Wednesday, September 24, 2014

BOY Play and Leaky Shed Studio

Hi, I have my page featured over at Leaky Shed Studio.  Please go on over and take a look.

So I ran across this picture of my nephew Kit when he was around 4.  My sisters and I were at our neighborhood park in S. California.  We took some photos of our children and I thought this picture of my nephew is so dang cute that I had to use it for a layout.

The first thing I did besides picking out my photo was to figure out the colors I wanted to use.  I chose brown to give the layout a "boy" look, I chose yellow to bring out the "duck" in my photo and I added gold to soften the dark brown.  Next I chose my Leaky Shed Studio chipboard pieces.
BOY spelled out using the Leaky Shed Studio Alphabet:
I painted the letters black with acrylic paint.  After it was dry I layered on Tim Holtz Rock Candy to distress and crackle the words.  I used extra Rock Candy and put a heat gun to it.  The Rock Candy is more subtle than the Ranger "crackle" paint which is white.  I then added a Leaky Shed Studio gear to the "O" for a little more pizzazz.  

For the Putman Bird I reversed the direction and painted a base coat of white acrylic.  Then I used a semi thick brush to "glob" the tip of my brush against the chipboard.  This method gave me a thicker layer and I think it made it look "softer" than a regular brush stroke.  So I painted the bird belly yellow to match the "duck" that my nephew was riding.  I then added a layer of gold that bled into the yellow and gave more of transition to the black top "feathers" of the bird.  After which, I added lots of Rock Candy and heat to crackle the paint

For the gears I first painted them metallic gold.  Then I slowly added Stampendous mica gold pieces.

 I hope you enjoyed my layout today, thank you for stopping by, happy scrapping
Leaky Shed Studio Products Used:
Fancy Cap Alpha
Putman Bird
Gear Set
Other Products Used:
Deco Art, Ranger Industries, Prima Marketing, I am Roses, Outlet Eyelets, Colorbox, Zutter, Buttons Galore, American Crafts, Stampendous Mica Paper Trunk

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Mandala Art Jar with Art Anthology

Hi, today my mandala is being featured over at Art Anthology!  Please go on over to their blog for more views and start to finish photos of my process.  Also while you are there check out the other Mandala's that were created by my design team peeps.

Every month at Art Anthology we have a theme challenge.  So of course this month was mandalas.  Well I've never drawn a mandala and also, I wanted to do some thing "out of the box" or jar in this case.

I specifically made a jar because I am currently redecorating my scrap room.  I now hold all my paint brushes in a coffee mug.  I wanted to create something pretty to put my paint brushes in so this seemed the perfect opportunity.
Hope you enjoyed my interpretation of the Mandala Challenge at Art Anthology and thank you for stopping by.

Art Anthology Product Used: 
Sorbet:  Viridian, Velvet: Aloha; Colorations: Peacock Feathers, Waimea Bay; Dimensional Crystal:  Java
Other Product Used: 
Helmar, FolkArt, Jewels, Wire, Mason Jar

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Animal Collection Kitty Cats with Leaky Shed Studio


My two page layout of my kitty cat "Scrappy-Doo" is being featured over at Leaky Shed Studio.  I enjoyed custom painting my cat chipboards to make them look like my cat.

I used Leaky Shed Studio:

Pawing Cat
Leaping Cat


Leaky Shed Product Used:
Cat Pawing
Cat Leaping
Other Product Used:
Buttons Galore, Bazzill, vellum, My Minds Eye, Doodlebug

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

ReVamping my Kitsnbitscraps Etsy Store ON SALE

Hi All

I have decided to renovate my craft room which led me to rethink my Etsy store Kitsnbitscraps.  I am putting the entire store on SALE!

Please go visit Kitsnbitscraps for scrapbook supplies.  I have changed my categories from supply based to on sale base.  So now the sections read anywhere from 25% to 75% discounts.

I have Page Kits, paper pads, lots of stamps, stickers, craft books and embellishments all ON SALE.

I also decided to open up a second Etsy store with just my handmade items such as albums, canvas art, cards etc.

Please take a look when you get a chance.

Kitsnbitscraps for scrapbooking supplies

KitsNbits Creations for handmade

Thank you for stopping by ... happy scrapping

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Sunshine Journal Pages with Art Anthology

Hello, I would like to share some happy journal pages I created for the Art Anthology blog today.

Please go on over to the Art Anthology Blog for more photos of my techniques and "how to". 

I have to say I love the Colorations spray from Art Anthology; the colors really are so vibrant.  I also love that the gesso spreads smooth and has great coverage.

Here is a example of what I am talking about. 

First I put down my stencil and spread the Art Anthology gesso over it because I wanted to obscure the pattern behind the heart stencil. 

Next I added the "Timeless" Colorations spray - be sure to mask your page before adding spray.

I loved the result.

Happy Scrapping ...

Art Anthology Product Used: 
Sorbet:  Viridian, Velvet: Samrock, Limeaid, Figi; Colorations: Waimea, Guacamole; Dimensional Crystal: Java; Gesso

Other Product Used:
My Mind's Eye, Heidi Swapp, Helmar, Faber Castel,
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