Sunday, July 21, 2013

The Stuff Dreams Are Made Of {Gauche Alchemy | UmWowStudio Swap}

Hello Friends!!! Welcome to the first day of our UmWowStudio and Gauche Alchemy swap!





Gauche Alchemy is a mixed media kit company that specialized in the most amazing themed kits of vintage ephemera and mixed media supplies. They also offer mixed media supplies sold separately, like washi tape, specialty papers, punchinella and more! Gauche Alchemy : Site | Store | Facebook

We've paired up this week to use their awesome kits in conjunction with our awesome chip and flair! Up first on our side this week is... MYSELF! :D I've got a 12x12 to share today:




Supplies:

UmWowStudio:



Gauche Alchemy:



Other:
Viva Las VegaStamps! Striped Border Arrow stamp and Row Of Stars stamp, May Arts Ribbons Box Pleat, Echo Park Paper chalkboard cardstock, Pink Paislee Alphas, Recollections alphas, Ranger Archival ink black, Tattered Angels glimmer mist, Studio Calico Mr. Huey, Dymo label maker, black and white gesso, adhesive, gel medium, glitter. 



The whole entire premise of this layout is based off this super kick ass tag/envelope that came in the Gauche Alchemy White Mixed Media Kit! The sequins and the sequin butterfly are its brothers in arms! I put some inside and then sewed it shut, making sure there were enough sequins to be seen in the window. Then the layout came to life in my head and I set to work on the background!


I used GA's punchinella as a mask with some white gesso, to get some big gorgeous circles. They ground the two main parts of my layout. On top of the gesso I layered some washi tape, ribbon, gel medium, cheesecloth, seed beads and sequins. The chipboard was altered with gesso, then layered with gel medium and doused in glitter. 


I tore the corner of the tag/envelope and let the "stuff dreams are made of" trickle down the page and surround my two sweets. I finished it off with a little dripping, a little doodling, and a little stamping. 
>>>While you're visiting us this week -- be sure to leave comments! 


We've got one $20 gift certificate for Gauche Alchemy to give away (and they've got one of ours!) -- and if you can't wait to see if you're the winner of either giveaway : use coupon code UmWowGA2013 for 10% off in EITHER shop!<<<

22 comments:

  1. Super project and I love the colors.

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  2. Love! Especially the tag spilling goodies down to the pic. Clean and filled without being filled

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  3. I love the tag filled with sequins!!

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  4. Oooh, LOVE!! I'm lovin' the whole chalkboard feel and well, everything else, too :-) xx

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  5. So completely awesome! You are brilliant :-)

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  6. I love the way you evoke both CAS and Grunge. Not an easy mix, but you make it work!

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  7. Sweet Mother of Pearl, this is awesome!!! Love the MM kit, too. I will definitely check out Gauche Alchemy.

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  8. This page design is just sooooo cool and I love that the white envelope tag thingy was the inspiration. I love it.

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  9. This layout is crazy awesome!!!

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  10. I love the way it appears that the tag's contents are being poured down on the rest of the page. What a cool concept! Good stuff

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  11. Love the tag pouring sequiny goodness all over the page!!!

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  12. Very pretty and
    interesting layout.
    Carla from Utah

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  13. Wow---you've hit this one out of the ball park, DeeDee!! WOW!

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  14. Love it all.. how do you adhere it? The falling product??

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  15. Darn smart phone isn't putting my comment thru.....anyhoo, this is a totally AWESOME page! I love the design, the message, the chalky look, heck all of it!!

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  16. Love your concept!!! The tag spilling out all the lovelies is brilliant and I love how they are defying the law of the conservation of mass at the bottom of the LO by piling up in an impossible amount from that little tag!!! Only in dreams. Perfect.
    <3 J

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  17. Always love to see your fabulous work, DeeDee! Love the layout and thanks for pointing me towards GA! :)

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  18. What an awesome page DeeDee. Love that tag and how the sequins are spilling out of it. Very clever. Great embellishments. BTW! Congrats on being one of the Ribbonista at MayArts. :) Also, thank you again for the chipboards!

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