I live in Colorado with my husband and three children. I used to be a high school teacher, but I currently enjoy being a stay-at-home mom. I enjoy spending time with my family, reading, and crafts of all kinds! I've been scrapbooking for about six years, and I am hopelessly addicted! I love creating layouts and altered projects of all kinds. I love the shabby chic, elegant, and grungy styles. I love layers and distressing!
Here are a couple of my first projects I have made for this month:
If you follow the BFS blog, then you've seen this layout already because it's my take on the January Sketch Challenge. :) But, I thought I would share some closeups of how I treated the chipboard.
For this snowflake dangle, I painted it with gesso, then added some Distress Glitter.
I also painted this dangle with gesso, and once it was dried, I used some purple chalk ink on the bows and outlined the heart. I finished it off with Tattered Angels Glitter Glam.
For the "delightful" piece, I painted it with gesso, then I pressed the purple chalk ink onto it in a random fashion.
"Beautiful You" Card
I just adore this Shabby Layered Frame! I thought it would make a perfect fit for a card, so I made one with it. And, because I was going for a basic distressed look, I decided to cover the bottom layer of the frame with paper. I simply traced the frame on the paper I wanted to use, and cut it out and glued it to the chipboard, and then used a file to sand the paper to show the fine details of the outline.
For the top layer, I decided to simply "brush" it with black archival ink, careful to leave some of the raw chipboard showing.
Chipboard used: Shabby Layered Frame
"Blooming Beauty" Layout
There is A LOT of chipboard on this layout!
For these Graduated Circles, I used basically the same technique that I did for the card above, but I used brown archival ink.
On this Spring Branch, I started out with a heavy layer of gesso, then I randomly poured clear microbeads on it while the gesso was still wet. Once dry, I used Silks Acrylic Glaze paint in Guatemalan Green. It was a little brighter than I wanted, so I applied Distress Ink in Walnut Stain to make it match better with my color scheme of my layout.
For this frame from the Petite Boutique Frame set, I put on a heavy coat of Croco paint from Viva Decor. Once it dried, I dabbed on some Vintaj Patina paint, and finished it off with brushing it with Distress Ink in Walnut Stain.
And, for my title, I used the Blooming Beauty piece. I used the technique I used on the frame above for the "Blooming" part, then I covered the "Beauty" with black glitter.
Thank you for taking a look at my projects! And, thank you so much to Leslie and Valerie for having me as part of this team!