Friday, March 25, 2016

3D Wall Art

Hello friends! Today I am sharing a home decor project over at Paper House Productions using the gorgeous new Colorways Atlantis Collection.  

This collection of patterned papers happens to be one of my favorite colors and I thought I would create a 3D wall art to hang in my bedroom.

This home decor project really came together quickly.  I purchased a white sheet of foam board from the dollar store to adhere the patterned papers on.

For the patterned papers I used:

2 sheets - P-3073
1 sheet - P-3075
1 sheet - P-3076
2 sheets - P-3077
2 sheets - P-3078
2 sheets - P-3079
2 sheets - P-3080

Using a paper trimmer, I cut the 12X12 sheets of Colorways Atlantis patterned papers to a 6X12 inch size.  I then cut that size in half to 6X6 inch squares.

I took my bone folder and folded the 6X6 inch squares diagonally.

Next I added the 6X6 squares of patterned papers being sure to not add the same pattern next to each other.  As you can see from the photos above, I only adhered either the top or bottom of the diagonal line of each 6X6 square of paper.  I made sure that there was no white space showing from the foam board beneath the papers so to be sure, I added 6X6 squares to the backside of the papers that were sticking up.  I tried to keep a consistent pattern of a diamond shape as you can see from the photos.

I am really happy how it turned out and I have it hanging over my bed.

I hope you are inspired to try something new and create your own 3D wall art for your home.  Be sure to check out the Colorways Atlantis Collection as well as all the other collections at Paper House Productions in the store here.

Thanks for stopping by.

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Us Layout

Hello friends! Today I'm on the A Flair For Buttons blog sharing this layout that I created with the Bella Blvd. Color Chaos Collection.  


I love creating layouts with circles and adding flair buttons to give the layout a cohesive look.  For this layout, I created it with a circle paper punch, some stickers and of course some flair from A Flair For Buttons.

I added two heart flair buttons from the Just Hearts 1 Flair Set,  and the "Just Us" flair button from the Family Is Forever Flair Set.   One can not have too many heart flair buttons.

IMG_1876 copy

IMG_1877 copy

IMG_1875 copy


Il_570xN.571190305_5u96Thanks for stopping by.  Be sure and check out all the fantastic flair buttons in the A Flair For Buttons shop here.  Have a great day!

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

I Love Spring Layout!

Hello friends! It's time for another layout at Just Nick Digital Cut Files and since it is now officially Spring in my part of the world, I wanted to share my love for flowers and everything Spring.

I created this layout with a 12X12 inch piece of white card stock that I swiped with some Ranger Tattered Rose Distress Ink to create a striped background.  I then cut the Woven Background on another piece of 12 X12 inch piece of white card stock and added it on top of the striped card stock. I love the lattice look it gives the layout. It reminds me of a garden trellis. 

Next, I had some scraps of the new My Mind's Eye Hello Gorgeous Collection of patterned papers so I cut out the Fancy Floral, Good Vibes, and Round And Round Cut Files on my Silhouette Cameo.  I used dimensional squares to add dimension to the cut files and then added my flower photo and completed the layout with my title in mini alpha stickers and some pink enamel dots.

I really love how the Silhouette Cameo can cut such intricate designs such as the Fancy Floral cut file below.

I actually used four different cut files for this layout.

Thanks for stopping by. Be sure and check out all the cut files in the Just Nick Digital Cut 
Files shop.

Cut Files Used On This Layout:

Monday, March 21, 2016

Happy Birthday Layout

Hello friends! I am happy you are visiting today.  I wanted to share another layout that I created this month with the March Creative Kit at My Creative Scrapbook.  

I really thought this kit was lovely.  The kit has a lot of the Spring Fling Collection by Pebbles Inc. I love the florals and the adorable bumblebee patterned papers as well as the gold foiled embellishments and journaling cards.

Here is a little peek at what the March Creative Kit includes:

Every month My Creative Scrapbook has four new kits.  Here are all the kits for March:

Thanks for stopping by! Happy creating!

Friday, March 18, 2016

Creating Backgrounds With Distress Inks

Hello friends! Today I wanted to share some tutorials on how I created four different backgrounds for my layouts with distress inks. The layouts were created using the March Main Kit from My Creative Scrapbook.

For the first layout, I began with the Ranger Tattered Rose and Victorian Velvet Distress Ink Pads and used the left edge of each of the distress ink pads and pressed down and swiped in short swipes.

Here is the completed layout for this technique:

For the second layout, I created a horizontal striped background by simply using the Ranger Tattered Rose Distress Ink Pad swiping the ink pad flatly across the white cardstock as shown below.

Here is the layout that I created with the horizontal striped technique.

For the third technique, I began with six colors of distress inks.
Ranger Tattered Rose, Victorian Velvet, Tumbled Glass, Scattered Straw, Worn Lipstick and Peeled Paint

I began with the Peeled Paint Ink Pad and began at the top edge and dabbed the ink pad with the top edge of the ink pad across the 12X12 white cardstock, as shown, until it was randomly stamped across the entire page.

I added the second color, Scattered Straw using the same technique

Next I used the Worn Lipstick

Then the Tumbled Glass Ink Pad

Followed by the Tattered Rose Ink Pad

Finally I added the Tumbled Glass Ink Pad

Here is the completed layout:

The fourth technique with distress inks is a faux woodgrain background.  I love this technique.  I began with a scoring board and a 12X12 sheet of white cardstock and Ranger Tattered Rose Distress Ink.  If you do not have a scoring board, a ruler and a bone folder will also work.  Begin by placing the white cardstock in the scoring board and scoring lines every two inches or whatever width is desired.  I chose a width of two inches for my layout.  

I swiped along the scored lines from left to right placing the entire surface of the ink pad flatly along the surface.

My ink pad is not saturated with ink and is fairly dry, but I didn't want the color too saturated.  

Here is my layout with this technique.

I hope you have enjoyed these tutorials and remember that practice makes perfect.  It makes the kit stretch a little further too.  Have a creative day!

Monday, March 14, 2016

Paper House Productions Easter Blog Hop

Hello friends! Today is the Easter Blog Hop at Paper House Productions and I am really excited to participate in my first Paper House Productions blog hop with all the talented ladies on the team.

You should have arrived here from Christine's blog, but if not there are no worries, simply go to the beginning on the list below.

Lee-Anne Thornton (You Are Here)

For my project, I created an Easter Shadowbox.  I began with a white 8X10 inch shadow box that I purchased at my local craft store.  I centered and adhered the Happy Easter Sticker onto pink background paper that I traced and cut to fit the inside of the frame.

After the Happy Easter Sticker was adhered, I added some butterfly stickers and some stickers to the outside of the shadowbox frame in each corner as shown.

Finally I added some light green tulle strips that I hot glued with a glue gun and tied a bow.  This can be hung on a wall or displayed on an easel. This came together quickly and was easy peasey. 

Be sure and enter the giveaway. 

You could win a $25 Gift Certificate from Paper House Productions!

Good luck on the giveaway. Now it's time to hop over to the talented Lisa Moen.  I'm sure she has an amazing project to inspire you.  Happy hopping!

Paper House Productions Supplies Used: