Jul 5, 2020

JULY 2020 CHALLENGE - Pinkfresh Studio

Hi there!

It is time for a new challenge for Pinkfresh Studio.  This month we are celebrating SUMMER with a fun color palette and the gorgeous Let's Stay Home collection. 

Though i am not a fan of red, i really love how  it  brought so much vibrancy to the page, so i decided to mix it with the other colors to soften it a bit, and the best way to do it is with watercolor.

I used Aquamarine, Sky Blue, Clementine, Candy apple and Bubble Gum Liquid Watercolor ( all Pinkfresh Studio) to construct the color background for the page.   

To bring more of the color palette to the page, i decided to use the  new Rubber Cling on: Popout Chevron background to heat embossed the chevrons to the side of the page.  This took a bit of help form a stamping platform, as i first stamped the PFS dye ink, then added embossing ink and crystal clear embossing powder on top .  IF you see up close the texture of the chevrons resembles water droplets - this was a result of the two inks mixing-.

I used papers and embellishments from the Let's Stay Home collection to back the two pictures of the kids at the pool.  I made sure to chose papers that followed the color order, i have on the background, so that i can easily add embellishments in a tone-on-tone fashion.  With so many embellishments it was so easy to create clusters at the photo corners.

To bring some of the pink of the palette, i trimmed the page about 1/2 in from the bottom, and added a strip of the pink Chevron in its place.  I used this area to add my title, trying to combine all the colors and embellishments of the day!

Just love how this turned out with the red and all!  Make sure to check the Pinkfresh Studio blog for more details on the challenge ( you could win prizes to the PFS shop), and all the materials i used in this page.


Jul 4, 2020

LOVE YOU - Scrapbook Nerd

Hi there!
We are in July already, and like much of the world, we are slowly starting to restart our new normal life here in Toronto, after almost 4  months in quarantine.  Well, that has meant that birthday celebrations have move to a more  virtual way. So, i pulled a few pictures from my little sister (23 rd ) birthday to create this layout for Scrapbook Nerd.

I started with a cut file from Handipaper ( my friend Inna has beautiful cut files in her shop), and used Pink Paislee's Bloom Street to back all the flower spaces.  Once i had it ready, i tied a tag from Heidi Swapp's  Honey and Spice collection at the bottom of the flowers ( this serves as a title).

For the base of the page, i cut a piece of paper from the Magical Forest paper pad ( Crate Paper) to serve as the base of the layout, and glued the cut file to it, then added one small butterfly sticker.  For the other half of the page, i baked the pictures with a paper from Bloom Street and once i glued it to the background, added my journal  below it.

I added a few more stickers to the page, and a second butterfly at the side of the pictures to complete the spread.  Just love how it turned out.

Remember to stop by Scrapbook Nerd to check all the materials i used in this page, there are new goodies always arriving at the shop!


Jul 1, 2020

Altenew Build-A-Flower: Primrose Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello there!
Welcome to the  Altenew Build-A-Flower: PRIMROSE Release Blog Hop + Giveaway.  You are arriving from Nicole Watt's blog - a list of all the participants is available at the bottom of this post for your convenience-

Today, Altenew is releasing a new amazing Build-A-Flower stamp set.  This month's BAF: PRIMROSE Stamp and Die set is a dream.  Not only does it create beautiful images, but it is easy to layer and can be easily customize to fit your paper crafting projects.  Let me show you how i used the stamp set on a scrapbook layout:

A rainbow of Primroses creates the soft swag of blooms on this page all about my daughter.  I just wanted to bring a rainbow on the page, so i customize my Primroses using inks from the Spring Bouquet, Summer Afternoon, Tea Party, Rose Petal, Green Meadows, Shades of Purple and Glacier Caves Mini Ink Cube sets and Obsidian Black ink.

I added a bit of white paint to the background of the craft embossed cardstock, and while it dried, i used papers from the Reflections Scrapbook collection to back the picture. 

I used foam adhesive to attach all the blooms forming the swag and following the rainbow color order.  I added a bit of white gel pen to the center of each of the flowers to accent the small details.  i added small enamel dots and epoxy butterflies in between the flower clusters.

To finish my page, i heat embossed the sentiment of the BAF:Primrose and cut it into paper strips.  I used a bit of foam adhesive to make it stand out.  All that was left to do was add a few lines of journal and extra embellishments.

I hope this inspires you to check a few more ideas of what you can create with the Build-a-Flower: Primrose set.   Remember you can always take advantage of the Subscription program to have the BAF stamps delivered at your doorstep each month

This is a monthly subscription plan for our Build-A-Flower set. When signed up, you are guaranteed a spot in our monthly BAF releases and will receive a set each month - at a specially discounted price! ($35.00 →$29.99)

Now onto the fun part of this blog hop... GIVEAWAY TIME!

To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $30 gift certificate to 5 lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog for a chance to win. 
We’ll also draw a winner to receive a $15 gift certificate from the comments left on each designer’s blog on the blog hop list below. All winners will be announced on THIS POST on 7/11/2020.

This is all for me today, it is time to visit Therese's Blog to see her amazing designs. You can always return to the Altenew Card Blog to start the hop. Here is a list of all the participants:

Thanks for stopping by!!