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C'est Magnifique Sketch with G45 Le Cirque paper

I love following C'est Magnifique.  Their sketches are always wonderful. Here's the August Sketch. I've been using some G45 Le Cirque paper.  I wanted to incorporate that with their sketch. Here's my result (sorry it's crooked!)

I love how you can fussy cut details from their paper to use.  Look at this fabulous conversation scene between the circus characters! 

Hope you all have a FABULOUS FRIDAY!!!!

Layout is for sale at my Etsy Shop -KC Inspired


Happy Birthday bag using fabric

I was totally inspired to create this gift bag from the August challenge at Berry71bleu We were supposed to use textiles. I started my background with gelatos.  I used the stipple brush and rubbed in gray and yellow. I stamped script with brown archival ink.  Did some random stamping with a small stamp-you can't really see it, but it added some random yellow places. I collaged some floral fabric on chipboard and then ran it thru my Big Shot. Cut out the flowers with Stamp In up die. To finish the centers I added some Wild Orchid Flower bling. The ferns were cut with my cricut.  I sponged a different green around the edges to bring some depth.
 I distressed the edges of the flowers and the tags.
 I finished it off with a couple of tags I layered.  I stamped both with some sentiments.


Thanks for stopping by.  Hope you are inspired to incorporate some fabric and texture in your next project.

Once Upon A Sketch-Beautiful & Original

I've been creating layouts for several days now! Once I get started-I can't stop! Here is a layout from Dominican Republic.  Our cruise May 2012.
This was my favorite stop.  Because you see-the little town was for artists to live in.  They are self sufficient there.  They live, eat, create & sell their craft there. I was so excited to even be in their presence!  They had a humble spirit about them.  I'm sure they are used to the "American's" gawking at them!  For my background, I applied gesso to most of the paper and then stamped Memento Espresso truffle with a script stamp over the whole page.

I used a piece of cheese cloth on one corner and under the bottom picture the cheese cloth is stiff with modeling paste (I used it on a canvas to get texture). Tried making my flowers from crocheted bit, taffeta, antique metal buttons. Kind of fits the theme I thought.

 I'm entering the layout at Once Upon A Sketch. Their August theme is journaling. So I did…

PaperArtsy Challenge

This week at PaperArtsy -France Papillon has a challenge going-Hearts  This is a 5x7 canvas. I laid some cheesecloth over top the canvas and smeared modeling paste over it.  Pull the cheese cloth off and allow to dry completely.  Then I layered pigment ink over top with a makeup sponge. I did some stamping with stazon black ink with a script stamp.
I printed my sentiment -sprayed with varnish so the ink wouldn't smear-cut it out and adhered to the canvas with gel medium.  Doodle around the edges to blend into your canvas.


Since it's on a flat canvas, it can be displayed on an easel or put in a frame. I love how it turned out.
Thanks for stopping by & please leave a comment telling me what you think! Have a blessed week.

Scrapbook Layout Weekend

I have spent the weekend scrapping!! I've discovered a new site: CSI: Color, Stories, Inspiration
I love the challenges here. 

 I sprayed some blue ink on my kraft mat and then spritzed some water on it, swished my paper thru it for the "water" on the bottom of my white 12x12 paper.
 This background started white. I stamped light green pigment ink with a background stamp over the entire surface. Came back with black stazon ink and a script stamp.  Was a little dark, so I swiped some gesso overtop the whole area with a palette knife.
 This background: sponged using a clock stencil.  Added some lime green tissue paper.

Fun technique using distress paint and scripture!

***FUN with distress paint and scripture***
I was so inspired by the way Antoinette at Inspired Stamps memorizes scripture. Here's her link:  Inspired Stamps-Memorize Scripture
I was also inspired by the new challenge at Faber-Castell with Mou.   "Using favorite words to live by" Here's the link: August Challenge at Faber-Castell
I already love doing encouraging cards and art.  I recently got some of  Tim Holtz distress paints. You can create a wide variety of looks with them. I started with some mixed media paper.  If you haven't used any-you need to try it. It absorbs the inks and other mediums you use without breaking down. Sorry this pic ended up upside down! LOL Hope it doesn't make you dizzy!!



 After the paper dried-I spritz it good with some Vanilla Shimmer smooch spritz.  Allow that to dry well.  Since I do several pieces of papers at a time-I usually dry overnight so I can't tell you exactly how long it takes.  If your like me, we have other proje…

Modeling paste & GIVEAWAY @ OWSE

Outlaw Women Scrapbook Emporium special of the week:  Modeling Paste.

Modeling paste adds lots of texture whenever you use it.

I've used it on my layout on the background paper to add dimension and interest.  I added some paint to the modeling paste & it does great!  Not only did I smear it over top of a stencil, but what was left on my palette knife, I rubbed across the corners to clean it off.  Cool huh?


I layered several colors of cardstock under my photos.  Did some stamping here and there. Love how the colors just make me happy!

We are having a GIVEAWAY this week!!  One lucky person can win a surprise package!!
It's easy to enter:
-Be a follower of our blog
-copy of badge on your blog
-leave a comment letting us know you've done both

best part:  for every 5 comments Robyn will add a prize to the package!
Spread the word!  You only have a week!!

Thanks for stopping by!
Have a super week!


Natual Beauty w/C'est Magnifique Sketch

C'est Magnifique  have the most beautiful sketches.  I turned the sketch so I could decorate from the left side. 
Here's the August sketch I followed:

The background started as a vanilla cardstock.  I stamped a big stamp in a colorbok gold color, the stenciled the brown flowers with vintage photo ink.
I layered some beautiful stickers to decorate.
I love it!

Unity girl canvas

I have loved Unity stamps for a long time.  Quality and size are a plus with them.  They have some awesome designers.  So much inspiration. I did my best to impress!!  This is an 8x10 canvas. I applied a thin coat of gesso. Applied some versa inks, some red and white acrylic paint. I used a baby wipe to tone down the red-I had way too much.  
I sponged Tim Holtz Vintage Photo ink over top of a paper doily in the center.

 For my Angie girl and the flowers, I colored them with prisma pencils.  Cut out an extra set of flowers and used dimensionals to stack them on top of the main image.  Did the same thing with the girl's shirt and skirt.  Really adds character to your piece.  I added some wild orchid flowers where the  paper flowers would have been.

Doing Mixed Media is my favorite technique.  Using Unity stamps to achieve a completed pierce makes it so worthwhile!

Thanks for stopping by and seeing my canvas.


Prize Alert @ C'est Magnifique

I love C'est Magnifique sketches.  I hope you'll go to their blog and see their wonderful sketches, kits and designer project.

Here's their link for the giveaway:  C'est Magnifique

Hi there.  We're so glad you stopped by our blog today, because we're giving all our readers a chance to win the Bits & Pieces from Leslie's August kit - and it's a great one this month.  Leslie was away at CHA in July and literally had NO time to scrap - so her Bits & Pieces collection is huge this month!



It's easy to enter our Bits & Pieces Giveaway  1.  You must be a follower of our blog.  If you do not already follow us, just click  on the "Join this site" button on the left sidebar and you'll be all set.   The winner of this challenge must be a follower of our blog.
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New Prima doll Riley featured @ OWSE

TGIF!!  Thank goodness it's Friday!
I have something exciting to share with you today!   


For the next week Outlaw Women Scrapbook Emporium is running a special on one of the new Prima dolls.  Her name is Riley.  Get an additional 10% off all week!! Get Yours Today!!

I've seen a lot of tags made with the dolls, but I wanted to show you a different way you can use the stamp.  I've altered a composition book.

The technique I used on the pink cardstock: I started off by stamping with a Kaiser script stamp using brown archival ink all over the whole piece.

Then I embossed white roses in the bottom left corner.  You can use any stamp set you want.

 I paper pieced her dress.  Even added a little "snow" for the lace at the bottom of her dress.
I did a scallop border using brown card stock going down the left side.  The title was diecut out of K and Company paper. Rubbed the sentiments onto white cardstock.

Here's a direct link to see the stamp for yourself:  RILEY Pri…