Happy July my crafty followers!!! Can you believe it's July already?!? Christmas and New Year will be here before you know it... Better get started on the Christmas cards!! Hahaha!!!
Well, I am VERY excited to bring to you today some FAB-U-LOUS projects I've been working on. I can only share two of them today as the others are not fully done yet... And I wouldn't want to bore you any how!!!
Say it Loud with Heidi Swapp "Sugar Chic" Line
So, I've got a secret to tell you... I have a fascination with Heidi Swapp!!! And I don't know anything about her!!! Just that I am IN LOVE with her whole line of papers and embellies!!!! These papers worked wonders for my sister's Senior Year album but I decided to put them to use again for my "Make It Loud" challenge over at Colorful Creations. I also used the July 1st sketch from 2 Broke Girls, and combined this with the "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun" Blog Hop at Frosted Designs. The theme is girly... so girly it is!!!!
This is a photo of me and my babies at Sea World earlier this year... Here is the sketch:
And my page:
Is that LOUD or what?!?!? I had sooooo much fun playing with this one!!!
I started by laying down my background papers... and yes, I combined patterns and colors with no guilt!!!! Then, I cut a nine inch circle from chipboard, cut several strips of the black and white patterned paper, and used mod-podge to adhere it down all the way around the circle. I also added zebra-stripe rhinestones around the circle, as well as liquid pearls. It's not just loud... It's busy too!!!! Hahaha!!! I outlined everything with a large Black Sharpie, cut various embellies from the paper line, added some liquid pearls around the page, and voila... A page that screams "Look at me" from a block on Google images!!! Hahahaha!!!!
Tim Holtz Style Faux Metal Tag
Okay gang... This is one of my ALL TIME FAVS!!!!! I saw this technique on the Tim Holtz blog several months ago and bought the foil tape, but never got around to trying it out. I sometimes make tags for my husband that he uses as bookmarks and thought this would be a PERFECT time to put it to use!! Here's the finished tag:
I started by cutting several strips of Ranger Foil Tape, in various sizes and not straight by any means. I laid them down, overlapping in areas, and went to work! I used a ball point pen to create the faux rivets on the "seams". Then, I covered the whole tag with various alcohol inks until it got pretty dark. I sanded off most of the color, but leaving enough to see it there. I added some gears cut from Grungepaper and the "Sprokets" Sizzix die, and tons of Tim Holtz embellies. I've had a lot of fun playing with the photo tape lately, so it's only natural that I would add it here!!!!
I finished it with metal gears, spinners, "word" trinkets, and crinkle ribbon. Like I said... This is one of my FAVS!!!!! I absolutely LOVE the finished product!!!!
I will have some more wonderful ideas to share soon... So don't go far!!!
Well gang... Thanks sooo much for stopping in!!! Have a LUCKY day :-)