Monday, May 25, 2015

May 25, 2015


"American Hero"

Greetings all Kathleen here to present to you "American Hero".  Memorial Day; a day to remember all of those who have served and are serving in the armed forces to protect and defend our liberties and freedoms.  With this in mind I decided to do a layout of my son's grandfather who severed and fought as a helicopter pilot in the Army.  I wanted to showcase more on the side of what our service member see and endure while defending our country.





Tips and techniques: 


I like making my own molding paste because it is quick and easy and affordable.
Recipe
1/4 cup baby powder
2 tablespoons white acrylic paint
mix these three ingredients in a small container which has a lid for storing.  If needed add a few drops of water to thin it out if it appears to thick.



After applying my mask and first round of paints and allowing it to dry I apply a liberal amount of Helmar Craft & Hobby PVA glue to the back of the paper.  Then flip it over and adhere to your base paper.   Rough up the edges and it's ok if small tears happen.

Now begin my layering with strips of paper torn to look like mountain landscape.  I run a piece of paper from an old dictionary down the center then layer in a few tags. It's time now to get out those stamps and have fun stamping around the perimeter of your design.  I even use a winter icicle stamp upside down!  

Last step is to secure my chipboard pieces in place.  To give these chippies a grunge look I painted them first with Shimmerz Coloringz Chocolate Brownie the spot painted the with Shimmerz Vibez Egg Noggin.  I used Helmar Acid Free glue to secure the last pieces in place.


Thank you for stopping by the Helmar blog today, I hope you will give Helmar Craft& Hobby PVA glue and Helmar Acid Free glue a try on your next project!  Please stop by my blog Talking Papers for a visit.

I wish you a safe and memorable Memorial Day Weekend.  May your creativity take flight!

Items use:
Craft & Hobby PVA Glue 4.23 fl.oz.Acid Free glue 8.45 fl.oz.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

It's your day!



It's your day!

 I created this fun layout in celebration of Scrap Around The World's second birthday.  Wow, can you believe it has been two years already.  I love this challenge site!  I can always find inspiration with their fabulous moodboards and exceptionally talented design team.

 I was lured in by the words and all of that pink and those awesome dot textured heels!

 I used a polka dot stencil and masking paste then came back with some lovely pink paint mists to create a bubble trail.  Then lots of layering and die cuts.  Tons of flowers to build the perfect throne for the birthday girl.  I know, she turned one not two.  I could find an older picture of her that was as cute as this one.

 The papers are from the fabulous Authentique "Wishes" collection.

 Here are a few close ups.



  Thank you for stopping by today.  I always enjoy your visits!


Papers by Authentique
Chipboard pieces by Creative Embellishments
cupcake resins by Jolees
flowers from my stash
paints by:  Lindy's Sunset Pink, Shimmerz Cotton Candy, Dylusions White Linen


Thursday, May 14, 2015

Blue Eyes



Blue Eyes

I just couldn't wait to play with my new Lindy's Stamp Gang paints and embossing colors.
I took this picture of my daughter at Christmas.  She received this gorgeous pashmina and wrapped it around herself revealing only her eyes.

Background colors
Clam Bake Beige
 Ocean Breeze Blue
Hydrangea Blue
Frenchy's Pink Pouf





 Frosted Designs Friday challenge is to add sewing to your project.  Here I created a frame for my project by sewing a seam all the way around the paper.  I hope you will join us. 

 Here is a close up of the Creative Embellishment flourish frame and letter chippies I embossed with May challenge colors at Lindy's

 I used two different stencils then came back with Lindy's paints.  Then I stamped with Graphic 45 Bird Song flower and Creative Embellishment Distress crackle stamps.  Finishing with some flowers and gem stones.
I hope you have enjoyed your visit.


Craft Stamper Magazine
May Challenge:
'Take A Stamp' 
Anything Goes


Scrap it Girl  sewing or stitching

Kafe Scrapo Mama Texture and the color blue


Lindy's Stamp Gang Color challenge
I used all of these colors plus the embossing colors as well.
May challenge colors

  Embossing Powder Spray
Hollyhock Scarlet Plum Frenchy's Pink Pouf
Silver Moon Turquoise Silent Night Silver
Morning Glory Azure Ocean Breeze Blue
Hydrangea Blue Mauve Hydrangea Blue
Golden Angel Wings Clam Bake Beige 


Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Once Upon a Time



Once Upon A Time










It was a fun weekend being able to just relax and create.  This layout was inspire by 


 

 


Saturday, May 2, 2015

Twinkle, Twinkle



Twinkle, Twinkle

Mother's Day is just around the corner! Kathleen here with you again with a very special project.  Being a first time grandmother I am always buying my grandson books even though he is far to young to read!  So, I thought it would be nice to make an over-sized book mark for my daughter-in-law this mother's day.

Over-sized book mark


This project is perfect for any of those 8x8 paper pad collections you may have.  I used this sweet Graphic 45 Mother Goose collection.  The packaging from the ornate metal label holder was a perfect  template for the base of the book mark.

Acid Free Glue 1.7 fl.oz.

1. I traced and cut out two 8x4" pieces (Twinkle Little Star, and the back of the pad).  I glued these two pieces together with Helmar Professional Acid Free Glue.  You want a nice sturdy book mark that can stand the test of time with young fingers!

2. Next I cut out the rest of the bits and pieces I would need.  
Playful Postage 1/2"x4" and 1"x4" strips of the checkered side(I used a Martha Steward punch on this piece), flower border and twinkle, twinkle saying on the other side.  Sunshine stripe 2 1/1x4"  strip.  Fussy cut various flowers from the Ring Around the Rosies paper.  Finally a large postage stamp from the Story time paper and a large post card of your choosing.


3. Using a corner punch round all the bottom pieces.  You will have already done this step with the base of the BM.  The top checker piece will also require the corner punch to fit nicely in the curves of the BM.  Now I simply started layering the bits and pieces on the front side.  I found a bit of lace which I tucked into the pocket where the small postage stamp peeps out.

Gemstone Glue 4.23 fl.oz.

4.  Now on to the glam!  In my stash I found these adorable stars by Creative Embellishments. They were lightly painted with Shimmerz Inklingz Meet Me @ Sunset yellow.  To top them  top them off I used Helmar Gemstone Glue to adhere these coral dots.  I don't about you but I find that unless I use a really good glue these gem will fall off your projects! Diamond gems are scattered around the stars to give a twinkle to the book mark.




I wish all you moms and moms to be a bright and happy Mother's Day.

Helmar products used:


  Helmar Gemstone Glue  


Papers
Graphic 45 Mother Goose collection 8x8

Embellishments
Creative Embellishments  wood veneer stars
stash items:  flowers, brad, lace, black doily, gems
Shimmerz Inklingz Meet me @ Sunset


Off the Rails Scrapbooking



Studio 75

I used Shimmerz Inklings on the stars

Friday, April 24, 2015

April 24, 2015



Kathleen here hoping everyone is having is enjoying the beautiful spring weather! 

  Today I have a layout I created for C.S.I.'s new challenge #162.  Creative Embellishments is a major sponsor for C.S.I. this month,  so all of our design team gals from Creative Embellishments have been guest designing for them.


I actually created this layout several years ago thinking I would go through my pictures and find one to match. But, I got side tracked and the layout eventually landed in a pile of papers and filed away. So, when this challenge came up I went through my papers and found this layout amongst them.  Perfect!! and score!!  My daughter and I had been to a Chinese cultural fair and they had a photo booth.  Now I have the perfect pictures. 


The film strip was spray with Art Anthology black paint.  For the words and flourish I used black embossing powder.  The out of this world frame was painted white then stamped with Distressed Crackle Stamp.
The background received a light coat of gesso then random areas of polka dot masking finished by splatterings of white paint.  Then I came back with the Distressed Checkers and Distressed Script Stamp.
I hope this has inspired you to give our challenge here at Creative Embellishments a go as well as the CSI challenges!

Embellishments