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!

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Hello Tooth Fairy Layout | Freckled Fawn

Today I want to share with you a super fast and simple layout featuring items from the May Freckled Fawn kit! If you don't following me on Instagram, I'm a new team member for their monthly kits! Sooo very excited about this new adventure! If you're not a follower of mine on IG, please make sure you do! My IG account is 100% craft and design related and I'm sure you'll love it if you're a follower of my blog!

Anyways, I really wanted the focus of this layout to be the beautiful wood veneer that was included in the kit. I was going for a very clean and simple look overall. To keep with the clean feel, I chose to use white embossing powder on the piece so it would blend in better with my background. Also included in the kit are these adorable floral clear daisy and butterfly stickers! I just love them because of how well they blend in with the background!

I added in some yellow spritz behind the wood piece before I glued it down. Once I had it and the floral stickers all in place, I filled in the little gap at the bottom left of my photo with an epoxy clip and 3 of the chipboard stickers all from the kit as well.

Lastly, I added my title and the green star dimensional stickers. The "hello." is a scrap piece of paper I had in my stash. I added "tooth fairy" with alphas from the kit (because this was my son's very first tooth he lost) and enamel stars from the Freckled Fawn Shop. And that was it! Super simple!

Thank you so much for joining me today!
I hope you have a save and happy Memorial Day weekend!

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Hello Shimmerz fans!
 I'm so excited to share with you the project I have created!  Today's project is an art journal page featuring the fantastic sprays and the new AcriTonez paints!

I began with prepping my pages with clear gesso and spraying the background with Ruby spritz, Peachy Keen Coloringz, Sunset Strip Vibez, Quit Yer Wine-n Vibez and Walkin' a tight Heliotrop Spritz. The gesso allowed for easier movement of the sprays when they were spritzed with water.  Red, peach and yellow blend beautifully together, however when you introduce purple, you have to be careful not to blend it with the yellow or you'll create a muddy brown be sure to keep a paper towel beside you to absorb puddles of those colors.  Here is a close up of the background:

I stamped layers of text in coordinating colors and used dimensional paste colored with the above sprays to add more texture in the background. I then went in with the AcriTonez and painted green stems.  While this was all drying, I went to my stash and found a 6x6 paper pad with coordinating colors and drew very sketchy petals with a black sharpie. I fussy cut those petals out and glued them down, added wood/enamel adhesive centers and rub on leaves. The smaller flowers in the background were made using dabs of the AcriTonez paints and white gesso.  I finished the page off by adding my title and a thin black border around the page.  Here are close ups of the final page:  

I have created a short process video of how I created this layout!
Check out the video below! 

 And here are the stars of the show....the Shimmerz products that I used on this project: 

Thanks so much for joining me today!
Have a colorful day!

Friday, February 17, 2017

Do What You Love | Shimmerz Paints & Hip Kit Club

Hello scrappy friends!

Today I have a fun layout for you using beautiful pastel Shimmerz Paints and the January Hip Kit Club main kit!  Today's project was inspired by the honey comb paper from the One Canoe Two collection and the beautiful floral Hip Kit exclusive papers!  

To begin my layout, I of course had to break out my Shimmerz Creameez and jazz up the white background. I used a combination of the packaging technique and I also used my brush to apply and move the color around. Here is a close up of the paints I used and the background before I added my layers:

 I loved the soft colors in the honeycomb paper and I cut a section of it out on a diagonal. The floral paper exclusive this month is beautiful! I fussy cut a few of the flowers out and used them as embellishments. The title for this layout "do what you <3" is a beautiful wood veneer that was a HKC exclusive. I heat embossed it with gold embossing powder. To finish the layout, I added more of the beautiful butterfly rub-ons and I added my journaling.  Here are some close ups of the finished layout:

Thank you so much for stopping by! 
Until next time, stay colorful <3!