Monday, October 10, 2016

..:: crazy sock day ::..

It's time again to get out the mixed media materials for Mix It Up Monday over on the Paper Issues Blog!  The challenge this month: use stencils. If you are someone that has never used stencils before, just use them! If stencils are something that you do use, try using them in a different way. A few examples might be: use a stencil you make from a cut file, use mist, use acrylic paint, use water colors, use stamping ink, use texture paste, use the negative of the stencil, use the stencil as a stamp, etc.  Here's my take on the challenge:

I used stencils and ink pads for this layout! Here are a few close ups:

And finally I did create a short video of the technique I used, if that suits your fancy.

I hope you play along with us this month! Grab those stencils and get busy!

Friday, October 7, 2016

..:: just a boy ::..

Just a boy and his dogs making dreams together.  That's a long title, but I love it. I'm playing along with the Pawsitively Pets challenge at Paper Issues. The challenge is to use more than one kind of alpha/font.  I used (kinda) 4: alpha stickers, two different cut files/fonts, and a phrase strip! This layout of my grandson and his two puppies sleeping met Crate Paper's Cool Kid collection and I love the outcome!

Yep, that's a shaker. As soon as I saw the star sequins in this collection I knew I had to make a shaker!

Almost always....a bit of flair from {aflairforbuttons}.  Here's a little bit closer up look at all that stitching.

Crate Paper has done it again with this collection. I simply love them. Grab some here, or any other paper needs and use the code 'orangegearle' for 20% off your purchase.

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

..:: awesome colors ::..

It's a product spotlight over on the Paper Issues blog today, and I got to play along! Today we are highlighting Pink Paislee's Take Me Away by Paige Taylor Evans.

My daughter is loving the sidewalk chalk this year, and these photos worked perfectly with this collection. You can grab it here along with any other paper needs. :-)  Use the code 'orangegearle' for 20% off your purchase.