Posts Tagged ‘metal’

Scrap Our Stash Challenge #1 – Kraft It Up

There is new ownership over at Scrap Our Stash.  Come see the changes and check out the new challenges!  Our first one is Kraft It Up.  Create a layout using 50% kraft (paper, embellishments, etc.)  The stash buster is metal.  Use at least 3 pieces of metal embellishments (eyelets, brads, gears, hinges, etc.) on your layout.

Here’s my layout:

Imagine Layout by Wendy Kessler

Supplies used: Close to My Heart Kraft Paper, unknown pattern paper from my stash (it’s from a stack), Close to My Heart Artiste Cricut cartridge, Creative Memories Circle Cutter, mulberry paper from stash, Making Memories Charmed Photo Corners, Making Memories Metal Flowers, Making Memories Metal Word, and Close to My Heart Milepost Shapes (retired).

First of all I have to say that I recently bought some Kraft paper because I see it everywhere and honestly…I hate it.  So this was a true challenge for me!  In an attempt to use up some of my kraft paper, I used it as the background of my layout.  The decorative circle is cut from the Artiste cartridge (p.60 – Accent 4 – Shift – Fit to Page).  I took the scraps from the inside of this circle image and flipped them around (double-sided paper) and used them to create the flower.  I added another circle of mulberry paper that was buried deep in my stash.  Do you remember this stuff?  I even used my Creative Memories circle cutter.  The shapes in the corners of the layout are layered metal pieces, 2 photo corners topped with the flower.

Now head over to Scrap Our Stash and submit your own layout.  You have until March 29th.

New Home Layout

New Home Layout by Wendy Kessler

Supplies used are all Close to My Heart: Passages Workshop on the Go Kit (retired), Cocoa Ribbon Collection (retired), Extreme Alphabet stamp set (retired), Brown Bag ink (retired), and Cocoa ink.

This is another one that just needed to be finished…another layout from a Workshop on the Go Kit.  You may notice that I took this picture of the layout in photo protectors.  This is because I used 4×6 flip flaps for extra photos that are underneath the focal point on the left page.

Fall/Thanksgiving Layout

I have a Thanksgiving layout to share with you today.

Supplies used are all Close to My Heart: Art Philosophy Cricut Collection, Olivia Paper Packet (retired), Bronze Glitter Glitz, Mini-Medley Accents Antiqued Gold, Artiste Cricut cartridge, Gold Metallics Marker, and inks (Autumn Terracotta, Olive, & Cocoa).

To get the different colors on the leaves, I first inked in Autumn Terracotta, then using sponge daubers added Olive and Cocoa before stamping.  I love the look!   All the stamps I used are from the Seasons stamp set which is included in the Art Philosophy Collection.  The title is cut from the Artiste cartridge.

I used this sketch from Sketch Support:

Florentine Workshop Bonus Project – Cards

The Florentine Workshop Kit includes:
My Reflections Florentine Paper Packet
My Acrylix Florentine Workshop Stamp Set (stamp set is exclusive to this workshop kit)
Colonial White Cardstock (2 sheets)
Color-Ready Seam Binding Ribbon
Instructional Brochure


Bonus Project:

Add these items to your order to create this workshop bonus project:

Z1473 White Daisy Die-Cut Cards & Envelopes (or cut the cards with the Art Philosophy cartridge)
Z1704 Pewter Badge Buttons

I just love the Color-Ready Seam Binding Ribbon that is included in this kit.  You can also purchase it separately.  It is light-weight, easy to work with, and can be colored with ink, chalk, etc. to perfectly match your project.

This Florentine Workshop is available for purchase on my website through August 31st (while supplies last).

Baby Girl Layout