoe, recently turned 10 years old and I make a new floral collar every year to mark her birthday.  This year was huge yellow flowers.  The photo along with the floral die cut were perfect for a layout.

I gessoed my white card stock and added a light wash of yellow watercolors to half the page.  The other half of the page I added a pastel green gelato named Kiwi.  With a little water the two colors blended in the middle.  I used my Cameo and a design from Silhouette design store, for the large white die cut flowers that I backed the printable with.  I wanted the contrast from the background.  

Once the large die pieces were attached with hot glue.  I found a few fabric florals from Prima with the same colors used in the layout.  The floral were also attached with some hot glue and an enamel dot in the center.  I added more color to the layout with the use of a butterfly from Wilna's collection as well.  I backed if with a white card stock butterfly and attached the smaller dot of hot glue in the center and bent up the wings for a 3D look.

I finished off the layout with some ink splatters, Squeezed Orange from Dylusions and Genesis Green from Daler and Rowney.  My 36 pan watercolor set was used to add the addition pops of color hash marks around my embellishments.  The title is from a thicker pack from the Poolside collection from Crate Paper.  I finished the layout with journaling on the photo with a Zig Vellum writer.  I have my process video down below to watch it all come together.

Little Me// Mixed Media Scrapbook Layout

Hello lovely ladies!  My mom recently found some pictures of me as a tiny person.  I think I look about 2 or 3 in this picture, trying to pick up a small dog.  I love this picture so much.  I am such a dog lover and it started when I was a kid.  I also love that my rather large forehead existed even then.  If you did not know, I'm self conscious about my forehead.  I have been so inspired, recently, by the wonderful Wilna so much recently and wanted to try using a new technique.  She demoed this technique in one of her layouts in February.  

I started with a large scrap piece of patterned paper with the musical notes from the Maggie Holmes Shine collection called Dreamy.  The musical notes are on a cream colored background which, to me, makes it have a vintage feel.  I then used a Prima marketing stencil called Fading Floral and heavy gloss gel through the stencil.  I used the gel as if it was modeling paste and while it was wet, I added gold glitter on top of the scrap piece of paper only. The look is completely stunning.  I let the rest dry, and for the record it does take awhile. The gloss drys to a shiny finish and it was gorgeous like that but I wanted to add a light pink watercolor wash to the top and bottom aspects where the stencils lies.  It is just beautiful.  

I have Heidi Swapps Sugar Chick paper pad in my stash and used 4-5 patterened papers to make tags for this layout.  I used weathered wood Distress ink along the edges to have the tags pop a bit more from the background.  I also added gold and a sheer cream ribbon in my stash for more detail.

The flourish is from Wilna Furstenberg online store.  She makes these beautiful flourishes and this one looked great with this layout.  I added a few chipboard pieces from the Hello Love collection.  I did my journaling right on the photo with a Zig Vellum Writer.  I did not add any black ink splatters to this layout. I kept it light and mounted it on a blush colored piece of card stock from my stash.  Here is the process video for your viewing pleasure. 

So In Love// Mixed Media Scrapbook Layout

Hello scrappy friends!  I had a quick photo shoot with my two doxies around Easter and scrapped the best ones.  If you are a fellow pet parent you know the struggle to get at least one good photo worth printing among the 30 that are taken while calling their names.  Since the photos had blues and purples, I used these same colors of the layout. 

I started off with these colors in a few acrylic paints from the Michael's, and with a small flat brush I applied painterly strokes all around the page and not caring if I changed colors and some blending occurred.   The end result of the background is beautiful.  

I have also been on a ribbon kick and have added more colors recently to my collection recently.  So with my new "working" and "melting" hot glue gun I applied a black and white ribbon, a white sheer one and a bright blue one.  I liked the vertical orientation of it, it evenly split the page in half for my two photos.  

I cut a few die cuts with my Silhouette Cameo and the one with words and doodles is from Wilna's shop.  The last of the ephemera used are from Dear Lizzy Serendipity collection.  I was able to do my journaling right on the photo of Kobe with a Zig Vellum writer.  I then matted my layout on a piece of black and white striped paper and that wrapped up my layout.  Here is the process video to watch.  

My Happy Family// The Crafty Maven

Good afternoon everyone.  Thank you for stopping by.  I have a very bright and colorful layout for you today.  My grandma turned 86 years old and we had a huge family party with a Mariachi band and all.  We managed to get a majority of us together for this photo.  I think it was an absolute priceless moment.  This layout was made for Art Party Friday on The Crafty Maven Getaway channel on YouTube.  I love being on Art Party Friday's because sky's the limit with my mixed media on the background.  So.... I added tons of paint colors with a one inch flat brush and had some of the colors blend together.  

My title came easily once I choose the gold foil script phrase thickers called Wildflower.  I added the second gold font to add more interest to the layout.  Those were Desktop by Dear Lizzy.  The strip of washi tape with the gold foil hearts is from my stash.  

The large ephemera with all the hearts is from Wilna's shop and was  included in a recent online workshop I took with her.  I was able to enhance the hearts by adding more from the Hello Love chipboard sheet. 

I finished off the layout with black paint splatters and some light journaling.  I also matted the layout on a colorful patterned paper from The It Factory paper pad from We are Memory Keepers.  You can watch my process here:

Beautiful Smiles// Pretty Patterned Paper Playground

The Pretty Patterned Paper Playground is a series Katty Miranda and I have started together.  We live an hour apart from each other so we like to get together and scrap.  We made a Facebook group for everyone to come and share their work.  For this layout we wanted to scrap lift the lovely Missy Whiden on YouTube.  This technique was fun and easy to do for a "control" mixed media effect.  This technique is wonderful for those scrappers just starting out in mixed media.  This was Missy's layout:

She did this layout a while ago on her channel.  She, and I, started out with a scrap piece of card stock and randomly started adding mists, splatters, inks and paints.  The randomness lets you achieve color blending and effects that cannot be achieved without intuitive nature of this technique.  I let layers dry before adding more on top.  I even went in with stamps with stitching effects and music notes for added interest to the paper.  When this scrap of paper with all your colors was dried, simply use a circle punch and cut it up.  To me, the paper resembled the galaxy with stars.

I arranged them in the exact same way as she did.  I added strips of patterned paper to the side of the layout like book ends.  I added black round dies from an old Heidi Swapp collection in my stash with some pop dots.  The Tim Holtz conversation tiny word stickers were also added from my stash.

I scrapped a picture I took with my mom when she came over to my coast of Florida and had tickets to see Kinky Boots.  At the event, they had a step and repeat carpet area and was able to take a selfie with my mom.  It is a lovely memory to hold onto.  Here is my process video so that you can watch this technique being done.  Hope you enjoy.

I Love You// Mixed Media Scrapbook Layout

Hello crafty ladies!  I recently spent the weekend with  my mom.  She drove over to my coast from the opposite coast of Florida.  We had tickets to see Kinky Boots at the Broward Performance Center in Fort Lauderdale.  So what happens when a mother and daughter get together....talking, more talking, selfies, selfies with my doggies, talking, eating, shopping and more talking.  So I have tons of photos to scrap for the next week or two.

For this layout, I started out with white American Crafts card stock and layered the other half of the patterned paper You and Me from the Hello Love collection.  I used the other half of this sheet on my Wilna inspired layout earlier this week.  I primed my page with gesso to prep for some mixed media.

I then took out my Cuddle Bug and my Maggie Holmes flower dies from the Confetti Collection.  I love these dies.  They make the perfect flat flower.  I keep all my scraps but I thumbed through them to find all my Maggie Holmes Shine collection scraps for this layout to have some cohesiveness.  I used Carefree and Memento for the flowers and Charming and Brilliant for the leaves for the flowers.

Before I could adhere the flowers down with hot glue, I need to add my flare with some mix media.   I picked out three Neocolor II water soluble crayons in,  , and    .  I used a water brush to have it bleed the color onto the page.  I stayed along the diagonal of the patterned paper and only there.  I then added neon green liquid acrylic paint splatters with a fan brush from Daler and Rowney in Genesis Green.  I liked the contrast of the green against the pink wash of color.  I could have stopped there.  I could have.  But, I did not.

I then took my mini heart stencil from my stash and Heidi Swapp metallic paste in gold and pink added it randomly around this mix media.  All these added details simply add my interest to the page as you look at it.  And lets not forget my signiture black india ink splatters as well to finish off the layout.  I did not want to add journalling on this page, as I felt the title "I love you" spoke millions on the person in the photo with me and my dogs.

Hello Love// The Ink Road DT

Hello friends!  I have been on a real pink kick lately.  What can I say, its one of my favorite colors.  Just doing a cute quick selfie moment with one of my doxies, Zoe.  She is going to be 10 years old this year, I cannot believe it.  Time flies when you are having fun.  Anyways, lets get into the lovely layout.  I started out by fussy cutting out this stripes with the houses called Charming Charade from the Dear Lizzy Fine and Dandy collection found at The Ink Road.

I wanted to have layered look with 2 others papers from the collection.  The gold foiled words on the pink paper is called Fabulous Fun and the soft pink bows paper is Bright Bows.

I added details to the layout with ephemera from Hello Love and from the Shine collection.  To had more interest to the photo, i first matted it with the left over vellum from last weeks layout called Hooray and then layers multiple un used planner pages for the stacked paper look.

I always have to do a bit of mix media/ art supply fun to a layout and for this one I used the macaroon gelato to add the soft focus pink around the photo.  I smudged if with a dabber that comes with the set.  I also smudged more gelato on the wood veneer to make my title "Hello Love".

I finish off most of my layouts with black ink splatters and a roller date stamp.  I loved the way this layout turned out.  Here is my process video to watch how it came together.  

This Happened// Mixed Media Scrapbook Layout

Hello lovely ladies!! This layout came to me after being heavily inspired by Wilna Furstenberg.  She is a fellow established scrapbooker and YouTuber.  She has a very simplistic classic way of scrapbooking and I was power watching some of her older posts and created this layout for you today.  I started out with American Crafts white card stock and adhered this black and white painterly striped patterned paper from the Hello Love collection from Crate Paper.  I forgot to gesso my page before I added the purple paint.  I would recommend gesso on the page before adding any wet medium.  Do as I say, not as I do.

I added the splatters with the same paint used for the painterly strokes.  I let the purple paint dry over night and weighted it flat.  I rotated the layout all four ways until I decided to have the striped paper towards the bottom.  I am scrapping  fun photo of my sister and I on her last visit to Florida.  I purchased the crazy colorful pajamas for the funny photo moments it provides.

The three ribbons layers onto the layout are from my stash.  One is lavender, a sheer pink and a bold magenta ribbon were adhered with hot glue.  The white flourish was done on my Cameo on the same white card stock, and once again adhered with hot glue over the ribbons.
The white phrase thicker are from an old Amy Tangerine collection in my stash and it worked perfectly on this layout.  I mounted the layout on a black and white text paper from Fancy Pants and added a few little embellishments from my stash.  I have a process video on my channel if you would like to see it come together.