Sunday, February 1, 2015

more Monthly Moments: January...

I have a quick layout to show you today made with the Monthly Moments: January products (Journal Card Collection and stamps). I thought it would be fun to try one larger photo that has meaning to me and add a few details over the top.

This photo was taken at my mom's house over the holiday, my first Christmas there in 14 years, and I wanted to journal about my happiness, why it was significant. Really wish I could have fit more journaling on the page now, but I can journal on the back, I suppose. Being there was surreal. Magical, almost! There's just something about being home and safe and secure with your parents. Even though I'm 43 years old, there's still that safe and loved feeling you get at home, you know? That familiarity still there after being gone for so many Christmases. My girls played in the snow with their aunt, uncle and cousins...squealing with laughter as they flew down the hill in their sleds, their faces lit up with rosy cheeks and big smiles. My dad pulled the kids around with the 4 wheeler, over the bumps they would hop up off the sled, giggling and screeching with delight! Made my heart so happy for them and for me, as well! It wasn't about the gifts or the holiday for me. Just time well spent with family and happy memories my girls won't forget.

The papers are from the Monthly Moments: January Journal Cards, and I punched large 2" circles from them, added some stamping and die cut a few Fancy Flakes to go with it. Nothing too fussy, just some quick embellishing and little bit of stamping.

More projects coming tomorrow with the next Gossomer Blue kit! Visit Ashley, Melissa and Heather for more Monthly Moments inspiration.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

resist stamping with watercolor...

You know me, I love my watercolors! I'm actually taking a watercolor class right now at Craftsy. Love learning more about this technique!

For today's blog post at Elle's Studio, I've done some stamping with the January stamps (hearts in background) with VersaMark ink, then heat embossed them with white embossing powder. I painted over the top with my watercolor paints starting at the top with a darker, more saturated color, then adding more water to get a lighter color as I painted down the card for an ombre effect!

You can always add more color if it's not dark enough at first! Watercolor paper is an easy medium to work with for blending color.

After dry, I added some Elle's Studio die cuts and wood veneer that I've painted red. Visit the Elle's Studio blog for a complete supply list for these two cards and see a super cute Valentine card by Lisa Dickinson and one by Waleska Neris!

It's been so nice here, almost 70 degrees, so we have been enjoying the sunny, warm break from winter here in Colorado! Hope all is well with you. Happy crafting!