Saturday, February 22, 2014

Mixed Media ATCs

I am once again part of an ATC swap. For the month of February the theme was "Alice in Wonderland". This made me think of the Cheshire cat and his big, bright smile. This led me to thinking about bright, almost disturbing images...and that's where I went...
I started out with a page from the Glam Gal stack from DCWV as my background (I love the teal color). I then used a black marker and the stencil Edith & Maude from The Crafters Workshop. Once the silhouettes were done (and notice I did them all off center and slightly different from each other), I added some color with my Gelly Roll pens. I then flicked some spattered gesso onto them. The last step was adding Liquitex Opaque Flakes for some texture and...VoilĂ ! I am done! I am going to have to use those stencils more often. I really enjoyed using them :)

Monday, February 10, 2014

Back To Scrapbooking...

Between last Sunday and this past Friday I managed to bang out 5 layouts. I am very pleased with that since I really want to get back into my scrapbooking. If only there was more time to craft during the week (darn job is keeping me from crafting - lol). Here are the first 2 I started with:
You can clearly see that I used the same picture twice. That's because they are going into 2 different albums (one for each of my girls). The top one is a layout of my own design. The bottom one if a Midweek Mojo from Scrapbook Steals (Iolite #7). I used papers from To the Moon by Fancy Pants. I just thought they were fun and thought it might be nice to do something not so girly (in honor of my nephew who is surrounded by girls when all the cousins get together).

Then I did these 3 on Friday night:

For these, I used papers from some stacks I have (I will have to look them up) as well as papers I received in some swaps in the past (I do not know the makes off-hand). Oh least I can tell you that these are based off of more Scrapbook Steals mojos: Iolite #6, #4 and #1. You can see I took some liberties with them, but they are what inspired each of these layouts. These were fun to do and I was excited to get them done :)

I am also going to try my hand at a Project Life kind of style this year. We'll see how that goes...