Shabby Peonies

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

That Smile ~ 12" X 12" Tropical Punch Kaisercraft Layout

This little girl is the apple of her Nana's eye! And when she flashes me that smile, I just melt into a puddle.

For my background I chose Sunny, a sheet from the Tropical Punch collection. I used a Rebekah Meier 6"X 6" stencil by TCW to add a little texture. Next I spritzed a square doily with some Lindy's Flat Fabio sprays in Tilt-a-Wheel-Teal and Plumeria Pink, with just a touch of  Shimmerz Pop Art Pink.

I matted the doily with the Fun Times print from the collection and edged with some Martha Stewart punches and placed it diagonally opposite the doily. I cut into the Cocktail print with a Floral Oval Spellbinders die to mat the Prima Invild Bolme Shabby Chic Treasures resin frame that I glittered with some Frosted Lace Stickles. I placed a tiny resin flower to accentuate the bottom of the frame.

At the bottom right of the layout, I added a few sticker elements from the coordinating Tropical Punch sticker sheet, including some of the flowers that I fussy-cut and tucked in beneath my flower cluster of several different Prima collections, including Free Spirit and Cigar Box. A few snippets of dangling lace trim were also tucked in for added dimension and texture to the overall piece.

Playing with this Tropical collection has been a fun and welcome break to this cold and harsh crux of winter.


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Sunday, January 18, 2015

Milk Bubbles ~ Kaisercraft Tropical Punch 12" X 12" Layout

My camera is always at hand when my granddaughter visits and there was no way I could resist her blowing bubbles in her tall glass of fresh milk, especially when she told me that her mamma didn't let her blow bubbles at home...of course everyone knows that anything (well, almost anything) goes at Nana's house.

I always look forward to receiving my monthly Limited Edition kit, and this month's kit with Kaisercraft's colorful Tropical Punch collection was the perfect choice for this layout, so I decided to give the monthly challenge over at My Creative Sketches once again.

Following the layout I matted the photo with the Pineapple and Orange Dotted prints and framed them with staggered strips from the Bubbles sheet.  A Top Note die cut shape from the Sunny pattern protrudes from the left side on top of the photo with a tiny tag tucked in behind, and a piece of doily border from the coordinating sticker sheet tops the left side of the photo.

I created bubbles with a photo and three different prints from the paper collection to sit above my "Milk Bubbles" title in glittery SoirĂ©e Dear Lizzy thickers.

Behind a cluster of Prima flowers from the Free Spirit and Divine collections and a couple of tiny orange mulberry and tulle flowers I tucked in a few beaded strands in coordinating colors.

Beneath the photo I painted a Dear Lizzy watercolor word "Love this" with some Ranger's Perfect Pearls in the Bubblegum color. And finally, the bottom strip was stenciled with some Victorian Velvet Tim Holtz Distress Ink and the Chevron Mister Huey mask by Studio Calico that was included in this month's kit.

I almost feel like a kid again when I get to create a fun layout with such a vibrant and vivid paper collection like Tropical Punch, I hope you enjoy it too!

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Silly Face

To showcase my granddaughter sunny disposition I waned to take some pictures of her sitting on a bench near a bouquet of lovely blooms but I couldn't get her to be serious long enough so I decided to 'go with it' and have her make silly faces for the camera!

As a background for my 12" X 12" layout I used a sheet called Caffeine Fix from the Prima Coffee Break collection that I sprayed (Shimmerz Pop Art Pink, Lindy's Flat Fabio Tilt-a-Wheel-Teal), splattered  and randomly painted with Shimmerz  Frosty Got The Blues, Under The Sea, Blue By You(Shimmerz, Blingz, Pearlz), white acrylic paint, stenciled with a Memory Box stencil with texture paste, and stamped with a coordinating Coffee Break clear acrylic stamp. Then I layered some strips of Ride and Hopper papers from the American Crafts Shimelle collection.

Sweeping down the right side of the layout I placed a piece of lace at the top corner of the first photo, a Bo Bunny Kraft Wood Shape flourish, some Webster's Pages lettering, a couple of Coffee Break journaling cards and ephemera pieces downward to the bottom corner where a lovely cluster of pink flowers were placed with tiny pieces of lace trim and doodad flowers were tucked around the cluster.

Moving back upward to the left side of the layout I used another wooden flourish, a pink crocheted doily cut in half topped with a couple of blingie gems and acrylic flowers are nestled against a wooden frame topped with  tiny spoon and cup charms, more lace trim and a couple more Prima
flowers and tiny clay rose.