Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Bee Bag with Jen Matott

Hey crafty friends!  I want to share a fun altered project with you!  I got this cute canvas bag for another project and knew I wanted to use lots of color and hexagons on it!   I love the possibilities of a blank canvas.

 I used UmWowStudio Hexagon Mask sideways to create areas of color using Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Gelatos® Colors Brights set.  I also outlines some of them with a Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft PITT® Artist Pen in Black.
 I used Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Texture Luxe™ in Gold to add texture and metallic shine to some UmWowStudio Hexagon Confetti Chipboard.  This stuff is shiny and so pretty on the chip!
Now the pièce de résistance for the bag is the stitched "bee".  I know the stencil is not a bee but I wanted to create one looking like a bee.  So, I traced some of the stencil with pen and left a few details of to create a more bee-like shape. 

A backstitch was used in yellow gold thread. I love how it looks on this bag! 

I hope you enjoyed my project using UmWowStudio chip and stencils!

UmWowStudio products:
Hexagon Confetti Chip

Hexagon Stencil

Cicada Mask

Other materials used:
Canvas Corp. Canvas bag
text stamp (unknown)
colored craft floss DMC
Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Mixed Media Stencil 101 Collection
Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Gelatos® Colors Brights set
Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Texture Luxe™ in Gold
Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Chalkboard Paint
Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Art GRIP® Color Pencil in white
Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Stamper’s Big Brush Pen in black
Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft PITT® Artist Pen in Black
Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Gelatos Tool Set


Monday, April 20, 2015

Our girl by Tusia Lech

Hello sweet fellow scrappers :)
I am here today with a layout - I love to make layouts with photos of my sweet little daughter. She loves elves and she is so very girlie! Much more than I was when I was her age. It is so cute!

I have used cute little chipboard hearts from Heart confetti chipboard set. I covered all pieces with white embossing powder.

I decided to use circle pattern as main shape on my layout, so I have chosen background paper with dots, I have used round die-cut elements and stickers. I have chosen two beautiful flairs from Life is so good flair set and Our princess flair.

I decided to use circle pattern also at the background paper. I applied red PanPastel through Circle confetti mask from UmWowStudio.

Thank you for visiting UmWowStudio blog today!

UmWowStudio supplies:
Life is so good flair
Our princess flair
Heart confetti chipboard
Circle confetti mask

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

"Leftovers" card

Hello :)

Today I would like to show you, how I created my card.
I used some small pieces of paper, they are leftovers from my other projects -
so sometimes I'm making "leftovers" cards :)
They are great for any occassion and don't need any special preparations.
My card is just an example how to compose few items into one nice card :)

We need:
 - cardstock base (kraft one);
- few pieces of paper - as we wish;
- some chipboards;
- some flairs;
- self-adhesive tape (two sides);
- 3 D foam squares

Step 1: I adjusted my color paper to the size of my kraft base.

Step 2: I adjusted another piece of paper to this one from background.
It's a bit smaller. It makes an interesting contrast.
I've bended edges of both papers. I've torn it in a few places.

Step 3: I've glued my chipboard into few pieces of paper
 with glue and 3D foam squares to give it some dimention.

Step 4: Now it's time to compose my card. I've added some white thread.

Step 5: I'm adding some 3D foam squares under a flair button.

Step 6: I've glued some chevron chipboards and a flair button.

Step 7. In the end I've added some accents with liquid pearls and few mosaic pieces.
Now it's time to fit my card into cardstock base.

UmWowStudio products used:

Have a lovely day :)


Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Esprit Campagne by Ladybird

Today, I am here to share a Spring/Summer layout.
I tend to be quite reluctant to use flowers for my boys layout, but each time I do it, I wonder why I don't do it more often! Flowers and delicate colours have also their place on little boy layouts.

 I am in love with this flair, it's so... beautiful!
 And the arrow confetti are perfect to add some dynamism to the layout!
 For this page, I used:
And: Crate Paper + October Afternoon papers, Pink Paislee, Basic Grey and MME products.

Monday, April 13, 2015

Thankful by Sindi Jeffers

I just stopped by today to share this layout I created with my UmWowStudio goodies!
I simply adore this photo of my daddy and all his siblings. I wanted to make this layout bright and fun, because they are happy-go-lucky kind of folks. I started with a painted yellow background. I used the diamond confetti mask to add some white gesso into the background and then added a bit more white gesso using the circle confetti mask. Then I added in some chevron shapes cut from some patterned paper by American Crafts.

I covered my layered squares in white gesso before painting them with blue india ink. I went back over them with more white gesso, using a technique like the one I mentioned in this post. I wrapped some twine around them to top them off.

I also used some white gesso and paint to cover the noted piece from the arrow title mash and added a bit of patterned paper behind it.

UmWowStudio products used: 
 Diamond Confetti Mask
Circle Confetti Mask

Layered Squares
Arrow Title Mash!

Thursday, April 9, 2015

'Happy Memory' by Geraldine Pasinati

Hello everyone,
It's my turn again - Geraldine' and I'm back with an Earthy~ Nature tone layout of my daughter Mackenna and featuring some gorgeous Umwowstudio chipboard. The photo is a few years old but one of my many favourites.
'Happy Memory'

 UmWowStudio products used:
Damask Mask

My Layout was also inspired by the April sketch....I flipped the sketch though as I love to focus on the left hand side of my pages.
Till next time..G!