Posted in Blog Hops, Scrapbook Pages on 03/15/2012 06:00 am by Wendy
Welcome to our Technique Blog Hop! This month we are highlighting the B&T Duos Designs as Embellishments Technique as shown on page 21 in the Spring/Summer 2012 Idea Book! Cut portions of your B&T paper and use as embellishments on your project. This is something I love to do!
This blog hop is a great big circle so you can start wherever you want and continue through to see all the fabulous artwork incorporating this technique. So if you are starting here, just continue until you make your way back. If you have already started, you should be coming from Joy’s Blog. If you get lost along the way, go to my previous post for a list of all participants.
Supplies used: Florentine Paper Packet, Opaques Mocha Adhesive Gems, 3-D Foam Tape, Bronze Glitter Glitz, and Graphically Speaking Cricut cartridge.
I used this March 2012 Page Map sketch:
This is one of my favorite techniques! There are so many beautiful papers and turning them into even more beautiful embellishments to accent your page is so much fun. I cut all the flowers, large and small, from two different Florentine papers. A trick to cutting is to be sure to use a good scissors and when cutting move your paper (not the scissors) especially when cutting circles or curves. I embellished my cutouts with glitter glitz and added pearls. I used the 3D foam tape to add some pop to my page. You can see the details in the first picture at the top of this post. There are so many other things that you can do…you can cut borders, add Liquid Glass, Sparkles. buttons, brads, the list is endless!
We would love to see what you’ve created using this month’s technique, please visit Technically Terrific where you can share your project and be entered in a chance to win great prizes.
Thanks for stopping by! Please continue onto Tracey’s Blog where you will find some additional artwork highlighting this technique! Be sure to leave a comment and let me know what you thought of my variation and happy hopping!
Posted in Cards, Scrapbook Pages on 02/25/2012 08:49 pm by Wendy
Here’s another layout I created using some of the papers I had leftover from the Pemberley Workshop Kit and the Card Word Puzzle stamp set.
I also used Bronze Glitter Glitz to add some sparkle. I love how adding small touches like this can add so much to my stamped images. Here are a couple closeups:
Posted in Altered & 3D Projects on 02/10/2012 12:00 am by Wendy
Supplies used: Wooden letters purchased at Hobby Lobby, CTMH Sophia Paper Pack, CTMH Sophia My Stickease, CTMH Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge, Mod Podge, CTMH Sparkles, CTMH Hollyhock & White Daisy cardstock, CTMH Stardust Glitter Glitz, CTMH Hollyhock Stitched Ribbon, and CTMH Sparkle Flourishes.
This month’s challenge at Scrap Our Stash is to LEAP and you can interpret that however you like. For me, I have so many projects that I want to do but never have the time. So I decided to just leap into one of these and get it done! I purchased these letters at least 2 years ago for my scrapbook room with good intentions and never did anything with them. I am very pleased with how they turned out and I’m excited to have new decor to add to my room. I covered the letters first with the Sophia papers using Mod Podge, then added the embellishments. All the diecuts are cut from the Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge. I added Glitter Glitz randomly to the flowers to give them a more real feel.
When I went to hang the letters, they didn’t fit exactly where I wanted them (centered over my dry erase board) so I did the same thing I think of when I’m doing a scrapbook page. I offset them instead of doing a straight line. I thought they fit that way but when I went to actually hang them, they didn’t. But they’re hung now and it’s done. I’m just going to try to not let it bother me that they are not centered.
The backs of the letters were flat and didn’t have anything to hang them. I used Command Picture Hanging Strips. They seem like they will hold now and the letters are not that heavy. I’ll update if they fall down.
Posted in Scrapbook Pages on 01/17/2012 12:00 am by Wendy
Supplies used: SEI Glitzmas paper, CTMH cardstock, CTMH Playful Flourishes stamp set, Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge by CTMH, CTMH Black ink, KI Memories Flourish Borders, Kaiser Rhinestones, CTMH Color-Ready Hodge Podge Alphabet Stickers, Martha Stewart Carrara Marble Glitter, and Recollections Glitter Shapes.
These sparkly pictures needed a page with lots of sparkle. I think I added that. I ordered the SEI paper online and for some reason only got one sheet and when I went back they were sold out. It must have looked different on my computer screen because I love it in person and was wondering why I didn’t order 2 sheets. I stamped the Pacifica blue cardstock with stamps from Playful Flourishes (one of my all-time favorite sets). I used the new CTMH Ruler for lining up the rhinestones for an embellishment border. I pictured glittery white letters for my title and really thought I’d find some in my stash but no such luck. So I had to create my own. I used a Zig Glue Pen to apply adhesive to the alphabet stickers, then covered with glitter and let dry.
Tags: buttons, Cricut, CTMH, glitter, Kaiser, Martha Stewart, Recollections, rhinestones, SEI, stamping, stickers, Zig
Posted in Scrapbook Pages on 01/13/2012 12:00 am by Wendy
Supplies used: CTMH Topstitch Paper Packet, CTMH Topstitch My Stickease, CTMH Colonial White Mini-Medley, and Baby Blue and Cotton Candy Stickles.
This was an easy layout because I used the example on the back of the My Stickease. I added Stickles to the flowers on the B&T paper and to accent the My Stickease.