Monday, July 31, 2017

Hello Sunshine Ice Cream Layout

Hello Lovelies!

Nicole here and today I have a fun, summer ice cream layout using the fabulous embellishments from the July Freckled Fawn Embellishment Kit! Here's a look at my final layout:

 When I began my layout, I chose my background paper and embellishments to color coordinate together. Because the background paper had so much going on, I didn't add any mists to it like I normally do. I put my focus all on my embellishments.  I chose to place my photo on the bottom left corner this time with my title centered below the photo.  I layered my pink embellishments over the pink area of the paper and the same with the blue embellishments over the blue area of the paper. They add a lot of detail, but color coordinate together so it doesn't take to much of the focus away from the photo.

 I used the chipboard stickers and also the Doodle Phrase Rubber shapes in several places on this layout. I also added in enamel dots and tangled thread behind these embellishments to add a little more detail.

Above my photo, I added a yellow tag, more of the chipboard stickers and rubber shapes, an acrylic heart and the ADORABLE ice cream cone paper clip included in this months kit!! I had a hard time not hoarding this paper clip, but I had to use it because it fit so well.

Lastly, to balance the layout, I added a small embellishment cluster in the top right corner of the page. I used the ice cream cone chipboard sticker, a phrase sticker, enamel dots and more tangled thread.

Here's another look at the final layout:

Thanks so much for joining me today! I hope I've inspired you to layer up your colors and not be afraid to use your embellishments!  <3

Friday, July 28, 2017

Freckled Fawn Sketch Challenge & Layout!

Hello Lovelies!
Nicole here and today I have a fun, clean and simple layout using the July Freckled Fawn embellishment kit and the July sketch challenge. Here's a look at this months sketch:

...and here's a look at my final layout...

I absolutely ADORE this months kit! The colors are bright and the fonts are perfect! I started by splashing the background with some mists from my stash behind where I knew I wanted my main clusters to be. Here's a closer look:

Once those areas were dry, I began layering my photo first because I knew I wanted to use the larger chipboard banner as a larger focal point below my photo around my title. The alphas in this months kit are perfect for titles!

 Once my banner and title were in place, I added in a few more of the chipboard pieces and a rubber embellishment on the left of my photo.

I love the "Shine On" and "Summer Bliss" embellishments and thought they would work perfect with this pool picture of my son and his friends at his birthday party!

Lastly, I added in two of the acrylic hearts, washi tape and a few more of the chipboard phrase stickers to finish off my embellishing. I did add in my date above my photo on a label sticker and added in my journaling below the photo.  Here's another look at my final layout:

If you would like to play along with this sketch, you have until August 2nd! Visit their blog HERE for all the details and to link up!

Thanks so much for joining me today!
Until next time, have a colorful day!

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Memories Made in Flip Flops Layout

Hello there Shimmerz Fans!!!
Nicole here, and today I have a fun, colorful layout to share with you!
I have been playing around a lot lately with dimensional pieces and pastes on my layout and love the look it gives when layered over other Shimmerz Paints!
Here's a look at my final layout:

 The very first thing I did on my page was I began by misting the entire background with one of my most favorite Shimmerz products, Shimmeringz Baby's Breath.  This mist is full of a white/clear shimmer with no color to it, fantastic for adding to backgrounds and adding shimmer to just about anything! I misted the entire background of my page as you can see here:

Isn't that stunning?! It adds tons of shimmer to my patterned paper!

Next, I used AcriTonez in Pinkadelic and watered it down with my brush and used it as the packaging technique. Since I didn't gesso my background, this paint was great to use since it is self priming. As that was drying, I painted some wood veneer flowers in the same color to tie everything together.

Once those layers were dry, I used Paste-eez in Peach Fuzz for the stenciled circles.

Once all of my layers and wooden embellishments were dry, I built all of my embellishment clusters, layered my photo and added my title and date.  Here's a look again at the finished project:

Here are links to the Shimmerz products I used in this photo:

Thanks for joining me today! I hope you have a fantastic week!

Friday, June 30, 2017

Fall Layout Using Current Summer Kits! | Freckled Fawn

Hello Lovelies!
Nicole here and today I'm sharing a quick two page layout featuring the June Kit!
This kit is is packed full of beautiful summery embellishments! I honestly could not pick a favorite this month! Take a quick look!!!....
 However, I'm winding down to the last bits of my kit already...yes, you heard me correctly...LAST pieces!  It's so sad!!!  This has been one of my absolute favorites by far!  With that being said, I had a lot of oranges and the black embellishments left that inspired me to use those for some fall layouts!  What a multi purpose kit!!!  Here are the two layouts I created...

I just love how those chipboard phrases fit literally any layout, any season!  ...And I loved those puffy camera stickers so much I had to bring them back again! LOL!

I encourage you to go thru your past Freckled Fawn kits and see what colors may inspire you for different seasons than when the kits were released! You may be surprised and find that there is still lots of bits waiting to make it to your next layouts!

Thanks so much for joining me today! 

Friday, June 23, 2017

Last Day of School Layout | Freckled Fawn

Hello Lovelies!
Nicole here and today I have a super fun layout using the June 2017 Freckled Fawn embellishment kit!
This month, they have these super cute large acetate numbers with the cutest colors and patterns! When I received my kit, they caught my eye right off the bat and the perfect project came to mind...I wanted to celebrate my two crazy kiddos on their last day of school.  Here's a close up of the final layout...

I started by arranging the acetate numbers towards the bottom of my layout. I knew they would be a larger focal point. After I had those down, I had an idea of where I wanted the photo to go and began layering pieces of the washi tape strips that came in the kit. They coordinate perfect with the various colors and patterns...and I finally got to use my favorite strip! It's the one that helped inspire this layout with the circles and alphabet letters on it. Once the washi strips were down, I applied a light layer of gesso so I could add some shimmer mists for splashes of color. 

Once those layers were all dry, I added in the chip board phrases, enamel hearts and some puffy stickers and faces from past Freckled Fawn kits.  I also finished my title by using last months awesome yellow alpha's and added "Last day of school."  Finally, I adhered my photo on foam adhesive for dimension and added in that really cute square clip.  Here are some more close ups of the finished project:

Thanks so much for joining me today!
Be sure to check out the June Freckled Fawn kit HERE!!
Have a colorful day!

Monday, June 12, 2017

Picture Perfect | Freckled Fawn

Hello Lovelies!
Nicole here and today I'm super excited to share with you my first layout with June's Embellishment Kit!
Ya'll....if you haven't seen this kit yet, it's AMAZING! This has to be one of my all time favorite kits! From resin phrases, chipboard phrases, the cutest shapes, enamel hearts and so much more, I can't even begin to explain how awesome this kit is!

For my first layout, I dug thru some photos from our beach vacation last year and scrapped this super cute 12x12 layout! My son was so determined to climb to the top! LOL!

I started by adding some water splotches to my gessoed background. While that was drying, I began working on the giant palm tree! I cut this tree from my Silhouette Portrait and before removing it from my cutting mat, I added all of the color to it. Using paints from my stash, I wet the tree and just randomly placed different colors of greens all over the tree letting it dry in between layers.  Once that was completely dry, I removed it from the cutting mat and started on my layout! I began by adding several of the adorable washi strip stickers in this months kit! Once the washi strips were down, the photos were placed and the giant tree was added in! Lastly, I added my title with the "picture perfect" resin, a few chipboard phrase stickers, the cutest heart in a speech bubble resin and the adorable wonky heart enamel shapes

Here are some close ups of the layout:

Thanks so much for joining me today!
Be sure to grab your favorites before they are sold out!

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Best Vacation Layout | Shimmerz Paints

Hello Shimmerz Fans!
I have been anxiously awaiting to share this fun layout with you all!
Today I broke out my Silhouette that I haven't used in a while and wait until you see the flamingo with these beautiful shimmery colors!!!

To start my page, I prepped the background with white gesso. Once that dried, I took my new favorite Shimmerz product, Vibez in Jeni B Bleu, and used the packaging technique to create the water look at the base of my photos. I also flicked some of the color on too with my brush. While that was drying, I cut this cute flamingo out of white card stock and colored it using Creameez Berry Hot, Inklingz Beet Me, cheeky Pink and Coloringz in Peachy Keen. I made sure that I let that dry completely before I added it to my layout. With his little legs being thinner, I didn't want to take a chance damaging him! I did pop him up on some foam adhesive to add dimension. I added in some ephemera from the Oasis collection and enamel hearts from my stash. Here are some close ups of the final layout:

 And for the shimmery stars of the show...

And their direct links to make it easy on ya'll...
Coloringz Peachy Keen

Thanks so much for joining me today! 
Have a shimmery week!