Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Remember When

"Remember When"

Well Autumn is in full swing and soon the leaves will display their brilliant colorful foliage to marvel and delight us.
Moms are happy that school is back in session freeing up a moment or two to sit at the craft table and let those creative juices flow!
This is my dad in his younger days.  I really didn't want to adhere anything to the picture so the top frame is put in place with just a couple of gel dots.  This is why you see the shadow on the picture.

7Dots Studio's challenge this month is all about Steampunk.
This month we would like to encourage you to create any Steampunk project. According to Wikipedia: “Steampunk is a subgenre of science fiction or science fantasy that incorporates technology and aesthetic designs inspired by 19th-century industrial steam-powered machinery.”
September 2016 challenge
Gears and old time technology are the theme in my layout.  The colors I incorporated give it a sci fi feel I think.
I used 7 dots Studio-Yuletide collection-Sugar Plum
Domestic Goddess 6x12 Alpha Stickers
Lost and Found 6x12 Word Stickers

I love using 7 Dots Studio products.  I used a paper with a neutral background to balance all of the different color paints and masks.

For this layout I first applied my mists beginning with the blues one on top of the other blending them as they dried.  Next I came back with my yellow, copper and white making bold splashes ending with more petite splashes in blues.  This was followed by randomly applying orange modeling paste with a script mask.

Here you can see close ups of some of the many stamps I used in creating my background.
The feel of Autumn abounds in this layout.
 Lindy's Stamp Gang Products used
Thank you for stopping by and taking a peek.  Your kind words are always appreciated.  Happy Crafting!

Monday, October 3, 2016

October challenges


Do you believe in Magic?  Autumn is such a magical time of year.  A time of "change" and delight. The days grow shorter and cooler and nature puts on brilliant show before tucking in for a long winter's nap.
The thing I love about LSG products like the ones listed below is that you can dip your paint brush to the bottom and scoop up the simmer layer as a new color to use in your design.  Then shake the bottle to combine the starburst for a whole new color. This is how I achieved the background splashes and the graduated colors on the feathers.
I was inspired by the branch and spider webs
Products used
Blazing Sun here
Clam Bake Beige here
Cattail Copper Brown here
I was inspired by the pumpkin which can be seen peeking out under the fall leaf.
I used

Ombre and the word "Change"
shades of brown as on the feathers and from the owl branch down through the fall flowers

Thank you for stopping by and taking a peek.  Your comments are always welcome. 

Friday, September 9, 2016

Fall Delight


Greetings very one, Kathleen White here with you today.  Thanks for stopping by the blog.  Today I have a new fall themed layout I would like to share with you using 7Dots Studio paper from their winter collection Yuletide.  I love this collection for its designs and versatility.  The colors are vibrant and moody which transcend the seasons.
For my layout today I have used the "Mistletoe"  from the Yuletide collection as my background.

For this layout I used:
LSG Danny Zuko's Denim here
LSG  Red Hot Poker Orange here
LSG Ponderosa Pines Olive here
LSG Blazing Sun here

For the background on this layout I began by using Tim Holtz Doily stencil and modeling paste.  Using LSG mists I came back in using a paint brush and randomly applied my colors till I was satisfied with the final results. Now I started building my centerpiece to frame my picture using 7 dots Studio " Illumination 6x6"  sheets the gray side and using a punch to create a doily edge.   Using corrugated cardboard I tore off sections then and centered them on three sides.  Then finishing it off with a scrap piece of rust cardstock.

 CCB September 2016 Challenge

 It is hard to believe summer will soon end.  I don't know about you but I  personally love fall and look forward to cooler days, falling leaves and long hikes in the woods.  So it is fare to" say I "delight" in the autumn season.

I selected the recipe challenge
1. tags
  2. flares
     3. flowers
 4. mists

I found a set of old black decals in my stash which are perfect to show off those beautiful colors.



 Thank you for stopping your visits are always welcome. 

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Thoughts of You


Thoughts of You

I would like to thank a very lovely commenter for suggesting that perhaps another picture would enhance this layout more than the one I had originally chosen.  She was right.  Thank you Di for your expert eye. So I decided to make this into a flip book to show my girls then and now.

This is my first time entering a Prima Build a Page sketch.  I used Prima; Mechanical, Micro Beads Berry.
My inspiration began with More than Words challenge this month using circles and the word Friend.
This is a picture of my daughters when they were young.  Though they now live far apart they still remain close friends.  The main circle are clocks which signify the passing of time.

I loved the idea of incorporating metallic colors to this layout as challenged by 7 Dots Studios .  I began by using
7 dots Studio Cold Country papers.  I used gold mica flakes which cascade down and over the page like rays of sunshine.
August 2016 challenge

I used from this color challenge

Thank you for stopping by and taking a peek.  You kind words are always appreciated.
Products used:
7 dots Studio;  Cold Country, As it was before,
Lost and Found 6x12 stickers
Illuminations 6x6 pad
Lindy's Stamp Gang;  Ponderosa Pines Olive, Silent Night Silver, Autumn Maple Crimson
Cattail Copper Brown, Hollyhock Scarlet Plum embossing powder
Prima; Mechanical, Micro Beads Berry
Imaginarum; Chipboard

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Lovely Smile

Lovely Smile


I am still scrapping pics of my children when they were small.  This is such a sweet picture of my youngest as she prepares to play in the sand box.

Have you visited the challenge blog "More than Words"? This month challenge was to use a sketch (I just love a sketch to make short work of putting a layout together)  and the word smile, who doesn't have one!.  Super easy.
Smile and the sketch

The next challenge I entered worked with sunlight.  I started by adding gesso to portions of my background then adding a stencil that can pass as sunburst.  Next I added various shades of yellow and pink then stippled it all in white. 
I decided to take this picture under the window so you could see how the colors blend in hues of the sun from bright white to golden with hints of pink.

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, July 18, 2016

Happy Memories

Happy Memories

Summer time means my time creating is limited.  I have been traveling lately visiting my children.  Next month my youngest daughter is taking me to China!  Hopefully in the fall I will have more time to devote to my craft with lots of lovely pics from my travels.

Lindy's Stamp Gang was the inspiration for the colors in this layout plus the earthy down home feel to it.  Since I am traveling so much this summer I only had time to use the colors on hand..
I used


 Here are some close up showing how I blended these colors to create flow and movement.

 I love how rustic the windmill and sign look.

I found this wonderful moodboard challenge at Off the Rails Scrapbooking.


 Micro beads were added for more texture.

Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek.  Your lovely comments are always appreciated.