Saturday, August 29, 2015

Stick It Down Layout

Hello Everybody!

Have you ever been so busy that you feel like you are kinda foggy?  And then you realize that you skipped something from 3 weeks ago?  LOL!  Then you know what it's like to be me!

I have been busy getting the most out of summer, prepping my classroom, and getting ready for my son to go back to school that some how I totally missed posting this layout for Stick It Down.

It's an awesome sketch and there are still a couple of days to play!

Here is my layout.  I used Candi paper brads for the background.  This is the first time I have ever used so many-and I was so happy!  The letters are from Thickers and a gift from my mom-in-law. :)

Here is the sketch:

So please design a layout and link it up.  What better way to spend the weekend!

Thank you for stopping by!  Until next time my friends...I'll be on time next month! ;)

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Time for Metallics!

Hello Everybody!

The new challenge has posted at House of Cards, and I hope you join us as we use Metallics in our cards this month.

When I first saw this as the challenge I was super excited.  What was I going to make?  There's Mynn's video and all of the fun metal things I could add to a card....And then I was overwhelmed--LOL-There are so many things I could do!

So I [finally!] settle on a metallic background called Eroded Metal from Tim Hotlz (his Chemistry 102 class and his 3rd Compendium of Curiosities book).

I learned this eroded metal technique in Tim Holtz's Chemistry 102 class but I found a video of him demonstrating this at a show.  You can see it here.

Here is how my background looked before I added anything:

I love the patina feel and the copper.  Very cool!

After layering some black inks, stamps, and the sentiment, I too this picture so that you can see that the metallic shiny is still there:

The happy birthday are Tim's Sizzix thinlets, the gears is a stencil from Clear Scraps, and the number stamps at the bottom are from 7 Gypsies.  I used Tim's Distress Paints for the technique.

Thank you for stopping by today!  There is more beautiful inspiration from our DT so be sure to see their projects.  And we can't wait to see what you make! 

I would also like to link this up to Simon Says Stamp Challenge: Anything Goes.

Until next time my friends...stay golden ;)