Cat Mini Album

I stared making a mini album of our newest addition to the family, our cat Moxxi a month or so ago and never got back to it …until a couple days ago. I decided that I wanted to make this album using mainly paper from the Dear Lizzy line, Lucky Charm. I just loved the collection and had recently watched a video on YT made just from the Lucky Charm collection and fell in love with it. I really like the paper even though its not a super new line…just love how the colors coordinate together. I got back into making this album and this time I worked through it pretty fast. I had a ton of fun making it and love how it came out. I stuck with mainly using Lucky Charm and a few sheets from an AC 6×6 paper pad that matched the Lucky Charm collection dead on! The embellishments are things from my stash, Lucky Charm embellishments …and generally just things that coordinated well.

The album itself is a Heidi Swapp album made from wood. The pages were all blank and white and so I decorated them up with sprays, stencils and stamping. Hope you guys like it. I’ll leave you with shots of the album!

 

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The cover was sprayed with the Heidi Swapp navy Color Shine spray. I just added some gold Thickers and this cute felt bow that I got in a pack from Michaels. I added a bit of seam binding to the binder rings …it was sprayed with a green and yellow spray.

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The inside back cover and outer back are just sprayed this mint green from the Heidi Swapp sprays.

Thanks for checking out my album. It was made with a lot of love! You can now officially call me a cat lady…and this comes from the girl that was always a dog person. 😉

Let Me Take a Selfie

Here’s a page that I worked on last month for Ashley Laura’s challenge on YT. She wanted you to work with a favorite technique of yours and of course I chose gelatos. I love any time I can add a different medium to layouts to give them an artsy-feel. For this layout I started by coloring different shades of blue around the page. I then added water so the page would have a watercolor-like effect. I used a Prima stamp set for the designs in black to create my own background. I then took 2 photos of myself  and decided to create a quadrant where I layered behind each piece. I really like how this monochromatic page came out. It’s probably one of my favorite recent 12×12 layouts. Hope you guys like it too!

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Oddball Art Co Facebook

Time for another Anything Goes Oddball Art Challenge. This one runs from June 1st until July 1st on the Facebook Group. All you have to do is use one of the awesome Oddball Art Co. digi images to create your project. We’d love for you to join us! Check out Lizzy Love’s Etsy shop to snag a digi.

 

For this challenge I created another art journal page with the digi. I used the zombie bunny image which I love. I don’t know why but when I saw him I kept thinking of the movie, “Donnie Darko” so I had to use a quote from the movie. I guess he just reminded me so much of Frank the Bunny. To create the page, I used Heidi Swapp Color Shine in Teal and Bronze. Used a few stencils and some awesome lime green acrylic paint. I added modeling paste and decided to alter some tissue paper. I made a wash with my acrylic paint and painted some black and white polka dot tissue paper and then cut it out in a star shape before adhering it down to the background. I used my Jelly Roll pen to write the quote on the center of the page and then outlined this in black. I really how all the colors I use look together.

Come join us on Facebook and play along! The winner of the challenge will get 3 awesome digital images from Lizzy Love’s shop to create with!

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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!

Oddball Art Co Easter/Spring Challenge!

Time for another Oddball Art Co challenge! This time the theme was Easter or Spring. If you’d like to join us head on over to the blog. You can create a project or use one that you’ve made for Easter or Spring and be entered to win 3 digi stamps from the Oddball Art Co Etsy shop. You have until May 14th to join in and play along! For my project I decided to create some bookmarks using this adorable little zombie bunny. He comes with the Zombie Girl digi but I just felt like he stole the show so I had to showcase him for this project.

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I created four different bookmarks and colored up the zombie bunny in different pastel shades for the Easter theme. The bookmarks were pretty simple to make since I had to keep them relatively flat to fit into a book. I cut 4 pieces of paper in approximately 2 inches by 4 inches and backed it to make it more sturdy. I then sprayed the bookmark with different Ranger Dylusions sprays. I decorated each bookmark differently with random washi tape, stamps, stickers, and used stencils and cut-outs. I really like the way they all came out. They’re fun and funky and definitely useful. I think making a set of bookmarks is a great way to make an inexpensive gift for friends. Hope you guys will join us for the challenge. If you decide to, let me know I’d love to check out what you create!

Below are some close-ups of the individual bookmarks :

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