Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Fall Layout

Here’s something a little different from what you normally see me create.  I’m expanding my horizons (always a good thing to do) plus it’s my first project for Basically Bare!  I started with one of their cardboard album pages as my base, covering it with some Bella Blvd paper.


I did a little experimenting.  Since I wanted the chipboard house (BB Happy Houses) to have a brick look, I took a piece of acrylic and ran it through my Sizzix using the TH Checkerboard texture fade.  Next I used several layers of Cranberry alcohol ink to give it a brick color.  I cut it down to size and applied it with Glossy Accents.  It’s still slightly transparent and the Glossy Accents dries crystal clear.  I left the chipboard unpainted under the acrylic since it adds to the “brick effect” I was aiming for.


A Prima branch, some foam leaves from the Dollar Tree, acorns from my backyard, and a BB bird colored (how about SOAKED) with Dylusions and it’s done!


I hope you enjoyed!  Until later…………………

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Sunday, November 11, 2012

C is for Creepy / D is for Diner

Just a couple little ATCs I created for The Altered Paper’s Alphabet ATC Swap.  I have the “A” and “B” themes somewhere, just have to find the pictures (probably in my other camera).

I was in the Halloween mood for the “C” theme.


I had the Diner sticker in my stash and thought it would work great for the “D” theme.


Hmmmm, wonder what I will come up with for “E”?

Until later………………………………….

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Thursday, November 8, 2012

Basically Bare Design Team

I just wanted to take a moment to announce I am now a member of the Basically Bare Design Team!


In a moment of what I thought was sheer lunacy, I answered a Facebook call for design team applicants Basically Bare had put out in mid-October.  The next day, I heard from Angela, the owner, asking if I would like to try out for the team.  After picking my jaw up of the ground and tying a bandage around my head to keep it from repeatedly dropping, I emailed with a resounding YES, then promptly started panicking.  Smile

A few days later, a box of wonderful goodies arrived for me to use and off I went.  I had been out of town to visit family, so gouged time out from my weekday evenings and most of one Saturday pouring my heart into the project (drying time about drove me nuts!).  Here’s is a sneak peek:


I tried some new techniques, used a few new products that were lying around my studio, and plundered some paper I’d been saving for a special project.  This definitely qualified as special as I wanted this to really reflect who I am and what I can do.

While still stunned from such being offered such an awesome opportunity to try out, I again heard from Angela, this time with an offer of a place on the team.   Oh yeah, I was doing the Snoopy Dance!


Yes, this was definitely a dream; one that came true!

Until later……………………………

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