Saturday, August 9, 2014

Bugs and Kisses, 1.1

This is a tweaking of a layout I did a few years ago (you can read the details here). The border ribbon never lay right for me, so I decided to replace it. I used my Gypsy and welded bugs & kisses (from the Cindy Loo cartridge) to a rectangle. I cut a second "g" and glued it on the title,and then outlined everything with a fine line black pigment pen.

I used a "decorative accent" from the candle department (around 2010 these were known as "skittles" by the crafty crowd I ran with) dyed with alcohol ink for the dot for the "i". One of the things I liked best was the ribbon came off (with a little bit of tugging, but the paper still had adhesive on it. Luckily I had some freezer paper left over from another project (okay it was a year ago lol) so I just put that over the adhesive until the new title was ready.

A Tardis Snow Ornament

The sparkle doesn't show up much in the picture, but this is chock full of aurora borealis flakes so I'm thinking it's something different for the Simon Says Sparkle challenge. It's the Tardis in an ornament. The cardstock (except for the windows) is beige dyed heavily with a Faded Jeans Distress Ink bath. Repeatedly. A crystal seed bead serves as the light on top. I found a whole new level of love for my new camera when I found out it has a "shoot through glass" setting.

La Vie en Rose Monster Style

Simon Says Make It Sparkle, so I did. I adhered a piece of Anna Griffin paper to the front of an A2 mat cardstock and then cut the rectangular frame from Make It Market: Shakers and Sprinkles. The pieces were then re-assembled and stamped with my hand carved monster stamp and heat embossed with gold Embossing Powder.

The two outer pieces of the mat were lined up with the A2 Papertrey Ink Ocean Tides card front and the center piece was attached to the card front. A piece of heavy plastic is glued to the bottom of the mat and the opening surrounded by two layers of foam tape. 10 mm gold sequins were added for the shaker. The middle piece will be used in another project, the "frame" is made with the Ocean Tides cardstock showing through where it would have been.