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Tuesday, November 24, 2020

..:: on the hunt ::..

Hello! I am up on the Pretty Little Studio Blog with this layout about catching frogs!  I am using the lovely Miss Sadie Rose collection. Here is my project:



When I saw the lovely scalloped "simply perfect" paper, I knew I needed to fussy cut it! So I did! I fussy cut a few strips, and overlapped them to create layers. Then I ended up cutting them into blocks to place on either side of my photo.


I also cut out a few flags from the Sadie flags and added one to my photo. Here are a few more close ups of my project.




This story is about my daughter searching for frogs in a pond. I love that this "tomboy" memory is captured with this feminine collection. I love the flowers and colors -- and I also love the focus of the photograph. Such a fun collection to work with!

Thank you so much for stopping by and I will see you again soon! XO o.g.

Sunday, November 22, 2020

..:: hello fall ::..

Hello Friends! I am up on the Paper Issues blog today with a layout for this weeks Scraplift Sunday! Here is my take:


And here is the original by Kat Benjamin:



I started with white card stock, and added some Distress Oxides and water to make my paint drips. I tried to match the Simple Stories Cozy Days Collection -- which is what most of the papers and embellishments are from!


I used some of the tags that were already in the collection -- from the Journal Bits and from the tag cut apart 12x12 sheet. 


I also cut some tags from pattern papers and I even cut my photos into a tag shape. To help unify all the different colors and patterns I put a white hold reinforcer on each of the tags, so they were the same. I added embroidery thread to some of the tags for pops of color.


I fussy cut some leaves out of one of the patterned papers and added those across the "white space" at the bottom of the layout. This was a fun one to make!

This was a super fun challenge! You can find this and all of our current challenges in the November Challenges album in our Facebook Group. You have plenty of time to participate. Play along until December 6, for a chance to win a gift card to the Paper Issues Store. Shop the store using the code OrangeGearle for 20% off your purchase.


Thanks for stopping by and I will see you again soon! XO o.g.

Sunday, September 27, 2020

..:: this is fall ::..

 Hi Friends! I am up on the Paper Issues blog today with this week's Scraplift Sunday!  I had so much fun making this one. Here is a look at my layout:

And here is the inspiration piece by Lacy:



As you can see, I took this super fun summer layout, and fall-ed it up! I stuck with the same basic design with just a few changes. Here are a few close ups.



I stitched around the squares, similar to the inspiration piece, but I made it messy, because that's more my style! I also added like tangled thread behind each letter.




I am using the Cocoa Vanilla Studio Daydream collection (you can still get some of it here) and some Distress Oxides (also available here). This is a look at the specific inks that I used:




I did a fun technique!  First I applied gesso to the page and then I "stamped" the ink pad right onto the page. It created an imperfect square. Then I used some water and a brush to soften the edges of the squares and blend the inks. So. Fun!




You can find this and all of our current challenges in the August Challenges album in our Facebook Group. You have plenty of time to participate. Play along until September 6, for a chance to win a gift card to the Paper Issues Store. Shop the store using the code OrangeGearle for 20% off your purchase.


Thanks for stopping by and I will see you again soon! XO o.g.