Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Club Scrap Dahlia Blog Hop

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Welcome to Club Scrap's Blog Hop featuring April's gorgeous Dahlia kit.

April Dahlia Deluxe Kit
If you arrived here from Roni's Inkstains Blog then you are in the right place. If not, be sure to check out Karen's post over at Club Scrap for a complete list of participating blogs.

Pinspiration strikes again! Check out the link to see Amy's gorgeous rolled paper wreath.

Here is a closer look at how this project came together.

Decorate three 12x12" plain papers using a variety of stamps. Trim the Dahlia 12x12" prints and decorated plains into 6x6" squares.

Punch along two adjoining edges with flower border punch. Form each square into a cone and secure with hot glue.

Continue to roll papers to create a wreathe shape.

Cut two large circles out of Pizza Box cardboard for the base. Glue them together in opposite grain directions.

Mark a hole in the center of the base.
Attach a black ribbon to the back of the base for hanging.

Adhere the rolled papers onto the base around the marked center dot using hot glue.

Create a center piece for the wreathe using an upside down stack of Pizza Box cardboard circles. Finish off the raw edges with Dahlia Butterfly washi tape.

Attach a stamped quote to nested scalloped and circle die cuts.

Die cut butterfly shapes from Dahlia Pink, Yellow, Purple and Big Top Light Green papers. Die cut butterfly detail from black paper from stash.

Add additional color using inks and paint to the butterfly shapes. Adhere the black detail die over them using Club Scrap Glue Pen.

Attach the butterflies to complete the wreathe.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Up next on the blog hop Anne Marie at Artfully Balanced.

Club Scrap Dahlia Deluxe Kit 
Club Scrap Dahlia Jumbo UM stamp set
Club Scrap Dahlia Art Nouveau stamp set
Club Scrap Hybrid inks - Onyx Amethyst, Leaf, Tangerine
Club Scrap Wildflowers Borders and Backgrounds stamp set
Club Scrap Big Top Light Green plain paper
Sizzix Alterations Thinlits Detailed Butterflies Dies
Spellbinders Nestibilities Scalloped Circle Die
Darice Nesting Circles Die
Martha Stewart Daisy border punch
Ranger Adirondack White Acrylic Paint dabber

Monday, April 18, 2016

Black Magic Color Burst Technique

Create a dramatic look on your scrapbook pages using a combination of mixed media techniques.

Spread homemade texture paste (click HERE for the recipe) over Club Scrap's Dahlia Stencil onto black paper. Allow to dry completely.

Sprinkle a combination of Color Burst powders over the flowers.

Spritz with water and allow to dry.

Create scrapbook pages using the panels and the Dahlia Deluxe kit.

Add an extra touch to the Black Magic panels using the Dahlia Butterfly washi tape layered with the colorful Dots washi tape.

Add white acrylic paint flecks using a stiff bristled paintbrush and along the edges of the panels.

Let's take another look at the completed layouts.

Pages design based on ALSB instructions for Dahlia Deluxe kit Layouts 3 and 4. 

Coincidently, Kay Williamson shared another texture paste idea using the Dahlia stencil.
Visit the Club Scrap blog HERE for more inspiration!

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Club Scrap Dahlia ALSB Layouts

If you are not familiar with ALSB (assembly line scrapbooking) it uses an extremely efficient set of instructions to help you get every last bit of your Club Scrap monthly kits assembled and into your scrapbooks. The beauty is, you assemble first, and add pictures later. I know, stay with me, it really works!! The formula behind the layouts created for each 12x12" page, include spots for your 4x6 standard prints, BRILLIANT!  Just pop them into the gorgeously appointed pages and you're done, it really is that easy.

ALSB Dahlia layouts 3 & 4 
Check out all the FREE instructions Club Scrap has created over the years, AMAZING! Grab papers from your stash and get scrapping.

For this double page spread, create a fun spritzed 8.5x11" raised print (this print is cut in pieces and used as anchors for both sides of the double page spread) using clever masking of the floral images.

Cut the dahlia blossoms and leaves mask from copy paper. Attach to the raised print with removable adhesive.

Spritz with homemade green shimmer spray (combo of Club Scrap Metallic Green re inker, Perfect Pearls Gold powder and water in 4oz. spray bottle).

Remove the masks and add Leaf ink to the leaves using an ink blending tool.

Spritz the centers of each blossom with Lemon Meringue Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist.

Finish off the pieces with homemade shimmer mist (combo of Color Burst Fuschia Pigment Powder, Metallic Rose Liquid Metals, and water in a mini mister bottle). Having the pink spray in the mini mister bottle allowed for a more controlled spray area.

Let's take a closer look at the prints in each layout.

Speaking of ALSB, I am the host of a Challenge over at the Club Scrap Forum where we share our favorite assembled layouts. Join me!

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Club Scrap Paris Flea Market Blog Hop

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Welcome to the February Club Scrap Blog Hop featuring this month's kit, Paris Flea Market. If you arrived here from Inkstained Roni's blog then you are in the right place. If not, be sure to check out Karen's post over at Club Scrap for a complete list of participating blogs.

Inspired by the popular fabric ribbon pin boards, I created my own version featuring a cardboard base (Club Scrap Pizza boxes) and paper from the Paris Flea Market Deluxe kit.

*Scroll to the bottom of this post for a photo tutorial.

I have added some projects to my ribbon pin board as well.

The paper lace mat dress was inspired by this sweet napkin fold. Click HERE for details.

I designed a tag featuring the Jumbo UM Paris collage stamp and a shabby chic technique I learned HERE.

The ATC (artist trading card) is painted with Tattered Rose Distress Crackle paint. I added a fussy cut Paper Lace basket (distressed with Onyx ink rubbed over the raised surface) and added flowers to create dimension.

The white flowers (Sizzix Tiny Tattered Florals Thinlits Dies) and butterflies (Sizzix Detailed Butterflies Thinlits Dies) were die cut from the Paper Lace Mats.

I used Victorian Velvet Distress stain over the Paper Lace Mat to create the pattern on the card panel. The quote is from the Jumbo UM Rubber stamp set.

The next stop on the hop is Anne Marie's Artfully Balanced Blog!

Photo Tutorial for Ribbon Pin Board

Two pieces of 12x12 cardboard glued together, several varying lengths of black ribbon (Paris Flea Market Fiber pack) 12x12 Pink Deluxe Print trimmed to 11.75" square and Washi Tape.
Use washi tap to cover the exposed corrugated edges. 
Adhere the print to the top front of the board.

Lay the ribbons over the board. 

Use acrylic paint to alter nail heads.

An extra layer of card board was needed to cover the exposed nail heads. Using a hammer, I flattened any exposed sharp points. 
Enjoy your finished project! 

Thanks for joining us on the Hop!