Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Hybrid Layout and Wearable Art

There is always a  story behind my mixed media layouts, this is our story! I always tell my boyfriend, "he shot me with a bullet full of love" not sure what it feels to be shot… I assume someone feels it all over, and that is exactly how he makes me feel. He has shot me with True love, Strength, Patience, Friendship, most importantly to love myself. I love him to death!

I completely created this 12x12 page on Photoshop. I created a gun brush, and also used some flourish, grunge and ink brushes. Then printed it on 140lb Canson water color paper. I have the Canon pro 9000 which allows me to print out sheets as big as 13x19.

I then added a picture of me and my boyfriend, ink, paint stickers, rub-ons, a bullet charm from a necklace I found at the dollar store, some wire material, distress ink, and some trim. 

                                                                     Wearable Art
I went further and made myself some wearable art with this layout. I used to pieces of  Inkssentials Memory Glass  1 ½ x 1 ½, copper foil tape, heart and bullet charm, alcohol ink, flux, soldering iron, lead free solder and a jump ring. I will wear it with pride!

Fairy Shadow Box

This is a shadow box, I bought at a yard sale. I took this picture of my daughter, on her eighth birthday/Halloween party. I had fun making her costume, and fairy wings that year! I used some sheets from the Prima Nature Garden Collection paper pad, paint, trim, metal butterflies, and dyed the flowers to match the paper. 

Monday, March 12, 2012

Design Team Projects using My Mind’s Eye Miss Caroline “Dolled Up” I want it all bundle!!!

Layout using a picture of my nephew, and my son, the picture was taken by my daughter at the park.  Love this collection, because it has pretty, bright, neutral, vintage, sophisticated papers. It’s always a challenge to find the right papers and embellishments for boys, and when I saw these papers, I thought Playground, sun, kites. It goes to show when you hear “Dolled Up” it’s not only for girls!!! Step by step instructions for this layout can be found here:

On a recent trip to Mexico, my mom, found some old pictures. I had never seen this picture, of me and my dad, it brought me to tears. He passed when I was 15, but there is not a day that goes by that I don’t think of him and miss him very much! Loving these papers I made a 12x12 layout using “Princess” Lace Paper, “Favorite” Decorate Paper, “Living” Blooms Paper, “Princess” Delicate Paper, and brads, stickers, buttons, and a tag.  I distressed the edges of all the papers and love the way it turned out!

 This is a 12x12 layout of my beautiful daughter Emily. I used “Day” Butterflies Paper, “Cute” Garden Paper, “Living” Everyday Paper, “Favorite” Decorate Paper, & “Living” Blooms Paper. Loving the papers I created flowers with the Tim Holtz tattered flowers die, used all the fun, and cute buttons, stickers, pearls, rub-ons, & twine.

This is one of the pictures my mom also brought back from Mexico, of her and my little brother. I used “Living” Blooms Paper, “Princess” Delicate Paper, “Day” Worn Paper, pins and buttons “Day”, layered butterfly stickers, and I decided to incorporate  fabric doilies, paper flowers, lace trim, & pearl trim. Love the way it turned out hope my mom does too!!!

This is a card I made using my own drawing love it!!!

Card made using the die cut wood butterfly piece as the focal point.  I stamped directly on the wood using the acrylic stamp in the collection.

 I made this tag using “Day” Butterflies Paper, “Princess” Delicate Paper, “Cute” Garden Paper, and ”Favorite” Decorated Paper. This tag is perfect for spring.

Friday, March 9, 2012

My handmade Lollipop Mirrors!

I made these lollipop mirrors using a plastic 4” plate and magnifying mirror. I used my daughter’s picture, to personalize one for grandma. My daughter’s picture was printed on fabric paper and iron-on glossy vinyl. The second mirror was made using My Mind’s Eye Madison Avenue scrapbook paper. I also used trims, ribbon, flowers, lace, and bling to embellish. I think there beautiful hope you agree!!!


Shabby Chic Album Purse

Album purse using my daughter’s picture, which I printed on fabric paper. I used Chipboard, vintage lace, doilies,  ribbon, trim, scrapbook paper an old pillow case that was cut up and sewed into a pouch/purse. I love the way it turned out and I will definitely rock it!

Thursday, March 1, 2012

I am a new design team member for FOTOBELLA

I am super proud to announce that I am now a design team member for FotoBella. I am honored to be a part of a very creative, gifted and fabulous team. I can't wait to start creating and sharing!!!  Here is a link to these FAB members:

Masquerade Mini Album

I put together this mini album using a masquerade theme. What inspired me was this masquerade magnet my friend had given me, and decided to also make a matching dress form.

                                          Yes her face is the magnet that inspired me!!!

Altered thrift store find/ Tiny Mini

This was a brown wood box with wire on the doors, that I decided to paint and alter.
I couldn't stop there I also made a matching mini to set right inside the center of the box. Love the way it turned out!!!