Monday, February 17, 2020

"My World" 12x12 Layout | Clique International, SCT Magazine & Paper Issues

 Hello Clique Family!
I hope each of you had  a lovely Valentine's Day and a weekend!
Today I'm sharing a 12x12 layout featuring an exclusive cut file I designed for the Clique Facebook group.  If you're not a part of the group, be sure you head over and join in on the fun! The cut file used today, along with a few others, are available in the group as free .png's to cut on any machine!

I recently got my hands on some of the gorgeous new Doodlebug Love Notes collection and I am swoon over it! When I saw the globe and two love birds, this idea came to me and I totally ran with it! I do have to say, it was probably one of the quickest layouts I've ever put together.  Before I even started, I knew that I wanted the cut file to be the largest element on the page. I did some stash busting and found a black chalkboard paper, then coincidentally found the background paper with all of the smaller black hearts. It was PERFECT! I cut my heart cut file on my Silhouette Cameo 4, then laid it on my background. It got lost a little because there was so much going on, so I used my white gesso to smudge a heart right where my cut file would be.  After drying, I glued my cut file into place and began embellishing.  
 I started with my photo first.  I knew I wanted to use this specific photo and I knew I wanted to use the globe with the title "My World." For me, it's easier to start with what I know I want first, then embellish around it. 

  I spent some time fussy cutting papers from Doodlebug for added leaves and flowers. I also decided to stick the word "world" on white cardstock and fussy cut around it so it stood out a bit more.

Since my photo cluster was on the bottom right of my page, I added another cluster in the top left to balance the layout out.  I used a few die cuts and also two layered bird stickers with some enamel dots and thread to finish off this cluster.

Lastly, since do everything in odd numbers, I added another small cluster of flowers and enamel dots. This seemed to bring the whole layout together.  After everything was adhered and in place, I added some black splatters and my journaling along one of the lines on the heart.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!
Be sure to head on over the the Clique on Facebook to grab this cut file along with all of the others!

Friday, December 6, 2019

Merry and Bright | Shimmerz Paints

Hello Shimmerz fans!
Nicole here and today I'm here with a 12x12 layout featuring two of my current favorite Shimmerz products: Paste-eez Puttin' On the Glitz (retired) and Dazlerz Foiled Again. I'm putting my Shimmerz focus on my back ground this week by squaring off my layout.  Here's a look at the final layout:

I created the layout using a plaid stencil with the Dazzlerz and a snowflake stencil with the Puttin on the Glitz.  The snowflakes show up better in the close ups below.  Here's a look at the background:

LOVE how this dried and showed all of the texture and shine!  After it was dry, I layered it using Heidi Swapp's holiday line.  Here are more close ups:

Once my layers were built, I went back in with Spritz Granny Grey and added some splatters.

Thanks so much for stopping by!
I hope you have been inspired!

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Clique Kits & Bad Girls Couture Holiday Blog Hop! | Giveaway Prizes!

Hi Everyone and welcome to our Clique Kits X Bad Girls Couture Holiday Blog Hop! You will definitely be inspired with the vast array of holiday projects that we have created…there is something for everyone. Grab your favorite cuppa, join the CLIQUE, and get ready to be a BAD GIRL maker as we take you on an AMAZING creative journey!

We have lots of store Gift Certificates to the Clique & Bad Girls Couture Shops…this way you can shop to your hearts content and treat yourself for Christmas! Make sure you enter by following @cliquekits & @badgirlscouture2007 and tagging a friend on Instagram!
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Today I'm sharing two art journal page and also a 12x12 scrapbook page! Be sure to stick around until the end for links to all of the supplies that I've used for both of these projects!

Let's take a look at the art journal page first!
This page showcases the awesome flexibility of Bad Girls Couture journaling pages as well as the quality of their acrylic paints...and hint hint...their Glass Bead Gel is a MUST HAVE!

I have a process video up over on my YouTube channel so you can see the entire process of how I created this! I think I'm gong to use this as a cover for a few December projects or a Document December. Have a look!

For my second project, I have a 12x12 mixed media scrapbook layout! This layout features the new Kaisercraft Peppermint Kisses line available at Clique Kits in the December In My Pocket Kit!

I also have a process of this scrapbook layout up on my YouTube channel as well! Here, take a look!

Here are direct links to all of the product that I've used in today's projects:

Thanks so much for joining me today! I hope I've inspired you to create something beautiful! If you post on social media, please remember to tag Clique Kits, Bad Girls Couture and also myself, @colebys1981!! Have a colorful week!

Thursday, November 7, 2019

"Home" 12x12 Layout | Shimmerz Paints

Hello Shimmerz Fans!
Nicole here and today I'm sharing a 12x12 layout featuring a shimmery wreath cut file in gorgeous fall Shimmerz colors! Here's a quick look at my final layout:

For this layout, I cut a wreath cut file out three times.  Each wreath was then colored with a Shimmerz color: Creameez Witches Blue (which has to be my new addiction!), Inklingz Mochachino and the third was misted with the Shimmeringz Goldie Lox! If you ever need a hit of gold sparkle, I HIGHLY recommend Goldie Lox!!! 

For my background, I prepped the entire surface with clear gesso and then added splatters of the Witches Blue, Mochachino and also Inklingz Penny 4 Your Thoughts.  I then used some of my very own designed die cuts for embellishing, along with gold Thickers!  Here are a few close ups for you:

Here is a list of the Shimmerz products that I used in today's project:
Shimmeringz Goldie Lox
Creameez Witches Blue
Inklingz Mochachino
Inklingz Penny 4 Your Thoughts

Thanks so much for joining me today! 
If you're interested in purchasing my diecuts and cut file, please visit my etsy store @colebys1981 "My Crafty Corner."

Have a crafty weekend!

Friday, September 27, 2019

There's Nobody Else 12x12 Layout | Shimmerz Paints DT

Hello Shimmerz Fans!

Nicole here and today I have a different type of layout to share with you!
For this weeks project, I'm using my Shimmerz to create my own patterned paper to create a large title with!  
I started by painting 3 sheets of 6x6 watercolor paper with Shimmerz Spritz Granny Grey, Vibez Grey Flannel and Vibez Sweet Heart. After dry, I then used the Large Jane alphabet stamp from Elle's Studio to stamp out all the letters that I needed to spell out my very large and long title. I then fussy cut all of the letters and spelled my title out.

Once I had my alphas in place, I ran them thru my sewing machine and stitched a straight line thru all the letters.  Because that took up most of the room on my page, I then had two areas left that I was able to use to add my two photos.  I embellished those photos with some bits and pieces from my stash then added two of the Shimmerz Dotz to call my layout complete! Here are a few additional close ups as well as the process video from my YouTube channel!

The Shimmerz products used on today's layout are:
Vibez Grey Flannel
Spritz Granny Grey
Vibez Sweet Heart

Thanks so much for joining me today!
I hope you had fun and got inspired!

Thursday, September 19, 2019

Sun Kissed | Free Floral File | Shimmerz Paints

Hello Shimmerz Fans!

Nicole here and today I'm squeezing in one more summery vacation layout before every project becomes fall lol!  Today, I'm creating my own cut file AND I'm sharing a process video over on my YouTube channel! I had so much fun creating these layered flowers that I just have to share it with all of you! Below are my close up photos of my completed layout, a listing of the products used in today's project, a link to my YT process video AND free file download for you to import and cut yourself in your Cricut or Silhouette software! If you don't have a cutting machine, no worries! These are easy-peasy to cut by hand! Enjoy and be sure to share over in our Facebook group!

Products used on today's project:
Inklingz Honey Do List
Inklingz Gree Goddess
Inklingz Blue Lagoon
Shimmerz Pip Pip Cherry-O
Shimmerz Sunny

...and here are you're free images to download!

Thanks so much for joining me today!
I can't wait to see what you create!


Friday, September 6, 2019

Back To The Good Stuff | Shimmerz Paints

Hello shimmery friends and happy Friday!

Nicole here and today I have a back to school layout to share with you using a few mists and and two Dazzlerz!  Before we get started, here's a quick look at my final project:

 My inspiration for this layout was a cut file that I received with my Elle's Studio monthly kit. That's the large and small apples on this project!  I created my own stencil using plain white cardstock and my Silhouette and misted the fruit part of the apple with Vibez Rose Gold Red. Once dry, I mixed together Dazzlerz in Sour Apple and Gummy Bear Blue to get the darker green and texture of the stems and leaves.  Here's a close up:

After all of the little apples were dry, I added my large apple which was a combination of Vibez Rose Gold Red and also Razzeltazzel Berry and Spritz Caribbean Sunset with a highlight of Vibez Sunset Strip. I also used the same Dazzelerz mixture for the stem and leaf.

Next, I added some splatters and used the packaging technique on the top left and bottom right of the white areas of the background for another pop of color. Lastly, I finished my project off with large Vicki Boutin stickers, two of my favorite first day of school photos and some adorable pencil stickers, enamel dots and journaling.  Here are a few additional close ups:

The Shimmerz products that I used on today's project are:
Spritz Caribbean Sunset
Vibez Sunset Strip
Bivez Razzeldazzel Berry
Vibez Rose Gold Red
Dazzlerz Sour Apple
Dazzlerz Gummy Bear Blue

Thanks so much for joining me today! I hope you had fun and have been inspired!