Friday, March 8, 2013

A 12x12 layout & heart frame starring My Mind's Eye Unforgettable

Hello again...I'm back with my final February Remember When design team projects! :)

This time around I have a 12x12 layout and a altered heart frame using My Mind's Eye Unforgettable collection.

As always I'm layering, painting, distressing, embossing, popping up sure to check out the video at the bottom of the post.

"Professional Me" 12x12 layout
As I looked through all the paper and embellishments I received with this paper line I realize that it would of been great if I had a family that had daily duties etc. to scrapbook which got me thinking...let's do a layout of the professional me! Thankfully since I joined Instagram I take pictures of all kinds of things including stuff at work. I dug through my Instagram album on Facebook and found several pictures that would work. I knew I wanted to use a headshot I had taken for work, as the main focus. I realized I had more photos than I though and wanted to use all the ones I pulled down from FB so I decided to do a collage of the pictures around the main picture.

I then chose the background paper and quickly decided that I wanted to use the honeycomb paper in one of the corners with some honeycombs popped up. Ok, for someone who isn't a big fan of washi tape, I've been using it a lot...hahaha...well since I was given washi tape I need to use it! Which is what I did down the left surrounding a strip of design paper.

Now to embellish the layout, my favorite part! I decide to fussy cut out the days of the week with the exception of Saturday and Sunday and run them down the left of the page with some journaling cards. I needed a title but what type of letters and how big?!?!? Well because I have to use what RW customers can buy in the store I always go to Thickers. As I grabbed all my Thickers I realize I didn't really have the color I wanted to use so I would have to paint, ink or stain some white ones. Which is what I did to the foam and canvas Thickers. Before I stained them I realized hey...what if I try to stamp them! So I did and I think they look awesome!

Something you can't see on the picture but can see on the video is the stamped honeycomb in the lower right. That is because I used clear embossing powder to get an accent in the lower right corner. I love this technique!

MME Collectable Unforgettable paper: Firsts Fresh Paper, You are Charm Paper, Story Journal Paper & Story Tale Paper
MME Collectable Unforgettable embellishments: Story Journal Card, Decorative tape, Firsts Decorative Stickers
Tim Holtz: Walnut Stain Distress Ink, Broken China Distress Stain, Stampers Anonymous Mixed Media Honeycomb Stamp
Misc: Ranger clear embossing powder; Thickers Dolce Fabric Letters and Rockabye Foam Letters

Techniques distress inked, distress stained, pop up, layering, embossing, fussy cutting, journaling

"You & I" KaiserCraft altered heart frame
Part of our design team duties is to create a "gift" item such as a card, tag, frames etc. I like to do mini albums, altered items or use the dies that create a bag or something out of the ordinary. So when I saw the new KaiserCraft craft wood items I knew I had to do one of them! I chose the heart frame, although all the other ones such as the fence with a butterfly are items I plan on buying to alter. The heart frame was so much fun to alter! I painted, stenciled, covered with paper and washi tape, stamped and layered it up.

I first painted it with some Tim Holtz Broken China and Walnut Stain Distress Paint. I then used the Prima cracked pavement stencil and added some Tim Holtz Rock Candy Distress Crackle Paint. Add some paper and embellishments from the line to create the below.

I decided to feature my godson (who is also my nephew) in the frame. It is something I wanted to keep for myself so who better to put in it than my godson, Hayden? The event we were at was a special one, it was a dinner at the Stinking Rose here in Los Angeles for his 18th birthday. He picked the place, that kid has some great taste buds! I can't believe he is 18!

Here is how I like to think of
Circa 1995, he's about 5 or 6 months old and I'm 19!
And now he towers over me...
He's 18 and I'm 37...sigh...I feel
And finally the final altered heart frame...

Tim Holtz: Distress Paint - Broken China, Walnut Stain, Rock Candy Crackle Paint; Distress Ink - Walnut Stain; Stampers Anonymous Mixed Media CMS 125
Prima Cracked Stencil
KaiserCraft craft wood heart frame
My Mind's Eye Unforgettable Paper: Today Moment Paper, today Remember Paper, You Are Chevron Paper, Today Happiness Cheerful Paper
My Mind's Eye Unforgettable Embellishments: Happiness Decorative Buttons, You Are Die Cut Chipboard, First Enamel Dots, You Are Tiny Word Stickers, Today Decorative Pins, Firsts Decorative Stickers, Happiness Decorative Brads, Decorative tape
Misc: Bakers Twine, Seam Binding

Techniques: paint, crackle paint, filing, distress ink, layering, pop up, fussy cutting, stamping, journaing

Before you the video with more on how I created these projects!

So there you have it two more projects, crafting has definitely kept me from jumping off a cliff the last three months with me not working and looking for a job! I am thankful each time I sit down to create that I found this hobby! Until next creative!