31 October 2014

Happy Halloween!


I made this banner with my kids. Don't forget to take a look at the Frosted Designs blog for more Halloween inspiration!
 Stickles Glitter Glue - Frosted Lace 
Tools: dies by Quickuts

24 October 2014

Mixed-media products in a clean way...


Hello everybody!

Today's challenge on the Frosted Designs blog is to use mixed-media products in any style you want...Even if like me, you're not a messy scrapbooker, why not giving it a try?

Here is the card I created, using some "Magicals" mixed with water as spray ink:

mixed media products in a clan way
Products from the store:

Don't forget to look at what other member's of the Design Team created for this challenge on the Frosted Designs blog!

19 October 2014

Using stamps to match a collection's leftovers


Hello everybody!

Have you ever kept scraps from a collection that you loved, but without using it because you had not enough left? Or have you ever sighed after your unused stamps and inks, without ideas about how to use it on your projects?
Then, these ideas are for you!

I love to match stamps with leftovers, because it helps me to stretch a collection's scraps (I usually only buy a few sheets from a collection) AND it makes me to finally use my inks and stamps...  I should do it more often!

I usually start with a multicolored pattern from the collection, and I look for inks with this color palette. Then, I look for stamps that match well (here, flowers and leaves were a good option)

The easiest way is to use a small stamp several times on a strip, like I did with the dark blue flower on the card below. (I also used watercolor pencils to color it).


Or you can of course stamp a larger piece! On my layout, I chose to stamp on a cream paper with a very subtle pattern (it's almost a solid color). I started by the biggest stamp and finished with the smaller ones to fill the spaces.
I used the september sketch from the free digital magazine CREATE.

Here is a close-up pf my homemade patterned paper:

Finally, I also used my stamps to embellish my layouts: I stamped, colored the white stamps with alcohol markers and fussy cut them...

16 October 2014

Pinwheels in another way


Today on Scrap Your Scraps blog, Sandi shared an awesome tutorial to make pinwheels in another way. I didn't know it and I decided to give it a try: it's so easy! It's really great for using scraps...

pinwheels with scraps
Supplies: Patterned papers by Webster's Pages - Tools: alphabet die by Quickutz - Stamps by Florileges Designs - Other: brads
 And a close-up of the pinwheels:

pinwheels with scraps

Tip: I wanted more dimension for my photo block, but I didn't want to use all my 3D adhesive! So I cut and glue some craft foam... Cheap and perfect!