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Wednesday, December 6, 2017

ISBG: Apothecary

Hello there! Today is a new project using the Spider's Web kit from

I bought a wooden plaque from Michael's for this project. If I were to make a 
card like this, I just know I would never be giving it away. So,
I made a plaque as home decor piece instead.

I'm beginning to think that mixed media was "invented" around Halloween.
What other time of year can you bring so many wonderful techniques
and array of colors together?

Call me sinister and creepy . . . but I just love that skull!

The twine is from my own stash and the leaves are Spellbinders'
die cuts, with Tidy Widy scattered around them.
 I layered a tree, flower, leaves, twine and phrases.

I did use my own stencil to create the layered effect
on the background. There is tree covered in the Tidy Widy,
from the mixed media kit, as the bottom layer.

Yep, those are bones tucked in behind the flower!

Thanks for stopping by today!!!

Sunday, December 3, 2017

Studio Challenges: Fa La La (sketch challenge)

Hello there! Today is new challenge day at Studio Challenges.

I followed the clustering of photos and embellishments on the sketch.
I reached for some rather "old" paper by Echo Park's 'Dear Santa' line.
I also used up stickers from the Bella Blvd. line 'Holly Jolly Christmas'.

I didn't want to get complicated with this layout, but I did add stitching
for texture and affect.

I used a few embellishments found at Hobby Lobby several years
ago. They go great with bright layouts!

Close-up photo of the sticker embellishments.


Friday, December 1, 2017

GDT ScrapTheBoys: Jingle Bells

Hello there! Today I'm excited to share with you that I am guest
designing for ScrapTheBoys this month.

This photo is this month's theme and inspiration.

I decided that the "tree" was my inspiration, rather than
the colors. Maybe because I really wanted to work with this 
paper line, which has a lot of pink? Who knows, right?

I know you are thinking... "pink and boys" don't mix. At one point
I would have agreed with you. But I don't know, this layout just works
for me. It's my 7 year old son kissing his daddy on the nose.

It's a sweet, cuddly and soft moment. Shhh . . . don't tell my kid.

I really wanted to work with the large cut file of trees from Silhouette's
Online store as well. I had this "whole vision" thing going on and I was not to be 
derailed by the "pink"!

I used a wide range of products on this layout. The papers are from Studio
Calico's - 'Magical' line. Everything else is from "here and there".

My sister got me those Scrabble block letters. Aren't they awesome?!

Everything here is from random things in my stash. I have a three large
boxes in my craft room dedicated to Christmas stuff.


--Studio Calico - Magical
Santa Sticker - Echo Park "dear Santa"
Block letters from . . . ?
Poinsettias, candy cane and buttons from Hobby Lobby

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Give a Crafter a Cookie: Merry Christmas

New challenge up today at Give A Crafter a Cookie.

I decided to make this box card by SVGCuts using Echo Park's
Merry Christmas line.


Wednesday, November 29, 2017

PDE: Penguin Treat Box

Hey there! It's new challenge time at Pause Dream Enjoy!

Today's challenge is "winter weather".

P.S. Sorry for the crappy photo . . . things just weren't going right for me
that day.

Treat box is from Treasure Box Designs.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Friday, November 24, 2017

ISBG: October 31st

Hello there! I'm Vivian Lake and today I would like to share a layout using the Toolshed Kit "Spider's Web". I actually used elements from all the bonus kits on this layout. The only item I used from my own stash is machine stitching . . . . which is just something I LOVE to do.

I loosely followed a sketch from my pinterest board for this layout. Overall, it went together pretty easily. I did like how I added fussy cut butterflies to the web. You know, spiders do need to eat. Bleh!

I loosely used mixed media here. Probably did not need gesso, but I'm still
learning. The title is Kaiser Craft spray ink 'Charcoal' and Texturez 'Tidy Widy'.

The web and title are part of the chipboard bonus kit. The web is covered 
in Texturez 'Tidy Widy'. 

Isn't this spider awesome!? Although the paper came with printed splatters,
I wanted a little more color so I added Lindy's Starburst spray 'Amethyst'
from the bonus media kit.


Tuesday, November 21, 2017

International Scrapbook Garden: Vanishing Visitors

When I received this awesome new Halloween kit by International Scrapbook Garden, I KNEW I would be making at least one large 3-D project.

I was greatly inspired by Patricia Hugs Vintage Halloween Art Tag project from a few years ago. I do not have my own process video, but just watch hers. Hint: It's a very large tag that she makes. You'll want to play all day like I did.

I did follow her closely as far as technique, but this project took a life of it's own. I really had so much fun putting it together. Patricia Hugs uses much more dimensional objects for her project, which I simply did not have. But that's OK, I was looking for inspiration and not necessarily wanting to copycat.

When I started this project, I wasn't sure what the overall theme was going to be. As I was building this and playing around - skeletons, poison and graveyards became the theme.

There are a few minor things not found in the kit, like the apothecary jars, but over all I tried really hard to stay within the kit.

The great thing about making stuff like this is that you are practically encouraged
to jumble and layer stuff together.  
A photo of some of the products available through the kits.
Aren't they awesome?!

What other time of year does purple, orange, black and white go together?
Halloween and Fall are my favorite time of the year to be creative. I did
discover that the dimensional paint, Paste-Eez Lava Flow, "bubbles" when over heated.
I loved the effect.

I think my favorite embellishments were the skulls and the broomsticks.
The tree, bat and headstone are part of the chipboard extras. 

I did add a few things from Hobby Lobby, like the leaves and
Fall plants. I knew this project would need a "filler" like that to bring it
all together. 

I simply love the Dazzlerz "Dreamscicle" color, which is what I used for the
writing. The splotches are white acrylic paint. However, when I was first working
with the background I wanted the black bricks to be less "black". So I went
over them with the Texturez Tidy Widy. Love that stuff!

Look closely! The items are sitting on a toilet paper roll covered
in burlap. Both are your average household items.


International Scrapbook Garden Toolshed Kit Paper - Spider's Web
ISG Toolshed Kit - Spider's Web Embellishment Bonus kit
ISG Toolshed kit - Spider's Web Mixed Media kit
ISG Toolshed kit - Spider's Web Bonus Chipboard

Supplies from my stash:

Label Chipboard from Hobby Lobby
Stencil backgrounds - brick and words
SVGCuts file - fence
Apothecary jars
Scrap paper with words (needed this to be thin and easy to work with)
Hobby Lobby - Leaves and feathers (they were 90% off)
Dyson label - poison
White and Black Acrylic Paint
Tim Holtz Distress ink - Frayed Burlap and Walnut Stain
Black Archival Ink

KaiserCraft iridescent spray ink - Charcoal (from last month's kit)