Hello everyone, Brenda here with you for my first post this month. I'm back into the swing of things after retreat. Still wishing though the final day didn't come around so fast. Thanks to Jo, Mel and all those who attended for making my time there so much fun. Also thanks to those who attend my class. for those who weren't lucky enough to be at retreat and join in the fun keep watching the blog for our next one. There will be loads of fun and we would all love to see you.
Now for my take on the challenge which has been set by Tania this month. It is a Mixed Media Challenge and I had a lot of fun with it. To join in the challenge you will need to to use the following
This layout is of Harley and his big brother (Riley) being adorable. He loved being with him all the time, even if he was sleeping.
I just loved the kit I got to show you this month. It is Simple Stories - Hello Baby 12x12 collection kit and it comes with so much to create a beautiful layout. If you are a person who is unsure what embellishments to use with your patterned papers or what alpha letters then this is a kit for you. It comes with 6 12x12 doubled sided cardstock patterned paper, 6 sheets of double sided signature element pieces which varies in size, 1 12x12 sheet of fundamentals cardstock stickers, 1 12x12 sheet of expressions cardstock stickers and 6 bonus 4x6 transparency photo overlays......WOW what a kit.
Now for some closeups and a little more about the other products I used. Don't forget though all the products the Design Team use are available at the Scrapbookit Store and you get the easy by clicking the link at the top of the blog. If you cant find what you are looking for just email Jo and she will elp you out in a flash.
The stencil I chose is the KaiserCraft Quarters - Dots. I used modeling paste and then when dry I used the same stencil again but this time with KaiserCrafts Ink - Saffron and then over the top I used Tinby metallic Melts - Sherwood Green (Yes - yellow with Green over it). Next I used the same stencil but this time I used Distress Embossing ink and Tinby Metallic Melts - First Light. Once all this was done I used my journal pen and went around each of the dots that I had created with the modeling paste.
The sprays on my back ground are Mister Huey's - Mint Julep and Powder Blue.
Lindy's Stamp Gang - Blue Hawaiian Blue.
My flowers are a mix of KaiserCraft and Prima. The Kaiser flowers are Mini Paper Blooms - Buttercream, Ice Berg and Sage. Also I used Kaiser leaves.
For the Prima flowers I used - Mini Me Flowers and I inked them a little with Distress Ink - Vintage Photo, once put together I then used a Ribtex Beadz - Aqua or pearls Olive in the center.
I inked the gauze with Distress Ink - Old paper. I also used the same ink on the KaiserCraft Sheet Music clear stamp on my background.
Mixed in with the gauze is some cotton.
The chippies are Scrap FX - Sweethearts. They are so cute in a variety of different sizes. I colored them with a Copic - Spectrum Green (G02) and then put some Sherwood Green Tinby Melts over that. I have done it so it doesn't fully cover.
On the doily I used KaiserCraft Ink - Island.
The patterned papers I inked the edge of with Vintage Photo.
The other embellishments were from the sticker sheets and there are so many to pick from. When I placed the hearts on the layout I decide to use my journal pen around them just like the dots. My title is from the Alpha sticker sheet.
I hope you have liked my layout and that I have been able, along with the rest of the DT to inspire you to join in on this months challenge. Jo will have a great prize for the winner. I would really like to see some great creations from those who joined in on my class at retreat. You ladies know how to create a Mixed Media project. Get your Mojo flowing ladies.