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Adding Contrast with Cork!

Hello everyone!

I cannot tell you how awesome it is to be creating recently!  I’ve continued to be super busy stocking and packing new goodies for my Etsy Shop and designing some more fun stuff coming in May.  I’m also continuing to burn through my scraps of left over kits and other purchases I made before Two Peas in a Bucket closed their cyber doors.. so sad!

And so now I digress to tonight’s layout!  I used a hodgepodge of papers here from Echo Park, Dear Lizzy and another I’m not sure of anymore!!  When I mix up a few different papers, sometimes I find it easier to scrap with a black and white photo.  This doesn’t get much easier that a simple filter in Instagram!  I have to say I have the best little models 🙂  Here’s a picture I snapped with my iPhone of Abby ‘reading’ us a bedtime story a couple weeks ago.

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I’m always excited to create on a white card stock background too!  A clean slate.  This allows me to really stretch those scraps of patterned paper to the max!  Take a closer look at the white card stock….

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Yes, you see it now don’t you 🙂  I used a fun Kesi Art stencil with some Gesso and Distress Ink mixed together. I love how this turned out, just a hint of texture in the background without being overwhelming!  Here are a couple more pics.

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Another thing I really love to work into my layouts is some contrast.  It doesn’t have to be black on white or anything that drastic.. but just some nice contrast.  That’s where my love of cork and wood veneer comes into play. I’ve created a few new cork embellishments (some of which are self adhesive) like these fun clouds which will be in my shop this weekend! 

Here are a couple more close ups for ya’ll.  That adorable little wood veneer bicycle is from Chic Tags and those cute cork chevrons are in my shop as well.

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Thanks so much for spending your time with me today.  Now it’s time to decorate your Planners and set your alarms for May 2 & 3, 2015 for……

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See ya very soon!

~ Jody

 

Gold Sticker Masking Technique

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Hello my scrappy friends!  I’m sharing my last layout using up nearly all of my November Clique Kit, Homecoming.  I used the pretty floral background from Lemon Owl and added a pretty pink ink to the edges from Close To My Heart. Yes, that is a lot of pink…. but think about what it would look like on a boy page in blue, yellow or gray!  Doesn’t that look cool!  

Next, I wanted to tone down the middle of the paper so I added some Gesso by painting across the section I wanted dulled down.  After letting it dry, I began adding some layers of papers I had left over from other layouts.  When I was finished adding my layers, I decided to add some more inking in the form of masking!  I used these fabulous gold leaf stickers from Pretty Little Studio and included in the Homecoming Kit!  They are awesome!  To use them as a mask I stuck my finger on the back a few times to reduce some of the stickiness then put them onto my page where I wanted to use them as a mask.  After doing so, I used my Tim Holtz ink blending tool to rub the ink over the stickers, pealed them off and ta-da!!  You can do this with any type of sticker in your stash!!

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Here are some more close ups for you!  At the angle below you can really see the gold leaves and the masked areas on the layout.  This is a great way to add more visual interest to your layout or even a card without adding a lot of extra embellishments.

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Thank you for spending your time with me today!  I hope I inspired you to create a project and use a mask!!  Try it out!!

Here is a link to our Clique Kits November Kit ~ Homecoming... HERE.   Also, did you know that all of our past Clique Kits in stock are currently available for purchase at an additional 50% off now through December 1st!!  Just use coupon code CKSANTAKIT at check out my friends and grab one or two of these before they sell out!!

Additional products used:  Maggie Holmes Gold Glitter Alphas                        Close To My Heart Stamp Set~One Way Borders ~ Lynn Darda CTMH 🙂

Tomorrow is also the last day of my Etsy Stop wide 60% off Holiday Sale!  Just use code HOLIDAY60 on any order $15.00 or more to get a whomping 60% off!! That’s including all holiday items like Advent Calendars, sequins, treat bag kits and more!  Don’t delay, some quantities are getting low!  You click HERE to go right there.

Remember even during this super busy season, do something creative today!

~ Jody

 

 

 

 

Memory Works October Challenge

Hello again my crafty friends~

I don’t know about the weather where you are …. but what yucky weather in Kenosha, WI!!  Lots of wind and rain here, but it made for a great day to be inside scrappin’ with my girls!  They had fun stamping with a fun Basic Grey/Hero Arts clear stamp set with a school bus, pencil and other fun school-themed images.  I’ll be posting about that this weekend!

It’s challenge time again for us Memory Works Consultants.  Here’s my take on the October Challenge, which uses this page map to document some of our life’s celebrations.  I chose to scrap our recent outing to Petrifying Spring Park in Kenosha.  We go every Fall around the same time to take our annual family pictures.  This is how we celebrate Fall and the growth of our family. 

….here’s what I came up with. 

I used Bella Blvd’s new Finally Fall papers & chipboard, Bazzill card stock, We R Memory Keepers Sew Easy Tool, Blue Lagoon Baker’s Twine and Tropical Foss, Color Box Dark Brown Chalk Ink, Ranger Perfect Pearls mist in Forever Red, Jillibean Soup Corrugated Butterflies (as a mask for misting & for embellies) and House, VersaColor Turquoise Chalk Ink for Butterflies, wood button, Petaloo Color Me Crazy Flowers (stamped with Hero Arts Friend Definition stamp using VersaColor Chalk Inks and sprayed with the same Forever Red Perfect Pearls), Simple Stories Life Documented Flash Card and a misc Family chip sticker I had in my stash. 

You can also see the photo and paper sizes in the page map, which make this page very fast and easy to put together!  Give it a try and share it! Go ahead, stay inside this weekend and do something creative!

Thanks for stopping by~

Jody