Sunday, March 23, 2014

Altered Art with Spicy Social Soup

Today I made a altered picture frame with Jillibean Soup paper collection Spicy Social Soup. The colors in this collection are right on trend for 2014 and are easy to find the same colors in your or your child's closet. And that will make scrapbooking a breeze. Now onto my altered art. I purchased a plain black picture frame from Wal-Mart.

I painted the sides of the black frame with Tim Holtz Distressed Paint Sky Blue.

For the front I used red tacky tape and covered the whole front side. You could use and heavy duty tape or wet glue. Then I cut a matching color cardstock from the Bazzill paper collection, and matted the front .

The Paper Forest carries the entire line of Bazzill Cardstock. You must stop by and see their wall of color. Do you remember the circle paper that I mention in my last post called 1 part app.

I have a can of spray glitter that I purchased from my last trip to the Scrapbook Expo. This is perfect for me because I am addicted to all things glittery (or distracted by) With this can you can make any paper a glittery piece of art. So you might understand that after this glittery step I forgot to take a picture of covering the matting.

I glued the circles randomly to the frame and added the sticker letters to spell out #junior.

Thank You for reading and have a crafty day.

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Spicy Social Soup Pop-N-Cuts Card

I am pleased to announce that I have been selected to be one of the designers for Paper Forest, a scrapbooking store in Washington IL. Each month I will be making one card, one altered art, and two 12x12 layouts.
 For the month of March I was given a paper pack from Jillibean Soup called Spicy Social Soup. This Paper depicts everything from social media. You can take a look at the paper here. This was a far cry from my normal lace and flowers that I like. But the more I worked with it the more I liked it. I especially Liked the paper 1 part app. This paper is full of one inch circles of different designs

Today I am going to share with you the card I made. It is a 5x5 square card and can be used as a birthday, engagement, or any other special occasion.

I cut green cardstock at 4x4 and used my circle punch to cut out the corners.

one inch stripes of paper cut at different lengths. Then I used the We Are Memory Keepers envelop punch board to crate a banner effect.

I used a mustered color cardstock for the base and Doolebug Design sprinkles on the corners. And some chipboard stickers to top off the banners. I like how there are spots to write your own date and likes

For the inside I used Sizzix Pop-N-Cuts Wavy Label Die and circle punch the corners.

One of the tricks to adding layers is acetate. I cut small strips and scored at 1/2 inch and then stapled it to the top of the pop-up. Then adhered die-cuts to the acetate, it will look like the arrows are floating in the air.

I added more sprinkles to the corners and a die-cut cell phone that you can add your own sentiment.

I hope you enjoyed this as much as I did making it. Stay tuned for my alerted art project. And If your in Washington please stop by Paper Forest and tell Mary, Kristi Sent you.
Thanks for reading and have a crafty day.