Sunday, February 16, 2014

Things happen.....

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February Once Upon a Sketch 

THINGS HAPPEN.........

So here I was sitting at my desk ahead of my creative schedule, super happy with my progress, listening to some awesome tunes when the layout for this month's February Once Upon a Sketch challenge was complete! 



Woohoo I scream 1 down 100 more projects to go!!!!
AND THEN!!!!!!!....my creative mind just couldn't put it to rest so I decide to grab my Lindy's bottle ( black of all colours) and decide it needs just one little detail to make this layout complete and then this happens.........


YES..and entire bottle of Toto's Tornado black on my finished layout....and the floor
After a good cry and a bit of encouragement from some of my crafty friends I decide to pull it out of the trash can and revive it.  What you can't see is that as I lifted the layout paint went everywhere and punctured a hole in the paper completely so there was some serious surgery to be done.....
I slapped on my gloves and gave this layout a bit of CPR


Is this my favorite layout?! NO!! but when life gives you lemons you make lemonade!!
A little Lindy's Glitter, stencils, gesso, Prima flowers and washi tape was all it needed to bring this page back to life ;).  What you can't see like a good surgeon I am is the incredible stitch work where the page ripped underneath all that gesso ;).

Here is a couple more close ups 



Now it's your turn to create a masterpiece.... as you can tell by this story I share is that it really doesn't matter how perfect your project is you can still put it out there for others to enjoy.  There really isn't such thing as perfection anyway so give yourself some freedom to make mistakes and enjoy the creative process.
We can't wait to see your incredible submissions!!

Limor Webber


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Monday, February 3, 2014

Prima February Build A Page Layout

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It is not often I get to participate in the Build A Page series by Prima Marketing due to my busy schedule but I couldn't resist this month as the sketch simply rocks!!
Check it out!


Here is my take on it


I loved the color combo the sketch had so I decided to use it.  Previously in the day I was creating a layout and spilled paint all over it by mistake and it created a cool paint dripping effect.  I decided to do a "controlled" version of the pain spill using my Lindy's Stamp Gang Flat Fabios

I'm particularly fond of the new Stamps designed by Jamie Dougherty for Prima so I decided to use it in a more un-traditional artsy way.

Here it is up close

Don't you just love Prima's new Stain stencil!! I think it's my new fave!


I hope you enjoyed this little sneak and be sure to head on over to the Prima Blog <--- for more inspiration by our very talented design team.


PRODUCTS USED:

980030 Bloom Girl Joy Stamp
572181 Stain 12x12 Stencil 
573638 Free Spirit 3x4 ATC Card
572679 Free Spirit Flair Button Stamp
971229 Instascrap Transparencies
891343 Chalk Edger Turquoise Stone

Other
Liquitex Super Fluid Acrylic Black
Faber Castell Design Memory Craft - Black Stamper's Big Brush Pen






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Saturday, February 1, 2014

Lindy's Stamp Gang February Color Challenge

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Can you believe it's already February!!! wow!!! 
With another month comes another Lindy's Stamp Gang Color Challenge
Check out this incredible swatch of colours! by far one of my fave so far!!!
If you don't know about the challenge head on over to the Lindy's Stamp Gang Blog <--- where you can get more details on how to enter.





You don't have to use every color in the swatch but I used all except the grey.

Here is the Mixed Media Canvas Heart I made using this month's colors


                  







Products Used:

Lindy's Stamp Gang Flat Fabios

Other Products

Prima Canvas Heart
Prima Clear Stamp #550943
Prima Clear Stamp #960810
Prima Ruby Violet Necklace Kit #940898
Prima Resin Frames #570019
Prima Wood Veneer Alpha Stickers #570651
The Crafter's Workshop Stencil Mini Cursive Alpha TCW271
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Black Soot
Glitz Teeny Alphas Black TA 3276



Thank you so much for stopping by!!













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