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My Mind’s Eye Enamel Dots & Shapes

Rounding out our Design Team Picks week, we have the awesome Wendi Robinson showing us some of her creations today. Enamel dots and shapes are on the top of all of the top picks lists out there, I personally am kind of in love with them.

Check out what Wendi created with these My Mind’s Eye Enamel Dots & Shapes. There are so many possibilities with enamel dots & shapes, here are a few ideas.

Add them to a layout in the white space to add visual interest.  Also, how cute are those enamel quotation marks on this layout?

I love how Wendi used the dots to fill the holes in her punched border on this card. They fit so perfectly, they were meant to be!

A splash of color from these enamel shapes help focus your eyes on this card. I love the bright geotag and triangle pointing to the sentiment.

I am using enamel dots and shapes more and more in my projects, what is your favorite use for them?

 

Dyan Reaveley Dylusions Mists

Today we have a special Tuesday post from our design team member Sara Case Strickland.To continue our Design Team Picks week, Sara chose Dylusions Sprays from Dyan Reaveley. Check out how she uses them on her projects.

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It’s always fun when you get to play with some of your favourite products. And when you’re asked to play and then share your love for said product, it’s even better!

My love for Ranger Industries knows no bounds – if they sell it, I will buy. I say that without hesitation because I know what they make will always be top of the line in terms of quality and value. One of my favourite lines from them has to be Dylusions, by Signature Designer Dyan Reaveley.

Her Ink Sprays are, in my opinion, a must have tool. Not only do they spray mist, but they splat, paint, stamp, react with water, and are super bright and fun. What’s not to like? When paired with her amazing stencil designs, they really are the mist to own.

I had a blast simply playing in my Art Journal for this first project:

I misted through a stencil with white, and then flipped the stencil to stamp with the leftover ink:

I also used one of my favourite techniques, based on the water reactivity of these sprays, and did a bleach-out effect on the leaves:

After playing mixed media style, I went back to basics with a LO where I simplely misted through one of the new Dylusions stencils:

I love how the colours mix and blend! And because of the way the stencil is shaped, I got some fabulous overspray:

I went back to a bit more mixed media on the final layout and smeared white gesso over another new stencil. Once that dried I misted Ink Spray over my craft sheet, misted that with water to blend the colours and then pressed my paper into the ink puddles:

The best part about using the gesso is that you get the intense ink colours on the raw paper; muted, more pastel shades over the gesso; and then little bubbles and splats of ink from pressing the paper into the mist:

I love getting all that texture and dimension with no work – awesome!

All those different looks and I still haven’t come close to all the different things that Dylusions Ink Sprays can do. I guess that means it’s time to go play and experiment some more! Who wants to join me? Go grab some new colours and let’s see what you make with all those fun sprays!

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Thanks Sara, great pick! Come back tomorrow for the next installment of our Rose Mid Week Mojo!

My Mind’s Eye Collectable Mega Kits

Today we have our design team member Charissa Miller with us to show off the project she made with My Mind’s Eye Collectable Collection. These kits contain so many wonderful papers and embellishments, you could create dozens of projects. Take a look at what Charissa made.

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When I found out I’d get to work with My Mind’s Eye’s Collectable collection (wow that’s a mouthful), I was really excited. There are beautiful papers with stunning patterns and, of course, that thick gorgeous MME texture and feel. When looking at the collections, I debated a home décor project, but I found myself drawn to getting the patterns – lots of the patterns – down on a layout.

I decided to challenge myself a little bit, but also make it a quick and simple layout to put together. Since a couple of the sheets had the 3×4 cut apart patterns, I decided I would cut a bunch of my favorite patterns into 3×4 pieces and use them to build the layout along with the embellishments from the collection.

I centered the photo on the page and just started layering the pieces underneath. It came together really quickly and I like the organic, haphazard feel to it. It fits the cute, but crazy subjects of the photo.

chipboard

Once the paper was down, I started adding embellishments to bring it all together and complete the layout. MME always has gorgeous chipboard pieces and stickers in their collection. And I used them as base of my embellishments.

brads

I used a few of the decorative brads as elements on the page as well. I really love the added die cut pieces on some of the brads; they are quick and easy ways to add an extra touch to a page, without extra work.

word stickers

The final touch was the adorable word stickers that MME includes in the collections. I rarely build phrases or sentences with them, but instead use them to add little thoughts, concepts and decoration to the page.

This is a truly gorgeous collection and I really enjoyed working with it, and creating this page about my little girls. Even after this layout, I still have TONS of product left to let me create several more layouts and some other projects.

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How To-sday | Work your Triangles

Today we have another How To-sday from our design team member Wendi Robinson. With geometric designs popping up everywhere, Wendi shows us how we can uses triangles in our projects.

Hello and good morning…

Today I am going to share with you some fun ways to use your every day triangles. Triangles are a great shape to add some fun eye candy to your scrapbook projects.

First up: use your triangles to guide your eye.

As you layer your triangles you can guide it to a focal point, a photo, a title or even just down the length or your project.

I layered mine down my card and then stitched over them several times to add some texture.

Second: create a fun pop of shapes on your project with fussy cutting.

I first put the triangle paper on the card, then I fussy cut out several triangles and used my pop dots to raise a few of them up. You really get a better feel for the shape this way on your project.

Third: create your own embellishments

I decided to make a pinwheel for a focal point on the card.

I just cut out a few triangles, arranged them in the shape, and added some pop dots. I also finished it with a button and some twine.

So go ahead and get playful with your shapes .

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Thanks Wendi! Come back tomorrow for the next installment of our Rose Mid Week Mojo!

Farmhouse Paper 302 Collection

Today we have the awesome Sara Case Strickland with us to show off the project she made with Farmhouse Paper’s 302 Collection. Her enthusiasm about this collection is contagious, I am almost sorry I sent it along and didn’t keep it for myself.

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When the box of Farmhouse product showed up on my doorstep, I was thrilled and immediately had two ideas pop into my head. As I pulled everything out and started working with it, I was even more in love with it! Unfortunately, there simply aren’t enough hours in the day to make all the projects I want to make! Today I’ll share three with you, but keep an eye out – I’m sure there will be more!

The chipboard pieces in this collection are super fun and vintage, and I want to use them all! As soon as I saw the clocks, I knew I had to make a layout they would fit into.

Aren’t they perfect? A great embellishment without being too big or taking away from the pictures.

These little words are part of the chipboard as well, and worked great on a label I trimmed into a flag:

I love, love, love Farmhouse sticker packs – you get a ton and they’re always great images! To me, the labels and days of the weeks were just begging for a mini album.

Once I had all the labels attached and noticed how much the pages looked like a file folder, I had to bind the album at the bottom, letting the pages fan out on top. I kept it simple inside, adding a one photo a day from last year’s Week in the Life project with Ali Edwards.

It’s a great way to have a quick overview of the week and still make a tiny album that my daughter can take with her.

Finally, I loved the pop of yellow in the BTW paper pack but it’s not a colour I would normally use. Luckily for me, my best friend has a daughter who loves that colour! I had a large wooden initial purchased for her that I hadn’t gotten around to altering yet and decided that now was the perfect time.

I punched hearts from the yellow patterned paper in the FYI paper pack and added more chipboard at the bottom, keeping the whole thing pretty simple.

Now I just have to do a letter for her sister, my god-daughter, before it looks like I’m picking favourites!