Wednesday, December 17, 2014

A New Look



I have been toying around with the idea of a blog update for some time now. I am not much of a computer techy person so this was not as easy as it may have seemed for me. I wanted something to reflect the person I am. I like simple, clean lines and just a touch of whimsy. I searched Etsy for pre-designed blogs and I decided on a shop call The Blog Shop. Citra was such a wonderful person to work with and she gave me exactly the type of look I was going for. I may still have a few tweeks here and there, but nothing major. I am hoping that this new look will help me want to blog more in 2015.

Ok, onto more fun stuff. Today I want to share a birthday card that I made for my sister. (Happy Birthday, Nikki!) I used deli paper and stamped it with Memento black ink. Once dried, I sprayed it with three colors of Distress Sprays and blended the colors with water. I stamped the image using black ink and colored it in using Copic markers. I added some clear Wink of Stella to the cupcake icing for a bit of sparkle. I then used the coordinating dies to cut my images out and added foam tape to the pieces for dimension.





Friday, December 12, 2014

Shine Bright

I know its been a little since I posted last, but blogging more is on my to do list for 2015. so in the meantime, I will share a few projects before the holidays that I didn't get around to posting.


Thanks for stopping by
Dani

Monday, September 1, 2014

Life Right Now

After almost a two week break from creating, I finally sat down this weekend and worked on a couple of projects. Today's layout is using the main scrapbook kit and card kit from last month's Studio Calico release. It is called Sandlot and I mixed the two kits together to create one large kit. I usually don't keep kits and add-ons separate if they are in the same collection. I also used a few of the printables from the same month and a couple of the stamps.


Thanks for stopping by!
Dani

Monday, August 11, 2014

To Be Continued

Today's layout is using the July card kit, Penny Arcade, from Studio Calico. I usually only buy kits from clubs in the months that I like them. This month, I decided to use the 6x6 papers to make a couple of layouts to show you that you don't need to buy a kit made specifically for the type of projects that you want to do.



I have used project life cards to create a mixed media layout and I have never even done a project life page. So don't feel limited by the supplies that you have. Use what you have on hand and make it work for you.

Thanks for stopping by!
Dani

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Hello Lovely

This week, for Camp Scrap, I created a layout using design lesson five. I used a border strip and placed all of my elements on top, like a shelf. I used the Brighton Pier collection from Studio Calico and pulled together this layout in under an hour. The longest part was waiting for the painted wood veneer to dry.


Thanks for looking!
Dani

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Mixed Media With Camp Scrap

Playing along with May Flaum, in Camp Scrap, but instead of doing mixed media on a canvas, I decided to do it on a layout. I used the Dear Lizzy Daydreamer collection along with playing with some gesso and neocolors. I love these watercolor crayons for use on top of gesso. The color glides around really smoothly until it dries. One tip though is to let each color dry thoroughly before you add the next so that your colors don't blend. Unless that is the look you are going for. I cut hearts out of one of the pattern papers and layered them with vellum and paper hearts that I punched out. A touch of mist and a sprinkle of enamel dots and I called it done.


Thanks for looking!
Dani

Monday, July 28, 2014

Featured Layout

I loved making this layout about my girl turning twenty. I am thrilled to have it featured today on the Studio Calico blog


Come by and check it out along with a challenge of my own.

Thanks for looking!
Dani