Another Fabulous Sketch!

Happy Sunday y’all! It’s Ali again ūüôā The Sparklers are working with another amazing sketch this week,¬† and it is designed by our very own, Laura!

I was so inspired by the circles this week, these clusters instantly made me think of a cute photo I snapped one day at a restaurant with my son. We had ordered a virgin margarita to share, and the server was super confused…”isn’t that just lime juice?” he was baffled. But my son and I absolutely love lime juice! So those circles quickly became limes on my layout!

I started by water coloring the limes, which was a bit labor intensive, but well worth it in the long run! Then I added the details of the larger circles with a black pen. When that was finished I added a bit of stamping here and there, my title, and the small amount of journaling. I wanted to keep the rest of the layout pretty simple, so I just layered a but under my photo and added some vellum leaves here and there. Then onto the fun part!

Adding sequins was so simple with the stamping clusters I already created, I knew exactly where to scatter them. The Cunning Ones mix was beyond perfect for my limey layout, the green and black combo, with a pop of silver, who could ask for more? I feel like these sequins did their job…they tied the entire layout together and I could not be any happier about how this turned out!

Circles and Sketches and Sequins, Oh My!

Okay! First off, if you haven’t seen the newly released sequins…stop reading this and run to the scrap shop to check them out! There are WOOD GRAIN sequins. This new release was huge, and gorgeous, and I am still so excited to be playing with them!

So anywho, now that we have all drooled over some sequins, let’s get down to business…Ali here, with a super fun layout this week! I love sketches, and November is all about sketches and circles (and sequins, duh).

This sketch is so much fun, I love the grid effect with the addition of circles. I used some Pink Paislee Summer Lights against a dark background to get a pop of color and mimic my children’s excitement at the toy store!

I used my silhouette to cut the circles. Then I popped the whole thing off of the background papers to give it lots of dimension. After adding my photos and embellishments I wanted lots of sequins in that “in between” space. Now, I love sequins in all of their sparkle-y glory. The greatest thing about these mixes is they look great scattered about, just a few here and there, and in big piles…maybe especially in big piles. I just love the way the mixes look as a mix, not just individual sequins. So I took some double sided tape (I use the redline kind) and piled on a ton of Dream Land (which I found to be a fitting mix to use on a layout all about my kids at a toy store!).¬† So then I was left with a piece of tape covered in sequins (awesome). It was super easy to add that embellishment wherever I wanted! I just love how these little piles of sequins give this layout a pop of fun!

Be sure to check back next week for a new sketch and a lot more sequin fun!

Tuesday’s Talent with Kelly

Hello again! I am back with my last post as the October guest designer and for today’s layout I am focusing on the gorgeous¬†Sugar Maple sequins. I fell in love with these the moment that I saw them and really wanted to create a page showcasing these gorgeous sequins.

To begin, I stitched in messy circles on cardstock in gold thread. Once I decided where my photo and the large embellishment cluster would be placed, I the sequins around the stitching making sure to space out the various colors. To adhere the sequins I used Ranger Multi Matte Medium on the smaller sequins and glue dots on the leaves.

 

Glorious Days Vibez is a gorgeous shade of gold and was the perfect addition on the page. I sprinkled a bit on the background and the die cuts to add further depth to the page.

If you are interested I have linked my process video below. In the video I tell more about the process as well as the story behind the photo. Thanks again for joining me today and special thanks to Jody for having me as the October guest designer. Have a wonderful day!

Tuesday’s Talent with Kelly

Hello again! It’s Kelly and I have my third project to share with you this week. I did a layout similar to this last year and loved it so much I had to do it again this year. The photo is not great, but it is my son’s senior class schedule. In ten years it will be fun for him to look back on this and see the classes that he took his senior year.

On the background I used a few Shimmerz watercolors and Well Blue Me Down mist and the famous packaging technique. Once that dried, I used Salt of the Earth Paste-eez through a Tim Holtz stencil for some added texture.

For this layout I chose to work with the more masculine papers in Paige Evan’s Turn the Page collection. I cut the word Senior with my Silhouette software, using the font¬†Blackout Sunrise.¬†I just checked the shop and the sequins that I used for this project are already sold out!! However, the¬†Magical Adventure¬†and¬†Lisa’s Starry Night¬†packs are pretty close to the pack that I used if you are looking to replicate my project.

To adhere the sequins to the letter, I put double sided tape on the inside of the I and pushed the sequins down. Since this is a technique that I have not personally done before, I was not sure how well the sequins would stick. They stick amazingly well to the double sided tape which made it so easy to arrange the sequins.

Adding a few sequins around the page helps to bring a bit more bling to the clusters and helps to make the layout look more cohesive.

If you’d like to take a peek at my process, I’ve included a link below. Thanks so much for joining me today, and I hope this inspires you!

 

 

Make It Yours Monday~ Sweet Everyday Moments

Hello Scrappy Friends and welcome back for another Make It Yours Monday! This week, we are being inspired by our October Guest Designer, Kelly Barron!!  I was drawn to this beautiful, soft layout she created for Citrus Twist.Hello Scrappy Friends and welcome back for another Make It Yours Monday! This week, we are being inspired by our October Guest Designer, Kelly Barron!! 

I began my layout with a piece of white cardstock trimmed down a 1/4″ all around and Tutti Frutti Dazzlerz. I used a stiff bristle brush and the¬†dazzlerz as paint. The bristles of the brush in the texture paste created a great, textured brushstroke look.

While the dazzlerz were drying, I matted my photo on 2 patterned papers, one in a pink and the other in a blue, to tie in the colors in the photo. I added a delicate doily to the back  for some more texture.  I layered strips of pink floral and blue polka dotted papers for the right hand side of the page. 

When the dazzlerz were dry, the photo was adhered with foam tape to the center of the painted area. I chose some floral ephemera and layered them around the bottom of the picture. popping some up on foam tape as well.  I layered a tag and other ephemera pieces under the photo as additional layers, and a Blessed banner to the top left corner. Tiny tile stickers and more ephemera pieces created my title.

I created another cluster in the bottom right corner with the camera and floral pieces and added a tiny word sticker. The Morning Glow sequin mix was the perfect mix to add the right about of sparkle and shine to the page. I matted the entire layout on a light pink cardstock and stitched around the edges. My journaling fit perfectly in the flower clusters under the photo and all that was left was some splatters. I used Razzledazzle Berry and Blue Jeans Vibez  to create them and I was finished!

I also have a process video for todays layout, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TRPshui76_U

Thank you so much for joining me today and dont forget to stop by the shop for some of these amazing products!!  And as always,

Thanksgiving Treat Boxes with Karla

Hi friends! Karla here today with some cute Thanksgiving treat boxes to share with you featuring the beautiful Orange Blossom and What’s Up Buttercup Sequin Mixes and the wonderful Natural Burlap String! I even have a video below to share these cute and easy boxes.

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I coloured the sweet little scarecrow digi images from Bugaboo Stamps and added some glittery Stickles before popping them up with foam dots on this pretty Echo Park paper – A Perfect Autumn. It’s one of my fav fall collections this year!

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I love the way this little guy is peeking out of the circle! The Thanksgiving sentiment from a Pretty Cute stamps set was perfect for the banner tag.

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On the back of the boxes I added a little name tag diecut from a Stitched Tag Die from Your Next Stamp and stamped with a pretty scroll stamp from the Pink & Main Thankful set.

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Here’s a look at these gorgeous sequin mixes –¬†Orange Blossom and What’s Up Buttercup. You’ll definitely want to check out the¬†Natural Burlap String¬†too!

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I’ve created a process video to show you how I made these fun little boxes – You’ll also get to see what’s inside them!! They are quick and easy and would also work great for little stocking stuffers!! You can check out the video HERE or click below.

Be sure to use the code KARLA15 to save 15% off all the fun goodies you’ll find in the SpiegelMom Scraps store!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!! I hope you have a wonderful, crafty week and an awesome weekend ahead!

 

Tuesday’s Talent with Kelly

Hello friends! I hope that you are having a fantastic week. Today I am sharing a layout and process video in which my focus is on using¬†Shimmerz Paste-eez Salt of the Earth, and¬†Black Tie Event sequins. Unfortunately the Black Tie Event sequins have sold out, but I’m pretty sure that¬†Moonshine Delight¬†and¬†Crushin’ on Purple¬†will work as well if you’d like to replicate the sequins that I used for this project.

I used several Felicity Jane kits for the papers and embellishments for this layout. Once I settled on the color scheme, the layout came together fairly quickly. ¬†Adhering a few sequins down the edge of my photo is one of my favorite go-to techniques when it comes to sequins. It doesn’t take a lot to make a big impact on your page.

If you have never tried modeling paste through stencils, this is the perfect one to purchase. The texture of white on white amazing, especially in person. For this layout I chose to use a geometric stencil because I felt like the graphic nature of the triangles worked well with the dots and lines on the patterned papers.

Adhering the tiny stars was easier than I thought, and I found that using Scotch Tacky Adhesive worked well. It dries clear which is a huge plus.  I love the combination of the silver stars and the holographic sequins. They are so versatile and can be used for so many different projects.

Thanks so much for joining me today, and I hope that you have a great week!