Friday, August 29, 2014

Sweater Weather | DCWV

Hello! I right!?

I'm here this morning to let you know that I have some projects on the DCWV blog using the new fall-themed stacks: both 6x6 and 12x12 stacks called Sweater Weather!

This stack has lots of leaf themes, plaids, wood grain, photo-real sheets, and brassy foil accents.  Here are some previews of my projects!

I made a card:

A layout:

And a home decor piece:

Hop on over to the DCWV blog for full info and all the pictures!

What are your fall crafting plans or traditions?  Let me know in the comments!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Later queenies!

Sunday, August 24, 2014

My Mind's Eye Sketch Challenge - "Remember 18"

Hello there! 

Just dropping by the blog today to post my entry for the August MME sketch challenge!  I was inspired to pull out some paint and the My Mind's Eye "Cut and Paste: Flair" to complete this layout about my girl, Devon, turning 18.

Here's the sketch that the DT gave to work with:

Ronda Palazzari MME august 2014 Sketch

I started out with a piece of black cardstock and painted an anchoring rectangle with gesso.  Then mixed a few coordinating colors of paint with gesso and water to create the paint drips and drops that I scattered over the page.

I let the background dry and then built my layout on top.  I used a combination of die cut words, tags titles strips from the collection, and letter stickers to create the title.  Lastly, I added the arrows, button embellishments, and enamel dots in groups around the page.

Here are some close-ups!

I love the enamel shapes from this collection - they make adding little pops of color so easy!

Thanks for stopping by!  Let me know what you think in the comments!  Have you ever created a background paper like this?  I'd love to hear about it!