Reminiscing About San Francisco

Why oh why, am I so bad at regularly updating my blog? I’ll never find out the answer. You’d think it would be easy because I always liked writing/English in school. Anyhow, just wanted to share a layout I created a few weeks ago with you guys. I created my own “kit” from Amy Tangerine “Plus One” collection and a lot of other random bright, fun and summery papers and embellishments. I created this layout from that very kit and love the way it came out. It’s a picture of my boyfriend Bruno standing in front of a beautiful sunset in San Francisco. We took a trip there in 2006 and had so much fun. I decided to do a layout of this old photo as I had an extra copy of it lying around. I can’t remember what paper I used but believe it might be Maggie Holmes (the yellow diagonal striped paper). The paper is bordered by a random page from The Pier collection. I used my Tim Holtz paper distresser on basically every layer of this layout. To create the painted background, I took my brayer and started spreading out some Deep Turquoise paint. I then created lots of layers from my “kit” and used embellishments from Basic Grey’s High Line collection and Amy Tan’s Plus One. The title, “Here We Go” refers to the fact that we’re taking a trip back to California in October and can’t wait to see more of that beautiful state. Hope you guys like the layout. I’m loving it as it feels summery, bright and fun!

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Oddball Art Co Girly/Glam Challenge

Hey Guys! It’s that time again. The Oddball Art Co blog is having a challenge and the team is Glam/Girly. I created an art journal page for my project and had lots of fun messing around with creating my own resist for the first time ever. I used a white Gelly Roll pen and a Heidi Swapp stencil to create all the little white bubbles on the page. Once I sprayed down Dylusions in Bubblegum Pink and Lemon Zest, the white Gelly Roll resisted and left a cool pattern on the page! The flower pattern you see is created by an Inkadinkadoo stamp set with Archival black ink. After that I added some tissue paper (the grid design) for some interest on the page. I just adhered that down with Mod Podge. I did use a little bit of Picked Raspberry Distress paint and just smeared it in various places on the background for a grungier look that still remained a bit pretty! Finished the page up with a border that I drew with my Smash Book Smash pen and my black Pitt big brush pen. The white on the border was made with a Sharpie white oil marker. I added a glittery Prima butterfly for an extra bit of femme. The quote, “Dream Big” is just some Mambi chipboard stickers. Hope you guys like the page! I had tons of fun just experimenting with mixed media techniques.

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If you’re itching to show off your skills for the Girly/Glam challenge, visit the blog and upload your crafty creation using a digi that is girly/glam. The challenge will run for a month and the prize is 3 free digi stamps from the Oddball Art Co shop. I would love to see what you guys create!

Below I posted some more close-up shots of my project!

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Oddball Art Co Facebook Challenge for May

It’s that time again….for a Facebook Challenge for Oddball Art Co. This month I got to use this super cute digi which is one of my favorites from the shop, Big Eyed Girl Image No. 3. I love that she has a cute cluster of stars as a tattoo, just like me. 😉

For my project I created an art journal page. I used some Dylusions spray, lots of acrylic paint, stencils, and even some tissue paper to create different patterns and layers.

 

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There’s a lot going on in this art journal page and some of it kind of got lost in the layers as I worked but I like the overall look of the page. If you’re interested in playing along for our Facebook challenge for May, simply use an Oddball Art Co digi stamp from the Etsy shop and create with us! You have until the end of May to enter your project and the winner will get to choose 3 digi stamps from the shop! Check out the FB group and show us your creation.

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Thanks for stopping by and checking out my creation!