Menu Monday will return in two weeks. We are currently living on fast food and frozen pizza in anticipation of the move. Check back on June 17th for a new weekly menu.
Welcome to Day 2 of the PaperHaus Spring Summer Blog Hop! We are so excited that you are hopping along with us today. We are celebrating the release of the Summer Issue of PaperHaus Magazine! There is SO much inspiration, techniques, projects, and exclusive artist interviews inside! Not only that but it’s an issue filled with amazing Mixed Media projects from people from all over the world! We hope you enjoy flipping through the pages as much as we enjoyed putting it together for you! Below is the link to the summer issue, simply click on the cover to go there now! BUT Come back as we want to show you some amazing Summer projects!
If this is your first stop please head to the PaperHaus Blog and start at the beginning to see all the beautiful projects.
Welcome back! We hope you were inspired, and here is some more inspiration too! Our Summer Delight event is all about fun summer days filled with scrapbooking and crafting! We want to share with you what we have made! Every day on the PaperHaus Blog there will be amazing inspiration and tutorials so be sure to stop on by everyday in June!
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I have created this sweet little mixed media piece for you today.
It all started with the quote from one of my favorite songs, I Hope you Dance by Lee Ann Womack. I wanted to make something special for my little M. We are moving in just a few weeks and her new room will need some new decor.
I am not normally a mixed media girl, but I wanted to give it a go.
I started with one of my 6×6 paper pads, a random piece of cardboard and my favorite Golden Gesso. I covered the cardboard with a thick layer of gesso.
Next I chose my favorite patterned papers and and started randomly cutting them into shapes.
Then I added the pieces to my cardboard and covered with matte modge podge until I was satisfied with my layering. I then let it dry, and covered it with a thin layer of gesso to tone down the paper. I used a wet paper towel while it was still damp and wiped away some of the gesso to reveal the paper underneath.
Now it’s time to get messy! I made some cardstock stencils with my Silhouette and layered them onto my project. I used Clay and Shine Studio Calico Mr Huey to add the stencil layers.
While that was drying, I decided to paper piece together a little girl that resembles my M. I used the same papers from the base of the piece, but didn’t ton them down and added some Black Soot Distress ink to the edges.
Now, I turn my attention to the quote title. I wanted to make it partially handcut and partially script from my Silhouette. I know that I want to make the Wonder from the same patterned paper that I used for the girl’s hair because I have not used it anywhere else on the piece. So I reversed the image in my silhouette software and then used the sketch function to add it to the back of the patterned paper. I then hand cut it.
I adhered the title and was all done!
Here is our blog hop list.
1. PaperHaus Magazine www.thepaperhaus.com
2. Jodi Baune - RAK http://dancingintherainjb.blogspot.com/
3. Heather Leopard – RAK http://thespottedleopard.blogspot.com/
4. Katrina Hunt www.paperscissorsandglue.blogspot.com
5. Melissa Gener www.missygener.com
6. Corri Garza -RAK – www.buglvr.blogspot.com
7. Lizzie Sanchez www.ohsnaplizzie.com
8. AUTHENTIQUE - http://blog.authentiquepaper.com
You will be hopping over to Corrie’s Blog next.
This month I have a special article of Top Ten Mixed Media Products that every crafter needs. I also have a new sketch that 5 talented scrappers used to create their layouts.
You can read the entire magazine online and free! Just click on the link above or click directly on the cover photo. Be sure to stop back in tomorrow for a blog hop and a chance to win a special RAK from me!
Happy reading and Happy Saturday.
Hold the presses, I actually made a scrapbook page! Seriously with all the big changes around here lately, scrapping has certainly taken a bit of a back seat. Here is a look at how the page turned out.
Supplies: Patterned Paper, Tape Sheet, Diecuts, Stickers (Crate Paper Maggie Holmes Collection), Letter Stickers (Jillibean Soup), Font (Calibri), Heart Sticker (Studio Calico Darling Dear), Cardstock (Bazzil Basic Paper) Enamel Dots (My Mind's Eye The Sweetest Thing Collection) Patterned Paper (Basic Grey Basics Collection), Adhesive (3M, American Crafts Pop Dots), Date Stamp (American Crafts), Ink (Momento), Punch (EK Success)
I have wanted to, for a very long time create a layout with a large quote as the title of my page. After I took this photo on Mother's Day and it was so imperfect and blurry, I knew that this quote would be the just the thing to make this page complete. I used the Maggie Holmes Tape sheet behind the quote and popped it up on some pop dots.
I don't typically share my older layouts. For one, it's not a relection of my current style and often the supplies and no longer available. I don't like to show something that a reader can no longer purchase. Today I am making an exception. This is a layout I made almost 4 years ago and never shared. I don't know why I didn't, because the design is not bad. But, perhaps I was saving it until I was ready to put into words my feelings about this story.
When I started scrapbooking, I wanted to scrap all events and made very little attempt to tell a meaningful story. This layout is really the first one I made that told a really story. With Mother's Day just last weekend, it's an important one to me. It tells about my early struggles as a young mother and how I really didn't not become Mama until I went through these trials. I often tell my M that she is the reason that I am a Mama. She doesn't fully understand what that means, I a doubt she will until she has babies of her own. Now, obviously she is my first born, but that's not the reason. She taught me patience, that I never knew I posessed, a calm kindness that I didn't think I could muster and I love that broke my heart. Before her, I did know that you could love so much it hurt, that another life would become infinitely more important than your own, and that you would do anything to protect this life.
So thank you, my beautiful little girl, for all those gifts that you gave me the day you took your first breath and that you continue to give me every day of my life. I love you to the moon and back.
Happy Belated Mother's Day to all Mamas.