02 Jul 2013

Waterbrush Tips & Tricks Tutorial

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I shared some Tips and Tricks using Studio Calico’s July kit, their awesome new Atlantic collection AND one of my favorite new tools: a waterbrush

 

 

18 Jun 2013

Creative Techniques 11 with Wilna

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For June’s pages, I created a project life type of design page. I was one of the people that thought project life will be for me, but in the end realize that it does not fit my personality at all. However, I did have a bunch of PL page protectors and thought to make pages that will fit into it. The goal for me was to make all (or most) of the little cards stand alone as a design element BUT they also had to work together as a coherent layout. In this page, I painted some chipboard pieces with white gesso and I love the soft effect of the whole page.
I am excited to share her pages that are Project Life sections but Wilna still keeps her style and personality in her creating.  -Lizzy
18 Jun 2013

Patterned Vellum with Anna

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USING PATTERNED VELLUM

Let’s get rest a little bit with all these ‘media’ topics :) Make a little break and talk about
the vellum. In the latest ‘Lucky Charm‘ line we have a few different patterns and colours printed on the vellum. I think it’s not obvious for all of us how to use them, so I decided to show you one of the possibilities of using ‘Lucky Charm’ vellum on your page.

For today’s layout I choose a vellum with green chevron pattern. I really adore this colour so I choose a white background to bring out the awesomeness of this product.  cut a square piece of vellum and create a few rays – this will be my backround. Because the pattern is rather bold we have to suit the rest of a composition to this element.

I used only tiny emebellishments, rub-ons and stickers here. The only major part of a composition is a topic with this adorable Eiffla Tower used instead of the letter ‘A’. It’s all about the colour of Paris in April – spring in Tuileries Gardens is really beautiful! A lot of luscious green and pink blooking trees, awww! Amazing landscape. I just tried to grab a little bit of that mood…

It’s all for today. I am so curious what is your idea for using patterned vellum on the layout! Have a nice day!
Anna-Maria

12 Jun 2013

Video: Misting Techniques

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Today I am guest posting on Studio Calico’s Instagram feed. One of the pictures highlights the neon Mister Huey colors. Someone asked how to use mists so I thought I should share this video. Besides drops and splashes this shows other ways to use them.

Misting Techniques from Dear Lizzy on Vimeo.

11 Jun 2013

Creative Techniques 10: With Wilna

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I love how this page by Wilna has lots of details and layering but definitely one that you could scrap-lift! I wanna try misting or painting then diecutting on a future project.

Page: Happy.
For this page I created a heart die cut. The page was inspired by this page by Dear Lizzy, where Elizabeth used lots of hearts on her page. I layered the heart die cut with the navy lucky charm paper and just added some gelato’s as color as well as some paint splashes.
Thanks for looking!

05 Jun 2013

Diecut Journaling instead of a Title

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It’s no surprise that I love my Silhouette Cameo. There are endless uses and so many different ways to incorporate it in your crafts and scrapbooking.
For this layout I used it to document the stats of my baby boy, Myles. I don’t have a lot of free time right now to scrapbook but once I diecut the journaling it came together quick and simple. Especially since I wanted that to be the main focus. And clearly it is since it takes up 2/3 of the page. haha

I used a mix of my Lucky Charm collection. Which effortlessly worked for a boy too. Not that I know much about that. ; )

 

I included this layout in my 2 peas garden this month about milestones.

This month I chose the birth of my baby boy… because it’s probably one of the biggest milestones of his life and because I am unabashedly in love with him. Soaking up all the wonderful things when you have a newborn… and not to mention the challenging transition and lack of sleep. But this quick layout was a perfect start to his scrapbook album, highlighting the details of his grand entrance with my Silhouette-cut journaling and photos taken the first day of his life.
I added a grouping in the bottom left with some of my Dear Lizzy products and Studio Calico wood veneers. The handwriting patterned paper from my Lucky Charm collection with the words, “love you to the stars and back” worked great with this layout.
Can’t wait to tell his story through photos and journaling. :)

03 Jun 2013

Times Up 08 with Stephanie

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Love that although Stephanie’s layouts are quick there’s still bits of layering and details so you don’t think about how fast it took her. Especially products like these fabric frames that come with the stapled banner and words at the bottom. Not to mention how easy stickers are to layer and embellish.
Tags are also a quick way to add journaling to your layouts.

Time to complete- 20 minutes

This layout was super easy to make. The only thing that took any time at all was distressing the edges of the big piece of patterned paper that I used as the base of the layout. Sidenote: I LOVE my Heidi Swapp edge distresser and I’m so sad they were discontinued!
I completed this entire layout in one chunk of time. It looks like it took more time because of the layering and clustering. This is such an easy way to add depth and detail to a layout! It looks way more time intensive and complicated than it really is.
I “hung” the tag through the “o” in the title for a fun detail. These cute canvas polaroid frames already come embellished with words and staples. Fussy cutting the right edge of the black/white chevron paper adds a fun detail as well.

Maggie Holmes PAPER, THICKERS, FABRIC FRAMES//Dear Lizzy stickers// AC Cardstock

 

21 May 2013

Creative Techniques 09 With Wilna

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Hey guys!
So I took a break since having my baby boy, Myles, but we are back with some amazing layouts and techniques from our party girls. The black and white pic is perfect with the bright colors. I love how she layered all the different diecuts and white hearts. Also how she used the molding paste and my diecut cards. Splashes of black ink is a great artistic touch with the white and bright colors. Awesome work Wilna!

You make my heart sing by: Wilna
I used some clusters of embellishments in this page and simply stacked and layered them. The title was made using some molding paste over the Dear Lizzy Lucky Charm die cut card.
If you want to know more about this technique, I have a whole chapter on molding paste in my Art class at Two Peas In A Bucket.
Thanks for looking!


26 Apr 2013

Color with Lizzy: Diecut hearts

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This month I went super girly with my garden project and used girly colors to reflect that.
Since I am now 36 weeks pregnant with a boy after 3 girls it will be interesting to see how the dynamics change in our home. My friend took these pictures for a blog feature in February and I am so grateful now that we did it since it captures me and just my girls. This page was fun to celebrate being a mother and how much I love them.

I was inspired by some wrapping paper on Pinterest where it had half of the shape of hearts cut out of brown paper and then a red wrapping paper behind it. I wanted to try it on a scrapbook page. I used my Silhouette Cameo and traced half of a heart shape. Then cut half of a heart onto some cardstock. Then folded back half of the hearts. It turned out pretty cool. Much better when you can see it in person. I backed it with some patterned paper so the hearts showed up and had something behind them. I also diecut the title, My Heart.
After that it was lots of layering with some of the new products from my Dear Lizzy Lucky Charm stickers and paper. “Just keep layering… just keep layering…”
Thanks for looking!!

25 Apr 2013

Video Tutorial with Lizzy

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It’s been really fun to see how the mood boards I put together each month jumpstart my creative process. Each one has been so different and has inspired me in different ways.
This month I tried out some painting inspired by a painted leather clutch and you’ll see lots of triangles.
I use masks with mist and paint as well as mix my own concoction of Mister Hueys.

Here is a video tutorial below sharing a step by step process of how I put it together. A couple of the techniques I incorporated was the first time doing it so it’s fun to see what works and what doesn’t. Thanks for watching…