Flower Baby Layout

Hi everyone! I’m back today after being gone on vacation! My husband and I spent an extra long weekend at the beach. It was fun but I have to admit that it was as hot if not hotter there in Panama City than at home. All we wanted to do was stay either in the ocean or pool the whole time we were outside…not that was a bad thing to do.ūüėé
I want to share a layout I created from a photo of “Little Miss” when she was around a year old.¬†

I started by¬†inking my glass tray with¬†Melon¬†and¬†Sunshine Blends Inks , adding water to each ink and placing a 8″x8″ piece of¬†Watercolor Paper¬†( that I cut down to size) into the ink mixture. Once I had the paper covered I removed and let dry.
I adhered a paper doily with adhesive to the watercolor paper. 
I then placed the Swirl Dot Art Screen onto the watercolor paper and applied Matte Extra Heavy Gel with a Spatula . I removed the art screen and let dry. I inked three scraps of leftover watercolor paper with a mix of water and Sunshine Blends Ink (2 scraps of paper) and Leaf Blends Ink (1 scrap of paper). Once all were dry I adhered two of the watercolor papers horizontally to layout.
 Next I inked the glass tray with Wildberry Blends Ink, added water to the ink, loaded a paint brush with the ink mixture and splattered the watercolor paper. Also I added a piece of ric rac to the watercolor paper.
I inked the Botanical Mini Molding Mat with Leaf Blends Ink and stamped onto the inked Sunshine Blends scrap of watercolor paper. 

Once dry I adhered to the back corner of photo and glued both slightly off center of watercolor paper. 
I placed Crinoline Fabric on the flowers and leaves diecuts from the Book Mark, Tag and Pocket, Journaling Card, Flowers and Leaves Diecuts and Bookplate, Hinges and Label Diecuts and cut out one set of flowers and a leaf. I inked the glass tray with Wildberry, Frog and Sunshine Blends Inks, added water and placed the flowers in Wildberry and the leaf in Frog and one small flower into the Sunshine ink mixtures. Once completely covered I removed and let dry.

I add a brad to center of the flowers, adhered the leaf to back of the flower and to the lower corner of photo. Next I added several loops of green metallic thread to flower. I also added another flower to the top corner of the photo and adhered sequin to center of the flower. 
I inked a chipboard letter “B” with Sunshine Blends Ink an let dry. Next I inked the letter completely with¬†Top Boss Embossing Stamp Pad Clear, applied¬†Opalescent Embossing Powder¬†to letter and set with a¬†Heat Tool. I added a¬†Foam Dots¬†to back of letter and placed on the corner of the photo.
Even though the quality wasn’t the greatest when I printed out this photo ( I just couldn’t throw it away) I still think the layout turned out pretty cute! As always if you have any questions about this project please let me know.¬†
ColorBox/Eileen Hull: Frog Blends Ink
ColorBox/Eileen Hull: Leaf Blends Ink
ColorBox/Eileen Hull: Sunshine Blends Ink
ColorBox/Eileen Hull: Wildberry Blends Ink
ColorBox/Eileen Hull: Melon Blends Ink
ColorBox: Swirl Dot Art Screen 
ColorBox: Botanical Mini Molding Mats
Glass Tray
Golden Artist Colors: Extra Heavy Gel (Matte)
Paint Brush
Chipboard letter B
Beacon Adhesives: Zip Dry Adhesive 
Crinoline Fabric
Ric Rac
Green Metallic Thread
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Lucky Shamrock Tag

Hi everyone and Happy March the 1st! I wanted to start off the month by sharing a shamrock tag I created!

I started by cutting Good Luck on Ivory Cardstock 6.25″x3.125″ and punching a hole at the top center of the tag.

I inked a glass tray with ColorBox Blends Leaf Ink, added water to the ink, loaded paint brush and splatter tag with mixture. I repeated Step 2 but with ColorBox Blends: Frog Ink and I let the tag dry.

I inked the Shamrock Rubber Stamp with Wicked Black Ink and stamp onto a piece of textured green cardstock. I fussy cut the shamrock image out and adhered an acrylic heart gem to the center of the shamrock image.

I inked the “lucky” sentiment from the Dress Up Stamp and Cut Set and stamp onto white cardstock, cut out and ink edges with Ice Jade Chalk Ink and cut a banner from the ¬†piece of green cardstock, emboss with the Waffle Embossing Folder (retired). Next I inked the edges and over the embossed area with Ice Jade Chalk Ink. I adhered the sentiment to the banner and the banner to the tag. I glued the shamrock image underneath the sentiment with a small portion hanging off the tag.

I finished off the tag by cutting three 6″ pieces of lace and threaded through the hole at the top of the tag, tied off with thread and adhere a button to the lace. As always if you have any questions about this project please let me know.

Thanks for stopping by, hope your Friday is awesome and enjoy creating!

Canvas Corp: Floral Guide Journal Midori Style

Hi everyone! Today I have a project I created up on Canvas Corp’s blog and here is a teaser for you! ūüėÄ Did you¬†think that all¬†envelopes were good for was to address, stick a stamp on and throw in the mailbox? Well, I am here with yet another way to create a journal this time using¬†12″x12″ Kraft Envelopes¬†and five of the¬†7 Gypsies ¬†8.5″x11″ Starter Journals. Hop over to Canvas Corp’s blog for the how to’s and more photos of this project. You can find the blog post HERE.

Thanks for stopping by, hope your Thursday is awesome and enjoy creating!