Brave Beautiful Happy// The Ink Road

Today's colorful floral layout is for The Ink Road. I started off with this beautiful paper from Illustrated Faith called She Blooms. I cut 3.5 inch strips for my layout. I then used Elated from Fine and Dandy by Dear Lizzy and once inch strips of the gold foiled speciality sheet from the Felicity collection by Pink Fresh.
I then used a floral stencil from Prima along with heavy gel and applied pink loose glitter to it while it was still wet.  I used two die sets from Tim Holts for the scribble circle and the word beautiful.  The phrases Brave and Happy are from the Crate Paper Wonder collection.
I went through and added tiny word stickers from different collection like MAMBI, Kaiser Crafts and Tim Holtz.  I added a few colorful enamel dots from my collection and added the pink crepe paper embellishment from Crate Paper Hello Love collection.  
The picture is of me on a near by park bench.  I am re doing my blog and it will be there.  My photographer was Miguel, my fiancé, with my new DSLR camera.  Its been fun taking higher quality photos to scrap with .  Here is my quick process video to see how it came together.  

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Oliver, Kobe & Zoe// The Ink Road

Today's layout is for The Ink Road.  The store has the new Pink Paislee C'est La Vie collection and I was able to play some fun products.  The patterned papers use numbers and not names, I used number 9, 11 and 4 for my layout.   
I added Heidi Swapp metallic texture pastes in gold and pink with some stencils from my stash.  I cut the hexagon shapes from a patterned paper in the collection to give more interest to the layout.  I am scrapping a cute photo of my two doxies along with  my parents dog, Oliver, on Zoe's birthday.  We managed to have them all look our way for a brief moment and captured this picture.  
So in honor of all three dogs, the title is all three of their names in a cross word puzzle kind of arrangement.  I worked perfectly using the Pink Paislee Gold Dipped Chipboard alphas.  I went around the letters with a thin sharpie pen to have them stand out more.  

I also used the acetate numbers from the ephemera pack from the C'est La Vie collection. I completed the layout with some light journaling on one of the hexagons and matted my photo on pink card stock.  I have my process video below for your viewing pleasure.  
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I simply love colorful layouts.  I cannot help myself to add as many as possible.  For this layout I started out with a lovely cut file from the Silhouette Design Store.  Its called Roses Papercut lace 12x12 ID #67045 and I cut it on American Crafts white card stock.  
My collection of mists are my favorite.  My newest to my collection are from Shimmerz Paints.  I have Sweet Heart and Cotton Candy mists.  I then added more pink with splatter of Fluorescent Pink from Daler and Rowney and I cannot forget my Heidi Swapp Color Shine in Gold.  All of these mists together, randomly achieved the look seen.  Once it was colored I matted it on a piece of paper that was apple green and it ombre to a bright blue.  I love the contrast of colors and it worked well with the photo I am scrapping.
I have been loving the latest bundle of cut files from Wilna Furstenberg's website.  These were made available in May and it was called May Flowers: A lesson on Grace.  The butterflies are all from Wilna's cut files.  I used hot glue to adhere them on top of simple white flower cut files for some contrast.  I kept the wings slightly bent to give a 3D look to the layout.
I am scrapping a lovely picture of my mom and sister at the Easter Day Parade in NYC this year.    The title "Loveliness" is from Pink Fresh Studio with silver glitter suited this layout perfectly.  I also added large bright pink splatters on top of all the butterflies.  I did my journaling in the back for this layout.  My process video is below:
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Hello//The Ink Road

Hello crafty ladies!  My layout today is for The Ink Road.  I am using the Kaiser Crafts My Year, My Story collection.  The collection kit comes with two sheets of each patterned paper along with a 12x12 sticker sheet.  This collection is unique, it seems geared towards pocket page scrapbooking because all the papers are cut aparts.  Each paper is also monochromatic, so naturally I gravitate towards pinks.  
I started off with the Rhasberry sheet and up it apart and adhered it towards in the middle.  I added clear gesso to provide some grit to my page for some mists.  I used Shimmerz mists in Cotton Candy and Sweet Heart with the packaging technique.  Once that part dried, I then did some stenciling with Dazzlers texture paste in Pucker up Pink and the Pixelated stencil from Americana.  
I allowed all these mediums to dry before continuing on.  I matted my photo of my mom and me backstage with the dancers from Kinky boots.  The doodle like ephemera is also from the My Year, my Story die cut pack.  
To add a bit more interest to the layout, I hot glued hot pink ribbon and a sheer pink one vertically to the page.  It simply added more pink and texture to the layout.  I did some light journaling and some India ink splatters to finish the layout.  It came together rather easy when you stick to one color.  
If you make a purchase at The Ink Road, use 'Evi10' at checkout for a discount.  

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Young Wild Free// Kaiser Crafts

Hello crafty friends!  I have had the pleasure to play with new products from Kaiser Crafts because I am applying for their design team.  I submitted my layout you saw early last week.  But I could not just make one with all of these fantastic products, I have made 4.  So here are my honorable mentions.  
This layout began using the 'Feathers' stencil on a piece of 12x12 cork.  Its an element featured in the Boho Dreams collection.  I used modeling paste and colored it with Kaiser Mists in Denim and Peach.  While the modeling paste is still wet, I sprinkle teal and opal loose extra fine glitter and set aside to dry.  I did this process twice to have two large feather die cuts for this layout.  I slowly cut each one out.  When I was deciding on a composition, I added an additional feather to the top right corner with mist and glitter again.  I am loving this technique.  
I could not decide between two patterned pieces of paper so I used both.  The denim paper is called Free and the coral side is called Young.  I cut the denim one on an off diagonal and covered the seam with clear gesso from Liquidtex.  Gesso primed the paper for more mix media.  I used the Peach Kaiser Mist again and the 'packaging' technique to randomly apply more color.  I also added white splatters with the White Kaiser mist.  
I wanted more ephemera elements, so I cut a few tags out from other patterned papers from the collections with some twine from my stash.  My title and tiny word stickers are from the 12x12 sticker sheets from the collection kit.   I finished off the layout with a bicycle wood veneer from Studio Calico.
I have linked my process video below so that you can view my layout come together.  
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Whatever// Pretty Patterned Paper Playground

Welcome back to Katty and my series with Pretty Patterned Paper Playground.  We are having so much fun scrapping together for this series since we both live in South Florida together.  Our challenge this month is to use negative space, aka, leave white showing.  If you know me and my style you know this never happens.   I cover my layouts with color.  I was up for the challenge this month though.  I think for my first attempt at negative space I did do pretty well.  I see plenty of white space left untouched.  
I began with my mix media and used Distress stains in Wilted Violet and Cracked Pistachio and Shimmerz mists in Cotton Candy and Sweet Heart.    I went through my collection of 6x6 paper pads and pulled anything that had pink, purple or teal.  I cut them all up into random sizes and just started layering them up under my photo.  This part took the longest amount of time.  
I added tangled thread in the same colors and then a few black and white Mambi chipboard stickers for some contrast.  The flair is from an old Clique kits.  The tiny word stickers are from Tim Holtz small chatter booklets and the 'Whatever' title is from the Documentary collection by Dear Lizzy.  
I have attached my process video for your viewing pleasure.  

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Sun Kissed// Scrap Your Heart Out YT Hop

I am so excited to celebrate National Scrapbook Day today.  I am participating in two YouTube hops this weekend.  This layout is inspired by the lovely Wilna, yet again.  I recently purchased Wilna's latest collection for May, with these gorgeous florals and butterfly illustrations.  My doxie, Zoe, recently turned 10 years old and I make a new floral collar every year to mark her birthday.  This year was huge yellow flowers.  The photo along with the floral die cut were perfect for a layout.  
I gessoed my white card stock and added a light wash of yellow watercolors to half the page.  The other half of the page I added a pastel green gelato named Kiwi.  With a little water the two colors blended in the middle.  I used my Cameo and a design from Silhouette design store, for the large white die cut flowers that I backed the printable with.  I wanted the contrast from the background.  
Once the large die pieces were attached with hot glue.  I found a few fabric florals from Prima with the same colors used in the layout.  The floral were also attached with some hot glue and an enamel dot in the center.  I added more color to the layout with the use of a butterfly from Wilna's collection as well.  I backed if with a white card stock butterfly and attached the smaller dot of hot glue in the center and bent up the wings for a 3D look.  
I finished off the layout with some ink splatters, Squeezed Orange from Dylusions and Genesis Green from Daler and Rowney.  My 36 pan watercolor set was used to add the addition pops of color hash marks around my embellishments.  The title is from a thicker pack from the Poolside collection from Crate Paper.  I finished the layout with journaling on the photo with a Zig Vellum writer.  I have my process video down below to watch it all come together.  

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2016/17 Kaiser Craft Design Team Application// Hello Adventure

Hello my crafty friends!  I have been given the opportunity to try out for the Kaiser Craft design team.  I was thrilled to receive the invite and participate in Round 2.  Kaiser Craft graciously sent new products to design with and showcase one's work.  The collection is called 'Boho Dreams' and its beautiful with denim blues and lovely corals.  The collections also includes cork elements and corrugated kraft card stock. 
I began this layout with the black and white feather printed patterned paper called Feathers.  I wanted to simply use a 6 inch strip for the center of my white card stock.  My favorite technique lately, is using soft gel with stencils and then applying glitter while it is still wet.  I did this technique here using the Feathers stencil from the collection.  I used blue, teal and gold loose glitter to achieve this effect.  Allow ample drying time for the gel to set.  
Once dried, I wanted to utilize the denim and peach Kaiser Mists for the collection.  I love using the 'packaging' technique but decided to used a one inch flat watercolor brush and did a light wash with the mist poured out into a palette well.  I added water when needed to have the color blend more and fade out.  I also used the mists and colored in the feathers on the patterned paper. 
I am scrapping a photo of my male doxie, Kobe, in an oversized blue bow tie.  The photo was taken when I first rescued him and I thought the color of the bow would work well with the colors in this collection, so I printed it in color.  I matted the photo on white tissue paper, kraft paper and then a coral paper from the collection to have the photo stand out.  I selected a few pieces from the ephemera pack to add more interest to the layout. 
The collection featured cork pieces, and I happen to have these word stickers in cork sitting on my desk.  I believe these were from the Journey's collection from Crate Paper.  These two words made the perfect title for my layout.  Its been an adventure adding a new member to the family and he is a spunky spirited doxie that gets into some trouble around the house.  For added detail, I added the stamped arrow from the stamp set in the 'Boho Dreams' set.  The stamp set comes with a few sentiments as well.  I have linked my process video for this layout so you can see it all come together.  

Products used:
Feathers Patterned Paper
Feathers Stencil
Soft Gel
Extra Fine Glitter in Paradise, Peacock and Gold
Die Cuts from Boho Dreams Ephemera
Kaiser Mists in Denim and Peach
Boho Dreams Stamp Set
Cork Thinkers from Crate Paper

Having the whole collection to play with for the last week inspired me to create more.  Here are a few honorable mentions using other elements in the collection.  Process videos for there will come soon.  

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Florida Vacations// The Ink Road DT

Hello lovely ladies.  Today's layout is for The Ink Road.  I had so much fun playing with the Summer Vibes collection from Simple Stories last week, that I had to use the collection again.  I did a wonderful weaving layout last week and this week I thought I would do many many layers of paper.  I am scrapping a picture of my sister when she visited Florida this year.  
So I first started out with doing a light wash of yellow watercolors and let it dried.  Once I dried,  I added some Dazzler's from Shimmerz Paints in Coral Me with a stencil of bubbles from Dylusions.  The Dazzlers takes awhile to dry.  Once it is dried it has a beautiful shimmer to it .
I have the entire kit from Simple Stories and it includes alphas and stickers that coordinates with the paper collection.  I cut all the papers up into manageable pieces and just started layering and tucking pieces behind the photo.  The layers got thick and its like a little mound of paper but it shows off the collection.  The 'vacation' thicker is from the Poolside collection from last year.  I put it on some foam to have it raised off the page.  
The tiny word sticker craze is still going.  I used a majority of the tiny phrases with the sticker sheet.  I did not want to use the stickers with different icons as it would have distracted from the focal point of the layout.  I added some tangled thread at opposite corners and matted the layout on a sunset patterned paper from the kit.  If you want to get ahold of the Summer Vibes collection visit The Ink Road and use 'Evi10' at checkout for a discount on your purchase.  Happy scrapping.  

Hello// The Crafty Maven Getaway

Hello scrappy friends!  I am on Scrap Lift Saturday for the Crafty Maven Getaway.  I came across this wonderful layout by Paige Evans on Instagram and thought it was worthy to scrap lift.  It reminded me of my lift from Missy except using hearts instead of circles.  So I thought I would give it a whirl.  
I cut all the hearts our first on my Cameo.  Once they were off the cutting mat I counted out 40.  That is the number needed to re create this layout.  Then using this weeks mood board, I painted them randomly with a few different sized paint brushes.  I let this layer dry before adding the gold splatters.  
I added black outlines, dots and doodles on some of the hearts for an added details.  Now I did try to add these multi colored hearts to a white piece of card stock and embrace the negative space but, I just thought it was so plain to me.  I did not like all the negative space so with the left over paint used to brush the hearts I added to the background.  What can I say, I love color.  
I have attached my process video so that you may watch the process.  
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Beautiful Smiles// Pretty Patterned Paper Playground/ Scrap lift Challenge

The Pretty Patterned Paper Playground is a series Katty Miranda and I have started together.  We live an hour apart from each other so we like to get together and scrap.  We made a Facebook group for everyone to come and share their work.  For this layout we wanted to scrap lift the lovely Missy Whiden on YouTube.  This technique was fun and easy to do for a "control" mixed media effect.  This technique is wonderful for those scrappers just starting out in mixed media.  This was Missy's layout.

She did this layout a while ago on her channel.  She, and I, started out with a scrap piece of card stock and randomly started adding mists, splatters, inks and paints.  The randomness lets you achieve color blending and effects that cannot be achieved without intuitive nature of this technique.  I let layers dry before adding more on top.  I even went in with stamps with stitching effects and music notes for added interest to the paper.  When this scrap of paper with all your colors was dried, simply use a circle punch and cut it up.  To me, the paper resembled the galaxy with stars.

I arranged them in the exact same way as she did.  I added strips of patterned paper to the side of the layout like book ends.  I added black round dies from an old Heidi Swapp collection in my stash with some pop dots.  The Tim Holtz conversation tiny word stickers were also added from my stash.  
I scrapped a picture I took with my mom when she came over to my coast of Florida and had tickets to see Kinky Boots.  At the event, they had a step and repeat carpet area and was able to take a selfie with my mom.  It is a lovely memory to hold onto.  Here is my process video so that you can watch this technique being done.  Hope you enjoy.
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Good afternoon everyone.  Thank you for stopping by.  I have a very bright and colorful layout for you today.  My grandma turned 86 years old and we had a huge family party with a Mariachi band and all.  We managed to get a majority of us together for this photo.  I think it was an absolute priceless moment.  This layout was made for Art Party Friday on The Crafty Maven Getaway channel on YouTube.  I love being on Art Party Friday's because sky's the limit with my mixed media on the background.  So.... I added tons of paint colors with a one inch flat brush and had some of the colors blend together.  
 The large ephemera with all the hearts is from Wilna's shop and was  included in a recent online workshop I took with her.  I was able to enhance the hearts by adding more from the Hello Love chipboard sheet.  
My title came easily once I choose the gold foil script phrase thickers called Wildflower.  I added the second gold font to add more interest to the layout.  Those were Desktop by Dear Lizzy.  The strip of washi tape with the gold foil hearts is from my stash.  
Finished off the layout with black paint splatters and some light journaling.  I also matted the layout on a colorful patterned paper from The It Factory paper pad from We are Memory Keepers.  You can watch my process here:
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