There's never a shortage of pink when it comes to the flowers that I use on my layouts. This coming from someone that's definitely not a pink person...I use them a lot on my projects. Whenever spring and summer roll around it's all about the flowers for me. That doesn't change once the cool weather comes I just use a few less flowers...hee hee
I wanted to share some projects this week that I created for the new issue of Jot magazine. This one was definitely pink and included a neat collage covered in tulle.
There are a lot of little tidbits here that I created seperately and then pulled all together from my stash. I find that I constantly make little collages just out of a need to create and then throw them in a box for later. One day I might make a little collage like the little one on the bottom of my layout and then another day I'll make some painted tags with flowers stapled to them. Then when I'm feeling inspired I pulled them all together and hope that it turns out ok!
Thanks for stopping by today! Check out the new issue of Jot, there's so many fun things in there!
I like to give them their own spectacular show, these little packages of pretty sparkly things. I have plenty laying around just waiting to be used in some way that will give them center stage. After I sketched this little card then painted the flowers a pretty light blue I thought why not go a step further and finish it off with a few sparkly goosebumps. Yes it's quite a whimsical touch I know but I couldn't help myself...I thought the pattern called for it! In an effort to use my love of illustration and scrapbooking I came up with something that included the two. Most times I step back and share one or the other...sometimes you might get them both...Hee hee!
I wanted to step away from the green or peach for a bit and play with a color I don't normally use. Isn't this such a pretty blue? In the works is also a cute little mini inspired by these colors and a dash of gold! Hopefully I'll finish it before the christmas bells start ringing!
August has come and gone and I must say it was a tough one for me but I'm still here even though the road has been bumpy! I got a little behind but wanted to share some things I made earlier in the month. A layout I made for the last challenge over at the Jot blog. It was very peach inspired and right up my alley. I got another chance to use some of those fabric thickers I adore so much. I find that I use less and less patterned paper but I loved this floral collection behind the butterfly cutout from Authentique...I'm hoarding a few pieces still in my stash! ha ha
Having a box full of scraps is the perfect excuse to make cards. Cards that are pretty and simple, cards that make you smile...I had been hoarding this little camera chipboard for awhile and finally thought why not use it to top off pretty layers of found things.
One last thing...Have you see the new Issue of Jot magazine...It's 160 pages of awesome inspiration and fun projects. There are some challenges to follow along with what's inside as well as tons of PL spreads from Jot girls as well as readers. You can see it Here...! You don't want to miss this one!
This week is just one of those weeks...my post have been kind of shotty lately and I'm so sorry for that. I will get back in some sort of groove soon...Hopefully!
I'm here today to share a lovely nature inspired layout. They are always fun to create and usually the easiest because I run short on family photos sometimes. Since I've been making collages on a constant basis now I always have a place to start with my projects. This layout began with the little collage titled " I found the end of the rainbow". Collages are such a fun and exploratory way to play with paper.
Are you ready for fall? I sure am. Even though we're still into the dog days of summer down here in florida I can't wait for october. I adore the scarf season and I'm quite tired of 99 degree days! So come on fall...It's gonna be nice to see you again!
I'm slowly getting back in the swing of things around here. Last week was a bit of a challenge for me because I lost a loved one. It was quite unexpected to say the least. Me and my sister were kind of blindsided by the course of events. But we are strong and trying to stay optimistic. One of the most debilitating things to learn as an adult is that we are all not meant to stay.
This is not a sad post but a happy one! I never got around to sharing some things last week. I have been all into my greens again and made up a few layouts with green as the main focus. My son and our little kitten on this photo makes me smile. I wanted to make something colorful but not girly. Green and a little yellow and biege is quite neutral for boys layouts. Even though there are flower petals here it's not too too frilly! Oh and I did a tad bit of stitching above the main layers. It was sort of fun to paint kind of freely on a page. Lately I've been making lots of collages and sewing on little recipe cards so I though why not try it on a layout!
I also made this little frame from some of my STAEDTLER microwave fimo. A stack full of fun things, over a glitter splattered page. It's simplicity I love along with bright happy colors. Soon I will have a wall full of these little inspiring things to look at.
I stayed away as long as I could and now I will be back to share all of my recent projects! It's been a little sad around here but crafting has always been my therapy. It makes me smile when I get to make things. I'm so thankful for that and some of the great opportunities coming my way. Stay tuned for the next issue of Jot Magazine, which will be coming very soon!
I wanted to share a little lilac and teal layout I did for the Jot Challenge this week. Yes I'm a little late in sharing, actually meant to post it yesterday. I loved the colors in this challenge. I'm already a huge lover of lavender and teal, which are so yummy together.
There will be another challenge next week. They are really fun and a good way to challenge yourself a little with your scrapbooking. I love seeing all the different kinds of projects. It can be a card, layout, Project Life journaling card or pages, tag, mini book..anything paper based.
I've been working on so many fun projects lately, one being a lot of little illustrated cards. It's one of those things where you think why haven't I done this before? I've always sketched and made little doodles here and there but never could achieve that balance between clean, modern and a bit quirkly. These are the closest to that aesthetic that I've ever gotten. Once I got started I couldn't just stop at one. I wanted to share a few with you today along with some other fun collage work.
I've always loved illustration and surface design but since I didn't go to school for that it has always been a mystery to me as to how to get more involved in that as a career. Lately I've found a few avenues, some great interviews and people to get to know so there seems to be some light on the subject for me. For now I will be researching and looking more into getting things printed and hopefully taking the first steps. They say what you do everyday is what you should be doing for a living. No better time then now to try!
I made a few little framed collages with some of my favorite papers. Their so simple and colorful and they keep me inspired. I hope to find space on my walls for them soon. I buy a lot of little frames at thrift stores and little shops and have more than I know what to do with so every now and then I make these framed layered collages out of little tags and strips of paper.
Everything about all this green makes me happy! I love it now, later and always...I'll be back soon with a few layouts that were meant to be posted today but didn't want to overload my post too much. hee hee!
These are the days when you have to use what you have, and more then ever simplicity is key. I'm still working with an old suite of photoshop (old as in CS2) but whatever I have I still enjoy working with it and figuring out my way around it. I don't have any actions yet but boy can photoshop surprise you sometimes.
I had a fun little photoshoot with my niece the other day. The pics where awesome! This is the best age to me to take pictures because they enjoy it and are really just playing and having fun. My son on the other hand tries to run and hide every time!
I just wanted to pop in and say hello! Hope everyone is having a great weekend! Now I'll be getting back to more scrappy things. (smile )
This was just a little moment that I thought I'd stop by and share today. It's rare that I just post a little sneak of something I'm working on. I usually show off the whole shabang with all kinds of little details. The bigger the better! hee hee...But today It's just a small part of a layout, my favorite part I think. I worked on this on a day that I was realizing just how much I love collage and the messiness of it all. The threads, the scraps and the words that may or may not mean anything. Actually the words mean a lot when I look back. The chaos means a lot. It's about a direction and the thought that you must try to prepare for something big. Most times we don't know what we are preparing for but we have to do something. Do one thing everyday to prepare and move yourself forward. That one thing everyday gets you so much closer than doing nothing at all. Do one thing to get you closer to what your heart wants. Those tiny steps can get you farther and closer to your destination then you imagined...
Hopefully I'll get around to sharing this layout at some point allthough it was just for my own inspiration and experimentation on collage. You have to look really closely to see the photo, it's there behind the frame!
Hi, I'm kim a paper artist and I am slightly addicted to scrapbooking! I love paper,art, photography, and home decor! I started this blog to share my projects, photos and just a little of what inspires me and touches my heart!